Welcome to the Woodtick Wheelers Website. Celebrating our 5th Anniversary in 2014, the club now has over 400 members!

Congratulations Woodticks! We received this award at the annual conference of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) .For more info on this great organization, go to nohvcc.org.
Congratulations Woodticks! We received this award at the annual conference of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) .For more info on this great organization, go to nohvcc.org.

We proudly support and volunteer on these MN DNR programs.

Get your free copy of the new DNR Trails Atlas!
Get your free copy of the new DNR Trails Atlas!
Lewie Schrupp receives Top Salesman trophy and official club pancake batter dropper at annual meeting
Lewie Schrupp receives Top Salesman trophy and official club pancake batter dropper at annual meeting
We ride in the Longville and Hackensack parades
We ride in the Longville and Hackensack parades

Sat

23

Aug

2014

"State Fair Time" Update

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
2014 “It’s State Fair Time” Update 
 
5th Anniversary Annual Meeting Is Big Success -- About 50 people attended the meeting and club ride to Huddles. A slide show of the club’s first 5 years was shown. Andy Becker was elected to the club board. We sold over $1900 in Polaris-donated helmets, accessories and club gear. Lewie Schrupp was awarded the highly coveted “Top Salesman” trophy and the club’s new stainless steel pancake batter dropper, for his outstanding contributions keeping members well fed and attracting new members with the spring pancake breakfast and the bullhead feed held at the American Legion earlier this year.  
 
Club Brings Safety Trailer To Hackensack ‘National Night Out’ -- Thanks to the Buches and the Vanselows for setting up the trailer and passing out maps, reg books and ATV safety color books to families, in Hackensack on August 5th.
 
Sheriff’s Department Considering Starting An ATV Posse -- Sheriff Tom Burch would like to work with the club to create an ATV posse. Members would attend a meeting and be asked to help with searches for missing persons. Many members indicated their interest at the annual meeting. If you would like to be added to the list and contacted to attend an informational meeting in the future, simply reply to this email with your name. 
 
Sorry We Had To Cancel August Ride -- Due to medical issues and scheduling conflicts, we weren’t able to hold the August 9 ride at Moose River ATV Trail. Our apologies. We can schedule more rides! If you would like to lead a local ride on a weekday or Saturday at a trail system in the area, please shoot an email to Dave Halsey and he’ll send out an email to all members. 
 
Club Prez and Treasurer Updates -- Dave Halsey had 2 eye surgeries in the past 2 weeks for a detached retina. Mike Ebinger is looking at 2 possible surgeries on his digestive tract. Neither will be riding for a bit while they are healing up. Both thank you for your understanding and support. 
 
August 26th -- Woodticks At The State Fair -- Tuesday August 26th is Trails Day at the DNR Building. If you’re at the State Fair that day be sure to stop by and say hi to club members who are working as volunteers operating the DNR ATV Simulator. Last year we had over 200 kids ride it in one day, and talked to many parents about ATV safety. Thanks to this year’s volunteers: John Dickerman, Tony Bluth, Mike Burress, Richard Thompson.
 
September 19-20 -- Overnight Club Ride in Roseau -- This will be a fun ride. It’s the ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally. Some members already have motel reservations in Roseau and Warroad, or are camping at the Roseau campground.  
 
Two travel options to consider: 
1) Drive to Roseau Thursday or early Friday for the ATVAM VIP Ride. Friday Schedule: 9-10 a.m. Arrive at Polaris plant (301 5th Ave. SW); 10-11 a.m. Polaris factory tour and presentation; 11 a.m. - noon Travel to trail; Noon - 1 p.m Lunch provided at the trail; 1-4 p.m. Ride the Bemis Hill trail system.  RSVP for Friday VIP ride (for lunch count) by contacting Jonathan Bohn: jonathan@goffpublic.com or 651-815-1196. 
 
2) Drive to Roseau Friday afternoon or early Saturday. Register for Saturday ride at Brickhouse Bar & Grill (205 5th Ave. SW, next to Polaris factory) from 8:30 a.m. on. Guided rides and general riding at Bemis Hill all day. 5 p.m. social hour at Brickhouse, come as you are!  6:00 p.m. ATVAM Banquet. 6:30 p.m. general membership meeting & election of ATVAM officers, plus silent and live auctions of ATV items. 
 
