2021 SPRING LETTER
Another ATV/UTV season is just around the corner, the Oconto County ATV Trails open Saturday April 24th, 2021 (weather permitting). We will keep all of our members informed of the exact date they will open or you can visit our website at: www.hiddenbeartrailatvclub.com or the Oconto County website at: www.ocontocounty.org. Hoping this letter finds all of you in good health, the last 2 years have seen some disruption in our riding opportunities. In 2019 the Oconto County ATV Trails were closed 6 weeks in July and August due to the wind storm that damaged thousands of acres of trees. The Forest Service is still working on getting this cleaned up. Please be careful when riding in logging areas. In 2020 the start of the ATV/UTV season was delayed due to the Covid 19 situation. Hopefully 2021 will be a full season of riding!!! Enclosed is our 2021 Calendar of Events
We would like to give you an update on the Langlade Bridge and ATV Trail to adjoin Langlade County and Oconto County. Last summer the Langlade Park & Forestry Committee voted to go back to the Snowmobile Council with a grant to request that the Snowmobile Council fund the entire bridge over the Wolf River in Langlade. The prior year’s grant was that the Snowmobile Council pay for ½ of the cost of the bridge and the ORV Council (ATV Council) pay the other ½. We have been working on getting an ATV trail to the bridge but have encountered some problems with that. We are still working on getting an ATV trail to the bridge but it looks like it may take longer than what the Langlade Park & Forestry Committee wanted to wait. In conclusion it looks like the new rec bridge at this time will be a snowmobile bridge until we get the ATV trail to the bridge. We have been involved with the planning of this bridge and recently had a zoom meeting with the engineer firm that was hired, the Rhinelander DOT, WI DNR and the Langlade Park & Forestry Administrator. It was a very positive meeting with the outcome of the engineering portion to be concluded by the end of June, 2021. We will keep you informed as we move forward.
The Board of Director’s met on March 17th, 2021 to discuss our annual fundraiser and our annual $100.00 Cash Raffle Ticket. The Board voted to increase the number of tickets sold from 175 to 200. The 70% payout is still the same. First prize went from $4000.00 to $5000.00 with a total of an additional 24 cash prizes. Any member that would like to purchase a ticket please email Jim Wisneski at: email@example.com or call Jim at 920-562-7872 and he will get you a ticket. Any member that would like to sell tickets to their friends or relatives can also contact Jim.