Welcome to the Woodtick Wheelers Website. Celebrating our 7th Anniversary in 2016, the club now has over 420 members!                 See this year's ride schedule under "News"

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!
We ride in the Longville and Hackensack parades
We ride in the Longville and Hackensack parades

Mon

20

Jun

2016

First Day of Summer Update

A fun ride at Round River Trails!  The rain stopped just as we unloaded our ATVs at the Stompin’ Grounds for the second club ride of the year. There was no dust, and lots of shallow puddles. We rode the winding, rocky trails on the east and west side of 64. We played a few hands of poker and passed out Gift Cards to Stompin’ Grounds, Lucettes Pizza, and the Char House restaurant. And Woodrow the Woodtick, our club’s new mascot, made its first public appearance!  

 

Woodticks attend NOHVCC Great Trails Workshop -- Dave Shaw and Dave Halsey went to the 3-day workshop, held by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (an educational nonprofit), in conjunction with the MN DNR. 40 people attended, from 6 ATV and dirt bike clubs, Hubbard County, and the DNR, including trail technicians and its “roving crew” that builds ATV trails across the state. It was one day in a classroom learning how to plan, design, build and maintain OHV trails, and two days in the field, looking at ways to improve the single-track and ATV trails at the Martineau/Round River Trail Systems north of Akeley. Attendees also got to watch trail dozers in action, building a new trail section, and going into the woods in groups to plan and flag a trail using what they learned at the Workshop. Dick Dufourd, one of the best OHV trail designers in the country led the Workshop. He is also the author of the new 350-page “Great Trails” book now being used by OHV clubs, state DNRs, the USFS and BLM, to build trails that are fun for riders, and environmentally sustainable.

 

A big thank-you to Taren Saccoman for making the Woodtick costume. To see more of Taren’s artistic talents in mosaics, sewing and jewelry, visit her Facebook page: T-sac Creations.

 

JOIN US AT THESE FUN CLUB EVENTS:

June 25 -- Club Ride & Cookout at Blind Lake ATV Trail.   Meet at parking area in Swatara, at 9 a.m. Ride Soo Line Trail east, then Blind Lake Trail south. Open to ATVs, SxSs and dirt bikes. We will stop for lunch and grill brats. All food, lemonade provided. Return to parking around 3 p.m.  Directions from Remer: East on Hwy 200, a few miles before Hill City, go south on 29 (Osprey Ave), at Swatara, go left on 7 (610th Street), go a few blocks to trail parking (same location where we had lunch on Hill City ride last year).  Check Google Maps for the best route from your location.                   

                                                                                                                                                                                

July 4 -- Club rides in Longville parade. A fun club event! This year led by Woodrow the Woodtick, moving to the music of Brad Paisley’s song “Ticks.”  Stage at Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. Decorate your ATV with flags. Bring candy to toss to kids.  

 

July 12 -- Club rides in Hackensack Sweetheart Days Parade. Stage on 1st St. south of downtown at 5:00 p.m. Parade starts at 6 p.m. Decorate ATVs and yourself to the “Fifties” theme, toss candy to kids. In the event of bad weather, the parade will move to July 13. 

 

July 16 -- Club ride at Hill City. Stage at Sunny’s Gas Station (State 200 & 169) at 9 a.m. We will ride the Hill City Trail or UPM Blandin trail, depending on trail status and group wishes.

Bring bag lunch. Return to trailers at 2-3 p.m. 

 

July 30 -- Woodtick Wheelers Annual Meeting, Elections & Club Ride to Huddles.  A one-hour meeting starts at 10 a.m., followed by a fun club ride w/ poker game and prizes, to Huddles Resort on Leech Lake for lunch. Ride or trailer your ATV to the meeting. Directions from Hackensack: East on Cty Rd 5 for 2.5 miles, north on Cty 122 for 3 miles, road turns west (Stony Drive), 1 mile to 3879 Stony Drive (before the Y). Watch for signs. 

