Review these trail etiquette and group riding guidelines to help improve your trail riding experience.
Local clubs are the heart of any outdoor recreation system. The trail ambassador program in Wisconsin encourages participation from local clubs. We are very proud to have 15 active trail ambassador members in Turf and Tundra.
The trail ambassador program provides a presence on the trail systems with volunteers to reassure the public there is a group watching over them and the trail system they are enjoying.
From reporting dangerous conditions on the trail system, to talking with riders about how to enjoy their sport while taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves are few of the many duties of a trail ambassador. If you have an interest, you can learn more at www.trailambassador.com. If you would like to speak to one of our club ambassadors you can email Garry or Eric.
Should you come across an emergency situation on the trail, call 911 and assist if possible. Once first responders are onsite, you might consider assisting with traffic or securing the site.
If you run across some bad behavior on the trail you can text our lead ambassador at 651-470-3904 and he will contact the Local Sheriff or DNR Officer.
When you are allowed to operate my all terrain vehicle (ATV)/utility vehicle (UTV)?
When You May Not Operate Your ATV/UTV
Other Rules & Regulations
Anyone who operates an ATV on public riding areas – e.g. trails, frozen waters, routes, permitted county and/or forest lands in Wisconsin – who is at least age 12 years of age and who was born on or after Jan. 1, 1988, must have completed a safety certification course. These ATV operators must carry their safety certification card and they must display it to law enforcement officers when requested.
Anyone is eligible to take the class and receive a safety education completion certificate. For children under 12 years of age, the certificate does not become valid until the child reaches 12. Students with special needs must contact the instructor at least two weeks in advance of the course to request special accommodations.
Instruction emphasizes laws and regulations, ethics, personal safety and the proper use of all-terrain vehicles. The course requires a minimum of six hours and can be taken in a traditional classroom or competed online. The estimated cost for a class is $10 for classroom and $36 for online.
For more information go to the Wisconsin DNR website.
Turf & Tundra works to ensure that trails are in good riding condition. We are always looking for volunteers who can commit to a section of trail to groom, mow and/or grade. We get reimbursed for the hours that our club volunteers work from the state. This helps to pay for our equipment, upkeep and fuel we use to keep the trails groomed. If you are volunteering or are interested in doing so, reach out to Dan Bullis with any questions at 605.212.9926 or email:
Our club ensures the trails are maintained and there is a lot more than just grooming to keep the trails maintained. We need volunteers to keep the brush down, do tree trimming, clean up after storms, add and replace signs, etc. This is another area that our volunteers donate their time and the club is reimbursed for those hours which keeps the equipment in working condition. Duane Staehnke is our Trail Maintenance Coordinator contact him at 651.494.4668 or email
To ensure that we are reimbursed for all the volunteer hours, our volunteers need to record there time. The PDF forms to record this information are listed below and can be downloaded. One is the Trail Grooming Form and the other is for Trail Maintenance Form. There is also a DNR PDF Form which is optional to use in place of the other forms but has to be completed online, it does populate for you. It is very important the forms are turned in by the end of the month to Ron Sager his number is 763.331.5646 you can text or email the form to: