In December 1988, board member Roger Harmon discovered an area at Pomona Lake, another Corps of Engineers project, designated for motorcycle riding, but it had never opened. Roger and many others put in many years of hard work with the Corps to open up a different area currently known as the Kansas All-Terrain Vehicle Association. The first attempt was to make the KATVA a "public" ride area with KATVA providing the labor and materials but the Corps said no due to liability issues . After many letters to the Corps and elected officials plus considerable negotiations, the Corps then proposed that the KATVA provide insurance and lease the property. In June, 1990 the KATVA signed a five year lease on fifty-seven acres for a private club riding area. This was the first in Kansas. 25 years later we’re still leasing the property, with over 100 acres of trails and improving it yearly.
KATVA has always made riding safety the number one priority of the club. You are required to wear a helmet. We strongly suggest gloves, goggles, long sleeves and pants as well as over the ankle boots. Double riding is not allowed unless your machine is designed for two or more people.
We have a shelter house that may be used by all members and a large fire pit with benches for those cool nights. We have a loading dock for unloading your machines as well. There are 19 campsites with electric hookups hard surface areas for tow vehicle parking. There is a playground as well as a children’s ride area close in proximity to the campgrounds. No ATV’s or Motorcycles over 200cc allowed in the children’s ride area. The campgrounds are well treed that makes for some great shade. We now have water on the premises. We do have an outhouse. All new electrical in 2013. There is an extra camping facility (KOA) with showers, dump-station and propane approximately 1 mile south of the ride area.
Another priority of the KATVA is Family Fun with Safety Number One. We are a family orientated club. We usually plan a campout at the club for every holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend, Forth of July weekend, Labor Day weekend, and we also have a Halloween campout. These are very fun weekends not to mention the other weekends we camp at the club. We also plan large club rides together. We have been to Chadwick, Little Sahara, Deep Water, St. Joe State Park, Glamis, Moab, Hatfield McCoy, Mulberry Mountain and Colorado. If you join the KATVA you are guaranteed to meet some great people that enjoy the same sport as you. So come join the fun!!