Cruiser News

Board Meetings

All Board Meetings Begin at 5:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Membership Meetings – Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm, meeting to follow.  All meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

All reservations for General Meeting to be called into Nancy Wescott by noon, one week prior to meeting  Nancy Wescott: 608-469-0556.  Bring exact amount for dinner payment.  Cancellations not made 48 hours prior and No-Shows are required to pay for their dinner.  Carry-Outs can be arranged when possible.

Barn and Equipment Spring Cleaning

Spring work list at the Cruiser Barn

Many of these tasks can be done by several people at any time volunteers are available. There will be 2 Saturday work events, one to clean the barn and other inside chores and one for outside chores.

The dates have been set for April 10th and May 15th. Start time is 8:30. The main focus for the April 10th work day is to clean the main barn which will include vacuuming, sweeping, wash walls and doors, clean grease spots off of the floor and power scrubbing the floor with power scrubbers.

A crew of 10 to 15 is desirable to allow work breaks. Work in the storage building can be done if we have enough volunteers. Weather permitting, trail clean up will be in progress.

A cook out lunch will be provided. Volunteers to help with lunch are needed both in the planning and the day of.

The May 15th work day will include raking topsoil around the storage building plus seeding and straw mulching. Clean up of the old outdoor storage area will be undertaken. Other activities as weather allows and need to be completed yet.

A cook out lunch will be provided. Volunteers to help with lunch are needed both for planning and doing the day of.

If you wish to take part please pre-register to allow for lunch planning and determining tasks.

Send an email to moc.liamgnull@hciepsnnelg, you will receive a reply to confirm you are registered. If you do not get a reply you can call 715 216 9392 or send another email.

We will plan on some extras coming so please volunteer even if it is a late decision.

If you would like to help but are not comfortable attending the 2 larger events, pick a task that can be done by 2 to 4 people and contact Glenn Speich at 715 216 9392 to set up a time.

Tentative list of tasks as of date of publication. The regular work day volunteers are working on equipment servicing and trail work is on going now that trails are closed.

Groomers and drags pressure washed at end of season
Service oil and filters to MFGR Schedule
Wash and wax groomers
Bully 1 and drag returned to main barn
Repair damage to drag for Bully 2
Check and repair all lighting.
Install Back up cameras on Bully 1 and 2
Hand wash drags with soap and brush
Paint drags
Service rear wheel bearings on all drags
Inspect and replace blades on drags as needed
Clear out main barn and clean walls, floor and gutters
Floor to be degreased and washed with degreaser
and water
Change tractors from plows to loaders
Take brush saw to Hollywood to have brush guard installed
Pressure wash and clean mower, deliver to Quality service for sharpening
Put black dirt around new building, rake seed and mulch
Repair lawn at west driveway and Big Arbor Vitae drive
Build rack for post in new building and enlarge rack for fence
Sort all orange fence and determine what’s usable
Sort orange barrels mark 45 for Lake Minocqua, 10 for Little Abor Vitae Lake Drive
Construct awning over door to old barn
Clean up storage area west of old barn
Unplug fans at west barn.
Secure west barn for summer
Wash and service club truck, task can be split
Wash and service Polaris UTV task can be split
Sort material in small wood shed shared with fire department
Sort and put signs away
Trail work: pulling post, taking fence down, build gates at the camp ground, clean up along trail at camp ground and other trail activities that Bill and Don need completed.
Help with cook outs
Any other items that arise.

Thanks in advance for volunteering your time. It may seem like a long list, but with a good showing these tasks can be completed in short order. We’ll have some great spring cook out lunches and share some comradery with fellow Cruisers which has been sorely missed in the last year. Please come join us!

Greg Pauli
CCC Secretary

Vilas County Trails Closing Monday, 03/08/2021

Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance has decided that all trails will close Monday, March 8th at 11:59pm. Onieda County Trails will close at 8:00am, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Thanks for a great short cut season.
Great Job Don Schneider and Bill Lemke.

Thanks Lakeland Powersports for a Great Open House

Thank you Lakeland Powersports for having us at your Open House this past Saturday. We want to especially thank everyone who participated in our event and helped make this a great day for all of us. Also a special thank you to the Minocqua Forest Riders for teaming up with us for this event.

It has been a tough year with not a lot of snow and maintaining our trails. This was one of the best days of winter this year which made the event even more special with lots of people riding in on their snowmobiles and appreciating our great trails. The bonus was the awesome bonfire outside, live music by Double Barrel, Delicious Food, Raffle Baskets that were donated by local businesses, Minocqua Forest Riders snowmobile raffle and the comradery of all the volunteers and participants at the event.

Thank you again to all the Volunteers, Donators, Sponsors, and everyone that helps make these events happen. All donations and fundraisers help our clubs maintain our great trails.

We look forward to more events in the up coming year!

Big Thank You from all of us at the Cross Country Cruisers!!!

Ride Right, Ride Safe! Enjoy Our Trails!

Watch them Groom the Trails with Jeff Katzer and Chris Welch

Calendar Raffles 01/28-02/05, 02/06-02/12, 02/13-02/19/2021

Winners for 01/28-02/05/2021 Calendar Raffle Drawings were:

Monday 2/1-Matthew Lederman

Wednesday 2/3–Jim Persha

Friday 2/5- John Stapelman

Winners for 02/06-02/12/2021 Calendar Raffle were:

Monday 2/8 Katrina Heller

Wednesday 2/10 Chris Stoker

Friday 2/12 Jay Fawley

Winners for 02/13-02/19/2021 Calendar Raffle were:

Shauna Whitman 2/15/21 Monday

Jeff Jakubek 2/17/21 Wednesday

Joseph Emerich 2/19/21 Friday

Thanks again to all who bought tickets!! Stay tuned for the upcoming week winners!!

Election Notice and Procedures 2021


Dear members;

The Board and I hope that this letter finds you all in good health!! To those who may be under the weather we wish you God’s speed to good health.

Due to the fact that we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic you may use one of the following procedures to cast your vote for this election.

Those who wish to vote in person may attend our Board meeting scheduled for March 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at our club house meeting room. PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK PROPERLY.

Those who wish to vote by Absentee Ballot must adhere to the following procedures:

A) You must send your request for an absentee ballot listing the name and full address of the persons voting.(single membership – entitles one (1) vote and Family Membership – entitles 2 votes). Please send your request to either Secretary Greg Pauli at email: moc.liamgnull@iluapjgerg or to President Dave Assmann at email: moc.liamgnull@8491regnellahc OR call 906-284-0377.

B) Following the close of nominations on February 16th @ noon, we will publish the list of candidates for your consideration via Constant Contact. The Secretary will then send you the absentee ballot(s) with a special return envelope in which to mail your ballot(s).

C) You MUST return your Preaddressed envelope with the ballot (s) to be received at our P.O. Box no later than March 9th @ noon.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


David Assmann

Greg Pauli