October 2014

Pineridge Snowmobile Club Inc.

Newsletter for 2014 – 2015 Snowmobile Season

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Greetings Snowmobilers.

On behalf of the Pineridge Snowmobile Club, I would like to welcome all our members, new and old, to another year of great snowmobiling. I would also like to send out a special thank you to all landowners, without you this sport would not be possible. Additionally, I ask that all snowmobilers respect the land they ride on and stay between the stakes.

A huge thank you goes out to the groomer drivers and the Pineridge Snowmobile Club volunteers, for all your time spent supporting the club. Without you snowmobiling would not be affordable. The club is always looking for more volunteers, so if you are interested or know someone that may be, please contact myself or a director.
Once again this year the OFSC offers the on-line purchase early order of trail permits until midnight, November 1, 2014. Go to www.ofsc.on.ca to buy your permit. Great news everyone, the permit price is the same as last year. The early discount price before November 1st is $180 + $7.50 admin charge. After November 1st there is still a discount price of $210 until December 1st and then the permit is at the regular price of $260. Make sure to click the club of choice, as the Pineridge Snowmobile Club, so that the funds get distributed back to your club.

Remember if you’re going to ride, get a trail permit. And make sure your riding friends have a permit as well. The revenue from those permits is the only way we’re going to be able to keep great trails to ride on.

Don’t forget to check us out on our website at pineridgesnowmobileclub.com and on Facebook. Our web site will feature a weekly blog on trail conditions and upcoming events.
Safe riding and see you on the trail.

Regards,
Chuck Ford
President,
Pineridge Snowmobile Club Inc.

Volunteers of the Year

We would like to say congratulations to the following volunteer winners:

Family of the year – Scott Simpson family
Volunteer of the Year – David Vandenbussche
Trail Patrol Volunteer of the Year – Calvin Rodd

Driver Training

Driver Training is open to anyone aged 12 and over (on the date of the course) and will be held at Country Corners in Exeter (Arctic Cat dealer). Please contact Gerry or Scott at Country Corners at 519-235-3456 to get dates and register. Limited space is available.

Trail Maps

District 5 trail maps are available from club executive members and also at the Snowmobile Dealers. There is also a link to the interactive trail guide on our website.

Trail Permits

Remember to buy early! Indications are for another great year of snow this year!

Please support Pineridge Snowmobile Club.
$180.00 – ON LINE ONLY before November 1, 2014 (midnight)
$210.00 – On Line or locally, before December 1, 2014
$260.00 – On Line or locally, after December 1, 2014
$140.00 – 7 consecutive day permit – ON Line, local printing only
$75.00 – 3 consecutive day permit – ON Line, local printing only
$10.00 – Replacement permit

Permits are available at any snowmobile dealer or from any executive or director. Replacement permits are available from Rick Vandenbussche @ 519-229-6283. If permits are lost or stolen it must be reported to the local Police force or O.P.P., an incident report will be generated along with an incident number from the Police or O.P.P. This information must be obtained before a replacement permit can be reissued. Permits that have been damaged or are being replaced due to the purchase of a different sled must have the permit holder’s yellow and green coloured copy (customer receipt) forms from the OFSC to receive a replacement permit.

Classic Permits

$140.00 – On line or locally, before December 1, 2014
$170.00 – On line or locally, after December 1, 2014
The snowmobile must be a 1999 or older model to qualify.

Trails

Please remember that our trails cross over farmland. Until all crops are off and farm work is completed, trails cannot be staked or signed. The marked trail is the only land that the club has permission to travel on, so please stay on the trail or permission can be revoked that could mean rerouting a trail or losing the trail permanently. Trail signs are a very important part of our trail system. The club asks that people refrain from taking them. If you find signs or see any signs missing, please contact any executive or director.

Web Sites

Please check the OFSC Web Site at: www.ofsc.on.ca for trail conditions. You can also contact one of the Club Executive or Directors for club information.

Pineridge trail conditions will also be posted on our web site at: www.pineridgesnowmobileclub.com

Our Town and Village By-laws

Our trail system goes through or near a number of towns and it would be very disappointing for us not to be able to enter town limits to get fuel, food or simply get to and from home. Please remember in order to retain this right we must not travel on people’s lawns or private property, parks or sidewalks. The club would like to ask all members to help see that these requests are obeyed. The shoulder of the street is the permitted route we must take to the trail system for food, gas or lodging. Please keep the speed limits and noise at a respectable level in towns and respect resident’s property.

Sponsors

Special thanks to our web site sponsors. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Scott Simpson or see our link on our website at www.pineridgesnowmobileclub.com