A SNOWMOBILE CLUB
LOCATED IN SOUTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PO Box 84
2, Sinclairville NY 14782

Lake Effect Trailbreakers

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ABOUT OUR CLUB  


 

A word about our groomers...

Remember to thank our groomer crew for the fine work and dedication they give to the club and to YOU by keeping our trails the best in the county! These guys go out at all hours of the night and in all weather conditions to make sure the trails are smooth, safe and well marked. We could not survive without their help.

Thank a groomer today!

  • Captain: Gary Risley

  • Dave Robbins

  • Darin Smith

  • Jayme Conti
  • Mark Cowen

  • Jason Green

  • Brad Griffith

  • Warren Kinney

  • Mike McFarland

  • Chris Risley


  Get Adobe Reader logo Click here for our 2012-2013 Membership Application (.pdf) 

Annual club membership is $30.00 (all clubs in the county have the same membership fee) or stop by a club meeting to fill out a membership application or to renew your membership.  The members of our club receive a free county-wide trail map and our club newsletter. Club members also, automatically, become members of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA).    


The trails in our club's territory are available due to the generosity of over 150 private landowners

  • the fund-raising efforts of club members to pay for: trail markers/signs, Class A trail groomers, bridges, culverts, trail clearing, etc., 

  • the donations and help we receive from area businesses, 

  • New York trail grant funds (your registration dollars) that help us to provide trail maintenance for 45 miles of funded corridor trails and many more miles of club trails,

  • the incredible efforts of our volunteer club members!

 

On December 21 the Membership voted to add a third groomer to our fleet if the financing was approved by the Board of Directors. On December 22, an emergency meeting of the Board was held and approval was given. The Groomer package consists of leasing a New 2011 John Deere 6430 Tractor from Z&M Ag and Turf for a three year period, purchasing a Demo set of 600ST Soucy Tracks to fit the John Deere 6430, and purchasing a Demo 8'x20' 12 blade Advanced Snow Groomer Drag from Larry Snyder in Holland New York. Our Club Demonstrated a package like this late last season and was very happy with the unit. We hope to have this groomer ready for our trails by January 8th. The Lake Effect Trailbreakers would like to thank John Griffith from Z&M Ag and Turf and, Larry Snyder from Advanced Snow Groomers for their help in making the addition of this Groomer possible.

On the right is a picture of the 1995 Tucker 1000 Sno Cat after snowmobile member Mark Risley tore it down sanded, painted and put it back together.  This will help it last a few more years. Next year our hope is to paint the 1995 Tucker 2000.

 

Please think about purchasing our awesome new decals.  They come in two sizes, 2 1/2x4 for your sled and a 4x6 for your vehicle.  Also two colors, yellow or black background.  The cost is $5.00 each.  There is a place to order them on the application or you can send a check to our club's address if you are interested in purchasing them.  All the proceeds will go toward our groomer support fund.  If you are interested in donating anything to the groomer fund that would be great.  They are not cheap to run to keep our trails in GREAT shape.

 

 Our volunteer members have been hard at work on bridges and trails.  Pictures 1 & 2 are of the 28 creek road bridge, picture 3 is Trail S18, Witch Kitch Trail, this was always very steep and troublesome.  The bank has been cut way done and will now be much more friendly.  Picture 3 is the new bridge under construction leading into Sinclairville, NY.  Steel beams were donated by Ken Morley, give him a big thanks if you know him or see him.  Saved us alot of money.

Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Feegan's Witch Kitch (on the trail) in Sinclairville, NY and the third Wednesday the Backyard Bar & Grill in Kimball Stand, NY (just outside of Gerry, NY) at 7:30PM.  Our meeting times and dates are posted on our website at www.trailbreakers.com on the Events Calendar page and they are also listed in our monthly newsletter. The newsletter goes out to all our members, advertisers and also to the landowners on our trail system.

