Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance Annual dinner – Monday,
Thanks To everyone for the Fun Run Success!
Thank you to all who participated in our 6th Annual Fun Run on Saturday, January 25. We had about 60 riders who braved the brutal cold and most made it to all 9 stops. Also thank you to all the establishments who supported the run: Pub-N-Grub, Patsy's Bar, Battle Axe Saloon, Ino Bar, Tri-Lakes Timbers, Woody's Food & Spirits, Pine Creek Pit Stop, Village Inn and Pine Cone Oly's. The winners of the poker hand were:
1st Place - Bobbie Jo Jonas
2nd Place - Dan Truchon
3rd Place - Jeff Mashlan
We would also like to give a big "Thank You" to the following businesses who donated door prizes for the evening:
Hugo's of Washburn
Leino's Gas & Goods
Holiday Gas Station
North Cost Coffee
Washburn Snowmobile Club
Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month September through April. Locations vary. Meetings start at 6:00 pm.
Need a Cabin to Rent?
Check out the Valhalla Cabins in the Bayfield County Snowbelt region and ride the Valhalla Hills and some of the finest trails in Northern Wisconsin. These cabins have 2 private bedrooms with all the comforts of home! 24/7 gas and great food and drinks right next door. Please call 715 292-7546 for information and reservations. Groomed trail access starts right from your door! We have great snow conditions this year with hundreds of miles of groomed trails and forest roads just waiting for you! Call today as with the great conditions out there they will book fast.
When calling for reservations, please request the "Bayfield" or "Chequamegon" cabins.
Thank you for your business and please ride safe!
New! Tales from the Trails
We've added a new page to our website called Tales from the Trails. This is where you will find stories about trips on the trails submitted by members and visitors. We're sure everyone will have stories to share. Click here to go to the Trail Tales page.
Our Business Supporters
Please patronize these special area businesses that support our club!
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.