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Couple Plans Ten Month ATV Adventure across North America

Marc Joinville and France Labonté, an average couple from Québec Canada have enjoyed ATVing for the past 15 years and are about to embark on an exciting adventure that will see them travel by quad from Canada to Mexico.

While vacationing in Utah in 2000, the couple rented ATVs and took a guided ride through the canyons and forest surrounding the Bryce Canyon. Part of the ride included a section of The Great Western Trail that would one day become a cross-USA multi-use trail.

Although roughly 50% of the trail was completed at the time, the idea of riding cross-country stayed fresh in their minds until 2003 when they began taking measures to have a full year off work to complete this journey together.

In July 2007 the couple plans to unload in Roosville B.C. and start their journey through the Rockies of Montana, the canyons of Utah and the deserts of Arizona to reach the beaches of Baja California, Mexico.

All along the way they’ll camp trail-side as their path will lead them on trails only accessible to ATVs.

Marc and France have constructed a customized trailer featuring independent suspension and a rooftop tent for trail-side comfort and protection. The trailer also features the same size tires as their ATV so they don’t need to carry another type of spare – smart thinking.

Modifications have also been made to the ATVs to make them street legal in some of the States they’ll be traveling through, thus allowing access to back roads for trail connections.

Considerable attention has also been paid by the couple to learn rules and regulations of ATVs in all the States they’ll pass through (5 in the US and 2 in Mexico).

As you can imagine, expenses will mount as this trip goes on, so they’re asking for your help in providing monetary and material support. All interested parties are invited to contact the couple at .

Visit their website at and stay tuned to this website as they provide regular updates throughout this adventure!

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