Metz Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club
                           
Founded in the fall of 1972 by Wm. (Toad) Kempf, David Winter, and Sandy Gurgel with the cooperation of Tapp's Tap, Metz, WI (Joe & Doris Tapp, proprietors), the club was named after the town of Metz and bar owner Joe Tapp's nickname of Ridgerunner.

In 1973 the club was incorporated and shortly thereafter joined the AWSC with 100% membership. In 1975 the club started working with county agencies to develop some of the most scenic, enjoyable, groomed trails connecting Waushara, Winnebago, and Waupaca counties. 
  

Metz Ridge Runners, Inc
                           
Recognizing that we (Metz Ridgerunnners Snowmobile club) are more than just a social club, and that our primary purpose and function is grooming and maintaining snowmobile trails, we have created a new corporation: Metz Ridge Runners, Inc. This was enacted for the benefit our community, without regard to club membership.

At the beginning of the 2017/2018 season, the original corporation was dissolved after written vote by all current members (which required at least a two-thirds majority written response with approval). It was at this time all club assets were transferred to the new corporation. The organization was granted a favorable Tax-exempt status, 501(c)(3) by the IRS and is also now exempt from paying state sales tax.

Metz Ridge Runners Inc, although technically unchanging, is committed to carrying on the same traditions and mission as well as being guided by the same core values.