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 www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/trail_detail.html?id=97 
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

Trail Work Canceled.

Hi Everyone, 
From Andrew and I, 

We are canceling the trail work for tomorrow, its been raining all week and the trails are all wet and muddy. We are going to have a our regular meeting at 9 am. This is a big disappointment for many of us, were looking forward to getting out to work on the trails. Let’s keep an eye on the weather forecast maybe next weekend we can get out there.
See ya at the meeting. Ken   

Hi All,
It’s going to be too wet and muddy to be on the trails this weekend with 4 wheels. So, trail work is not going to happen this Saturday, we will discuss rescheduling on Saturday.  Also a reminder, I am putting together an order for t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. Check your email, website and Facebook for the form. I will have some at the meeting.
See you Saturday. 

Cuyuna Range Riders Apparel Orders

We have the opportunity to order apparel with our new club logo.  We need to get the orders in by April 16th, to Red Threads.  Andy will collect orders at the meeting on Saturday, April 9th, please make checks payable to Red Threads or if you prefer cash, please have exact change for your order.  Credit Card orders need to placed directly with Red Threads in Crosby.  

April 10, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Our next club meeting is this coming Saturday April 10, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.  Please note the time change.  All of our meetings until October we will now start at 9 am.

I’m cancelling the pancake breakfast this month, we will plan on doing that some other time.  The weather looks partly sunny and mid 50’s for Saturday.  Let’s get out and work on the trails, if the weather is permitting.  Jason is going to bring his skid steer and spread the tailings, we had delivered last fall.  Please bring some hand tools, tree trimmer, chain saw, rakes, shovels, we will clean up any brush or downed trees.  We will replace any missing trail signs too and clean up around the picnic sites and pick up trash.

Keep track of hours worked, Russ needs that so our club gets reimbursed.  Also keep track of your gas mileage on your vehicle and your 4 wheeler.  They are allowable grant in aid expenses.  You will get reimbursed.  If you are bringing equipment please contact, Russ he has the allowable rates from the DNR, he can help figure that out for you. H 218-825-0441  C 218-851-4227.

I have a small gas grill and I will bring some hotdogs and buns, lets grill hotdogs on the trail. Bring something to share if you want.  Keep it simple.

Last month we had some good discussions about getting a safe trail route into Crosby Ironton and connecting the Miller Black Bear Trail and the Mississippi Northwoods together.  Doug Houge Crow Wing County Commissioner, Dale Lueck our state representative, Jim Hunter Crosby Mayor, and Greg Stanich Ironton Mayor, and Gary Griffin Crow Wing County Lands Services were there.  The meeting was very positive.

Next month we are having club elections for vice president, treasurer and one board member. I will take nominations.

We also collect our club dues in May, $15.00 for individual and $20.00 for family, Business’s are $35.00.  You can pay at the meeting.  This will make it easier on the Treasure, so she won’t have to do all of them next month.  If you are sending a check, please make it payable to Cuyuna Iron Range Riders and mail it to P.O. 301 Crosby, MN 56441-301

Tim Sink sent me a message our next club meeting and ride is May 8th, at the Moose River trails. They are closed until May 15th, lets pick another trail.


Pledge of Allegiance

Approve minutes

Treasure’s report – Barb

May club trail ride

Club board nominations –Ken

Anything else –

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club president