Anchorage, AK - Iron Dog continues its mission of promoting snowmachine safety, events and community engagement through statewide activism among fellow riders. During the first-ever Iron Dog weekend in downtown Anchorage and in the spirit of Anchorage’s Centennial Celebration, another historical event will begin with a statewide snowmobile summit conference.
The mission of this inaugural event is to unify Alaska statewide snowmobile user groups to promote access, trail maintenance, snowmobile registration fee utilization, Alaska state legislature interactions and Alaska State Snowmobile Association integration.
“Snowmachiners across Alaska share similar challenges of access to riding areas, safety awareness and legal requirements that need a unified voice at the state level” said Kevin Kastner, Iron Dog Executive Director. “Through the leadership of Les Kincaid and the members of the Anchorage Snowmobile Club, we are proud to support the cause of developing a statewide voice for snowmachiners and motorsports enthusiasts who have been relegated to an underserved majority community in Alaska.”
The Alaska Snowmobile Summit will be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Anchorage. Snowmobile clubs and individuals from all around Alaska are invited to attend this conference. Attendees are encouraged to contact the Anchorage Snowmobile Club for information and registration.
“The Anchorage Snowmobile Club (ASC) has gained significant momentum this season with record membership, business members and community outreach,” Les Kincaid, Anchorage Snowmobile Club president, said. “We would like to capitalize on this momentum by reaching out and working closely with all Alaska statewide snowmobile clubs and snowmobile user groups. Our goal is to energize the snowmobile community to get involved as one unified voice moving forward.”
The Hilton Hotel is offering Iron Dog group rates for those who wish to spend the weekend to stay for the new Iron Dog events.
Following the conference, Iron Dog will kick off the first of its weekend events at 7 p.m. with the first-ever Flying Iron Freestyle show with X Games medalists, Cory Davis, Joe Parsons, Sam Rogers and local rider Tim Beckner. The show will be held in the EasyPark Coho Lot just across the street from the Hilton Hotel.
Visit www.irondog.org and http://www.irondog.org/event-info for the latest news and schedule of events.