FIRST MEETING OF THE ATV SEASON WILL BE APRIL 14,
2018 AT THE AIRLINE SNACKBAR ON RTE. 9 IN BEDDINGTON. START
TIME IS 6:00 pm. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER DINNER BEFORE
THE MEETING, PLEASE BE SURE TO ARRIVE WELL BEFORE THE
MEETING TIME AS THE DINER CLOSES AT 6 pm. HOPE TO SEE YOU
CALLING ALL SWAMP DONKEYS- 2018-2019 SEASON IS HERE !
The ATV riding season is almost here. There is still
snowmobiling going on, but temperatures are supposed to be
warming up soon and the gates will be closed for mud season.
We will post a notice when the trails are reopened for
riding. Everyone needs to pay more attention this year to
staying on the trails and off the blueberry fields and out
of the streams. Disregarding the landowner wishes will lead
to trail closures and loss of riding area.
As you all know, the wind and snow have been a huge factor
in the weather this winter, and we can expect limbs and
trees down in the trails. Call Pete at 460-4470 if you can
help out with trail work or have questions about the trails.
We are hoping to have co-trailmaster David Bridges back with
us, it seems like he keeps having “final surgeries” for his
ankle and leg every month! Also hoping to see Jimmy McLean
back in action after falling off a roof this winter and
smashing up his legs in fine style.
Frank and Maryann Janusz have sold the diner and “retired”,
but will still be very active in the club. The new owners,
Lance and Dianne, welcome riders and will still be hosting
the Swamp Donkey meetings at the diner, 2nd Saturdays of the
month in season. We are changing the start time to 6:00 pm .
If you would like to buy dinner before the meeting, remember
they close at 6pm and you must be there before that.
Get your machines tuned up and ready to go, and remember,
the land owner wants the bridges at 60” width – overall
width of machine.
POSITION OPEN with ATV Maine
Congratulations to Jens Bergen, a member of the Airline
Snackbar ATV Club. Mr. Bergen won the raffle for the $400.00
gift card by sending back his ticket that had been sent out
in the mail to all the Swamp Donkey members along with his
generous donation. Tickets were also sold by Cindy Weymouth
of the Airline ATV Riders.
All monies raised through this raffle are going directly
to Camp CaPella for camperships, and will help local kids
and adults with disabilities have the summer camp
experience. We don’t have the final tally yet for this fund
raising raffle, but to date it’s over $700.00 , there are a
few more monies coming in.
Thanks so much to all who participated, job well done !
Trails still need brushing out in places, so remember to
bring tools the next time you ride and give those old shrubs
a good whack.
The Snackbar is holding a raffle at the diner to benefit
trailwork for both their snowmobile and atv clubs with trail
maintaining. They have a Windham AR 15 Rifle, 5.56/.223cal.,
approx. value $1,000.00 (inc. tax). Tickets are $10. Each,
only 300 will be sold.
Memberships are up to 91 primary households with 12
associate members. Welcome to all new members and renewals !
Please ride safely, and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, stay on
marked trails and out of the waterways and blueberry fields.
On our benefit ride, we had a former area rep. of ATV Maine
ride off on the blueberry fields on the ride, shame on you,
you know better and need to set a better example. NO ONE is
exempt from the trail restrictions in place. If they are not
followed, we WILL lose trails, that’s not a maybe, it’s
already been done in places and can and will continu. It’s
up to you !!
The club has new t-shirts
and hoodies for sale, available for club members at the
meeting or at the diner, see Maryann.