By Eric Fischer
Not having the necessary permits and equipment while riding ATVs could lead to fines and/or injury, as ATV trails open soon. ATV and UTV riders born after January 1st, 1988 must have completed an ATV safety course and all ATVs and UTVs must display the side decals from the DNR as well as a license plate on the rear of the vehicle. In terms of safety, Kelly Froelich of the Baylake ATV Club, says wearing the proper clothing and equipment can be a major factor in preventing injuries.
Froelich also mentions the Riverview ATV Park with 20 miles of trails will open May 12th. There is no charge to use the trail but there is a donation drop to cover trail maintenance costs.