Women on Snow

A friend of mine alerted me to this very cool event that some of you ladies may be interested in - Women on Snow!

Women on Snow is an annual snowmobiling event for women only, that brings over one hundred women to Wisconsin's Northwoods during the last weekend in January.
The next dates are January 25-27, 2008. According to their website, "Women on Snow draws gals who love to snowmobile from all over the Midwest for a weekend of trail riding." Based in Eagle River, Wisconsin, the women ride in one of six groups designated by color. The weekend includes a real Wisconsin fish fry dinner, trail riding, continental breakfast, trail riding, a support vehicle, trail riding, a themed Saturday night banquet, and more trail riding! There's also a Women on Snow Tour which occurs Monday through Wednesday after the weekend event. See their website for more info on the weekend.

The event has in interesting history too! The Flying Femmes were a group of women who in the late 1970's earned membership into their club by trail-touring on snowmobile. Word spread of their ride and the fun they had. Each year, more women joined the women riders. In 1984, the Flying Femmes went on their dream tour-- a 1200 mile, six day tour to Brainerd, Minnesota and back. The first official Women on Snow event was held in 1986. Ninety-seven women participated in what has become an annual event in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

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