Happy Easter everyone-hope you are all enjoying the day. The winner of the $100 Irving gas card is Dick Hill from Nashua-congratulations Dick!!
ALL TRAILS IN BRVSC SYSTEM ARE NOW CLOSED. We are very grateful to all of our landowners for allowing us this opportunity to enjoy the sport we all love so much! Thanks go out to our grooming & kitchen teams for all their hard work & dedication to our club-they work tirelessly & constantly to provide everyone with the best that we have to offer! And we want to thank you all for a good season despite the low snow conditions.
The season may be over, but we will not be idle-there is much to be done to get the trails ready for next year. We’ll have work parties & festivities throughout the summer-hope to see you then! Sign up here for updates & don’t forget to check our facebook page too.
Happy Easter to you all, and enjoy your summer!
from all of us at Baker River
Spring is here- we received up to a foot of snow on tuesday, and even though it has been on the cool side, it is melting fast. Corridor 8 from the clubhouse to the green camp is OFFICIALLY CLOSED for the season. The farm along the river has been roped off, and the gate closed at Thayer Rd. Please plan your ride accordingly. You can leave the clubhouse by the Cheever trail to access the rest of the trails. Spring conditions are out there-be careful of open water holes.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a very snowy 2013 riding season! We’ve been busy getting trails ready, bridges repaired, and the tucker serviced so we’ll be ready when the snow flies! Don’t forget to join your club & register your sled so you’ll be ready too. Early registrations save time & help all the clubs throughout the state by building up the GIA (grant-in-aid) pot. This money is redistributed to the clubs for winter grooming, equipment purchases, & summer projects such as bridges, new trails, & trail reroutes. While fundraising is very important to a club, without this program it would be difficult for many to maintain the trails & their equipment to the level we’ve all come to know & love! And unlike many other states, the GIA program is dedicated funds-we pay in & we get the benefits-the money is not part of the state’s general funds.
We’ve been putting together a raffle calendar for the month of March. We should have everything in place to start selling them soon. The grand prize is a camping spot for your camper or RV for the winter season 2013-14 from Riverbrook RV Resort in Rumney! Our gas card raffle was very successful last season & we’ll plan to do another again this year.
We’ve had 2 storms that left us with measurable snow and then the rains came in and took most away. More is expected this week & hopefully we’ll be able to open the trails!
The season’s events are shaping up-bonfires, poker runs, public suppers, bbq’s, and even a pig roast are all planned for January, February, & March. Here’s what we have so far, save this schedule for future reference:
January 12 club meeting potluck @ 6pm, business at 7pm
19 poker run @ 9am public supper 5-7pm all proceeds go towards our donation to Camp SnoMo
20 vintage ride
25-26-27 NH/VT/MAINE reciprocal weekend
February 1-2-3 Easter Seal’s Ride-In Gorham, NH
9 club meeting potluck @ 6pm, business @ 7pm
24 vintage ride
March pig roast poker run vintage ride-all dates TBA
Our club map is currently at the printers & will be ready soon. The state maps should be out by mid January. New for this year is an interactive state map. NHSA & the Trails Bureau have been working with jmapco on this project & it is available on line now at http://www.jimapco.com/maproom/snowmobile/nh/
The popular reciprocal weekend is in place again for January 25-26-27. Any sled legally registered in New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine may ride in the tristate area without any extra registrations or endorsements. Be sure you check with the state you wish to visit to see if there are any special requirements before you leave to ride there.
The annual Ride-In for Easter Seals Camp SnoMo is approaching fast. The committee has been hard a work to bring together another exciting weekend of events for us in the town of Gorham on February 1-2-3.
We’d like to keep the clubhouse open Saturdays & Sundays throughout the season, but more help is needed to do so. We welcome anyone who would like to join our kitchen team to help make sure we can keep it open for lunches & a warmup spot every weekend. We serve burgers & dogs, homemade soups, hot & cold drinks, and almost always have a cake or 2 for dessert. We have about 10-12 weekends to cover and the money raised helps to keep the club going, especially in lean times as we saw last year. Even if you can’t help out, stop in for a bite or just to say hi. You can also join the club while there, pick up a map, buy a tshirt, or just warm up. Hours are generally 8am-3 pm, but can change with conditions & available staff. Current trail conditions are always available by calling our clubhouse at 603-786-2388. Our trailmaster Bob Smith updates the recording every couple of days as conditions warrant.
Kyle has been making improvements to our website to keep it looking & working great. Because the rider’s forum has seen little use since Facebook has become so popular it was eliminated & now there is no need to log on. There is an option to sign up for our newsletter to be sent electronically to you. Every morning posted updates will be sent to the email you specify. Trail conditions are listed to the best of our ability, and we try to update them every few days. As always, please ride responsibly & respectfully while enjoying BRVSC trails as they are on private land & we are guests of those landowners.
The new interactive state trails map is now on line-the printed maps should be out
mid-January! Here is the link-check it out!