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.  atvmn.org/events-news/45-ride-roast

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.

Agenda;

  • 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 heittola@brainerd.net, txt or call 218-851-4227

Contest Information

http://www.icefishing.org

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

No ATV Club Meeting in January

Hi Everyone,

We are not going to have a Club meeting in January. ATV Minnesota is having their Legislative Summit on January 8th at Treasure Island near Red Wing. Andrew and I will be attending. We will have our first Club meeting February 12th at 10 a.m. and make plans for the New Year. Andy and I will give an update on what we can expect for next year’s legislation session.

Merry Christmas Everyone.   

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Board Meeting 

Hi Everyone, 
We are having a Club Board meeting this Friday at 6:30 pm, at the Ironton Legion 232 4th Street. Crow Wing County is updating there compressive trail plan and they are looking for suggestions and input from trail users. Russ Heittola our Trail Grant Manger has asked us to get together and discuss this. We need to think about our long term plans and where we would like to make trail connections. The meeting is open to everyone. The restaurant is also open, if anyone wants to order food. 
Ken Irish
Club President

Business After Hours Meeting

Hi Everyone, 
I’m sending everyone a reminder that we are hosting a Business After Hours event with the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber on Thursday, October 21st, from 5 to 7 pm at the Ironton Legion (232 4th Street). We are sharing this event with the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club.

This is a great opportunity to meet the area business owners and let them know what we are doing. It is open to everyone. We are providing some tasty appetizers and there will be some very nice raffle prizes. Come a little hungry, there will be plenty to eat.  

Ken Irish
Club President

October 9, 2021 – ATV Club Meeting and Ride

Hi Everyone,
Our next club meeting and ride is Saturday, October 9th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. It is our last club meeting and ride for the season. We are riding from Spider Lake to Hackensack, it’s a very nice trail ride, we will stop for lunch at a restaurant up there. Its been a great year, lots of fun rides, laughs, and good times. We are hosting an after hours business meeting with Over The Hills Gang ATV Club on October 21st from 5 – 7 pm at the Ironton Legion. This is coinciding with the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber, they are inviting businesses in Crosby and Ironton to join us. This will be a good opportunity to meet them, please keep the day open. Courtney Condon from the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber will be at our meeting to update us on the event. 
Sunday October 10th at 9 am, Andrew has planned a trail clean up at Miller Black Bear. Please keep track of your mileage on your vehicle and ATV, they are reimbursable grant in aid expenses. 
This is from Andrew;
Remember our club meeting and trail ride is Saturday, October 9th, in conjunction with that we are planning our fall trail clean up day. Let’s meet at the Section 6 – Miller Black Bear parking lot Sunday, October 10th at 9 am. For the trail clean up, bring chain saws, loppers and gloves. Please wear bright clothes or a safety vest, the trails are still open (we are hoping the safety clothing order will be in on time). Bring your own snacks and beverages.  

Agenda; 
Pledge of Allegiance 
Cuyuna Lakes Chamber – Courtney Condon
Approve September Club Minutes
Treasures report – Denise
Trail signs, kiosk, safety vests/shirts – Andrew
Safe trail route – Ken
Grant in Aid payments – Russ
Anything else 
Adjourn 10 am
Ken Irish
Club President

Cuyuna Iron Range Riders Fall Trail Clean Up Sunday, October 10th

Remember our club meeting and trail ride is Saturday, October 9th, in conjunction with that we are planning our fall trail clean up day. Let’s meet at the Section 6 – Miller Black Bear parking lot Sunday, October 10th at 9 a.m. For the trail clean up, bring chain saws, loppers and gloves.

Please wear bright clothes or a safety vest, the trails are still open (we are hoping the safety clothing order will be in on time). Bring your own snacks and beverages.