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Our 41st Year
The Southern Potter Snowmobile Club will be celebrating it's 41st anniversary in December 2014. The club was organized in December 1973 by a group of people who enjoyed the winter months and snowmobiling. The club started that first year with 183 members and still today has held a steady membership around 200 members which we have a goal to see around 250 members by 2015.
Over the years the club has maintained, improved, and groomed over 80 miles of trails for your riding pleasure. In 2007 the club replaced the bridge behind the Wharton Store/Tavern with a new 120 ft steel I-beam bridge to replace the failing 30 year old steel bridge on the East Fork Railroad grade to keep the trail to Conrad open. In 2012 with the help of a grant from the Pa Snowmobile Association the club upgraded the bridges at Long and Jordan Hollows with new decking and widening of the bridges so we could use our larger IMP groomer and drag for better grooming operations in that area. Lots of trails have been brushed and drainage pipes installed to better improve your riding pleasure. Trail maintenance is an ongoing job and as help that is doing the work is getting older. Younger and more help is always needed. The club is always working with DCNR to improve trails and conditions such as the bridge we built on state land along route 607 at the bottom of Gas Well Rd. to improve state and local trails. Lots of work is being planned for the future years. Work details are planned the last two Saturdays of the months of June, July, August, and September.
Interested in becoming a member of the club? You can join by using the 2015 Membership page or contact the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club by using the Contact Us page on this website. Membership cost is $15 for families, $10 for individuals, $5 for social membership. Business membership is $25 with a link to your website. If you don't have your own website our designer charges $5 per page to work with you and create you an advertising page(s) and an additional $5 to host the page per year.
Our Lottery Calendar continues to be a good fundraiser for the club. They are a 6 month calendar with 2 numbers based on the Pa Daily Number evening drawing. They run form January to June of each year. All for $20. Contact Janet before they run out or pick one up around Austin. Winning number is determined by the first 7:00 PM Daily Number drawn.
Please feel free to come and enjoy one of our many events that we have for our members. Meetings are held on alternating third Thursdays and Saturdays of each month. All members are encouraged to attend. Not a member? Come and join us. We always welcome new members. Please check our events calendar for dates and times for events of the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club.
Your support of the Southern Potter Snowmobile Club is always a vital link to the club's continued success. Whether it's a membership, donation, supporting one of our events, or a much needed weekend of your time, it's always greatly appreciated. The Officers of the club thank you and are looking forward to meeting you.
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Dice Run 2015
The Dice Run is over for this year. Although we didn't have many riders, everyone I talked to had a great time. Just to let you know the winners were. 1st Place - Vinny Bury, 2nd - Place Denise Briker, 3rd - Place Mathew King. Congrats to all the winners. A special thanks to all the business that left us use them as a stop for our Dice Run.
Pictured L - R 1st Place Vinny Bury, John Fox Club President, 2nd Place Denise Bricker and Ed Lawver Event Coordinator. 3rd place Matt King not pictured.
Editors note: Thanks to all three of the winners for donating your winnings back to the club. We have great members in our club.
Planning stages for a kids ride in February 2015 Watch website for further details. There was a conflict on the Feb 21st date I had posted.
I had posted here. About the connector trail in Costello being open again this year after a long clousure. Well I had to remove that post due to the fact the land owner had a change of heart (as of 1/1/15) and has deciced not to let us reopen it again. So has of now we still have to cross the bridge along 872 to the Tannery, around the Tannery north along First Fork Rd to the trail. Remember that this trail is a endangared trail and the Speed limit is 15mph on this trail from the Tannery to the intersection of Southwoods Rd. Failure to keep the speed down could result in trail closure. If this trail gets shut down there will be no way to go north out of Costello to get to Coudy or State Forest land to Cherry Springs area.
In Wharton the trail that goes from The Twp building to the bridge. Please also ride with caution. 15MPH. Stay along the fence on the Route 872 side. We have changed the corner to take out the sharp bend and stop the tearing up of the gentleman's yard. Last year conditions were poor there and everyone kept riding in the mud and tore up the yard around the corner. This to will have NO SNOW NO GO SIGNS POSTED THERE.
One last reminder. Riding is a privilege not a right on personal property. Abuse could result in trail closures.