MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – Looking for some summer fun? The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding everyone that off-highway motorcycle trail passes are available, including for non-residents.
Until now, DNR says non-residents needed to register their off-highway motorcycle (OHM) in Wisconsin to operate on trails or other publicly established corridors.
According to a release, people who are not residents who own off-highway motorcycles and are looking to ride in the Badger State may display either a Wisconsin public use registration or a non-resident trail pass to operate on OHM trails or established corridors open to the public.
Prices are as follows:
- $30 first-time registration
- $30 2-year renewal
- $35 non-resident trail pass
You can purchase a pass online through Go Wild, the DNR’s online license and registration portal, where information on the new trail pass is available, including an operation tutorial.
Similar to the non-resident ATV/UTV trail pass, DNR says annual and five-day trail pass options are available for off-highway motorcycles. The annual passes cost $20 and expire on March 31.
DNR says trail passes will be mailed to anyone who purchases one out of the state. A non-resident trail pass must be attached by its own adhesive in a visible location on the motorcycle’s exterior.
The difference between the DNR and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is that the DNR provides registration services for off-highway motorcycles and WisDOT issues titles and/or registration (license plates) for highway use of motorcycles.
For more information about off-highway motorcycle riding and registration in Wisconsin, click here.