 

Send comments and ideas to your Woodtick Wheelers Board:  

Dave Halsey, President dvhalsey@gmail.com, 612-723-1987; Andy Becker, Vice President, hackbilly1@gmail.com; Mike Ebinger, Treasurer, Membership mebinger48@gmail.com;  

 

Sherry Gayken, Secretary; Trista Becker, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Dick Nytes

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Mon

04

Apr

2016

April 1 2016 - Club News & Schedule

APRIL 1, 2016 -- CLUB UPDATE & RIDE SCHEDULE

Save The Dates!
Saturday, April 23 -- Woodtick Wheelers “Pork Chop Feed,” American Legion, Hackensack, 4-7 p.m. Thanks to Lewie Schrupp and club members who are organizing and cooking up this great community event. The past 2 years we packed the Legion with our bullhead feeds. Want to help? Just show up!  Volunteers needed to serve and clean up.

Saturday, May 7 -- Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast. Followed by club ride to Huddles, and Adopt-A-Highway cleanup for those willing and able. See ride schedule below for details and directions.
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The Woodtick Wheelers board has come up with a fun schedule for 2016, including
club rides to trails we haven’t ridden before!  Here is all the latest news and information.
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Thanks for being a member!  Please mail in your 2016 dues at this time. (Note: if you joined during October thru December of last year you are paid through 2016). We hope everyone continues to support the club and join us at our fun meetings, club rides and community events. Thanks to Mike Ebinger for printing and mailing this year’s dues renewal notice. Please send your dues in early. It makes our job a lot easier. Memberships are for the calendar year. And be sure to invite friends and other family members to join!

Support our Business Members by giving them your business!
Over 30 area businesses support our club. Stop by, say thanks, and buy something. Once again this year, we’ll be buying gift certificates from them to use as poker run and door prizes. See them all on the club web site at WoodtickWheelers.com.

Trail Ambassadors Annual Meeting -- Saturday,  April 2, at Camp Ripley, Hangar Conference Center, 11 a.m., lunch included. Thanks to Ed Anderson (in photo), for volunteering to be our club’s TA Grant Manager this year. Ed is creating our ride schedule for the summer and submitting the paperwork to the DNR for our club’s TA grant. Thanks to all our great TAs, who monitor the trails on the weekends to keep them safe for all riders. We hope to see you at the meeting. RSVP by March 30th to: stacey.stich@state.mn.us.

ATV Safety Class Instructors Recognized -- Congratulations to our club instructors who recently received their 5-year medallions from the MN DNR.

On-Line ATV Safety Training Replaces the CD -- To ride ATV on public trails, youths ages 12-15 are required to complete the MN ATV Safety online class, then sign up for a hands-on ATV class. For details and the statewide schedule, visit: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/atv/index.html. Our club holds a safety training class each October at the WACC. There is one scheduled in Grand Rapids on April 23rd.

 New Club Gear -- Long and short-sleeve T-shirts in new colors!  More camo caps! New camo fleece beenies! All available at the spring meeting, plus lots of hoodies, jackets, flags and more!
 
ATVAM needs us! If you can, also join ATVAM. You get the MN OFFROAD magazine, email updates on statewide ATV news and, most important, your membership keeps Ray Bohn, ATVAM lobbyist, at the State Capitol helping us protect the ATV Dedicated Fund and move important ATV Bills through the Legislature. Join at ATVAM.org.

Need a MN DNR Trail Atlas? Pick one up at the  spring meeting! 
The 2016 atlas will be out sometime in May.

Trail K’Nex Meeting -- Our club and 4 others met on March 19th at the Ironton Legion to share club information, look at maps and discuss how to connect trail systems and communities in the future. It was a great meeting!  Dave Shaw and Dave Halsey attended.

Looking for a cool ATV license plate? You can order a WW plate from Lone Rock Trophy. Choose from two designs. Email your plate number and Tom Johnson (a biz member!) will ship your plate directly to you. It’s just $15. Go to minnesotaatvplates.com and click on “club plates” to order.

