TRAILBUSTERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB,
Inc.

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 41 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. 

 


In the News





Take a Friend Snowmobiling!

On Sunday, February 8, 10am-2pm, the Trailbusters are hosting the NYSSA “Take a Friend Snowmobiling” event at Delta Lake State Park at the Beach Parking Area. It is an opportunity for those who might be interested in snowmobiling to learn more about the sport on a groomed closed loop trail around the play fields. Sleds, Helmets, Clothing and volunteers are all needed to make the event a success.... If you have a sled for sale, you may want to bring it.

This is a wonderful opportunity to share your enthusiasm and knowledge about snowmobiling with people interested and considering getting into the sport. Of course it is also a great chance to bring a friend to introduce them to the sport.

Help is needed to give rides, ensure safety for all, help with the setup, breakdown, concessions, and organizing. If you wish to make your sled(s) available for rides, proof of insurance, registration and VIN numbers must be provided by January 28th to the club secretary, Millie Piersall at indytraks@twcny.rr.com.

Please keep in mind NYSSA will cover up to $1000 deductible in the event of damage to your sled as long as you have collision coverage on your sled. NYSSA will have both of their sleds on site for individuals to ride and we are soliciting local dealers to come display and offer sleds to ride as well.

Thank you and please share with your friends!



Club Trail Party

The Annual Club Trail Party is the following Sunday, February 15th from 12-3 at our groomer barn on Sly Hill. Come by snowmobile or car, but please come and enjoy the festivities. The club will provide hot dogs, hamburger, rolls and drinks. We are asking members to bring dishes to pass and desserts. Please contact Millie Piersall at 336-5089 to let her know what you plan on bringing so she can coordinate the foods.




We are now on Facebook!



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!





Newsletter

The clubs January 2015 newsletter, written by club President Bob Spindler, can be found at the link below.  

Club Newsletter






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.   The dates for the remaining meetings are Tuesday, Feb 10, Mar 10, April 14 and May 12(Elections).  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 rebuilt our longest bridge in Lee Center, 106 feet, re-decked 4 others, numerous repairs to others, and cleared 4 new trail reroutes. 

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 printout 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!



Ian Hetherington Earns Trailbusters Snowmobile Club Scholarship




John Beggs, scholarship chairman for the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, presents the club’s annual $250 scholarship to Ian Hethington. Hetherington, son of Pat and Deb Hetherington, Town of Lee, is a June 2014 graduate of Rome Free Academy who graduated in the top 10 of his class. He will be attending Clarkson University to study engineering and management.


NYSSA Super Raffle Fundraiser


Last season we had a successful fundraiser with the NYSSA Super Raffle. Thanks to the many members who purchased the tickets sent them, the club profited $1,500 and was fourth in total sales in the state. We hope to make an even larger profit when we participate this year. Raffle tickets will be available next month and will be mailed to all members.


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.

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