Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest

As in the past we are looking for volunteers, to help do border patrol at the Jaycees Ice Fishing contest. Please bring your ATV or Snowmobile for patrolling. We will be working this event with the Central Lakes ATV Club. Anyone who wants to help is welcome (friends, family).

The event is scheduled for January 29, 2022, on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay.

We will be meeting at the Shafer’s Food parking lot (23962 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468) at 6:30 am. We will all go together to the lake.

To sign up or questions contact,

Russell heittola@brainerd.net, txt or call 218-851-4227

Contest Information

http://www.icefishing.org

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your family, 2021 has been a good year for our club and thanks to everyone for being a member! We had many fun rides and made some great memories and we gained some new members along the way. The Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi Northwoods trails have become popular riding areas. Our trails are well maintained and cared for by our club. We have seen some very nice comments posted on Facebook, from people that came to ride our trail systems.

Andy, Russ and myself met with Tom Stack from Crow Wing County in April and looked at expanding the Miller Black Bear trail area. Russ has sent a trail application for the new trails to the county, it will be reviewed by the County Commissioners in January, for approval for the 12.5 miles of trails we plan to add to the area. It will be a two year expansion project starting in 2023. Our ATV Safety Training class was also very successful, we certified 21 more youth with many of you volunteering. The Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Charity Ride was big success, we raised $2,600 for the cause. Our club can take pride in these accomplishments.
 
We are not going to have a club meeting in January. ATV Minnesota is having there Legislative Summit on January 8th, at Treasure Island near Red Wing, Andrew and I will be attending.
We will have our first club meeting on  February 12th and will make plans for the New Year.  Andrew and I will give an update on what we can expect from next year’s legislative session.
Thanks to everyone for volunteering, helping out and being there when we needed you, let’s make 2022 another great year!
Ken Irish
Club President

No ATV Club Meeting in January

Hi Everyone,

We are not going to have a Club meeting in January. ATV Minnesota is having their Legislative Summit on January 8th at Treasure Island near Red Wing. Andrew and I will be attending. We will have our first Club meeting February 12th at 10 a.m. and make plans for the New Year. Andy and I will give an update on what we can expect for next year’s legislation session.

Merry Christmas Everyone.   

Ken Irish
Club President

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.  

Agenda; 
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!

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS – IRONTON AMERICAN LEGION (CO-HOSTED BY OVER THE HILLS GANG AND CUYUNA IRON RANGE RIDERS ATV CLUBS

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 http://www.cuyunalakes.com or call the Chamber office at 218-546-8131 or email courtney@cuyunalakes.com. 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  
Adjourn 
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