Kettle Moraine 
ATV Association
P.O. Box 442
West Bend, WI 53095-0442

Washington County, WI
For a printable calendar please click HERE

DETAILS FOR TYPICAL KMATVA RIDES

Bring your own lawn chairs

FRIDAY


  • Plan your driving to arrive at the hotel by 10:00am. Better early then late.

  • We should be able to check into our rooms and be ready to ride by 11:00am

  • There are plenty of food, drink, and gas stops along the day, but bringing a drink or 2 won't hurt cause there will be a few trail side stops as well. We try to stop at a tavern for drinks and bathrooms but not always.

  • The ride plan will be determined the day of but we typically have lunch on the trail and back to the hotel by 6:00pm

  • We will meet up with any late arrivals and have dinner together somewhere around 6:30.

  • After dinner is lounging around together so hence the lawn chairs.

  • There is usually a tavern in walking distance for those who want to dance the night away.


SATURDAY


  • For those who want breakfast, please do so by 7:30am at a nearby cafe.

  • The main ride for the day will head out at 8:30am from the hotel. Only coming for the day, be ready by 8:30am

  • Please be aware with a big group, anyplace you go for lunch will be an hour, so please be   p-a-t-i-e-n-t. We know it stinks, but small town establishments have small town staff.

  • We will ride until about 6:00pm as Friday and have dinner together after the ride, and sometimes ice cream after dinner.

  • After dinner is lounging around together so hence the lawn chairs.


SUNDAY (HOLIDAY SUNDAYS DO VARY)


  • Most load up Saturday night and simply head out on their own Sunday morning.

  • Those who ride Sunday will leave very early to be back by 11:00am




IMPORTANT GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW


  • You are representing KMATVA in the scrutinizing eyes of the public so please remember to always stay on the far side of the trail or road route, obey the speed limits, and be respectful.


  • If an atv on the trail, or a vehicle on a road, approaches you from behind, please be respectful and slow down and pull off to the side when it is safe to do so to let them pass. Do not wait for the leader to pull over since the leader will be the last one to notice someone from behind.


  • Hand signals are very important to let on coming riders know how many people are yet to come, especially the leader and the last. Only if you are comfortable in doing so, let the on coming traffic know how many machines are behind you.


  • Wait for the person behind you at a turn. With dust comes a natural separation. There seems to be a tendency to keep up to the person in front of you cause you don't want to get lost. The reality is to keep an eye on the person behind to keep them from getting lost. Enjoy the clear air when you get it, and NEVER make a turn unless the person behind you is stopped and waiting for the person behind them. This is where most of our problems have occurred. If someone in front of you is waiting for you, please stop and wait for the person behind you. We will have catch up points every so often to bunch everyone up.


  • If you are lost, DON'T PANIC. Missing an arrow, following the wrong dust, or simply not paying attention, is a very common occurrence. With experience comes the instinctive feeling you know when you are lost, and there may be a few of you lost together. It happens to the best of them. All you have to do is STOP, wait for anyone behind you to catch up, and go back to the last intersection you physically saw the person ahead of you. On the flip side, if you are waiting a long time for the person behind you, and they never show, go back to the last spot you physically saw them. Bingo, you two have found each other. Very simple. NEVER head to the next meeting location even if you know how to get there since half the group will be backtracking looking for you.


  • If your machine is having a problem, just stop. Don't ruin your machine to keep pace. If you want the group to stop soon, but not urgent (like to put on or take off a jacket), wait to the catch up point and hold up your hand in the universal stop signal. Need a bathroom stop, at a catch up point, hold up either 1 or 2 fingers to let the leader know the degree of your bathroom urgency to find the next available bathroom.


In an effort to allow people to ride in the group they will feel more comfortable in, we are going to ride in 2 different groups.

A casual ride which will ride a little slower and shorter, will be shown in GREEN ITALIC on this calendar. Then there is the little faster and farther ride which will be in RED BOLD on the calendar. The rides in BLUE will have both groups staying together, having breakfast, dinner, and spending the evening together, but riding separate. This will hopefully make for a more enjoyable riding experience for everyone regardless of your riding style.

DATE

EVENT

WHERE TO STAY

DETAILS

7/17/20

to

7/19/20

Langlade County Ride


Staying at the Trail Inn on Pelican Lake. Located at 

717 Hwy 45 S. in Pelican Lake

715-487-5280

(this is a budget  hotel which does not have AC)

Check Pelican Lake Chamber at www.PelicanLakeWi.org for more options.

If Motel is full, there are many cabins for rent on Pelican Lake such as Chet and Emil's resort located at 507 Shariden Dr (off Hwy G). 715-487-5512. 

7/31/20

To

8/2/20

Derrick's

Picnic

Ride


Staying at The Nicolet Lodge in Florence.

715-528-5996.

