Thank You for a GREAT 2013 Snowmobile Season!
Just in case you missed our change of date for our end of the year membership and board meeting, it's June 8th . We didn't want to conflict with father's day weekend. The meeting will be held after a cook out at the Episcopal undercroft at 5 pm. The board members hope you are all well, and enjoying the change of weather. Hope to see most of you on June 8th.
Absolutely no riding on plowed roads in the Rangeley area!
We had one serious accident last season – a sled rounded on a corner and hit a truck on a plowed road. The rider had parked his truck and unloaded next to a sign that read “no snowmobiling”. This land is owned by paper companies and land management companies. Most of our trail system is on their property and they will shut us down completely if this doesn’t stop. Logging trucks and other vehicles have every right to be on these roads any time. You are not only jeopardizing your life by riding on these roads, you are jeopardizing the entire Rangeley trail system. Wardens have been asked to patrol these areas heavily.
We understand that some people have been removing the “no snowmobiling” signs so they can claim they didn’t know they weren’t supposed to ride there. Maine state law states “no snowmobiling on plowed roads” – it is illegal whether there is a sign posted or not.
Snodeo: Members and Visitor Survey
Local businesses and the RLSC have been discussing the pros and cons of moving Snodeo from late January to late February (the final weekend of Maine's February School Vacation). The reasons are primarily to get better weather and to try get back on the snowmobile manufacturer's eastern demo ride schedule. We are interested in your comments. If the change was to occur, it would be at least two years away. Thank you. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and not through the web site.
Support Our Sport:
Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in Maine. It contributes to the economy of the state as residents and non-residents take to the trails that span the state. Studies show that the sport of snowmobiling continues to grow each and every year. Also, snowmobiling accounts for many full-time jobs in the state.
Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club, PO Box 950, Rangeley, ME 04970