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Postponed- Club Bonfire and Open Snowmobile Ride

posted Dec 19, 2016, 7:04 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 4:46 PM ]

The Club Bonfire and Open Snowmobile Ride has been postponed. If the weather ever comes around we will try to reschedule.


Located off trail 37B.  GPS 42.547957, -78.475946

Goodbye, Marge. RIP

posted Oct 9, 2016, 4:14 AM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 4:15 AM ]

The SnoSurfers are sad to say goodbye to our long time secretary, friend, and community pillar Marge Rosier.  A founding member of the Sardinia Snowmobile Club in 1970, Marge served as the club's secretary from then until health issues led her to retire last year.  Marge always approached members at a personal level and was always there with lovely greetings cards for occasions happy or sad.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to Charlie, John, Todd, family and friends.   She will be missed.

Trails Ready- Bring on the Snow!

posted Jan 12, 2016, 4:10 AM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 4:11 AM ]

Trail Crews have been hard at work of the last couple of months prepping the trails and equipment.  Please remember that having snowmobile trails requires volunteer members who do all of the work-- if you ride please make sure you volunteer with a club to help maintain and create these awesome trails.

Some of the highlights:
  • All trails had their signs and markers put up.  (Almost every single marker and sign on our trails has to be put up and removed EVERY year)
  • New junction signs have been installed.  Note- the state has issued new junction numbers for all trails.
  • The two Pisten Bully groomers were shipped out for a complete servicing, requiring numerous new lines, fittings, and misc other services.
  • Many bridges had to be re-decked. We also obtained rubber sheeting to help protect the decking on the bridges.  
  • New bridges had to be built where trails have changed. 
  • Trails had to be re-routed:
    • C3A where it meets Tri-County Drifthopper trails near Chaffee had to be majorly re-routed.
    • C4 on the western end of the Forestry had to be re-routed to a location it was 30 or so years ago. 
In addition to the volunteers, we had many companies donate material and equipment to help with these projects.  Thank you all!!
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C3A Bridge
C4 Bridge between Forestry and Fireside
Groomers sent for service



Thank You Cuba DriftBusters

posted Feb 14, 2015, 2:46 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Feb 14, 2015, 2:46 PM ]

The SnoSurfers would like to give a big THANK YOU to the Tom and the crew from the Cuba Driftbusters for helping us diagnose a drive card issue with the Pisten Bully 270, and lending us their card while our was being refurbished.  We REALLY appreciate it!!  --- Pioneer SnoSurfers Sardinia Snowmobile Club.

Updates to The Groomer Fleet

posted Nov 2, 2013, 4:45 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Nov 9, 2013, 3:13 AM ]

Piston Bully with Drag-- Added October 2013
The SnoSurfers will be upgrading our groomer fleet in a major way this upcoming winter.  In addition to our Thiokol groomer (Ol' Yellow) we have the following groomers in our fleet:
  1. A second used Thiokol is being prepared.  The turbo-diesel engine is strong, the hydraulic motors were rebuilt last fall, new hydraulic lines were fitted last fall,  and new tracks are being assembled.   This will be a strong running machine, and like the Ol' Yellow, features a flexible blade with widely adjustable wings.  Currently sporting an aged red color, it's undetermined what color she'll be when the snow flies. We have a mogul-master drag ready to go for this grooming machine.
  2. A used Pisten Bully groomer from Maine, with an 9' drag.  The Pisten Bully is a newer machine with a more user-friendly cab layout, and features even more power (turbo-diesel) than the Thiokols. The 8 way blade is capable of shaping the trails with ease.  The cab features a steering wheel and comfortable room for a grooming co-passenger.  This machine is in really good shape and makes an excellent addition to our fleet.  The cab layout and control accessibility should help us train new groom-masters. Thanks to Bill P. for leading the charge on this find!

Here's a link to the photo album (in case the slideshow below doesn't display)



Fun time at the Club Bowling Party

posted Apr 7, 2013, 4:16 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers

Club members and their families had a fun time at the Holland Willows bowling alley this Sunday.  Thanks to all who came out!








ECFSC Ride in a success!

posted Jan 27, 2013, 10:04 AM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Jan 27, 2013, 5:19 PM ]

The Erie County Federation of Snowmobile clubs has had a great turnout so far today at their annual Ride In at the Genesee Rd. Erie County Reforestry.. There was a steady stream of sleds and hamburgers and hotdogs for all. Kudos to the team from the Federation.
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Follow us on Twitter @SnoSurfers_SC

posted Dec 27, 2012, 10:28 AM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Dec 27, 2012, 10:31 AM ]

In addition to our new Facebook page, we are also adding a linked Twitter account to make it easier for members and riders to get the latest news and trail reports. Currently the feed is experimental, but if you use twitter feel free to follow us at http://twitter.com/SnoSurfers_SC.

Please let us know if you like the additions, or if you have other suggestions for us!

Thanks!

SnoSurfers Facebook Page

posted Dec 26, 2012, 7:45 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers

Hi All-

We are experimenting with a Facebook page for the Pioneer SnoSurfers. At this point we are trying to get posts and trail reports to post automatically to our Facebook page.. we'll see how it goes! It is available at http://facebook.com/snosurfers


NYSSA Partners with JIMAPCO

posted Nov 21, 2011, 5:16 PM by Sardinia Snosurfers   [ updated Nov 22, 2011, 4:51 AM ]

NYSSA has partnered with JIMAPCO, makers of road maps and all sorts of other mapping software, to provide snowmobilers with an interactive snowmobile trail guide. This online guide was derived from the trail information that the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation collects, which is in the public domain. The guide includes all corridor and secondary trails funded through the NYS Snowmobile Trail Fund that has been GPSed to date.


To view the guide, go to http://jimapco.com/maproom/snowmobile/nys/

Users can zoom in on a particular area, find out the trail number designation, and see which club maintains the trail. Contact information for each club will be added shortly. Since trails may change frequently for many reasons, this guide is not intended for navigation, but for general information.

New York is pleased to join neighboring states in providing online, interactive trail information. Snowmobilers are still encouraged to contact the local clubs that maintain the trails for up-to-date paper maps. These paper maps provide the most accurate information, and are important fundraisers for the clubs.

Riders are reminded that $35 of a NYSSA club member's snowmobile registration fee, and $90 of a non-member's snowmobile registration fee, goes into the Snowmobile Trail Fund, most of which is then channeled back to New Yorks's all-volunteer clubs in support of snowmobile trail maintenance efforts year round. Some of the money is used to provide law enforcement for safer trails, safety education course materials for annual classes, and other related projects.

For more information about Jimapco, please visit their website, www.jimapco.com, or contact Mike LaViolette, 518-899-5091 x215.

 

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