Mother nature helped us out with about 8" of fresh snow overnight! The trails are open again, so get out and ride! Be careful as the new snow is on a solid base of ice, conditions may be slippery, especially on the corners. If sleds can get out and pack down the new snow, the club will be out grooming, soon. Have fun!
UPDATE! After more rain last night the trails in Standish have been closed. Please stay off the trails until further notice. We do not want to lose access to the trails, so please respect the landowner's who allow us to use them and keep off until we get more snow... hopefully soon! Thank-you!
Mother Nature has not been behaving this week! We have had several days of warmer weather and rain. Last night we got about 1/2" of snow instead of the 3-5 inches predicted. Needless to say this is not helping our trail conditions. The good news is we have a solid base, so we just need a few good inches of snow to help with the grooming. Our crews are out doing what they can, but expect to see ice, water and a few small bare spots in the woods and sunny hillsides. Temps turn colder over the weekend. Most trails are rideable, but be careful!
Check out our awesome new Jeep groomer! This rig was purchased at auction and set up by our club mechanic. This is the perfect machine for our Standish trails equipped with studded tracks, winch and plenty of LED lighting. Let's all pray for snow this week so that we can get it out and create some flat trails!
Our groomers (Carl and Andy) were out and groomed from Dow Road to the Otter Ponds and up to the Two Black Dogs Pub in the center of town last night. Get out and ride!
See you at Pit Stop Fuels tomorrow (Saturday) 10am - 2pm! Raffle tickets, trail maps, club membership applications and great riding advise! :-)
We received 4-5 inches of light snow yesterday and few more dustings over the last 24 hours. The snow was too light and the temperatures to cold to groom, so get out and enjoy the fresh powder! Once the trails are ridden and the temps jump up a bit, we will start up grooming operations. There is a solid icy base, so be careful around the corners. As always, be careful!
Don't forget to visit Pitstop between 10am and 2pm Fuels on Rt. 25 in Standish to get your raffle tickets! Almost $800 worth of prizes! Also note that the club ride planned for Sunday has been postponed.
The Standish Sno-Seekers will be selling raffle tickets at Pit Stop fuels (125 Ossipee Trail, Standish) this Saturday 2/2/19 from 10 am - 2pm. Tickets are $10 each with Prizes as follows;
First Prize: a $500 fuel gift certificate to Pit Stop Fuels
Second Prize: $100 Cabela's gift certificate
Third Prize: $100 tool kit from Home Depot
Fourth Prize: $50 Gift Certificate White Rock Outboard
Fifth Prize: $50 Gift Certificate to Patches Variety
All proceeds go to support the club, trail and equipment grooming and maintenance. Tickets are also available from club members, at Cabela's, or send a request to the contact page of this website.
Also, Sunday 2/3 we are planning a Club ride leaving from Johnson Field at 10am. We are trying to get a headcount of how many riders will attend. Please contact a club member or send a note using the contact form on this website if you plan to attend. THIS RIDE HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
I will try to get an update on trail conditions tomorrow with goal to update every Thursday for the weekend riding conditions.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We had a groomer throw a track yesterday and had to lug it out to Route 237 by the power lines. When we got back to pick it up, it was gone! Anyone with information please contact us via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or the contact page of this website. These tracks are expensive and we run on a very tight budget. Please help so that we can keep the trails groomed this winter!
First of all, the map on the 'About' page has been updated to reflect the latest trails that are open. Good news! We were able to regain a few trail sections that looked like they would be closed at the beginning of the season due to logging and bridge work.
The rain storm and warm temperatures that we had on Thursday did not help the trail system any. The trails are still rideable, but watch out for bare spots in the fields, water bars, rocks and ice. We still have a great frozen base, so hoping the storm early next week is snow and we will be back to excellent riding conditions. As always, Sebago Lake is frozen but questionable ice thickness. Be safe, ride slow and check the conditions!
The gates are all open and most of the trails have been groomed. There are still a few side trails that need a little work, but the main trails are in great shape. The forecast for Thursday does not look good with high temperatures and rain. Not sure how this will affect the weekend riding yet. We will try to get back out after the storm and the temperatures drop. Much of the east side of Sebago froze over this week. I have seen many people out fishing and skating since last weekend. As always, check the ice conditions before heading out. I am not sure about conditions on big side of the lake, which usually takes longer to freeze due to wind conditions. Be careful!