Ride & Rally Registration for ATVAM members: $25 single / $50 family (includes 2 non-adult children under 18, additional children $10 each). For non-members: $45 single / $70 family (both include 1-year ATVAM membership). 
 
Link with more details and registration for ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally:  
 
Questions or to arrange meeting up with other club members in Roseau -- Contact Dave (dvhalsey@aol.com)  612-723-1987 or John Dickerman 507-317-7711.
 
September 26-27 -- Club Trailer & Youth Vehicles at Hackensack Chainsaw Event. All members are invited to visit the trailer and help for a few hours by passing out trail maps, reg books and safety materials. Kids will be invited to sit on club ATV and dirt bike, and wear helmets and safety gear, but not start the vehicles. 
 
October 4 -- Club Ride & Poker Run To Huddles (with valuable prizes!) -- Followed by Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup (need 12 volunteers, takes about an hour).
 
October 11 -- ATV Youth Safety Class, 9 a.m., at the WACC. 
This ATV training class is for operators ages 11-15. Students who are age 11 may take the complete course, but the certificate will only become valid when they reach their 12th birthday. Adults who are new to ATV riding are also encouraged to take the class. The Minnesota DNR reports a rise in the number of injury accidents among older adults who are riding ATVs for the first time.
 
Class requirements:  Prior to the class, students must complete the DNR’s independent study ATV CD-ROM, and bring a certificate of completion to the class. CDs are available from our club’s instructors, at the One Stop in Longville, or by calling DNR Enforcement Safety Training Office at 800-366-8917. Those attending the class must provide their own ATV, wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, gloves and boots (no tennis shoes) and bring a helmet with goggles or face shield. Parents must sign a parent release form, and are encouraged to help with the class.  Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lloyd Solarz at 218-682-3775.
 
Dues Renewal --  If you haven’t mailed your renewal dues for 2014, please help us finish that effort. Thanks!
 
Address, Phone or Email Change? -- Please let us know so we can keep you up-to-date on all club news and events. If you aren’t getting our emails and have an email address, please send that to dvhalsey@aol.com
 
Thanks to all our Business Members for your support!  Please give them your business. They are: 1st National Bank of Walker, Ace Hardware & Lumber, Legion Post 202, Arrowhead Builders Supply, Bear Pause Theater, Birch Lake Small Engine, Birchwood Char House and Bar, Birdie’s Mini Golf, Focalpoint Flooring, Gallery of New Creations, Hackensack Auto Value, Hackensack Lumber, Hartmann Recycling, Hilltop Sports, Huddles Resort, Kevin Larson Construction, Longville Motel, Lori’s Luv’s, Luccette’s Pizza, Mark’s Market, Netter, North Country Tire, North Lakes Marine, Oakwood Insurance Agency, Southside Fuel Plus, Stompin’ Grounds, The One Stop, Tranquility Acres, Udoms Thai Restaurant, Walker Power Equipment.
 
 
  Thanks for your support!
Watch for updates on emails, club website & Facebook.
Suggestions, new club ideas? Reply to this email.  
 
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Fri

04

Jul

2014

We love a parade!

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
Fourth of July Update, 2014
 
It’s Parade Time!
Ride your ATV, SxS, dirt bike, Jeep or mini-truck with the club in one or both of the local parades coming up. It’s always a fun time, and amazing how many shouts of support we get from the crowds in Longville and Hackensack. We’ll tow the club trailer and toss candy to the kids! Details:
 
Longville Parade, Friday July 4th -- ride or trailer your vehicle to Longville, meet at the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 10 a.m., where we’ll unload ATVs, and decorate them with flags. Bring candy to toss. The parade starts at 11 a.m.  
 
Hackensack Sweetheart Days Parade, Tuesday July 8th -- ride or trailer your vehicle to Hackensack, club will stage its vehicles at 4:30 to 5 pm, on 1st Street, south of No Name Avenue. The parade starts at 6 pm. Bring some candy to toss and decorate your ATV! This year’s theme: History of Hackensack Area. 
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20 Members Ride the Hill City ATV Trail
It was a great club ride June 7th, with many new members experiencing a trail ride for the first  time. Recent rains made the ride plenty fun...with no dust! See club Facebook page for photos.
 
