The snow has started to fall, and the snowmobile trails are open. The Blackhawk Snowblazers snowmobile club would like to remind riders of a few of things.
n Four inches of snow is the sufficient amount of snow for riding. If you ride your snowmobile when there is anything less than 4 inches of snow, you are damaging vegetation under the snow. We have lost trails through land because of snowmobilers riding through property when there has been less than 4 inches of snow.
n Hours of operation through most cities are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the speed limit is 15 mph.
n Please be respectful of people’s property especially when riding through town. Ride on the roadway and not on the sidewalks.
The Blackhawk Snowblazers snowmobile club maintains and monitors more than 100 miles of trails that connect Dixon, Oregon, Franklin Grove, Ashton, Leaf River and Mount Morris. A lot of work goes into setting those trails up and maintaining them. Please help us keep those trails by abiding by the laws and regulations set by the city ordinances.
Remember that as snowmobilers, we have no rights, only privileges. Help us keep those privileges. Respect the outdoors.
We would also like to invite anyone who is interested in snowmobiling to attend one of our meetings. We meet the second Tuesday of every month (from September to April) at the Oregon VFW. Meetings begin at 7:15 p.m.
See you on the trails, and please stay on the trails or stay home.
Note to readers: Dianne Frye is the treasurer of Blackhawk Snowblazers.