Snowmobile Demo Ride Rescheduled

Due to a lack of snow, rainy weather, and warm temperatures, we will be rescheduling our snowmobile demo ride for Saturday, February 4th at Chestnut Ridge Park. This event will not be in partnership with the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, who is in the process of rescheduling their event as well.

We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pop, water, coffee, and hot chocolate available for our riders. We will still offer the kids’ demo ride track and all adult riders will be entered to win a Polaris jacket and bibs!

You can sign up online at http://bit.ly/2017SnowDemo, by phone at 716-649-1090, or in our showroom. We’re taking sign-ups through Thursday, February 2nd at noon.

2017 Snowmobile Demo Ride

For the last few years, we have partnered with the Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs to bring the latest and greatest Polaris Snowmobile line up out for a day of FREE demo rides at their annual ride-in event. We are excited to once again participate in this great event in 2017!

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The demo ride will take place on January 22nd at the Genesee Road Forestry in East Concord. Ride slots will run from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Riders will get a brief orientation with their sled and then go out for about a 20 minute run and circle back to the trailer. Riders must be at least 18 to drive, otherwise they must be a passenger or the younger folks can take part in our youth demo track and ride an Indy 120. Additionally, all of our adult riders will be entered to win a new Polaris jacket and bibs!

This is one of our team’s favorite events of the year. It allows us to get to know our customers better and do what we love to do – ride! We hope to see you out there on Sunday, January 22nd.

You can sign up online at http://bit.ly/2017SnowDemo, by phone at 716-649-1090, or in our showroom. We’re taking sign-ups through Thursday, January 19th at noon.

The All New Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS

Over the company’s history, Polaris has established itself as an industry leader in bigger, badder machines. That legacy continues with the all-new 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS.

The newest addition to the RZR line-up packs a whopping 168HP ProStar Turbo H.O. Engine. This is the most powerful engine available from the factory. In addition, there’s an incredible 95% of torque available from 5,000 to 8,000 RPM. This makes the RZR work for all types of riders – the rock crawlers, trails, desert, and dunes. We have even had customers in the past purchase tracks for their RZRs for year round fun.2017-rzr-xp-turbo-eps-cruiser-black_six6163_06027

The RZR XP Turbo EPS is all about the best of the best, with Premium FOX Internal Bypass Shocks, a front stabilizer bar, and a race-inspired steering rack that gives you the ultimate control. The side-by-side comes standard with High Performance True On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive and Electronic Power Steering for even better handling.

With 1.6 million ways to customize your RZR, it’s ready to work for you and help you find The Power of Fun.

Join our Social Media Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome bones and ghouls! We are really getting into the Halloween spirit this year and will be celebrating by hosting our very first Social Media Scavenger Hunt! This fun and family-friendly event will take place from October 24th to October 29th on our three main social media channels Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The first five participants to complete all six clues will win a $50 gift certificate to Appolson’s Performance Center!

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to participate!

  1. Follow us on our social media @Appolsons.
  2. Complete each day’s clue.
  3. Be one of the first five participants to complete all six clues and win!

We ask that if you post pictures during your scavenger hunt fun that you use the hashtag #APCHalloweenHunt and tag us so we can see them!

The full rules and entry are posted here: http://bit.ly/APCHalloweenHunt.

Finally, there’s going to be lots of yummy Halloween treats in the showroom to enjoy on Saturday, October 29th while shoppers check out the final weekend of Polaris FAC! So we hope you all participate and come see us soon!

In last week’s blog entry, we spoke about the proper clothing for going out in both cold and hot weather. This week, we’re going to talk about safety equipment.

If you’re on an ATV like the Polaris Sportsman, there’s no seatbelts, roll cage, doors, or safety nets. If you flip this machine over, you’re going to be on the ground. To keep safe, you should wear a DOT-approved helmet. When purchasing a helmet, utilize the knowledge of a salesperson on checking if the fit is right for you. There is a multi-step process they can help you go through. If you purchase or wear an open-faced helmet, make sure you also wear goggles to keep your eyes safe from dirt, debris, and low-hanging sticks.

