Welcome to the new Woodtick Wheelers Website

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

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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Mon

10

Mar

2014

ATV Trails Open In 60 Days!

March 1, 2014 Late-Winter Update
 
Club Survey - It’s hard to believe but the club is 5 years old this year! We sent out a short, 10-question survey to all members to see what they like about the club and what they’d like to see us do in the future. We’ll share the results at our spring meeting/pancake breakfast. Thanks to everyone who took the survey. If you haven’t taken it, please do. You just need to go to your email list, find one sent on February 9 titled “Woodtick Wheelers Member Survey”, open the email and click on the link. That will take you to the survey.  
 
168 Comments To DNR! -- Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment to the DNR during the 30-day public comment period for our ATV/OHM Trail proposal. The DNR received 168 comments from our club and others! Comments in favor of the trail: 145. Comments with concerns: 23. We reviewed the comments at a meeting with the DNR and county. One major issue: since we started this project, Whipholt Beach Road that goes from Huddles to the beach has changed from a county road to a township road. Pine Lake Township still supports the trail, but does not want the dirt road to be part of a designated ATV trail. The Trail Team is looking at our options and will report on it at the spring meeting.
 
Club Volunteers At Back To Hack - Eight hearty Woodticks helped at Back to Hack, Hackensack’s Winter Festival, by monitoring the Saturday morning walk/run. And it was cold! Thanks volunteers! WCCO News featured Hackensack and Back To Hack that week. 
 
Club Buys Youth ATV, Looking For Youth Dirt Bike - We picked up our new 2014 Polaris Outlaw 90 ATV, purchased with a Polaris TRAILS grant. We’re also planning to buy a new or used dirt bike. Let us know if you see one for sale. They will be a great addition to our Safety Education Trailer, attracting kids to the trailer so we can talk to them and their parents about safe riding. Thanks Polaris! And thanks Walker Power for a great price on the youth ATV!             
 
More Kids ATV Safety Coloring Books & Crayons -- We used some money from our Trail Ambassador grant to order another 2,000 Adventure Trail activity books from NOHVCC. We’ll be distributing them to restaurants, chamber offices and businesses in the area as part of our ongoing effort to encourage safe, responsible riding of ATVs.
 
Youth ATV Safety Classes Help Lower Accidents and Fatalities -- A report from the MN DNR shows that in 2013, there were 12 ATV-related fatalities, 11 on Class I ATVs and 1 on a Class II ATV (side-by-side). Every one is tragic. Unfortunately, none of the individuals involved had ATV Safety Certificates. Most involved adults and machine roll-overs. Only 2 were under 16 years of age, which the DNR attributes to Minnesota’s successful youth ATV safety education program, one of the best in the nation. To see the DNR report, go to this link:http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/enforcement/incidentreports/index.html.
 
Want to be more involved in trail building? Come to the ATVAM Region 3 All- Club Meeting - For the third year in a row, our club is organizing a meeting of all the ATVAM clubs in Region 3 (9 counties, 13 clubs). It’s a great meeting, with folks from MN DNR and county land departments, where clubs show their trail projects and discuss common challenges and opportunities, and get trail updates from the DNR. Our club usually has a half dozen members attend. If you’d like to get more involved with trail projects, and learn what’s coming from clubs, the DNR and ATVAM, this is a great opportunity, so please join us. The 3rd annual Region 3 all-club meeting is Saturday, March 29, 9am-1pm, at the Crooked Lake Town Hall in Outing. Questions? Call Dave Halsey at 612-723-1987. 
 
The club sold over $150 in merchandise over the holidays. Thanks everyone! See club web site for gear and prices. We’re happy to mail it, or pick up a shirt and cap at the spring meeting.
 
2013 Ranger XP 900 For Sale -- Dave Halsey turned in his Polaris loaner vehicle, so it’s now available for sale at Walker Power. It’s sunset orange, with a steel roof, glass windshield, glass rear window, and 4500 lb. winch. Call Walker Power if you’re interested in a great Ranger with just 500 miles on it.  Club member David Mach also sells used ATVs. Contact him at this email: machcco@yahoo.com
 
2014 Meetings & Events being planned. One of the top comments in our survey was that members want more club rides, including an overnight ride on the North Shore. Watch for future emails with our schedule of club events for the coming riding season, that starts May 1.
 
Watch our web site and Facebook page for more news, photos and updates! 
Thanks for your support!  Send us your comments and fun club ideas for rides and events!  
 
Only 2 months till the ATV and OHM trails open! Watch for a future email with details on our spring meeting/pancake breakfast!
 
Your Woodtick Wheelers Board: 
Dave Halsey, President  dvhalsey@aol.com  612-723-1987 
John Dickerman, Vice President   johnandjoycedickerman@gmail.com  507-317-7711 
Mike Ebinger, Treasurer, Membership   mebinger48@gmail.com  218-507-0153 
Sue Buche, Secretary     Julie Andrews, Dick Buche, Karen Nytes, Dick Nytes, Lloyd Solarz
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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 300 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 300 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. In 2012, over 800 people visited it at community events, where we passed out over 500 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. In 2012, over 800 people visited it at community events, where we passed out over 500 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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