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BGL Vintage Ride

Join the BGL Snowmobile Club for a Vintage Ride (approximately 35 miles) traveling the trails of Bernardston & Leyden.  Registration opens at 8:00 AM at the Kringle Candle auxiliary parking lot 244 South Street, Bernardston, Massachusetts 01337.  Riders will head out at ...Read more

Published on February 11, 2018 in
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Snowmobile Safety Course

The Coldbrook Snowmobile Club will be conducting its annual Vermont Snowmobile Safety Course, for riders 12 years and older, on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. It will be held at Oakmont Regional High School, 9 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham, ...Read more

Published on December 9, 2017 in
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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 January 7, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Vintage
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Special Snowmobile Registration Event

In cooperation with SAM, the Massachusetts Environmental Police will be holding a special snowmobile registration event November 13, 2016 at the BGL Swap Meet from 9am-3pm. Where: The Steel Shed Inc., 39 Bernardston Rd (Rt. 5 & 10), Bernardston, MA. ...Read more

Published on November 8, 2016 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Trail Tales: A Chip Off The Old Ice Block (Brad Stafford)

My snowmobile experience started, like many of my generation, on an Arctic Cat Kitty Cat. Then I remember that wonderful winter when my dad told me it was time to move up to a full-size sled. At the time he ...Read more

Published on October 30, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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2016 Sled Expo Vintage Show

The 2016 Sled Expo Vintage show by The Massachusetts Vintage Snowmobile Club dominated the main isle of the showroom  floor. Show attendees voted for their favorite sleds and decided who took home the bling. Special thanks to Mel Scuderi and John ...Read more

Published on October 25, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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David Johnson, Founder of Polaris, Dies at 93

Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old. Since he ...Read more

Published on October 10, 2016 in In The News, News & Updates
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Be Bold Ride Old Sled and Tractor Show (Mel Scuderi)

The weather was cool and crisp autumn day, attracting 36 vintage snowmobiles and 18 vintage tractors to the Knox Trail Sno-Riders Be Bold Ride Old Sled & Tractor Show on September 25. We counted 127 vehicles at the show, which has ...Read more

Published on October 4, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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2016 Sled Expo Vintage Show

2016 Sled Expo Vintage Show Trophies and Cash Prizes Display your sled at the biggest vintage show in Massachusetts, and maybe even win some cash! -Vote and Win- Forget about the Presidential Election, vote for the best vintage sled! Voters are automatically ...Read more

Published on September 27, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Crazy About Mercury Snowmobiles (John Ruffo)

Four years ago I picked up a gem, it was set back, behind the crowd of others. After looking over the same old Ski-Doos, Cats, Yamahas, etc, I found an odd-ball sled that until now I had only seen online ...Read more

Published on August 31, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Ski-Doo Olympic Wood Sculpture

Ken Packie carved this 1966 Ski-Doo Olympic for the Knox Trail Sno-Riders from a single log. The sculpture is used as a fundraiser, with money going into a slot behind the windshield, like a piggy bank. Knox club president Jeff ...Read more

Published on February 17, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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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 January 12, 2016 in News & Updates, Vintage
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My Grandfather: The Golden Age of Snowmobiling (John Ruffo)

In 1969 my grandfather Paul Bogos, or Slim, as he was known, along with his best friend George, tried snowmobiling for the first time. It started with a ride on a new sled that belonged to a local farmer. After ...Read more

Published on October 19, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Your Vintage Snowmobile on Display at the Sled Expo

Display Your Vintage Snowmobile at Sled Expo Come see some of the best vintage snowmobiles in New England at the Sled Expo, October 17 and 18. Better yet, put your vintage sled on display in front of thousands of rabid ...Read more

Published on October 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Sled Expo 2015 Exhibitor List

The list of exhibitors for the 2015 Sled Expo is taking shape. The Snowmobile Superstore will feature new sleds, trailers, helmets, boots, bibs, jackets, oil and all types of accessories and services. The Used Sled Corral is the place to buy or ...Read more

