The Delaware Valley Ridge Riders were founded in the late 1960's in Delaware County. We are proud members of the New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA). Delaware County is a host for over 350 miles of New York State corridor trails, and our club maintains over 70 of these trails!
Our club is a steward for two New York State parks; Delaware Wild Forest (Campbell Mountain) and the Bear Spring Mountain Game Management. Trail C2 will lead you through both of these parks with numerous secondary trails for your touring enjoyment.
Bear Spring Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in the Catskill Forest Preserve. It is typical for these trails to have a snow depth of at least 18-25 inches, even when there is no snow at lower elevations. The trails on Bear Spring Mountain will have you riding through the scenic Catskills at an elevation of 2,600 feet! This area is a snowmobile haven, sometimes referred to as a "Mini Tug Hill". These trails are very wide, full of adventure, and very well maintained by our club volunteers. While you are here, please be sure to sign in at the brown boxes in the State Parks!
The town of Downsville provides gas, food, lodging, and services to connector trails and neighboring clubs. We hold several club events throughout the season, including club rides, poker runs, and snow drag races. After a long day of riding our trails, why wouldn't you want to stay a while longer?!
Join the DVRR Club by October 31, 2018 to be entered for a chance to win a ticket to the Colchester Chamber of Commerce Raffle. This prize includes two admissions to the party, free drinks, buffet and music. The party is held at The Old Schoolhouse Inn and Restaurant on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-4pm. The drawings include various cash prizes, 50/50, and basket raffles/gift certificates. *Must be 21 years of age to attend party*
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 recipient of the DVRR Scholarship. This was awarded to Downsville Central School graduate, Lucas Elmore. Lucas is a huge help to our club year after year. He participates in trail cleaning, grooming, and fundraising. He goes above and beyond with anything we ask him to do to help our club. Thank you, Lucas! We are proud of you and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors! THINK SNOW!
The Delaware Valley Ridge Riders members outdid themselves again! With the help of our amazing members, we were the top-selling club for the Super Raffle again this year. This marks six out of the last nine years as the top-selling club! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the DVRR members that helped us reach our goal!
TOP SELLERS BY NUMBER OF TICKETS:
The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant Crew: Over 300
Tina & TJ Rosengrant: 200
Elinor Hood: 90
Bob Hinkley: 77
Paul Bencivengo: 50
Jim Weyrauch: 50
Steve & Lisa Peaster: 30
Kurt Adolph: 20
Lucas Elmore, Gary Dahlman, Larry Lapore, Jessica Lacey, Dave Sprague, Mark Butcher, Bob & Sherrie Becker, Chris Adam, Michael Adsil, Louis Angelo, James Bates, William Baxter, Cory Beesmer, Gary Bronne, Carl Cangialosi, Peter Diaz, Craig Doyle, Arnold Drumm, Courtney Elmendorf, Frank Faluotico, Frederick Gilles, Tom Gray, Charles Gombosi, William Grabowski, Stewart Granitz, Mike Guerra, Troy Hauser, Florentino Hernandez, Edward Houman, Robert Lesko, Robert Lussier, Wayne Mackey, Joe Magardino, Thomas Markert, Francis Marzec, Gerard Mayers, Thomas Pinkerous, Dan Pinner, Daniel Rakowicz, Steve Richter, Theodore Rickli, Matt Ronk, Rick Shaw, James Stevenson, Jamie from Duke's "The Office: 10
John Cocks: 8
Patrick Ierardi, Erik Jones: 5
The Downsville Diner: 1
Please be sure to follow the rules and regulations of the trails. Landowner complaints and loud exhausts on sleds can ruin riding for everyone! Please be sure to be respectful of all trails and laws - We need mutual respect with our landowners in order to keep building up our trail system!
We hope to see you at an upcoming club event!
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Click "Join The Club Now" to sign up or renew your membership as a valued member of the Delaware Valley Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club.
Members of the DVRR at the NYS Snowmobile Forum in 2016.
The Delaware Valley Ridge Riders have trail maps for sale at The Old Schoolhouse Inn and Restaurant. Riders can also receive a map by mail by sending a check for $6.00 made out to the DVRR Snowmobile Club.
Free parking is available at various places throughout the trails:
Route 206 Pull-Off: 42.131214, -75.062053
Beers Brook Road: 42.132511, -75.081344
East Trout Brook Road: 42.114844, -75.065514
Covered Bridge Park: 42.076572, -74.991538
Campbell Mountain Parking: 42.039005, -74.929174
The Old Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant: 28218 State Route 206 Downsville, NY 13755
Our trails don't maintain themselves!
Thanks to the help of our club's volunteers, we have amazing trails here in the Catskills. They work year-round to clean trails, put up signs, and build bridges. Our club can use all of the help we can get! If you are interested in getting involved with trail maintenance, e-mail us at DVRRSnowClub@gmail.com for more information. Support your sport, and take pride in knowing that you have helped your club maintain these amazing snowmobile routes!
If you are interested in breaking trails after heavy snowfall, this would be a huge help to our club’s groomers! If your group of riders has been out/plans on going out to break trails, please email Tom and Dayette (two of our awesome grooming volunteers), at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let them know when and where there will be a group breaking trails. If there are major issues, please let them know which trails need heavy clearing, and the club will schedule a work bee. If there are small branches in the way, please safely remove them. By breaking trails for our small groomer, everyone can enjoy them sooner once they are groomed. Thank you for your help!
Download our club application and other important documents!
You can print them out at home and mail them to:
DVRR - PO Box 296 - Downsville, NY 13755
*Please include the membership fee in check or money order form.
Attend monthly meetings to meet with our officers and other active members in our club. We would love to hear your amazing ideas to make the upcoming snowmobile season a success. Get involved - Support your sport!
President - Julie Markert
Vice President - Andrew Mattson
Secretary - Tammy Conklin
Treasurer - Lisa Peaster
28218 State Highway 206, Downsville, New York 13755, United States
DVRR Snowmobile Club
PO Box 296
Downsville, NY 13755