It all started, in the fall of 2008, when residents and cabin owners discovered the Woodtick Trail had been closed to OHVs. There was a meeting with the Chippewa National Forest to plea the case to keep the Woodtick open to recreational off-highway vehicles. The club has lobbied toward this cause since then, unsuccessfully. Unlike the Superior National Forest, that is pro-motorized recreation and helping ATV clubs create an extensive trail system on Forest Roads, the Chippewa National Forest leans more toward being anti-motorized when meeting with clubs.
Following an unsuccessful attempt to keep the trail open to OHVs, the Woodtick Wheelers ATV club was organized in July 2009 as a 501(c)(7) nonprofit with an initial membership of 55. The club is named after the Woodtick Trail, a 15-mile Forest Road that runs from Highway 371 north of Hackensack east through federal, state and county public lands to County 5 near Longville.
The Woodtick Wheelers is a family-oriented ATV club with 300 members.
Woodtick Wheelers ATV Club
P.O. Box 83
Hackensack, MN 56452