ATV Charity Ride “Because of Brandon” July 23rd

Hi Everyone,

Our club is hosting an ATV Charity Ride for Juvenile Diabetes “Because of Brandon” on July 23rd at 9 am, behind the FireShack Restaurant, 101 4th Street Ironton.  I need volunteers to help with the event.  We will start setting up at 7 am.  I need help setting up our pop ups, hanging banners, sign posts, directing people to park and unload at the high school and where they need to line up.

Commissioner Doug Houge will speak to the group about 9:45 am.  The guided rides will leave by 10 am, to the Miller Black Bear Trail area.  The Deerwood Police and the Fire Departments will be there to help with the public safety, and they will guide people down County Road 30 and 34 to Iverson Road.

I would like your help taking people for a guided ride around the Miller Black Trail area.  We will break the riders into smaller groups for the ride and bring them back around 1 pm for a lunch special at the FireShack.  After lunch we will add up the donations and hand the money to Doug and take pictures.

McDaddy’s Donut Garage is offering free donuts in the morning.  I will have a donation bucket at both businesses.  On line donations can be made at http://brandon2022.givesmart.com please save the date and let’s raise some money for Juvenile Diabetes Education.  I will send everyone a reminder next week.  If you can volunteer, please email me back.

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President
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ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, July 9, 2022

Our next club meeting and ride is this Saturday, July 9th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th street.. We are riding the Fond Du Lac State Forest trails. Bring some snacks and beverages. Our club held a Youth ATV Safety Training class on June 25th, 23 youth passed their training and 25 instructors and volunteers came to help out. What a great turnout!!! Thank you everyone. Afterward several members cleared downed trees on the Miller Black Bear trails and the Mississippi Northwoods trails. Again thank you everyone for helping out. You can see several pictures posted on our Facebook page.

Please welcome our new members Don Cekall, Nick & Elizabeth Fairbanks, Jim & Kristy Lebun, Joe & Andrea Bednarezyk.

We are hosting our Juvenile Diabetes Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride on July 23rd at 9 am, at the FireShack in Ironton. I hope you can join us. Let’s raise some money for this great cause.

Please support our new business members Deerwood True Value, Crosby Ironton Courier, Motors N More, and Emily Motorsports, Brothers Motorsports.

Agenda:
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve June Meeting Minutes
Approve June Board Meeting Minutes – Ken
Treasures Report – Denise
Bylaws change add two Board Members and Trail Coordinator/Grant Manger to Board meetings.
Safe Trail Route meeting – Tim, Andy & Russ.
New Business members – Dave Wille
Brandon T Shirts – Michelle
Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride July 23rd – Ken
2nd Annual Ironton Fire Department Day July 30th – Ken
Anything else

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Crosby July 4th Parade and Pot Luck Update

As we have mentioned we are riding in the Crosby July 4th parade at 11 am. We will get our line up number from one of the firemen in front of the legion and line up somewhere behind the Legion. You can decorate your machine as patriotic as you like.

Let’s gather at the Wille’s at 9 am, to leave for Ironton by 9:30 a.m., it always takes a little time to get organized.

After the parade Dave & Mary Wille, are inviting everyone over to their home for pot luck and a bonfire afterwards. (23695 Oak Lane, Deerwood) From Hwy 210 take Agate Shores Road, turn right at the T, to the second street on the left. If you have family visiting they are welcome to join us. There is plenty of parking at their home and you can unload there and we can drive directly to the parade.

Jenny is bringing smoked ham for sandwiches and sloppy Joe’s will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, your own beverages and a lawn chair.

July 4th Parade & Pot Luck Picnic

Hi Everyone,

We are riding in the Crosby July 4th Parade at 11 am. We will get our line up number from one of the Firemen in front of the Legion and line up on one of the side streets somewhere behind the Legion. You can decorate your machine as patriotic as you like. Show your red white and blue, lets make a big presence. I will send out another reminder when it gets closer to the 4th.

After the parade Dave & Mary Wille, are inviting everyone over to their home for pot luck and a bonfire afterwards. (23695 Oak Lane, Deerwood) From Hwy 210 take Agate Shores Road, turn right at the T, to the second street on the left. If you have family visiting they are welcome to join us. There is plenty of parking at their home and you can unload there and we can drive directly to the parade.

