Wisconsin OHM/DS Motorcyclists - Trail and Legislative Issues

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  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Just a reminder that you must have an OHM sticker to ride trails in Wisconsin. For now, this also includes trails that have their own local sticker. The requirement to have both stickers can change as we evolve with the program. For now, remember that you will need local stickers in addition to the WI OHM sticker at places like Jackson and Clark Counties and the Cheese Country Trail. Recreation deputies and wardens are aware of this requirement and will look for proper stickers in the trail.
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  2. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Very excited for the future with the new legislation... the club I am in maintains the Nemadji trail system and there is plan to expand the system with the new money and club members working together MN/WI clubs.
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  3. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Trouble maker

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    I'm happy to report after mailing in my out of state sticker application along with a personal check for 30.00 and a copy of my bill of sale showing sales tax had been paid upon purchase of the bike, 4 weeks later I have my stickers!

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  4. spudboy52

    spudboy52 Talks to Strangers

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    I spent Saturday and Sunday helping the Langlade County Area Mountain Bike Association construct mountain bike trails at Veteran's Memorial Park just north of Antigo. I didn't realize everything that went into the process, e.g. DNR preliminary route inspection and approval, clearances to wet lands, and silt curtain installation on slopes to prevent runoff to wetlands. The group has quite a good system, a 4' mini-bulldozer, followed by a small tractor with a 4' wide roto-tiller, then we destoned, derooted, and brushed the trail. I didn't know what a grub hoe was until yesterday. Later this week a 4' wide compactor will follow. The initial goal is 8 miles of trail by late this summer. Any groups building trails have my complete admiration. It is just a lot of grunt work!
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  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Things are moving again with the Recreation Opportunities Analysis the DNR is pursuing. The next two regions to be considered are the Great Northwest Region (Ashland, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Bayfield, Sawyer, Burnett, Washburn, Douglas) and Upper Lake Michigan Coastal Region (Brown, Manitowoc, Door, Marinette, Kewaunee, Oconto). As before, I'll provide detailed written input to the DNR. There will also be some public comment periods for people to express their desires and concerns. As before, I'll announce these opportunities here so that people can comment. We made a good showing last time. I'll also coordinate with WDSR regarding the NE and NWTR (Eau Claire Club) about the NW to ensure we have a well developed and uniform message with our input. To refresh your memory, this is a project that looks at all existing opportunities in a region (fed/state/county/private) and then identifies what opportunities need to be further developed (like off-highway motorcycle trails). More to come on this sometime soon.
  6. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    Finally got around to ordering my Wisconsin OHV sticker today. Let the fun begin! :ricky
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  7. jeepjake01

    jeepjake01 Adventurer

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    Gear shift on the right? I was informed of other errors on the ohm part of the online course.[​IMG]

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  8. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    The DNR purchases these courses from vendors. They don't develop them in the agency. I hope that this bit of misinformation didn't cause a major problem for you. :D I'll pass these things on to the program manager from the DNR.
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    jeepjake01 Adventurer

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    No problems, this was the easiest way for me to pass along the information.

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  10. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    The AMA Eagles educational program is now available on-line and free to AMA members. The curriculum includes information about the AMA and includes valuable training and information related to being a motorcycling advocate. You initially complete a core program. After that you can select the riding, rights, or racing track to complete the on-line training. There is a leadership component that is a little more involved. I've completed the program myself. In addition to my other roles, I also serve as the State Chapter Coordinator for Wisconsin for the AMA - the first coordinator to be selected for this new national program. I can assure you that anyone that will or wants to be involved with helping to preserve or advance motorcycle recreation will find the AMA EAGLES knowledge, tools, and resources valuable. If you are an AMA member, visit: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/For-Members/AMA-EAGLES . If you are not a member but are interested in the program, join the AMA and then enroll in this free training program. We need to build our ranks with informed advocates that can help us improve our posture going forward. There is more information about the program in the July issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine.
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  11. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Flight for Life flew a nine-year-old boy to Children's Hospital after he crashed his dirt bike at the ATV park in Fond du Lac Saturday afternoon. Fire Department officials say the boy lost control of his bike and hit his head when he crashed. He was wearing a helmet, but briefly lost consciousness. An ambulance took him to the helicopter hangar and he was flown to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee with a possible head injury. The accident at the park at 81 Warehouse Court was reported at 1:12 p.m.
  12. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    Stupid question incoming:

    I received my OHV sticker(s) in the mail today. I say "stickerS" because there are two green ones: one with the VIN and OM number, and another one that just says "VOID" in black letters.

    What is the VOID sticker for?
  13. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Cannon may be along to correct me, but my guess is the system is designed to print pairs of stickers per assigned registration number...one for each side of an ATV or boat. So rather than print two for a motorcycle...for which only one is needed, one is simply voided out.
  14. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    Makes sense to me. I'll await a reply from Sir Cannon before I stick anything anywhere.
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    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    My VOID ones are stuck on various cabinets in my shop. :lol3
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  16. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Taco is correct. When I worked on the law, I wanted a single sticker and the flexibility to mount it where it would be visible to account to variances in plastics on bikes.
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  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    I've been spending some time putting together some more material for the DNR to make sure that nothing bad happens to the tracks I have that we ride in the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. I don't want to get into a bunch of details, but there are some changes afoot that have the potential to cause a problem for us if they are not carefully managed. Even though I have been working pretty hard to keep us solid through the Road Study and the Recreation Opportunities Analysis, I am a little disappointed (but not surprised) that despite all the previous work, some things didn't take like they should have. The most recent effort, that I just wrapped up and sent off tonight, should serve us well. Pretty frustrating and even a little scary because it demonstrates the need to very actively participate in this stuff or potentially suffer some loss because someone didn't get the word or doesn't understand the issues.
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  18. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I got a cool new sticker in the mail today!

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    It adheres nicely on multi-cylindered machines, too, and not just dualsports and dirtbikes. Got one for your big bike yet? :deal
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  19. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    At the recent State Trails Council meeting, we had some briefings on a national award winning trail project in Jackson County. Then we were able to arrange to take the council and some other officials on a tour of some of the trails in the area and talk about features, maintenance, design, and the like. Jon Schweitzer of Jackson County was a presenter and our guide on the tour. Some silent sports members of the council saw first hand what motorized recreation and the relat...ed trails are like. Clearly, people have a better understanding of what things are REALLY like. I've always said that greater understanding leads to greater acceptance and I think it holds true here as well. Some ATV folks from our motorized family provided some UTVs to transport council members and officials on the tour. Many thanks to Randy Harden and Hank Wozniel at WATVA for their contributions in support of this event which is in support of motorized recreation in general It is good that the ATV and OHM folks can work together to improve our lot. As it should be.

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    pigjockey Hognuts the T-bagger

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    Are they bitten by the bug too participate in riding? Great job to all those involved!!