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Tucker Wins – You Win!_____17

Charity Match_____________4

Arctiva Women’s Gear______18

Governor Cuomo Launches Ad Campaign to Promote Snowmobiling in New York___5

Kid’s Corner____________ 19

Cool Shot of the Month_____ 5

O.S.S.A. Ride-In___________22

Go Snowmobiling_________20

Polaris - 60 Sleds in 60 Days_________________7 Safety Week______________8 SledBrite Snowmobile Tunnel Cleaning___________9 Peet Dryer______________10 Yamaha Racers Battle Bitter Cold______________11

President Gary Hines 6407 Fassett Street Ashtabula, OH 44004 440-992-3434 440-344-3555 Cell Vice President Brian Kothera 17159 Mumford Rd. Burton, OH 44021 440-554-3231 Treasurer Jennifer Hines 6407 Fassett Street Ashtabula, OH 44004 440-992-3434 Secretary Barb Weaver 369 Footville-Richmond Jefferson, OH 44047 440-576-0635

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O.S.S.A. Board Messages____6

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Our Feature Destination: Gaylord, Michigan

Anna Kothera 17159 Mumford Rd. Burton, OH 44021 216-410-8861

Barry Weaver 369 Footville-Richmond Jefferson, OH 44047 440-576-0635

Jon Kus 16301 Burrows Rd. Thompson, OH 44086 440-269-0097

Ken Weisbarth 7540 N. Ridge Road East Madison, OH 44057

Mike Pasko & Tracy Pasko 11810 Hilldale Rd. Mantua, OH 44255 Tim Rooth 6135 Winchell Rd. Hiram, OH 44234 330-569-3250 Autumn Snyder 116 West Jefferson Rd. Jefferson, OH 44047 440-812-1100

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s to e t a D mber e m e R JANUARY

5 Grand River Trail Riders – 1:00 6 Troy Snowmobile Association – 7:00 7 Flying Tigers – 6:30 8 Thompson Ledge Runners – 7:00 Delaware Co. – 4:30 9 Montville Highlanders – 7:30 12 Stateline Sno-Trackers – 7:00 Parkman Polar Bears – 6:00 13 Newbury Snowmobile Club – 8:00 Wakeman Sno-Ballers – 8:00 South County Ditch Bangers – 12:00 18 Pymatuning TrailBlazers Chardon WinterFest Montville Pig Roast 18-26 Snowmobile Safety Week 25 South County DitchBangers Reverse Raffle 28 Wakeman Sno-Ballers – 8:00


2 Grand River Trail Riders – 1:00 3 Troy Snowmobile Association – 7:00 4 Flying Tigers – 6:30 5 Thompson Ledge Runners – 7:00 7-9 O.S.S.A. Ride-In - Gaylord, MI 8-17 Take A Friend Snowmobiling Week 9 Stateline Sno-Trackers – 7:00 Parkman Polar Bears – 6:00 11 Newbury Snowmobile Club – 8:00 Wakeman Sno-Ballers – 8:00 12 Delaware Co. – 4:30 South County Ditch Bangers – 12:00 13 Montville Highlanders – 7:30

Betty Kunz Memorial/ FREE OSSA Scholarship safety class Chance at a $500.00 college scholarship. Look on the OSSA website: for application. Applications and essays are due by March 1, 2014 Scholarship awarded at the Spring Banquet on April 5, 2014

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Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:00-4:00 at ACMC, Eduction Building, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula Ages 10 years or older Call Tim Doerr 216-870-8891 to register

Charity Match OSSA will once again be offering the Charity Match to all Ohio clubs. OSSA has agreed to donate up to $500.00 for this program. The match will be up to $100.00 for up to 5 clubs. A request letter, along with a receipt or a canceled check should be received by OSSA by March 1, 2014. If more than 5 clubs send a request, a drawing will be held with all requests and 5 club names will be drawn.


The application for Snowmobiler-of-the-Year is on the OSSA website: www. All applications should be received by March 1, 2014.


The application for Business-of-the-Year is on the OSSA website: www.snowmobileohio. com. All applications should be received by March 1, 2014.

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Hello Ohio Snowmobilers. Winter is finally here. The time we all live for. Hopefully Mother Nature gives us a snow filled season. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the club members that support and keep the trails open. You guys and gals are the heart and soul of our Association. By joining a club every year, you help make the club more successful. You are the good example, by riding responsibly, are courteous to others, respect land owners, and are stewards of the land. We all get caught up in the “bad apples”, the riders who are the bad example, and unfortunately, the ones that get the publicity. We need to focus on the positive aspects and show other riders we are good people. We enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. We appreciate the land owners, who have graciously given their permission to travel across their property. We know that this is a privilege and we go to great lengths to protect the trails and ask others to respect them as well.


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Club members are always willing to lend a hand, whether it is trail work, selling raffle tickets, or helping a buddy fine tune a sled. A few years ago, our family was on a trail ride, when we came upon a snowmobile, off the trail down an embankment and stuck. The young lady was a little scared. We helped get the sled back on the trail and made sure she was okay. She asked why we stopped and offered to help. The answer was simple. It was the right thing to do. Another night ride, we came up on a broken down sled, no lights, a very cold rider and not sure of where he was. We helped him get his bearings, towed the sled to the nearest intersection and when his father showed up in a truck, we all loaded the sled on the truck and they were on their way home. It felt good to help a fellow snowmobiler. Some day it may be one of us that need help. A great big thank you to all of the” GOOD SNOWMOBILERS” out there. You guys and gals show that when we lead by example, others will follow. Ride Safe and See you on the Trails

Brian Kothera vice President

Hello everyone, I hope all of you have had enjoyable holidays and wish all of you a very prosperous and a snowy new year. I hope everyone got to get out and do a little riding as the season should be hitting full swing with a little help from Mother Nature. We had an awfully wet fall, it sure was a chore trying to get the trails ready but I know all of you did your part in getting the trails ready so now let’s log some miles out there SAFELY and courteously.

