No trail signing this weekend due to unsafe conditions. Rescheduling to next weekend, Saturday, Nov 20th.
The recent snow and wind left the roadways adjacent to the trail with too many icy areas to be safe with other road traffic. With additional snow forecast for tomorrow conditions will likely deteriorate throughout the day rather than improve.
If you were unable to help out this weekend, now you have another chance. 🙂
See you at Casey’s in Horace at 9am Saturday, Nov 20th.
Installing the trail system is the biggest effort the club takes on each season. With the farming activity wrapping up and the inevitable freeze coming, its that time of year to get trail signage installed.
Trail signing is scheduled to start this Saturday, Nov 13th. The plan is to meet at 9:00am at Casey’s in Horace. Once assembled we will determine how many crews we can send out and which areas each crew will cover. If you have a 4-wheeler please bring it along as they provide a real boost to efficiency. If you have safety clothing (fluorescent yellow or blaze orange) bring that along as well and wear it. We will have some available but want to make sure everyone is as visible as possible for safety.
Can’t commit to the whole day? That’s fine too. Any time you can provide would be great. Contact us via Facebook or email us at email@example.com to let us know your schedule and we can exchange contact info to ensure we can meet somewhere on the trail.
Additional signing days will be scheduled as needed after this initial push so if this Saturday doesn’t work out for you, stay tuned for additional opportunities to help out.
We are all volunteers and without volunteers, there is no trail. Please consider helping out, even if it is for a short period of time, every set of hands helps.
With our Annual Kickoff Party and the State Convention in the review mirror its already time for our next club meting. The meeting will be Wed, Nov 3rd at 7pm at the Horace Fire Hall.
We have two big tasks ahead of us leading up to the start of the trail season; completion of our new trail maps and trail signing. Trail signing is the single biggest effort we need to complete each season so expect to see a trail signing schedule coming out soon.
Come meet fellow snowmobilers and see what the club is all about. Hope to see you there.
The club will be holding our Annual Kickoff Party Friday, Oct 29th from 5:30-9pm at Big Erv’s in Horace. This event is a great way to support for your local snowmobile club who’s volunteers create and maintain the local snowmobile trail. Hope to see you there.
Our 2nd meeting of the new season will be held Wed, Oct 6th at 7pm at the Horace Fire Hall.
We have a busy preseason underway with preparations for our annual kickoff party fundraiser as well as our biannual rework of our trail maps. If you know of a business that would like to donate for our fundraiser or become a sponsor/advertise on our trail map please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or better yet stop in at our club meeting!!!
If you have never attended a meeting before, come see what they are all about. No commitment to join. Come meet some new people and ask questions or bring ideas and suggestions. If you have attended before, invite a riding buddy to join you.
Our last club meeting of the season will be held Wednesday, May 5th at 7pm at the Horace fire hall.
Sign pickup, groomer maintenance and elections are done so this last meeting’s agenda will include topics to wrap up the current season, install our new board members and do some preliminary planning for next season (including maps, events & swag).
Last weekend we had a couple crews out to begin the process of picking up trail signs. We are planning to finish the job this weekend. What is left is Wild Rice south to Christine, west to Walcott then back north to Horace.
If you can help, meet at Casey’s in Horace this Saturday at 9am. If you have a 4-wheeler bring it. If you have fluorescent/high-vis clothing, wear it.
We also have two trailer loads of signs from last weekend’s effort that will need to be transferred into the sign trailer as part of finishing the job.
Our next club meeting will be held Wednesday, April 7th at 7pm at the Horace Fire Hall.
The end of the season is upon us so primary discussion will be around trail sign removal, groomer maintenance/storage. These are big jobs that benefit from more volunteers so stay tuned for timing of these efforts and join in on the fun. Yes I said the fun, it really is more fun when more volunteers share the load.
We will also be holding club board elections at this meeting. Installing new board members in the spring allows the club to begin preparations for next season so this is activity is important for the future of the club. There is no better way to have an impact on advancing the sport of snowmobiling locally than to get involved in the leadership of your local snowmobile club. Take some time to think about how you could help the club by sharing your expertise as a board member.
Wow, its already March and time for our monthly club meeting. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Horace Fire Hall.
Topics will include a review of the State Ride event held in early February and ongoing club business leading into the end of the season.
Yes, I mentioned end of the season. We are now in the last month of the trail season and the less than ideal snow conditions we have had are quickly deteriorating. Hopefully we can find some opportunities for more riding before its all gone.
In true ND fashion, the Red River Sno-Riders and Rural Cass snowmobile clubs have decided to do the best we can with what we have. It is true, we won’t have the great snow conditions we all were hoping for but we will be working to groom what we can. All Sno-Riders trails will be groomed with the exception of the link between Walcott and Kindred. Rural class will be grooming from Davenport north through Mapleton and on to Harwood. Here is another/final update on the event details.
Stop in at any of 4 registration locations between 9am-4pm to get registered.
Harwood Grill & Saloon
Wild Rice Bar & Grill
Brewzers – Walcott
Hagge’s – Mapleton
$20 per snowmobile (5 tickets)
+ $5 for 2-up snowmobile rider (5 tickets)
$20 per person if driving (5 tickets)
$1 per additional ticket after registration
Drop your tickets in buckets at any of these 10 locations by 4pm for chances at prizes – drawings will be conducted Sunday and winners notified by phone
Davenport Supper Club (open at 11am)
Big Erv’s – Horace (open at 10am)
Knickerbocker – Hickson (open at 11am)
Christine Liquors – (open at 10am)
Brandon’s Fort Saloon – Abercrombie (open at 11am)
Kindred Spirits Bar – (open at noon)
Brewzers – Walcott (open at 9am)
Wild Rice Bar (open at 9am)
Harwood Grill and Saloon (open at 9am)
Hagge’s – Mapleton (open at 9am)
And that’s not all. There is also a vintage show and swap meet associated with this event.
Hagges – Mapleton
Registration starts at 9am.
12 classes Trophies at noon
Vintage Ride after Trophy presentation
Hagges parking lot
Starts at 9am.
Free swap spots!
The clubs have not been able to hold the normal fundraisers due to Covid and we are doing our best with this event to allow people to stay safe by having multiple registration sites and a delayed prize drawing. It is a bit unconventional but we believe it will still allow for a fun event. We hope you can find time to join us in support of those that support snowmobiling.