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Soon, Troops. SOON!!
September 2013 T.C. Riders Newsletter:
This video was sent to us by our intrepid internet researcher (known to us as Oko). I remember in the late 1960's watching the V-plows smash drifts in the Poland,
Newport, and Middleville area. This is a classic demonstration of "TORQUE vs HORSEPOWER".
click here:  Plowing Tug Hill - 1939 style.
Click here for pictures of
the Dingle St. Bridge rebuild
Ribbon Cutting on the new C4-M snowmobile trail
linking Camden and Williamstown.
On Saturday, October 20th, Oneida County Legislator Mike Waterman, New York State Senator Patty Ritchie,
and New York State Senator Joe Griffo joined both T.C. Riders Snowmobile Club of Camden and
Kasoag Trailblazers of Williamstown for a joint dedication of the long-awaited snowmobile corridor
trail C4M. Planning for this corridor trail to connect the Camden area to the Williamstown area
began ten years ago. After years of negotiations, the final routing was established, allowing the
governing boards of both clubs to commit to a trail building program that involved three bridges.
This picture was taken on the longest of the bridges, spanning 73 feet. The Kasoag portion
of this new trail is approximately 3 miles and the TC Riders portion is approximately 8 miles,
joining the two clubs at the Oswego County-Oneida County border. Many thanks to Oneida County
Legislator Mike Waterman, Senator Joe Griffo and Senator Patty Ritchie for helping
to make this trail a reality. And a very special thanks to all of our Landowners,
without whom there could be no Statewide Snowmobile Trail System.
First Row: : Oneida County Legislator Mike Waterman, Senator Patty Richie,
Senator Joe Griffo,
Barry Kirch, Dan Christmas, Bob Place.
Second Row: Jeff Hopkinson, Pete Hopkinson, John Pratt, Brian Prutsman,
John Simmons, Brian Marino, Sharon Czelusniak (behind Bob Place).
Third Row: Jim Simmons, Jim Rivenburg, Shawn Lynch, Art Crossman, Chuck Comins,
Steve Hizen, Adam Hopkinson.
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Snowmobile Registration ON-LINE!
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Snowmobile Registration ON-LINE!
During the 2010-11 season, we had some snow.
SnowTrails TV featured Oneida County.
For those who missed the program,
click here to watch the video.
Quite a lot of T.C. Riders' trails are featured,
including our two Tucker groomers & drags.
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Ken Light at the Camden Night Riders Snow Show, November, 1977
T.C. Riders appreciates the assistance of our local representatives,
Senator Joe Griffo and County Legislator
who so effectively promote our sport of snowmobiling
in Camden & Central New York.
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Click here for contact info to report
Click here for info on
the Camden-Williamstown Trail.
Save Your Snowmobile Gas Receipts!!
It's really easy for the club to raise some extra cash for trail expenses using refunded highway tax on
gasoline used for off-road purposes (snowmobiles). But we have
to follow some simple rules when applying for the tax refund.
Here's how you can help:
(1) Get a receipt for each gas purchase for your snowmobile.
(2) Keep a record of each gas purchase- date, gallons, with your signature.
CLICK HERE for printable Record Sheet
(3) Send the completed record sheet with receipts to T.C. Riders.
Thanks for your help!
Board of Directors Meeting
Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th,
at the the Oneida County Savings Bank on Harden Blvd, Camden.
These meetings are open to the membership. The board encourages all club members to attend these meetings
and to join in the discussion. Generally, these meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month
(no meeting June, July, or August) at Oneida County Savings. Meeting time is 7:00pm.
Please go the the MEMBERSHIP page
and join now for the 2013-2014 season.
NOTE: Memberships with immediate vouchers are available at
Camden CarQuest, Harden Blvd, Mon-Fri 8:00-5:30.
Saturdays until 3:00.
A few comments from over the years . . .
"Hats off to all TC members who have done such a great job maintaining trails. They are by far the best groomed and signed trails in the area. You should be very proud of your efforts."
" . . . . My favorite sign, though, was on C4i where we entered the trails of the TC Riders.
