Forest Preserve District Hosts Free Safety Courses For Snowmobilers
The Forest Preserve District of Kane County is hosting two Snowmobile Safety Classes for anyone who wants to learn about snowmobiling on Nov. 4 and Jan 6.
This class is intended for all ages and is for anyone interested in learning about snowmobiling. By law, youths between the ages of 12 and 15 who wish to operate a snowmobile under the supervision of an adult, must earn a Snowmobile Safety Certificate. (Eleven-year-olds may take the class, but they cannot receive their certificate until they reach age 12.)
The Saturday, Nov. 4, class meets at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, 25 Municipal Dr., Sugar Grove. The second class will be on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Forest Preserve District administrative headquarters, 1996 S. Kirk Rd., Ste. 320, Geneva.
The program is being presented by the Forest Preserve’s Public Safety department and all-volunteer Snowmobile Safety Patrol. Patrol members serve as ambassadors for the district by riding and watching the preserves and trails. These volunteers enhance public safety by providing information and assistance with search and rescue events, as needed.
There is no charge for the Snowmobile Safety program. Both classes are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register, or for more information, contact Ron Julian at 630-546-8058.
SOURCE: Forest Preserve District of Kane County