By now you should have made your reservations for the OSSA Ride In as we are less than a month away. I know there will be a whole lot of you that will be returning but for those that this may be your first time up there you will want to start a check list for this event. First thing, make sure your snowmobiles are registered with the BMV. Secondly, you will want to have your snowmobiles insured and should you have anyone operating snowmobiles and they do not have a driver license you will want them to take a snowmobile safety course. They will ask for these things if you get stopped. Thirdly, is that you will not want to move your snowmobile without your helmet on. That goes for even unloading or loading your sled from your trailer or just tooling over to your buddy in the staging area. Now for the fun stuff, things you will want to remember to pack. For Thursday evening’s event, wear a shirt of your favorite manufacture (Yamaha, Polaris, Artic Cat, or Ski-Doo) as this lets everyone know what you ride and it will show your pride in your ride. Friday will be a Hawaiian themed night so let’s see your creativeness come out. Saturday is the banquet and we want to see your club pride so if your club has any swag wear it proud and represent as we are all very proud of the clubs we belong too. We will be taking pictures of all the groups that come up to represent and see who has the most active clubs out there. Something new this year is we are going to have a live auction, that’s right a live auction and you might be asking yourself what are we going to be auctioning? Well that depends on all the clubs out there. We want to see how creative your club can be and create a sort of theme basket that we will auction off. The club that gets the highest amount for their basket will win 75 dollars and second place will get 25 dollars. There is no limit as what you can spend to create these baskets so donations are the key here. Some examples of baskets could be a booze basket, lottery basket, wine and cheese basket, date night basket, or maybe a, wait for it, A SNOWMOBILING BASKET. Come on I know you guys and girls got it in ya now do your club proud! I am going to stop here as I don’t want to give it all away; all I can say is you can’t participate if you haven’t made your reservations yet. I hope you have noticed that the Ride In this year has been moved to Gaylord and will be at the Alpine Lodge their phone number is 989-732-2431 to make your reservations. After you’ve made your reservations, you will need to call Barb Weaver at 440-576-0635 to let her know how many are coming and ages of any children as she coordinates this with the food and other events we have going on. Well did I motivate you enough to come up and join us? I hope so as this was the inspiration that got me started into this great organization. I hope to see a bunch of old faces and a whole bunch of new ones too, until then respect the trails and the land owners. The Ohio Snowmobiler - The Official Publication of the Ohio State Snowmobile Association



Polaris Snocross Racer Andrew Lieders Earns Sweep, Wins Both ISOC Pro Lite Finals at Bessemer, Mich.

Polaris Pro Open Racers Are 2-3-4 in Points After Earning Three Podium Finishes MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2013) – After an impressive display of Polaris Terrain Domination in ISOC National snocross racing last weekend, Polaris racers are second, third and fourth in the Pro Open points standings, and Polaris racers fill the top five spots in the Pro Lite standings. Leading the way in Dec. 6-7 ISOC racing at Bessemer, Michigan, were Andrew Lieders, who won both of the weekend’s Pro Lite finals, and Pro Open racers Kyle Pallin, Kody Kamm and Ross Martin, each of whom earned a spot on the podium with a top-three finish. In the weekend’s two Pro Open finals: • Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee), who is from Ironwood, Michigan, less than 10 miles from the race site, finished fifth and second in the two finals, and he left the Upper Peninsula second in Pro Open points. • Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished 3-4 in the weekend’s finals, and he is currently third in class points. • Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished second and fifth, and he is fourth in points. In the Pro Lite class: • Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) won both finals and moved into second in the points standings, behind fellow Polaris driver Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports). • Five Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in both finals, including finishing 1-2-3-4 on Saturday. • Polaris racers are in the top five spots in the points standings. The weekend also included a win by Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) in the Pro-Am +30 final.

PRO OPEN: Three Polaris Racers Reach the Podium

In Friday night’s Pro Open final, three Polaris racers finished in the top five, and in both of the weekend’s finals, Polaris racers earned five spots in the top 10. Ross Martin took second on Friday, while Kody Kamm was third, Kyle Pallin was fifth, Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) was seventh, and Iain Hayden (Rockstar Energy Polaris) was 10th. On Saturday, Pallin reached the podium with a second-place finish, followed by Kamm in fourth, Martin in fifth, Broberg in seventh, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) in 14th, and Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) in 15th. Polaris racers in the top 15 in Pro Open points were: 2. Pallin; 3. Kamm; 4. Martin; 7. Broberg; 10. Hayden; 12. Scott; and 15. LaVallee.

PRO LITE: Andrew Lieders Dominates at Bessemer

In the Friday night final, Andrew Lieders won and Andrew Carlson joined him on the podium with a third-place finish. Marcus Johansson (Carlson Motorsports) was fourth, Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) was sixth, and Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) was ninth. In Saturday’s final, Lieders won again for a weekend sweep, and he led a Polaris parade across the finish line. He was followed by Todd in second, Carlson in third, Johansson in fourth, Mason in sixth and Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) in 12th. After Bessemer, Carlson led in points by 8 ahead of Lieders, while Todd was third, Johansson was fourth, Mason was fifth, Leighton was 10th, and James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) was 13th.