Our 2012-2013  club officers are: 

   Dave Robbins - President    

  Gary Risley - Vice President     

   Dianne Cornell - Treasurer      

   Nancy Risley- Secretary 

We have nine members on our Board of Directors: Herb Best,  Curt Jones, Frank Greco, Warren Kinney, Don Cornell, Kim Mann, Brad Griffith, Adam "P" and Mark Cowen

Trail Coordinator for the 2012-2013 season: Don Cornell (716) 962-8330

Club members, please Click here to download and print the New York State Parks trail signing Handbook or stop by a club meeting to pick up a copy of the handbook

List of club members, landowners and friends that maintain each section of the trails in our territory (these folks could use your help):

Trail C4A - Gerry Bridge / Kimball Stand area - Roger Zahm 
Trail C1D - Rte 60 (railroad bed) to Tri-James - Herb Best, Gary Risley, Chris Risley 
Trail C1D - Rodeo Grounds / Ross Mills railroad bed - Herb Best
Trail C1D - Ross Mills / Knight Road - Todd Beckerink
Trail C1D - behind Breezewood Golf Course / Harris Hill / Hanson Roads - Curt, Anna & Aubry Jones
Trail C1D - Waterman Road / Dean Roads - Shawn Hough, Sue Hough
Trail C1D - Breezewood Golf Course - Leon Beightol, Troy Beightol
Club Trail - Harris Hill State Land / Gerry-Ellington / 28 Creek Roads - Dave Robbins, Tom Lochrane, Adam Porebski
Club Trail - Herrick / Harris Hill Roads -  Don Cornell
Trail S18 - Terry Road to Hatch Creek State Land - Gary Risley, Don Cornell, Sean Egan
Trail S18 - Hatch Creek State Land / Engdahl Road  - Don Cornell, Gary Nichols, Sean Egan
Trail S19 - (Witch Kitch trail) - Don Cornell, Gary Nichols, Sean Egan, Chris Risley
Trail C1C - Hagerdon / Risley /Thornton / Old Chautauqua Roads - Bob Volpe, Dave Robbins
Trail S17 - Thornton Road Bridge / Mutton Hill / Wade Hill Roads to Ellington Hardwood - Danny Ansell
Trail S17 - behind Ellington Hardwood to Watson Road to Waterboro Hill Road - Mark Cowen 
Trail S17 and Trail C1 - Waterboro Hill Road to Leach Hill Road - Warren Kinney, Joe Finch, Justin Kinney
Trail C1 - from Waterboro Hill Road to Goodwin's Landing - Warren Kinney, Justin Kinney, Tim Shields
Trail C1 - from Renaissance Christmas Tree Farm to Leach Hill Road to Waterboro - Dan Steward
Trail C1 - Kennedy and trail S13 into Kennedy - Ed Hoene
Trail C1 - Wolcott Road / Waterman Road - Brad Griffith, Mike McFarland
Trail C1 - Waterman Road / Ellington Street to Renaissance Christmas Tree Farm - Brad Griffith
Trail C1 - 28 Creek / Gerry-Ellington Roads - Brad Griffith
Trail C1 - Gerry-Ellington / Harris Hollow Roads - Michelle Cornell - Bryan Malcoff 
Trail C1 - Harris Hollow / Hagerdon Hill / Thornton Roads - Danny Ansell
Trail C1 - Hagerdon Hill / Old Chautauqua / Bates - Bob Volpe
Trail C1 - fields above Edson Road to Thornton/Swanson Road -  Charlie Lacki
Trail C1 - big fields behind Cockcaigne (Engdahl Road) - Charlie Lacki
Club Trail - Wolcott Road from C1 to South Hill Road into Ellington - Brad Griffith, Keith Kresconko
Club Trail - Old Chautauqua/Risley Roads - Bob Volpe
Trail S13 - Kennedy / Swamp Road / County Line Road - The Elibomwons (Randolph) Snowmobile Club

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