Ladies Ride In Huntersville

Presented by:

Twin Cities Trail Riders and friends,
August 29 and 30, 2020
Huntersville, MN



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New Preregistration:

Preregistration is available here.
COVID-19 Implications
As with most activities this year, we are having to make some adjustments due to COVID-19. To run this event we have to get permits from three different government bodies. Some of these requirements are a condition in getting the event permited and some are just common sense in these times.

In compliance with the Governor's Executive Order, Masks will be required for club members and participants when social distancing cannont be maintained.

Registration:

  • All entrants must register for the event
  • On-line registration is strongly encouraged.
  • Limited on-site registration and check-in will be available
    • Registrants should bring their own pen
    • Participants may turn in printed and signed paperwork.
    • A registration station will be provided with a plexiglas barrier.
    • Social distancing will be required in the signup area.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at registration
  • Information packets wiht wristbands will be handed out at check-in
  • Participants must be members of ARMCA/D23 and show their membership card or receipt upon check-in. You can join ARMCA online at https://www.armca.org/join. All membership level works at this event. Please do this prior to attending this event.

Camping:

  • Primitive camping is available as part of event registration.
    • Camping is available in a large horse pasture with adequate space
    • Campers will be positioned with a minimum of 30’ between units
    • Camping units must be 10 people or less
  • All trash and garbage must be taken with campers
  • A porta-potty with hand sanitizer will be on-site
  • Hook-ups are available at the Huntersville Outpost (adjacent to the event location). Reservations and payment must be made through them. 218.564.9585

Activities:

  • There will be morning and afternoon guided rides by skill level.
    • Times and designated schedules will be posted on outside wall at check-in.
    • Groups will be no more than 10 people each.
    • Social distancing must be maintained unless a helmet or mask is worn, at all times during group rides
  • How-to sessions will take place outside, weather permiting.
    • Social distancing must be exercised or masks worn during sessions.

Safety:

  • Participant safety is the responsibility of each participant.
  • If you are sick or unwell, or have been in contact with others who are sick or unwell within the past 10 days, please do not attend the event.
  • Full safety gear must be worn during all rides.
  • Masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • A full faced helmet or face sheild can be used in lieu of a mask.
  • Health Executive In-Charge (HEIC) will be Doug Marsh.
  • Some disposable face masks will be available for distribution
  • If you are not prepared to follow these guidelines, you should not come to this event. If you come to the event and do not follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave.
  • Shared equipment will be sanitized between uses or gloves will be worn.

Location

Huntersville Township - Located 15 miles southeast of Park Rapids on Wadena County Rd 18.

Riding Opportunities

Ride the single-track trails in the Huntersville State Forest, including selected horse trails by special permit. Trails will not be event arrowed/marked, but are marked for normal navigation. Maps will be provided. Guided rides will also be available.

There will be skill building activities. Such as:

  • Riding in sand
  • Riding over obstacles/roots
  • Riding between trees
  • Basic bike maintenace:
    • Changing a spark plug
    • Air filter change/clean
    • Chain and sprocket checking and adjustment
    • Oil change
Novice riders can ride a minimum maintenance road/two-track route for easy and scenic off-highway riding via GPS tracks, maps, or led by a TCTR member.

Forest road ride option -

A forest road ride is offered as part of the Huntersville Ladies Ride weekend. We will have a guide for the ride. GPS route is available for solo riders or those that wish to ride on their own. Be sure to bring your download cable.

The Forest Road Ride is a recreational ride over scenic forest roads and includes two short sections of single track trails. Perfect for the rider in early development of their off-road skills or just want a laid back scenic ride in the woods. Suitable for dual sports and dirt bikes. Lasts about 3 hours. Sign up at the event pole barn.

Cost

$15/adult or $10/child (12 and under) for one day
$25/adult or $15/child for the weekend; maximum $75/family
Primitive camping is FREE
Limited hookups are available, contact 218-564-9585 for rates and availability.

New Preregistration:

Preregistration is available here.

Riding Hours

  • Camping gates opens Friday afternoon
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, August 29
  • 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Sunday, August 30

Participants

  • Must have a DNR OHV sticker on their bikes
  • Bike must pass a sound check Waived at events this year. Bike must still be at or below State level of 96dbA
  • Bike must have a USFS approved spark arrestor
  • ARMCA/District 23 membership; non-competition membership ($10/person or $25/family) or competition card

Dining Available

Enjoy lunch and/or dinner at the Huntersville Outpost.

Terrain

Mostly flat - Trails are mainly single track winding through the forest with some two-track/service road loops for beginners. All trails are marked and range from easy to challenging.

Directions

Stay on Highway 10 veering left through Motely, toward Staples. Approximately 3.5 miles past Staples turn right onto County Rd. 26. There will be a Nimrod sign before the turn. County Rd. 26 twists and turns and ends in Nimrod. Take a right onto Country Rd 12 (used to be State Highway 227).

Stay on Co. Rd 12 (used to be Hwy. 227) through Nimrod and across the River. Take a left on Huntersville Road (Co. Rd 18), which is the first left AFTER you cross the river. After you make a sharp left turn, continue ~1.75 miles and look for the signs to the campground on the left. The turn into the campground is before the Huntersville Outpost.