Cruiser News

Board Meetings

All Board Meetings will be held 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.

RSVP's are required for General Meetings.  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.

Appreciation Dinner & Awards Banquet 05/22/2021

When: May 22, 2021

Where: Indian Shores Campground – Shoreline Inn

Time: Cocktails at 5:30 Dinner at 6:30. (Two (2) free domestic beer or rail drinks – tickets provided upon arrival and Hors D’ Oeuvres will be served during cocktail hour.

Menu: Your Dinner Choice of One:

  1. 1/3 Rack of Ribs & 2 Pieces of Chicken
  2. 1/2 Rack of Ribs
  3. 4 Pieces of Chicken

Potato choices: Baked, French Fries or Tater Tots (choose one)

A mixed vegetable will also be provided.

There will be a bowl of salad and breadbasket on each table.

There will be cake for dessert.

** NOTE: You must text or email to indicate your dinner choices to: 715-614-9003 or moc.liamgnull@pvresiurc

Eligibility for Complimentary Dinner:
A member must have volunteered to work at least two (2) club sponsored functions or two (2) days on the same function during the year. Note: All Officers, Chairpersons, Groomer Operators, and Groomer Maintenance personnel are automatically eligible. 

Each Member/Membership is allowed one (1) guest. The cost for the guest is $20.00 dollars.

Reservation Deadline is Friday May 14, 2021 at Noon.

HIGHWAY CLEAN UP Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:00pm

2021 Cross Country Cruiser Election Results

Sue Suchy the Chair of the appointed election committee announced the results as follows on 03/09/2021:

President – Jon Cooksey

Secretary – Jordan Hunter

Board of Directors – Jim Wescott, Bill Lemke, Greg Pauli

Thank you all for voting.

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!