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Update for Airline Snackbar ATV Swamp Donkeys
May 12, 2018
Next meeting July 14
Our May 12th meeting was held at the diner on Route 9 at
6pm. Current primary
household members are 74 with another 10 associate
During the trail master report, the general opinion was
that not too much had to be done this year in terms of
large projects, that was pending trail inspection
starting on Sunday, May 13th. Pete and Sharon, Steve
Catlin, Frank and Maryann inspected the trails which was
a good number for various opinions and ideas. We found,
sadly, that the bridge on the 504 trail just off the
stud mill needs to be totally replaced. This bridge has
been repaired repeatedly and once we receive the proper
permission, we will replace this bridge with steel
The snowmobile club planned to replace the bridge
between the 45,000 and 31-18-0. It continues to lift
from ice and high water. Half way across, it's a good
height difference from one end to the other. The best
way to take care of this issue is to raise the bridge
and replace it with steel beams.
Information on the date for these major repairs will be
posted when we know more.
We discussed club rides, perhaps to Love Lake similar to
the one taken 2 years ago. Any suggestions are welcome,
the field is wide open for places to go. Please contact
Maryann or Pete and give us your ideas. It doesn't have
to be an overnighter or a long ride, maybe just going to
Machias or somewhere for a picnic.
We have several T shirts from a Camp CaPella ride, I
think one of the first ones, and will be giving them out
at the June meeting to any club member who would like
one. We will be discussing whether or not to have new
club T's made up. Speaking of the Camp CaPella ride, we
will not be hosting the event this year. The club will
still make a donation to the camp for Keely's campership.
At this time, it appears that Cindy Wymouth, formerly of
the Airline Riders, will try to get her new club
interested in it, and we will post if this occurs for
those of you interested in going.
Please be aware of the black flies (Maine State Bird)
are out and very hungry! Be prepared. Remember to stay
off the blueberry fields and report any problem areas to
the club so we can attend to them.
There will still be ample parking behind the Snackbar
for riders as always. They also now have ethanol free
Don't forget machine registration is coming up in June,
don't get caught out there with an unregistered atv, it
could really ruin your day. Also remember the land
owner has posted his land for no machine over 60"
overall width and no dirt bikes.
Ride safely and have a good time.
POSITION OPEN with ATV Maine
Congratulations to Jens Bergen, a member of the Airline
Snackbar ATV Club. Mr. Bergen won the raffle for the $400.00
gift card by sending back his ticket that had been sent out
in the mail to all the Swamp Donkey members along with his
generous donation. Tickets were also sold by Cindy Weymouth
of the Airline ATV Riders.
All monies raised through this raffle are going directly
to Camp CaPella for camperships, and will help local kids
and adults with disabilities have the summer camp
experience. We donít have the final tally yet for this fund
raising raffle, but to date itís over $700.00 , there are a
few more monies coming in.
Thanks so much to all who participated, job well done !
Trails still need brushing out in places, so remember to
bring tools the next time you ride and give those old shrubs
a good whack.
The Snackbar is holding a raffle at the diner to benefit
trailwork for both their snowmobile and atv clubs with trail
maintaining. They have a Windham AR 15 Rifle, 5.56/.223cal.,
approx. value $1,000.00 (inc. tax). Tickets are $10. Each,
only 300 will be sold.
Memberships are up to 91 primary households with 12
associate members. Welcome to all new members and renewals !
Please ride safely, and PLEASE, stay on
marked trails and out of the waterways and blueberry fields.
On our benefit ride, we had a former area rep. of ATV Maine
ride off on the blueberry fields on the ride, shame on you,
you know better and need to set a better example. NO ONE is
exempt from the trail restrictions in place. If they are not
followed, we WILL lose trails, thatís not a maybe, itís
already been done in places and can and will continu. Itís
up to you !!
The club has new t-shirts
and hoodies for sale, available for club members at the
meeting or at the diner, see Maryann.