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Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings. Meetings are held at the Beddington town building on Route 193, just off Route 9. Meetings begin at 6:00 PM and are held on the 2nd Saturday in season. Call Frank or Maryann at 638-2301 or 546-1178 for info.

 

Swamp Donkeys September Newsletter
 

Please note: 2017 membership dues are now due. Print or call us for a membership application. Fill it out and bring it to a meeting.

 

Photos from the 2014 Camp Caplla Benefit Ride

Keely and the warden
Keely and the warden

The littlest rider
The littlest rider

 

2017 Camp Capella Benefit Ride Report.

Airline ATVers ATV Club, “The Swamp Donkeys”

WEB PAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION !
PLEASE BE PATIENT , I AM WORKING ON AN UPDATED WEB PAGE. SOME OF THE INFORMATION LISTED ON THE EXISTING WEB PAGE IS NO LONGER ACCUARATE.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW IN THE MEAN TIME.
DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICTS WITH THE SNACKBAR, WE WILL NO LONGER BE MEETING THERE OR GETTING MAIL AT THAT ADDRESS.
NOW MEETING AT BEDDINGTON TOWN BUILDING/FIRE HOUSE ON RTE. 193, JUST OFF RTE 9. MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6 PM AND ARE HELD ON THE SECOND SATURDAYS IN SEASON. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
CONTACT NUMBERS:
FRANK & MARYANN JANUSZ (PRES. & SEC/TREAS) 207-454-8133
PETER POORS (VICE PRES& CO-TRAILMASTER) 207-460-4474
SHARON POORS, (MEMBERSHIP) POORSWAY@GMAIL.COM 207-667-2052

NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR CLUB BUSINESS:
154 LAKE VIEW LANE, CRAWFORD, MAINE 04694
MAILING ADDRESS FOR MEMBERSHIPS:
SHARON POORS- 23 POORS WAY-ELLSWORTH, ME. 04605
FIRST MEETING OF SEASON-APRIL 13, COFFEE AND COOKIES AT 5:30 FOLLOWED BY SHORT CLOSING OUT OF SNOWMOBILE CLUB YEAR , THEN THE ATV MEETING. THANK YOU. SHARON.

 

ATTENTION ATV’ERS AND SNOWMOBILERS APRIL 3, 2019

GATES ARE CLOSED ON AFM LANDS, NO RIDING UNTIL THEY ARE RE-OPENED IN THE SPRING.

Welcome to the Airline Riders Snowmobile Club site. We are located on Rte. 9 in the Beddington area, and meet every second Saturday of the month at the town office building on Rte 193 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome. The club was started way back in 1987 and had a few slow years before getting back in action after the purchase of the snack bar by Frank and Maryann Janusz. Newer grooming equipment was acquired and several members took part in the official state groomer operator licensing program.
Snow has been a little scarce so far, but we are hoping for more as the season progresses. Our trails are not really ready yet for riding, only a few small areas had enough to ride on last week, and with the recent rain (again) they won’t be trail worthy.
There were quite a few trees down in the trails. We think we got them all out. Rremember to use caution going around corners where you can’t see what’s ahead, and ALWAYS remember not to drink and drive, and maintain a safe speed. Better to see the scenery than become part of it! You should always make sure someone knows where you are planning on going and your expected return time in case you run into trouble. Use caution when approaching wildlife, and DO NOT HARASS them. The wardens take a dim view of that, and it can be dangerous as well.
New members receive a map of trails put together by local clubs and the information is as up to date as they can make it. You also receive membership in the state wide MSA, Maine Snowmobile Association, they have a wealth of information on their website. AFM, the property owner for most of our trails frequently has active logging in the woods, so please watch for signs and stay on marked trails. If you come upon equipment working, remember they always have the right of way, and make sure the operator sees you before you attempt to pass by. For trail information, you can call Pete at 460-4474 or Frank at 454-8133, Maryann at 546-1178. Pete email: poorsway@gmail.com
Stop by if you can for a meeting, we’d be happy to see you.
Ride safely and be considerate of others. Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring extra essentials like warm clothing, snacks and gas. Its always a good idea to be prepared for that “just in case!”


Testimonial
"Dear Frank,

We met earlier this summer when I stopped by to inquire about the ATV club membership. We have a camp on Lower Green Lake that has been in our family for three generations, and we know the Airline Snack Bar very well, as it is the last oasis before heading into camp.

Our camp is currently owned by my 2 sisters families and myself. I've moved to Vermont after growing up in Blue Hill but my sisters are still in Maine.

While we don't have ATV's , the reason we're contributing is that I know that the club participates in the maintenance of some of the roads that we drive on to get into our camp. In particular 31-18-0, 31-22-0 and 35-00-0. We've appreciated the work on these roads over the years as it is definitely tough on vehicles getting to the camp.

Please put us on your email list as we'd like to be a yearly contributor."

  Andrew Dombek, Vermont

Club Memberships have been going very well, up to about 99 now. You can download an application from the website or pick one up at the diner. 

The Airline ATVers was founded in 2009 by Frank and Maryann Janusz, then owners of the diner on Rte. 9 in Beddington, Maine.

We nicknamed ourselves the “Swamp Donkeys” after a visit from a friend of Frank and Maryann’s from New Jersey, their home state. Frank’s guest saw a moose on the Stud Mill Road, and wanted to know if it was a donkey. Frank laughed and said "Yes, we call them swamp donkeys!" Chances are someone has already thought of calling a moose by such a name. We try to make atving a fun family event. The nickname stuck and the Swamp Donkeys were born. It works pretty well. People tend to remember us!

ATV Club Ride

RIDE SAFELY ◊ HAVE FUN!


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Beddington Area
Trail Report

AIRLINE ATVers TRAILS

The Airline ATVers are responsible for maintaining over 70 miles of trails, most of which are on the property of the paper company, A.M.F. The trails cover wooded areas as well as logging roads. You can get to just about anywhere on the interconnected trail systems. It is imperative that we as riders, whether with a club or not, respect and follow the wishes and rights of the landowner, no matter where the trails are, because riding on someone else’s property is a privilege, not a right! The Swamp Donkeys promote rider safety and education, and we believe that atving should be a fun and safe activity. Our club is pretty relaxed and informal, while still stressing safety and responsibility on the road for the rider and others. Please note, at the landowners' request, dirt bikes are not allowed on our trails. S/S need to be cautious crossing bridges due to landowners' request. Some bridges are only 60 inches wide.

This is a Yahoo! map of the area around the Airline Snackbar where our trails begin. Click on the small image for a larger view. State maps are available at the Airline Lodge & Snackbar.

 
Club Officers:
Officers were voted in and other positions settled on. All terms are for 2 years.
President:
Frank Janusz - 546-1178
Vice President:
Peter Poors - 667-2052
Secretary/Treasurer:
Maryann Janusz - 546-1179
 
Trailmasters:
David Bridges - 229-8252
Peter Poors - 460-4474
 
Trailmaster David Bridges should be able to come back in july so trailmaster Peter Poors went out and got hit by a truck and broke his ankle just to keep up. They met at Frank and Maryanns to talk over strategy !!

Airline Swamp Donkey trail masters consultation!!

 

 

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