There is still great riding in dah U.P. eh…..

There is still great riding in dah U.P. eh…..and one of my favorite places to do it is in Seney along with Don and Diane at the Fox River Motel. Trails are always incredible there and if you still want to ride that’s where I would go. I only wish I could go up there this year. Below here I am going to put Dianes Report she put out today. Also I am putting the newsletter from Graylings Ausable Valley Snowomobile Association. Then I am going to stick with the Mackinaw theme with another one of Larrys Great Pictures from yesterday of US CG Neah Bay passing in front of the Grand Hotel.

Well we’ve been waiting for a winter like this.  It’s march and I don’t have say spring conditions. We got 3″ of snow Monday night.  Don and I went riding yesterday.  We put on 174 miles.  What an awesome day.  We went down the haywire trail and looped around to trail 7 stopping at Jack Pine and the Buckhorn along the way.  Schoolcraft county trails were awesome.  We were even the first on freshly… groomed in some parts.  The only negative part of the day was the 7 miles north of Shingleton, imagine that.  The railroad grade on trail 8 was a little choppy but we met the Seney groomer on the way home so we are anxious to to get back out there again this morning.  I think today we are headed to Chatham.  March is the best time for us to catch up on our riding because it isn’t so busy here at the motel.  We haven’t gotten the snow predicted out of this storm yet but it is snowing pretty good this morning.  See you here where friends and trails meet.

AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association

March 2014 Newsletter


General Membership Meetings – Our last meeting for the season is scheduled for April 3, 2014 at the Ramada Inn of Grayling starting at 7: pm.  Normally we meet in the upstairs Boardroom.   AVSA meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.


Mark your calendar AVSA’s first meeting for the 2014-2015 season is scheduled for September 4, 2014, brushing will begin in October and signing will is usally completed in early November.


Trail Activity Report –

  • Groomers have been running      nearly daily since December
  • A major expense in grooming is fuel      and this year it is averaging $2,000 weekly
  • Month of February grooming      stats:

Miles Groomed – 2,616 miles

Volunteer hours Grooming – 190.5 hrs

Fuel cost for 3 Groomers – $10,836.72

Average Grooming Speed – 5.6 mph

  • 2013-2014 season totals will be      published in the September 2014 Newsletter



Best season in years – for snow and the coldest! Burr!


Last Newsletter for theh season – This will be the last newsletter for the 2013-2014 season, have a great summer and we hope to see you on the trails next winter.



Safe Riding – remember safe riding starts with you!  Ride sober!


AVSA Board of Directors

Pres.-Rich Filley    V.P.-Tom Everly    Grooming & Treasure-Keith Miles

Safety-Art Fisette      Web Site-Rob Yon   Secretary-Mike Miller

B.O.D.-Bill Weaver   B.O.D.-Mike Brown   B.O.D.-Rob Tomlinson

Contact via US mail at: AVSA, PO Box 1176, Grayling, MI49738

Or visit us at:


Frequent our Business Members Whenever Possible!!

Airway Automation                   Fay’s Motel & Cottages                          Grayling Generating Station

Grayling Visitors Bureau                        Jack Millikin, Inc. Excavating                 McLean’s Ace Hardware

Pointe North Motel                    Ramada Inn                                          Rich’s Cycle Service

River Country Motor Lodge        Woodland Motor Lodge                          Charlie’s County Corners

Sledheads of Frederic                Frederic Inn Restaurant                                    Days Inn of Grayling

US CG Neah Bay passing in front of the Grand Hotel. March 18 2014

US CG Neah Bay passing in front of the Grand Hotel. March 18 2014

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