Welcome to the Woodtick Wheelers website!                            Celebrating our 13th Anniversary in 2022, the club has 350 members!                                                                                                                              Have a question about the club, our DNR Trail Ambassador Program, ATV Youth Safety Classes, Search & Rescue Team, ATV rules, regs or where to ride? Go to "Contact" and shoot us an email. We are glad to answer any and all questions.  If you are an active member and are not receiving our monthly e-newsletter, go to the contact us page and send us your name, address and current email address...thanks!

 

 

On the ATVMN Ride and Rally Presidents Ride,

a Woodtick Wheeler Rescues Eric and Family, Members of the CCRiders ATV Club from Carlton County, MN.

Some of the Cass County Search and Rescue Team Members Talked with curious attendees at the ATVMN Ride and Rally Fair

 

Junior Woodtick Wheeler Member dances the Wodrow dance for Fair attendees, 2022 ATVMN Ride and Rally Fair

2023 Club Schedule Coming Soon!

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2022 Club Schedule

 April 

30 — Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast, 9.am., The Hub, 213 1st St S, Hackensack. Short team reports, opportunity to renew membership, all club gear on hand, New! 50% OFF on all clothing items $25 and up. Great deals, high quality.

 

May

1-15 — State ATV Trails open. Before you go, check open/closed status on DNR website for trails and state forest roads.

 

7 — Search And Rescue ATV Team Training - 9 am - 3 pm, Backus, Cass Cty Land Dept building - 218 Washburn Ave.  

 

14— Fishing opener

 

21— Club ride at ATV MN Ride & Roast, Isle, MN — pancake breakfast, guided rides with trail lunch on Soo Line South, Red Top, Foxy Loop and Solana Loop Trails, evening banquet with roast turkey/pork dinner. A fun day to meet riders and see all kinds of ATVs from across MN. Details and registration at atvmn.org. $20 pre-registration. $25 at the door. 

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21 — Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, 10 am. Meet at Anderson’s South Shore Resort (formerly Huddles), in Whipholt. We need 8-12 volunteers, takes about an hour, with free lunch at Andersons for all volunteers. Hi-vis vests, bags and pickup tools provided. Bring gloves. Prize for best find in the ditch. To reserve your spot, please contact Scott Agre:  scottagre01@gmail.com  913-219-5021. 

28 — Memorial Day Weekend 

 

June

4— Club Ride on Round River Drive ATV Trail, Akeley. A club favorite. Meet at 9 am at Stompin Grounds Lodge & Campground, 26993 MN-64, 3 miles north of Akeley. Large parking area. Ride till about 1 or 2 pm, have lunch at the Lodge. Ride leader is Paul Vashro: pav10@aol.com, 763-420-8147.

 

11—Two ATV Safety Classes, Walker Area Community Center, 105 Tower Ave. Youth must pre-register and take DNR on-line course prior to class, details on DNR website. Class #1 - 9am to noon (kids should arrive 15 minutes early to register). Class #2 - 1pm to 4pm. Details and instructor signup sheet for two classes will be sent by Craig Wadzink, team leader: 763-300-0094 cdwadzink@gmail.com. Classes fill up fast, call Craig to register young rider ages 11-15 asap. Parent must also attend class, sign paperwork. 

 

17-18 — Moondance Country Music Weekend. Club’s SAR Team members may assist deputies.

 

18— Ride opportunity.  Over The Hills Gang ATV Club’s Annual Pork-N-Ride at Log Cabin, Emily. 10 am, 9 guided rides, BBQ, raffles. Details at club’s website and Facebook page. 

 

 

July

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4— Longville parade. We ride our decorated ATVs, with  club trailer. Meet at Salem Church parking lot at 10 am. Parade starts at 11 am. Bring candy to toss to the kids. 

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16— Club Ride on Bigfork to Balsam Connection Trail. Last year we started in Balsam, this year we’ll start at the other end of the trail. Meet at 9 am at the trailhead, a large parking area south of Bigfork on Highway 38, just west on Rajala Mill Road. Lunch at Antler Lodge. Ride leader is Chris Emerson: 218-566-1566  b174894@gmail.com Trail map is on DNR website, Avenza app and Ride Command app.

 

21-23 — Moondance Rock Music Weekend, Walker. SAR team members may assist deputies.

30 — Woodtick Wheelers Annual Meeting - Updates, board election, details to come 

 

August

2 — Volunteer opportunity. National Nite Out, Hackensack Community Center, Club ATV Safety Ed trailer there, TAs and members visit with public, pass out maps, reg books, answer questions. Deputies there with display and military RZR.

 

6— Club ride on UPM Blandin Trail. A very nice, easy trail through forest. Meet at 9 am at trailhead, 8 miles north of Hill City on State 169, east on Smith Drive to parking. Ride to Hill City for lunch. A very popular club ride! Ride leader is Paul Vashro.

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27— Club ride on Emily Outing and Emily Blind Lake Trails. Meet at 9 am at parking area in Outing, one block east of State 6 on Cty 58 (Overflow at Halsey’s house). Ride Emily Outing B Trail south to Emily, jump on the new Emily Blind Lake Trail, return on Cty 1 from trail shelter (like last year). Our club helped build the boardwalks on both trails. 

