Welcome to the F.A.S.T. Web Site! We are a southwestern Oswego County New York Snowmobile club dedicated to the sport of snowmobiling. Our mission is to promote the safe and lawful practice of our sport and to influence others to act responsibly. It doesn't matter if you live nearby, or trailer in from points distant, if you enjoy the trail system in Oswego County, it's your duty to support a local club. Besides being responsible, our group also has fun! Summer picnics, fall swap meets, and an end of season party complete with bands are just some of the year-round activities for club members. We hope you will spend some time on our web site, and decide to join us.
Trail Coordinator Mike Schmid (315-440-5897)
RESPECT ALL LANDOWNERS AND HOMEOWNERS! WITHOUT THEM, WE HAVE NO TRAIL!
March 2, 2023- We tried to groom again, but all we did was (again) break open the waterholes, pick up wads of cornstalks and rocks, and leave muddy grooves in the trail. There's really not enough snow to build moguls anyway; any "bumps" in the trail are the ground. Sleds have done a decent job of packing the snow, so why have we tried? Because any money we spend on trail maintenance is returned to us from the "NYS Parks and Rec"-managed fund (our registration dollars), and if we don't spend all of it this year, next year's allotment will be reduced (typical governmental economics!). I'm sure our representatives can find other uses for our money!
February 15, 2023- Guess what... The trail is closed! We tried to groom it once, not very successfully. Now, we have little expenditures to claim and Gov Hochul will be drooling over those funds we haven't spent.
January 28, 2023- I can't say the trail is open, but I won't say it's closed, either. Each of you is smart enough to decide for yourself, whether to risk damage to your sled and/or injury to yourself. Our concern is landowners- they don't need us tearing things up; that will most definitely close the trail, maybe permanently. Be smart.
We tryed to "pan" the trail, Friday night and today, hoping to smooth it and pack it down. By early Saturday afternoon, we were successfully picking up wads of cornstalks and rocks (even boulders), leaving gouges and ruts in the unfrozen ground.
Notice that this post is over a month later than the previous one. Can you guess why? If we can't groom, we can't get our $$ back from the state (and our governor has plenty of other uses for that money!).
December 12, 2022- THE TRAIL CANNOT OPEN ANY SOONER THAN JANUARY 1, 5:00 pm, thanks to the DEC's "Holiday Hunt". Keeping property open for our trail is a continuing issue; we are riding a lot of road shoulders because landowners are continually closing their property to sledding. I know that the idiots causing problems probably don't read these posts, but we need to keep the conversation going wherever we gather.
Another issue is volunteerism- it doesn't exist. We generally have well over 150 "members" in our club. THANKS to Matt, Jim, and Vern for your help on the trail. Thanks, also, to Dan, Tracy, Glen, Robin and Mike, and other members who work behind the scenes. We all have busy lives, but if you want great trails, you have to step up and help out.
Road crossings, the "muck farm", the "whoop-de-dos" and concrete bridge near Lakeshore Rd will be signed, but the rest of our 19 miles will not get done. If you're a local rider, you know these areas; if you're from out-of-town, looking to pass through, my phone number is posted above.
As always, ride smart, ride safe.
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