The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame recently announced the date for the annual DeVault / Merwin Memorial Ride, Thursday. January 19, 2017. The Ride will cruise through the beautiful and scenic snow trails of Vilas County and will take place during Race Week in conjunction with the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
Twelve years ago, the Decker Family, owners of the Derby Track, started this worthwhile event. The ride will start from the WSHQ and be co-hosted by the WSHQ and the Derby Track.
“It is now time to have this very worthwhile event go to the next level by involving more people and sponsors with the ride.” says President and Track Owner Chuck Decker.
Scott Anderson, Director of the WSHQ said, “We are very honored, along with all of the WSHQ participants, to continue this charitable tradition that started with the Deckers and the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby Track”
Funds raised at this event will continue to go to the families of Ed DeVault and Flip Merwin, who lost their lives in separate racing accidents at the Derby Track.
The cost of this year’s Memorial Ride will be $95.00 per person and will include coffee and donuts prior to the start, a delicious lunch, the usual top-notch guide service and a souvenir DeVault / Merwin Memorial Ride cap. To accommodate all riders, you will have your choice of two different routes. One longer for experienced riders and one shorter for newer riders and those needing to get back to the track earlier.
Registration and check-in is Thursday, January 19th, from 8-9:00 am at the WSHQ (one building north of the Derby Track) with rides leaving at 9:00 AM. Free coffee and donuts will help start the wonderful and very enjoyable day that we will have very enjoyable riding while raising funds for this worthy cause.
Please e-mail your RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 715-479-2186 by January 16th to help in planning this fun and rewarding event. We look forward to seeing you on the 13th Annual DeVault / Merwin Memorial Ride, as we raise funds for these two families who have given us so many great racing memories