Did you know that the $50 Rider Advantage Confidence Bonus is only available until September 30th? Even bigger than that, your permit purchase funds 30,000 kilometers of trail, 300 groomers, 18,000 landowners and 6,000 volunteers....all for only $190*?
If you already have your permit, thank you! Permits will start shipping in October. We're ready for a great season, are you?
Get your permit today at: https://permits.ofsc.on.ca
With early snow on the ground in some parts of Ontario, winter’s on the way and so is the 2019 snowmobiling season. But it’s not time to start sledding yet, so for safety’s sake and to avoid trespass on farmlands and other private property, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) cautions snowmobilers to keep their sleds parked and stay off OFSC trails because they are not yet available to ride.
Even going for a short snowmobile ride can be very dangerous at this time of year with existing conditions. The ground, waterways and swamps are not frozen yet, nor is there enough snow base to protect yourself or your sled from terrain irregularities or other obstacles. Grooming operations have not started yet, so no OFSC trails are available to ride and all access to trails on private property remain closed. Snowmobilers are also reminded to stay off public roads and avoid trespassing on farmers’ fields.
For updates on trail status across Ontario, the OFSC recommends that snowmobilers visit the Interactive Trail Guide at www.ofsc.on.ca
Dean Livingston from Ottawa Ontario is our winner for the “ I Prefer Winter” Snowmobiling Package. Ticket # 05484 was the lucky ticket. License # M742517
Dean wins two 2017 Yamaha snowmobiles and a Triton enclosed trailer. Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket to support groomed snowmobile trails and safety programs
Another successful windup to the Snow Road Snowmobile Club breakfast season with three fundraisers for local charities. Each year the club dedicates three end-of-season breakfasts to support charities in both Lanark and Frontenac. This year, breakfast proceeds and donations collected has provided another boost to these charities. $1,547.50 was raised on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society; and the Canadian Cancer Society benefited with $1,324 for the Wheels of Hope campaign, and $1,356.00 for Melanoma.
The executive and members of the Club want to thank everyone who has supported their fundraising breakfasts and other activities throughout the season, as well as the dedicated volunteers who make them happen.
The Club is already preparing for their annual Canada Day breakfast/bake and yard sale on Saturday, June 24th and are happily accepted donations for the yard sale or the bake sale. Contact Ruth Wark at 613-278-0477 or Alice Gilchrist at 613-278-1020 for information.
Are you a recreational snowmobiler and interested in sharing what that means? The University of Guelph is looking for individuals to participate in a snowmobile survey. The survey will involve roughly 35 questions about the different aspects of snowmobiling and some personal questions. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
My name is Tania Pereira, I am a Masters student in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph and the information I am collecting will be used in my thesis. The goal of the survey is to determine the average experience of a snowmobile rider.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and are interested in participating, please click on the link below. We encourage everyone participating to be as honest as possible in their answers. Your answers will be confidential and we will not be looking at individual results, but all of the surveys answered as a whole. Your honesty will ensure that the data collected actually represents snowmobiling and riders.
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please feel free to contact the principal investigator: Jamie Burr or the student investigator: Tania Pereira by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org respectively. Ethics has been approved by the University of Guelph through the Research Ethics Board -REB# 16OC012.
The study is being funded by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO). The funder's role will be to give the research team access to snowmobile clubs, organizations and associations. The CCSO will also give us access to special snowmobile events to recruit potential participants in this study. The CCSO will also be providing us with well-maintained snowmobiles, access to snowmobile trails/ tracks for testing and establishing connections with the snow patrol emergency responders/ trail guides. The data collected during the course of this study will belong solely to the research team. The CCSO will not have any access to the data collected. The interpretation of these results and publication in a scientific journal will be at the sole discretion of the research team. The results will be shared with the CCSO at a formal presentation in June of 2017. The CCSO may choose to reference the results in future publications or public awareness campaigns.
Now that our very successful season is over, we have to clean at the Clubhouse inside and outside. A Work Day is being held Saturday May 14 - 9 AM – 2 PM. Lunch will be available. High School Students can build Volunteer Hours at this work day.
Our Breakfast Staff have put in a lot of volunteer hours since October and now is our chance to help them out on other duties. Hope to see many of you Saturday May 14 at 9 AM.
Bring your own rakes, rubber gloves, gloves Etc to allow you to do your particular job.
The 29th Annual Toronto International Snowmobile, ATV & Powersports Show (TISAPS), will take place October 21-23, 2016 at the International Centre, and new this year, there will be shuttle buses picking up from the Carleton Place, North Bay, Sudbury, Kingston, London, Owen Sound, and Parry Sound region. This service will pick up the pre-registered individuals (56 per bus) and drive them to and from the TISAPS at The International Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Pre-Register today at http://torontosnowmobileatvshow.com/
Click here for more info
A number of our landowners have expressed concerns regarding recent news articles from the Ontario Landowners Association related to Bill 100. The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) has updated the current land use agreement form used by all snowmobile clubs and association across Ontario to include the following statement: The landowner/occupier and the local snowmobile club mutually confirm that the landowner/occupier, by signing this MOU is not requesting nor granting permission for a registered easement over the designated premises.