Polaris Racers Win in Vets Class, Reach Podium in Pro-Am Women

Justin Tate won the Pro-Am +30 final at Bessemer, which put him second in class points, five points out of first. David Blunt (Team Blunt) took ninth and was ninth in points. In the Pro-Am Women final, Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) finished second, which left her second in points, six points out of first. Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing/Fort Fremont Racing) finished fifth, Rachelle Fountain (Fountain Racing) was sixth, Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) was seventh, Jennifer Martel was ninth, and Jessica Martel was 10th. In the weekend’s Sport class finals, Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) won on Friday and Braydon Love (444 Motorsports) finished second on Saturday.

60 Sleds in 60 Days

The Polaris Sled-a-Day Giveaway

MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 19, 2013) – To kick-off the celebration of 60 years of Terrain Domination, Polaris is giving away 60 Sleds in 60 Days through “The Polaris Sled-a-Day Giveaway.” Polaris will give away 60 model year 2015 Polaris snowmobiles in 60 days to lucky riders who will enjoy the ultimate snowmobiling experience. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, consumers can visit Polaris snowmobile dealerships to enter for their chance to win a new 2015 snowmobile. Polaris will draw one winner’s name daily from Jan. 4, 2014, through March 4, 2014.

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• Know the local hazards and forecasted weather conditions. • • Do not operate at high speeds, especially when near houses, buildings, livestock, wildlife, trailheads, or other recreationists. • • Understand the importance of protective equipment and proper clothing while riding a snowmobile. • Do not use alcohol or drugs. • Be alert and constantly scan the trail or riding area for other snowmobiles, trail users, and hazards. • Do not engage in reckless, careless, or inappropriate behavior. • Ride defensively, be courteous, and use common sense. • Do not disturb wildlife or livestock. • Follow the rules of the road and abide by all trail signs.


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Safety Wee

When Snowmobiling...

Riding Positions Semi-Kneeling


This is the safest and most common riding position. Position yourself on the snowmobile with your feet flat on the running boards. This will help cushion the effects of bumps on the trail and also keep your feet safe from the tracks or objects. When sitting, keep your body weight low so it will be easier to shift from side to side.

A semi-kneeling position, where one knee is up under you on the seat and the other foot is on the snowmobile’s running board, can be useful when riding in deep powder snow while riding at slower speeds. This will help with visibility and also help to control the snowmobile.


This position should only be used when you have visibility troubles in the sitting position. Be sure to keep your knees bent to absorb the bumps on the trail and keep your speed slow. Do not use this position for regular riding, for it can be hard to react to situations and doesn’t allow quick control in case of an emergency.



This is a good alternative riding position to rest the body while riding at slow speeds. For this position, put your knees up under you on your seat. It can help with better visibility, but it is more difficult to keep your balance.


Do not disobey local, state/ provincial, or federal snowmobile rules, regulations, and policies. Obey posted speed limits.

Safety Pledge • I will wear appropriate clothing, including gloves, boots and a helmet with a visor. • I will let my family or friends know my planned route, my destination and my expected arrival time. • I will not litter or damage trees and other vegetation.

• I will not snowmobile where prohibited. • I will be careful when crossing roads, and always cross at a right angle to traffic. • I will obey the rules and laws of the state or province I am visiting. • I will drive within the limits of my machine and my own abilities. • I will keep my machine in top shape and follow a pre-op check before each ride. • I will treat the outdoors with respect. • I will never drink and drive a snowmobile. • I will respect other peoples’ property and rights, and lend a hand when I see someone in need.

This is a semi-sitting position that is best suited for traveling over uneven terrain. Keep your feet flat on the snowmobile running boards and bend your knees. This will help with visibility too.

Nationally Approved Hand Signals Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical, wrist bent, move are from left to right over head, pointing to the right side of trails.



Arm raised from the shoulder and extended straight up over the head with the palm of hand flat. Left arm may also be used to signal “STOP”.


Left arm extended out and down from the side of the body with a downward flapping motion of hand to signal warning or caution.


Left arm extended straight out from shoulder and pointing in the direction of the turn.

LAST SLED IN LINE Raise forearm from handle bar and show clenched fist at shoulder height.

Arm raised, elbow bent, with thumb pointing backward, in hitch-hiking motion move arm forward to backward over your shoulder.



Left arm raised at shoulder height, elbow bent and forearm vertical with palm of hand flat.



Snowmobile Tunnels Cleaning and Polishing Use this easy 3 Step Guide to clean, deoxidize, shine and protect your snowmobile tunnels and other metals on your sled, snowmobile trailer and sled accessories. Step 1: Remove surface grease and build up from snowmobile tunnels. Spray snowmobile belly pan cleaner onto snowmobile tunnel surface. Wipe clean with cloth. Tough deposits may require agitation with a damp cloth or a stiff bristle brush and dwell time. SledBrite belly pan cleaner is safe on decals. SledBrite Belly Pan Professional Strength, Premium Grade Snowmobile Cleaner – Safe, Biodegradable, Non Toxic, Non Aerosol, No VOCs Step 2: Remove oxidation from snowmobile tunnels. Spray snowmobile tunnel cleaner onto snowmobile tunnel or metal surface starting frrom the bottom and working your way up (this help prevents streaking). Let stand, allowing product to foam (15 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on severity of oxidation). Use a cleaning brush to move product around, ensuring even coverage. Wipe clean. NOTE: Your snowmobile tunnels or metals/aluminum may have varying levels of oxidation which may cause streaking. If streaking occurs, reapply; allow longer dwell time and follow application directions.

