ATV Club Meeting Jan. 14th

Hi Everyone,

Let’s make plans for the New Year. Our first Club Meeting is Saturday, January 14th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street.

The Brainerd Lakes Jaycee Ice Fishing Contest is coming up on January 28th. They are asking for volunteers to help out. Our club will receive $100.00 for each person that volunteers to help. Volunteers ride their ATVs around the perimeter of the fishing area and watch as people are coming in.

ATV Minnesota held their Legislative Summit on December 3rd, at Grand Casino Hinckley. Andy, Heidi, Joe, Dave, Mary and myself attended. Last year’s resolutions were reviewed and several new club resolutions were submitted.

Our State Legislators were sworn in on January 3rd. Rep. Josh Heintzeman, Sen. Justin Eichorn and Rep. Ben Davis will represent our area. 

ATV Minnesota is planning a day at our State Capitol in early March to meet our representatives. More information is coming soon.

ATV Minnesota is celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year. They are planning a fun event with a roasted pig & turkey dinner and guided rides at McQuoids Inn Isle MN. on May 19th & 20th. Registration is available online.

ATV Minnesota Ride & Roast

Please welcome our new members Taconite Canteen & Event Center, Christina & Joe Kadolph, and Coldwell Bankers Crown Realtors.

ATV Safe Route follow up article from the Brainerd Dispatch.

ATV Safe Route

Please support our Business Members.

The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber. Rainy Day Gutters, Dunmiers Bar & Grill, Deerwood Legion, Taconite Canteen, Red Threads, Coldwell Bankers Crown Realtors.

Agenda:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approve October Club Minutes and Board Minutes
  • Treasures Report – Denise
  • Natural Resource Advisory Board Meeting – Heidi 
  • Jaycees Fishing Contest Jan 28th need volunteers – Russ & Andy
  • Fifty Lakes ATV Trail Proposal & Selfie Stations – Perry
  • ATV Safe Trail Route – Doug & Ken
  • Great River Energy – Doug
  • ATV Minnesota 40th Anniversary – Ken
  • Club Ride Schedule 
  • Anything else

Adjourn 11:15

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting Dates & Times for 2023

Hi Everyone,
I’m sending you a reminder, our first club meeting is Saturday, January 14th at 10am.  There will be another notification with the agenda and Club Minutes from last October in a few days.  

All of our meetings are held at the Ironton Legion on the 2nd Saturday of each month, with the exception for February. I had to move our meeting to the 3rd Saturday; someone else had booked the 2nd Saturday.  There will be a few more dates added for trail work and ATV Safety Training in the future.

Thank you,
Ken Irish Club President

January 14th – 10am
February 18th – 10am
March 11th – 10am
April 8th – 10am
May 13th – 9am
June 10th – 9am
July 8th – 9am
August 12th – 9am
September 9th – 9am
October 14th – 9am
November no meeting
December no meeting

Please support our Club Business Members.
The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center, Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, Rainy Day Gutters, Dunmiers Bar & Grill, Deerwood Legion, Taconite Canteen, Red Threads, Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors.

ATV Safe Trail Route Meeting – Monday, October 24th

Hi Everyone,

The next ATV Safe Trail Route Meeting is Monday October 24th at 6 pm, in meeting rooms 1 & 2 at the Lands Services Building. 322 Laurel Street Brainerd. Next to the Old Courthouse. This is the last scheduled meeting at this time. Please attend it is very important that we show our support.

Here’s a link to the county’s website where you can view and join the meetings remotely. All the meetings are listed on their website. Just click the link next to each meeting. The agenda is posted next to the meeting date. We need support from the hospitality businesses, this will bring economic benefit and tourism to the area.

https://crowwing.us/289/Recreation

You can email your written support comments to:
info@dovetailinc.org
(Please include “Safe Route Connection” in the subject line)

Written comments can be mailed to:
Safe Route Connection, c/o Dovetail Partners
528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 703
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Questions may be directed to the project facilitator:
Katie Fernholz / Dovetail Partners 612-414-8041

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, October 8, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Our next Club meeting is this Saturday at 9 am, Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. This is our last Club meeting for the season. We will take a break for the holidays and get back together next year. We are riding Spider Lake up to Hackensack and will stop for lunch there. Bring some snacks and beverages for the ride. It is a really nice forest ride with the fall color changes.

We had our annual Club picnic at the Cole Lake shelter last month, there was a good turnout. Last month, several of our Club members attended ATV Minnesota’s Fall Ride and Rally in Fifty Lakes. Over 500 people attended. Our Club guided one of the rides and we had booth. Thanks to all the ladies for taking care of that. The trails were great and it was a fun weekend. There are a lot of pictures posted on our Club Facebook page.

Please welcome our new Club members Stacy & Greg Barrett and the Deerwood Legion.

Thank you, everyone, for joining our Club, helping with trail work and clean up, ATV Safety Training, attending Trail Meetings, participating with the Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Charity Ride and staying with us. Our Club has had a lot of fun together and it has been a good riding season.

This the latest safe route article published in the Brainerd Dispatch.

https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/local/committee-grapples-with-forwarding-cuyuna-area-atv-trail-recommendation

Agenda:
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve September Club Minutes
Treasure Report – Denise
ATV Minnesota Legislative Summit – Ken
Safe Trail Route – Andy
Brainerd Dispatch Article – Ken
Trail Expansion Application – Russ & Heidi
Online Club Membership – Tim
Social Evening – Dave
Trail Work Committee – Ken
Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Please support our business members.
The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center, Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, Rainy Day Gutters, Red Threads, Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors, Dunmiers Bar & Grill, Deerwood Legion.