Wearing appropriate sport gloves and boots will save you from brush burn, as well as keeping any little bugs from attaching themselves to your skin. For younger riders, things like chest protectors can help protect their young bones from injury.

Finally, try not to ride alone. You’re safer and it’s more fun to ride with company. Either way, keep a fully-charged cell phone on you or with your group at all times. If you’re going to be riding through mud or water, keep it in a water-tight bag.

One Day = Three Ride Club Events

Appolson’s Ride Clubs were in full force Saturday the 7th with a Family Ride, an Adventurer Ride and the Expert Ride. Feedback  and photos are coming in with some great reviews and even better views.

The trails were great with groomers out doing their best to keep up with the amazing snowfall we keep enjoying. Temps were on the warmer side making it an enjoyable day on the trails for all. Nary a mis-hap with reports of just two “gentle rolls,” and a slight delay in one ride getting lost.

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Led by  Janet – the Adventure Group rode for 70+ miles dropping at Emery Park with stops at Old Orchard Inn and FlipSide. their tour of Sprague Brook Park featured fantastic scenery – including some curious  deer along the way.

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The Family Ride, led  by our own Jerry  and assisted by Ryan, departed from the showroom Saturday afternoon with Hamburg trails in fantastic shape. Some of our newest customers joined in for the ride through East Eden, stopping along the way for snacks and beverages. The “polite factor” of drivers-by was amazing, with  cars stopping on the road to let our group cross over. Dinner was enjoyed at the Armor Inn and then back to the showroom at 7:30 – smiles on the faces showed that the ride was enjoyed by all.

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And the expert ride, led by Jim Appolson – met right on the trail at Jim’s house in Boston, NY with six riders hitting the trails hard. With a quick stop to help a stranded rider they came across on the trail they hit beautifully groomed trails after Sardinia.  A quick tour of Franklinville for a stop for soup then sent them to the south side of Ellicottville and then to Salamanca for the Amsoil Snocross races. With a stop on the way home for a late dinner, they arrived back in Boston at 1am – a full day with great stops along the way.

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Be sure you are signed up for our Ride Club here.

 

Last Saturday Jim and Jerry took some very special friends on a private ride with the Polaris Demo Tour film crew and some brand new 2015 Polaris Snowmobiles! Even though the conditions weren’t the greatest everyone did an awesome job and it was definitely an adventure to remember. Can’t wait for Round 2!

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It’s here! The Winter X Games have finally arrived and this year’s games include 4 snowmobile competitions: Speed & Style,‬ Long Jump, HillCross, and‬ SnoCross‬. Root for your favorite athletes January 22-25 and see who dominates Aspen!

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Snowmobile season is here, but that doesn’t always mean the trails are open. Make sure before you go riding to always check with your local snowmobile club on the conditions of the trails before you ride them!

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Even though there’s snow on the ground the conditions on the trails may not always be suitable for riding, and that can lead to a messy situation. Here’s a list of common abbreviations you’ll encounter when researching snowmobile trail conditions and what they mean:

CL-S  This clubs trails are Closed for the season – Riding this clubs trails on anything is considered trespassing!

O/S – Trails for this club are Closed – Trails will open soon for the season!

B/P – Trails are Closed and Being Prepared for your winter riding experience.

W/S – Trails are Closed but ready to ride, the club is Waiting for Snow or trails may have been open and are now waiting for conditions to improve so trails can reopen.

Limited – Trails are OPEN for this club but conditions are Less than favorable. Riders can expect mud, rocks, stumps, corn stalks and water on the trail at any point. Many trails may have deep ruts in farm fields and open areas. Trails are probably not groomed and some sections of trail may be Closed. Trail base will be very thin. Use Caution if you are going to ride the trails.

OPEN – Trails for this club are OPEN Grooming has begun or will begin soon. Your riding experience should be favorable!

Winter, is that you?

The Weather Channel is calling for snow – and lots of it. Snowfall up to 2 feet is predicted in some areas over the next few days, looks like winter has finally arrived! ⛄

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