Gun Shooting Range

Below is a press release from Crow Wing County. There is a proposal to build a gun shooting range on 84 acres of County Land that borders Iverson road, this is close to our Miller Black Bear trails. This is an area that our club would like to expand trails to make connections to the Mississippi River Northwoods Trail. There are currently some trails in that area, that we hope to use. If this would be approved it would stop any trail expansion there. The county is taking pubic comments, the comment period ends this Sunday, it’s urgent please send your comments.

September ATV Club Meeting & Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our next club meeting is this coming Saturday at 9 a.m., at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. We will be riding trails in the Fond Du Lac State Forest near Cromwell, MN. This is Russell and Mark’s hometown area. Our club rode there three years ago they are nice scenic trails. Bring some sandwiches, snacks and beverages for the ride. There are not any restaurants in Cromwell.
Last month we had our Explore MN ride with Over the Hills Gang ATV Club. There were 52 people and 38 machines on the ride everyone had a good time. OTHG brought sandwiches and chips for everyone, our club brought pop and bottled water. You can see lots pictures on our club Facebook page.
In other good news, Sue Sasse is our new Club secretary. Sarah Phillips had been it for many years. Thank you Sue for accepting the position and thank you Sarah for all those years.
Please welcome our new club members Mark Walters and Jim & Pat Dearing.  
Dale Carry and David Wille have been out working on trails in the Mississippi River Northwoods area. Great job guys!
Crow Wing County Commissioners are discussing a shooting range proposal off of Iverson Road, it is an 84 acre parcel that boarders Iverson Road. It is not far from the Miller – Black Bear Trails. There are currently some trails in this area, if this is approved it will affect our riding area. There have been articles in the Crosby newspaper.
Here is a link to the press release. Please send your comments.

Pledge of Allegiance
August Club Minutes – Sue
Treasures Report – Barb
New Club Signs – Andy
Gun Shooting Range – Ken
Club Newsletter-Ken
Anything else

Invite your friends,
Ken Irish Club President

Exploring MN ATV Trails Group Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our Explore Minnesota ride with Over the Hills Gang is this coming Saturday.  OTHG is going to provide a picnic lunch on the trail.  I’m going to pick up some beverages from our club. Meet me in front of the Ironton Legion at 8 a.m., you can follow me and we will meet up the OTHG in Outing.  The weather forecast is 73 and sunny.  Come join me.

Ken Irish
Club President

Exploring MN ATV Trails Group Ride

August 29 @ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

So many trails, so little summer!  Join us as we travel away (but not too far!) from our Emily/Outing ATV trails to experience another of the states great trail systems.  This year we will explore the Hill City Connector Trail and the UPM Blandin Trail.  Lots of variety on this trip! Forest, hills, mud, play area, tight and twisty, wide open and fast.  You name it, you’ll ride it!  Meet at the Swatera parking area off the Soo Line North ATV trail at 10 a.m.  Picnic lunch out on the trail provided by Over the Hills Gang ATV Club.

For those not familiar with Swatera, a group of riders will also be meeting at 9 a.m. in Outing at the parking lot 1/4 mile east of town on Cass Cty Rd. 58 then trailering out to Swatera.

August ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our club meeting and ride is this coming Saturday, August 8th – 9 a.m. at the Ironton Legion. We are riding the Emily Outing / Moose River trails. There will be some people from the Cuyuna Lakes State trail group coming to the meeting. They want to discuss their plans for a paved trail and the bridge over Sand Creek in the Mississippi Northwoods trail area. I look forward to hearing their plans. For this meeting I’m going to hold off on our club business this month.
Sarah Phipps has stepped down as our secretary. We need someone to fill that position.
Last month we had our annual club picnic at the Miller Black Bear trails. We had a good turnout, 32 people came. Andrew was our grill master he did a great job, we need to get him a chef’s hat and apron.
Senator Carrie Ruud and Representative Josh Heitzman attended, everyone brought something to share, we all had great time. There are several pictures posted on our Facebook page you can see.
Dale Carry’s dad passed away, the funeral was Monday. We are all sorry to hear this Dale, Barb our treasure sent a card and monetary gift.
Ken Irish
Club president

July 8th Storm Update

The storms from last Wednesday evening dropped a couple of inches of rain and high winds.  We had over 40 trees down on the trails at Miller Black Bear and Mississippi River Northwoods.

With the help of some club members the trails all cleaned up and ready for use this weekend.  We are excited to see everyone at the club meeting and picnic on Saturday.

ATV Club Meeting, Picnic and Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our club meeting, annual picnic and ride is July 11 th , 9 a.m. at the Ironton Legion, 232 4 th Street. We will have short meeting and then head out to the Cole Lake cabin shelter. Our club will supply the hamburgers, hot dogs and buns. It is pot luck style, you can bring your favorite dish or baked goods. Bring a couple lawn chairs for  the picnic. A BIG thanks to Dale and Larry for brushing our trails they look great.
Last month we rode from Spider Lake up to Hackensack and ate lunch at Birchwood restaurant, the food was good. The trails were bit dusty and we saw a lot of people out riding and the Spider Lake parking areas were packed. Spider Lake up to Hackensack is always a great ride.
 Please send your support for this new trail proposal.
Pledge of Allegiance
June Club Minutes
Treasure Report – Barb
Sabre Samurai Brush Cutter – Russ
Club Logo – Andy
Other Business
Adjourn 9:45
Please invite your family and neighbors, the more the better.
Have happy and safe Independence day
Ken Irish
Club President

2020 Club Rides and Events – Updated 6-17-20

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

July 4th
Crosby Ironton Parade Canceled

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

July 25th
Ride for Brandon – Mississippi Northwoods TrailCanceled

August 4th – 8th
Crow Wing County Fair Canceled

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

ATV Club Meeting and Ride Saturday, June 13th.

Hi Everyone,

Our club meeting and ride is this coming Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. We are going to meet inside the legion. We are going to ride from the Spider Lake trails up to Hackensack and stop for lunch. It is a really nice ride you don’t want to miss this one. Bring some snacks and beverages.

We collect our clubs membership dues in May, thank you to everyone who have already paid membership. If you have not already sent your dues, please send them now. $15.00 for single, $20.00 for family and $30.00 for businesses.   If your dues are not paid in full, I will remove your email and you will no longer receive any more club information from me. I hope you will consider staying with us, we planning to add more trails in the area.

Please mail them to our club address, and make your check payable to Cuyuna Iron Range Riders PO Box 301 Crosby, MN 56441-0301.

Last month we held our meeting at the section 6 trail head area. I don’t have any club minutes to share, no one took minutes and our meeting did not last long. Afterwards we broke up into a couple of groups and rode the trails picking up trash in the Miller Black Bear area and the Mississippi Northwoods area.

We hauled four trailers of tires cans; TV tubes, bottles, sheet medal and even a handicap walker to the county land fill. We got a lot done for the short time we were there, it started to snow and we all left early. Thank you to everyone for help out.

Some of the trails do need to be brushed; Dale, Larry Moses and Richard are going to be taking care of that soon. If you would like to help let me know we always need more people. Overall the trails are in pretty good shape.

The Crosby parade, Because of Brandon charity ride and county fair have all been canceled due to the virus.  We have not gotten any information from the DNR when we can host our ATV safety training class.

Pledge of Allegiance
Club dues -Ken
Treasure Report – Barb
Sabre Samurai brush cutter – Russ
Sand Creek bridge – Russ
Safe trail route into town
Adjourn 9:50
Please invite a friend
Ken Irish club president

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.
 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