Trails are closed until at least 2/24/14!
Please respect our Landowners and preserve the base that we have by
not riding until the temperatures go back below freezing next week!
Riding in these temperatures above freezing with rain will turn the
trails to mud very quickly.
Again please respect our Landowners and wait a few days for colder
temps to return!
Pancake Breakfast on February 22, 2014
Free Will Offering - 8:00 am to 11:00am at Newark Valley Fire Station
Eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice and coffee, hot cocoa, and milk.
We will need some volunteers to help. Please sign up at snowmobile meeting
or call Odane Huttel for more information. 607-743-1673.
Scavenger Hunt/ Poker Run Sunday Feb 9th Start 1pm @ Junction TG22 (Sherry Lipe junction Newark Valley) Finish 5pm @ Geo’z Restaurant (Hwy 26 in Town of Union)
-$5 to enter, optional $2 for “cheat sheet”(list of items)
-16 items located along S-57….STAY ON TRAIL!
-Each item/location will have a can with numbered TILES -collect as many different Tiles as you can -Every 4 TILES gets you a CARD (at finish-Geo`z) -Purchase from Geo`z or gas station (with receipt) gets you a BONUS CARD -50% total monies pays out:25% First place,15% second place,10% third place.
ALL MONIES WILL BE AWARDED AT GEO`Z@6PM
1/5/2014: Let's start this season off the right way. Please remember if you spin your track to the dirt we have a Dirtmobile trail not a Snowmobile trail! If you see sticks and rocks in the trail, please stop and remove them. Many hands make light work. If our groomer operators have to stop and remove them it takes away from their grooming time. If you see an obstacle on the trail that you cant safely remove, please let one of our trail captains or a club officer know. Think snow. And please be careful, have fun, ride right and between the stakes.
All of our corridor and secondary trails have been groomed at some point over the weekend. We are hoping this rain won't damage too much and if everyone stays off the trails while it is warm out we should come out with a decent start to a base when the temperatures get cold again and we get more snow.
1/2/2014: The club meeting tonight is cancelled! Metro's is closed!
* Please remember that snowmobile trails are closed regardless of snow cover, until after hunting season ends. Trails open no earlier than 12/18/2013, provided adequate snow cover (6"). Thanks!
Snowmobile safety course will be offered again this year. See forum post for details: http://www.tiogaridgerunners.com/smf/index.php?topic=89.0
3/9/2013: Chicken BBQ today at Metro's in Owego from noon - 3pm. $9 per dinner.
2/4/2013: Reminder - This Saturday February 9th at Metro's from 1-3pm there is a club dinner - dish to pass, 50/50 raffles, silent auction and a meet & greet!
The poker run/scavanger hunt that had been cheduled for this Sunday has been postponed due to this terrible weather. It will be re-scheduled once the weather improves.....and hopefully that's not too far away.
Well that was a nice tease to the start of the season. Hopefully we get some more cold weather after this weekend. Until then, our trails should be considered to be closed, as we're down to mud and dirt at many road crossings, and the weather is only expected to get warmer as we head into this weekend.
Trails are open. Some trails still need signing help. See forum for details: http://www.tiogaridgerunners.com/smf/index.php?board=6.0
Poker run/scavenger hunt: January 13th 2013 (weather permitting!)
Starts at the intersection of S-57, and will end at Geo'z Restaurant, (rt 26). $5 to play.
February 9th at Metro's 1-3pm: club dinner - dish to pass, 50/50 raffles, silent auction and a meet & greet.
March 10th, at Metro's. Chicken BBQ:
Tickets will be handed out at one of the meetings in January and will need to be returned by February 21st.
11/18/2012: Upcoming club events/reminders:
* Club officer elections will be held at our next meeting (Dec 6).
* A snowmobile safety course will be held on Dec 8th at the Newark Valley Fire Dept. See forum post for details.
* Please remember that snowmobile trails are closed regardless of snow cover, until after hunting season ends. Trails open no earlier than 12/21/2012, provided adequate snow cover. Thanks!
11/3/2012: A long, cold, snowy winter is nearly upon us. Anyone who helps out with signing please refresh yourself with the NYS Snowmobile Trail Signing Handbook.
12/7/11: Reminder: Snowmobile trails do not open until Dec 21 2011, regardless of snow cover. Thanks!
5/5/11: Chicken BBQ this Saturday at Metro's from Noon til 3 pm. Pre-sale tickets available or first come first serve on Saturday. Contact Ellie at 239-1175 with any questions.
4/18/11: Thanks to everyone for another great season!
3/23/11: Trails are CLOSED per landowner request. The ground is too soft and wet to support snowmobiling. Thanks!
2/9/11: The club ride has been re-scheduled for this Sunday 2/13/11. Times and departure locations remain the same: 8 a.m. from the Owego Moose, and approximately 9 a.m. from the former TSI on route 38.
2/7/11: We are registering a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event, to be held May 13-14th at Hickories Park in Owego. Please see the post in our forum for more details.
2/6/11: The club ride has been postponed due to the rain and warm temps yesterday. We will re-schedule once conditions improve.
2/2/11: On Sat 2/5/11 we are having a club meet-and-greet off of trail C5 on the way to Maine. Free food and drink will be available. Come check out the new tracked Blazer! 10 a.m. - ? All club members and non-members are welcome!
On Sun 2/6/11 we are having a club ride, departing from the Owego Moose at around 8 a.m. A stop will be made at the parking area of the former TSI on route 38 for anyone leaving from there. Parking is available at both locations. The ride will continue on to Louie's cabin in Berkshire for lunch. All club members and non-members are welcome!
1/19/11: All trails open!
1/12/11: New groomer will be arriving this week. Trails at the higher elevations may be open conditions permitting. Please use caution and make sure there is adequate snow (>6") befor riding trails.
1/10/11: Trails are closed! We need 6" or more of snow before riding, or our landowners will close the trails!
12/6/10: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OUR TRAIL SYSTEM DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL AFTER DEER SEASON, DECEMBER 22, 2010, REGARDLESS OF SNOW COVER! RIDING BEFORE THIS DATE SERIOUSLY JEPRODIZES OUR ENTIRE TRAIL SYSTEM!
12/4/10: We're having a Toys for Tots drive at the next meeting on 12/16/10. Anyone who wishes to participate please bring an unwrapped gift suitable for ages 6 months - 12 years to the meeting on the 16th!
11/28/10: A new image gallery has been added to the website. See link on upper left side of web page. All members are welcome to register and upload their favorite pictures.
11/01/10: The new bridge off of Ballou Hill road in Berkshire is complete. See image gallery for pictures of the project.