Woodticks in Hawaii! -- Board members Sue and Dick Buche vacationed on the Big Island during March. Wearing his WW cap, past “top-salesman” Dick Buche even signed up a new member!  How does he do it?!!  (Note: Traveling this summer? Send us a photo of your family wearing club gear!) 

9th Annual ATV Spring Fling -- The Central Lakes ATV Club and Cuyuna Iron Range Riders big event is Sunday, April 17th, this year at The Bridge Tavern, State Hwy 6 in Crosby. Activities and social at 2:30, speakers, dinner and door prizes at 4:30. For tickets ($15 adults, $10 kids 10/under), call Ken Irish (a WW member!) at 651-470-2601.

ATV Search & Rescue Team -- Next training session is Saturday, April 30th, at the Moose River ATV Trailhead. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The ATV Team is assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Dept on S&R efforts. Our Team also assisted the Deputies at the Eelpout Festival in February. Thanks to all the dedicated members on this team, to Sherrie and Darcie Gayken and Dave Shaw for leading this great community effort, and to the Sheriff’s Dept for making it happen. 

New Dirt Bike Manual -- Pete Peterson of Dirt Rider magazine wrote a great “how-to” book, perfect for getting your family started riding on two wheels. It’s $22 on Amazon. Before putting kids on ATVs, many parents have them take the MSF DirtBike School, where they learn balance, looking far forward and other good riding habits. Let us know if your kids want to sign up for DirtBike School and we’ll try to get one organized locally.

RZR For Sale -- Woodtick Wheeler Cory Clarke has a 2014 RZR XP900 for sale. Includes full and half windshields, 5 year warranty, low miles. Contact Cory if interested at cory.clarke46@yahoo.com, or 763-516-7327.

Woodtick Gear Is Worn Across The U.S. and Canada!
We donate club gear to silent auctions at a few OHV and snowmobile club meetings, including the annual NOHVCC conference. Those now wearing our gear include Jack Terrell, NOHVCC staffer in Florida, Dick Lepley, long-time powersports dealer in Pennsylvania, Mike Jeffords, a NOHVCC State Partner in Montana, and Wayne Daub and his wife (shown). Wayne is executive director of the All-Terrain Quad Council of Canada (AQCC). They all say our jackets and hoodies get attention everywhere, often with questions like “What the heck is a Woodtick Wheeler?!”

Before you ride, check the DNR web site for trail status. Spring runoff keeps many trails closed, sometimes beyond the May 1st official opening day. This DNR web site shows the status of all the state trails:  http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/closures.html

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Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
2016 Event & Ride Schedule  (keep an eye on website for future updates)

April 23 -- Woodtick Pork Chop Feed,  American Legion, 4-7 p.m. or until chops are gone.

May 7 -- Spring Meeting / Pancake Breakfast / 9 a.m. at Schrupp’s Garage - Followed by club ride w/ poker game to Whipholt, and Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup (need 12 volunteers, who get free lunch at Huddles). Directions to meeting from Hackensack: East on Cty 5 for 2.5 miles, left (north) on Cty 122 for 3 miles, road turns west (Stony Drive), 1 mile to 3879 Stony Drive (before the Y). Watch for signs.

June 4 -- National Trails Day -- Club Ride at Round River Trail System. Always popular! Meet 9 a.m. at Stompin’ Grounds Campground, fast and slow groups. Trails open to ATVs, SxSs and dirt bikes. Large parking area, lunch at the Lodge afterwards. Directions from Akeley: north on State 64 about 3 miles, watch for blue “Stompin’ Grounds” sign.

June 10-12 -- High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, Hill City, not a club event this year

June 25 -- Club Ride at Blind Lake ATV Trail. Meet at Swatara parking area at 9 a.m. Ride Soo Line Trail east, then Blind Lake Trail south. Open to ATVs, SxSs and dirt bikes. Bring bag lunch. Return to parking at 3-4 p.m. Directions from Remer: East on Hwy 200, a few miles before Hill City, go south on 29 (Osprey Ave), at Swatara, go left on 7 (610th Street), go a few blocks to trail parking (same location where we had lunch on Hill City ride last year). 
                                                                                                                  
July 4 -- Club rides in Longville parade. A fun club event!  Stage at Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. Decorate your ATV. Bring candy to toss to kids. 

