N.E.W. LOW BUCK VINTAGE RIDERS NEWS January, 2018
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Happy New Year! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, but now that they’ve come and gone it’s time to think snowmobiling, right? The enclosed Calendar of Events includes our events and just a few non-club events as well. It’s almost impossible to list all the vintage related events going on! Vintage sure is popular and fun!
I’ve had several requests to clarify some information pertaining to the snowmobile Trail Pass. There is a separate registration program set up for sleds 35 years and older. Owners of sleds that are 35 years and older can register them as antiques and they are no longer required to display a trail pass; however, these sleds must display the antique registration decal prominently on both sides of the cowling. The “antique/vintage” registration can be done by going directly to the Wisconsin DNR Go Wild web site. This registration is not tied to club or AWSC membership and is handled directly through the DNR. It costs $20 the first year you register a sled as an antique but that is good for THREE YEARS. After that, it will cost just $5 to renew every 3 years after that. So it’s low buck to register your vintage sleds. If your registration stickers are “Antique” you don’t need the additional trail pass. To the point—sleds 35 years and older do not need a trail pass IF they display a current “Antique” registration sticker.
Now I realize that very few of our vintage enthusiasts ride only vintage sleds, all of the time, that the majority of us also own sleds newer than 35 years. These “modern” sleds need to display the proper current registration PLUS a current Trail Pass. Remember the Trail Pass is for one year only and must be applied for yearly. The cost of the trail pass is $10 p/year for a snowmobile registered and owned by a person who is a member of a snowmobile club which is affiliated with the AWSC. Passes can be ordered through the AWSC either by mail or on their web site www.awsc.org. Discounted trail pass order forms are included in the AWSC magazine sent to all members. You will need to supply your AWSC membership number and the sled’s WI registration number when you apply for the discounted trail pass. Trail passes are available at full price ($30) directly from the DNR for those owners who do not belong to a club and the AWSC. I’m sure this is all very confusing, but as we use the program it becomes easier to understand. If you have questions about the registration program, your NEWLBVR club membership or your AWSC membership, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help or point you in the right direction for the info you need. Call Patti, 715-324-6020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As current members of the AWSC, you are entitled to the $3000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance benefit provided for primary members, their spouse and their children under age 19. This benefit costs you nothing, it is complimentary to AWSC members. It is for an accident of any kind, not just snowmobile related, that results in death or the loss of a major limb. We hope no one will ever have to use this policy but it is a benefit you should know about. See the back side of your yellow AWSC membership card for more information.
The 14th Annual Show & Swap held on Dec. 2, 2017 was a successful fun event. A great deal of thanks go out to all the members who stepped up to help put the show together in such a short time. Without you there wouldn’t have been a show at all. Likewise, we can’t thank the Middle Inlet Fire Department enough for all they did to help with the setup, parking and traffic control. They took over a great deal of the work involved and things ran quite smoothly for the first year at a new location, none of us knowing what to expect. Swappers, sled displayers, and spectators were happy to support the Fire Dept. through generous donations and purchase of food & beverages and raffle tickets. There were 91 show sleds registered and a lot of happy people buying & selling in the swap area. The weather was just perfect! The 15th Annual NEWLBVR Show and Swap will be on December 1, 2018, location to be determined. Stay tuned for that info. A list of the trophy winners and the show sponsors are included with this newsletter. Please show your support for our sponsors by patronizing their business places. Again, my personal thanks to all who showed support for our efforts during a rough time. Fortunately, things are looking up!
PRESIDENT Jim Schuh 920-373-2748 email@example.com
VICE PRESIDENT Ryan Oswald 262-227-4252 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY Holly Molus 715-548-0870
TREASURER Patti Mullarky 715-324-6020 email@example.com
DIRECTOR Dave Rische 920-334-0099
MEMBERSHIPS Patti Mullarky715-324-6020 firstname.lastname@example.org
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N.E.W. LOW BUCK VINTAGE RIDERS 2018 CALENDAR OF CLUB EVENTS
Jan 13, 2018 Annual Hot Dog Ride @ 11 AM W11568 HWY 8, Dunbar WI
We’ll meet at the Dun-Good Riders Club Building in Dunbar and at 11:00 AM we’ll ride out into the woods, find a place to stop and have a nice warm bon fire to roast our hot dogs. After enjoying the dogs, beverages, comorrodiere and some BS, we’ll return to the club building. Ride will be about 20 miles total. Hot dogs and fixings will be furnished. Please bring your own choice of beverage. Kids are welcome! “Super Sleds” are welcome to come along but vintage is king on this ride. ATV’s & UTV’s are also OK because they are allowed on the Dun-Good trails. There is some parking for trucks and trailers at the building. Additional parking is available at the free Park & Ride just west of the club building, south of HWY 8 on Airport Road. After the ride we’ll stop by North Country Inn to warm up and have a few beverages and to eat if you’d like to do so. We will leave promptly at 11:00 AM so if you want to come along, be on time! For more information, contact Jim at 920-373-2748, email@example.com or Pat at 715-324-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP isn’t necessary but would be appreciated. Don’t need to be a member to ride along and you don’t need a vintage sled…but it’s more fun if you have one!
