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Off-highway motorcycle riding in Wisconsin

Off-highway motorcycle operators enjoying the trails.

Photo by Bryan Much

Sign up
for a safety class to get a safety certification card (operator license).
Register
your OHM to operate on trails, routes and corridors open to the public.
Regulations
pertaining to motorcycles. [PDF]
Grants
and trail aids for communities.
Locate
a trail to ride.

When Gov. Scott Walker signed 2016 Wis Act 170 into law, the new Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Program was created for Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin Statutes, the OHM Program begins on October 1, 2016.

Wisconsin Statutes define an OHM as any 2-wheeled motor vehicle that is straddled by the operator, that is equipped with handlebars, and that is designed for use off a highway, regardless of whether the motor vehicle is also designed for use on a highway.

All OHM operators that are at least 12 years old and born after January 1, 1998, must have completed OHM Safety certification to operate an OHM on areas open to the public for recreational use. Training courses come in 2 forms:

  • Online combined ATV/OHM Safety Certification training course for operators needing both certifications (there is a fee)
  • Online OHM short-course for previous WI ATV Safety graduates that only need OHM Safety certification (free of charge)
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Contact Information
Gary Eddy
Off-road motorcycle administrator
Last revised: Thursday April 06 2017