Welcome to the Woodtick Wheelers website!

Celebrating our 14th Anniversary in 2023, the club has 300 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!

The Cass County Sheriff's Office coordinated search and rescue training on 10/28/23.  Cass County

Sheriff’s Office (Including the Voluntary Response Unit (VRU) which includes several Woodtick Wheelers), Hackensack First Responders, North Memorial Ambulance, and Aircare participated in the training.

Great September day for a ride on the Schoolcraft trail!

Perfect July day for a ride on the Bigfork Balsam Trail and lunch at the Antler Lodge!  

In May, Woodtick Wheeler volunteers picked up 18 bags of trash along Hwy 200 near Whipholt.

Woodtick Wheelers, along with the Cass County Sheriff's Dept, completed youth ATV safety training on 5/6/23 in Walker.  Woodtick Wheeler Craig Wadzink led the training that certified 23 riders.  The training included both classroom instruction and an obstacle course where the riders demonstrated their ability to control their machines safely.

Great turnout for our pancake breakfast on 4/29/23!  Note - Photo may not be representative of actual turnout due to the amount of camo in the room.

Woodtick Wheeler Search and Rescue and the Cass County Sheriff's Dept participated in S&R training on April 28.

Woodtick Wheelers ATV Club

MN DNR Trail Ambassador Program

 

Craig Wadzink and Dave Halsey on the Moose River Trail system. Located in the Land O' Lakes State Forest, the Moose River Trail follows gently-rolling terrain through dense woods and around small lakes and ponds.

This ride will complete the 2022 TA ride season for the Woodtick Wheelers ATV Club.

 

Photos by Dave Halsey

Craig Wadzink removing an obstruction from the trail while on a TA ride.

Fall color ride October 8, 2022.  Club members enjoying a beautiful day at the Thorpe Tower overlook.  Paul Bunyan State Forest

 

 

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

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2023 Club Schedule

NOTE - Please check back for updates.

 

January

 

February

 

March

11 - Board meeting, Committee Reports, Ride Planning and Finalize Schedule, Spring Membership Drive mailing.

25 - Woodtick Wheeler Trail Ambassador Meeting, 10:00 am at the HUB Hackensack, MN.

All club members that are Volunteer Trail Ambassadors are invited to attend.  Any Woodtick Wheeler ATV Club member that is interested in becoming a MNDNR Volunteer Trail Ambassador is welcome to attend and find out how to get involved in the program. 

 

April

29 - Spring Meeting & Pancake Breakfast 9am, The Hub, 213 1st St S, Hackensack. Short team reports, opportunity to renew membership, club gear for sale.  Great deals, high quality gear.

 

May

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

6 - ATV Safety Field Day ClassVisit MN DNR website for information. www.dnr.state.mn.us/events/safety_training.html

13 - Minnesota Fishing Opener

14 - Mother’s Day

20 - 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 

20 - Ride & Roast/ATV MN 40th Anniversary McQuoid’s Inn, Isle, MN.  Visit ATVMN.org for information

29 - Memorial Day

 

June

3 - Club Ride, Paul Bunyan State Forest, Round River Trail System, Meet in Stompin’ Grounds parking lot for a ride start time of 9:00am, ride for 3.5-4 hours, then end up at the Stompin’ Grounds for lunch on you own.  Ride leader Paul Vashro pavashro@gmail.com.

10 - ATV Safety Field Day Class.  2 classes scheduled - One morning, one afternoon.  www.dnr.state.mn.us/events/safety_training.html

16 - 17 Moondance Country Music

18 - Father’s Day

24 - Club Ride, Swatara MN. Soo line North parking in Swatara, ride out on the Hill City Quadna Mountain trails.  Back for cookout at Swatara parking area, menu to be discussed later. Then ride on the blind lake trail for as long as the group decides, then back to Swatara.

 

July

4 - Longville Parade. We ride our decorated ATVs, with club trailer, lots of fun, details to come.

8 - Club Ride, Big Fork B to B trail, details to come. Ride leader Chris Emerson  

20 – 22 Moondance Rock Music Weekend

22 – Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club Annual Meeting.  At the HUB Hackensack MN.  Updates, board member election, details to come.  Ride from Hackensack to Whipholt beach for lunch and return.

 

August

1 - 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.

5 - Club Ride, UPM Blandin Trail, Ride start time 9:00am, Lunch in Hill City on your own. Ride leader Kathleen Vashro, kavleen@aol.com

24 Through Labor Day - Minnesota State Fair -MN DNR Trail Ambassador volunteer opportunity 

  

September

4 – Labor Day

9 - Club Ride, Schoolcraft Trail.  Ride leader TBD, lunch stop on your own at Backwoods Bar Grill, Start location TBD time 9:00am.

22 - 24 ATV MN State Convention Ride & Rally. Host ClubsQuad Cities ATV Club, Ranger Snowmobile & ATV Club, Location: Giants Ridge, Biwabik.  More details to come!

23 - Volunteer Opportunity - Hackensack Chainsaw Event

 

October

7 - Fall Color Ride Emily Outing Blind Lake Connector Trail, Details to come.

31 - Halloween

 

November

23 - Thanksgiving

 

December

25 - Christmas

 

 

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.
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.
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.