Jan 17, 2018 (Wednesday) Annual Sick Day 100 @9 AM Hwy 141 & Cty W, Crivitz WI
Unload sleds and start out at the Gateway Bar & Grill north parking lot. Park & Ride “R” on the Marinette County Snowmobile and ATV/UTV Trail Map. We will need to start the ride promptly at 9:00am so let’s be fueled up, fired up and ready to go! We’ll head out of Crivitz towards the west and get on Corridor 18W then take the trail south that goes to White Potato Lake. First gas stop opportunity will be the G3 Gas/Convenience Station right on the trail and on Hwy 64. Then we will continue south for a ways, then east towards Coleman. Gas available in Coleman as well. Then we’ll head south on Corridor 5 just several miles and have our Lunch stop at Ray’s Boneyard Saloon, which is right on the trail and also on the west side of Hwy 141. After lunch we can head towards the north on Corridor 5 which would take us to Coleman, then Pound and back to Crivitz. This is well under 100 miles total. However if we’re making good time and all is going well, we could take a more northeasterly (longer) route toward Loomis and then back on Corridor 18E to get back to Crivitz. As always those who wish to ride along with their Super Sleds are welcome to do so, however this ride will be run “Vintage” style. (LOL!) Riders are responsible for purchase of their own food & beverages. Contact Jeff Schwaller, 715-927-5160, email@example.com
Jan 27, 2018 Annual Richard Schmidt Memorial Vintage Sled Ride Poker Run W12784 Cty. Rd. W Crivitz WI.
Hosted by Lee Schmidt & Thunder Lake Lodge, in memory of his dad who was a longtime fire dept volunteer and one of the founding fathers of the Iron Snow Shoe Snowmobile Club. Thunder Lake Lodge is located 14 miles west of Crivitz on Cty Rd W, 715-757-2301 Bar opens at 9 AM, ride leaves at 10:30 AM, stops at Wheel Inn, DJ’s Rocky Top, Shoreline, books stamped at Thunder Lake Lodge upon return. $10 entry fee. 50% payout to winning hand at 4 PM. Raffles & 50/50 drawings. All proceeds benefit the Town of Stephenson Fire Dept. For information contact Lee Schmidt at 715-757-2301.
Feb 3, 2018 20th Annual 8-HI Brat Fry and Shrine “Piston Burner” Ride Dunbar WI
Riders will meet at and leave from the Dun-Good Riders Club Building at W11568 HWY 8 in Dunbar. We’ll leave at 11:00 AM and head over to Rocque’s 8-HI Club in Goodman to support the 20th Annual Brat Fry Fundraiser, proceeds go toward trail maintenance. After enjoying food, beverages, raffles and fun, we’ll head out to St. Hubert’s Shrine. After a stop at the Shrine to “refresh” ourselves and check the performance of our sleds, we’ll head back to Dunbar. This ride is a little longer but if you’d like to shorten it up, you can take the south trail back to Dunbar and not go to the Shrine at all. It’s your choice. There is some parking for trucks and trailers at the club building but there is also a free park & ride just west of the club building, south of HWY 8 on Airport Road. It’s all close to town for food, beverages, fuel and supplies. For more information contact Jim Schuh at 920-373-2748, firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pat at 715-324-6020, email@example.com. All ages of riders and sleds are welcome and ATV’s & UTV’s are OK too!
Feb 17, 2018 Club Ride to the Pemenee River Riders Brat Fry (More info TBA)
The plan is to meet up with the Pemenee River Riders in Dunbar and trail ride with them back to their club building at W8078 Rifle Range Road in Pembine for their brat fry. Food, beverages, raffles & fun! More details will be announced soon. Watch our web site, www.newlowbuckvintageriders.com our Face Book page and check your email for updates. The Pemenee club building is accessible by car and is right on the trail for sleds. Details TBA
Club Meeting Schedule: TBA. Dates will be posted on the web site, Face Book page and emailed to members
Jan 20th– Dairyland Vintage Snowmobile Show 9AM-2PM @ Wally’s Seymour Bowl, 119 Lake Road, Seymour WI. Call Dan 920-680-3230 or Del, 920-585-4587
Jan 26th – 28th Waconia Ride-in 2018 Waconia MN
Jan 27th- Vintage Snowmobile Rally & Ride 11 AM New Franken Sportsmen’s Club, 281 N New Franken Rd. New Franken WI Contact Randy Nemetz, 920-655-1830, Rnemetz@baycomwi.com
Jan 27th-Jesse Roman Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride, Sayner WI Call Kelly, 715-536-9845
Feb 3rd-Lakeshore Area Vintage Snowmobile Association Radar Runs 8AM West Alaska Lake, Kewaunee
Feb 3rd– Medford WI Tired Iron Vintage Riders Snowmobile Show & Ride 715-427-5441
Feb 3rd-15th Annual Deerbrook Bridge Runners Classic Cruise Quinn’s Bar, Neva WI 715-350-1731