October 2016

Pineridge Snowmobile Club Inc.

Newsletter for 2016 – 2017 Snowmobile Season

 

 

 

 

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 extend a special thank you to all landowners for allowing our trails to cross your land, without you this sport would not be possible. I ask that all snowmobilers respect the land they ride on and stay between the stakes. Last year was a challenge for snowmobile clubs with the introduction of Bill 100. Through the efforts of our OFSC and other organizations, some of the wording in this bill was clarified, to ensure the property rights of all landowners. If any landowner still has any concerns about Bill 100, or any other snowmobile trail issue, please feel free to contact any Pineridge club director.

Our club and trails wouldn’t exist if not for our volunteers and our groomer operators. Thank you to the Pineridge Snowmobile Club volunteers, for all your time spent supporting the club. 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.

This year the OFSC is selling permits online only. The best deal for the third year in a row, is the early order until midnight, November 1, 2016. Go to www.ofsc.on.ca to buy your permit. The early discount price before November 1st is $180 + $7.50 admin. charge. 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 – Don Kerslake family
Volunteer of the year – Todd Lewis
Rookie of the year – Mike Kenny

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 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

Buying early is the best way to save!

Please support Pineridge Snowmobile Club.

$180.00 – ONLINE ONLY before November 1, 2016 (midnight)
$210.00 – Online Only before December 1, 2016
$260.00 – Online Only, after December 1, 2016
$35.00 – Per Day, 2 Day minimum – Online, local printing only
$10.00 – Replacement permit

Classic Permits

$140.00 – Online Only, before December 1, 2016
$170.00 – Online Only after December 1, 2016

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 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: 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 pineridgesnowmobileclub.com