ATV Safety Certification & Trail Patrol Training Class

Headline:  Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club (HBT ATV
Club) graduates 39 ATV Safety Course Students
The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club held its 1st ATV
Safety Course on July 5th & 6th.  The event, held at the Doty Town Hall,
Mountain WI, attracted students of all ages from across the eastern half of
Wisconsin and IL.  DNR certified ATV Instructors from the Hidden Bear Trail ATV
Club, Red Arrow Snowmobile & ATV Club, Crooked Trails ATV Club & the
White Lake ATV Club led the two evening course.
Students learned about ATV Safety, DNR regulations
and respect for the rights of others.  Students were required to pass an exam at
the end of the training and were issued a DNR ATV Certificate to operate an
ATV.  Students were also reminded to spread the word that anyone born after
January 1st, 1988 must complete the course to operate an ATV legally in
Wisconsin.  Currently that means anyone 24 years old or younger must have
completed the course.
Congratulations to all the graduates and their
parents who encouraged them to take the course with our club.  The HBT ATV Club
was formed in August of 2009 and has over 200 members.  The HBT ATV Club works
with the Forest Service, the DNR, Oconto County, and the local townships of
Doty, Lakewood & Riverview to open additional ATV routes and trails and to
insure the safety of all ATV riders in the area.  The HBT ATV Club annual
fundraiser will be held on Saturday August 18th at Animal’s Bear Trail Inn, Hwy
64 and T, Mountain WI starting at Noon.
Photo Caption (photo
  Students and instructors pose for a group photo after
finishing the ATV Safety Course held at the Doty Town Hall on July 5th &
6th.  Thirty-nine students graduated from the course led by eight
ATV Safety
Certification Class
:  The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club and
the Red Arrow Snowmobile/ATV Club is sponsoring a DNR ATV Safety Certification
Class on July 5th & July 6th at the Doty Town Hall, Mountain WI.  Both days
will be from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Any person born after January 1st, 1988 must
have a DNR ATV Certificate to drive an ATV.  The fee for this course is $10.00
but if you, your child or grandchild are a member of either club, the $10.00 fee
will be paid by the club.  Applications and pre-registration for this class can
be obtained by contacting Jim Wisneski, Secretary of the Hidden Bear Trail ATV
Club at:  715-276-6612 or email at:
Any questions regarding this can be directed to Jim.
Trail Patrol
Training Class
:  The WI DNR & the Wisconsin ATV
Association (WATVA) will be conducting a Trail Patrol Training Class on Saturday
June 30th in Townsend WI.  Any member that would like to be a trail patrol is
invited to this class.  Trail patrol’s help give directions to other rider’s,
help keep the trail safe of debris, report any unsafe conditions or unsafe
riders.  Upon the completion of this course trail patrol member’s receive yellow
vest to patrol the trails.  Trail patrols must patrol in groups of 2.  If anyone
is interested in this class please contact Jim Wisneski by June 10th, 2012.  An
application and a $20.00 fee is required prior to the class.  The $20.00 fee
will be paid if you are a member of the HBT ATV Club.  Any questions please call
Jim at above phone number or email.
Jim Wisneski
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club