2017 Annual SnoMoles' Cookout, Poker Run & Vintage Ride

UPDATED: 2/16/2017

The Monadnock Snomoles' Annual Cookout, Vintage Ride and Poker Run will be February 18th, 2017 from 11:00am to 4:30pm. Groomers will be out Thursday and Friday nights prior to the cookout to ensure all the trails will be groomed.

Cookout donations: $10 for adults- Kids 12 and under $5. All you can eat. For those bringing food dishes, (all dishes, salads, treats etc. are welcome) there will be someone at the cookout location to handle any drop-offs from 9am on. See Location On Google Maps Please put your name on your crock pot so we can make sure it gets back to you.  

The Poker Run starts & ends at the house at the end of Beach Ave. on Lake Contoocook in Jaffrey. (Coming across the lake from the rail bed towards Woodbound, it will be on the right shoreline. After you pass the point, look for all the sleds!) There is NO TRAILER PARKING at this location! The Poker Run is $20 for 5 hands. Wild cards are available for an additional $5. The stops have been modified due to our uncertainty of the safety of the ice. (More info at the sign up location.) USE CAUTION if crossing any water, please.

Parking is available at the public beach parking area, Squantum Rd. Jaffrey, NH and at Monadnock Marketplace in Rindge, NH (Market Basket) There is some parking at the Dragon Palace in Troy as well.

The Vintage Ride will begin at Community Field in Jaffrey, NH. Parking is available in the lot on Blake St. Across the street from the end of the lot is the entrance to the rail bed. Donations are $15 (previously listed incorrectly as $20) and that includes all you can eat at the Cookout.

Can you help? We need some folks to help us with our event. Be it manning one of the poker stops along the route or checking the cards when players return. It could be driving our recovery sled for the vintage ride. We have a number of little jobs we could use help with. If you think you might be able to give us a hand, please attend our monthly meeting this month. It's WEDNESDAY Feb 15th at the Woodbound at 7PM. We will be discussing everything about the event and getting all the bases covered. Certainly would be nice to have some extra help for this year's event.

Riding Sunday? Look for us out on the rail bed to Keene in the Fitzwilliam Depot area with our grill cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs. Around noon.

Thank you for your interest in our event. This is our clubs primary fund raiser for the year. Funds raised aid in equipment repairs mostly. We do take a portion and make an annual donation to the Easter Seals' Camp Sno-Mo which allows children to enjoy the "camp" experience for a week that might otherwise not be able to due to their disability.



February Meeting

Please be advised: In light of Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, the Snomoles' February meeting is on Wednesday night, 2/15/2017 at the Woodbound Inn 7PM start time. Please attend if you can, discussions will include officer nominations and shoring up the details for our annual cookout and poker-run Feb. 18th.

Hope to see you there...


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202 Crossing and Rt 119

With the snow flying, the Sno-Moles would like to touch on a couple of dos and don’ts on our trails:

First, there is NO TRAIL along 119 from the railbed to The Pizza Haven. You will get a ticket.

Second, when you are on the railbed at the Route 202 crossing:

  • To get to Foggs for gas you must ride on the same side of 202 as Foggs. (That is the trail on the side of the road nearest the 202 SOUTHbound lane)
  • To get to Dunkins, Taco Bell etc. you must ride on that side of 202, the opposite of going to Foggs. (That is the trail on the side of the road nearest the 202 NORTHbound lane)

These are all clearly marked at the crossings and if you are caught on the wrong side, tickets will be issued.  Let's enjoy the snow!



Monadnock Sno-Moles!


Fireworks Fund Raiser

With the return of the Jaffrey Fireworks (awesome event BTW), so to does the club's opportunity to raise funds due to the generosity of Tom Coney. Tom allows the club the use of his parking lot next to the event. Anyone attending the event knows this is the place to park should you care to get home before the crack of dawn! Thank you again Tom!

We would also like send a thank you out to the volunteers that made it happen. Setting up, working and cleaning up afterwards... Those we'd like to say a special thank you to along with Tom are, Chris Silvia, Mark Haskell, Lyle Greig. Dave VanBlarcom and James and Steve Kottke. Any one we missed, your efforts are appreciated as well.

Thanks again to you all, it was a big success as we collected nearly $1700.00 in club donations! Great work!

Monadnock Sno-Moles