ATVAM attempt at Guinness World Record Parade is on, despite area flooding
On June 23, 2012, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) will be attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the world's longest ATV parade. In June 2009 ATVAM broke the world record for the longest ATV parade with 1,632 ATVs. In the fall of 2010, however, Utah broke the record with 1,870 ATVs.ATVAM encourages all ATV enthusiasts to meet in Silver Bay for a weekend of fun riding and other ATV-related activities. Last time 50-plus Cook County riders joined the fun. Organizers are aiming to have more than 2,000 ATVs participate in the parade.
Although a route that was to be open to ATVs from Two Harbors to Silver Bay has been closed because of road damage, the parade route will bee as planned -- a longer route than in years past.
Parade organizer Les Schermerhorn said of this year’s attempt, “Support for the parade has been outstanding, but we need all the help we can get to retake the record for the Minnesota ATV community.”
For more information visit www.atvparade.org or call ATVAM at (800) 442-8826.
Parade organizers will also be holding a contest for the most creatively decorated ATV. After the parade concludes Zup’s Foods will be hosting a buffet at the Silver Bay Union Hall.
Registration and the staging area for the parade is in the field in front of AmericInn Motel. There will be signs showing participants where to go. There will be ample parking on the streets and surrounding areas. The parade route will be a designated ATV trail for the day, so children can ride in the parade as long they meet all Minnesota safety requirements.
Side-by-side ATVs and three-wheelers are welcome, but are not going to be counted by Guinness World Records toward the record breaking attempt. Sponsors of the ATV parade will be hosting booths on-site for participants to see new products. Also, riders are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Silver Bay food bank; items will be collected at the parade site.
More information can be found at www.atvam.org, www.atvparade.org. or by calling 1-800-442-8826