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Proudly maintaining snowmobile trails in northern Oneida County, New York, including north Rome, Western,
Hawkins Corners, Lee Center, Stokes Corners, West Branch, Point Rock, Ava and into West Leyden.


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The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, Inc. is a non-profit snowmobile club founded in 1966. The club maintains over 38 miles of Class A trails over both public and private lands. The club provides snowmobile safety education classes and encourages preservation, conservation and a healthy respect of nature and the environment. 

The Lee Center Trailbusters would like to thank all of our landowners for their generous cooperation in allowing us to have trails travel across their property. Without their support, it would not be possible to have these trails.


It has been brought to my attention by one of our landowners who was cutting corn on Monday, Nov. 28, and noticed that a 4-wheeler had trespassed on his property behind the Methodist Church on Turin Rd. and destroyed some of his crop. He was very upset, rightly so, and asked our help to find out who did this. I am asking that anyone having any information leading to finding out who trespassed on his property and caused the damage, please contact me ASAP at 339-0426 so we can help resolve this issue. All calls will be kept confidential. It could very well affect our relationship with this landowner and the future use of his property for our trail. Help not let this ruin it for the rest of us!!!

Thanks … Bob Spindler, Pres.


Hello All…Just a friendly reminder that even though there is snow on the ground and it looks very tempting, trails do not open until after hunting season is over and there is enough snow built up to safely ride the trail system. The earliest we can open trails is December 5th, which assumes that we have an appropriate amount of snow cover and all trail work is done. When we officially declare the trails open, I cannot stress enough to


Stay between the stakes, as we have done our best to minimize hazards. Hidden hazards may exist outside the stakes that could include, but is not limited to, things such as barbed wire, machinery, rocks, logs, etc. Other reasons for staying between the stakes include planted winter crops and landowner's request. Please RESPECT OUR LANDOWNERS. It is a difficult and painstaking task to get landowner approvals, so do not go off the marked trail or you could jeopardize our sport!!!!

We also have much work to accomplish before the season begins. PLEASE contact us to see how you can help with clearing brush, trees, staking and signing. We are in desperate need of YOUR HELP in clearing a re-route to West Leyden. We have landowner approvals and will require all available hands to accomplish this huge task before Dec 5th. If there is any way that you can help, please contact the club immediately!!! Without your help the opening of our trail system will be delayed. Offer your assistance NOW!

Thanks … Bob Spindler, Pres.

In the News

Grooming Machine


The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club is participating in the NYSSA Super Raffle. The drawing will be held on April 30, 2016. Tickets are $5.00 each and the club gets to keep half of each ticket sold. This is a great fundraiser as we have no investment in a prize or cost of printing tickets. Prizes are excellent, including a 2016 Arctic Cat ZR 4000 LXR, a 2016 Polaris Indy 550 144 ES, a 2016 Skidoo MXZ Sport 600 and a $5,000 cash prize. Additionally there are 55 more prizes, including many $200 cash prizes, gift certificates, weekend getaways, etc. These prizes will appeal to everyone, not just snowmobilers. The club sold four winning tickets last year!

This year our goal is to sell 1,100 tickets. Last year, our club sold 900 tickets and received over $2,250 for our efforts. Recently, all Club members were mailed four tickets to sell or purchase. We ask that you help the club by selling or purchasing these tickets and returning the stubs and cash/checks to: Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, P.O. Box 193, Lee Center, NY 13363. Please make sure all checks are made out to: Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, Inc.

If you would like additional tickets to sell/purchase, please phone Club President Bob Spindler at 339-0426 or send an email request to Club Secretary Millie Piersall at Tickets can be mailed or arrangements made for delivery to you. Thank you!

2016 Trailbusters Scholarship Winner

Scholarship Winner

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club winner of our annual $250.00 scholarship is 2016 Rome Free Academy graduate James Mathy of Rome. James, son of Kimberly Mathy, is attending SUNY Morrisville, studying diesel mechanics. At right is John Beggs, Trailbusters scholarship chairman, who presented the award.

Trailbusters Receive $1,000 Allstate Foundation grant!

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club Inc is pleased to receive $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Alan Spindler's volunteerism. We are pleased to partner with Allstate and their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.

Alan is the Trailbusters Special Events Chairperson. We thank Alan for his time and dedication in assisting the club throughout the year. We also want to extend a big thank you to the Allstate Foundation for their generous grant!

We are now on Facebook!

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The club now has a Facebook page! Please search “Lee Center Trailbusters Snowmobile Club” and “Like” us. In addition to posting here, the club will be posting our trail grooming reports and other pertinent information on this page. We are hoping that our “Friends” will post their photos and Trail Reports here too! Please join the conversation and lets make this fun!


The club's January 2016 newsletter, written by club President Bob Spindler, can be found at the link below.

Trailbusters Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at the Lee Center Town Hall on the Stokes Lee Center Road. Club Participation is needed for everything from grooming and maintaining trails and equipment to planning and executing events, administration, and communications. Your club desperately needs your input and active participation.

The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club is a year round club. Besides grooming 38 miles of trails 6 nights a week (when we have snow); maintaining 2 groomers and a host of other equipment; making, placing and removing approximately 900 stakes and signing, clearing and (at times) rerouting.  Last summer the club re-decked three bridges and completely rebuilt one bridge.

This spring, summer and fall, there is a host of similar projects that will need to be addressed so that there will be safe trails to ride next year.  Please come to the monthly meetings and be a part of something really great. We all want safe and professionally maintained trails to ride, but we need more people involved. Won't you please take an active role and help your club! Please contact Bob Spindler at 339-0426 so he can add your name to our volunteer list. Thank you!

Please Join the Club!

Please follow the Join the Club link on the left to join or renew your Trailbusters membership. If you enjoy our trails and would like to become a club member, we offer two options to join. You can print out our application form and send it in by mail or you can choose the NYSSA online membership application and print out your membership voucher immediately. Either way, we thank you for supporting the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club!

FYI, you can no longer join a snowmobile club at the DMV. If you do not join a club, your registration fee will be $100 per sled. If you do join a club, the registration fee is $45 per sled. The Trailbusters Snowmobile Club would be honored to have you join us as a member!

Thank you to everyone who has already joined!

Trail Work

Volunteers to help with bridge repairs, signing and other trail work are always needed. Contact John Beggs at 337-0359 to let him know your interest and times available.

Email Addresses

Emailing the club newsletter makes this task much simpler, faster and more cost effective. If you are not on our email list, please provide your address. We will be e-mailing the newsletter as well as any pertinent snowmobile related information as it happens. Don't be left out.

Happy Rider