New Cass County OHM trail proposed. Show your support!

December 26, 2013

The Minnesota DNR has published the following notice.  Please take a minute to send in your feedback as an OHM rider and let them know you appreciate the additional trails!

DNR NEWS-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DNR seeks public comments on Woodtick Wheelers
ATV/OHM trail in Cass County

Comments are due by Friday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites public comment on an application for off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant-in-aid funding for a 12-mile all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and off-highway motorcycle (OHM) trail in Cass County.  The trail would connect the community of Whipholt (on the south shore of Leech Lake) to the city of Longville.
 
Cass County would sponsor the trail and would provide trail monitoring, development and maintenance in cooperation with the Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club. Trail development and maintenance would be partially funded through the state OHV grant-in-aid program. The trail would be open to motorized recreation from May 1 through Nov. 1 each year, subject to closures for safety considerations or to prevent erosion or damage to the trail.
 
The DNR welcomes public input on the trail proposal. Copies of the proposal and a project map are available for review at www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/mgmtplans/ohv/plans/woodtick_wheeler.html.

To request a printed copy of the trail description, or to submit comments, please contact Dave Schotzko, area supervisor, DNR Parks and Trails Division, via:

The deadline for comments is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

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Video of the TMAT Canuck Loop

December 25, 2013

In case you were unaware, the Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail has a branch that goes into Ontario loops around just west of Thunder Bay and returns.  The total length of the “Canuck” loop is about 450 miles.  This last September myself and MrFixIt decided pack 2 tents, 2 GoPros, a Honda and a Suzuki and ride this trail.  The results are in the video below.  All I can say is that Canada has some amazing scenery, great terrain, and very welcoming people.  I hope to ride more of the country soon, and I hope you get a chance to experience it too.  This kind of riding so close to us is a shame to pass up.