ATV Club Board Meeting 

Hi Everyone, 
We are having a Club Board meeting this Friday at 6:30 pm, at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. Crow Wing County is updating there compressive trail plan and they are looking for suggestions and input from trail users. Russ Heittola our Trail Grant Manger has asked us to get together and discuss this. We need to think about our long term plans and where we would like to make trail connections. The meeting is open to everyone. The restaurant is also open, if anyone wants to order food. 
Ken Irish
Club President

Business After Hours Meeting

Hi Everyone, 
I’m sending everyone a reminder that we are hosting a Business After Hours event with the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber on Thursday, October 21st, from 5 to 7 pm at the Ironton Legion (232 4th Street). We are sharing this event with the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club.

This is a great opportunity to meet the area business owners and let them know what we are doing. It is open to everyone. We are providing some tasty appetizers and there will be some very nice raffle prizes. Come a little hungry, there will be plenty to eat.  

Ken Irish
Club President

October 9, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our next club meeting and ride is Saturday, October 9th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. It is our last club meeting and ride for the season. We are riding from Spider Lake to Hackensack, it’s a very nice trail ride, we will stop for lunch at a restaurant up there. Its been a great year, lots of fun rides, laughs, and good times. We are hosting an after hours business meeting with Over The Hills Gang ATV Club on October 21st from 5 – 7 pm at the Ironton Legion. This is coinciding with the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, they are inviting businesses in Crosby and Ironton to join us. This will be a good opportunity to meet them, please keep the day open. Courtney Condon from the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber will be at our meeting to update us on the event. 
Sunday October 10th at 9 am, Andrew has planned a trail clean up at Miller Black Bear. Please keep track of your mileage on your vehicle and ATV, they are reimbursable grant in aid expenses. 
This is from Andrew;
Remember our club meeting and trail ride is Saturday, October 9th, in conjunction with that we are planning our fall trail clean up day. Let’s meet at the Section 6 – Miller Black Bear parking lot Sunday, October 10th at 9 am. For the trail clean up, bring chain saws, loppers and gloves. Please wear bright clothes or a safety vest, the trails are still open (we are hoping the safety clothing order will be in on time). Bring your own snacks and beverages.  

Pledge of Allegiance 
Cuyuna Lakes Chamber – Courtney Condon
Approve September Club Minutes
Treasures report – Denise
Trail signs, kiosk, safety vests/shirts – Andrew
Safe trail route – Ken
Grant in Aid payments – Russ
Anything else 
Adjourn 10 am
Ken Irish
Club President

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders Fall Trail Clean Up Sunday, October 10th

Remember our club meeting and trail ride is Saturday, October 9th, in conjunction with that we are planning our fall trail clean up day. Let’s meet at the Section 6 – Miller Black Bear parking lot Sunday, October 10th at 9 a.m. For the trail clean up, bring chain saws, loppers and gloves.

Please wear bright clothes or a safety vest, the trails are still open (we are hoping the safety clothing order will be in on time). Bring your own snacks and beverages.

Club members save the date!


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Please join Ironton American Legion, Over the Hills Gang and Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV clubs while they team up to host Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s BAH! Bringing you a night out, with raffle prizes and much more – there is something for everyone! Join us at Ironton American Legion on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5-7pm. Chamber members and the general public are invited to learn more about our hosts and gain exposure to their own business by attending this event. Chamber members will have the opportunity to pass the microphone and introduce themselves to the group, so bring business cards and get ready to network and build relationships while enjoying hors d’oeurves, refreshments and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring door prizes for raffles drawings. As a courtesy to the host, advanced registration is recommended. To make your reservation, register online at or call the Chamber office at 218-546-8131 or email See you there!

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV Club September Meeting & Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our next club meeting and ride is this coming Saturday. It is also our annual club picnic. Our club will be providing the burgers, brats and buns. Please bring a dish to share. Please meet us at the Cole Lake Cabin at 10 a.m., if you can  come a little early that would be helpful to help set up tables and chairs, we will  have our meeting there. Bring a lawn chair.
This is link and map to find the Cole Lake Cabin the directions are easy. Take County Road 30 from Ironton, you will go past the Cuyuna State recreation area the lake will be on your left. Follow the road past the Trommald city sign and continue until you see Miller Black trail sign, turn left onto the dirt road, follow it about a mile back to the Cole Lake cabin. There is plenty of space to park and camp there. The weather looks good for Saturday 73 degrees and partly sunny. Please invite your family and friends. 

Agenda; Pledge of Allegiance   
Approve August Club Minutes 
Treasures Report – Denise 
County Meeting – Ken & Russ 
Explore Minnesota Ride – Andrew 
Aitkin County passes ordinance to allow ATV’s and Side by Sides to ride on the far right side of their county roads.  – Ken 
Over The Hills Gang – Emily to Blind Lake Trail grand opening, September 15 th – Ken 
ATV Minnesota Fall Ride & Rally, Sept. 17-19th – Ken 
After Hours business meeting, Thursday Oct. 21st , 5 p.m. at the Ironton Legion – Ken  
Ken Irish Club President

Explore Minnesota Ride

Hi Everyone,

Our Explore Minnesota ride is Saturday August 28th. We are meeting Over the Hills Gang and we will park at Greg Christensen’s house. (4590 Hwy 5 Hibbing, MN 55476)

Greg has offered to anyone that wants to, that you may camp at his place and you can set up Friday. He has plenty of room for your camper or if you want to, set up a tent.

