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Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month September through April. Locations vary. Meetings start at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!. The June 6th meeting at the Steak Pit has been postponed until June 15th. See you then!
We are now adding meeting minutes to our website. Click on the link below to see what's happening!
April 2016 Meeting Minutes
Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance Annual
TRAIL CLOSURES: As of March 7, 2016, all trails in Bayfield County have been closed. Motorized trail use restrictions are in effect now through the end of Spring break up as determined by the Bayfield County Forestry Department.
Click Below for Bayfield County Trail Information:
Bayfield County Trail Report
Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance
Pick up your Bayfield County Snowmobile Trail map at Leino's Gas and Goods, downtown Washburn or click here.
New Trail Route Announced
Due to a sudden, private-property land closure, we have been required to quickly re-route a portion of our existing trail between Cook Road and (North) Church Corner Road.
Heading North from Washburn (toward Valhalla), the trail will exit the property of Dave Cook at Old County C, cross County C and proceed on the roadway behind the old C-Side. The trail will then run along Church Corner Road on the property of Frank Faulkner heading down to the intersection of County C and North Church Corner Road. The trail/route will follow North Church Corner Road until it meets back with the existing trail at the end of this road.
This is not a desired route for our trail but we were forced to find a quick resolution for re-routing this trail for this season. It is our hope to have the trail redirected for the 2015 season. To see a map of the new route click here.
Just a couple of updates....on Saturday, I sent out 35 business membership (invoices) to Washburn and area businesses...I included Pine Creek, Iron River, Herbster and Corny thinking ahead about the Poker Run. I will start with individual memberships this week.
We got some good news that we do not have to complete the large re-route on the Dave Blong property this year. That will be next Spring/Summer. We still have to re-route around the old Gary Maki property onto the Mike Nelson and BJ Marx property. Hopefully that won't be too involved.
We got up new sign posts and stop signs through the City of Washburn trail. Replaced the metal posts with new 4x4's.
WI Snowmobile Trail Pass
All snowmobiles which will be operated on public trails this 2015-2016 season, are now required to have a NEW Trail Pass. This became effective July 1, 2015. You will receive a discount on this pass if you are a paid member of this club. You can find our club membership information here and you can find more details on the trail pass click here.
Welcome New Members
We would like to welcome our new members:
Mark Ledin, John Mead and Mark Misun. Thanks for your support.
Are you interested in becoming a member of our Club? It's easy! Click here to go to our Member Information page.
Special Thanks To Our Business Supporters
We would like to thank the following businesses for their continued support:
Valhalla Pub and Grub
Sell's Pine Creek Pit Stop
Tri Lakes Timbers Resort
Pine Cone Oly's
And we would like to welcome and thank Little Nikkis of Cornucopia.
Thank you all for your support!
Hats Off to Our Landowners!
Equally as important as our sponsors, we would be nothing if not for our local landowners that allow us access to their property in order to offer some of the best trails in Bayfield County!
Thanks to all who support our club!
Snowmobiling Safety Tips from the Wisconsin DNR
Zero alcohol keeps you safe on the trail. Drinking alcohol before snowmobiling or during your ride slows your reactions, impairs your judgment, and is a leading contributor to snowmobiling deaths. Last winter, alcohol was involved in 70 percent of the 23 snowmobiling fatalities. Join DNR in the international zero alcohol campaign that urges every snowmobiler to take personal responsibility for reducing alcohol-related crashes. Wisconsin conservation wardens will be handing out zero alcohol stickers to snowmobilers and asking you to display it.
Wisconsin's recreation safety specialists recommend you take these other precautions to stay safe on the trails this winter: Slow down. Speed is a contributing factor in nearly all fatal snowmobiling accidents. Drivers should proceed at a pace that will allow ample reaction time for any situation. Drive at moderate speeds, and drive defensively, especially after sunset. Carry a first-aid kit and dress appropriately, Your first-aid kit should include a flashlight, knife, compass, map, and waterproof matches. Always wear a helmet with goggles or a face shield to prevent injuries from twigs and flying debris. Wear layers of water-repellent clothing and make sure you have no loose ends that might catch in the machine or tangle in equipment. Avoid traveling across bodies of water when uncertain of ice thickness or water currents. Rapidly changing weather and moving water in streams and lake inlets also affect the thickness and strength of ice on lakes and ponds. Snow cover can act as a blanket and prevents thick strong ice from forming. Stay on marked trails or, where allowed, on the right shoulder of the road. Be alert for fences, tree stumps and stretched wire that may be concealed by snow. Never travel alone. Most snowmobile accidents result in personal injury. The most dangerous situations occur when a person is injured and alone. If you must travel alone, tell someone your destination, planned route, and when you will return.