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

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.

Agenda:
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