9th Annual Great Northern Trail Ride
Mole Lake, WI
On August 18th – 20th WOHVA hosted our 9th Annual Great Northern Trail Ride (GNTR). This year was another record year for participation with 56 vehicles and over 100 attendees in all. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans.
The event started out with tech inspection and trail sign up on Thursday afternoon. WOHVA provided a brat and burger stand to welcome visitors and members alike. This was a great opportunity for all to mingle and get to know each other.
Friday the dust was held down by an overnight rain on Thursday evening. After a brief drivers meeting and the Pledge of Allegiance it was time to hit the trails. At noon all groups assembled at the ATV parking area for a build your own deli sandwich bar with all the fixin’s. After the trail rides were done we all gathered for a great dinner provided by the Mole Lake Lodge staff, followed by some refreshments and stories in the Rice Lake lounge.
Saturday was another story. Again the rain came Friday evening and Saturday Morning, Saturday mid-morning, Saturday noon, well you get the picture! Unfortunately WOHVA had to cancel the trail rides for the afternoon at the lunch stop. This was due to our commitment to the principles of Treadlightly®! and our respect for the access we have to the tribal lands.
Finally but not least, the event was wrapped up with a dinner banquet with sponsor raffles to follow. This year we had one sponsor in particular step up big time, Todd Secore from Toys for Trucks donating over $1300 in prize donations. The grand prize was a 9000lb winch donated by 4X4 Forever. A HUGE Thank You to all the sponsors! With all prizes in total there was about a 50% chance of walking away with something.
A big Thanks to Joel Kasper, event coordinator and his team for this year’s GNTR’s success!
Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual GNTR. Plans are already being made to make next year’s event the biggest and best yet!
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations