They canceled do to the fact that so many people were trapped last year on the trail do to all the snow.The county requested the snowmobile club to sweps through the all the trails. To avoid all the 911 calls for help getting off the hill.It seems this could resolved and reschuled, it is a big impact for Lewis County.
That's too bad, last year was tough due to people that weren't prepared. I'm going to head up anyway surely there'll be a lot of people there despite it being cancelled. Do you think they'll give us a hard time because it's pre May1, and the trails/roads not being officially open?
Yes that is what I read as well. The issue is they want them to sweep the trails late at night like at midnite and the guy said he is not responsible for people that go out after the event closes at 6 and they check the trails. Honestly I don't blame him that's asking alot. From what I understand it brings in a ton of money to the area it would be a shame if they dont have it. Was going to go but couldn't find a room for all of us to stay it books so far in advance from what im told
Went once 3 years ago. It is a good time but you want to be prepared to sit and watch as folks try to get "unstuck" in the snow (just not my idea of a day of trail-riding) it's different. This year will be especially bad; I doubt and of the trails will be "dirt"! Does not surprise me they canceled. If you go anyways, you will likely be inviting a ticket or two. :veryhappy:
I heard it's back on again, too. The Barnes Corners Sno Pals had to obtain a rider on their insurance policy to cover ATV's. There was also some mandated improvements to the setup, mostly having to do with clearly identifying what roads are to be used and which are restricted from use. Lots of complaints from residents last year due to people driving on the roads due to poor trail conditions.
North road was a parking lot last year. We went north from whatever bar that is, higmarket maybe, but I dont think that is the one.., and at 9am it was passable, but by 11 am it was a parking lot. The holes just turned to mush and even the big old mud & snow tires were having a hard time.
I say I'm going every year, but never do because parking and lodging look like nightmares. I go at least 5-6 times a year during the regular riding season usually during the week so there's never a problem. If I do go this year, I might stay in Utica, at least I can hit off the brewery.
I went for the first time last year and had a blast! Agree with POL850 - it's well worth it to see all the rides, and all the crazy rides and riders. One of the coolest things that I saw last year was a deuce and a half. That bad boy literally drove through a six foot snowbank without even noticing it. Then again, I did have more fun on the trails in May - much less crowded and nobody getting stuck...
I've almost talked myself into going. I would just hate to drive all that way and sit in atv traffic jams. Does anyone know if the area around Highmarket and Sportsmans is as busy as say Timberview, Montague, tuggers?
I usually don't make it to the Snirt run, my family owns land just south of Brantingham into the town of Lyonsdale, we ride in the summer when the county trail system Is open, we can just take off from camp and get anywhere we want, and there's no snow !!!! Lol
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