BGL Snowmobile Club
241 West Leyden Rd
Leyden, MA 01337

Feb 26th, 2022

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!!

YES trails are open... BUT!!!!!!
Its not pretty.... Not all trails have been checked. Or broke open yet. IF you go out make sure you know where your going.... watch out for unfozen water/ light coverage on trail debris and you might even find trails blocked by down trees. Feel free to help move these obstacles if you can.
OBEY ALL TRAILS SIGNS AND WARNINGS as there has been trail changes since last year!
Our monthly meeting is this Monday at 7pm at the vets club in Bernardston... last chance to get your super raffle tickets!
and of course... Keep the Rubber Side Down!

WE NEED EVERYONES HELP ON THIS CALL TO ACTION!!!

There are some pieces of legislature we need fellow snowmobilers to show support on to help our sport become safer, increase support and add benefits for its growth

In the time it takes to watch a couple Tik Tok videos YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

All you need to do is send an email. Attached below is the list of the people to send it too.

PAST years of effort will not be successful unless you as citizens and voters, exercise YOUR rights to get involved.

HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO DO!!!

First…… Cut/paste the email addresses of the appropriate Representative and Senator email addresses from your home town.

**** If your town isn’t listed you can contact me at nvrplay2ty@yahoo.com and tell me your home town and I will send you your reps link****

Or if your If your not part of BGL you can contact your club as they have all the same info….

Then In the “Cc” bar, please add the following address: SAMLegislative@gmail.com

In the body of the email start with the following:

Your name

Your town

Your club

How long have you been a member of SAM?

Ask that the addressed Legislator to support their District’s snowmobilers by asking Senate Ways and Means Chairman Michael Rodrigues to favorably report out S538, “An Act Promoting Snowmobiling Sustainability”

SECOND…… Just copy and paste this portion to explain what the bill does:

This bill includes a number of provisions that would help snowmobiling remain a part of life for me and my club, and would overall strengthen the sport across Massachusetts. Other states have a similar “free snowmobile weekend” to the one proposed, and it has helped bring tourists and their dollars into our community. Also, the wheeled vehicle fines will make it less likely that the trails our members work so hard on to open, groom, and maintain will be damaged. S538 will provide an opportunity for representation on the DCR Stewardship Committee. SAM members are active volunteers, and we also work very hard to maintain good connections with regulators and state officials. A seat at that table recognizes the importance of our membership, and will help us be a stronger voice on DCR’s policies. Additionally, eligibility for the 61B recreational land tax classification will not only promote the sport but benefit local landowners and taxpayers.

Third ……. Add a personal note… Explain why snowmobiling is important to you, and why passing these measures are important to you!

This will show that YOUR NOT A ROBOT!!! And you’re a VOTER!!!

Then add a Thank the Legislators for their consideration, and invite them out to go snowmobiling some time! These are your links to State Government…USE THEM!

If you have any questions you can also reach our legislative contact directly at jwentworth@peacefieldstrategies.com

Please try to complete your outreach by Monday, February 28, 2022. Feel free to share any feedback you receive.

Our State Senator: Senator Joanne Comerford.

Email: Jo.Comerford@masenate.gov

Representative Natialie Blais:(Montague)

Email: Natalie.Blais@mahouse.gov

Representative Paul Mark:(Bernardston,Greenfield,Leyden,Norhtfield)

Email: Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!!!

Brad

https://www.sledmass.com LINK to FULL WEBSITE

https://www.sledmass.com/map/ LINK to INTERACTIVE MAP

THANKS for your patience!

TRAIL UPDATE 1/17/2022

I know everybody is waiting for word on the trails… its going to be close on opening and might even be a split inour club where some are open and some are not.
AS ALWAYS PLEASE BE PATIENT AND RESPECT OUR LAND OWNERS REQUESTS AND ALL TRAIL SIGNAGE!!
Our groomers and trail maintenance volunteers want the trails open even more than you do!!!
Follow here and on our facebook page Bernardston gill leyden snowmobile club
THANKS!!

Club or Contact Jared Smith @ 423-834-1665 or Brad Stafford @ 413-374-4201

PLEASE RESPECT OUR LANDOWNERS and THEIR REQUESTS nad ALL OF OUR SIGNAGE!!! We will keep you all posted as things progress. With some states already shutting down or limiting out of state snowmobilier... and hopefully this last storm is just a preview of what this winter will bring. NOW is the time to help out the local clubs and enjoy what Massachusetts has to offer for snowmobiliers right here in your back yard! TRAIL Passes are available ONLINE at www.BGLSNOW.com or at the SAM website www.sledmass.com and you can choose the BGL club to join. Also Ray's cycle center, The steel shed Inc and Dan's custom signs have them at their shops. Call ahead to check availability and currant covid protocols. "Rubber Side Down"


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If you need to get a pass you can stop in at the following local business to get yours.
The steel shed inc
Hale custom signs
Rays cycle center
Our monthly meetings ( last Monday night of the month, Bernardston vets club)
Or you can call me at 413-834-1665
Thanks. Jared

******* FREE STUFF ********


Authentic BGL snowmobile club trail collectibles!

To all club members this weekend and until we have to close our trails. Our club is giving away BGL trail collectibles. These items include door stops, paper weights, Pet Rocks, fire starter kits, potpourri, do it yourself christmas wreath parts, dog fetching toys and many other items. These items were placed on all our club trails over the last few storms.
GO GET YOURS TODAY!!
Feel free to go get as many as you can!
There is no limit!!
You can store them anywhere including just off the trail.
Be safe as you collect the bigger ones!
Remember the more you take.... the more time our groomer operators have to make the trails smooth so you can get even more!

ALSO.....Dont forget your SAM pass as the EPO's have been invited to get there collectibles too!

RIDE SAFE my friends and Keep the Rubber Side Down!
Brad


Stay Alert and Pay Attention to Trail Changes!
Some of the major changes are after passing the Leyden fire pit and thru the quiet zone pass the old Bartons garage, which once was the Zimmerman property there has been a trail change.
ALSO headed from the hollywood or from over Fox hill going east towards the 91 bridge THAT QUIET ZONE MUST BE HONORED! We are literally 75 ft from a non-snowmobiling family's home.. GO SLOW!!! Once over the 91 bridge headed to North Bernardston as you enter West road there is another major trail change.
THE DEADLINE FOR EARLY BIRD SAM PASS PRICES IS DEC 15TH!
You can get SAM trail passes online here or Hale Custom Signs, The Steel Shed Inc and Ray's Cycle Center

We are always looking for bridge repair material. If you or someone you know have replaced a deck or any other pressure treated structure and the wood is in pretty good shape. Give me a shout.


Imagine, you wake up and look out the window, the forecast was right, a foot of snow fell last night...finally! You grab your gear, the sled is already in the trailer, you fire up the truck and put it into drive, its time to go. You get to the trail and meet with the others who share the same enthusiasm about riding as you do. This day couldn't be any better. You do a brief check of supplies, you're gonna need em... because today you'll ride until the sun goes down.


*NOTE* trail changes will be posted in our Trail Conditions and on our Facebook page: Bernardston Gill Leyden Snowmobile Club

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