Please people be careful out there, Groomers have the right of way and run day or night.
Beginning to sound like a broken record but here goes, still very cold and lake effect snow falling, groomers are running nightly and trails are in great shape, Get out and ride March is right around the corner so we are running out of time. We are having a Bean Pot and group ride at the clubhouse on March 08 starting at 12 noon an going till 5pm, come join us for some of our famous soup or a grilled hot dog, see the groomers up close and meet the gang that keeps the trails in fantastic shape, hope to see you all there.
Weather is starting to warm up a little bit, it was close to 40 degrees here today. Paved roads thawed pretty good but there is plenty of snow on the trails, I groomed for 8 hrs last night and only saw about 20 sleds that whole time, trails are in great shape, but we all know its March and the end of our season is drawing near so get out an ride, enjoy it, wont be long and sledding will be nothing more than a memory. Groomers are still running nightly and will as long as conditions allow. A reminder, we are having a Bean Pot and group ride Sat. March 08, starting at noon, hope to see you all there. Ride safe.
Did you know...
that it cost $5.13 to groom one mile of trail during the 2012-2013 season? If you divide that $5.13 into the $45 trail permit cost, you will see that after you have ridden 8.77 miles the $45 spent on the permit has been used up.
We need you
If your reading this and ride our trails, we need your help,we are in need of members. We are one of Michigans oldest clubs, forming in 1969, over the years membership has gone up and down, right now we have less than thirty members on the rolls and probably only twelve actually do all the work. Even if you can`t help all the time with brushing in the fall or grooming thru the winter, some help, when ever available would be more than welcome. If you can`t help physically your membership dues helps us do the things the DNR doesn`t help with. Again, if you like smooth trails, we need you, the trails don`t groom themselves.
The new trail into Petoskey IS OPEN! It goes from our clubhouse trailhead (on the corner of Cedar Valley Rd. and Evergreen Trail) to the Odawa Casino just south of Petoskey. The trail has a few road crossings, including having to cross US-131 at Lears Rd. PLEASE use extreme caution when crossing any road. STAY ON THE TRAIL and obey traffic signals. Safety first.