July 12 -- Club rides in Hackensack Sweetheart Day Parade. Stage on 1st St. south of downtown at 4:30-5:00 p.m. Parade starts at 6 p.m. Decorate ATVs, toss candy to kids. 

July 16 -- Club ride at Hill City. Stage at Sunny’s Gas Station (State 200 & 169) at 9 a.m. We will ride the Hill City Trail or UPM Blandin trail, depending on trail status and group wishes.
Bring bag lunch. Return to trailers about 3 p.m.

July 30 -- Woodtick Wheelers Annual Meeting, Elections & Club Ride to Huddles.  A one-hour meeting, followed by a fun club ride w/ poker game and prizes, to Huddles for lunch.

August 2 -- National Night Out, Hackensack  (Trailer Event, volunteers needed to hand out club info, trail maps and reg books)

August 6 -- Stony Lake Annual Meeting, not a club event

August 13 -- Club Ride at Spider Lake Trail System.  Meet at main parking lot at 9 a.m. Ride, ride, ride, with club grilling lunch afterwards at trailer. Directions from Pine River: west on Cty Rd 2 for about 11 miles, watch for state forest sign that says “Spider McKinley Road,” turn left and go 1 mile to large parking lot. You can also ride there from Hackensack or Backus. See Foot Hills State Forest map at this link: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_forests/sft00019.pdf. Maps also available at Backus DNR office.

September 23-25 -- Hackensack Chainsaw Event (Trailer event, volunteers needed Friday and Saturday to hand out club info, trail maps and reg books)

September 24th -- Club Ride, McGregor, MN, ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally, hosted by Up North Riders. Details to come.

October -- Club Ride to North Shore - Details to come. 18 went last year and had a great time!

Join us at all these fun events!  Your Woodtick Wheelers Board: 
Dave Halsey, President  dvhalsey@gmail.com,  612-723-1987; Andy Becker, Vice President, hackbilly1@gmail.com; Mike Ebinger, Treasurer, Membership mebinger48@gmail.com;
Sherry Gayken, Secretary; Trista Becker, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Dick Nytes

 

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Thu

07

Jan

2016

New Year's Resolution: Even More Fun!

Happy New Year to all 427 Woodtick Wheelers and their families!
Here are a few updates from the club board.

Save The Date!  Chili Feed & Benefit For Dick Nytes - January 23rd
Lewie and the Loopers (sounds like a band name!), who are also club members, are holding a Chili Feed & Benefit for Dick and Karen Nytes, to help offset expenses for their many trips to Rochester, where Dick has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer at Mayo Clinic.
It’s Saturday, January 23rd, from 4 to 7 pm at the American Legion Post 202 in Hackensack. Dick has been a Woodtick Wheeler from the very beginning, is on the board, and has probably done more work behind the scenes than anyone, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, moving club gear boxes, towing the trailer, being the “sweeper” on club rides, repairing our ATVs, riding in parades, volunteering at all our club events, and on and on. When anyone on the Loop needs a tool, hardware, something built, repaired or hauled, a cabin watched, a dock pulled, or a driveway plowed, Dick is always there with his RZR, ATV or Bobcat, ready to help, always with a smile. Tell your friends, come hungry, and bring your checkbook, as there will also be a silent auction at the chili feed, including ATV helmets and riding gear.  See you there!

