Spring Fling

The Cuyuna Iron Range Riders and the Central Lakes ATV club hosted the 9th annual Spring Fling on April 17th at the Bridge Tavern. 93 people attended the event. This year’s guest speakers were Tom & Karen Umpress from the National Off Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) and Chris Pence, CWC lands service supervisor.

Umpress’ told the group about NOHVCC, an educational organization and a national body of  Off – Highway Vehicle recreational enthusiasts. They develop and provide a wide range of programs and information tools to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies to further a positive future for responsible Off Highway Vehicle recreation.

Pence spoke about the recent articles published in the Brainerd Dispatch about the Mississippi Northwoods property. The county is working through the comprehensive trail application process. Pence noted that the comment period ended on the 15th and that the county will respond to each one. Comments can still be submitted to the county’s website.

State representatives Josh Heintzeman and Dale Lueck joined the group along with Mary Straka, Off Highway Vehicle Coordinator for the DNR.

There were serval people that took home door prizes donated from the local business.  Both clubs appreciate the generous support from the business and community.  Membership discounts were offered and several new people joined each club.  Both clubs are continuing trail maintenance youth safety training and are looking forward to great riding season. For more information about the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders contact club president Ken Irish ironrider@comcast.net  or the Central Lakes ATV club contact Kevin Kielbauch kkiehlbauch@gmail.com

Great job to all the committee members for making this such a great event.

Ken Irish club president

Spring Fling cake photo

Club meeting Saturday

Hello Club members,

Our club meeting is Saturday, April 9th, at 10am at the Ironton Legion. This year our club is hosting the Spring Fling on Sunday, April 17th at the Bridge Tavern, 26969 State Hwy 6. Activities will begin at 2:30 with new ATVs on display, social 3:30-4:30, Introductions, Speakers, 4:30-5:30 dinner and door prizes. Menu: Smoked pork sandwich, salads, desert and beverages. Adults $15.00 kids $5.00 10 years old and under. Tickets will be available at the meeting.  If you are attending, Jerry & Alicia need a head count for food. Please RSVP them lazybwest@gmail.com or purchase your tickets at the meeting.

Our club membership are due May 1st. Family memberships are $20.00, individuals are $15.00. Make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders and send it to our post box address or pay at the meeting. Business membership are $30.00 and are due August 1st

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders PO Box 301 Crosby MN 56441-0301

Jessica Holmvig from the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber is attending our meeting. She will speak on the benefit of joining the chamber.

Club elections are in May for President, Treasure, and one board member.


  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approve March minutes – Ken
  • Treasures report – Barb
  • Spring Fling update – Jerry & Alicia
  • Miller Black Bear Trail work – Russ
  • Club T shirts/clothing Denise & Dale
  • Cuyuna Lakes Chamber – Jessica
  • Club elections – Ken

Adjourn 11:15
Invite a friend to the meeting

Ken Irish club president