May ATV Club Meeting & Trail Work and Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our club meeting & trail work day is this coming Saturday. The Ironton Legion is closed, we will meet at the Miller Black Bear trail head section six at 9 a.m. It is located off of Iverson road between the cities of Trommald and Riverton. Take county road 30, turn left on county road 34 towards Trommald. Follow 34 until the black top ends and turn left at the dirt intersection. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Miller Black trail sign. For anyone that is not familiar with the area, I will be waiting in front of the Ironton Legion, 232 4 th Street at 8:30,  you can follow me. My plan is to have shorter meeting at the section 6 trail parking area.
 Our club membership dues are due this month. $15.00 for individual, $20.00 for family, and $30.00 for businesses. If you are not attending this meeting you can mail it to our club address, Make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders, PO box 301, Crosby, MN 56441-301. If you have already mailed your membership, thank you for staying with us! Our club is working on adding more trails in the area.
The weather forecast looks like mid 50s and partly sunny, dress accordingly
We are going break into a couple groups and replace any missing trail signs, pick up trash, clear low hanging branches, cut up any downed trees, and clean up around the picnic sites. If you’re planning to help with trail maintenance, bring a hand saw, loppers, rake, chain saw, and a cordless drill. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, several members do. To be covered under our grant in aid trail insurance you have to be a paid member. Keep track of your mileages; they are reimbursable under our grant agreement.
I want to have some fun also, we will come back around 12:30 and grill hotdogs at the trailhead and have a potluck lunch. I will bring the hotdogs, buns ketchup & mustard. Tom Simon is bring paper plates, forks, spoons, knifes and napkins. Potluck style, bring anything you like. Bring a lawn chair or two.  Afterwards we can ride.
Elections this month! Up for election is President, Secretary, and Board Members 1 & 2. Positions are a 2 year term. Out with the old, in with the new! Board members that wish to remain in their positions are welcome to, if unchallenged, of course.
Agenda;
 Pledge of Allegiance
Approve March meeting minutes
Treasure report –Barb
Because of Brandon charity event cancelled – Ken
Replace Trail tailings
Club logo – Dale
Sand Creek Bridge – Russ
Adjourn 9:40
Invite for friends and family
Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club president

Canceled – April 25th Trail Clean-up/Trail Work Day

Hi Everyone,

Our club had planned to do trail clean up work on the Miller Black trails & the Mississippi Northwoods trail this coming weekend. After taking with Russ & Andrew and we thought it would be best to hold off with all the covit 19 virus concerns until our May 9th meeting.

We will plan to get out that weekend and clean up the trails. Lets plan some fun also, we can grill dogs and have chips, pop and make a pot luck somewhere along the trail.

Ken Irish
club president

Canceled – April 11, 2020 ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

There will not be a club meeting this month due to the Covid -19 outbreak. We will have a meeting next month on May 9th. I’m waiting to see if governor Walz will open the businesses May 1 st. If he extends the deadline, and we can’t meet at the legion, will have the meeting at the section 6 trail head. Next month’s meeting, we are going to be working on the Miller Black Bear trails and the Mississippi North Woods trails. We will replace any missing signs, brushing, removing any downed trees, and cleaning up trash. Come prepared to work.

Let’s have some fun too! I’m planning on grilling hotdogs on the trailside with chips, brownies, and pop. Starting in May, all our summer meetings will start at 9am. Please note the time change.

Our club dues are due in May; $15.00 for individual, $20.00 for family, and $30.00 for businesses. Please make your checks payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders and mail to our post office

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

Please stay will us, we have some good rides planned for the year and our club is working on getting more trails in the area

To make things easier for our treasurer, Barb, you can send you dues in now she will have your membership cards made out ahead of time.

We have club election next month for President, secretary and one board member. It’s time for some new people; out with the old, and in with the new people. No pun intended. LOL

Please check on you friends and neighbors make sure everyone is ok. Have a great Easter weekend many of the churches now have on line services.

I’m looking forward to getting out on trails.

Ken Irish

Club president

ATV Club Meeting Saturday, March14th

Hi club members,

It is that time again,our club meeting is this coming Saturday at 10am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. With this nice weather we may have an early spring. Last month we had our club appreciation lunch, we had a good turnout and the tacos were good. I will not be able to be at this meeting I have another commitment. Andrew will there to run the meeting.

We approved a small bylaw change. There needs to be at least the club president or vice president and one board member present to constitute a quorum at our club meetings. We got some good rides and some trail work days planned for the year.

ATVAM’s Vision meeting is March 20-22 at Treasure Island Casio in Red Wing MN. The cost is $25.00 for the Saturday lunch and Sunday morning pastries You can register on line ATVAM Vision Conference I will be attending. If there is anyone else that would like to attend our club will cover your lunch.

The North Metro ATV club has taken over managing the Pine Center trails and they are adding more trails. The comment period is now open, please send your support for this to Crow Wing county. I have also posted information on our clubs Facebook page you can see all the information and map.
Pine Center Trails

ATVAM’s is kicking off the riding season on May 15th & 16th at McQuoids Inn Isle MN The committee has a fun weekend planned. Starting on Friday evening at 6pm there will be fishing launch on Mille Lacs Lake $30.00 per person includes fishing rods, bait, life jackets, and food on the boat. You can bring our own fishing rods if you like.

Saturday morning the Isle Fire Department is hosting a sausage & pancake breakfast with coffee & juice. Guided rides will leave the parking lot at 10am. Dinner will start at 5pm for a roasted pig & turkey dinner with side dishes beverage & cake. $15.00 for adults kids 10 years of age and under are free. Door prize drawing at 6pm

Upcoming dates to keep open
• April 25th & 26 possible trail clean up weather permitting
• Region three all club meeting April 18th at the Legion 8:30-12:30
• Because of Brandon charity ride July 25th

Agenda;
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Approve February meeting minutes
• Treasures report – Barb
• ATVAM’s ride & roast donation – Andrew
• Sand Creek bridge – Russ
• Safe trail route into town – Russ.
• Camp Ripley Veterans State trail – Larry & Russ
• Anything else

Adjourn

I will see everyone next month.

Thank you,

Ken Irish

2020 Club Rides and Events

April 18th
Region 3 Meeting – 9am – 1 pm at Legion Ironton MN

April 25th
First trail clean-up / trail work day

May 9th
Second scheduled trail clean / work day. Possible ride day if clean up is not needed location decided then (all after meeting)

May 15th – 16th
ATVAM Ride and Roast at Isle McQuoid’s Inn

June 13th
Spider Lake to Hackensack

June 27th
Safety Training – 9 am, Ironton, MN

July 4th
Crosby Ironton Parade

July 11th
Cuyuna Iron Range Riders Club Picnic Miller Black Bear at Cabin

July 25th
Ride for Brandon – Mississippi Northwoods Trail

August 4th – 8th
Crow Wing County Fair

August 8th
Emily Outing Moose River Trail Ride

August 29th
Explore Minnesota Ride with Over the Hills Gang UPM – Blandin Trail

September 12th
Fond du Lac State Forest Trail Ride – Russ’s home area

September 18th-19th
ATVAM Fall Ride and Rally – Ely, MN Area

October 10th
Lawler Loops Trail to Solana Loop Trails

October 24th
Trail Clean up?