It is important for ATV Minnesota, its members and member clubs to have a collective voice, communicated through our lobbyists to the State Legislature, to form laws and direct funding that create a positive future for ATV recreation in Minnesota.
This year’s Legislative Summit was held on January 8, 2022. Fifty ATV club representatives, association lobbyists, county commissioners, ATV manufacturer representatives, and DNR Parks & Trails partners attended in person at Treasure Island Casino or on Zoom. Over a period of 4 hours, they discussed, prioritized and voted on important trail funding and policy issues to move forward to the StateLegislature at the appropriate time. Here are the highlights:
April 23-24, 2022 Holiday Inn, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
At the annual Vision Conference, the ATV Minnesota Executive Board, Regional Directors and ATV club members from across the state discuss a wide range of topics, with one goal: creating a clear Vision for ATV MN, and the Action Items needed to move it and its 70 member clubs forward, and advance our state's awesome ATV trail system. It's also your chance to buy new ATV MN gear, reappoint or elect new Regional Directors...and more.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
This fun annual event is at McQuoid's Inn, Isle, Minnesota. It starts with a pancake breakfast by the Isle Fire Department, followed by guided rides, with a trail-side box lunch on the Red Top, Foxy Loop and Solana trail systems. A hog and turkey roast dinner rounds out the day. McQuoid’s Inn is located at 1325 State Hwy 47, Isle, 320-676-3535. More lodging and camping options are listed on the Isle Chamber of Commerce website. The planning committee is working on additional details, to be shared soon. Registration coming soon!
Our annual state convention is a fun 3-day ATV event hosted in September by a different ATV MN member club each year. This year's convention will be hosted by the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club (based in the Emily/Outing/Fifty Lakes area) and will be held in the city of Fifty Lakes on September 16th-18th. Friday will include a VIP "President's Ride" attended by State Representatives, Minnesota DNR Parks & Trails, city and county governments, and the U.S. Forest Service, followed by the annual general membership meeting of ATV Minnesota, a bonfire, and live music. Saturday features club-guided rides on local trails, an ATV Fair, food & beer vendors, and more live music followed by fireworks!