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I am wondering if anybody can lend a hand. Me and a few buddies want to try out some ATV's this summer. We would like to basically do a snowmobile trip, but camp out and ride ATV's instead. So im looking for a place that I can rent a few ATV's for a multiday trip. I am liking the idea of Clark / Jackson County, WI. I have posted on a chicago area ATV website but to no avail (pretty small) I know alot of people here do the offroad thing, so Im hoping some people can lend a hand.

also, some advice for what to buy / wear gear wise. like, what do I need to buy? can I get away with my motorcycle helmet and gloves? do I need to purchase a vest? is jeans the apprpriate leg wear? what about foot coverings?

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If your going to hit jumps and stuff I would wear chest protector along with back ,jersy with elbow pads , pair of mx pants,boots,gloves and helmet.
if your going sight seeing jeans ,work boots helmet and gloves
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im probably going to be doing more trail riding then jumps and hard core stuff.

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When I went trail riding in AZ on MX bikes, all I wore that was special was helmet, gloves, and boots.

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I ride those trails occasionally. People will look at you funny when you're wearing a $550 Arai helmet, but it works. Most people wear dirt bike helmets. More ventilation, but dust is a problem and the biggest bummer when it comes to riding in groups.

Jeans are fine. I wear shorts occasionaly, but my family probably rides at a slower pace most of the time. Anything from a wind breaker to a motorcycle jacket would be fine.

Those trails are nice, but nothing challenging by any means. Still it's nice to get out and ride through the woods. Some of my favorite trails are further up north around Hayward.

How long are you going for?
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I ride those trails occasionally. People will look at you funny when you're wearing a $550 Arai helmet, but it works. Most people wear dirt bike helmets. More ventilation, but dust is a problem and the biggest bummer when it comes to riding in groups.

Jeans are fine. I wear shorts occasionaly, but my family probably rides at a slower pace most of the time. Anything from a wind breaker to a motorcycle jacket would be fine.

Those trails are nice, but nothing challenging by any means. Still it's nice to get out and ride through the woods. Some of my favorite trails are further up north around Hayward.

How long are you going for?
we are going to be arriving on friday and departing on monday, and riding, sat / sun. we are probably going to end up going like the second week of june. Right now we are looking @ the cheese county trails and the jackson / clark county trail system.

easy and senic is what we are looking for more then challenging and fast. we just want to try something different and we normally go white water rafting that weekend, but a lack of interest has caused us to find a different activity to occupy our time.

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I've been on the cheese county trails. They are converted railroad so they are flat and straight. There is one section off of it though that is nice. It goes through some farm land, is hilly and some neat sections. Nothing challenging, but better than flat and straight. I've rented from Gratiot motorsports for running on that trail and they were good. Big Mike's I think as well has rentals and a nice store with gear. I believe Mikes was in Darlington and would make a good home base. There's a nice little campground there too and a nice little town with food.
http://www.tricountytrails.com/trail_map.html

Jackson/Clark have a lot, a lot more trails.
http://co.clark.wi.us/ClarkCounty/De...Trails/ATV.asp
http://www.co.jackson.wi.us/html/forestry/atv.htm


I don't think you'll find any of these trails challenging. But I think you might be bored with the Cheese County trails. You'll probably be able to run them all in a day. The Jackson and Clark county trails are a lot more fun and interesting.

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