It's been a great year, our trail system is now closed for the season.
Please stay off of our trails until they open in the spring, and in particular, our shared OFSC trails, we need to show them the respect that they deserve.† Keep an eye out for our Spring Rally and Poker Run at the Edgewater Park Lodge on Sand Lake in Kearney, Saturday, April 25, 2015.† Registration has now begun, don't miss it!
We invite everyone to come out to our monthly meetings!
Come on out and find out what we are all about.† Our meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month in the Parker room in the Emsdale Community Centre, 29 Joseph St. Emsdale, at 7pm.† You will find it on the map here.
Your membership dollars at work on the trails and in the community.
We put virtually every membership and event dollar right back into the trails we work so hard to expand, improve and maintain!† On top of the extensive amount of work we put into the trails ourselves, we were also able to contribute $5,000 each to the two main OFSC clubs in our area that we share responsibilities, and trails with.† The two clubs are the Highland Rovers, and the Almaguin District snowmobile club, which we also contributed $7000 to last year for a major bridge removal and culvert solution for a trail we all share.† If you ride our trails, make sure and do your part, have a valid membership, and please also consider volunteering your time with us, we need all the help we can get! †
Trail 15 extension notice
We have recently opened and insured an extension of our trail 15 to help accommodate residents and cottagers of the Clear Lake area, northeast of Novar, to gain trail access to our club.† We plan on a further extension of this in 2015.† It runs from the Seguin Trail south on Rochester Lake road to Bay Lake road, where it picks up the snowmobile trail to the Homeland Drive area.† Two landowner agreements are now in place to protect the landowners (thank you!) and riders must stay on the marked trail without fail in this area.† This trail is signed now, and will be properly mapped later in the year once improvements are completed.† This trail is closed to ATV's until our system re-opens in late April.
Our 2014 Fall Rally on Sept. 27 was another outstanding sold out event!
It was an incredible Fall day, with the fall colour fireworks on full display for all to enjoy.† We sold out the first week of September, with easily another hundred on the waiting list. (we will be reviewing this problem for next year, stay tuned)† It was great weather, with full sun, and a high of about 26c, the day started about 15c, making this perhaps the best weather to date for our Fall Rally!† Click here for the gallery of pictures and video from this year's event.†
Does Algonquin West have the greatest trails in Ontario?
We know we have amazing trails, but Graham Adams, an experienced powersports writer and photographer, has ridden most clubs trails in Ontario, and he certainly thinks so!† Graham was invited to be a member of the Go Riding snowmobiling team that visited the arctic circle in Finland, a dream trip for anyone.† Read his review of our trails here-http://www.northernontario.travel/atving/are-these-the-greatest-atv-trails-in-ontario-riding-with-the-algonquin-west-atv-club
Check out Gary Porter's first ride video of Algonquin West trails!
We heartily compliment Gary on his video editing skills, we would have been proud to make this one ourselves, it's a great look at our far south end trails!† One small thing Gary, we have way more than 200 k of trails!† See it here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977VAhSL-DQ