Yes folks, you read it right. We have been forced to cancel the radar run again this year. We cannot seem to catch a break from mother nature for this event. The warm weather a couple weeks ago ate up the base we had and the minimal snow and above freezing temps in the forecast means we will not be able to build a safe track.
The MN leg of the Bikini Radar Run for Breast Cancer in Crookston will still be happening so please keep supporting their efforts.
Club Meeting Tues, Feb 7th
Join us for a club meeting at 7pm at the Wild Rice Bar & Grill. With cancellation of the radar run the planned agenda is pretty slim but should allow for discussion of some future planning topics from our todo list.
The season is not over yet
…at least we hope not. When we get back to winter conditions we’ll be doing our best to get the trails back in shape.
The Rural Cass snowmobile club will be hosting SnowJam 2017 on Feb 25th. Hopefully you can attend and support this fun event. Click here for more info.
Our Radar Run event is only a couple weeks away. Check out the flyer for information and pass it along to your friends and plan to join us for some fun.
The ND Bikini Riders for Breast Cancer will be joining us again. For more info or to participate in the bikini run fundraiser, contact Jolene at (218) 280-7277 or via Facebook: ND/MN Bikini Radar Run for Breast Cancer.
Another crazy winter warm up – How does this affect the Radar Run???
We lost a lot of our snow in the recent heat wave and have shut down grooming operations until we get new snow. It’ll take a fair amount to get us back into conditions where we can resume. There is still plenty of time for a recovery so keep doing the snow dance and praying for ‘seasonal’ weather.
We need to build our track for the Radar Run over a period of time in order to create a safe surface that will hold up to the abuse of multiple snowmobile runs. This means we need to make a go/no-go decision by Feb 1st. Stayed tuned for updates in early Feb.
It has been a while since the last update. Between normal club activities, trail groomer maintenance, trail grooming and getting some much deserved seat time on the sled it has been a busy few weeks.
The trails have been seeing a lot of traffic so hopefully you are among those who have had an opportunity to get out and enjoy them. Thanks to Brian and John for their commitment to completing the first couple grooming passes. The first passes are always the toughest and the dry nature of the snow we’ve received so far didn’t make it any easier. Still we’ve got a good base down that hopefully will survive the current heat wave.
With the temps staying above freezing through the weekend we will not be grooming this week. Hopefully seasonal temps will prevail next week so we can get our new groomer operator recruits some seat time.
General Meeting – 7:00pm Tues. Jan 24th @ Brewzers in Walcott
Come join us for general discussion about the club and snowmobiling. We plan to hold a couple general meetings at various trail stops this winter to provide folks and easy opportunity to check out their local snowmobile club and how they might get involved. Hope to see you there.
Save the date – Radar Run and Bikini Radar Run for Breast Cancer – Saturday Feb. 11th
This year’s Radar Run is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11th from 10am-2pm with bikini runs at 11am. Stay tuned for additional details.
For more info or to participate in the bikini run, contact Jolene at (218) 280-7277 or via Facebook: ND/MN Bikini Radar Run for Breast Cancer.
Happy New Year!
We’d like to extend wishes for a Happy New Year to our club members and friends in the extended snowmobiling community.
Although we don’t have a lot of snow locally yet we are hopeful the season will continue to crank up so we can get our trails opened up. Trail systems in other parts of the state that have seen heavy snow are starting to open up so get out there and take advantage of the opportunity to snowmobile in other parts of our state. Visit SnowmobileND.org for information on state trails and check trail conditions.
Club Meeting – Tues, Jan 3rd, 7pm @ Rice Bar & Grill
- Kickoff party recap
- Radar Run planning
Kickoff Party 2016 is in the books
Thank you to all that came out to the annual kickoff party last weekend. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and went home with some nice stuff.
Be sure to visit and thank these businesses for donating items for our event. Their generosity and support is critical to the club’s ability to maintain the trail system.
|All Season Motorsports – West Fargo
||Granite City – Fargo
|Arctic Cat – Thief River Falls, MN
||Kindred Spirits Bar & Grill – Kindred
|Bergseth Bros. – Fargo
||Knickerbocker Liquor Locker – Hickson
|Bernie’s Liquors – Fargo
||Moorhead Marine – Moorhead
|Beverage Wholesalers – Fargo
||Outlet Recreation – Fargo
|Big Erv’s – Horace
||Quality Meats & Seafood – Fargo
|Bikeman Performance – St. Croix Falls, WI
||Red River Regional Marksmanship Center – West Fargo
|Brewzer’s – Walcott
||Republic National Liquor – Fargo
|CSN Welding – Horace
||U Motors – Fargo
|D&S Beverages – Fargo
||Ultimate Transportation – Fargo
|Dakota Cat – West Fargo
||Visto’s Trailer – West Fargo
|Davenport Supper Club – Davenport
||Wheels Inc. – Fargo
|Food Services of America – Fargo
||Wild Rice Bar & Grill – Wild Rice
A big thanks goes out to those club members that worked to make the event reality. Brian & Troy Mullenberg, Kevin Sandness, Steve Altendorf, Regan Miller, Gus & John Ries. It takes a good crew to pull off any event and you guys did a great job.
New Trail Maps
Our new trail maps for the 2016-2018 seasons have been printed and we have started the process of delivering them to our map sponsors. Although there were no trail changes, there are several new sponsors. There are also changes to improve usability and provide additional information. Look for the updated map on our web site in the near future.
Kickoff Party this Saturday, Dec. 10th. Free stocking caps for the kids and plenty of prizes for all. Join us and support your local snowmobile club.
We will be meeting at 7pm at the Wild Rice Bar & Grill. Check out the agenda below and join us.
- Trail Map progress
- Membership cards
- State Convention update
- Kickoff Party final planning
- Trail Grooming plans
Kickoff Party is coming Saturday, December 10th
Make sure you have your calendar marked for this annual event. This event is our primary fundraiser and membership drive for the year and is always a great time. It’s the perfect opportunity to support your local snowmobiling club while winning cool prizes and meeting other snowmobilers. Pretty simple huh? From snowmobiling gear to beer signs to meat, there is sure to be prizes you would like to take home. Plan to join us.
Snow is coming. Are you ready?
With two big snow events to the east and west of us already this year, it seems inevitable we will be next. With the marginal to no snowfall of the past few winters, interest in snowmobiling as been waning. Still I and the other hardcore snowmobilers I know are confident this is the year we return to at least a normal snow pack and we will be able to keep the trails open and hold our Radar Run in February.
When we do finally get that decent snow year will you be ready? As a club we work hard to be ready to go when the conditions allow. This year is no different, we are ready! Take time now to prepare so you will be ready when the conditions favor this sport we all love. I know it’s been a tough couple years, but don’t give up, get ready.