The Freedom Trailblazers Snowmobile Club was formed in the fall of 1968. There were no marked trails, so people rode the ditches. In 1973, we got together with other clubs around the area to get some trails marked. There was still no use of a groomer though, so the trails were very rough. Local taverns provided paper and plastic signs from their beer distributors since they all wanted trails marked to their businesses.
In 1969, the AWSC (Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) was organized. By 1973, there were 190 clubs belonging to the AWSC including the Freedom Trailblazers. We did fundraisers to support our trail expenses such as races and money raffles. As the years went by, we were able to get together with government officials to get our snowmobile registration dollars to go back to the clubs to buy trail signs, with the help of the AWSC. Then with more work and again going to our government officials, we got some of the gas tax money to go to the AWSC and clubs.
Over the years, we have taught many young children safe snowmobile driving and etiquette, and many have come back to become teachers themselves. We have also been very involved in the community from helping out in the Annual Christmas Parade, sponsoring an Adopt-A-Highway, and offering college scholarships to high school students. All labor was, and still is, volunteers from the club.
Officers & Volunteers
Our club runs with the help of our wonderful members. Our members volunteer for various events throughout the year such as our raffle banquet, Adopt-A-Highway, putting trails in and taking them out, grooming the trails, the safety class, and much more.