The Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club and the Red Arrow Snowmobile-ATV Club held a DNR Snowmobile Safety Course on November 4th. The class was held at the Townsend Town Hall and attracted students from multiple Wisconsin Counties. Lead Instructor was Brian Fitzpatrick. Instructors Diane Fitzpatrick, Jim Wisneski, Sandy Wagner, and Rick Van Asten led the one-day classroom course, and were extremely pleased with the attentiveness and participation of the students. It was clearly obvious that the students had prepared for the class. DNR Conservation Warden Jamin Leuzzo provided a slide presentation that addressed relevant information as identified in the Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws (LE-201).
29 students passed the exam and have successfully completed the DNR Snowmobile Safety Course. Class participants included: Morgan Arnoldussen, Talulah Banie, Gaven Bastian, Julian Benzschawel, Ayla Coumbo, Dominic DiMaggio, Carter Hochkammer, Connor Ingram, Parker Jenerou, Danielle Lehman, Bryent Magnin, Allison Malueg, Logan Nikolai, Reilly Ouradnik, Pryce Peterson, Quinn Pick, Madilyn Powers, Taylor Powers, Teagan Powers, Mikelah Powers, Maverick Reynolds, Waylon Rine, Cara Sauter, Corinne Sauter, Dominic Treichel, Colin VanVonderen, Kolton Voigt, Ella Wallace, and Ashlyn Wickman.
Individuals born after January 1, 1985, must complete the course to drive a snowmobile legally in Wisconsin. An on-line version is available through the DNR for students at least 16 years of age. However, all students are encouraged to take the classroom version for better insight into the sport. Instructors stressed the importance of the reading the Owner’s Manual for their sled and reading Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws (LE-201).
Congratulations to all the graduates and their parents who encouraged them to take the course. The Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club has been serving the Lakewood area for over 50 years. The Red Arrow Snowmobile-ATV Club has been serving the Townsend area since 1968.