Feb 09 2015

CP Snow Drags 2015, 7 March 2015

What: Snow Track Only 660ft

Where: Generations Inn (Mississippi Lake), 717 Lake Park Rd, Carleton Place

When: 0800-1000 Registration and Tech, 1045 Drivers meeting, 1100 Races start

Classes: A whole bunch

Seach CP Snow Drags on Fb

Contact: cp.snow.drags@gmail.com or 613-451-0470

All proceeds go to Lanark County Interval House

Drag Races 2015

 

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Feb 01 2015

2015 OFSC No Cost Try Our Trails Permits // 14-16 Feb 2015

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Welcome to OFSC Trails and Enjoy Your Ride!

In cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is celebrating Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Long Weekend with the third year of the No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, available online at no charge and valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015.

 

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is available only by registering online at www.ofsc.on.ca, completing the Try Our Trails Permit application form and printing out a permit good for Family Day Long Weekend only. There is no charge for either the 2015Try Our Trails Permit or the registration process, but to access OFSC trails, the printed permit must be affixed to the sled to which it is assigned in accordance with Ontario law.

 

Any sled on OFSC trails for recreational purposes without a permit on Family Day Weekend is illegal and can incur a fine of up to $1,000. Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

 

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Q&A

 

What is it?

“Try Our Trails” is the name of the 2015 permit approved by MTO as a result of a recommendation passed by OFSC clubs at their AGM asking for a no cost permit for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend.

 

What is the purpose of the 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

One purpose of the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is to invite new participants, former riders and out-of-province visitors to try OFSC trails at no cost. We also want to encourage all regular permit buyers to invite their families and friends to register for a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit, so they can Take a Friend Snowmobiling.

 

When Can I get a 2015 Try Our Trails Permit?

2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permits are available from Monday, February 2 for Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend only – and are valid only from 12:01 AM Saturday, February 14 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 inclusive.

 

Where can I get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit are only available from the OFSC Online Permits website any time from 12:01 AM on February 2 to 11:59 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015 by completing the registration form and printing out a permit from the follow up email you will receive immediately.

 

Why do I have to get a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit online?

Besides being the simplest, quickest and most convenient way for anyone to obtain the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit for immediate use, there is one other very important reason that the 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit must be obtained online:

Permit Required – Even though there is no cost for this new permit, Ontario law still requires that a sled entering OFSC trails for recreational snowmobiling must display a valid permit or be subject to a penalty. So anyone who wants to try OFSC trails on Ontario’s Snowmobiling Family Day Weekend requires a trail permit on their sled, regardless that it may be obtained at no cost.

 

What is the process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The process for obtaining a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit is exactly the same as if a snowmobiler were going online to buy a permit, except that no payment is required and the permit is obtained immediately. The reason for using the same method is that this is the process that complies with MTO requirements for the OFSC to distribute their trail permits, and it has worked very well for the past two seasons.

 

How does someone obtain a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit?

The 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit can be obtained at the OFSC Online Permits website. Please review the following instructions on how to obtain the Try Our Trails Permit online:

  • To register for a No Cost Try Our Trails Permit please create a new account (or login with your existing account if you are a current online permit purchaser).
  • Select the district and club where you plan on snowmobiling.
  • Confirm your personal information, enter your sled information and select the Try Our Trails Permit from the drop down menu provided.
  • Be sure to read all terms and conditions and check the appropriate boxes to continue through the form.
  • When you have successfully completed the form, click the “Proceed to Payment Gateway”.  Since there is no fee for the Try Our Trails Permit, you will not be asked for credit card information (if your order only consists of the Try Our Trails Permit).
  • You will be given the option to print a receipt showing that no fee was paid.
  • Your Try Our Trails Permit confirmation will be sent to you by email immediately. Please review the instructions and then print your permit (either in colour or black & white) and affix it to your sled.

If you require assistance please contact us at:  contactus@ofsc.on.ca

 

How do you affix a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit to your sled?

After you print out the permit in either colour or black & white, you must affix it to the sled to which it was assigned. The permit must also be and remain clear and legible in case you get checked on the trail. Because the permit is printed on paper with no adhesive backer, we are suggesting these jerry-rigged methods for affixing to your sled:

  • Put it in a clear plastic packing slip envelope from an office supply store. These have adhesive backs.
  • Laminate it and tape to sled.
  • Affix to sled with clear packing tape that will allow it to be seen and also protect it from the elements.
  • Place it in a ziplock baggie and tape to sled or attach to top inside of windshield with alligator clip.

