The North Dakota Snowmobile State Ride is a little over a month and a 1/2 away from “take off”. If you haven’t gotten your room here’s the info. you’ll need. We have reserved 25 rooms at each the Baymont Inn(701-642-5000) and AmericInn (1-800-634-3444 or locally at 701642-8365) in Wahpeton, ND with close proximity to the Richland County Snowmobile trail system. The rooms are under the name “North Dakota State Snowmobile Ride” for Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Snowmobile North Dakota Board meeting will be held in the Baymont Inn around 8 pm when all the members assemble.
We are still waiting for that snow! Hopefully by the time this article publishes, we won’t have any worries about too little snow. The Southern Valley Trail Riders Association is ready to host the 2015 North Dakota Snowmobile State Ride on Saturday, February 7, 2015! We’re planning a fun day running on the trails throughout Richland County and ending the festivities at the Mooreton Community Hall in Mooreton, ND. Fun Run Drawing will be from 4-7 pm. The Grand Prize will be drawn at 10 pm. If you’re interested in our raffle tickets for our State Ride Raffle, which the grand prize is a New 800 Polaris Ranger 4 x 4 along with 25 – $100 Cash Prizes, contact Dave Link at 701-640-1198 or Dave Ward at 701-640-2000 or Renee Braun at 701-640-8338. There are only 500 tickets sold. You need not be present to win and it’s a great way to support our trail system. There will be food available at the hall all day, and after the run, we will have DJ entertainment!
Registration for the “Fun Run” and the “Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride” will start at 9 am at the Mooreton Community Hall. The Vintage Snowmobile judging will happen at 11:30 am followed by the long 24 mile (round trip) jaunt at noon to Mantador and back to Mooreton. The sleds will be judged on “people’s choice”, “best original”, “best restored”, “most unique”, & “bartender’s choice”. Trophies will be awarded.
The Wahpeton Convention & Visitors Bureau have donated funds for “safe rides” from Mooreton Saturday night after the ride. We’d like to thank the Wahpeton Convention & Visitors Bureau, Wahpeton/Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce and the Wahpeton Park District for their help with this event.
For more updated information on the State Ride, check out our Facebook page at Southern Valley Trail Riders Association and if you’d like to be on an email contact list, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get updates to you.
The last time the Southern Valley Trail Riders Association was given the opportunity to host the State Ride was in 2012, and even with a lack of snow, we all had a great time enjoying the company of new friends from across the state. We took to riding in a couple of buses and made all the stops along the trail. The local businesses really catered to us, and we were very thankful for their hospitality. We hope you come down to the southern corner of the state and join in the fun of the 2015 ND State Run! We can’t wait to see you! We are “Stuck on Snow, High on Wintertime”.