Safe Trail Route Meeting Sept. 27th

Hi Everyone,
The next ATV Safe Trail Route meeting is Tuesday, September 27th at 6 pm, in meeting rooms 1 & 2 at the Lands Services building. 322 Laurel Street, Brainerd. Next to the old Court House.

Here’s a link to the County’s website where you can view and join the meetings remotely. All the meetings are listed on their website. Just click the link next to each meeting. We need support from the hospitality businesses, this will bring economic benefit and tourism to the area.

https://crowwing.us/289/Recreation

This article is the Brainerd Dispatch .

https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/local/potential-atv-route-through-cuyuna-state-rec-area-under-scrutiny

Please attend the meeting. It is very important that we show our support.

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting, Ride and Picnic – September 10th

Hi Everyone,
Our next Club meeting and ride is Saturday, the 10th, at 9 am. After the meeting about 10 am we will go for a ride. This is our a Annual Club Picnic and we are going to meet at the Cole Lake cabin shelter. From Ironton take County Road 30 out of town and turn left on Manganese Road, follow the dirt road back to the cabin shelter. Our club will provide the burgers, brats and buns. It is pot luck style, please bring a dish to share and a lawn chair.

We held Club elections for two more Board Members last month Jenny Rivard and Dave Wille were elected to be on the Board. We thank Richard Sergot for all the years he served on the Board and the many hours he volunteered working on the trails. Russ Heittola stepped down as Grant Manger, Joe and Heidi Horgen will take on the role as our new Trail Grant Manger. Thank you, Joe and Heidi.

Last month we had our Explore Minnesota ride at the Smoky Hills State Forest. Four Clubs came together for a fun day to ride and a trail side lunch with sub sandwiches, chips cookies and bottled water. Red River Riders, Woods & Wheels, Over the Hills Gang and our Club. It was a good turnout; about 48 people and 37 machines enjoyed the scenic trails. You can see a lots pictures and a slide video posted on our Facebook page.

Please welcome our new member Brian & Deb Mathison.

ATV Minnesota’s Fall Ride and Rally is Sept 15 -18th at Fifty Lakes MN. The Over The Hills Gang will be hosting this year’s event and our Club will be helping with guided rides. You can find all the registration and event information at atvmn.org/events-news Come join us it will be a fun weekend.

Agenda;
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve August Club Minutes
Treasures report –Denise
Safe Trail Route Meeting – Andy
Social evening –Dave
Club Pavilion -Ken
ATV Minnesota’s Fall Ride & Rally –Ken
Invite your family and friends to join us

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Please support our Club Business Members.

The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber. Rainy Day Gutters, Dunmiers Bar & Grill, Red Threads

Safe ATV Trail Route Meeting Aug 30th

Hi Everyone,

The next ATV Safe Trail Route meeting is Tuesday, August 30th at 6 pm in meeting rooms 1 & 2 at the Lands Services Building. 322 Laurel Street Brainerd. Next to the old Court House.

Here’s a link to the county website where you can view and join the meetings remotely. All the meetings are listed on their website. Just click the link next to each meeting.

https://crowwing.us/289/Recreation

Please attend the meeting. It is very important that we show our support. 

Ken Irish
Club President

Exploring Minnesota Ride

Hi Everyone,

Our Exploring Minnesota Ride with Over the Hills Gang ATV Cub is this coming Saturday. Please see the flyer with all the information. We are going to be meeting up with Woods & Wheels and the Red River Rider club.

We are going to have six inch sub sandwiches with meat & cheese, chips, cookies and bottled water on the trail.

Come join us we had a great time last year it is always fun to explore new areas to ride.

Please RSVP back to me to make sure we have plenty of sandwiches and food for everyone.

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President

Please support our club business members.

The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber. Rainy Day Gutters, Dunmiers Bar & Grill

ATV Club Meeting & Ride (Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory) this Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Our next club meeting is Saturday August 13th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. We are riding trails in the Emily Outing area, for the Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory. I’m going to send everyone a 2nd email (RE: Ride with Rory) with all the information from Karla Stiernagle Rory’s Mom, with all the event information. We will meet at the Channel Bar & Grill in Outing, 448 MN -6.
Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory

We held our 4th Annual Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Ride on July 23rd. There were 42 machines and around 80 people who came out to support the cause. We raised $3,021 dollars. It was a great turnout. A big shout out to the all the club members, you helped make it a big success.

Russ our grant manager has resigned his position. We appreciate all the years and time he dedicated to our club. He will still stay active with the club and work with a new person to fill that role. Our club maintains the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi River Northwoods trails. Having a person for each trail area would be helpful.

Our Club had a booth at the Crow Wing County Fair this past week with the Central Lakes ATV Club. We handed out a lot of trail atlases, club information and signed up some new members. Thank you to all the volunteers.

Agenda;
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve July’s Club Minutes
Treasures report – Denise
Club Board Election for two more Board Members –Ken
E -commerce for Online Membership – Tim Sasse
Trail Grant Manager/Coordinator – Ken
Because of Brandon – Doug & Ken
Club Social Night – Dave
Safe Trail Route – Tim Sink & Andy
Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President


Please support our business members:
The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center, Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber.

Crow WIng County Fair

Hi Everyone,

The Crow Wing County Fair starts this Tuesday and goes through Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.  Our club is sharing a booth with the Central Lakes ATV Club. We need some volunteers for the booth on Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm.  We hand out trail atlases, OHV regulations, sell club memberships and talk about our Clubs and Trails.

Our Clubs are offering a fair special, new members can join for $10.00.  People can join both clubs for $20.00.

If you can help out, please contact Andrew Suchla arsuchla@gmail.com.  If you are planning to come to the fair, please stop by we are in building #4.

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President