Snowmobile Runs

We don’t let a little snow stop us. In fact, plenty people revel in it.

Photo courtesy of the St. Joe Snowriders.

A lot of people, actually.

So many people, in fact, that they’ve formed a club. A club that hosts a variety of snowmobile events throughout the winter … and even one in the summer.

The St. Joe Snowriders was formed in 1994 and is part a club of like-minded snow-worshipping, winter-loving thrill-seekers and part a group of big-hearted, never-say-die philanthropists who work just as hard as they play.

They’ve hosted three runs so far this year, the Breast Cancer Benefit Ride Jan. 29, the Pig Out in the Mountain Ride Feb. 12 and The Memorial Ride Feb. 25.

The 3rd Annual Summer Sucks Grass Drags are scheduled for July 21 and 22. The two-day event is held in memory of TJ Grieser, an avid snowmobile enthusiast who was killed in an avalanche in 2010. His memory is honored each year in the grass drags, and proceeds from the event are donated to one of the many charities the group supports, which includes Kootenai Health Foundation for breast cancer research and the annual middle school trip to Washington, D.C.

The group also contributes to a scholarship for a high school senior, and a group from the club, the Spaghettios, cooks for benefits for needy community members, serving up to 500 people at each event.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the St. Joe Snowriders.

Racers, including Tyson Haynes, get lined up in preparation for their turn in the 2011 Summer Sucks grass drags. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.

A rider takes off along the course during the 2011 Summer Sucks grass drags. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.