There will be no in-person April club meeting due to social distancing recommendations. No, unfortunately this is not an April Fools thing.
Currently we are conducting club business via normal forms of indirect communication. This has been sufficient thus far, but we will consider virtual meeting options if needed.
Today (April 1st) is the official end of the trail season so our focus now turns to end of season groomer maintenance and trail sign removal. Both are large efforts that we must accomplish in a timely manner that keeps our volunteers safe and adheres to social distancing requirements.
For trail sign pickup this likely boils down to having several very small groups of people (preferably from the same household) working independently. So as things dry up in the coming weeks please feel free to start picking up trail signs. Just let us know what areas you cleared…and take some pics that we can share (firstname.lastname@example.org or FaceBook). When you are out, please be aware of road traffic and be as visible as possible…flashers on and bright clothing at a minimum.
Stay safe everybody.
Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm at Big Erv’s in Horace.
We’re headed toward the end of the trail season so discussion will include some end of season preparation.
Discussion topics will include:
– Ongoing trail and groomer maintenance
– Equipment storage location search
– Planning for board elections
All are welcome and as always, there will be time after the meeting to talk snowmobiling.
Hope to see you there.
Our next club meeting will be held on Wednesday Feb. 5th at 7pm at Big Ervs in Horace.
Agenda items will include:
- Ongoing trail and groomer maintenance topics.
- Notes from State Ride.
- Supporting Rural Cass SnoJam event.
Relatively light agenda so we should be able to get the business out of the way and have time to chat about our favorite winter pastime. Hope to see you there.
North Dakota Parks and Rec is offering a Youth Snowmobile Safety course this Saturday, January 11th in Fargo.
North Dakota law requires youth ages 10 and older, who do not have a valid driver’s license or permit, to take a safety certification class. In addition, those 10 and 11 also need to be directly supervised by a parent or guardian while on public lands, including the state trail system.
Saturday, January 11th 1:00-4:00 pm
Robert D Johnson Recreation Center
1104 2nd Ave S.
Register by emailing email@example.com
Additional information available at: https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/…/r…/snowmobile/snowmobile-safety
Trail signing is scheduled to start on Saturday, Nov 16th. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your schedule and we can exchange contact info to ensure we can meet somewhere on the trail.
Installing the trail system is the biggest effort we take on each season. 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.
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm at Big Erv’s Bar & Grill in Horace.
Kickoff Party recap
Trail prepState Convention
Come join us and help get this season rolling.
Thank you to all that came out to our Kickoff party in support of our local snowmobile trail system last Friday evening. We had a great turnout and a lot of items to raffle and give away. For those that were able to join us we hope you enjoyed your time and went home with some nice stuff. For those that could not be there, we hope to see you at the event next year.
Once again this year we had several businesses donate items for this event. Their generosity and support is critical to the club’s ability to maintain the trail system. Be sure to visit and thank these businesses for supporting you local trail system.
|Big Erv’s Bar & Grill
||Knickerbocker Liquor Locker
||Miesen Flooring LLC
|Brandon’s Fort Saloon
|Cork & Clever
||Quality Meats & Seafood
||Red River Regional Marksmanship Center
||Scheels All Sports
|Davenport Supper Club
|Diamondback Fabrication LLC
|Kindred Spirits Bar & Grill
Thank you to Big Erv’s for hosting us. And thank you to the club members who volunteered their time preparing for and pulling off this event. It doesn’t happen without our volunteers.