IASC REGION 3 SNOWMOBILE CLUBS

TRI-COUNTY TRAIL ALLIANCE

  


Snowmobilers,

Please Support Your Sport!

Join a Snowmobile Club,

Stay on Marked Trails,

Respect the Landowners,

Ride Safe!


 

 IMPORTANT NOTICE

Most Snowmobile Trails in N. Central Illinois which are in Winnebago, Ogle, Lee and Eastern Stephenson counties are only open from DECEMBER 15 to MARCH 15, and there must be AT LEAST 4 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE TRAILS!!! Check with the local snowmobile club for info on snowmobile trail accessibility. 

For IASC Region 3 snowmobile club trail conditions CLICK HERE

To contact an IASC Region 3 snowmobile club CLICK HERE

 For other IASC snowmobile club info visit the Illinois Assoc. of Snowmobile Clubs CLICK HERE 


 SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASSES

The Rockford Park District is hosting a Snowmobile Safety class.

January 21, 2017
Lockwood Park
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford
Use Entrance 2 and go to Cookhouse
Starts at 8am.
To Register call (815)987-8874 (Rfd. Park Dist. Police number)


 

THANK YOU to all that attended the 2016 Powersports Show & Swap Meet!!!

Click HERE to go to the Show page.

The Tri-County Alliance Powersports Show & Swap Meet

is on Facebook


Grooming, in the beginning...

Tri-County Alliance Snowmobile Trail grooming began here. 

 This was the first of six ASV track trucks acquired over the years for the Tri-County area.  Today, three are still in service in addition to the two large tractors shown below.

 

The John Deere groomer covers the Byron, German Valley and Winnebago trails.

 

    

 

The New Holland groomer covers the trails near Durand, Davis, Rock City and Pecatonica. 

 

       

Thanks to the groomer operators for the thousands of volunteer hours they have put in!!!


Notice to Non-Residents of Illinois

For any non-residents of Illinois that want to ride any Illinois snowmobile trails you are now required to have a $25 state issued non-resident snowmobile trail pass. Some vendors may not be familiar with the trail passes. Any vendor that sells Illinois hunting licenses and most License and Title facilities can sell the trail passes. This includes most Illinois Walmart stores. If they have a Point of Sale license generating machine or use the Illinois web based system they can sell you a pass. All they need to do is use Code #490 to generate a snowmobile trail pass.


Safe Snowmobiling Means...

1. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during snowmobiling.

2. Become familiar with the snowmobile you ride.

3. Operate at safe and reasonable speeds.

4. Stay on trails and areas where snowmobiling is permitted.

5. Avoid travel on unfamiliar frozen bodies of water.

6. Using extra caution at night.

7. Keep your snowmobile properly maintained.

8. Become familiar with the terrain you will travel on.

9. Listen to the weather forecast before you leave.

10. Always wear a helmet and proper clothing.

11. Never riding alone, and letting someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.

12. Carrying emergency supplies and learning survival skills.


Knowledge Is Powder - Snowmobiling

 

Visit the video page here: Knowledge Is Powder - Snowmobiling from Trent Meisenheimer

On average, eighteen snowmobilers die in avalanches each year in North America. With this in mind, the Utah Avalanche Center partnered with the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association to bring you Knowledge Is Powder. This video was created to highlight five points for snowmobilers to think about before heading into the mountains.

In order for us to get the goods, we need to think about the five backcountry basics. Below are 5 key safety guidelines for riding in avalanche country:

1. GET THE GEAR: Ensure everyone has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and knows how to use them.
2. GET THE TRAINING: Take an avalanche course.
3. GET THE FORECAST: Make a riding plan based on the current avalanche and weather forecast.
4. GET THE PICTURE: If you see recent avalanche activity, unstable snow exists. Riding on or underneath steep slopes is dangerous.
5. GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY: One at a time on all avalanche slopes. Don't go to help your stuck friend. Don't group up in runout zones.

We all wish you safe winter travels and please enjoy the video...

- Utah Avalanche Center


We are IASC Region 3
Contact us at:

Email to: trails@tcsnowmobile.com

Mail to: IASC Region 3
PO Box 304
Byron, IL 61010

The Tri-County Trail Alliance is an IASC affiliated snowmobile organization,

dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of safe, responsible snowmobiling.

 

 IASC Region 3 - Tri-County Alliance Officers

President - Mark Hazzard, Winnebago Sno-Gliders

Vice-President - Drew Goeke, Midway Sno-Busters

Treasurer - Yvonne Dewey, Nebashone Trail Riders

Secretary - Stephanie Steward, Oaks Ridge Riders

"Thank You" to all Past and Present Officers for their dedicated service!

Also "Thank You" to the rest of the dedicated club delegates that make up the Tri-County Alliance.

 

Click Here To Visit The Illinois Association Of Snowmobile Clubs


These are the Snowmobile Clubs of IASC Region 3

Your Tri-County Trail Alliance!

For Club Information or to Join; Attend a Tri-County Trail Alliance Snowmobile Club Meeting

German Valley Sno-Riders
Club meets monthly Sept-April
1st Tuesday at 7:30pm
Loose Screw
German Valley, IL    email:baumann.deb@gmail.com web:www.facebook.com/gvsnoriders

Polo Sno-Rangers
Club meets monthly Sept-May
2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm
Dad's Bar & Grill
Polo, IL

Pres: Tim Cavanaugh 815-973-8640

Winnebago Sno-Gliders
Club meets monthly Sept-March
3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm
at Toni's Event Center
Winnebago, IL 
Midway Sno-Busters
Club meets monthly Sept-April
 2nd Wednesday at 7:00pm
Email for meeting location in
Davis or Pecatonica, IL
Rochelle Rail Riders
Club meets monthly Sept-April
 2nd Wednesday at 7:00pm
Abraham's Bar & Grill
Rochelle, IL

email:slwhite61068@gmail.com

Blackhawk Snowblazers
Club meets monthly Aug-April

2nd Tuesday at 7:15pm
VFW Hall, Oregon, IL
email:blackhawksnowblazers@yahoo.com

Oaks Ridge Riders
Club meets Aug-April
3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm
VFW Hall, Roscoe, IL
Pres: Kai Steward at 815.509-0472
web:http://www.oaksridgeriders.net

Rockford Moonriders
Club meets monthly Aug-April
2nd Thursday at 7:00pm
      Image Restaurant & Lounge,      
Auburn & Springfield Rockford, IL  email:Robo440@aol.com

Byron Sno-Blasters
Club meets monthly Sept-April
1st Thursday at 7:30pm
Leombruni's Italian Village
Byron, IL

New Milford Snowmobile Club

has joined the Stillman Valley Neboshone  Trail Riders

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Neboshone Trail Riders
Club meets every month
1st & 3rd Monday at 7:00pm
Fritz's Wooden Nickel
Stillman Valley, IL
email:leoroganowicz@yahoo.com  web:www.neboshonetrailriders.com
facebook:www.facebook.com/Neboshone

Durand Ditch Riders
Club meets Sept-April
1st Tuesday at 7:00pm

Various locations in Durand, IL

Email for meeting location.

email:jbammon@gmail.com

facebook:http://www.facebook.com/DurandDitchRiders

Visit the IASC website at: www.ilsnowmobile.com
for more snowmobile information and information on other
Illinois Snowmobile Clubs

 Welcome to the trails of
Lee, Stephenson, Winnebago, and Ogle Counties

IASC Region 3 Trail Map
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Trails Open - December 15th thru March 15th

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