b'VAST NewsA message from VAST President Tim Mills C lubE vEntsSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 Derry Sled Dogs Wendy Arace Memorial Ride in10 a.m.2 p.m. Arace Camp, Jenny Brook Rd., Weston derrysleddogs@gmail.com; 802-824-3560SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 Barnard Mountain Viewers Trailside Cookout Noon Beaver Ponds, 296 Stackpole Rd., Barnardrltracy2@gmail.com; 802-234-9785SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 Frigid Frost Fighters 2nd Annual Fun Day Event 9:30 a.m. Jct OE26 Corridor 110 mark@mkrichardsonagency.com; 802-685-3885SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 If theres a gate, dont debatethe trail is closed! Common sense says that a gated trailBarre Town Thunder Chickens 20th Travis is a pretty good indicator that the landowner does not want you there! Stay on trail toMercy Skate Park Memorial Fundraiser preserve landowner relations. 8:15 a.m.2 p.m. Barre Town Elementary, 70 Websterville Rd., Barre btthunderchickens@gmail.com; 802-839-0533 With the season well underway, weis not a part of our trail system. Isbarretownthunderchickens.comfind ourselves in familiar territory.the appeal that great? What are Mother Nature is still at a point ofthe benefits? It is not like we dontSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 confusion. She has been trying,have enough signage across ourNEK Snow Blasters Annual Club BBQ11 a.m.2 p.m. but she just doesnt quite have ittrail system warning us all to stayPoker Palace, VAST Corridor 114 together yet for the 2019/20 ridingon the trails. Is it really that hard tokimberlylampert@bensonschevy.com season. The good news is thatfollow the rules? Do the offenders not802-779-7194 many areas of the VAST trail systemunderstand the angst this puts thenortheastkingdomsnowblasters.comhave received enough snow for thelandowner through or that, withoutSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 groomers to pack, pan and freeze inlandowner generosity in opening theirLunenburg Polar Bears 2019 Ride tothe wet spots so that we can groomland up to us, we would lose greatThe Poker Palace 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. as we receive Mother Natures whiteportions of our trail system?Leaving EX62 at 11 a.m. gold. The bottom line right now is ifAs I said, the stunning ignorancelunenburgpolarbears@gmail.com; 973-897-4680 you want to ride, you dont have toof the select few who off-trail rideSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 look far to find ridable conditions;amazes me, and there is no goodWardsboro Pathfinders Snowmobile Club they are out there and are justreason for doing it. The good newsRescue Ride-In waiting to be ridden.coming out of all of this is that there11 a.m.2 p.m. Stratton Rec. Center With the early season riding alreadyare only a select few who continuewpsc@wardsboropathfinders.comwell underway, we collectively findto not follow the rules - and they ourselves dealing with some of theare not getting away unnoticed.SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 same old nagging issues of previousVermont Law Enforcement is wellChittenden Dammers Dam Good Time 49 p.m. seasons. Thats right, I am talkingapprised of these events and isMountain Top Inn, Chittenden about off-trail riding. The reasonsmaking a point of working with VASTcharlie@chittendendammers.org; 802-353-0789 why continue to escape me. Theresnowmobile clubs and landowners$40. Tickets sold in advance.is absolutely no reason to be off- this season to pursue these issuesSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 trail riding in any situation near ourand make sure the violators are dealtChester Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run trail system. I am not talking aboutwith accordingly. A vast majority9 a.m.1 p.m. someone who is going the wrongof us follow the rules by ridingRec. Field, Lovers Lane, Chester way and is simply turning around byinbounds and being courteous to ourstancconsult@comcast.net; 413-237-6541; $10some trees because the sled theylandowners and fellow riders. Its notSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 are riding doesnt have reverse orthat hard to do! After all, we are allCorinth Sno-Scramblers Hot Dog Roast they are too lazy to physically swingout there to have fun and enjoy what11 a.m.2 p.m. Corridor 5 between OE 58 and OE 60 the rear of the snowmobile around.Mother Nature provides for us during463 Vance Place, Corinth I am talking about the blatantthis precious season. kim.thody@snoscramblers.org; 860-508-5883off-trail riding through someonesRide safely and smooth trails! FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 untouched, virgin snow pasture,Chittenden Dammers Dinner Ride section of woods, or anywhere thatTim Mills, VAST President 11 a.m.2 p.m.6 p.m.; Dam parking lot charlie@chittendendammers.org; 802-353-07894 | Snowmobile VERMONT'