It said "Welcome to the TC Riders Snowmobile Club Trails" (just over the Oneida County border).
And the trail immediately became flat... Now I know who to thank! . . . . "
"Just had to drop your club a quick note. Rode your trails on Thursday, what a great experience.
Grooming, signage was just great. Hats off to all of you, you set the benchmark for all others.
Canít wait to come back again."
"I just wanted to say a little about your trail system. I rode from Redfield to Boonville on Friday
and your trails were some of the best trails we hit that day. I just wanted to thank your groomer
operators for their efforts. The trails were very easy to follow and were all marked very well.
Keep up the good work and thanks again for the great trails."
"I was wondering about your trail conditions now that there is new snow from the weekend.
I'm thinking about coming up Wednesday thru Friday. A couple of years ago, I rode your trails and
they were awesome."
"I have always been pleasantly surprised as to how well the TC Rider trails are maintained and remain in great
shape almost any time I have been out. This was the case this past Friday as well. I thought,
weather conditions considered, the TC trails were in great shape and greatly enjoyed that portion of my ride.
Again, I just want to extend my sincere thanks to the volunteers that do an absolutely excellent
job on the trails keeping them in great shape for many people to enjoy a great ride."
"Thanks for excellent trails throughout the season!
Your club is one of the best on the hill, providing safe and enjoyable trails.
I could not believe the shape/condition of 46 Corners on my Saturday ride, truly the best of the season.
Thanks again for making our season fun and safe."
"Riding the hill, everyone asks me where should we go. There is only one answer to that.
Stay on the South Hill. T.C. Riders period. Camden to be exact."
"Thanks for the great grooming job."
"FYI- Trail conditions very good!"
"Thanks again for another excellent year of what I call the best trails on the Hill --- Camden T.C.Riders . . .
South Hill #1."
" . . . best trails were TC RIDERS. Gotta tell ya folks, these were as good I've
ridden this season. . ."
"All of the trails this year are in much better shape up in Tug Hill, but yours still stand out above the rest.
We are always happy to see the TC Riders signs."
"I can not imagine riding flatter trails. . ."
"Your trails are always the best, bar none."
"As usual T.C. Riders trails were in mint condition, great job and thank you. "
". . . your trails are the best groomed trails in the area. They are wide, well maintained/groomed.
Thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work!!!!"
"There are a couple guys in our club that said your trails are the best and by far their
favorite place to ride, so we ventured up ourselves and were very pleased!"
"You guys, gals are unreal with the way you keep your part of the trail the besssstttttt!!!"
"I just wanted to commend you guys for always doing a superb job with your trails . . ."
"I would like to thank all who are involved in maintaining your trails, also our group
would like to know if your club could groom the rest of the state? EXCELLENT JOB!"
"I want to thank TC Riders for Awesome Trails on Friday. A friend of mine and I started
at Empeyville at 8:30 AM and 46 corners area was incredible."
"Thanks for another great season, you guys did a great job."
"Once again our family would like to commend your club on the trail work and grooming you do so well."
"Ahhh, TC Riders..one of the best in the biz! Always brings a smile seeing the "You are now entering TC Riders trail system"..
"You do a wonderful job. The best my wife and I have ever seen."
". . . even with marginal conditions you guys do a fantastic job!"
". . . great job on the trails this year!!!!!!"
"Trails improved drastically when I entered the TC Riders trail system."
". . . great job TC Riders. For the few times we unloaded at Hanifin and rode out of there it was A++."
"It's always great to see your signs on the trails - it means smooth sailing to me! You guys do a great job!
". . . Thanks from an old snowmobiler who enjoys going up to your area. Always the best conditions that
weather allows. Great trails. GREAT JOB!!!"
". . . seeing "Welcome to TC Riders Trail System" always brings a smile to my face.
Even on Wednesday when all other trails were iced over and whooped out,
you guys managed to stay on top of it and keep it smoooooooth sailing!"
"I've been riding the hill since '95. Have to say IMO TC Riders are doing the best job."