Volunteer Trail Ambassador Training Class -- If you are currently an ATV Youth Safety Class Instructor and would like to join our team of Volunteer Trail Ambassadors, there is a class scheduled for March 19, 2016, 9:30am, in Grand Rapids at the MN Interagency Fire Center (MIFC), 402 SE 11th St. Pre-registration is required.  Individuals registering for this training must be a Certified MN DNR Volunteer ATV Instructor. For more information, contact RTO Shelly Patten, by registering by email shelly.patten@state.mn.us or at 218-244-8051. To see the list of classes scheduled to become an ATV Safety Training Instructor or a Trail Ambassador, go to this page of the DNR web site:  http://dnr.state.mn.us/safety/instructors/training.html
January 30th Next Training Date For ATV S&R Team  The next training date for the ATV Team of the Cass County Search & Rescue will be January 30th at the Deep Portage Learning Center. We will be going over GPS training and a few other items. Members will not need their ATVs. Training will be from 9:00 a.m. until around 1:00 p.m.  Thanks everyone! for your patience and for being part of this great community effort.


Where would you like to ride?  The club board will soon be planning our meetings, events and club rides for the coming year. They are always fun and everyone is welcome. We ride all the local trail systems, including Round River (Akeley), Spider Lake (Pine River), Moose River (Outing), Soo Line, Hill City, and the new Emily/Outing Trail. Last fall a group of 18 members rode the Moose Walk/Moose Run Trails on the North Shore. Send us any and all ideas you have for our club meetings, events and rides you’d like to see this year. Thanks!

Update On Scott Meyers
Scott Meyers received medical care and therapy in the Twin Cities following a stroke, continued his rehab in Grand Rapids and is now back home in Remer. Scott and Theresa are very active club members, TAs and ATV Safety Class Instructors. Theresa reports that once she learns how to drive Scott’s truck and pull their big trailer, they hope to be riding with the club this year in their side-by-side. Scott is an incredibly positive person -- Go Scott!

To read success stories about ATV clubs and trails around the country, subscribe to the free NOHVCC e-newsletter. Go to NOHVCC.org, add your email address in the upper right corner of the home page. To read the newsletter, go to “materials” and scroll down to “newsletter.”  NOHVCC was created 25 years ago by a couple guys at Honda, to promote responsible OHV recreation and help create ATV clubs and state associations across the U.S.  They succeeded!
 
Change of phone number, email address or mailing address? Please let us know.
Wondering if you’re up to date on your club dues? Reply to this email.

Thanks for being a member of the Woodtick Wheelers!  See more club photos on our Facebook page and our web site: woodtickwheelers.com.

Our New Year’s Resolutions: Even more rides and more fun in 2016!

Your Woodtick Wheelers Board:  Dave Halsey, President  dvhalsey@aol.com, 
612-723-1987; Andy Becker, Vice President, hackbilly1@gmail.com; Mike Ebinger,
Treasurer, Membership mebinger48@gmail.com 218-507-0153 Sherry Gayken,
Secretary; Trista Becker, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Dick Nytes

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Fri

28

Aug

2015

State Fair Time Update! 

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club                                                                         

State Fair Time Update 2015


News, Updates & Woodticks On A Stick! Note change in dates on Sept/Oct club rides


National Night Out -- Thanks to Dick Buche for setting up the the trailer in Hackensack for this event on Aug. 4th. And to the other club members who passed out trail maps and other handouts to the public.


Emily/Outing Trail Club Ride -- We had a great time on this mid-August ride, and recommend it to everyone. We started at the Moose River ATV Trail parking area off State 6, rode down to Emily, went to the corn feed at Granny’s Bar & Grill, and did a 45 mile loop that’s a mix of winding trails and Forest Roads. It’s very well signed and fun. 


More Hoodies!  We had a run on hoodies at the annual meeting and ran out of charcoal and blaze orange. Never fear! We ordered more and will have them at our upcoming club events! Along with more camo hoodies, and lined camo wind jackets for fall hunting. We will even ship orders, just reply to this email for info.


Trail Ambassador Update -- Our club’s TAs rode a total of 210 hours through July. We will be receiving our mid-year grant check from the DNR shortly, and reimbursing all our TAs for their riding expenses. 


