"MANY MOONS AGO"
The club installs the sign at the trail head in the late 1990's
The sale of ads for our snowmobile map is our major fund raiser. We are in need of new ads. If you know of a prospective advertizer please contact Gina or Gayle!
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.
CANADA BUILDS A 15,000 MILE 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.
(More videos at bottom of this page)
AM SNO SEASON 3 #1
HARLEY DAVIDSON CHOPPER SNOWMOBILE
CAMEO DIRT BIKE
NEW KLIM HELMET
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
CHECKOUT THE SKI DOO LINEUP FOR 2017
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
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
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
VIDEO- TRY THIS ONE
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
Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 3025
Indian River, Michigan
2016-17 MEETING SCHEDULE
etings are held at 7:00 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.