"We enjoy traveling the TC Riders system because of how well the trails are maintained!"
"Almost each season I turn on at least a handful of riders to the 46 Corners area and most of
them say to me... What club is this? I tell them and they say well this is my club next season."
"Smoothest trails Sunday were 46 Corners and they groomed Sunday night. That shows what
kind of club they are. As good as it gets."
"Great job on the trails. I went out for the first time ever this weekend and yours were the best! Glad I joined TC Riders!"
"You guys did a terrific job on your trails this past weekend."
"I always say I just want to ride around 46 . . . . Love it!"
"My wife and I had 3 great rides out of 46 Corners this winter
and the TC Rider trails were well signed and always groomed flat."
". . . You guys do a great job at grooming the trails, early morning on Saturday the trail was like glass."
"TC Riders trails as usual were completely flat and wide . . ."
"Rode your trails 2 weekends ago....best trails we rode all weekend AND my husbands sled was having issues,
some nice people stopped to ask if everything was ok. We needed oil and they were kind enough to go to their
camp down the road and get us some. Only to find out this was the President of TC Riders club!!!
Thanks for your great trails and being incredibly kind people!!
"All I can say is that TC Riders have some of the best trails I have ridden in NY,
and do such an AWESOME job at grooming. Great job ALL, keep up the great work."
". . . we headed towards tc riders trails. lemme tell you, these things were like concrete highways."
"Thanks for another great year, TC Riders club knocked it out of the park again."
"I joined your club this year due to the fact I rode your trails last yr and were like riding a dream. Keep up the good work.
"Whenever I entered the trail system of the TC Riders, I was proud to say that I am a member.
. . . your club is by far the best! You have the best trails, best signage, best intersection markings,
best grooming, best ease of membership, best correspondence, and the best website."
Click here to Join ON-LINE now!
Click here for NYS DMV website for Answers about
On-Line NYS Snowmobile Registration
for Out-of-State U.S residents.
"This transaction allows a U.S. resident who is not a resident of NYS to apply for a NYS
snowmobile registration and at the end of the transaction receive a 15-day temporary NYS snowmobile
registration in PDF format. You will also receive a regular registration document by mail.
A NYS registration is required to operate a snowmobile in NYS."
Click here for NYS Parks website
that has info on
Snowmobile Operation & Registration.
The Snowbelt starts in Camden!
T.C. Riders' scenic and superbly groomed trails are your
SOUTHERN GATEWAY to the TUG HILL!
Camden is easily accessible via
I-81 & NY Rte 69 east (Exit 33, Parish), or I-90 & NY Rte 13 north (Exit 13, Canastota), or Rte 69 west (from Rome). Our trails,
part of the NYS Corridor Trail System,
connect with hundreds of miles of Oneida County trails and link into over 1000 miles
of Corridor Trails in neighboring Lewis, Jefferson, Oswego, and Herkimer Counties.
Snowmobile trailer parking is ample and convenient. Check the "Trails" page
The 4-county Tug Hill Region
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T.C. Riders trails lead to the Tug Hill heartland.
Northwest Oneida County.
This section of the
Tug Hill Region contains
the T.C. Riders
What is T.C. Riders Snowmobile Club all about? Our by-laws, updated and adopted in 2001, state it
The purposes of the Club are:
1. To further and improve the sport of snowmobiling in northwest Oneida County by promoting
the safe, lawful, and responsible use of snowmobiles for recreation, commerce, and public safety.
2. To foster a close relationship with, and appreciation and recognition of the landowners
participating in the trail system.
3. To work toward making more private and public areas open to snowmobiling.
4. To maintain the scenic beauty and ecological integrity of the trails and surrounding areas.
5. To promote awareness of the special needs of physically challenged snowmobilers
and to provide reasonable access to the trail system.
6. To cooperate fully with local snowmobile clubs, county and district
governing bodies and associations, landowners, and local State Agency representatives
responsible for public safety and land and road use in developing and maintaining the
Clubís portion of an integrated system of snowmobile trails.
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Camden, NY 13316
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