Hitting the trails
BARAGA — Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment, MI-TRALE, provided hands-on training in addition to one day of classroom study for the students of Ontonagon, Ewen Trout Creek, Lake Linden, and Dollar Bay Schools. There were a total of around 130 students invovled.
The state required day-long classroom instruction was completed at the respective schools.
The hands-on training was done while the students attended the Ottawa National Forest Camp Nesbit facility, located just south of Sidnaw. The Ontonagon and Ewen Trout Creek was completed on May 11 and the Lake Linden and Dollar Bay was completed on May 19.
MI-TRALE provided the legally required classroom safety training by a state of Michigan certified instructor for young riders to ensure that they have the opportunity to earn the legally require
In the past five years MI-TRALE has sponsored the training of about 600 youths in the Ontonagon, Baraga, Watersmeet, Ewen Trout Creek, Lake Linden, and Dollar Bay schools though a partnership with the schools and the Camp Nesbit Education Program. Without the support of the schools and Camp Nesbit this program would not be possible.
“This training on safety, Michigan laws, and resource awareness is critical for the safety of our young riders and the continuation of our recreational sport in Michigan,” organizers said. “MI-TRALE would like to thank 906 Services in Ontonagon for loaning the program 2 youth ATVs for the hands-on training. This ensured the success of the program.”
MI-TRALE encourages ORV safety training for all ORV riders. For those with questions about ORV safety training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.