A full day of learning about snowmobile safety is being planned for Saturday, March 7th in Madawaska.

That's right, the Madawaska Snowmobile Club is putting on a snowmobile rider's clinic to show you the mechanics of a snowmobile, proper snowmobiling gear and some snowmobiling safety tips as well as Maine laws. And an added bonus, some of the Warden's from the hit TV show 'North Woods Law' will be on hand as well!

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Al Bello/Getty Images

The clinic will be held at the Madawaska Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Fournier Road with doors opening at 12 Noon with various workshops being held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a snowmobiler's dinner beginning at 5 p.m.

I had a chance to speak with Denise Duperre about the event. Here's what she had to say.

Admission is free and open to the public. There will be vendors on site the clinic schedule is as follows:

1 p.m. - Understand the Mechanics of a Snowmobile. Presented by Daigle Sport Center, Certified Motorfist Tech. Learn about the ins and outs of a snowmobile, the difference between 2 and 4 stroke, fuels, changing a blown belt and more with hands on demonstration.

2 p.m. - Proper Snowmobiling Gear and Attire. Learn what to pack in your snowmobile in case of emergencies, and learn about the proper attire for on and off trailer riders.

2:45 p.m. - Break.

3:15 p.m. - I'm Stuck, Now What? Presented by Madawaska Snowmobile Club. Learn some simple tricks and techniques from local experts, who know how to get their sleds out of the deep powder.

4 p.m. - Snowmobile Safety and Maine Law. Presented by Maine Warden Service & Animal Planet's 'North Woods Law'. Learn about snowmobile safety laws, safety, what to expect when meeting or getting checked by wardens. There will be a Q&A and more. Meet  NWL TV series wardens such as: Fitzpatrick, Marquis, Dudley, Menard and more.

5 p.m. - Dinner following workshops. Proceeds to benefit the Madawaska Snowmobile Club Operations/ Grooming Fund.


For more information go to madawaskasnowmobileclub.com or find them on Facebook!

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