Woodtick Wheelers Annual Meeting July 26th 
Help us celebrate the club’s 5th Anniversary! We’ll have a 1 hour meeting, with board elections, a half-price helmet sale (Polaris donated 50 helmets, shirts and RZR accessories. Thanks Polaris!), and a club ride to Huddles for lunch! This is always fun. Club gear also available. Location: Bursch cabin on Stony Lake. Directions from Hackensack: East 2 miles on Cty. 5, then north 3 miles on Cty. 122, road turns left (Stony Drive), go 1.5 miles, right at Y, then first left (Stony Loop). Watch for signs. For more information send email to club president Dave Halsey: dvhalsey@aol.com.
 
Our MSF Dirt Bike School was on WCCO-TV -- Nine riders took the 6-hour class on June 21st, taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation-certified coaches. Dirt bikes ranged from a Honda 50 to a KTM 450. Riders ranged from 7 years old to 60.  WCCO-TV covered the class, airing a segment that Saturday morning. You can see it at this link: 
 
Big news for young riders: MN DNR Now Recognizes ASI and MSF Safety Training Certificates -- There are two new ways for young riders to be safety certified. Thanks to a new state law, promoted by ATVAM and ARMCA, the MN DNR now recognizes the ASI ATV RiderCourse certificate and the MSF Dirt Bike School certificate for young riders to legally ride on public lands. Earlier, only a certificate from the DNR’s ATV CD & Safety Training Class or OHM Safety Training CD were recognized. This is a huge step forward, bringing MN in line with other states that recognize these national rider safety courses for young riders to be certified. According to Leland Owens with the MN DNR, riders should carry their MSF or ASI certificate when riding on public trails.
 
Plan Now For Club Ride To Roseau -- Our club rides this year include an overnight in Roseau at the ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally on September 19-20. The Friday VIP ride is always fun, riding with 15 or more DNR folks and state legislators. This year it includes a Polaris factory tour (their 60th anniversary) and a BBQ. Saturday there will be guided rides on some great trails. Book your lodging now at the AmericInn in Roseau, at this link: http://www.americinn.com/Hotels/MN/Roseau. If full, there are 4 other hotels in Roseau, and campgrounds available for those who wish to camp, which you can find doing a Google search. Options: Drive to Roseau Thursday for the Friday VIP ride and Saturday rides and ATVAM banquet. Or drive up Friday for the Saturday ride and banquet, returning Sunday. The club will be providing more details as they are made available by ATVAM and the ATV club in Roseau.  
 
Club Ride August 9 at Moose River ATV Trail -- Meet at the trailhead parking lot, off State Hwy 6 north of Outing (same location as last year) at 9:30 a.m. We’ll ride the Moose River Trail, have lunch in Outing at the Village Inn, return by mid-afternoon. Directions from Longville: east on Cty 7 to State Hwy 6, south on SH 6 about 4 miles to Ben Draper Road (big sign), go left 1/2 mile to trailhead parking lot.  
 
More Club Rides? -- If you would like to organize a club ride on a weekday or weekend, in addition to those already scheduled, send an email and we’ll help spread the word. 
 
Hoping To Wrap Up 2014 Dues -- Thanks to everyone who has sent in their club dues for 2014. The response to our mailing to all members -- which included a membership card -- was great! We’d like to wrap that up, so if you haven’t renewed, please send your check today ($20 Family / $10 Individual / $25 Business) to Woodtick Wheelers, PO Box 83, Hackensack, MN 56452.
 
Thanks for belonging to the Woodtick Wheelers, celebrating 5 years of club rides, trail projects and OHV safety education in the Hackensack/Longville area. 
 
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Sat

31

May

2014

Woodticks Are Riding!

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
News for June, 2014
 
Ride The Hill City Trail On June 7th -- Join us on this great club ride! Meet at Sunny’s gas station at Hwy’s 169 and 200 in Hill City at 9:30 a.m. (about an hour’s drive from Hackensack). There is a large lot for parking right there. Watch for the Woodtick Wheelers trailer. Bring a picnic lunch. We’ll ride the awesome Hill City Trail to the Soo Line Trail and a portion on the Blind Lake Trail, with stops at picnic areas with restrooms along the way. Bring a dust mask or bandana in case it’s dusty. Club gear will be available for sale. See attached pdfs of maps.
 
(Individual option on return trip: take the connector trail to attend the High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals. $30 one-day admission. Details at quadnamudnationals.com.)
 
