August 14, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone, Our next club meeting and ride is Saturday August 14th, 9 a.m. at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.

We are riding the UPM Blandin trail. We will park behind Harry’s restaurant & bar in Hill City. 137 Gill Street South Hill City, MN 55748. Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages for the ride, we will stop somewhere along the trail to eat. 

Please welcome our new members, Joe Horgen, Mike & Michelle Melenich, Justin Wheeler, Jaxqui Marano. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you for joining us. 

Several club members rode in the Crosby July 4th parade, Andy pulled a trailer with our club banners and a banner for the Because of Brandon Charity ride. We made the Brainerd Dispatch. 

We did not have a club meeting last month, we rode the Big Aspen trails in Britt, MN. We had a great turnout from our club, 27 people came and there were 14 machines. We had a pot luck picnic lunch at the trail head, Andy & I grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs. A couple of our members came up the night before and camped at the trail head. It was a nice trail area to ride. We should plan more of these trail camping and grilling rides, everyone had fun. 

Our club held our third annual Because of Brandon ATV charity ride on July 24th at the Mississippi River Northwoods Trail area, 35 people with 19 machines came out to support the cause. I spoke to the group about our club and the two trails areas we manage and thanked everyone for coming. Commissioner Doug Houge gave an update on the charity event, Amy Hart Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center spoke to the group and Commissioner Steve Barrows was in attendance. Our club is making a $250.00 donation to support Because of Brandon juvenile diabetes education. Several of the people that came were type one and two diabetics. After the guest speakers, we broke up into two groups, Andy & Russ guided the rides. For lunch we had sandwiches, chips, zucchini bars, brownies and beverages. The sandwiches came from Super One, made by Jennifer Jarvela. They were great and people commented how good they were. Great job Jennifer!  Jason’s Mom made pan of tasty zucchini bars. After everyone ate we counted all of the donations. Our club raised $2,700 for the charity event. GREAT JOB everyone for your support and donations. It was a really fun day and the weather was perfect. 

Please support our club business members. Crosby Ironton Courier, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce, & RPM Recreational PowerSports Marine of Emily.

Pledge of Allegiance
Approve June’s minutes 
Treasurer’s report – Denise 
Because of Brandon donation and food expenses
ATVAM’s fall Ride & Rally Sept 24-26 Donation
Miller Black Bear comment period Send your comments now. 
County Fair – Andy & Larry
Irondale Town Board meeting – Russ & Dale 
Cuyuna State Recreation meeting 
Explore Minnesota Ride – Ken

Upcoming event & Rides
– Explore Minnesota August 28th ride with Over the Hills Gang. We will have lunch on the trail, Sandwiches, Chips and cookies. We are parking at Greg Christensen house
– Club picnic September 11th at the Cole Lake Shelter
– After hours business meeting October 21 st, 5 p.m. Ironton Legion

Adjourn 10 a.m.
Ken Irish
Club President

Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion

Now Is Your Time

Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion 30-Day Public Comment Period

Crow Wing County Land Services Dept. is now taking public comments for the expansion of the Miller Black Bear Area Trails.

Information can be found on the counties web site at

Comments must be summitted by August 30th at 5 pm. 

Comments can be submitted by email to 
By mail to:
Crow Wing County Land Services Department
Attn: Miller Black Bear Trail Expansion
322 Laurel Street Suite 15
Brainerd, MN 56401.

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.
Because of Brandon | Powered By GiveSmart 

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