Jenny is bringing smoked ham for sandwiches and sloppy Joe’s will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, your own beverages and a lawn chair.

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, June 11, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Our club meeting is Saturday, June 11th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.  

We are going to ride the trails in Emily.  OTHG has been very busy getting the trail opened up from the last storm.  There are still some trails that are closed.  We may stop somewhere afterwards to have a burger.  Bring your own snacks and beverages for the ride.  

Thank you to the volunteers that put up the new kiosk at the Mississippi Northwoods Trailhead.  It really looks nice.  Thanks to Dale Carry for building it.  Great job!  There are few pictures on our club Facebook page.

ATV Minnesota hosted their 4th Annual Ride & Roast on May 21st, at McQuiods Inn, 325 people came to have a fun day of riding and some delicious roasted pork & turkey, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad and cupcakes.  A big thanks to some great volunteers from the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders club for helping out.

We are hosting our ATV Youth Safety Training on June 25th, 8 am at the Legion.  We will need a few volunteers for registration and to help setting up the riding course.

Agenda:

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve May’s Club Meeting Minutes

Treasures Report – Denise

Board Meeting Discussion – Ken

Increase gas mileage for trail work volunteers – Ken & Andy

Add two additional Board Members – Ken

Brandon T-shirts – Michelle

Safe Trail Route meeting – Tim

Crosby Courier Article -Ken

12 x12 canopy – Andy

Pavilion – Jenny

Anything else

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hi Everyone,

It is that time again.  Our club meeting is this coming Saturday May 14, 2022, at  9 am. Please note the time change.  All of our club meetings during the riding season will start at 9 am, so we can get out to the trails to ride.  This month we are riding the Pine Center Trail area.  The weather forecast looks good, 67 and partly sunny.  Bring some snacks and beverages for the ride.

Please welcome our new club members Baxter Smith, Joe Crozon & Cathy Sheldon.  I hope I did not miss anyone.

We held our annual trail spring cleanup last Saturday.  We met at 9 am at the Miller Black Bear trailhead, 20 people came out.  Part of the group went with Andy to clean the Mississippi Northwoods trails and the rest stayed with me and we cleaned the Miller Black Bear trails.  We finished up around 2 pm.  We picked up a lot of trash and found several broken off trail sign posts. I posted several pictures on our club Facebook page.  We had a lot of fun and the weather was perfect. Thank you everyone for helping out.

Our club dues are do this month.  If you have already paid, please disregard this.  Family memberships are $20.00, individual memberships are $15.00.  Please mail them to our club address. Cuyuna Iron Range Riders, PO Box 301,Crosby, MN 56441-0301, I hope you will stay with us, we have some great rides planned and we have a lot of fun together.

We are having Club Elections this month for President, Secretary and two Board Members.

Agenda:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approve Aprils Club Minutes
  • Treasures Report – Denise
  • Brandon T-shirts – Michelle
  • County Fair Schedule & T-shirts – Andy
  • ATV Trespass Law – Larry
  • Club Stickers – Dale & Dave
  • Crow Wing County to begin exploring the safe rout connection – Ken
  • Sand Creek Bridge Funding – Russ
  • Anything else
  • Elections – Ken

Adjourn 10am

Ken Irish
Club President

Trail Work this Saturday – May 7, 2022

Hi Everyone,

As planned, we are going to clean trails this coming Saturday. We are meeting at the Miller Black Bear trailhead at 9 am. If you are not sure about the location, take county road 30 from Ironton, turn left on County Road 34, pass the Trommald city sign. Turn left on Iverson Road, follow the dirt road and turn right by the Miller Black Bear trail and follow that to the trailhead. If you put 23501 Iverson Rd, Crosby, MN 56441 in your phone it will get you there.

We are going to ride the trails and remove any fallen trees and pick up trash. Bring tree trimmers; chain saws, bring small plastic Walmart bags, they are great for picking cans and other trash. If you have small trailer to pull behind your machine, that would be helpful for picking up trash.

Please keep track of your mileage for your vehicle and ATV, it is an allowable deduction per our grant in aid expenses. You will get reimbursed.

The weather forecast looks good, 65 and party sunny. I’m going to pick up donuts. Please let me know if you are coming, I want to have enough for everyone.

Ken Irish
Club President