Those of you who know me, know how important family is in my life. You also know how passionate I am about the sport of snowmobiling. The opportunity to spend time snowmobiling with family and friends is a combination of all the best things in life.
Snowmobiling and exploring our local and state trail system during winter provides memories that last forever. Absolutely priceless.
Within all of our clubs we have an extended family of close friends. It’s the quality time spent together at club events, construction projects, fundraisers, and riding that create these bonds. We become comrades. We support each other, even outside of the sport. We understand that it’s all about having quality interconnecting local trails from one club to the next and beyond.
Everyone enjoys the ability to ride from their own local trail system on an evening after work or for a weekend ride. Do you agree?
Unfortunately, life, family, and work take precedence over donating time for club and trail work. Active club members are feeling more and more burdened, with less and less help.
Sometimes it gets so frustrating that you could just lose motivation to do anything. That is tragic. It causes a chain reaction. Landowners lose contact with key members and close trails.
Even worse, clubs fold. Then what happens? Neighboring clubs attempt taking over those trail systems, often starting from scratch.
The outcome isn’t always good. Clubs barely have enough resources to keep their landowners happy and maintain the trails they already have.
Here’s a concept: Let’s work together for the common goal. Put aside the attitudeof clubs competing against each other.
What we need is neighboring clubs teaming-up their resources, aligning those few motivated members within each club.
Working together to improve each other’s trails. I believe this will revive enthusiasm amongst those who’ve had the wind taken out of their sails and are losing interest.
Enhance the trail system! That way we are all riding quality local interconnecting trails.