State Trail Maps are now available at the Snackbar!
You must be 18 years of age and be able to pass a background
check at Smith's Gun Shop in Machias.
JUNE IS ATV REGISTRATION MONTH. DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT.
5-22-2017 Airline Swamp Donkeys ATV
Trails are finally open and ready for riding. There are
still plenty of water holes and muddy spots, but they are
clearing up quickly with the fine weather this past week.
There are some changes
to the trails. At the request of the landowner, trails #506
and #506 A are closed to traffic. Please remember to respect
the rights of the landowners, going off trail is going to
result in loss of trails. The Swamp Donkeys are working hard
to comply with the changes, PLEASE WATCH FOR SIGNS AND PAY
The fundraising raffles
to help with trail work expenses are going very well. We
have a WINDHAM AR 10 TYPE RIFLE, 16”, .308 CAL. SRC at
$10.00 per ticket and a $200 GIFT CARD TO DYSART’S at $2.00
each or # for $5.00. Over half of the available tickets have
been sold for each item, be sure to get you tickets soon!
There are plenty of
branches and trees down on the trails this spring. We are
very short handed in the trail work area. Trailmaster David
Bridges is still in recovery and facing more surgery on his
leg and ankle. Trailmaster Peter Poors is currently working
construction 6 days a week, leaving only one day for trail
work….if it doesn’t rain! Club president Frank Janusz does
what he can, when he can, including being the in charge guy
for ordering our trailwork lumber, nails etc. This in
addition to the diner and the guide business keep him busy.
Any time you are out riding, please try to clear up any
obstruction you can safely remove, the club thanks you.
We are again co-hosting
the Camp CaPella Benefit ATV Ride. The date this year is
AUGUST 12th , to be held at the Airline Lodge and Snackbar.
The exact route has yet
to be determined due to the trail changes. There will be a
suggested donation of $5.00 per machine, and a barbecue
lunch to follow ride, also by cash donation. There will be a
50/50 raffle at the event. We also will have a raffle for a
$400 Visa card this raffle running until Oct. 12th .
Remember that all proceeds from the ride to directly to
camperships at Camp CaPella. The menu will be pretty much
the same as last year, please start thinking about what food
item you can bring, salads, desserts etc, any food items are
welcome. We will need helping hands in many areas, including
and especially the day of the cookout and food items brought
in. If you are bringing something that won’t be ruined by
traveling in a Ziploc bag, consider putting the item in one
of those, no bowl to worry about, we have plenty of bowls
and the bags will store better in our coolers. This will be
the 8th year for the ride, let’s see if we can make it the
best yet ! More information to come, you can contact me at :
Sharon Poors, 207-667-2052
club meetings are held every second Saturday of the month at the
Airline Diner on Rte 9 , 3752 Airline Rd. Beddington. They
begin at 6:30 pm. For more information visit
or call 546-1179. Feel free
to stop by and see what we are all about (You can download a
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
Several club members rode from Molasses Pond to the Diner by
a round-a-bout way on the 15th and had a great day. The weather
was perfect, our trails were well marked. We did manage to find
some very rough patches, but survived just fine. A lot of wild
life was out and about, we observed a bald eagle, a hawk, 3
partridges (each in a different location), a mama deer, a baby
moose and 2 turtles! We took a picture of the most mysterious
sight on our voyage. can you tell what it is? Try to get out and
ride. it’s finally stopped raining for a while!
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Final update for the season, 2016
Airline Snackbar ATV Club, October 30, 2016
I think it’s safe to say the
season in pretty much over, there has been a killing
frost and snow. To me it’s way too cold to ride now,
although, being a flat-lander, my idea of too cold and
yours may differ. We had a nice long atv season even if
it did get pretty dusty . Our trails were very well
marked, we received a lot of compliments in that area,
and well maintained. The Swamp Donkeys assisted the
Airline Riders Snowmobile Club with “man power” ( not to
forget Marlene) in the repair and replacement of two
bridges, kept the water bars on Mopang Ridge functioning
and cleared trails of rocks and brush in several areas.
The Camp CaPella benefit ride was successful again this
year. I would like to see more active involvement by
club members next year, I think we would have been a
little short on salads and sides if we had the same
number that rode last year. The Camp is holding a thank
you dinner again for camp supporters, and The Airline
ATV Riders and The Airline Snackbar ATV Clubs will be
recognized for our efforts to “send a camper to camp”.
We were happy to be able to not only help Keely, our
designated camper-ee, but also helped out a very tall
young man named Aaron. Thanks to all who made it
possible. Next years camp ride will be on August 12,
2017, see you there.
ATV meetings will resume next year, 2nd Saturdays of the
month in season at the Diner at 6:30 pm.