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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

UTVs have been able to ride almost all ATV trails in WI for the last 4 years under a pilot program. Now its official is all. Along with the ATV/UTV plates, and a few other minor laws. The only places UTVs couldnt not ride in WI before that Im aware of was Eau Claire and Onedia counties. Neither county has much for trails anyway, less than 30 miles in each. Although, a person should check for certain, odds are, if you can ride a ATV on a given trail, you can also ride a UTV there as well. Many thousands of miles in WI.

I highly doubt UTVs will ever be street legal in WI. I have checked into it and its not even close to possible.

Butch, I do believe Oconto county has Federal forest as well that is limited to 50". Approx 100 miles worth. Though myself and 3 others on regular RZR all over 50" rode these trails last summer without any issue.

After riding ATVs/UTVs and snowmobiles for many years in WI, what most people need to be aware of is loud exhaust on both, and drunk driving on sleds. They stop you to check registration and check for exhaust and drunkedness. I have learned where the cops/dnr tend to be and where they are never at.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

For more information look here.

Wisconsin ATV Association's 2012 annual meeting is April 20, 21 and 22. It is held right in the middle of the state in the Wausau area.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

srt20..........Butch, I do believe Oconto county has Federal forest as well that is limited to 50". Approx 100 miles worth. Though myself and 3 others on regular RZR all over 50" rode these trails last summer without any issue.


We have a few guy's that run 50 inch plus standard RZR's, you know, the common wheel spacer kits that put you at 53-55 inches, me included. I'm not sure what the outcome would be if you were stopped and measured? The trick is not to get caught! NOW, if there were to be an accident I would bet any money the first thing the law would do is bring out the tape and measure you! We have so many trails and fire roads it doesn't bother me a bit to by pass federal forest trails. In fact I personally run more forest roads as I feel they are nothing but "very wide trails" as most are just sand and not maintained! And they are waaaaay safer IMO. Now if you were running an XP or a Wildcat down a federal trail that has a 50" rule I'd think they'd ticket you. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Hi, I run Oconto county trails constantly ( Awesome Trails ). The trails run through county, private land and town roads. The only Federal land is on a new spur that runs out of Croaked Lake and most of that is on roads. These trails have for the most part been widened over the years with only a few narrow spots. One bridge is long and only one machine can pass at a time. I run a Rzrs and I meet other side by sides and have no problem. The Dusty Trails Club does an excellent job of maintaining the trails. They groom them and they are constantly improving them. Go to the Dusty Trails web site and check out the trail map. Beautiful country but watch out for bears on the trail.
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It's great that the UTV bill passed! It is the reason I purchased my RZR to get out and try something different on our Wis trail systems. But I think the rear plate requirement is BS! Randy Harden (WATVA) has been pushing this thing for years trying to find a way to slip it in, and now he has. Please tell me how and where a sport ATV rider can attach a plate to the back of their ATV and not block the tail light? Great for the racked 4x4 ATVs and UTVs, but I would rather have my tail light be seen my another rider then worry about being seen doing bad by the DNR person that you never see on the trail anyway. The bad guys are still going to do bad things on or off the trail even with a billboard on their back.
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Having to have a license plate on my RSRs is a small price to pay for the privilege of driving on some of the best trails in the country! Finding a place to put the plate is not a challenge..... that is what your brain is for.

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Well, I guess I could ask the same. If you used your brain you would see that I was speaking about sport quads (ATVS) Not RZRs. Thanks for the pictures, I now know who to steer clear of.
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

I was in Hayward and Birchwood WI. the past week. Great area, great people.
There are trails all over the area. Locals and vacation folks riding around. Some trails may not have names but I did try to rent a SxS. No way. Against the law still in Wisc. Rental place in Birchwood was adamant, quad rentals only. No SxS per law. She had a nice Ranger and Rhino sitting there but for themselves only. No rentals.
I didn't want to ride a quad around.
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Hi Itsruf, I believe that the Hayward area is in the National Forest which still has a 50" limit. The Wisconsin ATV Association is trying to get that changed to match the states new law. Go to the Wis. DNR website and click on ATV Maps. The trails are listed by county..... you can call numbers listed for counties that you are interested in. Most of these counties will send you a map and tourist related info. You might want to ask if UTVs are allowed on the trails. The WATVA has a map on their website showing where UTVs are allowed. Things are in transition right now so there probably is some confusion.
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Three-foot, I have a CanAm Max besides my RZRs. I have a plate on that too. Everyone in the state will have a plate.... you will too.....Enjoy!
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Quote: Originally Posted by itsruf View Post
I was in Hayward and Birchwood WI. the past week. Great area, great people.
There are trails all over the area. Locals and vacation folks riding around. Some trails may not have names but I did try to rent a SxS. No way. Against the law still in Wisc. Rental place in Birchwood was adamant, quad rentals only. No SxS per law. She had a nice Ranger and Rhino sitting there but for themselves only. No rentals.
I didn't want to ride a quad around.
A Rhino, Polaris Xp RZR, a RZR's, a Wildcat, a Gator and any of those UTV's in the class that are OVER 50 INCHES "can not" be ridden on "FEDERAL TRAILS". You can ride all UTV's ""EVEN IF IT'S OVER 50 INCHES"" on the ATV Routes posted through Federal land ""if it's a road"".
You can ride the "STANDARD 50 INCH RZR" on all FEDERAL, STATE, and COUNTY trails, and roads marked as atv/utv routes as it is a SIDE BY SIDE IN THE SAME CLASS AS AN ATV.

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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Thanks for sharing all of the great information everyone! How exciting about the law being passed. That's awesome!

I'm writing a new feature on Top ATV/UTV trails in WI and the info has come in super handy. Can't wait to share it when it's done.
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Re: Wisconsin ATV/UTV law Passed!!!

Last year when the law was passed you where lucky to see just a handful of SxS. This year it's a another story, I have been keeping track and now I see 20 to 30 SxS as I'm riding through out the day. Next year it would not surprise me to see 30 to 40 a day. I ride in a very popular area of the state. The Dusty system and the Marinette trails. The popular day of the week is Sat. Some of the roads in the Federal forest are already 65 inches but some are not. The news out there is very positive for the 65inch rule for Fed lands. This news is coming from the Wisconsin ATV Association. So its looking good for the ATV and UTV trails here in Wisconsin. Clay
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Quote: Originally Posted by Lureman View Post
Last year when the law was passed you where lucky to see just a handful of SxS. This year it's a another story, I have been keeping track and now I see 20 to 30 SxS as I'm riding through out the day. Next year it would not surprise me to see 30 to 40 a day. I ride in a very popular area of the state. The Dusty system and the Marinette trails. The popular day of the week is Sat. Some of the roads in the Federal forest are already 65 inches but some are not. The news out there is very positive for the 65inch rule for Fed lands. This news is coming from the Wisconsin ATV Association. So its looking good for the ATV and UTV trails here in Wisconsin. Clay
That IS good news! Thanks for the update!
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