Events & News

Thanks for helping us put the brakes on the Anti-OHV Bill

The 2024 Legislative Session ended in late May...and not a minute too soon, as most of the ATV Trails across Minnesota were opening!

A top priority of ATV Minnesota and its 70 member clubs was to defeat an aggressive Anti-OHV bill disguised as an environmental bill.

And we were able to do just that, thanks to months of hard work by ATV Minnesota, its 70 ATV member clubs and riders across the state. Thanks to everyone who helped defeat House File 2791, by keeping on top of this issue and staying on the gas, contacting your legislators, and testifying at the March 26th House committee hearing.

HF 2791 would have destroyed the progress ATV, off-highway motorcycle (OHM) and off-road vehicle (ORV/4WD truck) clubs have made over the past 25 years.

Among the bill's restrictions: It would prohibit OHV trails from crossing a body of water on a bridge or a culvert...in a state with 15,000 lakes and 90,000 miles of rivers and streams!

It was a solution looking for a problem.

Whether you are new to ATV riding in Minnesota or still have the Honda ATC you bought back in the day, whether you trail ride, hunt or farm with your ATV or SxS, or ride on your own private trail, we invite you to join the ATV clubs where you live or ride.

Their members are the boots on the ground, working year-round to plan, fund, build and maintain our state's great ATV trail system. Holding 80+ ATV Safety Classes each riding season, certifying thousands of kids to ride on public lands. And much more. For a complete list of ATV clubs and a map of where they are located, visit atvmn.org.

And please join ATV Minnesota at atvmn.org, for just $30 (the price of a pizza). We work on behalf of of ALL 350,000 registered ATV owners in the state. We will keep you informed of all the latest news about ATV riding in Minnesota, in our twice-monthly e-newsletter and bi-monthly Minnesota Wheelin magazine we mail to all our members.

There is strength in numbers. Join some clubs and join ATV Minnesota. So next time there is a threat to our sport, or an attempt to block access to motorized recreation on public lands in Minnesota, you know about and can take action to stop it. Thanks for your support!

2024 ATV MN State
Convention / Ride & Rally

SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2024
GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

5055277E 46F4 4243 B42E DD104C3C0099 1 105 cEach fall, the Ride & Rally brings together ATV Minnesota member clubs from across the state, and is our major fundraiser for the year. Proceeds support our programs, projects, Minnesota Wheelin Magazine, lobbying efforts, and much more.

This year's Ride & Rally will be hosted by the Rapids Riders ATV Club in Grand Rapids, with assistance from the Red Rock Riders and North Woods Quads. The clubs have planned a fun annual event — attended by 300+ riders in the past — with guided rides on local trails, a dinner banquet, auctions and more.

When: September 20-22, 2024

Where: Main event location, including Saturday check-in (8a.m. to 4p.m.), and the Saturday banquet, is at TimberLake Lodge, 144 SE 17th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 (timberlakelodgehotel.com).

Admission Wristbands: Friday and Saturday sold separately. $20 per person for Friday President’s Ride, lunch included. $40 per person for Saturday rides, dinner banquet, membership meeting, auctions. Every rider needs a wristband to attend. Children under 12 are free both days. Children under 18 must wear a DOT helmet. 

Register For Ride & Rally at this link (with credit card, or check using printed mail-in form): https://membership.atvmn.org/riderally/

Schedule

Friday, Sept 20, President’s Ride. 8:00 a.m. registration/check-in at UPM Blandin Trail parking area, 9 miles south of Grand Rapids, just west of State 169 on Smith Creek Trail. Ride leaves 10:00 a.m. Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck on-site with hot/cold beverages, 10% of sales donated to event. Ray’s Sport & Cycle trailer with products for sale. Ride to Hill City, lunch provided, with 2:00 p.m. return to trailhead, or continue riding on your own on routes connecting to more State ATV Trails. Friday evening meals on your own, plenty of great local restaurants.

Saturday, Sept 21, Choose from 3 guided rides: #1 UPM Blandin Trail to Hill City, #2 the Balsam Store to Antler Lodge on the B&B Connection Trail, or #3 Pengilly to Goodland. More details and directions to trailhead parking are on the registration page. Or ride on your own. At Timberlake Lodge: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Happy hour, silent auction bids.  6:00 p.m. Dinner banquet followed by general membership meeting, live auction, and “Best in Show” traveling trophy to club with most riders attending banquet.

Sunday, Sept 22: Statewide Board Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Itasca Driftskippers Snowmobile Club clubhouse, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Rd, Grand Rapids.

Make it a family vacation! Information on Grand Rapids area lodging, dining, attractions, local events and a detailed visitors guide are available at: www.visitgrandrapids.com/mn-wheelin.

Please note: The TimberLake Lodge is not accessible by ATV. Plan to trailer from there to trailheads for the Friday/Saturday rides, or arrange lodging/camping near trailheads for easy access to your favorite ride, and drive to/from TimberLake Lodge for the Saturday dinner banquet, and always fun silent/live auctions.

Sponsorships Available

Last year there were 150 sponsors, including 40 ATV clubs, donating funds or auction items. This year there are 4 main levels for businesses, resorts, motels, campgrounds, ATV clubs and others to sponsor the 2024 Ride & Rally. Each level includes recognition before, during and after the event. To register as a sponsor, contact Steven Ferraro with Rapids Riders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone: 218-259-4911, or tap this registration link:
https://membership.atvmn.org/riderally-sponsorship/

Tier 1 - Cash donations of $50 to $450
Tier 2 - Ignition Sponsor $500 to $900
Tier 3- Half Throttle Sponsor $1,000 to $2,000
Tier 4 - Full Throttle Sponsor $2,500 to $5,000 

Special event sponsorships and recognition:
Exclusive Banquet Sponsor: $5,000
Exclusive President’s Ride Sponsor: $4,000

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