CLUB NEWS Meet the Crow River Sno Pro’s Seen on the Trail Year Founded: 1986 Number of members: Approximately 40 families; about 30 active members Website: Trails: We maintain 158 miles of trail in McLeod County, including the Luce Line and Dakota Rail trails. We work with approximately 250 landowners to secure trail access. Describe the trails: Farmland trails and state trails Why should someone come to your area to ride? We have very well-maintained, groomed and signed trails What is a favorite trail in your system? Dakota Rail, which runs between Lester Prairie and Hutchinson What activities do you do in the winter? In March, we put on a vintage sled show and swap meet in Hutchinson, We try to put together club rides in the county when snow is available. Describe your club in one word: Charitable What charities does your club support? This past year, we’ve supported community events, environmental improvements, schools, the fire department and police services, health and medical needs; and given five scholarships. Why should someone join your club? To support trails What kind of groomers to do you have? A 2010 John Deere 7330 Tractor with Soucy Tracks and a 2012 PistonBully TrailBully How many groomer operators do you have? 10 How many hours were put on the groomer last year? 430 Join us! Club meetings are held at the Major Avenue Hunt Club every first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Dues are $20 annually. 22 Minnesota Snowmobiling Hot dogs and chit-chat was on the menu for The International Voyageur Snowmobile Club’s annual trailside meet-and-greet near International Falls. The club doesn’t know how many people stopped, but they had hot dogs for more than 200. This year’s event was in early March, but the club plans to have it on February 8 this coming winter to coincide with a vintage sled weekend. The Carver County Snowrunners invited area riders and passers-by to join them for a snack at Shanty #1 on its trail system. About 65 people stopped by for the February 24 event. After hot dogs and great conversation, club members (and anyone wishing to join them) broke into four groups for trail rides throughout Southwest Trails Association trail system.