We received another 6-8″ of fresh snowfall this week. Most trails have built up a solid base at this point, especially up high.
We’ve been actively grooming (see below for detailed updates) though there was more midweek riding traffic than usual, so we will continue to do so as much as possible leading up to and continuing through this weekend.
Rocky Loop, Little Rocky, Townline Pond, Corridor 5 South & Ten Mile Road: Groomed Tuesday night, will be done again tonight. Great condition!
Corridor 5 North to Warren: Groomed on Wednesday. Good condition overall.
North Groton/Hog Hill Area: Will be groomed before the weekend
We have the Club Ride to Antique Track Driven Machine Show on Saturday, plus another of our popular Vintage Rides Hosted by BRVSC heading out on Sunday morning.
As always, the Clubhouse and Grump’s Grill will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4. This weekend we’re celebrating Mardis Gras, including a King Cupcake Contest. Cupcakes are $2 each – get the one with the baby inside and you win a long sleeve BRVSC t-shirt!
We received about 6” of fresh snowfall this week, making for a drastic improvement in conditions all around.
Everything has been groomed at least once this week, but we had to put the brakes on tonight with the Tucker briefly down for maintenance. We plan to be back up and running tomorrow and have everything in great shape for the weekend pending no further issues.
Regardless, there’s (finally!!!) plenty of snow out there and great riding to be had for our 2020 Baker River Poker Run featuring Ride603, great food (homemade BBQ pulled pork, mac & cheese and potatoes) and CASH PRIZES.
As always, in addition to the Poker Run, the Clubhouse will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4. Plus, as a friendly reminder, we have plenty of parking available 24/7 between our two lots: one right at the Clubhouse and the other across the street. Signage is plentiful, you can’t miss it!
As of 11am today we have about 4 inches of fresh snowfall and the freezing rain has begun to switch back over to snow.
Overall, higher elevations are in good shape. Lower elevations are fair with some open water bars and thin cover.
Rocky Loop, Little Rocky, Townline Pond, Corridor 5 South & Ten Mile Road: Groomed before the snow, good shape overall.
Corridor 5 North to Warren: Groomed last night (Thursday). It was pretty bare before this storm, but the added snow will only help it. Overall fair condition.
North Groton/Hog Hill Area: Will be groomed as soon as temps drop tonight or early tomorrow.
Throughout the day Saturday we will be actively grooming in all directions. Please use caution and watch for the groomer while you’re out there.
Finally, with the ice and heavy snow there may be downed trees and branches. If you’re venturing out before the groomer, use caution. Feel free to shoot us a message if you find anything big and we’ll get out there as soon as we can.
It’s not looking too bad out there, especially in the high elevation. Cold temps the last couple days have frozen everything.
Corridor 5 South / 10 Mile Road / Rocky Loop is the only area that’s been groomed this week (just done today) and will be your best bet for a good ride.
Expect rough, thin spots in the couple miles between the Clubhouse and Green Camp. Take Corridor 5 South from there and it should be smooth sailing.
We hope to groom the remainder of our system by Sunday, though we’re a little short staffed with lots of members headed to the NHSA Ride-In for Camp Sno-Mo. Whether we see you there or at the Clubhouse, have a wonderful weekend!!!
Grump’s Grill (located inside the Clubhouse) will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Our volunteers are cooking up a few tasty lasagnas for you served with homemade baked bread and salad. Make sure you go pay them a visit!
Lots of questions of how trails are holding up with the rain and warm temps.
First, the bad news:
The grooming team hasn’t been able to get out there and do a thorough review so we don’t have many details. We do believe that trails in lower elevation (nearby the clubhouse) are quite thin, while higher elevations had enough base to hold up well.
But here’s the good news:
We’ve got highs under 30 in the next couple days, so HOPEFULLY we’ll get the Tucker running and do some exploring before the weekend.
And the BETTER news:
Regardless of conditions, Grump’s Grill is open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm with a hearty Italian feast of lasagna, homemade baked bread and salad. If the riding isn’t top notch this weekend, we can at least eat away our sorrows.
Stay tuned for more details. Full trail report for the weekend will be posted on Thursday.