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The E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club was originally founded in 1970. The club originated out of the Stanwix Heights Men’s Club and was incorporated in 1972. The foundation of the E-Z Riders was to further the sport of snowmobiling while promoting rules for safe operation and safety of snowmobiles. It was the basis for the construction and maintenance of area snowmobile trails in and around the town of Westmoreland, NY.

E-Z Riders officials, in conjunction with the Oneida County and New York Snowmobile Associations supported legislation beneficial to the sport of snowmobiling, encouraging family participation in snowmobile recreation. The Club, at one time consisting of 124 members participated in area fundraisers such as the March of Dimes Sled-a-Thons, and held a variety of social functions for its members. In 1976 the club became inactive, lying dormant still quietly in existence with the corporation still intact.

Club Revived
In 1998 a diverse group of active snowmobile riders discovering the Club’s corporate existence decided to reorganize and reestablish the corporation within the community. With the cooperation of landowners and multiple volunteers the once dormant snowmobile trails consisting of abandoned railroad beds and overgrown fields were being cleared and marked for snowmobile recreation. By 1999 the E-Z Riders had revived the trail system and submitted membership to the Oneida County and New York Snowmobile Associations. Trail maps were updated (as shown is Appendix E) and the once renegade trails that connected outlying snowmobile clubs such as Tri-Valley Trailriders, West Rome Riders, and WASTA (Waterville Area Snow Travelers Association) through the Town of Westmoreland were designated “NYS Snowmobile Trail 70B & 70C.”

Current Status
E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club currently has membership of approximately 200 families and officers continue efforts to recruit new members. The secondary class snowmobile trails of E-Z Riders trail system feed and allow pass thru to the corridor trails for surrounding clubs including Tri-Valley Trailriders, West Rome Riders, Oriska Snowdrifters and Central NY Snowtravelers.