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.
Pathfinders donate to the Rider Down Foundation
November 13, 2013
RDF would like to say THANK YOU to the Pathfinders MC Club of Connecticut and their ISDT Reunion Ride for the generous donation and support!
says Bruce Vermeulen, president of The Rider Down Foundation (RDF). RDF is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV racers who have been injured while riding. Proceeds are used to provide assistance to the riders and their families when faced with medical expenses and related issues.
Ride on, Bob Sheron
October 28, 2013
A founding and member of the Pathfinders Motorcycle Club, Bob Sheron, passed away October 24th. The Pathfinders extend their condolences to Bob’s family and friends.
Bob’s obituary can be read on the Republican-American website.
Bob Sheron, a founding member of the Pathfinders
Dam Good and Wet Weekend!
October 8, 2013
The Pathfinders would like to thank all those that came to ride and race this past weekend. Saturday’s Junior Enduro, Pee Wee Scrambles, and Nervous Novice were well attended and the weather and trail condition were some of the best of the season.
Perfect trail was not the case for Sunday as nearly 200 riders riders showed up despite the soggy conditions. The Thomaston Dam hare scramble course is one of the more flowing and easy courses on the schedule when dry. But when you add rain the course does a 180 on you and becomes one of the most challenging. Congratulations to all those that attempted a lap! That alone is huge accomplishment. Welcome to NETRA racing!
If you had to leave early or just missed buying a t-shirt or sweatshirt they are available for purchase online. Click the image below to see a larger close-up version.
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.