SVTR April Meeting Reminder

Hello SVTR friends and members,

This Thursday April 19 will be the SVTR April meeting. As usual, the meeting will start at 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station on Rt 30 in Newfane, VT.

We have a lot to discuss at this meeting as we recently learned that the property on which the SVTR trails have been for the last 12 years has changed hands and the new landowner is not allowing us access for insurance reasons. We are actively looking fo access to other areas and will take any and all help we can get with that task.

Membership materials are available and an SVTR membership will still allow you to ride other VASA trail systems while we regroup and forge ahead here in southern Vermont. We will sign up members at the end of the meeting. If you plan to join, be sure to bring a copy of your valid state ATV registration and a check or cash.

As always, the meeting is open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

-Bill
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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SVTR Meeting notice

Hello SVTR friends and members,

 

It’s time for the first SVTR meeting of 2018!  The meeting will be this Thursday, 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.  As always, the meeting is open to the public.  We expect to have membership materials on hand in time for this meeting.  If you plan to sign up, please make sure to bring a copy of your valid state registration for each machine you want to register along with cash or check.  Note that the VASA TADs are valid April  2018 through March 2019.  If you plan to ride somewhere before April 1st, don’t apply your new stickers until April 1st.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

 

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SVTR Trails Closing Friday 11/10 through Sunday 11/26.

Hello SVTR friends and members,

The SVTR trails are closing for rifle season as we do each year.  Trails will be closed Friday 11/10 through Sunday 11/26.  Trails will reopen on Monday 11/27 and remain open until we have a significant snowfall.  Once there is snow on the trails, we will be closed until we can reopen next spring.

 

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SVTR July Meeting Reminder

Hello SVTR friends and members,

This Thursday evening 7/20 is the SVTR July meeting, 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.  As always, the meeting is open to the public.  We will be discussing plans for a work party this coming Saturday as well as plans for the Mt Washington sunset ride the following weekend.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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SVTR Trails are now open.

Hello SVTR Members,

After a long wet spring, we are finally able to open our trails for the season.  There are still some wet areas that we need to take it easy on but for the most part, the trails are in pretty good shape.  Very soon we will need to focus on cutting back brush along the trails as things are really starting to grow now!

We were delayed in opening the trails for a few additional days as the landowner wanted the gate at the Joy Brook landing repaired before we opened.  Lloyd was able to arrange for a welder to come out and do the repairs for us on short notice.  Now that the gate is functional once more, the landowner is asking that we make sure the gate is closed when we leave the landing.  He has been checking it regularly and has found it left open frequently.  Please make sure to close the gate when you leave.

We also received a complaint from the land owner last week.  Someone has been tearing up the field at the rifle range.  The rifle range is not part of the trails and there should be nobody riding in that field.  Please stay on marked trails.

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SVTR June Meeting

Hello SVTR Friends and Members,

Tonight is the SVTR’s June meeting.  7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.   As always, the public is welcome to join us.  Memberships are available.  Hope to see you there!

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Work party and Pot luck cookout: Saturday 6/3

Hello SVTR friends and members,

The SVTR is planning a work party and pot luck cookout for this coming Saturday 6/3.  We have sent out scouting parties over the last few weeks to check on conditions and clean up some of the trees that came down over the winter and with the last storm.  Overall, things are in pretty good shape but we still need to clean out culverts, fix up many of the water bars, clean up any remaining dead fall as well as cut back brush that may be hanging into the trails.  If we get a good turnout for this work party, we expect we can get everything done and be able to open the trails for the season.

We plan to meet at the Joy Brook trailhead at 9am, sign up members, assemble teams and assignments then head out on the trails by 10.  We will fire up the grill at the landing and be ready for lunch at 1pm.  After lunch, we will head back out to finish up whatever remains to be done.

If you plan to sign up at this work party, please try to arrive by 9am as we will be out working on the trails after 10.  See our memberships page for the SVTR membership form and information on joining.

The club will provide hot dogs, burgers and buns.  Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share.  The opening weekend cook out is always a great time and the food is always excellent!  Come join us!

Hope to see you on the trails!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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