2024 WATVA Annual Meeting & Convention April 12th, 13th and 14th

Silent Auction

Thank you to the following sponsors of our 2024 silent auction! We raised over $2,000 to help cover the cost of the convention. 

Silent Auction Sponsors 


Annual Meeting Sponsors

The following businesses have made a financial contribution to cover the cost of your lunch and dinner, acknowledging the hard work our clubs do, that in turn benefits their businesses.

We're all working to make Wisconsin a great place to live, work and play.

Team Winnebagoland - Oshkosh Engelhart Inc - Madison Ecklund Motorsports- Appleton
Rob's Performance - Johnson Creek Zacho Sports- Chippewa Falls Donahue Super Sports- Wisconsin Rapids
Fuel Powersports- West BendVetesnik's - Richland CenterTA Motorsports- Francis Creek
Cedar Creek Motorsports - CedarburgMad City Power Sports- DeForestHexco Powersports- Oshkosh
Action Power Sports- Waukesha2 Brother's- OnalaskaCozzy Polaris- Marinette
Verne's Kawaski of Antigo- AntigoAntigo Yamaha- AntigoKen's Sports- Kaukauna
Feldmann's Sales and Service - Howards Grove

Convention Agenda, Itinerary and Slideshows 

Download the agenda with the link below! 

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Jillian Steffes - WI DNR Grant Manager for Off-Road Motorized Recreation, Rob McConnell & Mike Biese Governors' ORV Council 

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Lt. Jake Holsclaw - WI DNR Administrator, Bureau of recreation Safety and Outdoor Skills PowerPoint Presentation:  

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Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association's 2024 Economic Impact Report 

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Friday, April 12th - Reception

Friday night is our welcome reception and early check-in for our WATVA members. Join us starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Expo 3 & 4..


Saturday, April 13th - General Session

Please note, times and locations are subject to change. 
Expo 3 & 4
7:30 a.m. Conference Check-In. Online auction continues.
9:00 a.m.Pledge of Allegiance
- Opening Ceremony by Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza
9:30 a.m.Drew Nussbaum - WI Dept. of Tourism / Travelwisconsin.com
9:45 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m.Cassie Mordini - Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation
10:45 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m.Jillian Steffes - WI DNR Grant Manager for Off-Road Motorized Recreation, Rob McConnell & Mike Biese Governors' ORV Council
11:30 a.m.Lt. Jake Holsclaw - WI DNR Administrator, Bureau of recreation Safety and Outdoor Skills
12:00 p.m.Lunch - Expo 1 & 2
1:30 p.m.Ride Safe Foundation
2:00 p.m.Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Reciprocity Dilemma
2:30 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.UTV Definition Challenges
3:15 p.m.WATVA Annual Business Meeting
4:00 p.m.Online Auction Ends
5:30 p.m.Evening Banquet Dinner
6:30 p.m.Trail Ambassador Cadet Pilot Program Announcement & Special Awards Night Celebration

Saturday, April 13th Evening Reception / Awards Presentation

Expo 1 & 2: Saturday evening dinner and presentation of awards for Trail Ambassador program, WATVA awards and other presentations.

This will be a casual and fun evening full of laughs, community and great food. 


Sunday, April 14th - Review

It's time to wrap up the weekends activity with a town-hall style review. During this meeting we will discuss what we liked, didn't like and plans for the remainder of the year / next years annual meeting. This session is open to the public as we love to hear feedback on how you enjoyed (or didn't) the annual convention. 

The wrap up starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 11 a.m.


Hotel Information 

The 2024 WATVA Annual Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens point. 


Event Sponsors

Engelhart Inc - Madison
Zacho Sports- Chippewa Falls
Vetesnik's - Richland Center
Mad City Power Sports- DeForest
2 Brother's- Onalaska
Antigo Yamaha- Antigo

Ecklund Motorsports- Appleton
Donahue Super Sports- Wisconsin Rapids
TA Motorsports- Francis Creek
Hexco Powersports- Oshkosh
Cozzy Polaris- Marinette
Ken's Sports- Kaukauna

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2023 VIP Ride

Introduction:

Guess what? It's time for another exhilarating day at Dyracuse, and we couldn't think of a better guest than you! As a pivotal figure in our community, we invite you to experience, discuss, and enjoy the world of ATV/UTV in the scenic setting of one of our state's premiere recreation parks.

Event Snapshot:

  • Date: September 22nd, 2023, starting 11:00 AM
  • Venue: Dyracuse Recreational Park, 1047 County Road O, Nekoosa, WI (in the Town of Rome, WI)


Your Adventure Awaits:

  1. Tailgate Lunch: Lunch is being provided by the Dyracuse staff and volunteers of the park. Every year it's a true Wisconsin treat!
  2. Let's Talk Shop:
    1. Who: We're honored to have Anne Sayers, Secretary of the Department of Tourism, leading the conversation. We're also thrilled to be joined by Adam Payne, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    2. What: A deep dive into the future of ATV/UTV recreation in Wisconsin, discussing legislative trends, tourism implications, and more. This is a golden opportunity for lawmakers, their staff, agencies, tourism officials, and other vital players in the sport to exchange ideas, share stories and chart the path forward.
    3. Guided UTV Rides: No experience required! Our Volunteer Trail Ambassadors are all set to guide you through the picturesque trails of Dyracuse Park. Just hop in and enjoy!


As we prepare for this event, we're eager to hear from key stakeholders like you. If this sounds like your kind of day, kindly RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 10th.

We look forward to a day of great food, insightful discussions, and exhilarating rides. Let's make some memories!

Catch you on the trails,

Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association
1539 N. 33rd Place, Suite A, Sheboygan WI 53081

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WI ATV/UTV Program Receives Kwik Trip Coupons To Promote Safe & Responsible Riding

Rewarding positive safety and image practices with coupons that will be redeemable at Wisconsin's favorite convenience stores.

Sheboygan, WI - The Kwik Trip Corporation will be providing coupons to their stores for ATV / UTV riders engaging in safe, responsible and ethical riding practices during the 2021 riding season. This partnership will also feature other recreations including boating, snowmobiling, off-highway motorcycles (OHM) and four-wheel drive vehicles.

The Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association will be distributing the coupons throughout the riding season as part of their mobile welcome center operations. The mobile welcome centers are deployed in high traffic areas around the state. Riders are encouraged to stop by and learn about our state's laws and ethical riding practices from the volunteer trail ambassador program.

"Our welcome centers allow us to reach out to our rider base on a one on one basis in the field. Kwik Trip will help us reward positive behaviours and encourage others to follow similar riding styles" said Randy Harden, President of the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association.

The mobile welcome centers offer destination information, safety and regulation information and complimentary vehicle safety checks. They are staffed by over 100 certified trail ambassadors. Along with certified trail ambassadors, there are often local club representatives assisting with local level trail and route knowledge. Credentialed law enforcement officers also help staff the welcome centers.

"Since responsible riding is important to all of us, we jumped at the opportunity to partner with this Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association promotion. Safe riding practices ensure that we will always 'see you next time' at your favorite Kwik Trip store" - Teresa Clark, Kwik Trip.

The coupons will also be distributed throughout the year by over 160 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wardens and 37 county law enforcement agencies. Additionally, coupons will be distributed by 101 agencies on boat patrol and 45 agencies engaged in snowmobile patrols.

This type of partnership gives us the tools and opportunities to connect with riders that we may not have been able to reach without an incentive to reward positive behaviour.

For questions or requests on the welcome centers, please contact the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 920-694-0583.

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