PICKEREL/PEARSON WOLF RIVER RIDERS ATV CLUB
There will be NO April Meeting for the Wolf River Riders ATV Club.
Next meeting is Saturday, MAY 20, 2017.
IMPORTANT NOTICE--CLUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
After the 2017 ATV season, Dan & Mary Ann Wierschke are stepping down as secretary and trail manager: Please consider stepping up to the plate to assume some of the duties:
- Attend and take minutes of monthly meetings
- Plan monthly club rides
- Obtain PPBA gift certificates and mail to our landowners
- Go around to area businesses putting out map donation containers and pick them up when season is over.
- Store salt and spreader, and spread salt when necessary on Lost Lake Road
- Hire someone to smooth out trails that are on private property
- Make sure all trails and routes are rider ready when the trails open in the spring and any gates closed during the winter months.
About The Club
Club History--Realizing the increasing sales of ATV’s and a need for a sanctioned trail system in the Pickerel-Pearson area, an ATV Club was established in 2005. Thanks to the many volunteer hours of the club’s officers, advisory board, and MEMBERS, this organization has made a viable trail system in this area. Our club currently has trails and routes that connect trails from Parrish Highland to White Lake.
We currently have eleven volunteer members trained as Trail Patrol Ambassadors. These ambassadors will help curb illegal and inappropriate activities on our trails, ensuring a safe-riding environment for all trail users.
The club also conducts an ATV Safety Course on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. ATV certification is required for all riders (residents and non-residents) who are at least 12 years old and born on or after January 1, 1988, but students who are 11 may also register and take the class. It is also open to any adult who needs certification. Parents are encourage to attend with their child, either to refresh their knowledge or to learn more about the rules and regulations of ATVing.
The club also sponsors a clean-up day each spring. Club members volunteer to clean up ditches on area roadways. The clean-up follows the May meeting each year.
Club Meetings-- Our club holds its monthly meetings the 3rd Saturday of the month from March through September. We meet at 9:00 am at Lil’ Hummer’s Bar/Grill and Campground on the corner of Hwy A and TT. All are invited to attend.
Trail Coverage-- Year-round ATV enjoyment can be found in Langlade County. Riders can explore the Augustyn Springs’ 15 miles of ATV trails. This two-way scenic trail offers riders varied terrain, ranging from very hilly to rolling plains through the scenic woodlands. The trailhead is located on County A and Augustyn Springs Road, just north of the intersection of County S and A.
Another area to enjoy natures’ finest is county land off Lost Lake Road. Riders can experience the beauty of the Wolf River as it flows southward through this picturesque area. Pack a picnic lunch and eat under the majestic pines along the Wolf.
Trail Closure--Our trails are closed from March 15th to May 1st due to spring thaw. ALL trails are closed after our first big snowfall, usually early in December. At that time, the area snowmobile clubs begin grooming any shared trails. ATV season reopens ten days after the official opening of snowmobile season. ATV’s are not allowed on any trail during the winter if the temperature rises above 28 degrees.
The future of ATV riding in Wisconsin depends on YOU
Many, many hours go into developing a trail, but, in an instant, it can be closed. It’s up to you, THE RIDER, to see these trails remain open. Not staying on the trail, littering, excessive noise and speed, and horseplay (donuts, etc.) are the main reasons private landowners will close a trail. PLEASE, RIDERS-- RESPECT THE LANDOWNERS, RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND DRIVE SAFELY.
REMINDER: It is the law: You must ride with headlights on, when riding on County blacktopped roads.