Safety first. . .

 

We love our rides. We extend our sincere desire for everyone to have an enjoyable and safe season. Following is a short list of some safety ideas for you and your riding group.

  • If at all possible, try to ride with someone rather than alone.
  • Always check local ice conditions before your trip.
  • Travel only in areas open to snowmobiling.
  • Avoid trails without adequate snow cover.
  • If possible, avoid riding on frozen waterways and lakes.
  • Reduce speed when approaching corners.
  • To increase maneuverability, lean into turns with your upper body.
  • Cross roadways at a 90-degree angle.
  • Pump your brakes when going downhill rather than using constant brakes.
  • Watch for hazards and obstacles under the snow.
  • Travel at reasonable speeds. Use extra caution at night.
  • Dusk til Dawn maximum speed limit 55mph.
  • Wear reflective clothing at night.
  • Respect barriers and comply with signs.
  • Don't mix alcohol or drugs with riding.
  • Respect private property owners and other riders.
  • Ride single file on trails.
  • Keep to the right and pass on the left.
  • When stopping on the trail, pull as far right as possible.
  • Yield right-of-way to skiers, snowshoers and those passing or traveling uphill.
  • Use common snowmobiling signals to communicate with your group. See below.
  • Ask permission if crossing private property.
  • Obtain a map of the area you'll be riding.
  • Make a plan and stick to it.
  • Check weather forecast.
  • Know how to operate your vehicle....DO NOT be afraid to ask for help.
  • Wear a helmet, eye protection and other safety gear.
  • Wear weather appropriate clothing. Use layers and wear waterproof items if possible.
  • Pack a small backpack with emergency items.
  • Be prepared with tools and supplies.
  • Be respectful of wildlife, avoid spooking livestock and wildlife.
  • Take your trash home with you.
  • Leave 150 feet between sleds - don't tailgate.
  • Reminder - Wisconsin law now requires everyone born after January 1, 1985 needs to have completed a safety certification course in order to ride on public trails and lakes unaccompanied.

 

 

 
 

If you're interested in joining a snowmobiling club, please see our Club Info and Membership page for info on joining our club. Please see our News and Events page for meeting times and upcoming events.

 

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