ATV & SxS Demo Rides! -- Lakes Area Powersports (formerly Walker Power, and a new Business Member!) will be holding demo rides of Polaris and Can Am vehicles. Dates are Saturday, August 29th, 3-5 pm at the Stompin’ Grounds Lodge & Campground (3 miles north of Akeley on State 64). And Saturday, October 3rd, 2-4 pm at the Moondance Fairground during Harvest Moon (2.5 miles east of Casino on State 200). Questions: 218-547-1558. Stop by, ride and say hi to Doug and Mary Jo Wolter, dealership owners, who are long-time riders, have a combined total of 30 years experience on the manufacturing side of the powersports industry, and are very supportive of the Woodtick Wheelers. Riders must be 18 or older, have an ATV safety certificate if born after July 1, 1987, a helmet and goggles, and will be required to sign a waiver.


September 26 -- Next Club Ride! -- At the ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally -- This is a fun day. Club members went last year in Roseau. This year, the main day of the annual ATVAM event is September 26, at Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City. North Woods Quads is the host ATV club. Registration is 9 am to 5 pm at the Quadna Chalet. Quadna entrance is on State 169, 1 mile south of State 200. There will be guided rides and general riding on the Hill City, UPM Blandin, Soo Line, Moose River and Outing-Emily Trails. Meet back at the chalet for the social hour starting at 5 pm and the banquet at 6 pm. Ribs and chicken catered by Harry’s Bar, with a cash bar. Music provided by Last Call Entertainment. There is a short meeting and an auction of ATV gear and accessories, large and small. There is also a silent auction. Our club will donate a Polaris helmet and other gear to the auctions. Camping is available. Registration for ATVAM members and non-members is $35 per person and $20 for kids 16 and under, which covers everything. ATVAM memberships will be available at a discounted rate of $15. ATVAM requests registrations by September 21st to get a head count for the banquet. Registration form and other details are at atvam.org. See you there!

 

September 25-26 -- Hackensack Chainsaw Event  This was our best community event last year. So we’re doing it again. We’ll have the club trailer and youth ATV and motorcycle there. Club members will be passing out trail maps, reg books and kids ATV safety color books and crayons, and signing up new members.  We need a few more members to work the trailer on Friday and Saturday. Please reply to this email if you’d like to visit with riders and answer their questions about the club and riding in our area.


October 3 -- North Shore Club Ride! (Originally scheduled for Sept 19) Thanks to Trista and Andy Becker for organizing this fun weekend trip to the North Shore. Drive to lodging in Duluth or Silver Bay area Friday. Saddle up on Saturday morning at the trail parking lot in Silver Bay (across State 61 from motels) and ride on the Moose Walk, Moose Run and Red Dot Trails. Return Sunday. Dick Buche reports that the Mariner Motel in Silver Bay has openings (800-777-8452). For more details on this trip, contact Trista Becker by email at: tbecker7680@gmail.com. Here is a link to the DNR’s trail map for the area: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/ohv/moosewalk_mooserun.pdf.

 

October 3 -- Cass County ATV Posse Training -- Thanks to everyone who attended our organizational meetings. 15 club members have submitted applications to the Sheriff’s Department. Initial training in CPR, first aid, GPS and radio is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 9 am to 1 pm at the Cass County Land Department office, on State 87 in Backus. A mock search will be scheduled for later in the fall. We are looking for more members to join the ATV Posse. Reply to this email if interested. Thanks to Posse Team Leaders for leading this effort: Darcie Gayken, Ed Anderson, Dave Shaw.

October 10 -- Club ride to Huddles & highway cleanup. Originally Oct 3rd. We had to move this back a week, in place of the Hill City ride, which by October we will already have done three times. Meet on Stony Loop near Halsey cabin (4450 N. Stony Loop) at 10 am. Ride to Huddles, clean highway and all volunteers are treated to a free lunch at Huddles. We need 12 people to make the cleanup easy. Please email Dick Buche if you can help (dick.buche@gmail.com). Thanks!

