2018 Maine Snowmobile Show Oct 19-21
Join us at the Maine Snowmobile Show, October 19-21 in the Augusta Civic Center! Produced by the MSA and sponsored by Charlie's Motor Mall, the annual event attracts thousands of snowmobilers who love to explore Maine's winter trails.
There will be lots of sleds and trailers, helmets and gear, clothing, Snowmobile Maine guides and trail maps. MSA Super Raffle and Scholarship 50/50 tickets will be on sale; many exhibitors like to feature their own prize drawings during the show. Visit with tourism/lodging and insurance reps; talk trails with the MSA, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, and the Snowmobile Program/DACF. View the vintage sled display! We'll have 2019 Snowmobile Maine calendars and the MSA 50th Anniversary Cookbook available, and you'll find special show pricing throughout the hall. Buy those bargain helmets, gloves, bibs and boots while you can!
The show runs Friday from 4-9p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-8p.m. and Sunday 9a.m.-3p.m. Admission is $7, children 11 years old and younger are FREE. The Augusta Civic Center is located just off Exit 112, I-95, with plenty of FREE parking. See you there!
Annual Trails Workshop Oct 20
The annual Snowmobile Trails Workshop presented by the MSA and the Snowmobile Program of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at 9:30a.m. in the Augusta Civic Center, in conjunction with the Maine Snowmobile Show. This is the only workshop scheduled this season.
Everyone is welcome; trailmasters, project directors, groomer operators, all involved with trail maintenance are strongly encouraged to attend. Clubs can arrange to pick up their trail sign orders at the show from the state Snowmobile Program (207-287-4957) using the delivery method option on their trail sign order form.
2018 marks fifty years of statewide organized snowmobiling in Maine.
The Maine Legislature recently passed a joint resolution recognizing the MSA on its fiftieth aniversary. The portion of the document reproduced below acknowledges the contributions that the MSA has made to snowmobiling and to the Maine economy, and congratulates the members of the association on this milestone anniversary. The document was available for viewing at the MSA Annual Meeting on April 21 in Palmyra.
The MSA has been an active and involved part of the Maine winters since 1968. From an initial meeting of six dedicated snowmobilers, the MSA has grown to 280+ clubs statewide with thousands of families and supporting businesses from Sanford to Allagash.
The focus in the early days is little changed in 2018. Landowner relations has played a vital role in building and maintaining a trail system that has now grown to over 14,000 miles. Safety has also been an important part of the MSA's mission. Working closely with the Maine Warden Service, the MSA has been at the forefront of setting standards for safety, and has worked tirelessly in the halls of the Legislature to shape the laws that have enabled trail funding and common sense safety regulations.
Maine's 14,000 miles of trails are now regarded by riders from across the country as the finest in the Northeast. From a web of club trails, pioneers like Joe Firlotte, Lewis Newell and Les Ames created the numbered ITS Trail System that now supports a network of local trails that reaches just about anywhere a rider would need to be in Maine.
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