why to join us, and frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.)about F.A.S.T.
and the trail system.
have a membership application form on this site?
A. Yes- Click
here to get a printable copy of our form, with instructions, or Click here
to download the form in MS word format
much are club dues, and what do I get?
A. Look at our membership application
page for these details.
Join a Club? The trails are free, right?
and no.... It is true that there is no toll booth at road
crossings to collect money from you. Please understand though,
that the trails are NOT free. The fact that trails exist at all is a
practical miracle. Generous property owners give permission to
local clubs to make trails across their land. Hundreds of hours of
manual labor are expended by dedicated club members to cut and mark
those trails, and it takes real dollars to build and
maintain the bridges that keep us safe over water obstacles, as well as
repair and maintain the the trail groomers and equipment. Join now.
does this money come from?
A. A number of sources. New York State Registration fees
have historically provided 10-20% of annual funding, but a large amount
is raised by the clubs fundraising efforts and membership dues.
Donations of money, materials, time and expertise from supporting businesses and individuals help
make up the shortfall. There is always more need than there is
supply. Join now.
should I join F.A.S.T.?
of reasons. Here are a few:
trails does F.A.S.T. maintain?
- Make your
voice heard on issues regarding snowmobiling in our region
dues support trail efforts for 24 miles of scenic trail
- Meet new
friends and riding partners
packet includes F.A.S.T. Club Stickers and Oswego County Trail Map
social and fundraising events
discounts at supporting businesses
- Join now.
A. We own and operate two
an LMC 1800
a Bell Trail Boss 110 to maintain about 24 miles of trail. This trail
begins in the Granby area, then travels south through South Granby,
Oswego River at Hinmansville into Phoenix, and connects to the Oswego
Recreation trail near County Route 6 in Volney. We have also taken over
grooming the County trail from County Route 6 to Bell Road. Join
there any places to "Park and Ride" along this trail?
there are two. First is at RFH's Hide-A-Way restaurant and Motel,
located on Rt 57 in Phoenix. The second is a small area located
Rt. 6 where the county trail crosses the road. Join
F.A.S.T. have a mission statement?
A. Yes. Our Mission is to promote
safe and enjoyable snowmobiling and further education of the sport. By
recognizing that others will judge all snowmobilers by our actions, we
will use our
influence with other snowmobilers to promote sportsman like conduct.
means respecting other Winter sportspersons right to enjoy their
activities. We will know and obey all state and local laws regulating
in areas we ride. Most importantly, we will respect other people's
and rights. The use of our trails is a priviledge, not a right.
participates in community events and fundraisers each year, making
contributions to many worthwhile organizations and individuals in need.
the History of F.A.S.T.?
A. F.A.S.T. was started in 1985 by
a small group of avid snowmobilers hoping to improve the sport of
snowmobiling in Southern Oswego County. Through their efforts,
FAST has grown to include about 100 families all dedicated to promoting
the sport of snowmobiling while working to keep it safe and enjoyable.Join now.