Silver Bay taking another run at ATV recordSilver Bay and the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota will try again June 23 to make history. ATV riders will attempt to break a Guinness World Record under the category of “World’s Longest ATV Parade.”
By: News services, Lake County News Chronicle
Silver Bay and the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota will try again June 23 to make history. ATV riders will attempt to break a Guinness World Record under the category of “World’s Longest ATV Parade.”
A similar event in 2009 set the record at 1,632, but it was eclipsed a year later by a group in Utah with 1,870.
This year, organizers are pushing for 2,000 riders.
“Support for the Parade has been outstanding,” organizer Les Schermerhorn said. “But we need all the help we can get to retake the record.”
The registration and the staging area for the parade will be in the field in front of the AmericInn hotel on Highway 61. 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 state safety requirements. Side-by-side ATVs and three-wheelers are welcome to come, but are not going to be counted by Guinness World Records toward the record-breaking attempt.
The parade route has been changed from the one used in 2009 to alleviate congestion with hopes of keeping riders moving at all times.
Sponsors of the parade will be hosting booths on-site for participants to see new products and there will be a festive gathering for all comers, including a dinner after the parade at Re-Union Hall.
There is also a contest for the most creative decorations on an ATV.
Those coming to Silver Bay Saturday are encouraged to bring a canned food item of something you would eat for the Silver Bay food bank.
More information is at www. atvam.org, www.atvparade. org. or call (800) 442-8826.