February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

New App for Manitoba Snowmobilers


Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a FREE RiderX app which includes Snoman Designated Trails. The app is available on Apple’s iOS and Android devices. The program is also available on the web at RiderX.com. You do not need the app to take advantage of the RiderX website, but it is essential while you are out tracking rides.
 
“This is a great step for Snoman as our riders have been asking when an app would be available,” said President Alan Butler.  “We’ve worked with RiderX to integrate our snowmobile trails into the app.”
 
With this app you won’t have to guess because you’ll always have a map available.  RiderX utilizes your cell phone’s GPS just like any other GPS mapping app would.  It allows you to download maps to work off-line as well.  You basically plan your route and then download your ride to your device.  The app allows you to add waypoints and even tie a photo to a waypoint.
 
“This app lets you record your ride and then upload your tracks to your dashboard which shows lodging, restaurants, and fuel stops,” stated Butler.  “This RiderX app is available at no cost to the user and includes all snowmobile trails in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, North Dakota, Minnesota and many other states.” 
 
For more information:
Alan Butler, President
Cell: 204-250-6017

Winner's Choice Raffle


We are still selling tickets at the office, so stop by 2121 Henderson Highway for your chance to win one of four great sleds (or $10,000 cash!). The draw will take place on February 18th.

Celebrate I Love to Read Month!


February is I Love to Read Month so what better way to celebrate than to learn about snowmobile safety with Brrrt Shivers!
A Day on the Trails is a children's story book aimed at educating young people about safe sledding and promoting snowmobiling. It can be purchased from Blaine's Books on Henderson or from the Snoman office for $10.00 (tax included).

2016 Kids Contest


Snoman is inviting kids to send in their best artwork to qualify for our Hall of Fame! Send us your best drawing showing either safe snowmobiling or a snowmobiler being environmentally friendly. Mail or email your finished work to us to be entered and to be featured in Snoman's Kids' Zone! Good luck, and happy drawing!
 
Prize: Light & Sound Truck Playset – F-150 Raptor with Snowmobile!                    Deadline: February 29, 2016
 
Email to: adminassist@snoman.mb.ca
 
Mail to: Snoman Inc, 2121 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg MB, R2G 1P8

Happy Birthday Yvonne!


Executive Director Yvonne Rideout celebrated her birthday with Administrative Coordinator Shara Werestiuk on the trails with the Interlake Snow Trackers. Following that, lunch and cake at Gold Rider Partner Chudds Powersports.
 
Snowmobiles compliments of Platinum Rider Partner Enns Brothers Powersports.

February is National Environment Month


February is National Environment Month and a time for us to highlight that snowmobilers are not only committed to safety but also to developing and maintaining environmentally responsible snowmobile trails.  Our code of ethics is a testament to the dedication and vision of environmental sustainability.  We remind snowmobilers to stay on the designated trail and respect sensitive areas, wildlife and private landowners.  Leave nothing behind but your tracks.  Snowmobiling occurs when a blanket of snow protects the ground and after the snow melts, nature flourishes again. We ask that snowmobilers obey the signs and also support your local club - they work hard for your right to ride!  We provide strong leadership and support to our member clubs to help them accomplish their environmental goals.  Safe sledding.