December 2016 Woodtick Update

We are sad to report that Roy Huddle has passed away.
Twice a year, our club does a ride from Stony Lake to Huddle’s Resort on Leech Lake. We are always warmly greeted by Roy and Kay Huddle, and their family. Roy passed away this week at the age of 78. Huddles is one of the oldest family-run resorts in Minnesota, started by Roy’s grandparents in 1928. Huddle’s is a long-time business sponsor of our club. Please keep the Huddle family in your prayers. You can read Roy’s obituary at this link:
http://www.dennisfuneralhome.com/notices/Roy-Huddle
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Two websites for snowbirds and travelers:
Some of our members head south for the winter, and bring their ATVs and SxSs with them. Others trailer their vehicles on winter vacations, going to Glamis in California, and other popular riding areas. Here are a couple websites to help you find places to ride this winter:

1 - RiderPlanet.com -- This ATV and motorcycle trails database is very detailed, with photos and contact information to plan a ride anywhere in the country. Just click on the state you are going to, and you’ll see a long list of public trails and private ATV parks.


2 - RideCommand.Polaris.com -- This program (formerly called RiderX,and which Woodticks Halsey and Potter work on at Polaris), is nowbetter than ever. Go to the website, zoom into an area and you’ll see all the public trails and private ATV parks. You can plan OHV and snowmobile rides across the U.S. and Canada, and more.

Download the free Ride Command mobile app on your smart phone or tablet, and use it while riding. You can track your rides, find your exact GPS location on OHV or snowmobile trails across the country, form a group with other riders and see where they are on the trail, plus find food, fuel, lodging and the nearest Polaris dealer..and more.

In the Hackensack-Akeley-Longville area, you’ll see brown icons highlighting 10 of our club’s business sponsors that bought a Premium Point-Of-Interest from our club. It was part of a pilot project at Polaris that’s now going nationwide, giving OHV and snowmobile clubs a new tool for fundraising.

To learn more about Ride Command, watch this Youtube video created by Polaris:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqKj5MhbFN8&feature=youtu.be.

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Check out this scenic video made by GoPro about a father/son
trail-building team in Oregon. The GoPro staff spent some time with Reid Brown and his dad Barrett,
two outstanding OHV advocates in Oregon. Check out this short video to watch this father/son team as they ride and race dirt bikes, and build single-track trails on the steep slopes of the Tillamook Forest. Their expertise and enthusiasm is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfVgMANjYlw&feature=youtu.be

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There are a lot of great OHV success stories out there. To read aboutOHV success stories in Colorado, Maryland and Connecticut, plus an easy way to donate to the OHV industry when shopping on Amazon, and a new guide to help you get involved in Forest Planning with the USFS. It's all in the November NOHVCC Newsletter at this link: http://www.nohvcc.org/Materials/Newsletter/news11-2016
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Merry Christmas! from 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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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.