Iowa State Snowmobiling Association recognized Brenda Luzum as “Lady Snowmobiler of the Year” at the ISSA Convention  Nov. 23. Luzum volunteers as the Trails Unlimited Club secretary and events coordinator. She was recognized for her extraordinary efforts in raising awareness and hosting successful events for the club and being a positive ambassador for the sport throughout Iowa. Pictured with  Luzum is ISSA President Jim Willey. (Photo submitted)
Iowa State Snowmobiling Association recognized Brenda Luzum as “Lady Snowmobiler of the Year” at the ISSA Convention Nov. 23. Luzum volunteers as the Trails Unlimited Club secretary and events coordinator. She was recognized for her extraordinary efforts in raising awareness and hosting successful events for the club and being a positive ambassador for the sport throughout Iowa. Pictured with Luzum is ISSA President Jim Willey. (Photo submitted)
Brenda Luzum was recognized as the Lady Snowmobiler of the Year at the Iowa State Snowmobile Association Convention recently.

Luzum, of Fesntina, is the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director and also volunteers as the Trails Unlimited Club Secretary and Events Coordinator. Luzum was recognized for her extraordinary efforts in raising awareness and hosting successful events for the club and being a positive ambassador for the sport throughout Iowa.

"Brenda, among several other dedicated volunteers is what makes our organization so successful," said Bud Winter, president of the Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club. "We really do care about the sport and want others to love it as much as we do."



Recognition week

The ISSA is pleased to announce "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week," happening Feb. 8-17.

Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club, which maintains trails in Southern Winneshiek County and Northern Fayette County, will host an organized ride Sat., Feb. 8, to encourage non-snowmobilers to try out this winter activity. All are welcome on the Fun Run.

Guests may register between 9-11 a.m. at the Zipper Bar and Grill, located in Festina. Entry fee is $10 per person and includes several stops throughout the Trails Unlimited region. The event concludes at 7 p.m. with drawings and other prizes. All proceeds will benefit club expenses, but above all - this event encourages public awareness of the sport.

"Snowmobiling is a total thrill ride, and we honestly have the most beautiful, scenic trails in the state," said Winter. "Many people need just one ride; next thing you know they're shopping for a sled and joining a club."

For more information on the Fun Run, contact Bud winter at 319-231-3337 or go to trailsunlimited.net or search "Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club" on Facebook.



About the club

Trails Unlimited is a non-profit, volunteer organization that works year-round to improve the sport of snowmobiling in this dual-county region. The club has been in existence for more than 30 years and works in partnership with 240 landowners, nearly 100 club members and maintains over 125 miles of trails connecting the communities of Castalia, Ossian, Calmar, Fort Atkinson, Festina, Alpha, Hawkeye, Jackson Junction, St. Lucas, Auburn, Waucoma, West Union and Clermont.

"Our club works hard throughout the year maintaining the trails we have, building new trails, grant writing, hosting fundraisers, maintenancing the groomer, showing appreciation to landowners, assembling safety signage and encouraging more people to recognize and appreciate this sport."