Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
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"MANY MOONS AGO"                                                 
           
                       

                        
       
           

           
After a hard day rding it is pool time for: Nancy, Jenny,  Brian, the Pfisters, Al, Tom., Mike,-sitting Phil, Leo and Rod.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The annual Christmas Party will be held at the Bay view Inn on Dec. 15 at the Bay View Inn. Call Linda Pillen to register.

PIZZA/GAME NIGHT PARTY

The game night and pizza party will be held on Thursday Jan. 5 at the Sportsman Club. Social time beginning at 5:30 and eat at 6:00.  Bring your own drink (pop available at the club) You must sign-up for the pizza in advance.  If you are a not able to come after signing-up, you must cancel a couple of days before the party or you will be charged for your portion of the pizza.  Bring any game you might want to play.  SIGN-UP at the December meeting or call/e-mail the Callaghan's.
SALVATION ARMY
The club again rang bells for the Salvation Army on Dec. 1

Vern rings at Wal-mart
Big thanks to Randy Lee and all the folks for braving the cold and raising money for this great charity. Ringers were: J.Carver, G. Ellis, J/V McCardell, P/D Deitering, A.Pillen, P/J Oppenheiser, N/R Arvin, B/G Palmer, B/ Maggie Rossman, K/M Wakefield, D/K Pfister, C/D McPherson, V/R Bassett, D/K Hayes, B. Ulrich, B. Callaghan, R. Lee.
TRAIL MAP SALES A SUCCESS
With the leadership of Gayle Konkel and Gina Palmer the sale of ads for the trail map was a hugh success. At the last minute the Cheboygan club decided not to sell ads this year and club members stepped up to the plate and collected Cheboygan's ads and sold additionalads as well.  Volunteers selling ads this year were: Arvin, Austin, Callaghan, B. Carver, Deitering, Gies, Hayes, Ivinskas, Konkel, McPherson, Palmer, Pfister, Pillen, Rossman, Schaaf, Socia, Ulrich, Wakefield.
Some members sold new ads this year: Wakefield (3), Ulrich (4), Pfister, Konkel, Hayes, Deitering.
Members that picked up extra ads to cover the Cheboygan ads were: Konkel, McPherson, Oppenheiser, Palmer, Rossman, Schaaf, Ulrich.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their help!
YOOPER CREATION STORY
In da beginning dere was nuttin
Den on da first day God created the Upper Peninsula
On the second day He created the da partridge, da deer, da bear, da fish and da ducks
On the third day He said let dere be Yoopers to roam da Upper Penisula
On the fourth day He creaated da udder world down below
On the fifth day He said "let dere be trolls to live in da world down below"
On da sixth day He created the bridge so da trolls have a way to get to heaven God saw it was good and on da seventh day He went snowmoblin

VOLUNTER PARTY
A pizza party to honor members that contributed their time and effort to club activities was held Oct 27.  A big that our to those theat make our club successful.


  

           
Bill-most of the people at the table were  enjoying the Pizza!


Waiting for the Pizza   
    
           

          

               
         
   HIGHWAY PICK-UP

HIGHWAY PICK-UP
           
Gregg Ellis led a crew of 11 in the highway clean-up this fall.
Volunteers were : A. PIllen, B. Rossman, J. Carver, K. Pfister, D. Pfister,
L.Rossman, G. Konkel,T. Konkel, M. Marlock, G. Ellis and the Shadow.


WATCH SOMEONE FROM MARQUETTE BUILD A SLED
REBUILD
AMSNOW TV-SEASON 3-#2
(Click link below)
tv32

CANADA BUILDS A 15,000 MILE TRAIL
CANADIAN TRAIL

AMERICAN SNOWMOBILER BEST SLEDS
BEST OF 2017



SNOWMOBILE NEWS 2016-17

 
Sled registrations were 142,000 in 2014-15 and dropped 5% to 128,189 last year.  That means 5% less money available to pay for grooming, brushing, maintenance, insurance and repairs.  Due to this reduction in revenue only two groomer replacement are being purchased this year.  There were 135 groomers used last year and two repalcement are not nearly enough. (At his rate it would take 70 years to replace all the groomers) The price of groomers has increased $40,000 in the last two years. Without an increase in revenue the grooming of state trails will be reduced!  That means registering more sleds or increasing the fee for trail permits.

Indian River groomed 3,187 miles of trails last year at a cost of $12,855.95. 

Snowmobiling on Mackinaw Island now requires a $5 permit.  Some roads are now closed to snowmobiling due to excessive noise.


Sales of new snowmobiles in the U.S. were down 4% in 2016.  (56,006 vs. 58,299) Sales were down 12% in Canada. (50,,752 vs. 44,431)
Overseas Sales were down 37% with Russia leading the decline when they sod 6,275 units last year compared to to 33,000 the previous year.

