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    Default Snirt Run 2014

    Plans are already underway for the 11th annual Snirt Run to be held on 4-12-14.

    BRP has already signed on as our sponsor and I'm sure we will have another machine in the $10,000 MSRP range to give away.

    We expect to have a prize fund of $5,000 as we did this year. Don't forget George's 50/50. This year the winners share of the 50/50 was approx. $2,800

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    Just curious as to why its not later in the month? Maybe the situation on rt 12 woulsnt be asituation if it dried up before hand. Last years snirt was the best of all, but there was no snow. So many people had a hard time getting around

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    The 10TH Annual SNIRT RUN was another huge success because it was exactly what it's name describes SNIRT= SNOW/DIRT. This years weather was forecasting mostly cloudy, cooler temps with high in the low 40's and a chance of scattered showers, guess what 3,100 people registered and regardless of what the media prints in the newspapers the majority of the participants had fun and said they can't wait until next years event. People already are making plans and hotel reservations for next years SNIRT RUN the 2nd Saturday of April. Our group made a decision 10 years ago to have a poker run style event as a fundraiser which would promote safety and tourism and we felt that the 2nd Saturday of April was typically after grooming season and before our group split up for normal summer activities. Is it perfect, I'll let those that have participated answer that, can mother nature throw us a curve ball, certainly, it's a chance that an organizer of any outdoor event has to be aware of. And is there a possibility that the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals will make every attempt to fix issues that could negatively effect the future of this event or events similar to this, absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth Operator
    The 10TH Annual SNIRT RUN was another huge success because it was exactly what it's name describes SNIRT= SNOW/DIRT. This years weather was forecasting mostly cloudy, cooler temps with high in the low 40's and a chance of scattered showers, guess what 3,100 people registered and regardless of what the media prints in the newspapers the majority of the participants had fun and said they can't wait until next years event. People already are making plans and hotel reservations for next years SNIRT RUN the 2nd Saturday of April. Our group made a decision 10 years ago to have a poker run style event as a fundraiser which would promote safety and tourism and we felt that the 2nd Saturday of April was typically after grooming season and before our group split up for normal summer activities. Is it perfect, I'll let those that have participated answer that, can mother nature throw us a curve ball, certainly, it's a chance that an organizer of any outdoor event has to be aware of. And is there a possibility that the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals will make every attempt to fix issues that could negatively effect the future of this event or events similar to this, absolutely.

    Id say out of 10 years you got 9 curve balls. I agree the snirt run is great and I love participating why not maximize on it and have it when there is less snow more snirt so more people can enjoy it? I say have a fall ride too sort of a kick off before the riding season. I guarantee you will have more than 5000 participants!

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    I saw a sled go by Camp Sunday mmmhmm
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    As of sunday morning there was still snow on the trail at the corner of Military and Jackson rd.

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    Default plowed roads or different date as there was to much snow in places

    LOWVILLE — Lingering snow helped keep speeds down, but also prompted property damage complaints and caused well over 100 people to become stranded and need rescue at the 10th annual Snirt Run in Lewis County over the weekend.

    “Some roads were impassable,” Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael K. Leviker said. Seasonal snow-covered roads were especially tough on the ATVs.

    ATV drivers left the roadway, using fields or adjacent tracts of land to avoid the snow. However, after the volume of vehicles passed over the land, it too became impassable.

    When the sun went down, calls for assistance began.

    “We had calls from about 8 p.m. to 1:30 in the morning,” Mr. Leviker said.

    About 75 to 100 people were stranded on Flat Rock Road between the town of Martinsburg and the town of Montague. An additional 50 to 75 people were stuck on North Road in Highmarket.

    A messy area on Houseville Gulf Road, which spans the towns of Turin and Martinsburg, caused more vehicles to be stranded.

    “We had a dozen or so people stuck there,” Mr. Leviker said.

    Off-road rescue vehicles were used from Lewis County Emergency Management, Croghan Volunteer Fire Department and Justin N. Schweinsberg, owner of Unlimited Collision and Customs, Lyons Falls. The use of several snowmobiles came from the donation of Gordon J. Yancey, owner of Flat Rock Inn, Lowville. Additional aid was provided by state police and state forest rangers and equipment and manpower came from area fire departments.

    Of those stranded, two people required medical treatment. An unidentified 40-year-old man and an unrelated boy, 6, were taken to Lewis County General Hospital for treatment of hypothermia. Both were treated and released.

