b'Club Newsyear, we appreciate your support of our club.Want to know more about our club happenings and volunteer opportunities? Check us out on Facebook or attend our monthly club meeting, held the second Wednesday of the month at the Abbey Restaurant in Sheldon at 7 p.m. Questions? Contact John Ross, president, at 802-372-1499. Alburg Sno Springers load-test their new Sara Rainville, Secretarybridge. The following Franklin County Snow Like us on Facebook Raiders volunteers rebuilt a bridge near the end of Corridor 104 near FN13: Lianne Frechette, Matt Frechette, Kevin Badger,GRAND ISLE ride! All of our efforts are ultimately Sandy Badger, Chris Sanborn, Kevinto provide a trail system for you to use Mitchell, Kaleb Mitchell, Carter Sanborn,COUNTY and enjoy. We at the club look forward Erik Wagner, Kaleb Badger, Isabelle Frechette and Jared Mitchell. to seeing all of our members, old and new, out on the trails.David Lantry, Club News Correspondent your time to be sure the club hasLike us on Facebookthe leadership to be successful for this season.Not only have we beenAlburgh Sno Springers LAMOILLEholding meetings to prepare for thisFirst of all, congratulations to our club season, but there have also been manypresident, Damien Henry, for receivingCOUNTYworkdays that volunteers have put in. the VAST Distinguished Service Award Our most significant project was afor 2023. Our club has benefitted complete rebuild of our 50-foot bridgegreatly under his leadership, and we in Fairfax. With a lot of work and manyare proud to have him at the helm.hands it was completed in a couple ofPreseason work has been ongoing days and looks great! Thank you toand continues as we prepare for snowSterling Snow RidersKevin B., Sandy, Kaleb B., Nick, Matt,and our time to ride.Through the Lianne, Isabelle, Erik, Kevin M., Jared,generosity of club members, two ofIts stake season and the club has Kevin M., Chris, Carter.Our trailour bridges received necessary repairs,been hard at work getting trails ready groups are busy readying equipment,and an additional new bridge has beenfor the upcoming winter.We built our covering culverts, re-decking bridges,added to our inventory. All of this workfirst guardrail bridge this year which trimming brush and marking the trails.was completed, labor and materials,replaces an old bridge in need of help. Hope to see you all soon out on thewith very little net cost to the club.The build went very smooth and the trails enjoying the efforts of everyone.Thank you to all who were involved. new bridge should provide a lot of Think snow!years of maintenance free service. Lianne FrechetteSecretaryOngoing repair to our mechanicalLuckily, we didnt receive any flood Like us on Facebook fleet continues. There is a core withindamage on our trail system. The LVRT our club, who, along with their otherin our area did see some damage but duties, make sure that when you turnVTrans has repaired the areas, and that the key on the groomer, the tractor andmeans all 40 miles of our trail system the brush hog, they start and run aswill be ready to ride when snow falls.expected. When the unexpected doesWe will be taking delivery of our new rear its head, these talented individualsTrail Paver drag soon. The drags drop what they are doing and makeability to successfully groom wet snow Northwest Ridersrepairs in short order. above freezing temperatures, should Our club volunteers have beenOur next fundraiser is our annualbe a great help to our groomers since busy checking trails, clearing brush,calcutta, scheduled for Jan. 20. This is,winter temps have been running inspecting bridges and marking trailsby far, our most popular fundraisingwarmer the last few years and will for the upcoming season. We wantevent, which results in a fun socialprobably continue to do so. The clubs to thank our gracious landownersevening for our community. ability to purchase this new drag for making these trails possible andFinally, if you are reading this andis a direct result of many years of allowing us on their land year afterour trail system is open, get out andfundraising from supportive members Early Winter 2023 | 33'