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. 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

September 10th Trail Clean Up Day and State Land Owner Appreciation Day.  We are meeting at 9am at J&S Park & Ride.  We need your help! 

We had a good time at the Topsham Fair and hope you all had the time to enjoy it as I did. All the work we as a club have put into the trails is getting others that use them to notice and appreciate all the hard work that we have put into them. Hunting season is just around the corner so remember to stay alert.

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 the landowners. There are also people using the authorized trails and then going on property that is posted no trespassing to get to and from their houses, making their own trail and angering the land owner this needs to stop. 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.

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.

Trail 1B behind the tattoo shop on rt 196 has active logging in progress so pay attention and watch for debris in the trail.
The Speed limit is 5 MPH on the NEW Trail behind J&S, this is to help the trail stabilize due to soft soil

Access to and from Lisbon falls on trail #1C is not possible at this time due to a closed gate on the ward Rd.







Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086

Copyright 2016  
Topsham Trailriders

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

Topsham Trailriders Club
Box 421
Topsham, ME 04086




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ALL TRAILS IN TOPSHAM ARE NOW OPEN
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Annual Feed Your Neighbor Ride has been cancelled.  We apologize in advance. 
Octboberfest 2017 calendar sales start August 8th - a month of fun and prizes!

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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


Upcoming Events

Aug 8th - Octoberfest 2017 calender sales begin!

Sept 10th - Trail clean up day & State Land Owner Appreciation Day

The Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive Ride has been CANCELLED
See events page for details 
on these & more
**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.