3752 Airline Road
Beddington, ME 04622
Tel: 207-638-2301

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Club ride from Snackbar to Grand Lake Stream to Machias along railroad bed back to Snackbar. Click photo for larger version.

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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.

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President: Frank Janusz
V. President: Peter Poors
Secretary/Treasurer: Maryann Janusz
Co-Trailmasters: David Bridges and Peter Poors

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Update for Airline Riders Snowmobile Club
Mar. 15, 2018

Finally, the snow we should have gotten in the beginning of the year! Nor'easter just dumped over 2 feet of snow, and last week we received close to a foot.
We will be grooming over the next few days, depending on temperatures. Get out and ride while you can!

SNOW !! Finally enough snow for riding in our area. Estimates range between 14 to 30 inches of the white stuff. We hope to be out grooming before the weekend, assuming the snow doesnít melt too fast ! Please remember to watch for trail markers and stay off the blueberry fields. Also be careful around bodies of water, there have been accidents and deaths due to sleds going out on what appeared to be frozen lakes and ponds, only to find there is open water due to the recent round of warm weather. Take it slowly on the trails, there may still be ice on the ground under the snow. Speed and alchohol continue to be contributing factors in crashes , please donít indulge in either when out riding, come back safe.

Congratulations to Todd Holbrook of Mt. Desert. Todd is the winner of our final trail work fund raising raffle of the snowmobile season, thank you to all who participated .

Next month will be our last snowmobile and first atv meeting combined. We meet at the Airline Snackbar on Rte. 9 in Beddington, 6:30 pm, every second Saturday in both atv and sled season, everyone is welcome.

Update to the update ! Trailmaster Peter Poors went out grooming last night on ITS 81 & 84 W towards Milford. He will be going back out tonight as well, some places in the blueberry fields had drifts of 4 to 5 feet and will need another run to be in good shape. Please stay on marked trails, it makes it very hard to groom when there are tracks going every which way. Make sure you tell someone where you are planning on riding in case you run into trouble, they will know where to look. Enjoy the snow while we have it and ride safely.




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 AFMís 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 40í 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 poorsway@gmail.com 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.

View of One of Our Beautiful Trails

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 clubís 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).

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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.

Thereís 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.

Ride Safe.

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.