Fifty years ago Ski-Doo produced 44,421 mashines.  The super Olympique had a 14.5 HP air-cooled 300cc engive that could go 48 mph.

Yamaha has moved it's snowmobile headquarters from Japan to Toronto.  All operations including product deelopment marketing and business planning will operate from Canada.

Yamaha is producing a 2 stroke engine that will be used on it's work machine.

Arctic Cat won a 46.7 million dollar patent infringement case against BRP. The ase was over patents involving PWC technology.

VIDEOS
(More videos at bottom of this page)
     
AM SNO SEASON 3 #1      

HARLEY DAVIDSON CHOPPER SNOWMOBILE

CAMEO DIRT BIKE      
    
                 


                NEW KLIM HELMET  
  

SPRING BANQUET
There was a large turnout for the annual Spring Banquet.  Thanks to Sue Kowzan, Lenore Sullivan and Judy Smith for nice evening.

(more pictures in the gallery)
REVIEW ALL THE 2017 SLEDS
2017

           CHECKOUT THE SKI DOO LINEUP FOR 2017
SKI DOO

            MSA
MSA started in 1982 with 36 members
In 1995 there were 14,000 members
in 2002 there were 20,650 members
Curently the members ship is about 10,000 members


VIDEO-RIDING IN MUNISING
MUNISING


 
Several members took a ride in the UP and visited the Snowmobile Museum 

JIM OPENED UP A STAND TO SELL BRAS ON THE TRAIL!


ELEVEN MEMBERS CONQUERED THE WILD WEST AND HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND FANTASTIC PICTURES
 
       
(MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY)
CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES PAGE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF WEDNESDAY RIDES

Three members made the trip toHulbert and some deer are back!

       
  Four members braved the wilds of the UP on a Wed. ride
Jim fine tuning before heading out

          
SALVATION ARMY


Jackie was one of several volunteers that rang bells for the Salvation Army.
Other volunteers included: A. Pillen, R. Lee, G.  Ellis, T. Crook, Woody,  W. Socia, N/R Arvin, M/K Wakefield, V. McCardell, V/R Bassett, S/J Laroy, D.J Carver, T. Kuhl, J/P Oppenheiser, S. Kowzan,  KD/E MacPherson, D. Parsons, L/B Rossman, P/D Deitering, K/D Hayes, L. Chenevere and B. Callaghan.
A BIG THANK YOU TO RANDY LEE FOR CHAIRING THIS ACTIVITY.
            
          

           


       




SNOWMOBILING- NORTHERN MICHIGAN

NORTHERN MICHIGAN

VIDEO- TRY THIS ONE
BACKFLIP


    
WIPEOUT VIDEOS
CRASH


                  
         

     



            
         
    



WHAT DOES MSA DO FOR SNOWMOBILERS?


MSA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the success of snowomobiling in Michigan.  MSA facilitates over 10 million dollar snowmobile porogram that is 100% funded by snowmobilers.  Your $25 membership helps to provide MSA the funds necessary to attending meetings with the DNR, legislature and national forest groups to represent snowmobilers
MSA works at: 

Is our voice with the DNR and legislature in regulaltion of the state snowmobile proram

Without MSA we have no representation in Lansing

Protecting and preserving your privilege to ride

Representing your rights

Keeping you informed

Promoting safe and responsible use

Maintaining and enhancing trails

THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS
Several members voluntdeered to serve as club officers and to chair various committees.  Thanks to them for making our club a success.  Check the Officers and Committee tab to see a list of the volunteers. 

AMERCAN SNOWMOBILER TV SERIES
click on a link below to watch a program

AMSNOW TV#1

AMSNOW TV#2


AMSNOW TV #3

AMSNOW TV#4

AMSNOW TV#5

AMSNOW TV#6

AMSNOW VIDEO


SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT
Held in Martin Mi (North of Kalamazoo)
click on the link for details

Super Sled



WEB SITES
There are some additional web sites listed below that cover trail reports, weather, and snow depth.  Other sites are on the helpful information tab.

WEATHER

TRAIL REPORT

UP TRAIL REPORTS

MSA TRAIL REPORTS

UP SNOWMOBILING


VIDEO OF INDIAN RIVER TRAILS LAST WINTER-
a video
indian river trails

 



 
 
 

 

 

 








Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 3025
Indian River, Michigan

ilsnowmobile@gmail.com


 
 
 
2016-17 MEETING SCHEDULE
 Sept. 12
Oct. 10
Nov. 14
Dec. 12
Jan. 9
Feb. 13
        

Meeting are held at the  Indian River Sportsman Club on old Onaway Road


Trail reports, weather and grooming information and sites is available on the helpful information tab.








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Michigan Snowmobile Association
BlueRibbon Coalition
Zero Tolerance 
Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club Cap

 

 




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