Welcome to Rendezvous 2018!
March 9-11 in Gander. Registration $75 per person, not incl. accommodation.
The Gander and Area Snowmobile Club (GASC) and Kittiwake Snowmobile Association (KSA) are excited to be hosting this year’s event and are looking forward to having riders from across the province experience their beautiful groomed trail networks and back country.
Register by February 14th for a chance to win a 2019 trail pass!
Your Rendezvous information packet will be sent to you upon completion of your registration. In lieu of pledges this year, participants are asked to bring along a $25 donation or an item of the same or greater value for the silent auction. This year’s charity is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Friday, March 9
Registration: open 1pm to 11pm; Quality Hotel (100 Trans-Canada Hwy, Gander, NL A1V 1P5; Phone: 709-256-3931 [http://www.qualityhotelgander.com])
Meet and Greet Social: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Silent Auction: viewing open Friday through Saturday evening
Saturday, March 10
Trail ride: Leaving Gander 10am. Trail lunch will be provided.
Vintage & Antique Snowmobile Show & Shine: (NEW THIS YEAR) – 9 am to 5pm, Cobb’s Pond Rotary Park
Banquet and Dance: Quality Hotel banquet room. Cash bar opens 6 p.m. Buffet supper at 7 p.m. Dance at 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 11
Safe Snowmobiling Presentation: 10am
Quality Hotel & Suites: $125 per night single, $135 per night double – 1-800-563-2988 or 1-709-256-3931
Rendezvous:Recommendation for Participants
The following recommendations for the ride have been put in place to ensure that the Rendezvous Ride is a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
- A NLSF Trail Pass Sticker is required to be attached to the left side of each snowmobile or the driver must possess a Daily Trail Pass receipt.
- Ensure your snowmobile has a full tank of gasoline and oil injector level is full or base oil is full in a four stoke engine.
- Ensure your snowmobile is in good working condition and that the brakes are working.
- Ensure your snowmobile has working headlights, tail lights and brake lights.
- Keep your headlights on while traveling on the ride, so you can be easily seen.
- While on the ride, use the “Buddy System” which means you watch out for the snowmobile behind you and maintain a distance between 2 – 5 seconds. If you do not see your buddy within 5 seconds stop and wait for him/her.
- When you make stops on the trail, check your buddy for signs of frost bite or hypothermia.
- Use trail signs to signal your buddy that there is a stop or a turn ahead. Also use signals to indicate approaching snowmobiles or snowmobiles following behind.
- Maintain your place in the group and stay on the trail during the ride. Drive on the right side of the trail.
- “0” Tolerance is the rule. Alcohol is not permitted on the ride.
- If you pack it in, pack it out.
- Wear warm snowmobile clothing and dress in layers so that you can add or remove to adjust your level of comfort. Proper footwear and gloves are also necessary for warmth.
- Wear a snowmobile helmet.
- Bring any personal items that you feel you should carry with you. Carry any prescription medication that you need is case you are delayed on the trail. A camera will help capture those Kodak moments. A snack or sweet treat if you like them.
- Enjoy your ride!