Step 3: Shine and protect snowmobile tunnels. Apply the snowmobile metal polish with a polishing ball and a common drill. Always use polishing ball with drill in forward, or clockwise, direction. Place two to four dime-size drops of polish proportionally across the ball for initial application. Add one to two additional drops as needed for the application. Start by using the drill at slow speeds until polish is absorbed, then increase speed. Snowmobile tunnel, or metal surfaces, will turn black with application. Buff off with additional polishing ball and/or additional clean, dry terry cloth towel for brilliant shine and sealed protection. Always use precaution when using hand tools. Always wear protective eyewear. SledBrite Metal Polish Removes Dullness from Snowmobile Tunnels and Metals – Creates a Unmatched, Brilliant Shine, Heat Resistant up to 1350º F, Polishes Most Metals To use the snowmobile metal polish without a polishing ball, place a clean, dry terry cloth towel over mouth of bottle - flip bottle over, using that dime sized spot (this amount of product will do about a 12x12” square of aluminum), rub vigorously until polish turns black. Buff off with additional clean, dry terry cloth towel for brilliant shine and sealed protection.

SledBrite Aluma Kleen Removes Oxidation and Discoloration from Tunnels, Metals and Aluminum – Helps Prevent Future Corrosion, Cleans and Brightens



t r o h s o o t Life i s s e d i r d a ave b h o t

Bad rides start out with wet boots & gear.

For those who ride motorcycles, bikes & four wheelers, the dryer inventor has created a simple solution. Contact: Andy Kennelly, Vice President • 800) 222-7338 •

St. Maries, ID, August 2013 – They named it PowerSport PEET Dryer, and call what it produces “PEET Dry.” What it does is safely and effectively dry the most important rider attire – boots, helmets and gloves. This results in starting every ride with the best possible rider comfort. The PowerSport PEET dries multiple rider items at once. At the end of the day the rider simply puts his/her gear on the PEET Dryer, and they wake up to dry, fresh gear the next morning. Riders will also feel good knowing that using the PowerSport PEET saves them money. PEET Dry is air care that prolongs the useful life of the gear it dries. Boots, gloves and helmets last longer before having to be replaced. A good thing for our environment as well. The PEET Dry air care process uses slightly warm ambient air that is directed to DryPorts that optimize air flow throughout gear. In addition to efficiently drying wet and sweat, this circulating air also neutralizes odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. PowerSport PEET Dryer has no moving parts so there’s nothing to break or wear out. It operates in complete silence, and uses less power than a 75 watt light bulb.


To this day The PowerSport PEET Dryer and Glove DryPorts are made in Idaho, USA. “We’ve been the hunters and anglers best friend for a long time. To start out with dry, fresh boots in doing what you love is very important. Same with passionate powersport riders, so in addition to drying their boots and gloves, we developed the Helmet DryPort for their protective headwear. PowerSport PEET owners start out fresh and dry head-to-toe, so there’s no way a ride can start out bad,” said PEET vice president, Andy Kennelly.

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PEET® Dryer has been in the footwear dryer business longer than anyone, as Gene Peet invented it. He did so out of complete frustration. An avid outdoorsman, waking up to soggy, smelly boots was no way to start your day. Fed up, he did something about it. American ingenuity went to work.

PEET Dryer is the original, authentic footwear dryer invented in 1968 by founder Gene Peet. At first, PEET dryer owners were guides, hunters and anglers. Today PEET Dryers are used and enjoyed by participants in all kinds of outside pursuits. Beyond footwear, Peet also has products that dry and preserve handwear, protective headwear, personal hydration systems and firearms in storage. PEET’s quality, durability and end results are legendary. The company remains family owned, with the majority of their production USA-made in St. Maries, Idaho. The Ohio Snowmobiler - The Official Publication of the Ohio State Snowmobile Association



December 20, 2013

Yamaha Racers Battle Bitter Cold and Blinding Snow Dust as Cross-Country Season Kicks-Off Pleasant Prairie, WI – The national cross-country tour came rolling across the frozen lakes of northern Minnesota with an icy-cold blast as Yamaha racers battled extreme sub-zero temperatures and near white-out conditions in the United States X-Country (USXC) season opener on legendary Pine Lake. The 2014 Yamaha cross-country team came ready to hone their chops with the all-new SR Viper RTX SE and lay the groundwork for a season of success. Each member of the team had a unique set of personal goals and challenges entering the weekend, and while the Pro podium eluded the blue squadron, it was a successful launch to the season, with more significant accomplishments almost certainly on the horizon. Returning rider Ben Lindbom started his first full season in the pro ranks after capturing the Semi-Pro title last winter. While Ben struggled during the first day of competition, key set-up changes Saturday night and new found confidence allowed Ben to settle in Sunday, and prove he has what it takes to run with the best in the business as his Viper showed blistering speed. Another familiar face in Yamaha blue was Re Wadena, who was intent on getting a feel for the new Viper in competition trim, while looking forward to when USXC races leave the frozen lake surface and give way to nasty ditch-lines and natural terrain. “I’m looking forward to some rough ditches, high speeds, and having a great time,” said Wadena, who is pumped about his chances aboard the new Viper.

CONTACT: Wade West, Snowmobile Marketing Manager Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, 262-947-6100 Returning to the Yamaha fold this year is perhaps one of the winningest cross-country and endurance racers of all time, Corey Davidson. Corey had his Viper absolutely flying both days, taking the win in both Master classes and coming oh-so-close to a podium finish in the Pro ranks. While Corey is definitely looking forward to a few wins in USXC, it’s the Soo I-500 that he truly has in his sights.

“I want to go back to the Soo (500) and win it… I just love the Yamaha power,” said Davidson, who felt extremely confident about his chances aboard the new Viper. “Eight times I’ve won it (Soo I-500) and it’s gonna be the ninth this year.” Finally, newcomer to the Yamaha fold, Matthew Piche, got a feel for his first ever cross-country race at Pine Lake. The former professional snocrosser demonstrated a quick learning curve as he showed pro caliber stuff on the second day of racing. “That was the most fun I’ve had in a race since I raced X-Games,” said a pumped-up Piche after Sunday’s final.

