3752 Airline Road
Beddington, ME 04622
Club ride from Snackbar to Grand Lake Stream to Machias along railroad bed back to Snackbar. Click photo for larger version.
Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings. They are held on the second Saturday of the month, 6:30 pm, at the Snackbar, 3752 Airline Road on Rte. 9 in Beddington. Call Frank or Maryann at 638-2301 or 546-1178 for info.
Meetings Start in November.
President: Frank Janusz
NEW BRIDGE ON THE ITS RE-ROUTE TO AVOID TRAVEL ON 32000 BY DEER LAKE
UPDATE FOR AIRLINE RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
JANUARY 19, 2018
PLEASE BE AWARE OF ITS 81-N ROUTE CHANGES THIS WINTER
ITS 81 NORTH IS CLOSED FROM 84E AND WILL RUN WITH 84W TO GET TO EAGLE LAKE. WATCH FOR SIGNAGE.
TRAILS ARE CURRENLTY UNRIDABLE. THEY WERE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE FOR A LITTLE WHILE THERE, AND WE GOT LOTS OF COMPLIMENTS FROM RIDERS. THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW. 50 DEGREE TEMPERATURES FOLLOWED BY INCHES OF RAIN TOOK CARE OF THAT ! IT DID GET VERY COLD AGAIN, HAD A FEW INCHES OF SNOW, LIGHT AND FLUFFY. NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE FOR GOOD RIDING. SUPPOSED TO GET RAIN AGAIN SOON, SO WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.
JUST SAW ON TV THAT 9 RIDERS HAVE GONE THROUGH THE ICE IN THE LAST 24 HOURS! PLEASE USE YOUR HEAD AND USE CAUTION, REMEMBER LAST WEEK THE TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 40’S AND 50’S , WITH RAIN. A LOT OF MELTING WENT ON AND THE OPEN WATER OR THIN ICE IS NOW COVERED WITH A FEW INCHES OF SNOW.
THE DINER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH THE NEW OWNERS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING RIDERS COME IN FOR LUNCH OR PIE. STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO LANCE AND DIANE.
WE SEND OUT WELL WISHES TO JIMMY MCLEAN, A LONG TIME HELPER ON THE TRAILS. LAST WEK HE FELL OFF A ROOF AND HAS BADLY BROKEN BOTH LEGS, SURGERY UPCOMING TO PUT THEM BACK TOGETHER. ALSO TO TRAILMASTER DAVID BRIDGES, STILL RECOVERING FROM HIS LEG INJURY.
RIDE SAFELY AND BE CAREFUL, HAVE FUN WHEN THE TRAILS ARE A GO AGAIN.
Ride safely, and be sure you have emergency supplies and warm clothing with you. It can be dangerously cold out there! Frank and Maryann have sold the diner and the new owners, Lance and Dianne, are continuing to welcome sledders for gas, meals, and a parking area.
ITS 81N and 84N: Watch for signs as some routes have been adjusted at AFM’s request. Pop over to 505 at Deer Lake outlet and check out the new bridge we needed to put in. The atv bridge previously there could not sustain the weight of the groomers, and did not have the width to get the job done. This is the bridge made with 40’ steel beams put in place with the invaluable assistance of the Madden Logging crew. The planking is all done, side rails in place.
The diner will be keeping the coffee on and the pies coming so stop on by. Ride safe.
More information is available from Trailmaster Peter Poors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 460-4474 (please no calls after 8 p.m.)
Started in 1987, the Airline Riders Snowmobile Club of Beddington is back up and running after a few slow years. Based at the Airline Snackbar on Rte 9, new President Frank Janusz and his wife, Maryann, are helping the club get back on track. The club holds meetings at the Airline Snackbar every second Saturday at 6:30 PM at the clubhouse, 3752 Airline Road. The process has been started to add more trails to the 35 miles now groomed by the club. The Airline Riders have already held one raffle and plan to hold others to raise funds for more grooming equipment. Membership has risen to 90 and is still growing. Everyone is welcome at meetings. More information can be obtained at 546-1178.
We are happy to have long time members with us as well as many new ones, for a total so far of 67. Frank and Maryann Janusz at the Airline Snack Bar are getting things rolling, applying for grants and working with folks on the state and local levels for funding and other assistance.
Our ATV club, the Swamp Donkeys, are delighted that our recommendation for a position grooming trails at the state level was accepted, and our very own David Bridges (trailmaster of the Swamp Donkeys) is now employed by the state of Maine for a portion of the ITS snowmobile system. We are confident he will handle the job well. Congratulations Dave!
The trails we have consist of about 36 miles so far, and we are discussing with the state adding another 20 or so for access to Alligator Lake for ice fishing. Sledders have been enthusiastic and pleased with trail conditions and very vocal in their compliments.
We are lucky to have experienced trail groomers. Frank and Maryann Janusz have made it possible, with help from club funds, to augment the club’s almost 20 year old machinery with a new groomer and sled. The new equipment is a 2010 Skidoo Skantic, extra wide track, with a V-800, 4 stroke engine and a commercial grade groomer with power lift (see photo at center left).
Airline Lodge and Snackbar Web
Come see us at the Snackbar on Rt. 9 in Beddington. Homemade pies and cakes. Pizza on Saturday. Check our Facebook page.
Airline Riders Snowmobile Club, Routes 9 & 193, Beddington, Tel. 207 638-2301.
There’s plenty of parking in back at the Snackbar. We are open 7 days a week for food, lodging and fuel. We are open Friday evening till 8:00 for Fresh Haddock Fish Fry. Motel rooms are available for folks who are traveling or anyone who would just like to stay the night. Don't forget the homemade pies and doughnuts at the Snackbar.
Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month in season, at 6:30 pm at the Airline Snackbar on Rte. 9 in Beddington. Phone at the Snackbar is 207-638-2301.
Airline Snowmobile Club meetings are held on The second Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Snack Bar on Rte. 9. For more information, please call the Snack Bar at 638-2301 or Frank and Maryann at 546-1179.
Remember that ATVs without tracks are not allowed on groomed trails. They ruin the hard work that we have done. Have fun snowmobiling and remember to stop in at the Snackbar for good food and homemade pie.
Please note when you park in the back lot please be courteous to the snowmobilers coming in after you. Please start parking at the back of the parking lot and form line toward the front so that there is plenty of room for everyone.
The Airline Riders Snowmobile Club meets at 6:30 PM at the Snackbar the second Saturday of the month.
All are welcome.