Bring some snacks and beverages for the ride. We are going to have lunch on the trail. OTHG and our club are providing sub sandwiches, chips & cookies. Please bring your own beverages.

It’s is going to be a fun ride the weather forecast looks good; 75 and partly sunny. Greg is going take us on the new Hibbing trail to the Chisholm trail.

You can meet me in-front of the Ironton Legion at 7 am, I will leave there by 7:15 am.

We are getting sandwiches made from Super One in Crosby, Jennifer is making them.

Please RSVP me if you are coming so we can get a headcount for lunch

Ken Irish
Club President

August 14, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone, Our next club meeting and ride is Saturday August 14th, 9 a.m. at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.

We are riding the UPM Blandin trail. We will park behind Harry’s restaurant & bar in Hill City. 137 Gill Street South Hill City, MN 55748. Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages for the ride, we will stop somewhere along the trail to eat. 

Please welcome our new members, Joe Horgen, Mike & Michelle Melenich, Justin Wheeler, Jaxqui Marano. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you for joining us. 

Several club members rode in the Crosby July 4th parade, Andy pulled a trailer with our club banners and a banner for the Because of Brandon Charity ride. We made the Brainerd Dispatch. 

We did not have a club meeting last month, we rode the Big Aspen trails in Britt, MN. We had a great turnout from our club, 27 people came and there were 14 machines. We had a pot luck picnic lunch at the trail head, Andy & I grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs. A couple of our members came up the night before and camped at the trail head. It was a nice trail area to ride. We should plan more of these trail camping and grilling rides, everyone had fun. 

Our club held our third annual Because of Brandon ATV charity ride on July 24th at the Mississippi River Northwoods Trail area, 35 people with 19 machines came out to support the cause. I spoke to the group about our club and the two trails areas we manage and thanked everyone for coming. Commissioner Doug Houge gave an update on the charity event, Amy Hart Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center spoke to the group and Commissioner Steve Barrows was in attendance. Our club is making a $250.00 donation to support Because of Brandon juvenile diabetes education. Several of the people that came were type one and two diabetics. After the guest speakers, we broke up into two groups, Andy & Russ guided the rides. For lunch we had sandwiches, chips, zucchini bars, brownies and beverages. The sandwiches came from Super One, made by Jennifer Jarvela. They were great and people commented how good they were. Great job Jennifer!  Jason’s Mom made pan of tasty zucchini bars. After everyone ate we counted all of the donations. Our club raised $2,700 for the charity event. GREAT JOB everyone for your support and donations. It was a really fun day and the weather was perfect. 

Please support our club business members. Crosby Ironton Courier, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce, & RPM Recreational PowerSports Marine of Emily.

Pledge of Allegiance
Approve June’s minutes 
Treasurer’s report – Denise 
Because of Brandon donation and food expenses
ATVAM’s fall Ride & Rally Sept 24-26 Donation
Miller Black Bear comment period Send your comments now. 
County Fair – Andy & Larry
Irondale Town Board meeting – Russ & Dale 
Cuyuna State Recreation meeting 
Explore Minnesota Ride – Ken

Upcoming event & Rides
– Explore Minnesota August 28th ride with Over the Hills Gang. We will have lunch on the trail, Sandwiches, Chips and cookies. We are parking at Greg Christensen house
– Club picnic September 11th at the Cole Lake Shelter
– After hours business meeting October 21 st, 5 p.m. Ironton Legion

Adjourn 10 a.m.
Ken Irish
Club President

Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion

Now Is Your Time

Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion 30-Day Public Comment Period

Crow Wing County Land Services Dept. is now taking public comments for the expansion of the Miller Black Bear Area Trails.

Information can be found on the counties web site at

Comments must be summitted by August 30th at 5 pm. 

Comments can be submitted by email to 
By mail to:
Crow Wing County Land Services Department
Attn: Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion
322 Laurel Street Suite 15
Brainerd, MN 56401.

Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride

Hi Everyone,
 I’m sending everyone a reminder our club is hosting the Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride. I hope you can join us for this charity ride on July 24th at the Mississippi River Northwoods Trailhead.   We are providing a lunch at the trailhead. If you can make it, could you please RSVP me? I want to make sure we have plenty of food for everyone. I have invited elected officials from the county and state. If you have a side by side, I will need your help. I would like you to give people a guided ride.  

There will be a dinner an auction and other actives at the Deerwood Legion on Friday evening July 23rd, from 4 – 8 p.m. (23659 Forest Road, Deerwood MN 56444) 

You can make a donation and give online also.
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Please forward our invite to anyone else that may want to join us.
Ken Irish Club President  

Because of Brandon the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders ATV club is riding to raise money to support juvenile diabetes education. All proceeds will be used to fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses and educational events. The ride is Saturday July 24th at 9 a.m. at the Mississippi River Northwoods Trailhead area. Google 14676 MN-210, it will take you right to the driveway entrance. Watch for the banner on the highway, Doug Houge, Brandon’s father will give an update on the charity event.
Guided rides will leave by 10 a.m. 
Lunch will provided at no charge; sandwiches, chips, brownies and bottled water. A donation bucket will be passed around.This event is open to the public, you don’t need a ATV to ride, you can stop by and join us.

For more information contact Ken Irish Club President at or 651-470-2601