A Maine ATV and Snowmobile club for Topsham and the surrounding towns. We have trails on both sides of town. One set starts out at J&S Oil on Route 196 and goes out through to Lisbon Falls.  The other set starts out at Mt. Ararat High School off Rt 201 and goes through some great areas , passes over Middlesex Road about a mile up from Rusty's Store, down around the pond near the local redemption site and some go up into Bowdoin/Bowdoinham. In the winter you can even go so far as Brunswick and West Bath.

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All ATV trails are operated on privately owned land, individuals damaging or abusing their property will result in the loss of all ATV trails for everyone.
Operating an ATV in wetlands, marshes, rivers, and streams is illegal in Maine.
RESPECT LANDOWNERS - STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. RIDE AT OWN RISK.

Trail Update from Trailmaster Charlie Parkinson

The trails are very wet and soft so exercise caution while riding. Do your part to keep the trails in good shape by taking it easy on the brakes and throttle. If you find a spot that needs work let us know. The Trails for snowmobile season have several major changes to what riders are used to, trail #1A has been extended to meet trails #1, #2 in the big power line. Snowmobiles are not allowed on Trail #1B (this is an ATV only trail). The portion of trail #2 that started on the east side of town behind the old Napa building is permanently closed. If you have not looked at the new trail map you need to so that you ride on the correct trails this season. Hunting season is in full swing so remember to stay alert and wear orange when in the woods. The weather has turned cold and the Snow is coming so get you’re riding in now before Mother Nature blankets us in white and its SNOWMOBILE season again. ATV season is fast coming to a close, and the trails will be closing to ATV’s. Snowmobile season will begin after the first large snow fall. The trails will be closed to all ATV's with the exception of tracked ATV’s registered as snowmobiles for snowmobile season. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season. We will be looking for people to help with trail setup and grooming this snowmobile season.
The rerouting of trail #1 at J&S is complete, the new trail is posted at 5 MPH due to soft settling soil. The trail is still being broken in so pay attention to the trail and observe all posted signs.

          
                                                  
Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086

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Topsham Trailriders

Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086




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A Special Thanks To
Our Business Sponsors

Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Brillant Motors

Enterprise Electric, Inc.

Freeport Auto Parts

Tri-Sports, Inc.

Woody’s Performance Center

Topsham Fair Ground Café Inc.

Cathance Creations
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Our monthly social is our Annual Christmas Gathering and it will be held at the Topsham Fair Grounds Cafe' restaurant in the back room with Sara Caron as our hostess. We will have a Yankee Swap during the evening. Please keep Swap Gifts at no more than $15. Members/Family/friends are welcome to attend. See you there!
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1st Monday of the month - Regular Club Meeting 7pm

3rd Monday of the month - Board of Directors Meeting 7pm

2nd Wednesday of the month-
Social night 6pm

OCTOBER 2016 Calender raffle

Upcoming Events

Dec 14th annual Christmas Gathering 6pm Topsham Fairground Cafe`.

Jan 21, 2017 -  Bean Supper
Feb 18, 2017 -  Bean Supper
Mar 18, 2017  -  Bean Supper

See events page for details
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**SPECIAL NOTES FROM OUR TRAILMASTER **
There are several areas on the trails that people have been making their own trail for one reason or another, this is not permitted under the agreement we have with landowners.
Please stay on established trails if not we could lose the use of the trails all together. Please use Marked Bridges to cross WET, STREAM or Marsh areas on the trails. Failure to do so will result in sections of the trail being CLOSED permanently by landowners.

Operating an ATV in wetlands, marshes, rivers, and streams is illegal in Maine.
We have lost the use of the connector trail (#3) due to disrespect of Landowners and their property. As a result there is no way to get from one side of town to the other.Dirt bikes are not allowed on CMP Property period. The following trails are on CMP property #1A, #1B, RACE TRACK, #1C, #2, and #4 from RT.196 to RT.24. Any dirt bike caught on these trails will be charged with criminal trespass.

Please stay off the trails during and just after heavy rains. This cuts down on the damage that has cost our club a lot of time and money to keep the Land Owners happy. Please ride safe out there on or off our trails, fun is to be had without getting hurt. Enjoy the ride this summer and always respect the land to which you ride on and the land owners which allow us to ride.   Permission required. A person may not operate an ATV on the land of another without the permission of the landowner or lessee. Permission is presumed on designated state approved ATV trails or in areas open to ATVs by landowner policy. A landowner may limit the use of a designated state-approved ATV trail on that landowner's property through agreements with the State or an ATV club to address environmental, public safety or management concerns. Written permission of the landowner or lessee is required on cropland or pastureland or in an orchard. As used in this subsection, “cropland” means acreage in tillage rotation, land being cropped and land in bush fruits, and “pastureland” means acreage devoted to the production of forage plants used for animal production.

The Speed limit is 15 MPH in the power line behind Gloria’s on rte. 196, if this speed limit is not followed the trail will be closed permanently.
The Speed limit in residential areas like Bay Park and Topsham Crossing is 15MPH to help keep dust and noise to a minimum.
All ATV trails are operated on privately owned land, individuals damaging or abusing these properties will result in the loss of all ATV trails for everyone.

TRUCKS AND CARS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ATV/SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN THE STATE OF MAINE WITHOUT LAND OWNER PERMISSION.
RESPECT LANDOWNER’S - STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND ONLY MARKED TRAILS AND OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. RIDE AT OWN RISK.

While riding please wear proper protective equipment and keep speeds at a safe level. Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Sober.
Again, if you’re out on the trail please bring a pair of clippers or even a small saw to help cut back the new growth from the summer. Every snip helps.


NOTICE TO ALL ON/OFF ROAD MOTORCYCLE/DIRTBIKE RIDERS

Our Club this past year had several incidents of On-Off Road M/Cs causing problems with several of our landowners. One of those land owners has chosen to close his land to everyone including, Atv, M/C, Bikes, and walkers.  This is mostly Because of no respect of the M/C users just abusing the property and landowner. We have other areas in our town that are also receiving complains about the lack of respect from them. We’ve decided after much thought to close our trails to M/Cs use  due to these complaints and also that many of our trails are on property owned by Power Companies that have a policy that there will be no M/C on their land. The notice attached sadly is now the rule. Please if you’re on Ours or another club trail system respect all land owners! We will now use signs/cameras to enforce  this new rule. We also have had created  Land Owner contact magnets so they will have someone to contact when problems happen immediately.

Please Respect your Land Owners if you don’t we will not have a place to ride!

Dan Parlin, TTR President