Welcome to the Woodtick Wheelers Website. Celebrating our 8th Anniversary in 2017, the club now has over 420 members!                 See this year's ride schedule below and under "News."  Have a question about ATV rules, regs and where to ride? Go to "Contact" and shoot us an email. We are glad to answer any and all questions.

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2017 Club Ride Schedule

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club

2017 Event & Ride Schedule Sign up to lead a ride! Email Dave: dvhalsey@gmail.com

 

May 27 -- Spider Lake ATV Trails, joint ride with Runestone Off-Road ATV Riders (ROAR), Alexandria club. Meet at 9:30 at main parking area. Bring lunch and beverage. (Ride leaders Scott & Theresa Meyers)

 

June 3 -- National Trails Day -- Club Ride at Round River Trails, Akeley. Meet at 9 am at Stompin’ Grounds parking area, 3 miles north of Akeley on State 64. Ride, play a hand of poker on the trails, and enjoy lunch at the Stompin’ Grounds. (Ride leaders: Dave Halsey, _____ )

 

June 24 -- Club Ride -- Soo Line North Trail, Trailer to Palisade ATV parking area, meet at 9:00 am, ride to Axtel Technical Riding Area in McGregor, and Lawler Loops. (Ride leaders: _________ & _____________)

 

July 4 -- Tuesday - Club rides in Longville parade. Stage @ Salem Church at 10 am.

 

July 8 -- Club Ride, trailer to Swatara, meet at 9 a.m., ride Blind Lake ATV Trail System (Ride leaders: _______ & __________)

 

July 11 -- Club rides in Hackensack Sweetheart Day Parade

 

July 22 -- Woodtick Wheelers Annual Meeting & Ride. Short meeting starts at 10 am., with elections, followed by a Club Ride to Huddles for lunch. One of our best-attended events!

 

August 1 (Tue) -- National Night Out, Hackensack (Trailer Event, volunteers needed to hand out club info, trail maps and reg books)

 

August 5 -- Club ride, location TBD ** (Possible Side-by-Side ride)

 

August 19 -- Club Ride, trailer to Meyers residence, Remer, ride Soo Line to Emily-Outing Trail, lunch at Pickled Loon Saloon. (Ride leaders: Scott and Theresa Meyers) More details and directions to come in future email.

 

September 9 -- Club Ride, location tbd **

 

September 22-24, 2017 -- Hackensack Chainsaw Event (Trailer event, volunteers needed Friday and Saturday to hand out club info, trail maps and reg books)

 

September 23 -- Club Ride @ ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally, Moose Lake (Leaders: ________)

 

October -- Fall club Ride to North Shore, Badlands, or ?? **

 

Possible trail rides: Nemadji Trail (trailer 2 hrs 15 min) Chisholm Trail (trailer 1 hr 45 min)

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Apr

2017

Spring Meeting May 6, 2017

Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
Save The Date!
May 6th, 2017 - Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast

The Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club will hold its Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 6th, from 9 to 11 a.m, at Lewie Schrupp’s garage (same location as last year).  It will be followed by a club ride in the Chippewa National Forest to Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake. Meeting features free pancake breakfast, free trail maps and DNR reg books, trail updates, 2017 club ride schedule and new club gear.

The trail ride takes just 30-40 minutes, and will be in honor of Roy Huddle, who passed away this winter. At Huddles, enjoy visiting with club members over lunch. We need 12 volunteers to help clean the ditch of our Adopt-A-Highway section of State 200. It takes just 30-45 minutes, and the club pays for lunch for the volunteers. Pickup tools and bags provided. Club pays for lunch for the highway cleanup volunteers. And there’s a prize for the best “treasure” found in the ditch. In the past the winning find has included brand new bungie cords, duck decoys
and fishing gear still in packages.

Ride or trailer your ATV to the meeting.  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 mile to 3879 Stony Drive (before the Y). Watch for signs to meeting and to trailer parking area. For more information, send email to club president Dave Halsey or vice president Andy Becker.Thanks for supporting the club!   ‘Like’ us on Facebook and visit WoodtickWheelers.com. Send us your ideas, places you’d like to ride, menu items for ride lunches, and other comments!

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.comSherrie Gayken, Secretary; Ed Anderson, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Scott Meyers, Dave Shaw

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Mar

2017

St. Patricks Day Update, 2017

 

 

OHV Spring Road Restrictions Announced In Chippewa National Forest

From the Walker Newspaper, March 16:  Off-highway vehicle restrictions are now in effect for any U.S. Forest Service roads through May 1. The Chippewa National Forest does not distinguish between Class II or Class III OHVs (unlike the state of Minnesota). All FS roads are closed to all OHV use during this time period. For more information on OHV spring road restrictions, please contact the Chippewa National Forest engineering office at (218) 335-8686. (Editor’s note: I think they meant to say Class I or Class II. There is no Class III OHV in

MN)

 

Up North Riders ATV Club loses great friend and club VP.

We sent condolences from our club to the many friends and family of Kevin Futhey, who died in a Ranger accident last week near McGregor. Kevin was their club’s VP. He helped organize last year’s ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally, was a wonderful man, a Trail Ambassador, and friend to all.

 

Dennis Pinz says Hi from Nevada!

Dennis and Liz moved from Longville out to Pahrump, Nevada, a few years ago. It’s 60 miles west of Las Vegas. He still keeps in touch, and sent us some ride photos a while back. He is part of a group of 10 riders in their 70s and 80s who ride their RZRs twice a week out on BLM lands where there are plenty of trails to explore. Some riders in his group have over 20,000 miles on their machines!

 

DNR Trail Ambassadors Annual Meeting  April 8th at Camp Ripley

Our team of Trail Ambassadors is growing this year, which is great. Welcome to all the new TAs!  Hope to see you all at the DNR’s annual meeting of 200 TAs at Camp Ripley. Ed Anderson, our TA Grant Manager sent out an email, requesting everyone’s preferred TA ride dates and trails for the coming season, so he can put together our schedule and grant request to the DNR. It’s going to be another great riding season for our Trail Ambassadors.

 

Snowbirds Are Returning!  

A number of Woodtick Wheelers head south for a month or three during the winter. This photo was sent in by Ed and Suzie Anderson. They spent some time at an RV Resort in Arizona, where Ed reports that it’s filled with Side-by-Sides, and once a week everyone heads out on a ride. ATVs are allowed on state highways in Arizona, and just about everywhere off-road. This photo shows some of them stopped for lunch at a food truck. If you have photos of your winter rides, please send them to us for the next newsletter!

 

Are You A Woodtick Itching to Ride?  

Spider Lake, Moose River and some other local ATV trail systems are open during the winter and spring. Before you head out, be sure to check the MN DNR website to make sure the trails and State Forest roads are not closed due to the spring thaw. You can see the list at this link:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/trailconditions/listing.html

 

Ramping up for 2017 meetings and club rides!

The club board will soon be planning our schedule for the coming riding season. Watch for future emails with dates and details. First up: the spring meeting & pancake breakfast!

 

Thanks for supporting the club!   

‘Like’ us on Facebook and visit WoodtickWheelers.com. Send us your ideas, places you’d like to ride, menu items for ride lunches, and other comments!

 

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;

Sherrie Gayken, Secretary; Ed Anderson, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Scott Meyers, Dave Shaw

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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
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 2,000 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 2,000 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.