    Mr. Leviker credited preplanning with law enforcement agencies for addressing all issues throughout the day.

    “We were strategically placed throughout the county,” he said. “Our rescue equipment was deployed at various locations.”

    The snow also factored into reported incidents of property damage. Minor damage was reported near the intersection of Tabolt and Ward roads in the town of Turin. In a farmer’s field off Borkowski Road in the town of Martinsburg, a significant amount of damage was done.

    “There were several acres of alfalfa that were already planted for the season,” Mr. Leviker said. When ATV riders could not pass on the road, they entered the field. Operators did not take the shortest path, according to Mr. Leviker; instead, they drove throughout the field, destroying a large area of vegetation and creating ruts.

    Though not legal for registration, side-by-side utility vehicles, known as UTVs, were operated at the Snirt Run. It is unclear whether any tickets were issued for operating UTVs over the weekend. County deputies did issue tickets for operation of vehicles on closed roads and for unregistered ATVs.

    Tickets also were issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to drivers of vehicles that entered state land.

    An ATV accident at 2:29 p.m. Saturday on Gardner Road in the town of Martinsburg sent a Lowville woman to the hospital.

    Lewis County sheriff’s deputies said Tammy A. Gingerich, 46, was a passenger on a westbound ATV driven by Paul T. Taylor Jr., 32, Lowville.

    Mr. Taylor was passing a group of ATVs when the lead driver, Bryan C. Brady, 29, Davidsonville, Md., began making a left-hand turn onto Borkowski Road without signaling, and Mr. Taylor hit the left side of his machine.

    The impact knocked Mr. Brady and his passenger, Laura Elliott, also of Davidsonville, off the machine, while Mr. Taylor’s ATV rolled several times, ejecting both riders.

    Ms. Gingerich was taken by Lewis County Search and Rescue to Lewis County General Hospital for treatment of a possible concussion.

    Mr. Brady was charged with failure to reduce speed for an intersection and failure to signal, answerable in Martinsburg Town Court.

    New York State Park Police charged Jody J. Speir, 37, Troy, after he allegedly failed to keep right while operating his 2009 Kawasaki ATV on Sears Pond Road in the town of Montague at 8:17 p.m. Saturday. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to stay in the right lane, failure to comply, resisting arrest and reckless operation. Pepper spray was used to subdue him during the arrest. He appeared in Lowville Village Court and was taken to Lewis County jail.

    Mr. Leviker said all participating agencies will meet in May to discuss the event, correct any mistakes and better prepare for future events.

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    Sunday there was snow at the end of culpepper
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    In a farmer’s field off Borkowski Road in the town of Martinsburg, a significant amount of damage was done.

    “There were several acres of alfalfa that were already planted for the season,” Mr. Leviker said. When ATV riders could not pass on the road, they entered the field. Operators did not take the shortest path, according to Mr. Leviker; instead, they drove throughout the field, destroying a large area of vegetation and creating ruts.

    Much of what was reported was overstated. The BCSP's actually had two areas of damage which needed to be attended to. The largest was the damage along RT 12 in Lyons Falls near the Boondocks Restaurant. This has been addressed. A DOT permit was obtained and work to smooth, replant and cover with straw has been completed. In regards to the Farmers Field on Borkowski Rd actual damage was limited to an area approx. one acre in size. The BCSP's was able to easily make a settlement with the farmer.

    There are no other issues with any damage.

    In regards to the many stranded riders we had approx. 3145 registered riders and nearly 3100 of them had returned to draw their cards well before the 6pm closing time. Since 3100 of them were responsible enough to get back timely I would suggest that many of those "stranded" were not in the event. I also noted that many people were operating 2 wheel drive sport bikes which should not have been in the snow conditions we had.

    As noted we are all ready looking forward to the 11th annual. BRP has agreed to sponsor us once again and we will have another wheeler with an MSRP of $10,000 +/- to give to a lucky winner. With the prize fund of $5,000 and the 50/50 averaging around $2,800 pay out and the bike valued at $10,000 this has easily become a premier event in NY State.

    We are searching for additional sponsors for this event. Interested people should contact me here through a PM

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    No matter what you do, or how successful it is there will always be people that just want to *****. It's part of living in NY.

    Congrats on putting on a cool event that raises a bunch of money. If I had a quad I'd definitely be in next year.

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