Jericho’s visitors flocked to see the Rave X freestyle show with ATV and motorcycle trick jumpers. Photo by Tyler Photography.
WRECK THE DRESS?
Those looking to be entertained
watched the competitions, laughed
at Wreck the Dress, where riders in
wedding dresses race through the
mud pit, or the most popular spectator
event of the weekend, the ATV and
motorcycle freestyle show. The fun
doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.
One of the unique facets of Jericho
is that the streets of Berlin are open
to ATVs and UTVs all weekend, and
there are legal routes from the festival
grounds into town. On Friday every-
one rode into town for a huge main-
street block party. Stores and restau-
rants were open, there was live music
and a torch-lit ATV parade. There
is almost always nonstop music, but
on Saturday night the action moved
to the Notre Dame Arena for a fam-
ily-friendly evening of music with
bands Shine and Duke playing a
little bit of country and a little bit of
rock ’n’ roll.
A New Hampshire registration is
required for local and out-of-state
riders. Information about New
Hampshire’s ATV laws and regula-
tions and how to register your ATV
can be found at www.nhstateparks
ces/laws/ atving.aspx. The same site
will help you plan a riding trip to
the area. Riders are already booking
rooms and campsites for 2015. The
dates are Friday, July 31st through
Sunday, August 2nd. For informa-
tion, look up the event website at
www.jerichoatvfestival.com, or the
Androscoggin Valley Chamber of
Commerce at (603) 752-6060 or e-mail
The New Hampshire Off-Highway Association is a very strong
group. Its ATV simulator was a great tool for teaching kids to
ride ATVs safely.
These NHATV volunteers help make the event happen.
NHATV president Buddy Dionne is in front, and the second
row is Carol Gauthier, Diane Dionne and Magan King. The
third row is Andy Engwer, Bob Gauthier, Wes Roderiques and
John Higgins. Chuck Mathews, John Martell and John King
are in the back row.