2021 Badger State Winter Games Opening Ceremony
Snowmobile Torch Ride
This is your opportunity to be a part of something Special happening during the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Badger State Winter Games. The 2nd Annual Snowmobile Torch Ride will take place January 14& 15, 2021 and travel from Wausau to Eagle River. The torch will be traveling over 200 miles with various stops along the way for Torch Passing and Photo Opportunities. The BSG Torch will then light the Winter Games Caldron at the World Championship Derby Complex in conjunction with the Opening Ceremony of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. See more in the PDF below.
The WI DNR asks us to ride responsibly. Here is their press release.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 3, 2020
Contact: Lt. Martin R. Stone, DNR Off-Highway Vehicle Administrator
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DNR Reminds Snowmobilers To Ride Responsibly
With winter fast approaching, the DNR is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely. / Photo Credit: iStock/Bicho_raro
MADISON, Wis. – With winter fast approaching, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding snowmobilers to ride safely.
Wisconsin continues to offer some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around, especially in the northern part of the state. With more than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hitting the state’s 25,000 miles of groomed trails across the state each winter, safety is a critical part of the ride.
Snowmobiling got off to a deadly start at the beginning of the year. There were 19 snowmobile fatalities between January and March 2020, with three of those involving someone under the age of 18. As the snow begins to fly again, it’s important to think smart before you start.
“We’re fortunate to have access to incredible winter recreation opportunities across Wisconsin,” said DNR Conservation Warden Lt. Martin Stone. “But we have to remember to stay safe. Alcohol, excess speed, driver inexperience and operator error are the leading causes of snowmobile fatalities, so make sure to brush up on these safety rules and regulations before you head out this winter.”
Winter’s fluctuating temperatures, snowfalls and snowmelts have made for often-changing terrain and mixed conditions on snowmobile trails. The DNR does not monitor conditions and suggests snowmobilers contact local fishing clubs, snowmobile clubs or outfitters to inquire about the ice conditions.
The DNR reminds the public that any person who is at least 12 years old and who is born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 is required to have a valid Snowmobile Safety Certificate in order to operate a snowmobile in most areas. Operators must carry the certificate while riding and display it to a law enforcement officer when requested. View more snowmobile regulations here.
Ensure a safe and enjoyable season by following these tips:
ON THE TRAILS
For additional information on snowmobile safety classes, regulations, safety tips or to register your snowmobile, click here. The DNR wishes all winter recreationalists a safe and enjoyable ride.