NBSC trails Closed All OFSC trails close Sat Mar 21,2020

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Due to the pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the constantly changing updates and directives from all levels of government, the OFSC is taking proactive measures to support efforts to reduce the spread of this worldwide pandemic.

These are unprecedented times and like many other responsible businesses we are taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of you, your families, our communities and businesses across the province.

Yesterday, the OFSC Board of Governors made a formal decision to cease trail operations and grooming effective immediately on any trails which are still available to the public. Effective midnight,Saturday, March 21st all OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails in Ontario will be closed and anyone accessing such trails from that date forward will be trespassing. This advance notification will provide all remaining touring snowmobilers ample time to get home.

We thank our volunteers – especially those who drive the groomers for so many long hours.

We also thank the many land owners who allow us to use their property for our trails. Without them, the trail system would not be possible.

Thanks also to the OPP SAVE Team for keeping our trails safe.


Please note: 1) Closed trails means CLOSED TRAILS. Most trails use private property. These private landowner properties are NOT accessible during closed conditions.

2) Spring breakup is a very unsafe time of year as lakes, ponds, swamps and creeks start to open up. Ice conditions are unstable and completely unsafe. We encourage everyone to stay off trails and ice during this very unsafe time.


Thank you all for helping us get the word out.

Only 8 months until we start this all over again! We are counting the days!

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NB 300 trail & D trail for season

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Please be advised that we have closed the NB300 due to swamp opening, as well the section of D trail coming from Tomiko Lake as West Nip has closed the lake trail. The section of D trail on Trout Lake is closed towards Mister Gas as SSRSC has closed land trail.
Other trails currently remain open at limited status. Mica Mine trailed was groomed today.
We are hoping to keep trails open as long as possible but we are getting to a day to day situation. What was good today may not be tomorrow.
So get out while you can.
Please respect the land trail closures as portions are on private property.
Thanks for your continued support of NBSC & District 11.
Please check the ITG before you ride for trail status.

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NBSC Website Shutting Down March 2020

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NBSC has made the decision to shut down our website effective the end of March 2020.

This will coincide with the end of the 2020 snowmobile season.

We found over the last few years that the website was no longer our main form of communication with our riders. So we made the decision  to move to a Facebook only platform.

Our email address, info@nbsc.ca will remain the same so we are able to answer any questions or concerns. Anything to do with NBSC will be found on our FB page, like it currently is.

We look forward to this new direction & we hope you will follow our page in the up coming season.

Thank you for all your support,


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A Trail status update/Hydro work

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Approx 4km of the A trail heading towards the A112A coming from Four Mile Bay has been changed to limited due to Hydro changing a pole this Wed thru to Friday. Heavy equipment will be in the area. Ride with caution a possible reroute may be required & we will advise of any change.

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North Bay Honda Cycles 2 nd Poker Ride

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NBC Poker Ride is this Saturday, February 22nd. 

Registration opens at 8:30am at North Bay Cycle & Sports with the Poker Run from 9:30am-1:00pm
with a lunch and silent auction to follow.

Proceeds support North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Cancer Care, Close to Home campaign.

Purchase your tickets – $30.00 per rider – online at www.nbrhcfoundation.ca/poker-ride or in person at North Bay Cycle & Sports and KIA North Bay.

Raise $200 in pledges for the Cancer Care, Close to Home campaign and your registration is FREE!

Secured parking is available at North Bay Cycle & Sports. For full details visit North Bay Cycle & Sports Poker Ride on Facebook.

Please contact North Bay Cycle with any questions


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Trails update NB304 open to limited

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We have opened the NB304 trail (Look Out) to limited today , we have also placed all NBSC trails to limited status during theses milder temps.
Once we get some colder weather things will firm up again & get groomers back in action.
Ride safe & ride to the conditions.
Hoping we get the colder weather sooner than later.

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A102Q is closed for 2020 Season

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Unfortunately we have bad news. The A102Q will not be open this season, as we had planned.
We were just advised that the Sno – Voyageurs club in Temiskaming is unable to groom their section of trail due to a 1 lane bridge in town that they stated they are unable to cross with the groomer.
It’s unfortunate for all involved, clubs, businesses & permit holders (me being one of them)
If anything changes we will be sure to advise but you’ll need to plan any trips accordingly.

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Upcoming Drivers training

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The next course is Sunday Jan 26, 2020  and another will be offered Friday
March 13, 2020.  This is a P.E. day in this area & the beginning of March

Sunday Jan 26 or Friday Mar, 2020. 2381 Hwy 654(Wasi Road)  Nipissing Fire
Dept Stn 1, Use 2nd door on Hwy side of the building to access the training room.

Registration 8:30 till 9:00, Class till about 3:30.  Need to bring proof
of age – Passport or Birth Certificate or similar document, school type
lunch. snowmobile stories.

Cost $ 40.00 as per MTO.  Payment can be made at registration.

Must be 12 as of the course date.

To preregister please advise the following about the student(s).

Last Name
First Name
Middle Initial

Street # & Name
Postal Code

Phone #
Date of Birth
Height in CM

Glasses req’d when snowmobiling?                Yes  or No

Do you hold a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence?   Yes  or No

Is your licence now under suspension?           Yes  or No

Dean Gates
Master Instructor
Snowmobile Driver Training
OFSC Districts 11 & 12

  Email: gates@efni.com
705-498-1550  Cell & Text

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OPP & Modified Exhaust are a NO GO this season

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We are happy to see the OPP are again this year making it a priority that modified exhausts are not permitted on OFSC trails.
We need to keep our trails , not loose them due to noise & trespassing. It’s super simple ride the prescribed trail & keep your stock exhaust. You’ll still have fun!


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