Published on October 5, 2015 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Turbo Wankel Snowmobile (Mel Scuderi)

It was one of those sleds that you knew had to come home with you. When I first checked out the 1971 Arctic Cat Lynx Wankel snowmobile, I knew I wasn’t leaving without it. It even came with three spare ...Read more

Published on September 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snow Cruiser Built to Explore the Antarctic

Built in 1939 for $150,000 ($2.5 million in 2015 dollars) the Snow Cruiser was designed to explore the Antarctic under the command of U.S. Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd. Designed by Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, Director of the Armour Institute in ...Read more

Published on July 6, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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SAM Legislative Team Scores Touchdown: Vintage Snowmobile Bill Passes (Larry Tucker)

The New England Patriot won the Super Bowl. But the Patriots are not the only ones scoring touchdowns, your legislative team also just put one over the goal line. SAM Vintage Snowmobile Bill Passes!: On January 8th, 2015, your Snowmobile ...Read more

Published on March 16, 2015 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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SAM Vintage Ride Vintage Hosted by Knox Trail Sno-Riders

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club are pleased to announce that the Knox Trail Sno-Riders will be hosting a vintage ride February 21, 2015 EVENT DETAILS Event time is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Park and ...Read more

Published on February 18, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Vintage Rides

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the Mass Vintage Snowmobile Club have awarded vintage snowmobile rides to several clubs for 2015. February, 7, Burgy Bullets Snowmobile Club Burgy Bullets Clubhouse, 12 Laurel Rd, Haydenville Massachusetts 01039. The 25 mile ride ...Read more

Published on February 4, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Massachusetts Vintage Snowmobile Registration Law

The Vintage Snowmobile Registration legislation filed by the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts was signed by Governor Patrick and is now law. SAM’s bill H.3858 can now be referred to as Chapter 502 of the Acts of 2014. There are a ...Read more

Published on January 11, 2015 in News & Updates, Vintage
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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 December 30, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Santa Delivers Toys by Snowmobile (Video)

Merry Christmas from everyone at the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the SledMass team. Here’s a holiday video from 1973 featuring our good friend Santa Claus delivering toys to good boys and girls by his Arctic Cat snowmobile in a very ...Read more

Published on December 24, 2014 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Final Push for Snowmobile Legislation in Massachusetts

We are fast approaching the end of the current two-year Massachusetts legislative session that began back in January 2013. Since that time the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts has been working to get our two bills passed before the December 31 ...Read more

Published on December 7, 2014 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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Gearheads Build Snowmobile Racer (Jeff Miller)

American ingenuity, two words that have lost some meaning in the last decade or so. For years Americans came up with ideas for things, you could sit back and marvel at what they thought up in their heads. But with ...Read more

Published on March 9, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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SAM Vintage Ride Saturday February 15

The SAM Vintage Ride will be held Saturday, February 15, at Ayrhill Farms, 192 Henry Wood Rd, Cheshire, Massachusetts The ride, hosted by the Adams Sno-Drifters, will be approximately 25 miles long. Registration is at 9am, the ride starts at ...Read more

Published on February 12, 2014 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Stan Kopala: The Godfather of Greylock (Robert Dodge)

A true story. At one time or another, most of us have gone riding on beautiful Mt. Greylock. Located in the western part of Massachusetts with its peak reaching 3,491 feet, one can view four states from the top. If ...Read more

Published on January 7, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Memories (Gerry Balchuinas)

I open up the closet and reach in. Lurking in the back of the closet, there it is. I slowly reach past the jeans that have long since been too small for me – but I leave them on the ...Read more

Published on December 21, 2013 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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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 November 15, 2013 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Vintage Snowmobile Kick-Off (Andy Holland)

Howdy again. It’s been a while since the last Vintage Side of the Trail appeared. Even though I wasn’t making an appearance in the magazine, I was still out there working the trails, tinkering with my vintage Cats and supporting ...Read more

Published on October 15, 2013 in News & Updates, Vintage
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