D.R.A.G of Speculator Members,
Hopefully everyone has recovered from mass amounts of food intake and crazy shopping. Its time to start counting down the days until we can ride!
First of all, thank you for renewing your membership! If you have not yet, it's not too late! You can do so on the NYSSA website, or follow the link on our website.
TRAIL CONDITIONS and STATUS
Despite the massive amount of rain following Halloween, our trails held up OK. Big Mike, Dan Lamarre and the trail crews, in conjunction with Randy from the town, have done a lot of work to get our trails ready for the season. The time and effort that has been put into the trails to get them ready shouldn't go unnoticed! You help make our trails great, and now they are ready for some serious grooming! Thank you to all that have volunteered your time! Hopefully the snow starts to come in, and with the early season snowfall, we will be grooming as soon as it is safe to get the equipment out! Don't forget, the trails do not open until hunting season is over! Regular season ends in just a couple weeks. It is always smart to wait for a nice base to get established before you hit the trails. We will keep you up to date.
For those of you that like to ride Perkins and the Tree Farm, keep in mind that logging is taking place there, and portions of the normal stretch are closed. The town of Lake Pleasant has made alternate trails to circumnavigate these obstacles. DRAG trails that lead to Perkins have remained relatively the same. Please follow posted signs do not ride on any closed trails. It will take time for the trails to completely set up, so let's give them a chance to get a nice base. If you decide to go out riding, take it easy, and utilize caution. Hidden rocks and other hazards, such as water holes, may catch you off guard in the early part of the season.
Our groomers are geared up to hit the trails this year. The Husky, PB, BR, and the Viking are all getting their last once over before the season. Gary and Paul have been coordinating maintenance efforts to make sure they are ready. If you have any interest in helping out throughout the season, please reach out.
Our monthly meetings are now being held at the Lake Pleasant Library on Route 8. They are still on the third Saturday of each month at 7pm. All are welcome to join!
We have had a couple of mini raffles this year that have been held on Facebook, and we will have more through the season. Please check our page and website for updates. Our current big raffle is a 50/50, Traeger Smoker, or Husqvarna Snow Blower (winners choice). The drawing will be held on December 21st regardless of the amount of tickets sold (only 400 available)! If we sell over 250, the winner can choose to take home the smoker OR the cash, and over 350, the winner can choose the snow! We are also selling NYSSA Raffle tickets. 50% of the ticket sales come back to the club. Last year, the winner took home $2000!
We will also be selling NYSSA Super Raffle Tickets. We will be sending some tickets out to all of our members very soon!
The money we make from memberships, donations from members, apparel sales, and ticket sales will go directly into the efforts for the maintenance of our grooming equipment and eventually a storage location for our groomers.
While donations are not required to be a member of the club, they are greatly appreciated. Our club has its foundations set in grooming and making our trails great. We know that as a club our members are proud to be associated with D.R.A.G. of Speculator for that reason. In the meantime, please take the time to help out by either purchasing/selling one, some, or all of the raffle tickets we have enclosed, Check out our raffles on Facebook, or you can also make a donation by sending a check to the address below (checks made out to DRAG of Speculator Inc.) or to Paypal via https://www.paypal.me/dragofspeculator. Stubs can be sent back to us to using that address as well. Facebook donations are typically made using Paypal. Your consideration to help the club is greatly appreciated!
Like always, questions, comments, and ideas are always welcome! Send them our way! Thank you!
D.R.A.G. of Speculator Inc.
P.O. Box 231
Speculator, NY 12164