Tag: trail-riding

Create an Off-Highway Vehicle Club or Association

UP! Outside, in conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs, is holding a series of workshops across the State of Massachusetts to help enthusiasts form off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs and associations. The purpose for the workshops is ...Read more

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019 in News & Updates
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Free snowmobile weekend announced!

January 25–27, 2019 has been designated free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers in New York state! ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in News & Updates
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2017 Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton Leominster, MA Sessions, Hands-on Workshops Field Trips & Exhibition Hall New This Year! Learn how to construct an accessible trail, build a bog bridge, sustainable trail building basics, or get your chainsaw safety certification the ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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2018 Polaris Snowmobiles

The 2018 Polaris Snowmobiles lineup focuses on new models for deep snow, utility and crossover riders: 800 Polaris Titan, AXYS chassis, crossover-utility snowmobile. 800 SKS 146 deep snow, off-trail, mountain performance sled. 600 Switchback XCR and 800 Switchback XCR racer-based ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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Planning A Snowmobile Trip: What You Need To Go Sledding

Planning a snowmobile trip can be complicated, especially the first one of the season. Here’s what you need to go sledding, written by Iwana B. Riding (AKA Randy Toth). “Guess what honey, it’s starting to snow,” I called out excitedly ...Read more

Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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2017 Vintage Snowmobile Rides

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club announce the 2017 vintage snowmobile rides. If you have a snowmobile enthusiast in the family, they’re sure to love reliving the past. So rev the engine, puff a little blue ...Read more

Published on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Russia (Dan Gould)

Snowmobile Russia? Yes, I snowmobiled in Russia, without a doubt the greatest adventure of my life. The invitation to snowmobile in Russia was on the table for years, problem is, I hate flying. So what changed my mind? Lack of ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Snowmobile Lost and Found

There’s nothing worse than the realization that you have lost something, especially if it’s expensive, has sentimental value or is vital to your well-being. It’s immediately painful, the eyes bulge, followed by a loss of breath, and a twitch as ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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2016 SAM Vintage Rides

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM) and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club have awarded Vintage Snowmobile Rides to three clubs for 2016. The events have become extremely popular, allowing SAM members to ride their vintage sleds in a parade-like atmosphere, ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Ski Test: Simmons Gen III Flexi Ski (Jim Tucker)

The Great American Snowmobile Ski Test Part V: The Simmons Gen III Flexi Ski. Will these ski wars ever be done? Hell no! As long as there is American exceptionalism and ingenuity at work here in the USA, this reporter ...Read more

Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Product Review
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Are The Snowmobile Trails Open? (Brad Stafford)

There are many questions that every snowmobile club and their volunteers get… “Where can I get a Trail Pass?” “Where can I park?” “Where can I get a map?” But I think the hardest one to answer is, “When are ...Read more

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2015 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Quebec: The Ultimate Snowmobile Experience

By Dan Gould Did you know that some of the finest snowmobiling in the world is only a few hours away? If you get up at your usual work-a-day time, hop in the truck around 6:30-7am, your skis will be ...Read more

Published on Thursday, November 12, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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New York Free Snowmobiling Weekend March 7-8

Governor Andrew Cuomo made a number of announcements today geared toward boosting Upstate winter tourism, including a free snowmobiling weekend to be held in communities across New York on March 7 and 8 for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Ski Test: The MoHawk by SLP (Jim Tucker)

Oh, my God! What was it I pulled out of the box, labeled Starting Line Products? Was it a black roller coaster? Was the plastic thingy with bumps on it from outer space or the deep sea? Nope. The skis ...Read more

Published on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Snowmobile Safety Tips: Hazards on the Trail (Randy Toth)

I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while ...Read more

Published on Friday, January 30, 2015 in News & Updates, Safety
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Snowmobile To The Elk and Back (Gerry Balchuinas)

It was a great day for a ride. My best friend Harry called and wanted my wife and I to go for a ride out of Florida. We met Harry and his wife Jean in Orange and headed for the ...Read more

Published on Monday, January 26, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014

