March 6, 2013
LANCASTER — After holding several informal meetings, a new
OHRV club — the Kilkenny Trail Riders — has just been formed to take advantage
of the increased interest in ATV riding in Coös County.
A slate of inaugural officers was elected on Wednesday night: president Richard Cotter of Groveton; vice president Michael “Mickey” Miller of Stark; treasurer Tina Perreault of Maidstone; secretary Al Cormier, a Lancaster native; and Trailmaster Scott Chase of Lancaster.
Governance of the Kilkenny Trail Riders will also include 10 members of the board of directors and two alternates, according to trail administrator Lisa Couture Snowman of Jefferson.
Harry Brown of Stewartstown, president of the OHRV Coalition, attended the group’s first meeting and assisted the core group of 15 or 20 ATV enthusiasts to understand the ins and outs of trail riding on machines other than snowmobiles, all on ground that is not frozen.
“Brown has been a tremendous help,” Snowman explained.
Club members are already examining maps as they seek to find potential trails. “We’re moving forward very quickly to get this up and running,” she said. “The paperwork has been submitted to the state so we can be official, which includes nonprofit status.
We aiming to keep up this momentum and get some trails created and connected. We’ve secured a website — www.kilkennytrailriders.com — and an email address at email@example.com.
Snowman also pointed out that the Kilkenny Trail Riders is looking to attract members from Jefferson, Dalton, and Whitefield in addition to Lancaster, Groveton, Stark and other neighboring communities