Your Hosts: Over The Hills Gang ATV Club & City of Fifty Lakes
Thank you for visiting the information page for the ATV Minnesota 2022 Ride & Rally — our annual State Convention, being held September 16-18, 2022, in beautiful Fifty Lakes, Minnesota.
The Over the Hills Gang ATV Club, based in Emily, Outing, and Fifty Lakes, is hosting this year’s event. We are excited to show off our wonderful area, local businesses, attractions, and our vast network of ATV trails!
The last time we hosted this event in our area was in 2005, in the town of Outing. This year's host city, Fifty Lakes, has a population of 406 and is in a rural part of Crow Wing County, which is the geographic center of Minnesota. This makes it an easy destination for riders living in all corners of the state. Although we may be rural, we are very close and connected by trails and county roads to lodging, camping, restaurants and other amenities needed for an enjoyable stay.
Exciting Changes Coming To 2022 Ride & Rally
We are introducing a few new changes to the 2022 Ride & Rally that we hope will get you excited to attend.
For early arrivals, we are hosting a Thursday night welcome party.
On Friday, we’ll start with registration at the Fifty Lakes Community Center, followed by the popular President's ride with lunch. Friday evening we’ll hold the ATV MN General Membership meeting, a change from previous years, complete with a video production with the theme “Salute to ATV MN Clubs” and a local band playing afterwards. For Friday dinner, and before the General Membership meeting, we are encouraging people to visit our local restaurants (Restaurant list coming soon).
On Saturday, we will begin with a pancake breakfast, followed by guided rides of various lengths, some easy and some more challenging, and some starting at locations outside of Fifty Lakes. During the day we are holding an ATV Fair with various ATV accessory vendors, dealers, manufacturers, trail equipment companies, plus information booths with DNR OHV reg books, trail atlases and other free information. Food vendors will be set up during the fair.
Saturday evening, we again have musical entertainment, food vendors, a video production on ATV MN and event sponsors, followed by fireworks. We will not be holding a live auction this year. Instead, we plan to sell raffle tickets to help offset expenses incurred by the host club. Not to be forgotten is our gift bag given to all event registrants, plus special event clothing for sale to remember your stay in Fifty Lakes.
Sunday morning concludes our festivities with a Board of Directors meeting open to all ATV MN members.
Celebrating Our ATV Clubs, Trails & Sponsors
Our main goal is to celebrate all our valued members, clubs, sponsors, contributors, and stakeholders that work to make ATV recreation a fun sport to be part of, and ATV MN a fun member-orientated association. Our team of volunteers from the club and the city will make this event a memorable experience for you, your family and friends.
See you in September!
President, Over The Hills Gang ATV Club
State Director, ATV Minnesota
Thanks to all the ATV Minnesota member clubs and business members that sponsored or donated to the 2021 Ride & Rally in Ely.