Yamaha racers will be back on the gas when the USXC stops in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, January 4th and the Soo I-500 is poised to go green on February 1st. Yamaha fans can follow the team throughout the season at and

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Call it darn good geographical luck or a heck of a blessing from th got dibs on the sweetest snowmobiling in the state.

Our dead-center position in the tip of the mitt means the sky above blows long, plus the city sits pretty in the middle of a snowmobile network that and gentlemen-rev your engines.

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From here, you can go pretty much go anywhere in northern lower Michigan. Serious sled-heads are fa Mackinaw City. The trail, a former railroad corridor, stretches north for 61 gorgeous and groomed miles, through to snowmobiling December 1 through March 31). Don’t miss the longtime go-to trail, the North Branch starting s is a never-ending story of snowmobiling, funneling riders south to Kalkaska’s beautiful Blue Bear Trail, west to th plus scads more connector trails and free-range National Guard lands that are open to riding.

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Rafting Float the not-so-frozen Sturgeon River in a raft at Big Bear Adventures.

Snowshoe Snowshoe along the Sturgeon River in the super secluded, super quiet, no-snowmobiles all

Cross Country Skiing X-Country ski and check in with winter wildlife at Aspen Park. Thanks to the white backgrou just south of town on Commerce Blvd. Many other cross country skiing opportunities are av

Downhill Skiing at Treetops Resort Treetops offers some of the finest terrain in the Midwest. Offering 23 expertly groomed Family friendly is the name of the game at Treetops with all three lifts converging in on Rentals are available.

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Sleigh Rides Ride the old fashioned way-in a horse-drawn open sleigh-at the Cook Family Farm. Afterw and hot cocoa. If that’s not enough nostalgia for you, browse the shop for even more hom eggs, natural meats, and soy candles. By appointment, 989-731-1332.

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South County ditch bangers The winter weather has arrived! “The South County Ditch Bangers” have been busy at work preparing the trails in the southern part of the county. As you ride, be aware of our new signs and trail markers thanks to monies saved from our annual reverse raffle. I would like to thank all of you who have dedicated your time to keep our club alive. Thank you also for the hard work and efforts to clear trails and make riding safer and more enjoyable for all. Upcoming Meetings: 1/12/14 at noon, Bill Hodge’s residence. We are already preparing for our “Annual Reverse Raffle.” MARK THE DATE: JANUARY 25TH. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are on sale at the “Colebrook Lounge” and “Creekside Inn,” or you can contact any of our members. Make sure you get yours before they sell out. For those of you who have not been able to join us at this event in the past, it has proven to be a very good time! We provide an amazing meal of smoked pulled beef, potatoes, beans, rolls, and deserts. Keg beer and wash will also be provided (bring your own booze). The grand prize is $1000.00 and many door prizes will be given away. The winter months are long and everyone suffers a little cabin fever, so plan a night in late January to enjoy fun, friendship, good food, music, and company! If the weather permits, there will be riding after so feel free to ride your sled!


Happy Riding! John Watson

Meeting was called to order by Brian Kothera, Treasurer’s report read by Neal Vizy, and November’s Minutes read by Dannella Reynolds. Troy Snowmobile Association, LTD. welcomed several new members and each introduced themselves. We discussed the upcoming Christmas party on December 14th at 6pm at the Parkman Community House, which will be accompanying the Parkman Polar bears. Santa will also make his grand appearance for the children in attendance. We are also still selling sweatshirts with our new club logo and reflective truck/trailer stickers to our club members. Brian Kothera discussed pursuing the grass drags that have been in discussion. It’s now a possibility that we could have grass drags/ asphalt drags/swap meet at Thompson Raceway in Thompson, Ohio. We will keep researching/pursuing this possibility. Regarding trails, they will officially be opened for the 2013 season on December 22, 2013. All stockade gates have been put up and are locked until after gun season according to John Reynolds. Some new trails are to be opened on Amish properties. John Reynolds had some new quality signs made for this year. We have received permission from two more homeowners on property access. Poinsettia delivery was set for December 7th, and we had an amazing turn out for help delivering from our club members. We still have three bridges to be built before trails open, so we will have to have another trail work day. We were thinking of attempting to open trails from Troy township to Middlefield, but are not sure if this is possible any longer, even though there used to be trails all the way there.

We still need volunteers for a possible poker run during this season, next year’s swap meet, possible grass drags, another gun raffle, Groomer Parkman meetings(Rick Pausch/Kenny Hallstrom), OSSA Magazine articles(Dannella Reynolds), Memberships/ OSSA info(Anna Kothera). OSSA Info: Jan.18th Chardon Winter Fest (2up Snowmobiles are needed to take people for rides along with some extra helmets) 9am-2pm, Contact Brian Kothera if you are interested in donating or helping. Also: OSSA Ride Inn will be in Gaylord, Michigan at the Alpine Lodge 833 W. Main St. (February 6, 2014-February 9, 2014) (800)684-2233

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A meeting was held December 1, 2013 at Quinn’s Family Restaurant. Barry Weaver called the meeting to order. Minutes and financial reports were presented and accepted. TRAIL NEWS A trail party has been scheduled for December 15. Workers are to meet at the club storage building at 8:30 a.m. OLD BUSINESS: Barry Weaver thanked everyone that helped with the Ashtabula Christmas parade. He also

