Welcome to The Pathfinders
The Pathfinders Motorcycle Club of Connecticut has been promoting responsible, fun,
family-oriented riding in New England since 1971. We are an official NETRA
club and actively participate in the competitive side of riding by sanctioning hare scrambles, turkey runs, and enduros.
Many of our members compete in these events as well.
An important part of responsible riding is giving back to the community. You will find
many of us riding, maintaining and patrolling the trails at the
Thomaston Dam. Through a cooperative agreement
with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Pathfinders have
been promoting safe and legal riding at the Thomaston Dam
since 1979. Another example of giving back is the
annual Pathfinders Scholarship Fund which provides financial
assistance to two deserving college students.
Interested in joining? Then come on down to
The Brookside Inn located in Oxford, CT.
Meetings are every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:15PM. Check
the Announcements section for the next meeting date. Download our Membership Information document.
Pathfinder Race Shot
May 7, 2013
On his way to a C200 2nd place finish, G.Mac shows some style at the NETRA Tuxedo Ridge hare scrambles.
2013 Leroy Winters ISDT Reunion Ride
May 6, 2013
August 24th and 25th
The 40th Anniversary of the 1973 48th International Six Days Trial. The first ISDT held in the United States!
The Hollerich Family’s
Henry Wood Road, Adams MA.
Download the event flyer:
Download the event registration form:
Web version of Event Flyer with List of Registered Riders
CT proposed legislation will impact off-road riders. Act now!
May 5, 2013
Attention all off-road enthusiasts – CT proposed legislation will impact you.
The Pathfinders Motorcycle Club of Connecticut, established in 1971, is dedicated to the environmental awareness, rider safety and training, event promotion, rider adventures, NETRA racing and now we need your help in affecting the outcome of these bills. Please review the bills listed below and act by contacting your local state representative today and spreading the word. Find your Representative, Senator and Congressperson.
HB5075 – An act concerning the maximum municipal penalty for retrieval of a dirt bike or all terrain vehicle
HB5103 – An act concerning the property taxation of all-terrain vehicles
HB5145 – An act concerning the registration of all-terrain vehicles
HB5147 – An act concerning riding trails for all-terrain vehicles
HB5183 – An act requiring the registration of all-terrain vehicles
SB190 – An act concerning municipal penalties for retrieval of a dirt bike and establishing a title system for dirt bike ownership
Please read The Pathfinders Motorcycle Club testimony regarding these bills.
ATV enthusiasts are quite different from how they are portrayed by the local media outlets. The sport is enjoyed by fathers, mothers, children and come from all walks of life: engineers, small business owners, data specialists, tradesmen, educators, etc. The State of Connecticut has defaulted on its legal responsibility to provide riding areas on state-owned land for the lawful pursuit of this sport. (CGS § 23-26c requires the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make some state land available for use by all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators.) Further laws will not curtail or prevent the problems being seen in some city centers and cul-de-sacs. Further laws will only serve to make the law-abiding taxpayers who choose ATVs as their sport of choice more disenfranchised with their state government.
The Pathfinders have been around for more than 40 years; having been formed by Don Allen, Doug Button, and others circa 1971 in southwest Connecticut. Always focusing
on trail riding and family activities, it was not unusual for
100+ members to travel throughout New England to camp and ride the NETRA
trail system during the Summer and Fall months.
The club began promoting NETRA sanctioned activities in the late
'70s starting with junior enduros then progressing to hare scrambles and
senior enduros through the '80s. The club now promotes NETRA sanctioned hare scrambles (The Dam Good), turkey
runs (the Mohawk and the Red Fox), and enduros (Rocktoberfast).
In 2003, The Pathfinders were honored to bring the ISDT Reunion Ride back to
the Berkshires for the 30th Anniversary of the 48th ISDT. The 48th ISDT was the
first ISDT event to be held in the United States.