Safety Tips and Links

· Check your sled before each ride - be sure throttle operates freely; check brakes; check oil, gas, antifreeze levels; check for icing on track and skis

· Ride Right - especially when approaching hills and corners

· Ride Safe - travel at a reasonable speed and take into account trail conditions

· Ride Defensively - watch out for the other guy who may not be in control

· Ride Sober - alcohol and snowmobiling don't mix

· Use hand signals -visit http://www.mesnow.com/HandSignals.html to learn the proper signals

· Beware of ice on rivers and lakes - know the ice thickness before you venture out

· Stay on marked trails - as a courtesy to landowners and to avoid hazards hidden beneath the snow

· Be cautious when entering logging areas on the trail - logging equipment always has the right of way

· Dress appropriately - wear a helmet and wind resistant outer clothing; check the weather before you head out

· Let someone know where you are going and carry a map of the area

· Be courteous - slow down for approaching sleds; slow down when passing sleds stopped beside the trail; slow down for pedestrians and cross-country skiers who are using the trails

· Carry emergency repair equipment for your sled - operator's manual, tool kit, spare drive belt, spark plugs, tow rope, starter rope, duct tape

· Carry personal safety equipment - first aid kit, maps, compass, space blanket, matches, pocket knife, flashlight, energy bars

· Join a club - your membership helps to build safer trails

· For more safety information see http://www.mesnow.com/SafetyStuff.html

·Snowmobile, ATV, Watercraft Accident Report Form

 

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Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club
President - Ron E. Russell
Treasurer - Bob Stickney
Vice President - John Blais
Secretary - Louise Stickney
Trail Masters - Tom Reed & Gene Knox

Email: info@snowmobilerumford.com
Phone: (207) 364-3848
Meeting Location: Sam's Restaurant
Time: 7:00pm
Date: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, September through April
2nd Thursday of the month, May through August

 

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