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OSSA OSSA will know whether or not they were awarded the grant for the tracked tractor and groomer after October 1. thanked Rod and Linda for the bowling event. There were 17 people in attendance. Barry also thanked everyone that helped with the Loudermilk open house. NEW BUSINESS: Paul Carpenter was in contact with the Sheriff’s Department regarding setting up police officers to provide law enforcement on the trail for the coming snowmobile season. It was discussed that security would be on the trails 6 times in the month of January and February in 6 hour shifts. Club Trip - A club trip has been scheduled in Marienville, PA for January 17 to January 19, 2014. Anyone interested in going should call Microtel Inn and Suites at 814-927-8300 to make reservations and let them know that you are with Grand River Trail Riders. After you make your reservations, please call Ed and Michelle Borris at 440-563-5063 and let them know you are attending. 50/50 Raffle – The club is conducting a 50/50 raffle. Ticket cost is $5.00 each. The drawing will be held on January 18 during the club trip. Anyone wishing to purchase or sell tickets should contact Barry Weaver – 440-576-0635. Reverse Raffle - The next Reverse Raffle has been set for April 26, 2014 at the Expo Center at the Ashtabula Fairgrounds. The charities that we chose for the next reverse raffle are the Western Reserve Greenway Trail in the amount of $300 and Pink Ribbon Riders in the amount of $200.

SAFETY COURSE – The next safety course will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014, in the Ashtabula County Medical Center education building on Lake Avenue in Ashtabula. Times of the safety courses are 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Safety courses are for children ages ten and over. OSSA RIDE-IN - The Ride-In will be held at the Alpine Lodge, 833 West Main Street, Gaylord, Michigan from February 6 to February 9, 2104. OSSA is asking clubs to donate baskets to be used as door prizes for the Ride-In. Call the Alpine Lodge at 989-732-2431 by January 24, 2014 to make your reservations for the Ride-In. Also, please contact Barb Weaver and let her know that you plan on going to the Ride-In so that she can get a count on the number of people attending. Her home phone number is 440-576-0635, and her e-mail address is bawblw@roadrunner. com.

NEXT MEETING: Sunday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m. at Virant Winery. SUBMITTED BY,

Michelle Borris Club Secretary

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Tasty Treats for Winter Fun Melted Snowman Treat Ingredients: – Meltable candy wafers (one 14-ounce package makes 16 snowmen) – Mini chocolate chips (6 for each snowman) – Light cocoa candy melts – Rolos – Candy corn How to make it Make the nose by cutting the orange section from a candy corn, then slice it in half lengthwise. Roll the piece between your fingers to form a carrot shape.

Hot Chocolate Cake in a Cup Ingredients: – Cooking spray – Chocolate cake batter – Marshmallow creme

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Go Snowmobiling / Take a Friend Snowmobiling Campaign Gearing up for the Cold, Snowy Forecast December 4, 2013

Cold temperatures and record snowfall so far this season is motivating snowmobile clubs and associations throughout North America to begin making plans for Take a Friend Snowmobiling activities to be held this winter. Event planning has begun in many associations who are contacting the ISMA Office to obtain campaign support material. The Take a Friend Snowmobiling week is scheduled for February 8-17, 2014 but events can be held any time throughout the Winter. Take a Friend Snowmobiling is a campaign to encourage snowmobilers to take a non-snowmobiling friend out and introduce them to snowmobiling. Research shows that most people would like to go snowmobiling and, in fact, rate their level of interest a "9" on a 10 point scale. The Go Snowmobiling campaign is expanding as more clubs and associations are visiting the web site to obtain information on how to hold a Go Snowmobiling event. Activity on the web site continues to increase and the web site is an excellent source of information for snowmobilers and non-snowmobilers alike. Snowmobile Shows held across North America have experienced record activity and attendance. Chambers of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureaus in the snowbelt understand the importance of snowmobiling to the economic activity for their region, they are also reaching out to support the Go Snowmobiling Campaign. Clubs and Chambers of Commerce are partnering to hold events in their local area. With snowy forecasts in the near future for most of North America, outdoor enthusiasts are looking forward to the prospect of going snowmobiling this winter. Our Facebook page is expanding and we presently have over 2700 "likes". Please visit our page and "like" it to be kept up on events and fun snowmobiling posts. Snowmobilers from around the globe are sharing stories, pictures, and ideas through our Facebook page. Take some time to visit us. You will smile and you will start making plans to "Take a Friend Snowmobiling." This will be a great winter to take a friend snowmobiling and participate in a club or association ride. Ed Klim, International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association 1640 Haslett Road, Suite 170, Haslett, MI 48840

Grand River Trail Riders P.O. Box 22, Austinburg, OH 44010 Barry Weaver 440-576-0635 Time and Locations Vary. Most at Quinn’s Family Restaurant; 5:00 PM First Sunday of the Month Delaware Co. Snowmobile Club 222 Hyatts Rd., Delaware, OH 43015 Dale Huffman 614-496-9463 2nd Wednesday of the Month; 7:00 PM (Oct-Mar) Location to be determined Call Dale to verify Flying Tigers Snowmobile Club 2018 Kevin CT NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 David Marshall 330-243-1799 1st Tues. of the Month (Sep-Mar); 6:30 PM Kozmo’s Grille, 37 First St., Massilon

Montville Highlanders Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 123, Montville, OH 44064 Chip Hofstetter 440-477-0054 2nd Thursday of Every Month; 7:30 PM Montville Community Center Newbury Snowmobile Club 10310 Fairmount Rd., Newbury, OH 44065 Wayne Mansfield 440-564-9828 2nd Tuesday of the Month; 8:00 PM Newbury Town Hall; Newbury, OH Northcoast Snowmobilers 2719 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 Matt Durek 419-239-7012

Forest County Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 131, Endeavor, PA 16322 Paulette Wood 440-867-8682 Time and Locations Vary

