Woodtick Wheelers Fall 2013 Update

We had a fun year -- with great participation at our meetings, club rides, local parades and community events, DNR photo shoot & State Fair, ATVAM convention, trail-project meetings, and safety training classes. And we grew the club to 360 members!

 

Welcome new members!  33 new members joined the club this summer and fall, including our newest Business Members: Bear Pause Theater in Hackensack, Hilltop Sports in Hill City, and the Oakwood Insurance Agency in Watertown. Thanks to everyone for your support! 

 

Woodtick Wheelers Named “Club of the Year”

On October 15th, the Woodtick Wheelers was named "Club Of The Year" at the NOHVCC Annual Conference. NOHVCC gave the club the award for all it's done to promote safe, responsible OHV recreation in Minnesota and for working hard on behalf of the organization. NOHVCC is a national service agency that promotes safe OHV riding, partners with clubs, associations and state/federal OHV program managers to build trails, and works hard across the country to “Create a positive future for OHV recreation.” Members Dave Halsey and Jan Rintamaki accepted the award at the conference on behalf of the entire club. Very exciting and unexpected. Congratulations Woodticks! For more information on NOHVCC, visit its web site at nohvcc.org.

 

Club finishes distributing 2,000 Adventure Trail safety activity books and crayon boxes

Thanks again to the Hackensack Lions and American Legion Post 202 (a member) for their cash donations that allowed us to obtain and distribute this fun safety book to kids and families throughout the community this year.

 

Club gear available by mail. Some members weren’t able to get to our events this year, but are interested in getting club shirts and caps. We are able to ship your gear. Just email your order (color, size, short or long sleeve, with mailing address) to Dave at dvhalsey@aol.com or call 612-723-1987. We’ll mail it and add postage and email you the final amount due by check. 

Available (see attached photos): 

Short-sleeve Youth T-shirts $15:  Ash Grey (Youth Large)

Adult short-sleeve Adult T-shirts $15: 

Military Green (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Ash Grey (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Gold (2XL only)

Adult long-sleeve shirts $20: 

Military Green (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Sport Grey with pocket (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

Caps & Visors $20:

Quality Ping Visor: Black with club name embroidered

Cap:  Tan or Mossy Oak Breakup Camo with embroidered logo

 

20 Local Youths Attend ATV Safety Training Class at the WACC

On October 19th, the club’s DNR certified ATV Safety Instructors, working with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, held a youth ATV safety training class at the Walker Area Community Center. Twenty kids ages 11 to 15 and their parents attended the class. Thanks to our instructors and to Deputy Bob Landreville for helping with this class!

 

Grant-In-Aid OHV Trail takes another step foward. Our proposal to create a Grant-In-Aid OHV Trail has reached Step 3 of the DNR 7-step process. That includes a regional review of all DNR departments, and a meeting at the Cass County Land Department. A big thanks to Josh Stevenson, Land Commissioner, for all his time and energy moving our trail project forward. 

 

Are ATVs Allowed Into Longville?

We get that question a lot. There has been a lot of confusion on Longville’s policy regarding ATVs on city streets. Mike Ebinger checked with the mayor, who confirmed that Class I ATVs are not allowed in Longville, but Class II ATVs (Side by Sides) are allowed in town, on Cty Rd 5 into Longville, and allowed to cross State 84, but are not allowed on State 84. That means you can ride your Ranger, RZR or other SxS from Forest Road 2100, on the far right side of Cty 5 all the way to the One Stop. The city’s proposed ordinance to allow Class I ATVs and golf cars on city streets has been held up by the replacement of the bridge on State 84. 

 

Not sure if you renewed club dues this year? There are about 30 members that haven’t renewed for 2013. Please submit your dues (Family $20, Individual $10) to P.O. Box 83, Hackensack, MN 56452. To find out if you have paid or not, send an email to club treasurer Mike Ebinger, at mebin@arvig.net.

Watch our redesigned web site and Facebook page for more news, photos and updates!

Send us your comments and fun club ideas for rides and events!

 

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   mebin@arvig.net  218-675-6239

Sue Buche, Secretary  

Julie Andrews, Dick Buche, Karen Nytes, Dick Nytes, Lloyd Solarz

THANKS FOR BEING PART OF THE CLUB!

RIDE SAFE AND SEE YOU OUT ON THE LAKES ICE FISHING!

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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.