 

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16-17 — Club ride at ATV Minnesota State Convention (Ride & Rally) this year in Fifty Lakes, 16 miles east of Pine River on Cty 1. Full details at atvmn.org.  Host club: Over The Hills Gang. Friday: pancake breakfast, VIP Ride with DNR and legislators, with lunch at Pickled Loon Saloon, evening ATV MN membership meeting with “Salute to ATV Clubs” video. Saturday: 10 guided rides or ride on your own option. Our club leads the “Woodtick Ride” from Moose River trailhead off State 6 north of Outing to Fifty Lakes, attend ATV Fair, live bands, lunch at food trucks, return to Moose River trailhead (60 mile roundtrip). Those interested can trailer back to Fifty Lakes for afternoon/evening events. Ride leader is Brian Markley, sweeper is Dave Shaw.  

Club trailer and Woodrow the Woodtick will be at ATV Fair, visit with riders and sell gear (contact Dave Halsey if interested in helping for a few hours).

 

Registration required separately for Friday and Saturday rides (25 max vehicles on each Saturday guided ride). Saturday live bands, evening entertainment and fireworks.

 

Note to all Woodtick Wheelers: Sign up for our club’s ride or any of the 10 guided rides, 5 leave from Fifty Lakes with trail lunch, return to Fifty Lakes for ATV Fair; 5 more start at other trailheads, ride to Fifty Lakes for lunch, return. Rides vary from 25 t0 100 miles. Or choose the ride-on-own option at registration, ride trails you like and attend ATV Fair, food trucks, fireworks, visit vendors and the club trailer.

 

24— Volunteer Opportunity. Hackensack Chainsaw Event. More details to come. We may have club’s ATV Safety Ed trailer there to visit with public.  

 

October

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8— Fall colors club ride on Round River Drive Trail, Akeley, 

9 am. See directions above. Ride leader: Paul Vashro.

 

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Our club hosts 8-10 fun club rides from May to October, riding locally or trailering to many of the best State ATV trails.
Our club hosts 8-10 fun club rides from May to October, riding locally or trailering to many of the best State ATV trails.
Half of our 350 members live in the area, including Hackensack, Longville, Remer, Backus and Walker. The other half live across Minnesota and Iowa, and have seasonal cabins in the area. It's a great group of people from all walks of life, from 8 to 80!
Half of our 350 members live in the area, including Hackensack, Longville, Remer, Backus and Walker. The other half live across Minnesota and Iowa, and have seasonal cabins in the area. It's a great group of people from all walks of life, from 8 to 80!
We partnered with the Cass County Sheriff's Dept to create a Search & Rescue ATV Team, assisting deputies with searches and at community events, and serving as Trail Ambassadors to monitor the Soo Line North ATV Trail near Remer.
We partnered with the Cass County Sheriff's Dept to create a Search & Rescue ATV Team, assisting deputies with searches and at community events, and serving as Trail Ambassadors to monitor the Soo Line North ATV Trail near Remer.
Our club volunteers to help other ATV clubs with trail projects. We helped the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club build 90 bridge sections for the new Emily-Outing Trail.
Our club volunteers to help other ATV clubs with trail projects. We helped the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club build 90 bridge sections for the new Emily-Outing Trail.
Our club's many DNR-certified ATV Safety Instructors hold classroom and hands-on training, helping hundreds of young riders obtain their ATV Certification.
Our club's many DNR-certified ATV Safety Instructors hold classroom and hands-on training, helping hundreds of young riders obtain their ATV Certification.
Twenty volunteer, DNR-certified Trail Ambassadors monitor State ATV Trails from May through October, visiting with riders, passing out reg books and maps, and keeping the trails safe for the riding public.
Twenty volunteer, DNR-certified Trail Ambassadors monitor State ATV Trails from May through October, visiting with riders, passing out reg books and maps, and keeping the trails safe for the riding public.
Our club attends many community events, with an ATV Safety Education Trailer filled with helpful information for parents and their kids who ride, and youth vehicles to introduce youths to off-highway vehicle riding.
Our club attends many community events, with an ATV Safety Education Trailer filled with helpful information for parents and their kids who ride, and youth vehicles to introduce youths to off-highway vehicle riding.
Our club is part of the Adopt-a-Highway program, cleaning a 2-mile stretch of State Hwy 200 along Whipholt, Minnesota.
Our club is part of the Adopt-a-Highway program, cleaning a 2-mile stretch of State Hwy 200 along Whipholt, Minnesota.
We love a parade...and ride in the Longville July 4th Parade, Hackensack Sweetheart Days Parade, Remer Harvest Festival Parade and others.
We love a parade...and ride in the Longville July 4th Parade, Hackensack Sweetheart Days Parade, Remer Harvest Festival Parade and others.
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 350 members! Now as then, our rally cry remains: OPEN THE WOODTICK!
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 350 members! Now as then, our rally cry remains: OPEN THE WOODTICK!

Woodtick Wheelers ATV 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. Thousands of people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 5,000 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. Thousands of people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 5,000 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.