Local motorcycle club celebrates 50th year
With a focus on fun and safety, the club is set to stage a motocross event on May 17
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield T&T Riders Inc. is a local group of motorcycle enthusiasts promoting bike fun and safety and also philanthropy. This year the club is celebrating its 50th anniversary after being founded in 1965 and officially incorporated in 1967.
T&T stands for “track and trail,” and while the group predominately gets together to ride motorcycles, they will soon put on their annual motocross event at the club’s headquarters located at S1227 W. Mann Road in what the club calls the rural Marshfield/Spencer area.
The club’s headquarters are where the group meets twice monthly to organize events and rides but also contains a dirt track where its annual motocross event will be held on May 17. The event invites motorbikes and ATVs to enter.
Admission to the event is $10 with the race beginning at 9 a.m., and registration starts after 6 a.m. on the day of the event. Children age 10 and under are admitted free.
The motocross event is the main annual fundraiser for the Marshfield T&T Riders. The club is also looking to attract people to use the track throughout the year and offers the option of an off-road membership.
Charitable organizations and causes The Marshfield T&T Riders have contributed to include the Veteran’s Memorial in Spencer, the Ronald McDonald House, Mary’s Place, Marshfield Area Respite Care, and more.
Club member Paul F. Adler said that he hopes that the club can keep the tradition of fun and safe riding going into the future. The club currently has over 20 members.
“The purpose of the club is for our fun and safety, but it’s also to keep this grounds for perpetuity, for the coming generations. Hopefully, we can get a continuous membership that sees the value in this type of a sport,” Adler said.
Janet Ammons is a club member who no longer rides a motorcycle but says she still attends meetings because of the “fellowship” with members.
Those interested in learning more about The Marshfield T&T Riders may call Club President Al Pilsner at 715-384-4555. The group always welcomes new riders.