Also, thanks to ATVAM, June 7-8 is “No Registration Weekend.” That means that, if your ATV is registered only for private or agricultural use, you can use your ATV on this club ride or any of the state’s public ATV trails without having to pay the trail registration fee.  
 
Dirt Bike School Is June 21st -- Always wanted to learn how to ride a dirt bike? Have teens who already ride but can use some technical instruction? Or kids 6 and up who would like to learn how to safely ride our club’s new Honda 50? Two certified coaches with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation will put on a Dirt Bike School for our club on June 21st. It’s a 6-hour class, to be held in the Park Rapids area or in the Twin Cities depending on where those attending live. The cost is normally over $100, but the MSF-certified instructors, Tom and Karen Umphress, are doing it for our club for just $35 per rider. They need to know names and ages at this time to organize the class. If you are interested in taking the class or having your kids take it, contact Dave Halsey for more details and to register, at dvhalsey@aol.com.
 
MNDOT Postpones New Longville Bridge to 2015 -- In order for the City of Longville to put an ordinance in place allowing Class I ATVs on city streets, it needs to get a Limited Use Permit from MNDOT to allow their use on State 84. MNDOT will only give the city the LUP after it replaces the bridge in town, earlier scheduled for this year. MNDOT has now postponed that construction until 2015. Class II ATVs are allowed in Longville.
 
Woodtick Wheelers in new DNR OHV Trail Atlas. Last summer, several club members volunteered as riders for a 2-day DNR photo shoot. Some of those photos are now on the DNR ATV web site and publications, including the new 72-page OHV Trail Atlas. It features maps, descriptions, parking and other information for 51 state and GIA trails for ATVs, OHMs and ORVs. To get your free copy of the atlas call the DNR at 651-296-6157, 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday. Individual trail maps are also available online atwww.mndnr.gov/ohv
 
Questions: email Dave Halsey (dvhalsey@aol.com) or call him at 612-723-1987. 
 
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Sun

27

Apr

2014

Batter Up!

Batter up! Surrounded by members of the club and Cass Cty Sheriff's Department, Lewie Schrupp makes the ceremonial first drop of pancake batter at the Woodtick Wheelers Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast. 50 people attended, including many new members.
Batter up! Surrounded by members of the club and Cass Cty Sheriff's Department, Lewie Schrupp makes the ceremonial first drop of pancake batter at the Woodtick Wheelers Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast. 50 people attended, including many new members.
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Fri

04

Apr

2014

Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast April 26, 2014

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club         NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
Spring Meeting / Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

It’s our club’s 5th Anniversary! So neither snow, nor sleet, nor a foot of ice on Stony Lake will stop us from having a fun spring meeting, complete with hot coffee, pancakes and sausages.

Please join us at the Bursch cabin on Stony Loop. (same location as last year)

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
-Pancake Breakfast
-Results of Member Survey
-Team Reports, Trail Updates
-2014 Club Rides & Community Events
-Club gear available!

Directions from Hackensack: East on Cty 5 for 2.5 miles, left (north) on Cty 122 for 3 miles, road turns west (Stony Drive), 1.5 miles to Y, right, one block, left on Stony Loop. Watch for signs.

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This is where it all started, in the fall of 2008, when residents and cabin owners discovered the Woodtick Trail had been closed to OHVs. Today the club has over 400 members!
This is where it all started, in the fall of 2008, when residents and cabin owners discovered the Woodtick Trail had been closed to OHVs. Today the club has over 400 members!

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club

P.O. Box 83

Hackensack, MN  56452

 

Our club's ATV Safety Education Trailer was purchased with a $10,000 grant from the Polaris TRAILS program. Over 1,000 people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 3,000 ATV maps, reg books and safety handouts. Thanks Polaris!
Our club's ATV Safety Education Trailer was purchased with a $10,000 grant from the Polaris TRAILS program. Over 1,000 people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 3,000 ATV maps, reg books and safety handouts. Thanks Polaris!
Every new member gets free club logo stickers for their ATVs and off-highway motorcycles.  Extra logos: $1  Also available in an embroidered patch to sew on your favorite gear. $3 each.
Every new member gets free club logo stickers for their ATVs and off-highway motorcycles. Extra logos: $1 Also available in an embroidered patch to sew on your favorite gear. $3 each.
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