October 17th -- ATV Youth Safety Class, 9 am, Walker Area Community Center -- We partner with the Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies to put this class on. 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, which is now on-line at http://offroad-ed.com/minnesota/. There is a cost for the new on-line class. After completing the class, print out your ATV/OHM Safety Voucher and bring that to the hands-on riding class. For the rest of the year, students may also continue to use the DNR’s CD-ROM, and bring a certificate of completion to the class. CDs are available from our club’s instructors, at Lakes Area Power Sports in Walker, 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.

RZR For Sale -- Cory Clarke has a 2014 RZR XP900 for sale. Includes full and half windshields, 5 year warranty, has 570 miles. Contact Cory if interested at cory.clark46@yahoo.com.

We’re still looking for renewal dues from a few dozen members. Please send to PO Box 83, Hackensack, MN 56452. Thanks for your support!

Send us your ideas and comments on the club. 
Thanks!  Your Woodtick Wheelers Board
Dave Halsey, President  dvhalsey@aol.com,  612-723-1987
Andy Becker, Vice President, hackbilly1@gmail.com,
Mike Ebinger, Treasurer, Membership   mebinger48@gmail.com  218-507-0153
Sherry Gayken, Secretary; Trista Becker, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Dick Nytes

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Wed

05

Aug

2015

Aug. 15th, 2015 - Club Ride - Note: New starting point

We had planned to meet at Granny’s Bar & Grill in Emily, but they have a big Corn Feed that day so parking there will be impossible. Instead, meet at the Moose River ATV trailhead parking lot, off State Hwy 6 north of Outing (same location as previous years) at 9:00 a.m. We’ll ride to Emily, eat at the Corn Feed (hot dogs, brats, pork on a stick, free sweet corn!) and ride back. 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. Join us on the ride and bring friends and family! This link to the DNR web site has more details and a map of the Moose River Trail: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/trail_detail.html?id=15

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Wed

05

Aug

2015

Annual Meeting & Ride dedicated to memory of John Dickerman

What a day! 65 people showed up for the annual meeting and almost 40 ATVs and SxSs rode to Huddles for lunch, both dedicated to the memory of John Dickerman, club VP and good friend, who died suddenly in early July. 33 riders were family and close friends of John who drove from southern MN and WI, to help us celebrate John's life. Thanks to Tom Johnson at Lone Rock Trophy for donating the slate memorial. And thanks to everyone who participated!

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Fri

29

May

2015

Club Ride June 6, 2015, at Spider Lake Trails

Whether this is your first ride with the club or your next ride, this will be a good one.

We’re riding at the Spider Lake Trails, the first designated ATV trail system built by the MN DNR over 10 years ago, and still one of the best. It has everything from trails that are smooth and sandy to rough and rocky. All trails are open to Class I and II ATVs. Some are also open to off-highway motorcycles and 4WD trucks. And there’s a nice sandy beach at Spider Lake if you want to go for a swim.

Meet at the main parking lot at 9 a.m. Watch for the club trailer. Guided rides will be provided. Or ride at a quicker pace in your own group. You can’t get lost. There are about 30 miles of loops and they all lead back to the main Forest Road.

You can also ride to Spider Lake from Hackensack or Backus, through the Foot Hills State Forest. There’s a map showing the routes, at this MN DNR web site: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_forests/sft00019.pdf. Maps are also available at the DNR office in Backus.

Free lunch!
We’ll be grilling hot dogs for all members about noon at the trailer, on the club’s new Weber grill. Bring your favorite beverage. We’ll also have water and pop in a cooler.

Can’t ride in the morning?
Come at noon, have a hot dog and ride all afternoon! We’ll have all the club gear there. It’s also a good time to pay your 2015 club dues.

We hope you join us on this fun club ride!

Directions from Pine River:  West on Cty Rd 2 for about 11 miles. Watch for a brown State Forest sign that says “Spider McKinley Road.” Turn left onto the Forest Road, go 1 mile to large parking lot (kiosk has maps and reg books; outhouse).

For more information and a map of Spider Lake Trails, go to this DNR web site: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ohv/trail_detail.html?id=27.


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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.