We are concerned about the lack of snow in the low areas and our
respect for the landowners as we don't want to be riding mud on
their properties. With the temperatures rising and the snow
quickly disappearing it will be necessary to close the trail for
the season at the end of the day Wednesday (27th).
Lake Effect Trails are currently
open for limited use. Please use extreme caution when riding as
all areas will be ungroomed. When approaching areas with
limited snow please exercise your best judgment and select and
alternate route. Please report dangerous trail conditions or
hazards via Facebook, our web site or Trail Coordinator Don
Cornell 716-450-3043. Keep informed as to conditions and
closing by checking daily. Cherry Creek and Chautauqua Lake
trails are also open at this time.
It is the consensus of the team that with the arrival of new
snow last night and adequate base in higher elevation we will
remain open through Saturday night. All areas on our trails will
close at sunrise Sunday morning due to melting and higher
temperatures. This will be the last ride of the season so PLEASE
stick to the higher elevations and DO NOT go into the towns.
Plan ahead for fuel and food and use commons sense. The
conditions are very limited so ride smart and do not ride into
areas where the snow coverage has disappeared. Use trail heads
in or near the state forest, but not in the actual towns of
Gerry, Kennedy or Kimble Stand. Trail 1D remains closed from
Gerry to Hanson Road due to dangerous conditions.
3/5/13 - TRAIL "1D" IS CLOSED FROM
KNIGHT ROAD IN ROSS MILLS TO HANSON ROAD DUE TO EXTREMELY
TREACHEROUS ICY CONDITIONS....LAKE EFFECT....
The trail remains open but use your
best judgment in selecting a route. There is limited to no snow
in some areas, so respect landowners by turning around if you
reach thin snow and selecting an alternate route until we
receive more snow. See you at the next meeting Tuesday night
(5th) at Feegan's in Sinclairville 7:30PM…
All Chautauqua County Trails are
All Chautauqua County Trails will
probably close as it is slushy and bare. Our trails will close
due to poor conditions.
Get out and enjoy the
snow while it is still here. All our trails have been groomed in
the past day and Lake Effect Trails remains good. Log in to the
web or Facebook later this weekend for possible trail closing as
conditions change due to the weather.
Please support our club member Austin Cowen and Ellington Fire
Department Jr.'s this Saturday mid- day (9th) at their trail
side concession. They will be set up on Trail S-17 along Watkins
road which is east of Ellington. Trail #1 will take you to
Ellington or Kennedy where either leads to S-17. They will be
serving grilled food along with beverages.
Lake Effect Winter Party at Feegan's Witch Kitch. Keep watch for
the date and details soon!
The Chautauqua County Ride In, in Stockton has been
canceled/postponed as we are concerned for land owners and lack
The Federation wants all clubs to be responsible in grooming as
the ground is not frozen in many areas and we don't want to burn
our relationship with our wonderful landowners. The ride in was
canceled / postponed until the 23rd.
Will be keeping the web site updated.
keep praying for SNOW!!!!!!!!
All Chautauqua County trails
are currently open. Riders should use extreme caution and be
alert for changes in trail conditions. Joins us Wed. night at
the Backyard in Kimball Stand for our club meeting at 7:30 pm.
From our club president :
Finally...we have permission
to open...."Lake Effect trails are open Sunday morning.. Use
caution as there are bumps, lows spot and some wet areas...All
other county trail remain closed....Ticket are being wrote on
closed trails!!! Please respect the other areas of the county
and only ride Sincliarville, Gerry, Ellington and outside of
Kennedy...The Kennedy trail and Kimblestand trail are both
closed for high water and ice...Ride responsibly....
Word on the trails is..."A
lot of snow has fallen over Chautauqua County the club is
working hard to guarantee the safety of the trail and getting
the groomers through Saturday morning. Check our web site or
Facebook to see when and where to ride hopefully mid day
don't ride the sidewalks to the Country
Fair in Gerry. It is a safety issue and illegal. The Sheriff's
Department will start issue tickets. If you must fuel up there
it is permissible to ride the road edge from the Rodeo Grounds
to the store and back. Our club encourages you to
ride 6 miles north to
the Sinclairville Superette for fuel and supplies as they
are a supporter of our club. Please ride responsibly and help
protect our image with the non-riding public.
Dave Robbins President
All trails to open Wednesday morning
- Jan 23rd
Please use caution on the East end of our club area (near
Kennedy) - we have reports that the snow may be thin in that
area. As always, communicate back to the club if any hazardous
January 3, 2013 - reported by: Gary