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Raffle Winners & Details

On Saturday, March 21st, I finally got a chance to meet the winner of the snowmobile raffle. Sheryl Ill and her husband Jeff drove up from Naperville Illinois to claim their prize. The winning ticket was one of ten tickets, distributed to her by our club, to either sell or purchase. Sheryl said she is very excited to finally have her own sled! The Ski-Doo MXZ TNT 850 E-Tec snowmobile was provided by Lakeland Powersports.

The 2nd place winning ticket was sold by Don & Judy Krush at the St. Germain flea market to Tim Wetzel of Hampshire Illinois. He’s now the proud owner of a two place Triton Trailer, donated by Tony and Rochelle Priesgen.

The two 3rd place prizes, both $1,000 gift certificates (one from R & R Motorsports and the other from Ryden Marine/Minocqua Yamaha) were won by Joe Serreno of Birnamwood Wisconsin and Bob Guzzetta of Rockford Illinois. Joe purchased his ticket while attending Beef-A-Rama and Bob bought his ticket from Gary & Jan Homuth at the St. Germain flea market.

The 4th place prize, a Modine Hot Dawg garage heater, donated by Jay Saunders of HVAC Plus, was won by Mark McDonald of Tomahawk Wisconsin. He purchased his ticket while visiting the Idle Hour Resort, one of our Map Ad sponsors.

On behalf of the Minocqua Forest Riders SC, I would like to congratulate all of this year’s raffle winners! To everyone who either purchased tickets, sold tickets on behalf of the club or volunteered to sell tickets at special events, Thank You! . A big shout out goes to the Rustic Pines Pub for hosting the raffle drawing and to our other Map Ad Sponsors who are willing to sell tickets at their place of business. Finally, thank you Steve Shanks, Susie Ramirez and all the other members of the Raffle Committee for making this such a successful fundraiser for our club.

Curt Christensen

3/17 Membership Meeting Cancellation

March 16, 2020

Dear Club Member,
Today I’m sad to announce that we’re postponing tomorrow’s Membership meeting and final meeting of the season, due to the precautionary measures we’re all being asked to take, to slow the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Today Governor Evers announced a ban on mass gatherings of 50 or more people, effective at midnight tonight.  At this time, the meeting is postponed indefinitely until health officials give us the okay to once again meet with large numbers of people in attendance. Christie, the owner of Bitters & Bull has extended an invitation to our club to reschedule our meeting at a later date. This could be as early as late April or possibly during
the summer months.

At this time, we’re still planning on having our annual Membership Appreciation Dinner, to be held at Norwood Pines Supper Club on Wednesday, May 6th. This is a By Invitation Only event and more information will be forthcoming in April.

Curt Christensen
Club President

Public Service Announcement – Oneida County Snowmobile Trails Closing

PO BOX 400

Public Service Announcement

(715) 369-6318 Fax

DATE: March 9, 2020
TO: News Media (And Other Interested Persons)
FROM: Oneida County Forestry Department
RE: Oneida County Snowmobile Trail System

Due to the recent warm temperatures and rapidly deteriorating trail conditions, all snowmobile trails in Oneida County will officially close for the season at 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

The Oneida County Forestry Department would like to thank all the snowmobile clubs and volunteers for their work in keeping our trails in great shape.

Contact Information:
Oneida County Forestry Department, 715-369-6140
Oneida County Snowmobile Council President, Jim Wendt 715-891-1610

2020 – 0309 – Snowmobile Trails Close PSA – View PDF

Upcoming Events

Sep 07

Labor Day

September 7
Sep 15

Board of Directors Meeting

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sep 26
Oct 17

Monthly Membership Meeting

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oct 20

Board of Directors Meeting

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Equipment Maintenance Work Nights


Contact: Bruce LaRose - blarose@newnorth.net

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.

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!!!