The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association’s 10th Annual Great Northern Trail Ride was a resounding success. This year’s event was held at a new venue, Apple Valley Farms Off-Road Park near New Auburn, WI. WOHVA partnered with RPM4X4.com to host this truly awesome event exclusively for the GNTR.
The event details included a Friday check in with an opportunity for participants to mingle. Camping on site was included in the registration fee. There is 50 acres of rolling hills and secluded nooks to choose your perfect campsite. Saturday trail rides were provided by WOHVA’s professionally trained and experienced trail guides. This was followed by a pig roast dinner and raffle prizes from our generous sponsors. The evening was concluded with a camp fire. Have you ever been to a camp fire where the wood is loaded and reloaded several times with a skidder? Let’s just say it was HUGE! Sunday many of the participants went out with WOHVA trail guides for an impromptu trail ride.
WOHVA would like to thank Apple Valley Farms Off-Road Park for their warm hospitality in allowing WOHVA to host this event. These guys are awesome!
WOHVA also throws out a huge thank you to our sponsors, Del City (delcity.net) Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts (4XSHAFT.com) Drive Train Specialists (drivespecialists.com) Warn (warn.com) and Roadside Four Wheelers.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the 3rd weekend of Aug for next year’s event. This is sure to be bigger and better than ever!
The WI DNR has open hearings scheduled for the public to provide input on the Recreational Opportunities Analysis project. If you are interested in providing your thoughts and experiences pertaining to outdoor recreation, please consider attending the open houses and completing the online feedback opportunities below. The comment period for these two regions will run through September 8th at midnight.
With little to no 4WD trails in Wisconsin, it's imperative we attend these meetings and provide feedback. WOHVA has been attending and commenting on this project since it's inception, including having the project coordinator, Cameron Bump as a presenter at our OHV Workshop and Membership Meetings back in April.
Welcome to the New WOHVA website. For those that visit us regularly, you no doubt have noticed the change. If you are seeing this for the first time Welcome.
We will be continuing to update the site over the next few months as we finish our refined marketing strategy.
This is also a good opportunity to remind everyone of WOHVA's Great Northern Trail Ride commonly referred to as the GNTR. This year for the 10th Anniversary we are holding it at a new venue, Apple Valley Farms, New Auburn, WI (just north of Eau Claire, WI.). WOHVA has exclusive access to this Off-Highway trail riding area for this event.
We will have guided rides on Saturday, followed by a old fashioned pig roast & bonfire big enough for the space shuttle to see! Not to worry there will be plenty of prizes donated by our generous sponsors DelCity, Tom Woods, Drive Train Specialists & Toys for trucks. Sunday the park is open only to our participants to explore on your own. You can go hit your favorite spots, try the challenge you passed on Saturday or hit the pasture trail and pet the cows, yes pet cows!
Be sure to register soon. We are filling up quickly. Lodging outside of rough camping on site is limited. There is a link to local amenities on the itinerary.
The itinerary and registration can be found on the Home page and a registration button is in the upper right corner.
Hope to see you there
WOHVA Trail Guides just finished trail development for the 10th Annual Great Northern Trail Ride. We have something for everyone. Whether a novice driver or if this is your first time off road to the more experienced trail rider, you won’t be disappointed!
Description on the facilities. Camping on site is included in the admission. The camping area is 40+ acres of primitive camping consisting rolling hills with wooded tree lines and shade trees scattered throughout. There is no power available but generators are welcome. We can accommodate everything from tents to full size motor coaches. There is a rustic shower facility for a hot shower at the end of the day. There is also hotels nearby that are OHV friendly http://www.chetek.com/motels.htm As always we will have an RTI Ramp and Air Compressors available.
Saturday evening festivities start with an old fashioned pig roast, followed by a raffle drawing with tons of prizes from our generous sponsors Del City, Drive Train Specialists, Tom Woods, Warn and WOHVA supporting club Roadside Four Wheelers. We will also have a 50/50 raffle for a cash payout. After the drawing there will be a HUGE camp fire!!!!
Sunday join WOHVA Trail Guides for an open trail riding day to explore the areas you passed on Saturday or a chance to retry that obstacle you said “if only “ at the camp fire Saturday night.
PRE-REGISTARTION ENDS AUG 6TH 2017!
Recently WOHVA has been participating with a newly created Jeep enthusiast group in the Wrangler Riders. The Wrangler Riders is currently based in Sheboygan WI with the vision to go global utilizing local chapters across the US.
Wrangler Riders is an association formed by Ryan Harden. Ryan has a diverse background in OHV recreation with ATV, UTV, OHM and now 4WD’s. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge in social media outreach, promotional experience and a passion to expand our sport we’ve not seen for some time.
A couple weeks back the Wrangler Riders had their first “Meet & Greet” held at Randel’s Custard in Sheboygan. From there we enjoyed a beautiful ride through the Elkhart lake area in route to the Northern Kettle Moraine where we hit some off pavement roads through the woods. WOHVA was proud to be part of this event.
Thanks to Ryan, the Wrangler Riders has secured some trail riding opportunities in the Manitowoc WI area. This summer there will be some trail building and general trail riding opportunities. Please check us out at www.wranglerriders.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wranglerriders/