SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
THE BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN !!
update is about the removal, replacement and rebuilding of what
is an Airline Riders Snowmobile bridge on our club trail in
Deblois, which also serves as a bridge for atvs on the trail
numbered #515 (Acadia club). Our Airline Snackbar Snowmobile and
Airline Snackbar ATV clubs worked together on the project as it
needed to be widened and repaired.
Work has been going on all summer long, starting with improving
the trail approaching the bridge on both sides to accommodate
the trucks and equipment used to bring in the 80 foot steel
beams, lumber, welders, etc. The bridge crew was there almost
every weekend for a couple of months. It was a huge project. We
figure the cost of the bridge in materials and hauling fees
alone is in the $10,000 range, and that does not include the
labor as it was all done by volunteers from the Airline Snackbar
Snowmobile Club and the Airline Snackbar ATV Club.
thank Ken Jordan and family for their help moving the steel, and
Peter Poors, Mike and Marlene Sullivan, Steve Catlin, Frank
Janusz, Dave and Kenny for approximately 200 hours of work. I
must also mention that the day before the bridge was completed,
six riders from the Newport area happened along and jumped right
in to help haul lumber before they turned around and headed
back! If I have forgotten anyone, let me know and I’ll fix the
The gates are up and will have a 64 inch wide opening. This
should lead to greater access for side-by-side riders while
still barring trucks and prohibited vehicles from using the
bridge and possibly damaging it.
If you have any comments or questions please contact us at
638-2301(the Diner) or Sharon at 667-2052. Thank you for your
patience while construction was underway. Have fun and ride
Join a Club!
RESULTS OF FUND RAISER RAFFLE FOR TRAIL
The raffle to raise trail work and equipment funds was a
great success. Our profit was $530, which will be a huge help to
the club. The winning ticket was drawn at our Sept. 10th
meeting. The winner is Steve Catlin, a long time member. We
thank all of you who participated in the raffle. Notice will be
given on the web page for our next one. A big thank you also to
Mr. Pellitier, the local craftsman who created the fire pit ring
especially for our raffle.
Club memberships have been going very well, up to about 99 now.
You can download an application from the club
pick one up at the diner.
We have just learned that the AD&D (accidental death and
dismemberment policy) has been discontinued with no notice to
ATV ME or the clubs. This was a free feature for members of ATV
ME and our club apologizes for any inconvenience to you. Thank
you. Any questions? 667-2052 Sharon Poors
As always, plenty of parking behind Snackbar. Please be
considerate and do not block campsites with trucks or trailers.
See you on the trails. Ride safely.
Airline Snackbar ATVers - THE SWAMP
With membership you
will receive the latest ATV trail map for the area,
compiled by several clubs. The map comes with your paid
membership to the club, extra will be available at the diner for