Top 10 ATV stories of 2016

From ATVing in Arizona to getting airborne with XRider Al McBeth, here is a countdown of the most popular stories on RidersWest

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Before we close the book on 2016, let’s take a look back at the most popular ATV stories on RidersWest website (based on pageviews): 

1. Westlock, Alberta, is an up-and-coming ATV destination

The Spiker family saw the need for more ATV trails near Westlock, Alberta, so built an ATV park on their own property.

2. Canadian Winter Escapees Spend the Winter ATVing in the Deserts of Arizona

Wanting to miss out on shovelling snow brought the Stewarts to Arizona with its ATVing playground in the desert.

— Bob Stewart photo

3. The Great American Escape on Four Wheels

Dianne and Steve Colibaba, 60, spend their winters ATVing in the southern U.S. and their summers in B.C.

— photo courtesy Steve Colibaba

4. Five Places to Ride ATVs and UTVs Near Cranbrook, B.C.

Here are five must-experience rides to try around the outdoor-oriented city of Cranbrook.

— Doug Williamson photo

5. Getting Airborne with Al McBeth

From the desert to ice to air, Al McBeth of Abbotsford, B.C., is taking Canada’s UTV scene to a whole new level.

— Mason Mashon photo

6. A Bad Hair Day

It was every mother’s nightmare. What was supposed to be a day of friends, fun and ATVing near Kingsgate, B.C., turned into a rescue mission.

— Photo courtesy the Banman family

7. Going Off-Road With the Lower Mainland ATV Club

The Lower Mainland ATV Club built and maintains an outstanding network of off-road trails in the West Harrison Lake area.

— Kim Schumacher photo

8. Testing the 2016 Alterra 700 XT

We took Arctic Cat’s new full-size Alterra ATV for a test ride on the trails near Cranbrook, B.C.

— Kirsten Armleder photo

9. Variety is the Spice of ATV Life

In the world of powersports nothing is more versatile than the ATV. All-terrain vehicles are not simply for fair weather recreation anymore, with many riders utilizing their quads and side-by-sides year-round.

— Photo courtesy Anne Kotula

10. Southern Alberta’s Summer Playground

Whether it’s ATVing, fishing or a bit of both, the Crowsnest Pass is a hotspot for backcountry enthusiasts.

— photo courtesy Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad

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