Eastern Kentuckians Look To Set Longest ATV Parade Record

The ATV's started lining up in Crockettsville early Sunday morning.

Even though they did not break a world record for longest ATV parade, event organizers were pleased with the turnout.

The trail was about 28 miles long, and people came from all over Kentucky and even as far away as Canada to see the beauty of the region.

“We have a lot of people here with us, and they're loving it. They say nowhere in the United States would they be treated the way they've been treated here,” says Janet Smith, Chairman of Hazard-Perry County Tourism.

“You get to get out and see the woods and nature. Most people my age couldn't walk up in them mountains,” says Ronald Walker of Lawrenceburg.

Several officials and celebrities participated in the trail ride, including former Moto-cross star Ricky Carmichael and of course, Halfway to Hazard.

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  • by Ashley Location: Hyden on Sep 24, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    I went to the show on saterday and Half way to Hazard is the best band that has came to the Black Gold, they really new how to put on a show and I danced my legs off
  • by Hollywood Location: Lexington on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:40 AM
    I witnessed the best developed event for Eastern Kentucky ever and H2H knows how to put on a show!!! everyone is treated like family and there is a ton of fun in them there hills!!! I would highly recommend putting this on your "to do" list for next year!!! THX for the best time ever Chad & David!! See ya next year.
  • by mary Location: floyd county on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    we were there..rode the trail, stayed til it was over...got back home at 2 am........had a super great time...lookin forward to next year
  • by jennifer Location: Hazard on Sep 22, 2008 at 08:13 AM
    I wonder how many of these folks were drawing disability(far to much disable to work but can ride an ATV all day on our dime--something's wrong here).
  • by Pegow Location: Hindman on Sep 22, 2008 at 07:50 AM
    This was a great event!!! I was there and would not have missed it for the world! I was very glad to see the girls from Canada!!! Can't wait til next year!
  • by 4wheelingforlife Location: Turkey Foot Ky on Sep 22, 2008 at 06:35 AM
    Bet the anti Atv people needed oxygen and a blood pressure check on this one all us Atvs riders out having fun.Ride on be safe see you on the trails
  • by FormerHarlan countain Location: London on Sep 22, 2008 at 03:41 AM
    Har;an County (as far as i know) still holds the Largest ATV Parade... Currently, the Harlan County Ridge Runners in Evarts, Kentucky hold the record for the longest ATV Parade. The Ridge Runners set the record of 1,138 ATVs in a parade in the summer of 2006, surpassing the old record of 687 set in Hurley, Wisconsin.
  • by Megan Location: Nebraska on Sep 21, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    Wish I could have been there! I am glad that so many turned out for this great event! Way to go Halfway to Hazard!
  • by JANE Location: TEXAS on Sep 21, 2008 at 07:17 PM
  • by larry Location: ky on Sep 21, 2008 at 05:20 PM
    how did they not break it.......1000's of atvs in just a few countys of this parade an not break it


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