THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
North East Riders Host ATV Course
The North East Wisconsin Riders ATV Club will host a spring all-terrain vehicle education course at the Coleman Area Rescue Squad building Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 from 9 am to noon. Both class days are required to complete the course.
Students will learn safe ATV operating practices designed to help young riders starting out on the Wisconsin trails. A Wisconsin DNR certified course, students passing the exam on Sunday will receive temporary certificates for the ATV season. Permanent cards will be sent in a few weeks by mail.
The club will include additional instruction on UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) recreation safety as well as updates to the 2014 ATV and UTV rules and regulations for trail riding. A representative from the DNR will help answer questions on the law changes.
The fee is $10 which must be paid at registration or in advance to reserve a students seat. Doors will open at 8 am for walk-in registration. Students age 17 and younger need to be accompanied by a legal guardian in order to register for the class. Parents are welcome to join in with the students during the class. Bring DNR customer number. If no number, the club will provide instruction on how to obtain the number prior to taking the exam.
To aid in this years class, the club received a grant from Polaris Industries which included a donation for new training equipment. The grant is part of their T.R.A.I.L.S. program which provides funding towards education. The funds have been used to purchase new video equipment and projector screens to help illustrate the importance of ATV safety on the public trails.
The club hosts the ATV education course at least once a year. All instructors are volunteers donating time to help young riders. Contact the North East Wisconsin Riders ATV club instructor John Krause at (920) 392-4683 for more information.