Conover hasn’t yet decided whether to change course on its plan for a federally-funded bike and snowmobile trial.
The Conover Town Center was packed and tempers flared last night during a special town board meeting called to discuss allowing ATVs on part of the trail route.
An ATV trail in Conover would connect trails between Eagle River and Phelps. But silent sport enthusiasts were concerned that motorizing the trail would be a danger to bikers, pedestrians, and equestrians alike.
Vilas County is likely to see ATVs on some stretches of county property.
The Vilas county board voted 14-5 last night to approve an ordinance which will allow the town of Phelps to use a section of County Highway A to extend town ATV trails. The decision effectively overturns a 2004 referendum vote in which a majority wanted no county ATV trails, as well as a subsequent county board resolution banning ATVs on county properties and roads.
The Vilas county board voted 15-4 last night to amend the county's land use plan to allow motorized trails on county land and roads. The vote is a victory for those seeking to overturn a 2004 referendum vote where a majority wanted no county ATV trails and a subsequent county board resolution banning ATV's on county properties and roads.
With ATV deaths hitting a high mark this year, ATV safety certification may be more important than ever.
Oneida County Sheriff’s Department helps put on ATV safety classes four times a year. Deputy Brad Fogerty says his classes emphasize rules and regulations.
“Rules of the road. And what causes the majority of the crashes. In every class I pull out the fatality sheet, and we actually go through each of them, and look at, this is how people are getting hurt, this is how people are dying riding an ATV. And a lot of it is just basic safety rules.