Proudly maintaining snowmobile trails in
northern Oneida County, New York,
including north Rome, Western,
The Trails are Open!
The trails are open when we have adequate snow cover. Right now, the snow cover is excellent on the north half of the trail system and thin on the south end. With the forecast high temps for the next couple of days, the south end is not going to last long. Current trail reports are available by using the "Trail Report" link on the left.
Be aware: On Trail C7D (near State Route 46) past the Fish Hatchery, our trail follows the shoulder of Pennystreet Road for a short distance. This trail is in full compliance of all laws, but we should be very careful to not stray off the trail here to avoid unnecessary complaints. The trail runs along the property of a landowner who does not appreciate snowmobilers riding on their land and close to their fence line. When traveling East along Pennystreet Rd stay to the left of the telephone poles between the edge of the road and the poles... When traveling West stay to the right of the poles between the edge of the road and the poles. Be advised that our club has been notified that local law enforcement agencies will be patrolling the area and issuing tickets to any individuals trespassing on residents property. Please be respectful and stay off their property. Be sure to stay on the designated area on the shoulder as described above. Please inform your fellow riders of this situation.
Advertising on the Trail - Anyone wishing to advertise their business on our trail system must secure permission from the landowner prior to doing so. This is not the responsibility of the club. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Club Update from
our Secretary Millie Piersall - (2/10/14)
SNOWMOBILE CLUB NOTES
ü NYSSA Super Raffle Tickets: Thank you to all who have sold and returned payment for the raffle tickets sent you. Thank you also to members who took additional tickets to sell. It is hoped the remaining unsold tickets out there will be sold (Latest turn in date is 15 April 2014). A reminder to make check payments payable to Trailbusters Snowmobile Club. Since our newer groomer incurred a couple breakdowns this season, one part costing over $1,700.00, you can see why this fundraiser is important to us. Luckily, we have talented members who were able to figure out the problem, and fix it. Otherwise, this would have cost the club much, much more. Special thanks for their expertise and time spent go out to David Piersall, Lance Blood, John Beggs, Andy Lim and Darwin Piersall. Also, last fuel delivery for the groomers cost $3.999 per gallon and clubs have not yet received their 70% trail funding allocation. So your support here is really appreciated.
ü Trail Party at Groomer Barn this Sunday/16 Feb 2014: All club members and landowners are invited to the club party being held from Noon to 3 PM. Stop in for good food, hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, desserts, coffee, hot chocolate, soda. Meet your fellow club members and landowners. You can arrive by sled or car and barn is directly on Trail C7 north of Stokes. By car, groomer barn is located at 9183 Sly Hill Road (from Route 26N at Stokes Corners, take a right, then first left onto Sly Hill Road, up the hill approximately ¼ mile, driveway to barn is on the left. Watch for sign at driveway. Members who would like to bring a dish to pass, are welcome to do so. Hope to see many of you there!
ü Our riding season appears to finally be in high gear with enough snow to even groom the south trail. Groomers normally go out daily except Sunday. Groomer reports are posted daily on our website, www.trailbusters.net. Many thanks to Joe McCarthy for faithfully posting these reports.
ü A reminder to ride between the stakes. There is a lot of double staking out there and it has been noticed that there is a lot of riding outside of the double staking, particularly in the large fields. These stakes are there for a reason, not only to show you the way, but that’s where the landowners want you to be.
ü Another reminder to dim your sled lights when approaching a groomer, from behind and approaching head on. Have received a lot of complaints from our drivers that sledders are not doing this. Groomer has the right of way on the trails, so when meeting one, you must move far enough off the trail for it to pass. The groomer cannot pull over. Also, although we do most of our grooming at night, be aware that you could meet the groomer at any time of the day also.
Every club member was mailed three tickets and we ask that
you purchase them or sell them to a friend. The ticket stubs and money can be
returned to the club in the self addressed envelope that was provided. Please
make checks out to the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club. This
was a very successful fundraiser for the club last year and we did sell the
second place ticket!
A Message from the Trailbusters
Snowmobile Club President
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following members for their assistance in completing our Trail C4H bridge re-decking:
Job well done!!! They completed the bridge project in one day this past Saturday (September). Thanks so much for volunteering your time. It is greatly appreciated.
Jessica Gallagher Earns Trailbusters Snowmobile Club
John Beggs, scholarship chairman for the Trailbusters Snowmobile Club, presents the club’s annual $250 scholarship to Jessica Gallagher. Gallagher, daughter of Joel and Sandra Gallagher of Family Circle, Town of Lee, is a June 2013 graduate of Rome Free Academy who graduated 6th in her class of 332 with a 97.3 un-weighted average. She will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology to study chemical engineering.
Trailbusters Monthly Meetings
Held the second Tuesday of each month from September through April at the Lee Town Hall, Stokes-Lee Center Road, Lee Center at 7:30 PM. Schedule is: February 11th, March 11th and April 8th. Members are urged to attend these meetings to support the organization and keep informed. Make a note of these dates and attend when you can.
Culvert Installation Completed
The club recently installed a culvert on Trail C4A near West Leyden. Little projects that help make huge improvements in our trail system. Thank you to our club members who made it happen, and thank you to Millie Piersall for sharing her photos!
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