The Lakeshore Riders Snowmobile Club, originally named The Red Creek Snowmobile Club and later renamed to The Lakeshore Snow Devils, was founded in 1974. The club was closed in the late 70’s when the energy crisis affected everyone.
The club was restarted again in 1985 when paper work was found that showed there was an active checking account with a small amount of money still in it From there, the club breathed new life and went on to host three great years of Rock Maple Racing Snocross events during the mid ‘90s in Red Creek, NY. For the first time ever the club raised enough money to buy 2 Ski-Doo Skandic snowmobiles and tow behind Frenchie drags to help maintain the trail system. We also began to mark official trails, clear brush, develop new trails, and build bridges to make the trails safer. All this was done before trail funding was available from New York State. Also during that time, the club developed a strong relationship with the community and government agencies to support the club and sport. The president at the time worked with Wayne County to help reestablish Chimney Bluffs State Park which is now a snowmobile trail head with parking and heated restrooms. It is a scenic destination with trails through the park for all to enjoy. The club also raised money through fun raffles, chicken barbeques, and poker runs, which help raise money to maintain safe trails.
In 1998 we bought our first Class A Groomer, a 1994 Gordon Bell, which is still in operation today! The current fleet also includes two other Class A Groomers, a LMC Bearcat with a Mogul Master drag and a 2002 Tucker with an 18’ Marcel drag. Plans are to add another large machine to the fleet in the future when funds deem it possible. The club merged in 2014 with the Old Erie Snowmobile Club of Clyde, NY and Canal Town Snowmobile Club of Marion, NY. We now maintain over 120 miles of trails in Eastern Wayne County. In August of 2016 the club raised enough money to build a shell for a groomer barn on Fifth Road and Route 104 in Wolcott, right on the trail system. Plans are that in the coming years it will be fully finished not only for a groomer barn but a possible club house as well.
Currently, with the help of Wayne County, the club applies for trail grant money, to assist with continuous trail improvements throughout eastern Wayne County. We also have plans to widen, improve and expand the remainder of our trail system to accommodate the wider grooming equipment and add more destinations. The club has certified snowmobile safety instructors and has taught hundreds of young people safety courses, sometimes in conjunction with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.