Veterans Day was first honored on November 11, 1919 on the first anniversary of the ending of World War 1. Nearly 100 years later, we are still paying tribute to all American veterans. We want to give thanks on this day, and all days, to those brave folks who have served their country.
There’s a great program in Erie County called the “Thank a Vet” Discount Program. This program is a complementary photo ID certified by the Erie County Clerk and is available to any veteran who is an Erie County resident and honorably discharged from any branch of service of the United States Armed Forces. There are directions for signing up here. The discount card can be used at any of the participating local businesses, including Appolson’s Performance Center. It’s a wonderful program that we are proud to be a part of.
We thank all of you for your service and look forward to thanking some of you in person very soon.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 areClosed for theseason– Riding this clubs trails on anything is considered trespassing!
O/S– Trails for this club areClosed– Trails will open soon for the season!
B/P– Trails areClosedandBeing Preparedfor your winter riding experience.
W/S– Trails areClosedbut ready to ride, the club isWaiting for Snowortrails may have been open and are now waiting for conditions to improve so trails can reopen.
Limited– Trails areOPENfor this club but conditions areLess than favorable. Riders can expect mud, rocks, stumps, corn stalks and water on the trail at any point. Many trails may have deeprutsin farm fields and open areas. Trails are probably not groomed andsome sectionsof trail may beClosed.Trail base will be very thin.Use Cautionif you are going to ride the trails.
OPEN– Trails for this club areOPENGrooming has begun or will begin soon. Your riding experience should be favorable!
Recently local Western New York volunteer firefighters were recognized nationally by Polaris for their efforts during the November Snowstorm in Buffalo, NY! From Polaris: “These Hardest Working Heroes from the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company helped those in need during the massive snowfall in Buffalo, NY last month. THANK YOU for all that you do!”
This week here in Western New York we’ve been experiencing a heck of a lot of snow thanks to Winter Storm Knife, in some places up to 8 feet! Check out some of the craziest photos people have snapped during this historic storm, and feel free to send us your photos and videos via our Facebook page!
The wall of snow engulfing part of Western New York
Houses buried under snow
A man shows us the difference a few hours makes
Snow still covers much of a vehicle even after it’s freed
Happy #FourWheelFriday! Here’s Nicholas with the muddied-up 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 demo unit earlier this month during one of our ATV Ride Club events at KBmoto. Getting it dirty was definitely more fun than cleaning it afterwards!
Last Tuesday we took Buffalo Bill’s players Lee Smith, Chris Hogan, and Erik Pears out riding on the trails of KB Moto…and we had a muddy blast! Thanks to everyone at KB Moto and of course everyone who joined us on our ride, check out some of the photos below
This past Saturday, October 4 we invited our close friends, customers, and members of our ATV Ride Club to an exclusive private ride through KB Moto’s 40+ mile, 700 acre trail system! This awesome ride gave riders of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience different types of terrain and challenges (and mud!) for a fun-filled day of riding close to home. Watch one of the videos our very own Nicholas took while driving our demo 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 below, and check out the rest of the videos on our YouTube page here!