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.


  • 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

No Trail Work Saturday, April 30, 2022

Hi Everyone,
Our ATV Club had planned to do our annual spring clean up on the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi River Northwoods Trails this Saturday.

The weather forecast for Saturday is 46 degrees and 90% rain. Let’s plan on the following Saturday May 7th. The long range forecast looks better.

I will send everyone another message early next week.

Ken Irish
Club President

April 9, 2022 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

It is that time again. Our club meeting is Saturday April 9th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th street.

The weather is starting to get a little nicer and our trails open May 1st, weather permitting. We will need to get out later this month and check trail conditions and do any necessary trail work. We are getting some very good club attendance; 39 people attended last month. Keep on coming, we have some great trail rides and events planned!

Tim Sasse has been working on adding e-commerce for our website, you will be able to pay your dues online, which are due at our club meeting in May. Individual membership is $15.00 family is $20.00. You can always pay ahead, if you like, or mail it to our club address. (This makes it easier for our Treasurer)
Cuyuna Iron Range Riders
PO Box 301
Crosby, MN 56441-301
Please make your check payable to the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders. If you have already paid, just disregard this. Thank you for being our member!

Jenny, Alan & Andy are planning a Club ride weekend in Babbitt/Ely area in October.

Our Club Elections are in May for President and two Board Members.

Pledge of Allegiance
Approve March Club Minutes
Treasures Report – Denise
Grant in Aid Account Balance & Mileage – Russ
Trail Expansion Cost – Russ
ATV MN Fall Ride & Rally – Club Sponsorship Package – Denise & Ken
Crosby Newspaper article – Ken
Safe Route Committee Appointment – Russ
E-commerce Web Payment – Tim
Business Membership Letter –Tim
Because of Brandon Charity Ride – Ken & Ben
Event Insurance – Russ
T – Shirts – Andy
April Trail Clean Up – Andy
Babbitt/Ely Ride – Andy & Jenny
Club Election Nominations –Ken
Adjourn 11:15 am

Please support our business members. Recreational Powersports Marine in Emily and the Crosby Courier paper.

Ken Irish
Club President

March 12, 2022 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time again. Our club meeting is Saturday March 12th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th street.  The legion is open for breakfast if anyone wants to come early, I hear they have a good breakfast.

We held our first meeting of the New Year last month, 41 people came, what a great turnout!  It was fun to visit and see everyone and our club provided lunch.

Several new people joined our club, please welcome David Murphy, Karen Baldwin, Luke & Jennifer Horton, Jason & Jane Winter and their daughters, Arianna & Alexis.

ATV Minnesota is kicking off the riding season with their Ride & Roast at McQuoids Inn, Isle, MN on May 20th & 21st, with guided rides and roasted pig & turkey dinner.  $20.00 per adult, kids 10 and under eat free.  Registration is open.

Let’s make riding plans for the season.

  • Approve – February Club Minutes
  • Treasures Report – Denise
  • Grant in Aid Account Balance – Russ
  • Membership Payment E-Commerce & Business Membership Letter – Tim
  • Business Member Decal & ATV Club Flags – Andy
  • Chamber Revised Letter – Ken
  • Citizen Advisory Meeting – Russ
  • Trail Counters – Ken
  • Ben Moore – Because of Brandon & FireShack Restaurant
  • Club Ride Schedule
  • Club Elections May – Ken
  • Adjourn 11 am

Ken Irish
Club President

February 12, 2022 – ATV Club Meeting

Hi Everyone,

Our club meeting is February 12th, 10 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th street.

Let’s make plans for the new year. We are going to have lunch for everyone, our club is buying. It’s our way of saying thank you for volunteering and being our club member. Your family and friends are welcome.

Please welcome our new club members Scott & Becky Risnes.

We held our first Business After Hours meeting on October 21st, at the Ironton Legion. We shared this event with Over the Hills Gang ATV Club. Several business owners attended and Senator Carrie Ruud joined us as well. Over 50 people attended. Perry May, OTHG President, and I gave a presentation about our clubs and the benefit the recreation brings to the area. It was a good event.

Friday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm, we had a board meeting at the legion to discuss Grant in Aid costs and reimbursement for volunteers.

Our club received a $250.00 donation from Anthony Koop, Gambling Manager for Ironton Legion.  

A big shout out to everyone that volunteered to help at the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest.

The Miller Black Bear Trail 12.5 mile trail expansion was approved by the Crow Wing County commissioners.


  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approve October’s Club meeting minutes
  • Approve October’s Board meeting minutes
  • Treasures report – Denise
  • Dave Willie- truck claim – Dave & Andy
  • Business membership increase – Tim & Sue
  • Legislative Summit – Ken & Andy
  • Over The Hills Gang Ride request – Ken & Andy
  • DNR seasonal meeting January 19th – Ken & Andy
  • ATV MN Vision Conference April 23rd-24th Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Ride Schedule
  • Trail Safety -Ken
  • Grant in Aid payments from October 23, 2021 & Account Balance-Russ
  • Anything else.

Order lunch

Adjourn 11:15

Ken Irish
Club President

Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Contest

As in the past we are looking for volunteers, to help do border patrol at the Jaycees Ice Fishing contest. Please bring your ATV or Snowmobile for patrolling. We will be working this event with the Central Lakes ATV Club. Anyone who wants to help is welcome (friends, family).

The event is scheduled for January 29, 2022, on Gull Lake’s Hole-in-the-Day Bay.

We will be meeting at the Shafer’s Food parking lot (23962 Smiley Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468) at 6:30 am. We will all go together to the lake.

To sign up or questions contact,

Russell, txt or call 218-851-4227

Contest Information

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your family, 2021 has been a good year for our club and thanks to everyone for being a member! We had many fun rides and made some great memories and we gained some new members along the way. The Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi Northwoods trails have become popular riding areas. Our trails are well maintained and cared for by our club. We have seen some very nice comments posted on Facebook, from people that came to ride our trail systems.

Andy, Russ and myself met with Tom Stack from Crow Wing County in April and looked at expanding the Miller Black Bear trail area. Russ has sent a trail application for the new trails to the county, it will be reviewed by the County Commissioners in January, for approval for the 12.5 miles of trails we plan to add to the area. It will be a two year expansion project starting in 2023. Our ATV Safety Training class was also very successful, we certified 21 more youth with many of you volunteering. The Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Charity Ride was big success, we raised $2,600 for the cause. Our club can take pride in these accomplishments.
We are not going to have a club meeting in January. ATV Minnesota is having there Legislative Summit on January 8th, at Treasure Island near Red Wing, Andrew and I will be attending.
We will have our first club meeting on  February 12th and will make plans for the New Year.  Andrew and I will give an update on what we can expect from next year’s legislative session.
Thanks to everyone for volunteering, helping out and being there when we needed you, let’s make 2022 another great year!
Ken Irish
Club President