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.
our Membership Information document.
Pathfinders to conduct Trail Bike Safety Clinic July 8, 2014
Jordan Artibani Overalls Satan’s Kingdom June 29, 2014
Jordan Artibani won the overall Novice race at the NETRA Hare Scrambles Championship event “Satan’s Kingdom” in New Hartford, CT. Jordan not only won the Novice race but also won the C200 hole shot award and then proceeded to pass everyone including the Super Senior As and Bs! Nice ride Jordan!
Evan Gionta Overalls The CATRA Black Fly May 19, 2014
Pathfinder Evan Gionta, won the overall Novice race at the NETRA Hare Scrambles Championship event in Fish House, NY. “The Black Fly” hare scrambles event was hosted by the Capital Area Trail Riders Association. Evan overcame a not-so-stellar start (last into the woods) from the C-200 line to take home the grand prize. Congratulation Evan and proud Dad, Mark.
The Pathfindershave 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