We observed 5 Four Wheelers riding our Snowmobile Trails out of Seward to the Log House this weekend. We were unable to catch up with you this time, but we have filed a report with local law enforcement. Honestly, what makes you think it’s ok for you to ride your 4 wheelers on DESIGNATED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS during SNOWMOBILE SEASON?
ATV’s are extremely destructive to groomed snowmobile trails, the ruts they cause, once frozen, are almost impossible to groom out. If a snowmobiler hits a rut in the trail caused by a quad, 4 wheeler, jeep or truck, we have a problem. Our club is responsible for fixing the damage these vehicles cause and that damage costs money to repair but….FIRST AND FOREMOST ..THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. Snowmobiliers travelling the trails do not expect to encounter an ATV around the corner. ATV’s vary in size, some are small and some are much wider than a sled.
Summer, spring and fall are ATV seasons, leave the short 10-12 week period (if we are lucky) to the snowmobilers.
Here’s a link to an informational page based on DMV’s excellent C-29 brochure. It is a comprehensive resource for rules of use, safety equipment advice, age-to-machine sizing guidance and more, clearly detailed to help you make good decisions about how, where and when to use your ATV or trail bike properly in the Empire State. http://www.dmv.ny.gov/broch/c29.htm