We want to assure our current, past and future landowners that allowing our snowmobile club to use their property for trails, does not allow any permanent right of way that could be registered on their property deeds.
Landowners have the option to indicate open and close dates for access to their property and the club respects the seasons for crop seeding and harvest, animal forage, hunting, etc.
The updated form is available on our website and at the clubhouse or contact us.
Due to safety concerns, the Ride for Dad ride will not be done this year. The other events will still take place.
The event will be from 10-2, to enable everyone to turn in their pledges and receive prizes, we will be providing free lunch, hot dogs & soup as well as donuts & coffee.
The spaghetti, salad & dessert supper is from 4:00 to 7:00 for $8.00 Everyone Welcome.
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - Snow Road Snowmobile Club
Pre-register online at RideforDad.ca and start collecting your pledges or pledge sheets available at the clubhouse
$30.00 registration includes HST, run and lunch (Free registration with $100.00 in pledges)
Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Coffee available)
Lunch for participants at Civitan Hall, Lanark
SPAGHETTI SUPPER - $8.00 - Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert
Open to Everyone - 4 pm to 7 pm
Click here for more info
The next meeting for the RIDE FOR DAD EVENT will be held Wednesday January 6 at 7 PM at the Snow Road Snowmobile Club. As the RIDE runs February 27, it is important that everyone be in attendance, in view of the large amount of work required over a short time.
This is just a note to tell you that Advance Tickets are required for the Snow Road Snowmobile Club Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 19 at 6.00 PM
Live Old-Time Country Music
$15.00 per person
Tickets are now available from Ruth @ 613-278-0477 or Alice @ 613-278-1020
Ottawa Valley ATV Club will be working on these repairs on Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
The club will be replacing the runners on the "High Bridge" on the K&P this coming weekend on Saturday Oct 24th. We are looking for a few volunteers to help out. If you can make it, the work involved will be removing the old deck boards and then installing new ones so there will be lots of lifting and working on your knees. The deck boards are 2x8x12ft.
If you have some hand tools you can bring that would be helpful. A claw hammer and a cordless drill would be useful. The deck boards will be screwed down so a No.2 Robertson bit for your drill will be required - please also bring a Philips driver bit as well just in case the screws turn out to be Philips and not Robertson. We will have some generators on site for charging drill batteries so bring your charger as well.
The current plan is to meet at Lavant Station (at the K&P) around 10am and then head up to the bridge. If you can make it and are willing to help out, please respond on the club forum post:http://ovatvc.org/forums/topic/high-bridge-resurfacing-project/
April 27, 2015 by Maureen Pegg via via lake88.ca
Lanark County’s public works committee has approved a tender valued at $298,797 to install an active transportation/snowmobile bridge on the new Mississippi Bridge on Hwy. 511.
The successful company is Beam Construction Co. Ltd, an Etobicoke-based firm. The tender came in $50,402 over the budgeted amount.
Public works business manager Janet Tysick says the structure is a “complicated design” and noted bridge prices fluctuate because a lot of steel is used and those prices tend to fluctuate.
She said the unbudgeted amount will be covered by savings in other county construction projects awarded earlier this year.
The project is partially funded by a National Trails Coalition grant which covers 49 percent of the expenditures to a maximum of $124,198. The snowmobile bridge will run parallel to the new bridge and can be used by ATVs during the summer.
We are very quickly reaching the end of another successful season at SRSC. Special thanks to all those volunteers who turn out to help us, and to all the hungry people that attend our breakfasts.For your information, here are some additional events where we can use everyones help.
Saturday April 25, 9 AM - 1 PM -Work Day - Odd Jobs - Clean Up Etc Bring your rake.
Saturday May 9, 9 AM - 1 PM- Construction - Finishing Entrance Way and some trim etc inside.
The above workdays will finish our expansion which really started Summer of 2011
You have an opportunity to participate in the first-ever snowmobile Ride for Dad locally on February 28th at Snow Road Snowmobile Club, 1106 Gemmill's Road, Snow Road, Ontario. Registration or Donations can be made online at RideForDad.ca or from 8:00 to 10:00 AM on the the day of the ride. Donuts and coffee will be served at the SRSC Clubhouse during this time. Trail ride begins at 10.00 AM.
The planned trail ride covers approx 175 km through the scenic trail network maintained by K & P Snow Trails Association in both Frontenac and Lanark counties. Lunch for participants will be provided at the Civitan Club in Lanark. Prizes will be handed out at the close of the run at the SRSC clubhouse.
A Spaghetti Supper which is open to everyone, will be available following presentations.
Registration cost is $30. (includes HST) and lunch. Free registration for riders collecting $100. or more in pledges. Therefore you are encouraged to get busy and line up your pledges.
Donations may also be made online at RideforDad.ca. Please support our participants.
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TELUS RIDE FOR DAD comes to Snow Road Station on February 28th, 2015. The registration is $30 and you can pre-register online here. Then you can invite friends to sponsor you.
Ride For Dad Meetings - Every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the clubhouse until Friday before the Ride. The small team that have put these tracks in motion need all the help anyone can offer from now right up to and including the big day. We need helpers for registration, kitchen. trail marking and trail sweep, parking, sponsors, & prizes. If anyone would like to help please come out to one of the meetings.
More Details To Come