21st Annual Huntersville Trail Ride

Presented by:

Twin Cities Trail Riders,
September 26 and 27, 2020
Huntersville, MN



Sponsored by:

Dirtbike Tech,
Be a Better Rider - Learn to Dirt!
dirtbiketech.com



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 permitted 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 cannot 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 barrier.
    • Social distancing will be required in the signup area.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at registration
  • Information packets with 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

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 shield 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 are marked with arrows; maps are provided.

Kids can ride a short trail located near the camping area.

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.

Multiple dual sport ride options -

Forest road rides and dual sport rides are offered as part of the Huntersville Trail Ride weekend. We will most likely have guides for the routes again this year. 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. Also, it’s a great warm up for the dual sport ride. Suitable for dual sports and dirt bikes. Lasts about 3 hours. Sign up at the event pole barn.

The Dual Sport Ride on Saturday is an all-day 165 mile ride over a wide spectrum of roads; paved, gravel, dirt, and two-tracks, and even includes a short section of single-track trail. Includes riding in Paul Bunyan and Foothills state forests. Best enjoyed by experienced riders or riders that can carry good speed on gravel roads. Best suited to lightweight to mid-weight dual sport thumpers. Lunch at a restaurant. Sign up at the event pole barn.

The Dual Sport Ride on Sunday is a shorter dual sport ride and reverses Saturdays ride. It’s a 135 mile ride over a wide spectrum of roads; paved, gravel, dirt, and two-tracks, and may include a short section of single-track trail in Paul Bunyan state forest. Set up for all riders. Best suited to lightweight to mid-weight dual sport thumpers. Lunch at a restaurant. 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.

Trail Riding Hours

  • Camping gates opens Friday afternoon
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, September 26
  • 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Sunday, September 27

Participants

  • Must have a DNR OHV sticker on their bikes
  • Bike must pass a sound check
  • 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.

Entertainment

  • Friday and Saturday Night near sign up: Motorcycle movies on the big screen (inside the barn if it is raining).
  • Saturday Night around the campfire: come hang out with fellow riders and tell stories

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. A mini riding area next to the camping area provides lots of fun for the little ones.

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.