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Onaping Falls High Riders Snowmobile Club

Big news today folks! Visit ridethenorth.ca for ticket purchases and more details! Please share! We’re so excited!!!!! Thank you to all of our sponsors! ... See MoreSee Less

Big news today folks! Visit ridethenorth.ca for ticket purchases and more details!  Please share! We’re so excited!!!!! Thank you to all of our sponsors!

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darn!!! this is the same weekend as Chapleau's fishing derbe :((((((

Clint Chevrier, here’s the correct poster bud.

Brad Fenton Simon Labelle

You may have noticed a snow fence at Cobden Road and Trail # 41 just north of Dowling. This fence was installed at the request of CP rail police to direct sledders to cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle instead of the previous 45 degree angle. Please leave the new signage and barriers in place. Not crossing at a 90 degree angle can result in fines to the operator.

The purpose of the fence at New Cobden Road serves two purposes.

First, railway crossing signals are engineered and designed to be viewed head on. Approaching at a 45 deg angle, as was previous practice, could potentially cause a rider to not notice the activation of the signals. Add in the fact that a helmet, along with a running snowmobile greatly reduces the ability to hear an approaching train.

Second, the Highway Traffic Act specifies that a snowmobile must cross any road or highway at 90 deg. The purpose of the new fence and signage is to direct riders across the road, then turn 90 deg and proceed to approach the crossing as mentioned above.

Regarding fines, it is not the OFHR or OFSC who enforce this. CP rail has asked us to make this change. It is their property and they have every right to make this request, or enforce it as they deem necessary. Ultimately, they are only concerned with making it as safe as possible for riders to navigate the crossing. Please respect their wishes; we do not need to lose the link from Dowling to the rest of the trail system.
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You may have noticed a snow fence  at Cobden Road and Trail # 41 just north of Dowling. This fence was installed at the request of CP rail police to direct sledders to cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle instead of the previous 45 degree angle. Please leave the new signage and barriers in place.  Not crossing at a 90  degree angle can result in fines to the operator.

The purpose of the fence at New Cobden Road serves two purposes.

First, railway crossing signals are engineered and designed to be viewed head on. Approaching at a 45 deg angle, as was previous practice, could potentially cause a rider to not notice the activation of the signals. Add in the fact that a helmet, along with a running snowmobile greatly reduces the ability to hear an approaching train.

Second, the Highway Traffic Act specifies that a snowmobile must cross any road or highway at 90 deg. The purpose of the new fence and signage is to direct riders across the road, then turn 90 deg and proceed to approach the crossing as mentioned above.

Regarding fines, it is not the OFHR or OFSC who enforce this. CP rail has asked us to make this change. It is their property and they have every right to make this request, or enforce it as they deem necessary. Ultimately, they are only concerned with making it as safe as possible for riders to navigate the crossing. Please respect their wishes; we do not need to lose the link from Dowling to the rest of the trail system.

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Your gonna fine me because I'm not 90 degrees? Really getting hard to do anything anymore in this world

I pulled up to a rail crossing one day, not really paying attention however I did stop, looked one way nothing then looked the other way ready to cross and sure enough there was a train barreling right there. You could not hear anything. If i was to cross it without looking it wouldn’t have been good. That fence may save a life, it is what it is……in the end it’s only a fence.

After a 2 year hiatus due to Covid we had our annual breakfast to thank all of our hard working and dedicated volunteers. A special thank you to the Windy Lake Motel for providing a wonderful and tasty breakfast. In attendance were some of our founding volunteers as well as our younger generation. As usual our long time supporter Gerry Montpellier, Ward 3 Councillor enjoyed the breakfast and provided a few words of encouragement. A big Thank you to all of our volunteers and hope to see everyone on the trails soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Message from our Rider Advantage partner:
Starting tomorrow (Sunday, December 4th) until Saturday, December 10th, SAVE 25% off regular priced merchandise at Mark's Work Wearhouse! To ensure you receive your discount, present this ad to Mark's staff at the time of purchase - www.ofsc.on.ca/marksww25off-dec2022/
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The OFSC GO Snowmobiling Apps for the 2022/23 season are now available to download at www.ofsc.on.ca/trail-maps/mobile-app/ The basic version remains FREE and offers access to the latest trail availability with or without cell service and internet. The Pro version delivers the same great features for a subscription fee of $4.99/year. After last year's price freeze, this minimal $1 increase reflects the cost of maintaining the popular hybrid base map. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow. That was quite the job. Looking good.

My lover is there

BREAKING: OFSC and OFATV sign historic memorandum of understanding. New era of cooperation between both organizations to protect landowners and our trails.
Read the full release here: www.ofsc.on.ca/2022/11/30/ofsc-ofatv-sign-historic-memorandum-of-understanding/
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Very nice thank you

Message from our supporter:
Looking to score some deals on sled parts or riding gear? Check out FortNine's Black Friday sale at frt9.co/b3mbcl . Sale ends Sunday.
(By clicking the above link you will be taken to a third party site.)
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Why Snowmobile In Ontario? Hear What Our Volunteers Have to Say! | 30,000 KM Trail Network! ... See MoreSee Less

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***UPDATE ! ***
Top D trail in Chelmsford between Lavallée Rd and Stobie Dam will be closed starting tomorrow for about 1 week for bridge replacement.
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***UPDATE ! ***
Top D trail in Chelmsford between Lavallée Rd and Stobie Dam will be closed starting tomorrow for about 1 week for bridge replacement.
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With snow on the ground and more to come over the next few days, many people are asking when they can ride the trails. There’s still lots of work to be done to get trails ready! Please don’t jump the gun by hitting an OFSC trail before it shows GREEN (Available) or YELLOW (Limited Availability) on the Interactive Trail Guide (ITG).
Watch for our Watch The Trail series coming in the coming weeks.
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GREAT TRAIL SAFETY TIPS: GET THE RIGHT GEAR
Typically, when we consider factors involved in snowmobile safety, it’s about trail riding with care and control, within your capabilities. But it’s also a reality that your safety includes being properly geared up to avoid being distracted by being cold, feeling restricted or being uncomfortable. What you’re wearing on a ride will not only protect you from moisture penetration, windchill, frostbite and hypothermia, but also help you survive if you’re stranded. Learn more about getting the right gear at www.ofsc.on.ca/safety/safety-partners/ and consider Royal Distributing to meet your riding gear needs.
#goSafe
#safetytips
#royaldistributing
Royal Distributing
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Know of any teens in high school who need to fulfill their 40 hours of community service? Whether it’s for outdoor trail work or to put computer or social media skills to good use, clubs can always use the extra help. So why not contact your club today?

If you don’t know your club name or contact info, go to the OFSC website to find your district (www.ofsc.on.ca/find-your-district/) then look up your club on the district website and get in touch!
#volunteering
#GetYouthInvolved
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