Looking Back On 2018, We Had Some Club Firsts:
-First Annual Women’s Demo & Ride, with on-trail scavenger hunt and bbq, held in Remer during their Harvest Festival.
-First summer riding the Sheriff Department’s RZRs, helping monitor local trails, and assisting at Moondance Country and Moondance Jam.
-First call from Sheriff Burch for our Search & Rescue ATV Team to assist in a search for a missing person in Cass County.
-First trail work day, with our club members volunteering to help the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club build a puncheon bridge on the Emily-Outing trail.
-First full line of Woodtick Wheeler gear for women, introduced at the spring meeting.
-Welcomed many new members and Business Sponsors.
-Had 9 club rides — including the ATVAM 35th Anniversary Ride in Isle and Fall Ride & Rally in Willow River — and two big meetings, including a pancake breakfast in spring.
-Kept members informed on ATV news and issues from across Minnesota.
-Certified 20 youth riders at our ATV Safety Class in Walker.
-Our DNR volunteer Trail Ambassadors rode over 290 hours, for a total of 1048 miles, monitoring State ATV trails. Our DNR grant to reimburse TA expenses was just over $5,000. Join our team! The DNR has TA courses coming up; get info at DNR website.
-Recognized Pam and Dave Shaw as Members of the Year.
-Started a project to promote ATV safety within schools county-wide.
-Cleaned our stretch of State 200 under the Adopt-A-Highway program.
-Visited with many families at National Night Out; and volunteered at the DNR ATV booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
-Promoted and thanked our Business Members year-round, and bought many $25 gift cards from them, for use as prizes and thank-you’s to members.
-Sold lots of cool club gear to members, and friends of the club near and far!
Thanks for supporting the Woodtick Wheelers!
Send us your feedback on the club and ideas for future rides and meetings.
Dave Halsey, President firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-723-1987;
Andy Becker, Vice President, email@example.com;
Dave Shaw, Treasurer; Sherrie Gayken, Secretary;
Ed Anderson, Dick Buche, Heather Emerson, Theresa Meyers, Paul Vashro
Highlights From The 2018 Annual Meeting
- 40 members attended our annual meeting, Saturday, July 14th at the Schrupp residence. Club VP Andy Becker lead the meeting, with reports on membership, club funds, Trail Ambassadors, Search & Rescue ATV Team, and new projects underway.
-We thanked the Schrupps for hosting many meetings, including our very first in July of 2009, and gave them a few gifts. They are planning to sell their place in the future.
-Theresa Meyers and Heather Emerson were elected to the club board, and Dave Shaw and Sherrie Gayken were re-elected for another 3 year term. Congratulations and thanks to all!
-Congratulations to Dave and Pam Shaw, who were named Members of the Year for their years of volunteer work and positive attitude.
-We learned during the meeting that recent storms had knocked down many trees, blocking the trail south of the shelter at Hovde Lake, so the club ride up to Huddle’s had to be cancelled.
-Instead, we drove there in our trucks and cars and enjoyed a buffet lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and sides, compliments of the club.
2018 Club Ride & Event Schedule — Join Us On A Fun Club Ride!
Some dates left blank to add more club rides. Details will be updated in future club newsletters and at woodtickwheelers.com . Want to organize and lead a club ride? Contact Dave Halsey: 612-723-1987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5 — Spring Meeting at The Hub
19 — Adopt-A-Highway Spring Cleanup We need 12 or more volunteers to clean our 2 mile stretch of State 200. Meet at Huddle’s Resort in Whipholt at 10 am. Bags and pickup tools provided. Lunch paid for volunteers afterwards at Huddle’s (excluding drinks).
19 — Club Ride: ATVAM 35th Anniversary Ride & Roast, McQuoid’s Inn, Isle, MN, next to Soo Line North ATV Trail. Schedule: Pancake breakfast 7:30 am, President’s Ride 10 am, Pig & Turkey Roast 4 pm. Open riding all day. Register at atvam.org or at the event. $15 dinner tickets (kids under 10 free) A number of Woodtick Wheelers will be attending…watch for them there.
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2 — Nat. Trails Day / Club Ride: Hackensack To Foothills/Spider Lake. Leader: Andy Becker. Meet on 1st Street by City Park at 9 am, plenty of trailer parking, take Cty 40 west (Class 1s in ditch) to Foot Hills State Forest trails, south to Spider Lake parking area / toilets. Bring lunch and beverage.
9-11 — High-Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals, Hill City
(not a club ride but lots of fun, some members will be there)
16 — Club Ride — Round River ATV Trails Leaders: Paul & Kathleen Vashro (email: email@example.com). Meet at Stompin’ Grounds at 9 am. Ride trail system. Have lunch afterwards in the Lodge (great burgers). Directions from Akeley: north on State 64 about 3 miles, watch for blue “Stompin’ Grounds” sign, entrance on left, drive in to large parking area.
23, 10 am -- Club Ride Added! (with Highway Cleanup optional)
Club Ride from Stony Lake to Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake for lunch. Ride or trailer to driveway entrance to Dick Buche residence, 3759 Stony Drive (north 3.5 miles on Cty 122 from Cty 5). Park trailers on Stony Drive, stage there and club will ride as a group to Huddle’s, just 13 miles on easy Forest Roads in Chippewa National Forest.
Need 12+ volunteers to clean our Adopt-A-Highway stretch of State 200. (Too few people showed on our first try). Please help if you are able. Bags and pickup tools provide. With 12 people it only takes about 30-40 minutes. Club pays for volunteers’ lunch. Ride back to Stony in small groups after lunch.
4 (Wed) — Club rides in Longville Parade & Walker Parade. Ride Leader: Andy Becker Stage at Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. Decorate your ATV, toss candy to kids. Optional: Also ride in the Walker Parade: City park stage, 2 pm start.
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10 (Tue) — Club Rides in Hackensack Sweetheart Days Parade. Stage on 1st Street south of downtown at 5 p.m. Parade starts at 6 pm. Bring candy to toss, decorate your ATV.
14 — Annual Meeting & Club Ride To Huddle’s. Starts at 10 am. Short meeting with elections, chance to buy gear and pay member dues. Then ride as a club 13 miles through Chippewa National Forest to Huddle's Resort on Leech Lake for a buffet lunch of pulled pork sandwiches and sides, compliments of the club. Return in small groups. Ride or trailer your ATV to meeting. Small trailers park on grass (watch for sign in driveway), large trailer park on Stony Drive.
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. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-723-1987. See you there!
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7 (Tue) — Hackensack National Night Out (trailer event)
11 — Women’s Club Ride - Ride the Soo Line & Local Trails, and attend Remer Harvest Festival. Meet at Theresa Meyers residence just north of Remer. More details to come.
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25 — Club Ride on the Blind Lake Trail. Meet at parking lot on Soo Line North Trail at Swatara, south of State 200. Leaders: Dave & Pam Shaw. More details to come.
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21-23 — Club Ride: ATVAM Fall Ride & Rally. Guided rides all day Saturday with clubs from across MN, with evening banquet and auction, lots of fun. Willow River, MN.
Details, schedule, and registration at atvam.org
21-23 — Hackensack Chainsaw Event (trailer event, volunteers needed)
6 — Club Fall Ride — The Jackpot Loop ATV trail out of Babbitt, MN, details to come.
13 — ATV Safety Class / tentative date
Other rides suggested to add: Nemadji State Forest, Wisconsin, North Shore, Black Hills
We proudly support and volunteer on these MN DNR programs.
Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club
P.O. Box 83
Hackensack, MN 56452