Up coming events

Membership Meeting, Elections, Club Ride and Club Picnic

ELECTIONS:  All member’s received information on our annual elections that will take place during the membership meeting at Mulligan’s on September 24th.  Our nominating committee will present any nominations that were received prior to the meeting.  Nominations will also be taken from the floor

CLUB RIDE:  After our membership meeting we will be going on our club ride, leaving from Mulligan’s at approx. 11:00 am.  Their is trailer parking at the Trailhead in Lakewood, across from the Firelite Bar & Grill.  All members, friends and guests are welcome to enjoy the ride over to Crooked Lake to attend the Dusty Trails and Crooked Lake end of the year Poker Run.  We will have lunch (on your own) at Crooked Lake at the Crooked Lake Sportsman Park.  After Lunch we will return to the Lakewood/Mountain area.

CLUB PICNIC:  We will have our annual picnic after we return from our Club Ride.  The club picnic will be held outside again at the School House Bar & Grill in Mountain WI.  All member’s and guests are welcome to attend.  All food will be furnished by the Club along with 2 drink tickets for each member.  Food should be ready by 5:00 pm

All 4 events above will take place on Saturday September 24th rain or shine.  Feel free to attend all of the day’s event or if you only want to attend the membership meeting, or the club ride or attend the club picnic that is fine also.  This is your opportunity to meet other club member’s and Officer’s of the Club.  Hope to see you there!!!

Jim Wisneski, Secretary


Another ATV/UTV season is just around the corner, the Oconto County ATV Trails open Saturday April 30th, 2022 (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 3 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.  2021 we had a full season of riding but we were still dealing with Covid 19.  Hopefully 2022 will be another full season of riding.  Enclosed is our 2022 Calendar of Events.

Enclosed you will find a new 2022-2023 Oconto County ATV Map.  We have some exciting new changes to the map.  We added an additional color to the ATV Trails and ATV Routes.  A true ATV/UTV trail will be a red line, a scenic gravel ATV/UTV route will be a green line and an ATV/UTV preferred paved road will be a blue line.  We have also enlarged two sand riding area’s, you will find these areas circled on the map and enlarged on the right side of the map.  Another feature we added were 2 QR Codes, one will give you up-to-date information on each township’s ATV Ordinances in Oconto County, the other will give you riding information, events scheduled during the year, etc.

Again this year we are looking for monthly volunteers to help clean out the water bars on the ATV Trail from Highway 32 over to Highway T in Doty.  This normally only needs to be done twice a month and takes about 2 hours with travel.  If you can help us out, please email Jim Wisneski at:  hiddenbeartrailatvclub@centurytel.net or call at 920-562-7872.

Our annual fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday August 20th, 2022 at Animal’s Bear Trail Inn.  We will be looking for volunteer’s again this year to help.  It takes over 50 volunteer’s the day of the event.  We will be contacting members at a later date to sign up to help.  Please mark your calendar.  We also have our $100.00 cash raffle tickets available to purchase, if you are interested in purchasing a ticket contact Jim at the above phone number or email address.  First prize is $5000.00 again this year with 24 other cash prizes.