As backup, we also recommend that you print out a duplicate copy to carry in your pocket along with the required permit registration paperwork.

 

In addition to a 2015 No Cost Try Our Trails Permit, what else do you need to legally ride OFSC trails?

Riders must also carry a valid driver’s licence or Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, sled registration, proof of insurance, and follow all the rules and assumptions for safe OFSC trail riding.

 

 

Happy Ontario Sledding!

 

 

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Jan 28 2015

BEAST / Richmond Poker Rally, 7 Feb 2015

Come out for the rally! Registration is from 9am to 11am with sleds returning by 5pm. Winners will be announced at 6pm.

Beast Poker Rally-2015 v2

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Jan 27 2015

Free access to FCMQ trails everywhere in Quebec, 7-8 Feb 2015

The FCMQ and the thousands of volunteers from its 205 member snowmobile clubs invite you to discover their snowmobile trail system free of charge (FREE TEMPORARY TRAIL PERMIT REQUIRED) for an entire weekend. During the entire weekend, you will have access to 32,000 kilometres (20,000 miles) of marked and groomed trails, securely maintained. Best of all, no trail permit will be required.

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Jan 26 2015

BEAST 309 Closed for 2014-2015 Season

The BEAST 309 trail (which connects E103 to A Top Trail South) has been officially closed for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season. We lost the old route for this trail and have been working on a reroute but have not been able to obtain all (and many) landowner permissions. Therefore, the trail has been closed. We will contiunue working on this trail for next season.

We also ask members to repsect our trail closed signs and the private lands they would otherwise be tresspassing on. Plan your routes accordinately and sled safe.

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Jan 23 2015

Postponment of Beauties of the BEAST Ride

Due to lack of snow and none forecasted in the week, unfortunately we will be postponing the Beauties ride. We are would like to rescheduled for 28 Feb – 1 Mar 2015 weekend. Hopefully we will have enough snow. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and hopefully you will still be able to join us.

 

For those of you that have booked rooms please call and cancel or move them to the new date by Tuesday January 27th. There are a lot of rooms available on Feb.28st.

 

Again sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Beauties of the Beast PledgeTP2015Julie-Anne Bedard

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Dec 16 2014

Beauties of the BEAST 3rd Annual Women Only Day & Over Night Run 31 Jan-1 Feb 15

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Click here for a PDF version of the: Beauties of the Beast PledgeTP2015 form

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Dec 14 2014

Reminder: BEAST Corporate Ride (Club Ride), 13-15 Feb 2015, Huntsville

REMINDER – BOOK YOUR ROOM TODAY AS DISCOUNT PRICES END TODAY.

This yefront-entrance_jpg_1024x0ar the Corporate Ride is taking us to the Huntsville area. We will be leaving on Friday, February 13th and returning on Sunday, February 15th, 2015.

Hidden Valley Resort will be hosting our group this time round. You have the choice of two scenic rooms: a lakeside view at $149.00/night or a hillside room at $129.00/night. The resort will offer a breakfast buffet both Saturday and Sunday mornings for $12.95/person. They will also offer a lockup for our sleds both Friday and Saturday evenings at no cost to us. They may be reached at 1-800-465-4171

The plan is to trailer part way on Friday and then sled the rest of the way. As the date gets closer, we will firm up the details.

The above prices are in effect until December 14th, 2014. After this date, the rooms will revert back to Hidden Valley’s regular rates. There is a seven day cancellation policy. Three days before the ride, your credit card will be charged the amount for the two nights.

Come out and join us for some great fun and sledding. Questions may be directed to Deb at 613-253-5486.

 

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Nov 17 2014

OCSTC Swap Meet, 29 Nov 14, 10am to 4pm – Metcalfe

OCSTC swap-meet

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Nov 09 2014

BEAST Kids Bowling Day, 15th Nov, 2-4 pm, Carleton Place

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We know you’re kids like to bowl so we have added in a kids bowling day on Nov. 15th. There is room for up to 30 kids with 6 volunteers to help from 2-4pm for $15.00 each. This will include bowling, shoe rental and Pizza. Are you interested?

RSVP with Julie-Anne at jabedard@storm.ca

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