18th Annual Huntersville Trail Ride

Presented by:

Twin Cities Trail Riders,
Bob’s Cycle Supply
September 23 and 24, 2017
Huntersville, MN

  

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 the weekend; maximum $50/family
Primitive camping is FREE courtesy of Bob's Cycle Supply, Inc.
Limited hookups are available, contact 218-564-9585 for rates and availability.

Trail Riding Hours

  • Camping gates opens Friday afternoon
  • 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday, September 23
  • 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM Sunday, September 24

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 Bob's Cycle outdoor video screen (inside the barn if it is raining).
  • Saturday Night around the campfire: Entertainment to be determined

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.