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

August is going to be a busy month for the club we have several events planned. The Topsham Fair is August 8-13th. On Tuesday Aug 8th at 7pm there will be ATV/UTV Mud runs.

We need people to help with cleanup every night during the fair - this usually takes less than 1 hour starting around 9pm.  If you can help, give someone on the board a call. We will have our tent at the fair so come out and show your support for the club.

On September 23rd we have our Feed Your Neighbor Ride starting from the Topsham fairgrounds at 8 AM. With some luck, the trails won’t wash away like last year right before the event.

All ATV trails are operated on privately owned land. Land Owners have the right to stipulate what can and cannot be operated on the trails that use their property. If these stipulations are not followed the ATV club will lose the use of that land owner’s property. Individuals damaging or abusing their property will result in the loss of all ATV trails for everyone.

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
Annual Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive Ride is September 23rd! 
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 8-14th - Topsham Fair - stop by our tent!

Aug 8th - Octoberfest 2017 calender sales begin!

Aug 8th 7pm - ATV/UTV Mud Runs @ the Fair

Sept 10th - trail clean up day.

Sept 23rd - Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive Ride
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.