Snowmobile Clubs in Northen Ontario

Bruce Mines SnoGlyders
P. O. Box 243
Bruce Mines , ON
P0R 1C0
Phone: (705) 248-1642
Notes: anglerchris@bell.net

Bruce Mines Sno Glyders Snowmobile Club
Our system totals approximately 100km of well groomed trails which link riders west to Echo Bay and on to Sault Ste. Marie and east to Elliot Lake and on to Sudbury, also allowing access to St Joes Island and Drummond Island through a number of ice crossings.
Based around the small town of Bruce Mines, riders will find accommodation, restaurants, gas stations and health care.
Along our trails you will find warm up shacks and orientation map boards showing your current location and directions in optional routes.
Our trails consist of constant changing scenery from open fields, hardwoods and treed plantations.
All of this would not be possible without the efforts of our club members, all of whom volunteer their hours to ensure our trails are top rate. The Bruce Mines Sno Glyders has been an active club for over 30 years. Over these years some members have come and gone, some are still active members to this day. Recently our club grew from 12 members to 39 members strong, with 6 of these new members, one of which being a women, becoming Groomer Operators each completing the Groomer Operator, Health and Safety and Chainsaw course to ensure each operator is fully trained and prepared. Our club is unique; made up of all ages, each bringing experience and fresh ideas to our club. Through brushing, signage and bridge repair as required, we are able to keep our riders happy and able to enjoy their ride.
This summer we raised funds for our club by hosting the barbeque at the annual Bruce Mines Car Show, turnout was fabulous. Appreciation of our club members and volunteers rates highly in our club.
Member barbeques, Christmas parties and dinners after working hard on our trails are just some of the ways we show how important our members are to us.
The focus in our club is to bring back what a snowmobile club is all about: club events, attracting new members to join us, club rides and trips. This year we are planning two overnight trips. The first is taking place on February 21st, taking one route and riding from our clubhouse to Elliot Lake where we will spend the night at Dunlop Lodge and then returning to the club house the following day, hopefully depending on snow conditions by following a different route. To date we have 17 snowmobilers joining us on this ride. The second overnight trip is being planned for early March, riding from Searchmont to Halfway Haven for a quick lunch stop and then on to Wawa, returning the following day. Both these trips are open to anyone wanting to join us on these rides, with hopes of luring more people to get out and enjoy snowmobiling again and possibly becoming members of our club. Several day rides will also be taking place throughout the snowmobile season again with the offer to other riders out there to join us. Feel free to email the club president if you are interested in joining.
The club has it challenges to face as many others do. This winter being such a slow start has made it hard for the club to get the trails ready. The rain we had in early December resulted in flooded areas, the wind storm provided us with several trees fallen on the already brushed trails, requiring our members to go out and clear them again, and even the beavers decided to give us a hard time this year. One of our bridges was flooded out due to the beavers building a dam, with the help of a local trapper, we removed 10 beavers from the pond and repaired the damage to the bridge so it is ready for the snow to start falling.
Thanks to the recent snowfall, we have started to pack our trails, preparing them with a base and then hoping for more and more snowfall to allow us to start grooming and getting our trails opened. Stay tuned to the website to see when our trails are opened for the season.
Come ride our trails and enjoy the 2016 snowmobile season.

Chris McMillan, President
Bruce Mines Sno Glyders Snowmobile Club
anglerchris@bell.net

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