 $55.00 - $75.00. and/or

Maxsell's on the east side. Www.MaxsellsRestaurant.com

715-528-5511 $79.00 and up


The faster group will leave slightly earlier and go a little farther. The casual group will leave later and be done sooner. Both groups will be back ready for Friday dinner at 6:00 and Saturday picnic at 3:00

8/8/20

NOT YET LEGAL FOR ATV USE

Dundee Corn Roast


The roads are not posted yet so by vehicle only, meet at the Dundee Sportsman Club at 12:00pm (which is free)


Without the private access we have had in the past, and needing to rely on the county highway department, no way to get there.

8/21/20

to

8/23/20

Ride the Hiawatha

National Forest


Staying at the Hillcrest Inn 

and Motel.

(4 hr from West Bend)

Located at 10154 US 2 in 

Rapid River MI.

906-474-6696 or www.hillcrestinnandmotel.com


This is predominantly forest road riding but I have not been there for 15 years so the mind is a little fuzzy. This region has a 50 inch trail rule, 65 inch route rule. We will ride accordingly depending on who comes.

8/29/20

Motorcycle

Endurance

Event


We will be doing a small variety of tasks along the racetrack. Plan on being at the Washington county fairgrounds from 11am to 4pm


Watch meetings for details. We can provide help to a fallen rider, help in the food tent, ride the atv's around the track to help dry it should it rain or a variety of things.

9/4/20

to

9/7/20

Labor Day

Ride to

Park Falls


Staying at The Northern Lights Inn in Park falls.

1113 S. 4th Ave. (Hwy 13) 

715-762-2406.

www.NorthernLightsInn.com for all the poop.

For the budget minded, 1 block down is the 

Hilltop Motel       715-762-3872 or www.UpNorthLodging.com


If you like the convenience of a really nice restaurant right in the hotel, along with a really nice bar, not to mention a pool and hot tub, then this is the place to be. Fast Food across the street, a Kwik Trip next door, this place has it all.

9/18/20

to

9/20/20

Ride The

Island


Staying at the Townliner Motel on Washington Island.

920-847-2422. This ride is more of a big giant social hug then an atv adventure. We ride to spectacular sunrises and sunsets, moon rises moon sets, and everything in between.


Ann Heer will serve as tour guide for the club to ride around Washington Island off Door county which is 100% atv friendly. If you want to be with fun people more then riding all day, then this is the ride for you.

Must coordinate with Ann.

9/26/20

to

9/27/20

Monroe Prairie

Bear and Coon Hun


Staying at The Shermalot Motel 

in Nekoosa.

1148 W. Queens Way, 

715-325-2626 or www.Shermalot.com for more info.


We will ride the day Saturday and partake in the Bear and Coon hunt sponsored by the Monroe Prairie ATV Club starting at 6:00pm Saturday night. This is a more fun social event then an ATV adventure

10/8/20

to

10/11/20

KMATVA

Charity Ride

10/10/20


Will take place in Anitigo. 3 hotels to choose from;

1-The Holiday Inn. 2407 Neva Rd. 

715-627-7500.

$95 when mention Charity Ride.

2- Super 8. 535 Century Ave, 

715-623-4188.

$69 when mention Charity ride

3-America's Best Value

all right near the North Star Lane.


Check out www.kmatva.com for all the details.

10/17/20

Adopt-a-Highway

28 Cleanup


We will meet at 9:00am at the Kewaskum Town Hall which is located at Hwy 28 and Kettle Moraine Dr. 2.5 miles east of Kewaskum


Bags and vests are supplied but bring proper clothing and boots depending on weather.

10/30/20

to

11/1/20

Halloween Ride to Dunbar.


Staying at Richards in Dunbar

located right on Hwy 8. 

715-324-5444

Stay here if you want a little faster and farther ride


Dunbar is the center point of ATVing in Wisconsin. You can go north, south, east, or west. Costumes optional this year. We will have dinner and party at Richards Saturday night.

10/30/20

to

11/1/20

Halloween Ride to Pembine.


Staying at The Grand in Pembine

715-324-5417

Stay here if you want a more relaxed ride


Dress up as your favorite Halloween character, or make one up, and only if you want. We will have a dinner party at Paris' in Pembine Saturday night.

11/13/20


STILL UP IN THE AIR

Memories Ballroom

Dinner Show


We will be attending “Deer Camp” dinner theater show at Memories Ballroom. A comedy about what really goes on when 4 guys get together to supposedly hunt.

Located at 1077 Lake Dr. 

in Port Washington. Www.memoriesballroom.com


Doors open at 5:45pm, dinner at 6:30, and the show to follow.

 $54 a person for dinner, show, tax, and fees. If we can get 8, we can get a pitcher of beer or soda.

12/4/20

to

12/6/20

Forest

County

Ride

Staying either at the Main Street Motel in Crandon.

With the groomers pulled off the trails for a month now, and the hunters rutting everything up, all that is left ride able is Forest County

With its smooth, wide, easy riding trails through scenic forest lands, and 2 major converted railroad grades, Forest County is has some of the finest riding in the state. Plenty of food and gas stops along the way.

12/6/20

Kewaskum

Christmas Parade


Meet at the Regal Wareware parking lot at 4:00pm.

Located at Wildfire Dr and Reigle Dr near the high school.

Plan on decorating the atv's something Christmassy.


We will go somewhere afterwords for dinner