7:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the Month
at the Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd.
President: Paul Coughlin
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Snowmobile Club Trails Teardown - March 2019A Message from Grand Island Snowmobile President Paul Coughlin. Trails are closed for the season. Teardown will begin on Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31. Meet at the Nike Base barn at 9:00 a..m. Please consider giving a helping hand for two - three hours and trails can be cleaned up in one weekend. Contact any board member for more information.
Snowmobile Club Announcement - January 2019We are sure you have been watching the news and you know there's a possibility for significant snowfall in our area this weekend. So, we'd like to get ahead of all the questions. If it snows:
We will open trails once there is enough significant coverage to do so.
Riding on closed trails is trespassing and could cause permanent closure of the trail. Along with being ticketed and fines.
If trails open, stay within the marked trails and obey all signage. Failure to do so could cause closure of the trail.
Beaver Island State Park is within our trail system. However, riding in the Park is prohibited and will cause closure of the trail system. Please stay out of the Park.
Trust us, we all understand the excitement to get on our snowmobiles, especially those who have dedicated so much time to making the trail system happen. Please do not take it upon yourself to ruin what we all work so hard for all year long. Opening and closing of the trail system will be listed on our website, http://www.gisnowmobileclub.com/ and on our Facebook page. Please respect our landowners and the trail system and ride safe.
Grand Island Snowmobile Club Safety Course - October 2018
The Grand Island Snowmobile Club is hosting a New York State Certified Snowmobile Safety Course for youth 10 - 13 years-old who wish to operate within 500 feet of an Adult and 14 - 17 years-old who wish to operate as an Adult . Also, adults new to the sport, as well as experienced riders are encouraged to attend. This no charge event will take place at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling Paul Coughlin at 716-812-2339.
Grand Island Snowmobile Club Safety Course - November 2017
The Grand Island Snowmobile Club is sponsoring a NY State Certified Snowmobile Safety Course, free of charge, on Thursday, November 30 & Friday, December 1st at the GI Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road, from 5pm-9pm. Paticipants must attend both sessions in order to quality and take the test. Pre-register by calling Paul Coughlin @ 716-812-2339. Walk ins are welcome if space available. Additional information at NY State Park website.
Grand Island Snowmobile Club Meeting - December 2016The Grand Island Snowmobile Club general meeting is Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island Snowmobile Club Safety Course - 2016The Grand Island Snowmobile Club is sponsoring a NY State Certified Snowmobile Safety Course, free of charge, on Wednesday & Thursday, November 16 & 17, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The class will be held at the GI Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road. The course is open to everyone 10 years of age and older. 10-17 year olds must obtain certificate to ride on state trails. See flyer for complete details. Register by Saturday, November 12th.
Horrendous ATV Damage to Trails - 2016
The damage done to the Grand Island Snowmobile Club trails by illegal ATV type vehicles is astounding. The snowmobile club spends money on grooming and insurance, plenty of volunteer time for trail work by a small portion of members, and have procured the consent of numerous private property owners. Rogue ATV riders contribute nothing and do the damage shown above. Gates have been locked behind Tim Horton's and the MOG properties. Bridges on the Powerline and near the Stony Point Extension have been blocked, all to prevent any additional damage to the trail. The ATV people always seem to find a way to get around the obstacles and cause further damage. See that mess as you come over the South Bridge? Thank your friends on ATV's for that!