The OFTR was established in 1992 by four avid off road riders that had the foresight to recognize the need for a common voice among riders. This was a totally volunteer organization that became the voice of off-road riders in the province. The OFTR remained a volunteer organization until 2004. At that time government and industry funding allowed OFTR to hire its first employee. With a full time employee the organization gained tremendous credibility with government bodies and was able to establish land use agreements throughout the province. The OFTR Trail Ride Series was established and the OFTR continues to ensure off-road riders have access to some of the best riding areas in the world.