This is going to be a winter like we remember when we were kids, I can just feel it. We’ve waited for 2 years now, patiently I may add.
Membership has gone back to the online form and Paypal routine. So don’t wait until first snow to get this done. Get it out of the way soon so you get your registration discounts.
We did not get skunked last season, the snow just melted as fast as it came down. We were able to get out for the Pink Ride and the Poker Run though, so that was good. In fact, we did so well at our Poker Run that we were able to fund our third new groomer in 2 years. We have now replaced 2 old Skandics and 1 old Bearcat with New Cat ATVs and a new Bearcat Groomer Special.
What’s been going on since last winter?
The club has been pecking away at all the old signs and replacing them with the Raymond Burton award signs that we ordered last winter. They look great and will help you get from point A to point B much more effectively.
Need something else to help get around easier? We have exciting news for you then…
The IceBreakers, Nor’Easters, and Winter Wanderers have agreed to create the first ever Tri-Club Regional Trail Map! We’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s now. I expect that map to be ready by December. Over 30 local business sponsors have already helped make this map a huge success for all three clubs. Thank you to all three clubs for voting towards this cause. Special thanks to the select directors of each club that came together, formed the Tri-Club Map Committee, and made this dream a reality.
The Brookline Snowmobile Trail History Tour will be up to 9 spots this winter. The new map will include these points of interest.
We’re also running another IceBreaker Apparel campaign. Click Here and order before October 31st.
Fall is here and that means trail clean-up is being done and group projects are being planned. Be on the lookout to our Facebook Group for work party events. Members have been very helpful in the past. We’ve met some great ladies, gentlemen, and even kids that have shown up to help. It doesn’t matter who you are, we’ll find a way for you to help at our trail work days.
We’ve already started with some trail improvements at Andre’s Institute of Art. Thank you to their leadership team for allowing us to work with them at improving existing trails and making connections that work for our use and their summer use.
Big thanks to Member David Gerry who came to one of our monthly meetings to mention that he has a mini excavator and wanted to help out with some projects. Needless to say, we gave him exactly what he wanted. He made quick work of a couple projects we really wanted to get accomplish. Thanks again David.
If you have large equipment and would like to volunteer some time, please email email@example.com and let us know. We’ll be happy to give you a spot to work on and we’ll even fill your fuel tank.
The Brookline IceBreakers Safety Class led by Patricia Smith will be held at the Big Bear Lodge this year on Dec. 9th. We’re welcoming all kids from the Nor’Easters and Winter Wanderers this year as we’ll be hosting one class for all three clubs this year. Food and water is provided, donations are accepted.
The BCC completed their RTP project of improving the remaining portion of the Brookline Rail Trail. Additional funding was accredited to funds raised through the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races. Over the past 5 years, projects by the IceBreakers, Nor’Easters, Bentley Management, and BCC have led to the complete renovation of the Brookline Rail Trail.
We’re excited to again plan for our Poker Run sponsored by Amherst Motorsports with the return of the Radar Run sponsored by SVM and DGN. We planned on this last year, but the snow we had at the Poker Run melted by the next weekend when we needed it for the Radar Run. This may turn into a same weekend event if possible. Tentative plans have us pegged for Feb. 17th.
In closing, the club is looking forward to a great snowmobile season. We hope you will renew your memberships with the Brookline IceBreakers. Thanks for your support.
Have a great ride!
– Jon Lavoie
President of the Brookline IceBreakers