OPP Notice

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“North Bay OPP would like to issue a reminder for parents, that under the MSVA, no one under the age of 16 is allowed to drive on or across a highway, even if they hold a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Licence, said Camirand.

A “highway” includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles. This means that if the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail is on a town road, the youth is forbidden to drive on it.”

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Trails Update Feb 8, 2018

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We’ve got green! It’s been a long time coming but we are finally here.

We want to thank everyone for your support of NBSC!

It’s going to be a great weekend, so get on your sleds, grab some gas & grabs some eats!

Enjoy the trails & ride safe!

 

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Trails Update Feb 2, 2018

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The groomers have been out all week with the fresh new snow we received to get our trails back in shape for the free ride weekend starting on Sat Feb 3 – Sun Feb 4. If you wish to take advantage of this great way to experience our great trails be sure to register your sled through the OFSC permits section & print your pass.

Our trails are limited currently so you need to be aware of possible hazards. There will be extra sledders on the trails this weekend so  remember your hand signals.

The groomer operators have done their best to get the trails back on par for everyone, so thanks for all you have done!

We’ve opened the NB300 this week & just finished grooming the Quebec portion of the A102Q, Hydro & loggers are working in this area so there is plowed sections of the trail about 6kms in 1 section & 3kms in another. Les Voyagers Sur Neige de Temiscaming will be grooming the trail this Sat Feb 3 & then every Friday afterwards so please be aware.

Ride Safe Everyone & Have Fun

 

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Trails Update Mon Jan 29, 2018

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We made it through the rain which unfortunately has left our trails hard packed & icy, lakes full of ruts with little to no snow. Our groomers were out to do what they could with what snow we have. We still have all our trails limited… thankfully but Ice scratchers would be beneficial with these trail conditions as some sleds may overheat. We have opened up NB300 (logging in the area) and are working on getting the A102q open past the river heading into Quebec shortly. We need snow….. AGAIN… so let’s hope we get those 5-10cm on Wed. Remember to ride with caution when we are in limited status, with the lack of snow coverage there are potential hazards on the trails.
Come on Mother Nature …. make winter great again

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Trails update Thurs Jan 25, 2018

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Watch for the OFSC trail guide to update to a lot of yellow today 👊🏻
Wait for it ………………………………….. We are going limited!
I just need say a huge thank you to all our groomer operators that worked over 10+hrs yesterday to get us up and running for the 1st time this season…. you’ve put a smile on everyone’s face 😁
Just a reminder to ride safe as it is snowmobile safety week, remember your signals & ride with care as our trails will be busy.

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Try our Trails 2018

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Don’t forget to register for “Try our Trails” this season

Both the OFSC & FCMQ have changed their dates.

Please register before trying either trails.

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Trails Update Jan 12, 2018

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The recent rain really beat up all the work our amazing volunteers had done on the trails. We had them in great shape – and we were ready to open trails on Wednesday. We thought we’d better hold off to see what happened with Thursday’s rain, unfortunately the trails took a real beating.

It’s cold and snowing again now but we’ll need a lot of snow to get back on track.

Please stay off the trails and give us the weekend to check things out. It’s very possible that the rain and +10 temperatures opened up some swamps and waterways. We already know that Trout lake is very slushy and all the trail markers have fallen over. That’s likely the case on all the lakes in the area.

We definitely won’t have any trails open this weekend. We’re hoping we can turn this around quickly. In the meantime, trails are not safe to ride right now.

Stay tuned

Please follow our Facebook page for more up to date news

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from NBSC

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The North Bay Snowmobilers Club Board of Directors and our Volunteers wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays.

We are hopeful the needed snow will soon materialize and our Groomers can get working and have the trails ready for your enjoyment as earliest as possible, when its safe to do so.

North Bay and area had early snow but this happened before the deep freeze we needed. Christmas will be white this year, however we don’t have what we need on the ground, I know it looks like we already have a lot.  Snow we have had was used to pack that frost into the ground & fill up some of the wet areas, we still need an accumulation of 10-12″ inches of good, heavy snow before the groomers can really start to work.

The swamps, ponds and low areas were saturated but this recent cold snap & the packing we have done has been very helpful in freezing up those wet areas. The lakes are now forming good ice but are still unsafe to use, please don’t go out there until its safe to do so.

Our Groomers & Drags are ready to go but are awaiting more snow.

You’ll will again this year be able to see on our website our individual trail reports/statuses, currently they are all designated closed/unavailable.

The OFSC has updated their trail reports/conditions to a new site & have made the phone APP no longer available. To access all OFSC trails you can go here:

trails.evouala.com

If you are looking for an APP you can download to your phone there has been some good feedback with the Polaris RIDE COMMAND app available on iTunes.

 

NBSC’s  Facebook page has grown in popularity over the last few years & we find this is the easiest way to communicate, so please LIKE our page.

https://www.facebook.com/NorthBaySnowmobileClub

If you have a question or comment, contact us at  info@nbsc.ca  & we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We would also ask you to try &  please support our sponsors who advertise on our Trail Boards and those listed on our website who have supported our annual Think Snow Auction Fundraiser.

We are hopeful for a great “typical” winter season & want everyone who rides our trails to enjoy theirselves but most of all be safe.

Keep watching updates & we’ll let everyone know when the trails are available in the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowmobile Drivers Education Course Thurs Dec 28, 2017

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Snowmobile Drivers Education Course

Thurs Dec 28, 2017

9am-4pm

Cost $40

The Portage, 170 Peninsula Rd North Bay

(Use North Shore entrance – course is located upstairs)

Students to bring their own lunch & refreshments

Deadline to register is Dec 18, 2017 – limited spots available

Contact:  John Justice

jjsleder@gmail.com

705-471-1555

Great Christmas present for the in experienced rider!

 

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