These are the Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014 at sledmass.com. Your clicks pile up, your Facebook “Likes” and Twitter “retweets” share the words. We are unique at sledmass.com, as the majority of our snowmobile stories are created by fellow ...Read more

Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015

The Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015 Grant Round is OPEN! Grant Deadline Date: February 2, 2015 The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded grant program created through the National Recreational Trail Fund Act as a part of the ...Read more

Published on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Father and Son Snowmobile Project (Dan Gould)

Over the past few years I’ve spent umpteen hours with my two boys working on their snowmobiles. Short of an engine overhaul, we’ve taken apart, cleaned or rebuilt just about every mechanism on their wedgie-style Polaris sleds, an ’87 Sport ...Read more

Published on Friday, February 28, 2014 in News & Updates, President's Message
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2015 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Announced

The 2015 Arctic Cat snowmobiles were announced today to the beat of Ted Nugent’s Cat Scratch Fever ringing through fan boys’ ears. Much to everyone’s surprise (and relief), the Suzuki two-stroke 500 and 800 are still available. The Arctic Cat ...Read more

Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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The Consequences of Snowmobiling Illegal (Scott Sumner)

The SAM Board of Directors and attending members had the opportunity to learn firsthand at Thursday’s SAM Meeting, on February 6, 2014, of the consequences of riding the SAM snowmobile trails without a MA Registration and/or a SAM Member Trail ...Read more

Published on Friday, February 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates, Safety
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Lighting a campfire in snow is a critical skill for snowmobilers (Brad Stafford)

The statement “Be prepared” is something we have all heard and is recognized by most as the Boy Scout motto. By definition the motto means to be prepared both in mind and in body. To be ready for all foreseen ...Read more

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 in News & Updates, Safety
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Duraflex Ice Scratchers (Jim Tucker)

This month we are going to look at a novel product that just might increase your confidence level heading into that next ride. Snowmobiles are off-road conveyances and as such they encounter some pretty nasty trail conditions out there. Rocks, ...Read more

Published on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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SAM 2014 Vintage Rides Announced

January 18, Snowbirds Snowmobile Club Meet at the Worcester County 4-H Camp Marshall center, 92 McCormik Rd, Spencer. The 20 mile ride gets underway at 10am, registration is at 9. For details check the club website or email them. January ...Read more

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Trail Riding (video)

Cool weather is arriving and the clubs are already getting the trails ready for the upcoming snowmobile season. It’s a tremendous amount of work and they could use some help, so please contact your local club and lend a hand. ...Read more

Published on Friday, October 25, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Snowmobile Trip from Maine to Quebec (Tom Rosato)

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination: Eight members of the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club started and finished (well – almost) an 875 mile, five-day snowmobile trip last February. The trip began in Jackman, Maine, went 195 miles west to Millinocket ...Read more

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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RTP Grants Open – Workshops Announced

The 2014 Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program Grant Round is now OPEN! SAM Clubs are encouraged to apply for grants that create or improve trails, purchase equipment to maintain trails, grooming equipment and other trails related projects. Please visit the Recreational ...Read more

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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SAM Family Snowmobile Ride (Sunday, February 17)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 11am: Environmental Police presentation: Snowmobile Safety and Survival Noon: Lunch 1pm: Ride Come and join the Future of S.A.M. as we host our first Family Snowmobile Ride. It will be held at Tom Benz’s clubhouse, 680 ...Read more

Published on Friday, February 15, 2013 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Uncategorized
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Snowmobiling The Conway Trails (video)

Tyler Apanell, of the Conway Snowmobile Club, loves Yamaha snowmobiles and video. He pulled those two passions together to create one very slick production outlining his preseason prep and early season riding on the Conway trails in Massachusetts. Says Tyler, ...Read more

Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Russian Sledders visit Mass (Evgeniy Borodin)

The Russian Snowmobile Association invited the BRP Fan Club to attend the International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) as the best club in Russia (in the opinion of ROSAN Co, the BRP distributor in Russia). The aim was clear: to meet new ...Read more

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012 in Guest Columns, International Snowmobile Congress, News & Updates
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