Parkman Polar Bears Inc. P.O. Box 576, Parkman, OH 44080 Kyle Miller 440-991-6431 2nd Sunday of the Month; 6:00 PM Parkman Community House

Grand Lake Recreation Club 5542 Island View Dr., Celina, OH 45822 Tom Godshaw 419-268-2385 Every other month starting in Oct.; 2:00 PM South Shore Sportsman’s Club

Pymatuning TrailBlazers Club P.O. Box 28, Jamestown, PA 16424 Jay Richards 440-344-6135 3rd Saturday of the Month Clubhouse off Burns Rd


South County Ditch Bangers P.O. Box 353, Orwell, OH 44076 John Watson 2nd Tuesday of the Month; 12 Noon Bill Hodge’s Residence Stateline Sno Trackers P.O. Box 37, Conneaut, OH 44030 Scott Rood 2nd Sunday of the month; 6:00 PM (Sept-June) Club House on Root Rd Thompson Ledge Runners P.O. Box 187, Thompson, OH 44086 Tim Doerr 440-298-1639 1st Wed. of the Month; 7:00 PM (Sept-Mar) Thompson Town Hall Troy Snowmobile Association Ltd. P.O. Box 233, Burton, OH 44021 Brian Kothera, 1st Monday of the Month; 7:00 PM Mulligans Pub; 13768 Main Market Rd. (St. Rt. 422), Burton, OH 44021 Wakeman Sno-Ballers P.O. Box 6, Wakeman, OH 44889 Rolf Krupp 419-706-2864 2nd & 4th Tues. of the Month; 8:00 PM Wakeman Eagles

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ABC Lanes 340 W. 44th St. Ashtabula, OH 44004 440-993-7586 All Ohio Motorsports 23361 Aurora Rd. Cleveland, OH 44146 440-786-2230 American Powersports 3690 Speedway Dr. Findlay, OH 45840 419-422-9253 Andover Tire & Auto Repair P.O. Box 870 Andover, OH 44003 440-689-0003 AuSable Valley Ramada Inn & Conference Center 2650 S. I-75 B.L., P.O. Box 473 Grayling, MI 49738 989-348-7611 Bair’s Polaris 6956 Portage St. NW North Canton, OH 44720 330-499-4544 Barry’s Auto Repair 369 Footville-Richmond Rd. Jefferson, OH 44047 440-576-8852 Bay Mills Resort & Casino 11386 W. Lakeshore Dr. Brimley, MI 49715 906-248-3715 Bears Lair 10755 M72 S.E. Kalkaska, MI 49646 231-258-8809 Best Friends Restaurant 1741 State Route 534 South Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-0041 Bilicic’s Busy Mart Rt. 534 & I-90 Harpersfield, OH 44041 440-466-9111 Bronzwood Golf Course 9645 Kinsman Pymatuning Rd. Kinsman, OH 44428 330-876-5300 Building Technicians Corp. 4500 Clay St. Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-1651 Christie’s Sales Inc. 3746 Mahoning Ave. Warren, OH 44483 330-847-0860 Colebrook Lounge 812 State Route 322 Orwell, OH 44076 440-422-3131 Concord Advisors 7466 Auburn Rd. Concord, Ohio 44077 440-358-0605

Concord Motorsports 8109 Crile Rd. Concord, OH 44077 440-354-4140 Crawford Insurance 55 South Forest St. Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-1144 Creekside Inn 1938 State Route 322 Orwell, OH 44076 440-437-5223 Diesel Automotive Mechanical Service 20080 W. Krick Rd., Unit B Walton Hills, OH 44146 440-232-1660 Frontline Builders, Inc. P.O. Box 602 Newbury, Ohio 440-567-1185 Grand River Manor 1153 Mechanicsville Rd. Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-9229 Great Lakes Auto Network 2824 N. Ridge E. Ashtabula, OH 44004 Gwinn Brothers Construction, Inc. 1453 Kinsman Rd. N. Bloomfield, OH 44450 440-685-4700 Hake Racing 31216 Tower Rd. Salem, OH 44460 330-222-2639 Iron Horse Saloon 13468 Main Market Rd. (St Rt. 322) Burton, OH 44031 440-834-4400 JD’s Pit Stop 2635 Route 322 Orwell, Ohio 44076 440-437-2028 Johnny K’s Powersports 420 Youngstown-Warren Rd. Niles, OH 44446 330-544-9696 Kiene Recreation 4500 Rd. R/Putnam Rd. Pandora, OH 45877 419-384-3800 LBL Printing, Inc. Publisher, Ohio Snowmobiler Magazine 365 W. Prospect St. Painesville, OH 44077 1-877-9 SNOMAG Lengal Financial 2000 Bethel Rd. Columbus, OH 43220 614-442-7733





