Darin McRae, President

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Dec 23

BEAST 203 Remains NOT AVAILABILE

As a reminder, BEAST 203 remains NOT AVAILABILE due to landowner issues. This is especially important between Conley and Joy’s Rd and Eagleson Rd and Old Richmond Rd. Trespassing here on these trails could mean they remain unavailable for the season. Volunteers are working on gaining the proper approvals.  

Dec 19

We Are Going Yellow!

Great news! We have a few trails at limited availability in the Stittsville and Carleton Place areas. For full details see: http://www.thebeast.ca/?page_id=395. Stay on the yellow trails. All other trails are not available. Swamps are not frozen and there are many water hazards. Be cautious about ditches as culverts are not covered. Drive with extra …

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Oct 21

BEAST Corporate / Club Ride — 17-19 Feb 2017

It’s that time once again Ladies and Gents! This year, we have decided to go to Mattawa where we are pretty much positive there will be snow. Fingers crossed! The Valois is happy to welcome us the weekend of the 17th, February, 2017 with some very reasonable room rates. Contact number is 1-705-744-5583.  The Valois …

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Sep 21

SNOWMOBILE CLUBS GET SOME GOOD NEWS ON BILL 100

The 49th Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) took place this past weekend in Mississauga and members found out that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel concerning trail closures due to Bill 100.  Over the summer, Bill 100 was entered into the books as the …

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Sep 06

Driver Training Courses

We will be offering two courses this season: 19 November 2016, Beckwith Recreation Complex, 1319 – 9th Line Beckwith, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Registration is 7pm to 8pm, 15 Nov 2016, at the Lackey’s house (1405 7th Line, Beckwith). ** PLEASE TAKE NOTE: There will be NO registration on the day of the course as there is only one instructor. Space …

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Aug 25

BEAST LETTER TO OUR MEMBERS RE MORE ON THE SNOW (MOTS)

  Our sport, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), OFSC District One, and BEAST are all under serious financial pressure to maintain trail operations while trying to life cycle the aging provincial groomer fleet. To address these issues, and others, the OFSC has developed More on the Snow (MOTS) – a 5 year strategic …

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Jun 12

BEAST 2016 AGM and BBQ // 4 Aug 16

Apr 11

BEAST LETTER TO OUR LANDOWNERS: Bill 100 Truth and Misinformation

As you may be aware, the Province of Ontario is in second reading of Bill 100, Supporting Ontario’s Trails Act, 2015. This Bill was introduced by Minister of Tourism Michael Coteau to help develop and enhance the trail infrastructure in Ontario. The Ministry consulted over 250 different trail groups and organizations encompassing hikers, bikers, snowmobilers, …

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Feb 23

BEAST Achieves 15 Year Milestone with OFSC

The BEAST is registered with the OFSC with 309 KMs  of trail with perimeter towns including Smith Falls, Franktown, Carleton Place, Clayton, White Lake, Lanark, Almonte, Stittsville, Munster, Ashton, Barrhaven and Richmond. We average over 750 permit members, making us one of the largest groups in our district and in the top 10 out of …

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Dec 03

Time To Order Your BEAST Clothing

We will be placing an order for BEAST clothing on 15 Jan 16 so get your order in before 1 Jan 16. Full details.