There are all shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors of snowmobile clubs spread everywhere. Many of these clubs have thousands of members, while others may only have a dozen. Some clubs manage hundreds of miles of trails, some just have a small network or don’t manage anything at all. Some clubs are called working clubs which work on maintaining trails or land access. Some clubs are called social clubs which gather people together to ride. Some clubs are existing since the late 1960s, while some are formed recently. From all these clubs, we have managed to list some shared secrets about these clubs. Read on.
- All clubs have like-minded people who love snowmobiling. People tend to differ in terms of opinions of every kind. But a passion for snowmobiling is what unites them all.
- Virtually, all clubs want and need new members. The new members encourage and plant the seeds of new ideas and fresh energy into the clubs on a multitude of topics, no matter it is the routing of the trails, future planning trips or other things associated with the club.
- All clubs have members with differing levels of commitment. A typical club has a tinier core group that does most of the work and hosts the meetings etc. a middle group can lend a hand here and there, a passive group pays their dues and can be considered as members. All these people are important. A club requires doers who have the time, dedication and commitment to make stuff happen but club also need numbers. If you still aren’t the most active member, join the club anyway. If you are thinking of buying a new snowmobile, there will be members who can sell you their cote à cote usagé en bon état at reasonable prices!
- All clubs are essential to the future of the sport. Clubs that secure plot paths, land leases, brush and clear the trails and then groom and manage them in the winters are quite obvious essential to the snowmobile trail network today, but other clubs are also important as they add to the political clout that gives the community more power.
- The club members know how to have fun. When done in groups, even work projects like pounding trail markers in the ground, building bridges or hosting an appreciation dinner seem like a lot of fun.
- Most of the clubs are integrated into the greater community. In many areas, clubs participate in community festival, charitable events, fundraisers and so much more. A good club know how to make oneself visible, amicable and approachable all year around.