Loudermilk Tractor & Cycle Inc. The Shop 7606 Center Road, RT. 45 8518 South Lake Rd. Ashtabula, OH 44004 Jamestown, PA 16134 440-969-1211 814-720-5843 The Waters Inn Mangia Mangia 10565 Old 27 South 11081 Kinsman Rd. Gaylord, MI 49735 Newbury, OH 44065 989-732-5636 440-564-2227 Trailite Sales, Inc. Maple Ridge Golf Course 5240 US 20A 8921 Center Rd. Delta, OH 43515 Ashtabula, OH 44004 800-448-7922 440-969-1368 Twin Motors North Ridge Yamaha 7540 North Ridge East 5929 N. Ridge West, Rt. 20 Madison, Ohio 44057 Geneva, OH 44041 440-428-8946 440-466-2712 Village Tobacco LLC Paradise Bay 53 E. Main St. 414 Geneva Pt. Orwell, OH 44076 Roaming Shores, OH 44084 440-437-2016 440-563-4313 Woody’s Pro Polaris 6045 N. Meridian Rd. 4873 S. County Rd. 25-A Hope, MI 48628 Tipp City, OH 45371 989-689-4911 937-667-1250 Quinn’s Family Grill & Bar 2092 Clay St. Austinburg, OH 44010 440-275-5151 Richmond Trailer Sales/ JMS Customs 6710 N. Ridge West Geneva, OH 44041 440-466-1914 Ron’s Repairs 5420 Adams Ave. Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 440-862-2105 • Host Annual Go Snowmobiling Event • Host V.I.P. RIde for Elected Officials and Media SAK Automotive • We work closely with O.D.N.R. 7998 Mayfield Rd. to establish public trails. Chesterland, OH 44026 • Legislative contact on State & National levels 440-729-0999 to protect our right to ride on public lands. • $100.00 Charity Club Match adjusted to budget yearly. Shelatz Appliance Repair • A sample of our Charity Donations: 37 Wall St. A. Pink Ribbon Riders Jefferson, OH 44047 B. Easter Seal Society 440-576-2543 C. Salvation Army Sledheads of Frederic D. Local Volunteer Fire Dept. 6636 North Old 27 • We compile all Snowmobile Charities from Frederic, MI 49733 Ohio for International Charity Report 989-DIG-SNOW • We attend many meetings to keep the Snowmobiler up to date: Sonny Lanes Inc. 1. RTP Appropriations Board P.O. Box 768, 696 St. Rt. 534 2. SRV Fund Board Geneva, OH 44041 3. Rails to Trails 440-466-4371 4. Western Reserve Greenway Trail 5. The Ohio to Erie Trail Stampede Saloon 6. OH Dept. of Natural Resources 3885 US Old 27 South • We are members of: Gaylord, MI 49735 1.  International Snowmobile Council 989-705-7100 2. Mid-West Chapter of American Council of Snowmobile Assn. The Forest Lodge and 3. Blue Ribbon Coalition Campground 4. North Shore Trail 44078 Rt. 66 5.  Western Reserve Greenway Trail Marienville, PA 16239 6. Rails to Trails (on Trail #11) • An OSSA delegate attends the International 814-927-8790 Snowmobile Congress, Mid-West Chapter and various other conventions.

Join the O.S.S.A.! Member Benefits:

• We have a Snowmobile Safety Program for all ages. • Annual SPRING Meeting - OPEN to all Snowmobilers in Ohio. Opportunity to vote for or become a board member. • O.S.S.A. Magazine (6 Issues), which anyone can write articles for, publisher approved. • We publish a book annually in the fall, to assist Snowmobilers in finding: A. Dealerships B. Service & Repair C. Trailers D. Lodging E. Travel - Destinations F. Parts & Equipment • Information Booklets on how to organize Snowmobile Clubs & other Snowmobile events. • Membership Dues Pay For • Touring & Trails Information • The opportunity to take part in Local, Regional, State & National events. • Plus! With your Membership, you will receive six monthly magazines of Ohio Snowmobiler.


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FEBRUARY 6-9, 2014 PACKAGE RATES: (Packages include tax and gratuity)

Ride-in 2014 O.S.S.A.

TWO-NIGHT STAY SNOWMOBILE PACKAGE: (Friday & Saturday Nights) Two nights stay, Saturday Breakfast Buffet, Saturday Banquet, and Sunday Breakfast Buffet. 1 Person Per Room: $242.92 Food Only Per Person: $43.32 2 People Per Room: $302.24 Banquet Only Per Person: $28.46 3 People Per Room: $361.56 Banquet Children 6-11 yrs old: $9.92 4 People Per Room: $420.88 Banquet Children 1-5 yrs old: $5.00

THREE-NIGHT STAY SNOWMOBILE PACKAGE: (Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights) Three nights stay, Friday Breakfast Buffet, Saturday Breakfast Buffet, Saturday Banquet, and Sunday Breakfast Buffet. 1 Person Per Room: $317.07 Food Only Per Person: $49.51 Children who are 11 years old 2 People Per Room: $381.58 Banquet Only Per Person: $28.46 and younger room free with 3 People Per Room: $447.09 Banquet Children 6-11 yrs old: $9.92 their parents. 4 People Per Room: $512.60 Banquet Children 1-5 yrs old: $5.00 ADDITIONAL ROOM RATES: For those attendees purchasing packages, if staying before or after the dates included in the packages, the room rate per night is $62.00 plus tax (6% sales and 4% county). REGISTRATION: To make your room reservations, call the hotel at 989-732-2431 by January 24, 2014 and inform the desk clerk that your reservation is for the OSSA Ride-In so that you can get the discounted package rates and be eligible for all of the weekend festivities. Please call Barb Weaver at 440-576-0635 to confirm your attendance. TRAIL PERMITS: The cost of Michigan trail permits for the 2013-2014 season is $45.00. REMINDER: Your dues to OSSA must be current in order to be eligible for prizes at the Ride-In.

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ACTIVITIES: • Food/Refreshments Thursday & Friday Evenings • 50/50 Raffle • Auction – Baskets Donated by Clubs • Corn Hole Games • Fun Run • Door Prizes • Drawing for Winners of OSSA Sled Raffle • Group/Guided Rides • Poker Tournament • Reverse Card Raffle • Silent Auction “Theme” Nights: Thursday – Snowmobile Brand Night; Friday – Hawaiian Night; Saturday – Club T-shirt Night QUESTIONS: For more information, feel free to call: Anna Kothera – 440-834-1030, Tracie Pasko – 330-212-1061, Barb Weaver - 440-576-0635 or 440-228-5412

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