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  

July 10, 2021 – Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone,

Our next club meeting and ride is July 10 th. We will be riding the Big Aspen Trail, 7598 Petton Rd. Britt, MN 55710. It is north of Virginia; MN and is about a two and half hour drive from Crosby. I heard a few of our members are going up Friday and camping.

You can follow me up, I will be waiting in front of the Ironton Legion Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and I will leave by 7:15 a.m. There are driving directions in the link below if you want to head up on your own. We are going to grill burgers and brats on the trail. It is pot luck style please bring something to share. Keep it simple. Jason and Jennifer are bringing burgers, brats & buns. I will bring my gas grill.

We held our ATV safety training class on June 26 th ,17 kids passed their training and 21 people from our club came to help out. A big shout out and thank you to all the volunteers. Great job everyone! Afterwards we had burgers at the legion. It was a fun day.

We are hosting “Because of Brandon” ATV charity ride on July 24 th at 9 a.m. the Mississippi Northwoods trail area. Please keep the date open. I will be sending everyone more information later. There is more information on the flyer. Please spread the word our event is open to everyone.

Sandi & I are riding in the Crosby Ironton July 4th parade. If we don’t see you, have a great independence day.

We will have short meeting at the trailhead.

Ken Irish
Club President


Pledge of Allegiance

Approve June’s Club Meeting Minutes

Treasures Report

Because of Brandon

Anything else


Ken Irish
Club President

July 4th Parade

Hi Everyone,

July 4 th is this coming Sunday. Our club is riding in the Crosby Ironton Parade. The parade lineup starts at 11 a.m. Meet Andrew and I by the Ironton Legion, we will get our location number from the Ironton Fire department. This year the parade will begin at 12:00 noon.

You can decorate your machine as patriotic as you like. For safety reasons the Fire Department will not allow us to throw any candy from our machine.  If anyone wants to walk the parade you and pass out candy that way.

Afterwards everyone is invited over to Tim & Sue Sasse’s for a pot luck gathering. If you are not planning to ride in the parade, please join us at their place in Riverton, MN

Andy will supply burgers, brats and buns. Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages.  Please contact Andy if you have questions or need directions. or 612-669-6317

Ken Irish
Club President

June 12, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone,

Our club meeting and ride is this coming Saturday, 9 a.m. at the
Ironton Legion 232 4 th Street.

We are riding the Emily Outing and Moose River trails. We will park at the trailhead by Sweets N Such 40246 S Bay Drive, Emily. Bring your own snacks & beverages for the ride. We will stop somewhere to eat afterwards.

Please welcome our new club members Ralph Nordick & Dave Sponsel. Thanks for joining up with us.

Our club is hosting ATV safety training on June 26 th, 8:30 a.m. at the Legion. We need several volunteers to help with setting up the riding course and the registration. Please come by 7:30 a.m.

We held club elections last month for Vice President, Treasure and one Board Member. Andy Suchla was reelected as vice president; Denise Willie was elected as our new Treasurer and Tom Simson was reelected as a Board Member.  Thanks again Barb Thell for all the years you were our Treasurer. You always did a great job!

Our club collect our membership dues in May. If you haven’t paid, please mail them to our club post office box.

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders P.O. Box 301 Crosby, MN 56441-301
$20.00 for family $15.00 for individual.
Make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders.

Last month the All-Terrain Vehicle Associations of Minnesota (ATVMN) held there Ride & Roast event at McQuoid’s Inn in Isle, MN. It was a great success 281 people came. On Friday evening there were 179 people registered and an extra 102 people came. We had to make a couple runs back to the grocery store for more food.  A big shout out and thanks to some great volunteers from our club. Thank you, Andy Suchla, Lori & Steve Korum, Sue Bickford, Jeff Olson, and Sandi Irish. It was a good time.


Pledge of Allegiance

Approve May’s Cub Minutes

Treasurer Report – Barb & Denise

New trails added – Russ & Andy

New Club Banners & Stickers – Andy

Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Charity event July 24 th –Ken

July 4 th Crosby Parade – Ken

Adjourn 10 a.m.

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club June Ride Change

Hi Everyone,
I’m letting you know we are changing our Club ride this month on June 12th. We had planned to ride the Fond du Lac State Forest trails. This is Russ’s home town area. He and his wife are leaving for a vacation that Saturday and will not be able to be our guide. I don’t know the area that well. Sorry for this ride change.
We are going to ride Emily Outing and the Moose River Trails instead. 

Ken Irish
Club President

May 8, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Club members,

It’s that time again for our club meeting and first ride of the season Saturday, May 8th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. We will be riding the Pine Center trails, bring some snacks and beverages. We may stop afterwards at JR’s bar & restaurant for a burger.

Our trails the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi Northwood’s opened May 1st. A big shout out and thank you to all of you that came out last month and picked up trash and removed downed trees.

Tim Sasse hauled a 14 foot trailer full of furniture, tires, a fish house, plastic buckets, broken glass, beer cans & pop bottles to the county landfill.

Some of the trail cleanup crew.

Our membership dues are due this month, you can pay at the meeting or mail it to our P.O. box, Cuyuna Iron Range Riders P.O. 301 Crosby, MN 56441-301. Family memberships are $20.00 and $15.00 for individual. Make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders.

We have club elections this month for Vice President, Treasure, and one Board member. I will take nominations.

We are hosting an ATV safety training on June 26th, 8:30 am at the Ironton Legion. Please keep the date open, we need volunteers to help set up the riding course.

Invite your family and friends


Approve April Club Minutes

Treasures Report -Barb

City of Crosby & Ironton – Ken

Because of Brandon – Ken

New trails added – Russ & Andrew

Photo Selfie Station – Ken

T shirts, Hoodies & Neck gaiters – Andrew

Nominations & Elections-Ken

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Trail work this Saturday, April 17th

Hi Everyone, 
Andy needs your help this Saturday, he wants to work on the Mississippi River Northwoods trails. Meet at the Mississippi River Northwoods parking lot at 9 am. This is only for light duty work. Please don’t bring any heavy equipment, the trails are still wet and soft. Bring a chain saw, tree trimmers and small trash bags, you will ride the trails and remove any blow downed trees, trim off low hanging branches and pick up trash. Keep track of your miles on your truck and 4 wheeler, they are reimbursable expenses. Also keep track of your hours. Russ will submit all this to the DNR for reimbursement. I will not be able to make it up, I’m working this weekend. If you have any questions or need directions please contact Andy 612-669-6317. Here is link to the trail map 
From Ironton it is about 5 miles west of town on highway 210. You will turn right by the large green Mississippi Northwoods sign and follow the dirt road in. From the Brainerd Regional Airport, take Highway 210 east approximately three miles. Turn left and follow the entrance road north for ½ mile to the trailhead/parking area. 
I wish I could be there, have good time. 
Ken Irish 
Club president