May 8, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Club members,

It’s that time again for our club meeting and first ride of the season Saturday, May 8th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. We will be riding the Pine Center trails, bring some snacks and beverages. We may stop afterwards at JR’s bar & restaurant for a burger.

Our trails the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi Northwood’s opened May 1st. A big shout out and thank you to all of you that came out last month and picked up trash and removed downed trees.

Tim Sasse hauled a 14 foot trailer full of furniture, tires, a fish house, plastic buckets, broken glass, beer cans & pop bottles to the county landfill.

Some of the trail cleanup crew.

Our membership dues are due this month, you can pay at the meeting or mail it to our P.O. box, Cuyuna Iron Range Riders P.O. 301 Crosby, MN 56441-301. Family memberships are $20.00 and $15.00 for individual. Make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders.

We have club elections this month for Vice President, Treasure, and one Board member. I will take nominations.

We are hosting an ATV safety training on June 26th, 8:30 am at the Ironton Legion. Please keep the date open, we need volunteers to help set up the riding course.

Invite your family and friends

Agenda;

Approve April Club Minutes

Treasures Report -Barb

City of Crosby & Ironton – Ken

Because of Brandon – Ken

New trails added – Russ & Andrew

Photo Selfie Station – Ken

T shirts, Hoodies & Neck gaiters – Andrew

Nominations & Elections-Ken

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Trail work this Saturday, April 17th

Hi Everyone, 
Andy needs your help this Saturday, he wants to work on the Mississippi River Northwoods trails. Meet at the Mississippi River Northwoods parking lot at 9 am. This is only for light duty work. Please don’t bring any heavy equipment, the trails are still wet and soft. Bring a chain saw, tree trimmers and small trash bags, you will ride the trails and remove any blow downed trees, trim off low hanging branches and pick up trash. Keep track of your miles on your truck and 4 wheeler, they are reimbursable expenses. Also keep track of your hours. Russ will submit all this to the DNR for reimbursement. I will not be able to make it up, I’m working this weekend. If you have any questions or need directions please contact Andy 612-669-6317. Here is link to the trail map www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/trail_detail.html?id=97 
From Ironton it is about 5 miles west of town on highway 210. You will turn right by the large green Mississippi Northwoods sign and follow the dirt road in. From the Brainerd Regional Airport, take Highway 210 east approximately three miles. Turn left and follow the entrance road north for ½ mile to the trailhead/parking area. 
I wish I could be there, have good time. 
Ken Irish 
Club president

Trail Work Canceled.

Hi Everyone, 
From Andrew and I, 

We are canceling the trail work for tomorrow, its been raining all week and the trails are all wet and muddy. We are going to have a our regular meeting at 9 am. This is a big disappointment for many of us, were looking forward to getting out to work on the trails. Let’s keep an eye on the weather forecast maybe next weekend we can get out there.
See ya at the meeting. Ken   

Hi All,
It’s going to be too wet and muddy to be on the trails this weekend with 4 wheels. So, trail work is not going to happen this Saturday, we will discuss rescheduling on Saturday.  Also a reminder, I am putting together an order for t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. Check your email, website and Facebook for the form. I will have some at the meeting.
See you Saturday. 
Andrew

Cuyuna Range Riders Apparel Orders

We have the opportunity to order apparel with our new club logo.  We need to get the orders in by April 16th, to Red Threads.  Andy will collect orders at the meeting on Saturday, April 9th, please make checks payable to Red Threads or if you prefer cash, please have exact change for your order.  Credit Card orders need to placed directly with Red Threads in Crosby.  

April 10, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Our next club meeting is this coming Saturday April 10, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.  Please note the time change.  All of our meetings until October we will now start at 9 am.

I’m cancelling the pancake breakfast this month, we will plan on doing that some other time.  The weather looks partly sunny and mid 50’s for Saturday.  Let’s get out and work on the trails, if the weather is permitting.  Jason is going to bring his skid steer and spread the tailings, we had delivered last fall.  Please bring some hand tools, tree trimmer, chain saw, rakes, shovels, we will clean up any brush or downed trees.  We will replace any missing trail signs too and clean up around the picnic sites and pick up trash.

Keep track of hours worked, Russ needs that so our club gets reimbursed.  Also keep track of your gas mileage on your vehicle and your 4 wheeler.  They are allowable grant in aid expenses.  You will get reimbursed.  If you are bringing equipment please contact, Russ he has the allowable rates from the DNR, he can help figure that out for you. H 218-825-0441  C 218-851-4227.

I have a small gas grill and I will bring some hotdogs and buns, lets grill hotdogs on the trail. Bring something to share if you want.  Keep it simple.

Last month we had some good discussions about getting a safe trail route into Crosby Ironton and connecting the Miller Black Bear Trail and the Mississippi Northwoods together.  Doug Houge Crow Wing County Commissioner, Dale Lueck our state representative, Jim Hunter Crosby Mayor, and Greg Stanich Ironton Mayor, and Gary Griffin Crow Wing County Lands Services were there.  The meeting was very positive.

