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AWSC Trail Passes / Membership Renewal Reminder

Dear Members:

December seems to have arrived!  Trail opening is still looking like it’s going to be a bit in the future, but it’s now time to renew your memberships so that you have your trail passes ready when the time comes!

Just a reminder, you must belong to a snowmobile club and AWSC to order discounted trail passes at $10 per sled.  If you do not belong to both, they are $30 per sled.

When you renew your Minocqua Forest Riders membership and plan to order a discounted trail pass through AWSC, make sure to select the option “Renew w/AWSC $37”.  Until the trails open, your information will be submitted to AWSC on the 1st and 15th of the month. The day after each of the submissions, you can apply for your trail passes through AWSC.org.

Your AWSC number can be found on your Wisconsin Snowmobile News magazine or the AWSC website has a member inquiry tab to look up your number. New members generally take 3 days to become activated.

Any questions or problems, please send us an email at:  minocquaforestriders@gmail.com.

Think snow!!

Groomer Operator Organizational Meeting

On Saturday, December 5, there will be an organizational Groomer Operator Team meeting at Norwood Pines Supper Club at 10:00 AM (10171 WI Hwy 70 W, Minocqua).

Some of you have previously been contacted regarding the meeting but we are also reaching out to the rest of the club.  If you are interested, please respond either to this email or to Dave Hermes at: dnherm@comcast.net and indicate one of these options:

I plan to attend and will bring my signed forms with me (forms will be provided at the meeting if you can’t print them at home)
I can’t attend the meeting, but it’s my intention to be a member of the Groomer Operator Team (forms can either be dropped off at Rynders Companies, emailed if you have scanning capability or brought to a follow-up meeting).
I am not able to groom on a regular basis, but would like to help out on a limited bases (forms still need to be submitted and attendance at the meeting is recommended).
Attached below are the following forms for you to fill out and bring to the meeting:

Employee Application
Operator Preference Document
Also attached below are general information documents that will be discussed at the meeting:

Bylaw Policy
General Information
Equipment Manager Responsibilities (the ones highlighted reference operators)
Social distancing and mask wearing is recommended during the meeting.

We hope to see you on Saturday,

Grooming Supervisors (Bob Rynders, Dave Hermes & Tom Teichmiller)

Employee Application Form
Groomer Operator Preference Sheet
Groomer Operator By-Law Policy
Groomer Operator General Information
Equipment Manager Responsibilities

MFR Merchandise PopUP Shop Now Open (Through Nov. 20, 2020)

Hello fellow club members!

With winter just around the corner here in the Northwoods, it’s time to clear the trails of debris, tune up the groomers and dust off the snowmobiles. Not to mention, unpack all the gear and ensure you’ve got your trail pass. So what’s missing off your to do list? How about supporting your snowmobile club by purchasing one of our branded apparel items? That’s right! The MFR PopUP shop is now open and will remain open until Friday, November 20th.

We’ve added a few new items; Balaclava, Navy Ball Cap, Short Sleeve Tee and new Zip-Up Pullovers that we hope you like and have kept some of the favorites. Same as last year, you will need to order online with a credit card and your items will be made to order and shipped the week of December 14th so you’ll have in time for Christmas.

A portion of the sales from this online PopUP shop does come back to the club, so your purchases really do matter.

Here’s the link https://mfrstore.overturestore.com or you can go to the club website https://minocquaforestriders.org and select the “merchandise” drop-down.

Thanks much and happy shopping!

Your MFR Merchandise Team

Upcoming Events

Sat 05

Groomer Operator Team Meeting

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 10


December 10 - December 11
Tue 15

AWSC Information Is Submitted

December 15 - December 16
Tue 15

Board of Directors Meeting

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 25


December 25 - December 26
Jan 01


January 1, 2021 - January 2, 2021

166 Miles of Groomed Trails

Help Support Our Trails

The Minocqua Forest Riders maintain over 166 miles of snowmobile trails in the area. We have members throughout Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as from many other areas all over Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. These  Legendary Northwood Trails are groomed several times a week with a priority for weekend traffic.  Our trail system connects Minocqua to Price County (Pike Lake Area) on the west, north to Lac Du Flambeau (Lake of The Torches Casino and Resort), East to Minocqua, Woodruff, and Lake Tomahawk, and south to the Willow Flowage Area!!!

Equipment Maintenance Work Nights

Contact: Danny Ziehmke - interstateaggregate@gmail.com / Cell:  608.209.8505

We had a good turnout for our first night at the groomer shed.  Our groomers are ready to go!  Thank you to all who came out to help.  There will not be a worknight the week of the 9th, but we will have one the week of the 14th - date TBD.


In support of our motto, “GROOMING FOR YOU IS WHAT WE DO”, the Minocqua Forest Riders remain committed to manage and maintain our scenic trails. To this end, there is a variety of equipment necessary to accomplish this annual responsibility. Current club equipment values $800,000. Maintaining this investment is important to ensure annual trail preparation and continued maintenance throughout the season.