The Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club was formed in July, 2009, in response to the Chippewa National Forest closing the Woodtick Trail and other roads and trails to Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV).
Now with over 400 members, the Club is partnering with the Chippewa NF, Minnesota DNR, Cass County, township boards and businesses to:
• Enjoy the off-road riding opportunities on Forest Roads open to OHVs, while protecting and preserving the Chippewa NF.
• Regain OHV access points and rebuild trail loops on and around the Woodtick Trail.
• Build and maintain an active and responsible OHV trail system.
• Keep trail riders up-to-date on regulations.
• Present a positive image of ATV riders.
• Provide ATV Youth Safety Training Classes.
• Serve as DNR Trail Ambassadors to visit with riders and monitor trails.
• Engage the community in promoting responsible off-road riding.
Paul Bunyan Forest Riders
Paul Bunyan Forest Riders MC, Inc. is a club consisting of off-road motorcycle enthusiasts based in Minnesota, with membership including surrounding states. We work closely with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to maintain the trails within the MN Martineau OHM Trail System in Akeley, MN.
The club was incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit in 2007, and is supported by a MN Grant-In-Aid.
The Paul Bunyan Forest Riders vision is to:
• Provide off-road motorcycle riding opportunities within the MN Martineau OHM Trail System in Akeley, MN.
• Support MN DNR land stewardship efforts
• Sponsor trail rides and races to promote off-road motorcycle riding as a positive recreation in our community
But of course, our primary focus is to enjoy the Paul Banyan Forest from the seat of our off-road motorcycles, while creating friendships and setting positive examples for our youth.
Timberland Dirt Devils ATV & UTV Riders Club
Timberland Dirt Devils is an ATV/UTV power sports club from the Akeley, MN area that was established in 2006. They are a not-for-profit organization that’s mission is to support the sport of trail riding. This is accomplished with our volunteer equity and funds, Youth Education Safety Program, user friendly trail rides, fund raising events, GIA-ATV trail maintenance, trail ambassadors, public education elements, special events, community service and other endeavors for the sport.
Presently we maintain approximately 40 miles of ATV useable trails on the east side of HWY 64 in the Paul Bunyan State Forest. This is 26 square miles covering 16,700 acres. We coordinate these trail functions with our local sponsor, Hubbard County Natural Resource Management & the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks & Trails.
When you join ATVAM, you're helping to ensure the future of ATV activities in the state of Minnesota. You'll join hundreds of other enthusiastic ATV owners from throughout the state and be part of one of the strongest state ATV organizations in the country.
Several times each year, ATVAM members enjoy the hundreds of miles of ATV trails in Minnesota through organized rides and events. Other's spend their time enjoying their ATV's while hunting, fishing or simply making the task at hand just a bit easier and more pleasurable. But being a member of ATVAM doesn't stop there. ATVAM social events, like spring and fall conventions and an annual off-highway vehicle meeting bring you and other off-highway friends together throughout the year.
ATVAM has been an integral part in opening new trails and broadening the use of existing trails for ATV riders in Minnesota. We were instrumental in the passage of a 1985 Minnesota statute which allows ATV use on frozen lakes, ditch lines, select state forest roads and trails, and established a Grant-in-Aid trail fund.
ATVAM is concerned not only about trails and opportunities for the sport rider but for other uses as well, whether it be a trail to your favorite fishing hole or making the commute to check a fence line easier, ATVAM is there for you.
There are no special interest groups in ATVAM. Our primary concern is you. ATVAM gives you a voice to express your concerns and ideas regarding ATV use in Minnesota. This is an organization that truly belongs to the members. All officers, board of directors and committee members are volunteers, people who are doing it for the love of the recreation.
ATV RIDER COURSE (FREE)
The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) offers three unique e-learning courses to address basic ATV safety principles: one for teen and adult riders, one for youth, and one for people who will be supervising their youngsters or other young riders. All students will learn how to apply the "golden rules" of ATV riding in an interactive setting. The courses include videos, pictures, checklists, and quizzes to make them fun and effective learning experiences for all age groups.
DISTRICT 23 AMA (RACING)
The Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association was founded in 1969 as an organization dedicated to promoting motorcycling activities in the state of Minnesota. Over the years we’ve grown to include ATV events and sanctioning competitions as AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) district 23, having become a chartered AMA organization in 1974.
Motorcycling is a family sport, which you can see reflected at any ARMCA event, whether it’s a competition like a motocross race, or a non-competitive trail ride day. We work with motorcycle clubs and promoters throughout Minnesota (and beyond), as well as state and local government agencies, to encourage the support and growth of motorcycling in a safe, responsible manner – for the riders, their neighbors, and the environment.
ARMCA administers and supports youth and amateur competition by managing the rules, numbering, points and award systems, as well as event calendars and rider advancement, for all AMA-sanctioned events within the D23 area.
Non-competitive events, like trail rides, dual-sport rides, and road rides, are also central to the mission of ARMCA – we seek to support and promote all forms of motorcycling, recognizing that each type of activity is of great importance to the overall motorcycling community. We also realize that public trail systems are crucial to the long-term future of off-road motorcycling, and that rider involvement through organized clubs is essential to the development and maintenance of public trails.
We work with agencies such as the DNR and lawmakers at our state capitol to preserve access to public resources and facilities for motorcycle and ATV recreation. Through our efforts we help to maintain appropriate and fair regulations for usage of public and private lands for all citizens of Minnesota. ARMCA was instrumental in passing Minnesota’s Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) registration and funding bills in 1993 and 1994, and is the only statewide organization recognized by the DNR as the voice of dirt bike riders in Minnesota.