Students and instructors pose for a group photo during the ATV Safety Course
held at the Town Lakewood Community Center on April 23rd. 31 students graduated from the course.
The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club and Red Arrow Snowmobile-ATV Club held a DNR ATV Safety Course on April 23rd. The event was held at the Town of Lakewood Community Center, and attracted students of all ages. Lead Instructor was Brian Fitzpatrick. Instructors Diane Fitzpatrick, Jim Wisneski, Larry Westphal, and John Brantmeier led the one day course, and were extremely pleased with the attentiveness and participation of the students. Oconto County Sheriff’s Office Recreational Officer Andy Dryja provided insight into relevant information as identified in the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Regulations.
31 students passed the exam and have successfully the completed the DNR ATV Safety Course. Class participants included: Brady Awe, Susan Bauer, Eden Behnke, Lexi Bell, Tyler Bell, Madison Bloom, Quintin Bohl, Jaxun Brink, Aiden Cahak, Drew Cieciwa, Walker Davis, Parker Haring, Evan Ishmael, Heidi Jorgensen, Jovie Lang, Joey Lang, Corbin Mekash, Cooper Mekash, Jeffrey Mekash, Devin Otto, Gwendolyn Otto, Lana Posik, Kellen Pradarelli, Buckley Proctor-Rowland, Beau Proctor-Rowland, Cody Rupiper, Luke Skala, Emily Skala, Ellayna Skarban, Jesse Telford, and Autumn Warden.
Individuals born after January 1, 1988 must complete the course to drive an ATV legally in Wisconsin.
An on-line version is available through the DNR, but students of all ages students are encouraged to take the classroom version for maximum effect. Instructors stressed the requirement that everyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when riding on public trails, including all passengers in a UTV.
Congratulations to all the graduates and their parents who encouraged them to take the course. The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club is active in the communities of Doty, Riverview, and Lakewood. The Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club has been serving the Townsend area since 1968.
You can find out more about Hidden Bear Trail and Red Arrow activities by visiting our websites at
hiddenbear trailatvclub.com and redarrowtownsend.com or visiting us on Facebook.