Over the last few years we have had a number of incidents involving snowmobiles with LOUD EXHAUST that resulted in trail closures or trail reroutes. Tioga Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club does not promote the use of after market pipes that exceed NY State DB level laws for recreational snowmobiling. The use of these pipes shows a lack of respect towards our land owners who have open their lands for our use. We must respect our land owners. They do not have to open their lands. Without them we would not have a trail system.   

 Rerouting a trail or closure of a trail effect us all (Club Members and Non Club Members). It can involves hundreds of man hours and sometime  thousands of dollars to get a trail reopen or changed. In some cases we are forced to close a section of trail completely.

 STAY OFF OUR TRAILS if you are riding a sled that does not comply or you are not willing to comply with - New York State Consolidated Laws - Title D Snowmobiles.

NEW YORK STATE CONSOLIDATED LAWS Title D - Snowmobiles
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SECTION - S 25.17 Equipment
1. All snowmobiles operating within the state of New York shall be equipped with:
 (a) Head lights. At least one white or amber head-lamp having a minimum candlepower of sufficient intensity to reveal persons and vehicles at a distance of at least one hundred feet ahead during hours of darkness under normal atmospheric conditions.

 (b) Tail light. At least one red tail-lamp having a minimum candlepower of sufficient intensity to exhibit a red light plainly visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear during hours of darkness under normal atmospheric conditions.

 (c) Brakes. A brake system in good mechanical condition.

 (d) Reflector material. Reflector material of a minimum area of sixteen square inches mounted on each side of the cowling.  Registration numbers must be reflectorized, and such numbers or decorative material may be included in computing the required sixteen square inch area.

 (e) Mufflers. An adequate muffler system in good working condition. On and after June first, nineteen seventy-two, no snowmobile manufactured after June first, nineteen seventy-two shall be sold or offered for sale unless it is equipped in such a way as to limit noise produced by the snowmobile to not more than eighty-two decibels as measured on the "A" scale at fifty feet. On and after June first, nineteen seventy-five, no such snowmobile manufactured after June first, nineteen seventy-five shall be sold or offered for sale unless it is equipped in such a way as to limit noise produced by the snowmobile to not more than seventy-eight decibels on such scale. On and after June first, nineteen eighty, no such snowmobile manufactured after June first, nineteen eighty, shall be sold or offered for sale unless it is equipped in such a way as to limit noise produced by the snowmobile to not more than seventy-three decibels on such scale. Should the federal government adopt snowmobile noise level standards different from those contained in this paragraph and require that the state conform thereto, the commissioner shall be authorized to adopt rules and regulations superseding the noise level requirements of this paragraph to achieve compliance with federal standards.  No snowmobile shall be modified by any person in any manner that shall amplify or otherwise increase total noise emission to a level greater than that emitted by the snowmobile as originally constructed, regardless of date of manufacture.