Henrietta Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club
About Henrietta Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club Inc.
The Hill and Gully Riders Snowmobile Club was formed in 1971 to promote snowmobiling by developing a fraternal spirit among snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts; to develop and maintain snowmobile trails in the Town of Henrietta; and to defend snowmobilers from discriminating legislation, regulation, and taxation.
The club has taken a leadership role in county and state snowmobile activities, local trail development, and community service projects. Membership has grown substantially as the sport has evolved and the geographic scope of the club’s activities has expanded to cover much of southern Monroe County and adjacent areas of neighboring counties.
In 1977, the club helped enact a snowmobile ordinance for the Town of Henrietta that provides the necessary means for responsible snowmobiling in our original operating area, including defining portions of nine roads in the town as snowmobile access routes. During the 1980s the club was also very aggressive in obtaining positive coverage for snowmobiling in the general media of the greater Rochester area. We participated prominently in the CF Snowfari, a successful annual fund raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, including hosting the 1981 Snowfari ride. In 1982, the club joined the New York Snowmobile Coordinating Group, now known as the New York State Snowmobile Association, to help provide unified snowmobiler representation in the state capital of Albany and to support creation of a statewide snowmobile trail network. The club also established several product discount programs for the benefit of members, began publication of a monthly (fall to spring) newsletter and a formal club ride schedule, and began conducting organized club ride trips to various destinations in New York State and eastern Canada. In the 1990s, the club was a driving force in the development and construction of the Genesee Valley Greenway trail, including securing legal snowmobile use on that trail which is now known as NYS Snowmobile Corridor Trail 3. During the concept phase we provided important landowner relations and liason activities with other user groups. During the construction phase we provided considerable labor, equipment, and expertise for trail clearing and rehabilitation. And in the post construction period, we provided considerable publicity and maintenance work for the trail. During the 1990s, the club also partnered with the NYS Department of Transportation on their Adopt-A-Highway program by doing two annual trash pickups on Lehigh Station Road in Henrietta and Pittsford. In 1995-96, the Hill and Gully Riders was one of two North American snowmobile clubs selected by the Gates Rubber Company to assist them in a major field test program for a new series of snowmobile drive belts. Since the Millennium, the club has concentrated primarily on riding activities and trail operation including the acquisition and operation of snow grooming and other trail maintenance equipment. Several members of the club have been and continue to be active in county and state-level snowmobile activities, snowmobile law enforcement and safety training, snowmobile media, snowmobile sales, snowmobile accessory manufacturing and distribution, and other activities related to the sport.
Henrietta Hill & Gully Riders
PO Box 20034
Rochester, NY 14602
President Gary Rouleau
359-1553 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Andy Wise
698-4988 / email@example.com
Secretary Wendy Matthews
721-2817 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Dave Geraghty
703-8716 / email@example.com
Trail Boss Tim Day
315-9697 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Chairman Jim Peck
315-5054 / email@example.com