Next month we are having club elections for vice president, treasurer and one board member. I will take nominations.

We also collect our club dues in May, $15.00 for individual and $20.00 for family, Business’s are $35.00.  You can pay at the meeting.  This will make it easier on the Treasure, so she won’t have to do all of them next month.  If you are sending a check, please make it payable to Cuyuna Iron Range Riders and mail it to P.O. 301 Crosby, MN 56441-301

Tim Sink sent me a message our next club meeting and ride is May 8th, at the Moose River trails. They are closed until May 15th, lets pick another trail.

Agenda;

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve minutes

Treasure’s report – Barb

May club trail ride

Club board nominations –Ken

Anything else –

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club president

March 13, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Our Club Meeting is this coming Saturday, March 13th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.

At our last meeting we made up our 2021 ride schedule; we are going to ride a couple of new trails. We have some great rides planned.

We are having an ATV Safety Training on June 26 th at the Legion, it has been posted on the DNR website. Please save the date, we need your help.

At this time per DNR Covid rules, we are only allowed 15 people in the class room and that includes the instructor, the class will fill up fast.

We decided to move our Club Picnic from July to September.

Perry May Club President from the Over the Hills Gang ATV Club gave a presentation on photo selfie stations.

We are going to place photo selfie stations on both of our trail areas this year. People can set their phone on the photo kiosk and take a picture and post it on Facebook. We can see how many people are riding our trails and where they are coming from. It will be fun.

Our Club Elections are coming up in May for Vice President, Treasurer and one Board Member. It is an all-volunteer position. If you’re interested, I will take nominations.  

I’m going to stay after the meeting and have lunch, you’re welcome to join me.

Please Invite your friends.

Agenda;

Approve February Minutes

Treasure Report – Barb

Sand Creek Bridge – Russ

Safe trail route into Crosby, Ironton & Trail Connections – Ken & Russ

Pancake Breakfast

Anything else

Adjourn – 11:15

Ken Irish Club President

February 20, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time again, our club meeting is this coming Saturday, February 20th, 10am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th street.

Last month there was a great turnout for our member appreciation lunch. Rep Dale Lueck joined and gave us an update from the capitol.

Ben Mooers from Minnesota ATV attended and presented our club with a check for $1,000.00.  We really appreciate their generous support and plan to use the money on our trails.

ATVAM has changed their name to ATVMN and they have hired a new company to publish their magazine.  You will no longer receive the Minnesota Off Road magazine, the new magazine is Wheelin Minnesota.  The new magazine will be out next month.  I have heard a lot of good things about it, Dave Halsey has worked a lot on it.

You will still be getting the six issues with your paid membership to our state association ATVMN.

Barb our Treasure has family plans on Saturday and will not be able to attend.

The food was very good, most of us stayed around afterwards and had a good time talking.

You can see pictures from the meeting on our Facebook page.

Let’s make some new plans for the riding season.

Agenda

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve January Club Minutes

Treasures Report – Ken

Old business

New business

ATVMN Vision meeting, Running Acres on March 20th

ATVMN Ride & Roast, May 22nd at McQuoid’s Inn

Trail Selfie Station -Ken

Ride Schedule

ATV Safety Training -Jenny & Alan

MN Wheelin -Ken

Anything else?

Adjourn – 11am

Ken Irish – Club President

February 13, 2021 ATV Club Meeting Canceled

Hi Everyone,
We are canceling the club meeting this Saturday. It is the consensus to stay home, the temperature forecast is -5 degrees on Saturday. We may have a meeting on the following Saturday, February 20th. The weather forecast looks like it will start warming up later next week.

Dale Carry is checking to see if the legion is available. As soon as I hear from him, I will let you know.

Stay warm.

Ken Irish
Club President

January 16, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,
It is that time again for our club meeting. We are having this month’s meeting on January 16th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street, Ironton, MN. Our club meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of each month, due to the governor’s mandates, the legion was closed last Saturday, we are having January’s meeting one week later. The legion will be open for indoor dinning starting on January 11th.

Let’s kick off the New Year. We are having a free burger basket lunch with pop for everyone. You do not have to be a member. If you would like to come meet us and hear about the trails we maintain, please come join us, we would like to meet you.

This is our way of saying thank you for being our member and volunteering to maintain the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi River Northwoods trails.  

Dean Schliek & Ben Moores from MN ATV Riders are joining us and want to let us know what their group is planning for this New Year.

Do you like to write? I’m looking for someone that would like to start a new club newsletter.

Please invite your friends.

Ken Irish
Club president

Agenda;

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approve October club minutes
  • Treasure’s report – Barb
  • Old business
  • New business
  • New trail signs – Andy
  • New trails – Russ & Ken
  • Dean & Ben
  • Anything else

Adjourn 11am  

Lunch & Social

Jan 9, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting Canceled

Hi Everyone, Our Jan 9 th club meeting is canceled; the legion is closed until January 10 th due to the governor’s orders. We may be able to have our meeting on January 16 th, I’m waiting to hear this week what his plans are to re-open businesses.

Until then have a good day & Happy New Year.
Ken Irish 
Club president