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City of Fifty Lakes To Host ATV Minnesota State Convention In 2022

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Emily, MN, October 7, 2021 — The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATV MN), representing 70 ATV Clubs and ATV riders from across the state, has selected the City of Fifty Lakes to host next year’s state convention. The 3-day event, to be hosted by the city in partnership with the Over The Hills Gang ATV Club, is scheduled for September 16-18, 2022.

ATV MN Association President Ron Potter, and its executive board, chose Fifty Lakes for its convention — also known as “Ride & Rally” — because of the central location to its members and member clubs. For the past 3 years, the event was held twice in Ely and once in Crane Lake. Fifty Lakes is located in the northern part of Crow Wing County, and the county is the geographic center of Minnesota. The area has hundreds of miles of designated, signed Grant-in-Aid ATV trails, along with hundreds of miles of legal routes open to motorized use, linking Fifty Lakes to the communities of Crosslake, Emily, Outing, Remer and beyond.

Being in lake country, the Fifty Lakes area also offers those attending the convention many options for lodging, resorts, camping, unique restaurants and shops, breweries, and fun fall attractions for ATV riders of all ages and abilities.

Over The Hills Gang, the host ATV Club, is based in Emily. It has over 500 club members, including 50 business members. Together with the City of Fifty Lakes, the club hopes to attract 500 riders to the 3-day event, providing a strong economic boost to area businesses during fall of 2022, before winter sets in.

A team of city, club and ATV MN leaders is now meeting to organize the event, and will be inviting surrounding cities and local businesses to be involved. More details will appear in local newspapers, as well as on the club website (overthehillsgang.org), ATV Minnesota website (atvam.org), their newsletters, and the Facebook pages of ATV MN and the City of Fifty Lakes.

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OTHG Club Hosts WCCO/CBS TV, Goin' to the Lake - Emily, MN Edition

The You Tube video is a "Goin to the Lake" / Emily segment from WCCO /CBS TV newscast that aired on Thursday July 13th, 2017 on the WCCO/CBS TV 10pm newscast. The Over the Hills Gang ATV Club organized a 7-mile ATV ride for the WCCO crew that started at Granny's Bar and Grill and ended at Sweets & Such in Emily, MN where they were treated with ice cream. OTHG Club members brought ATV personal protective equipment, such as gloves, helmets,goggles, splash pants, and boots to ensure the safety of the WCCO crew, and conducted some safety training before the ride. Club Members brought ATV Class I machines for Meteorologist Chris Shaffer, News Anchor Liz Collin, to ride individually, and Class II ATV's to transport a cameraman, photographer, social media and promotions team member on the ride. Additional information and videos can be found on the WCCO /CBS Facebook page.

Shown in the picture to the right is WCCO/CBS Meteorologist Chris Shaffer and News Anchor Liz Collin along with OTHG ATV Club Members and MN DNR Volunteer Trail Ambassadors Dave Kodada, Daniel Olmshenck, Ben Allen, John Halverson, Lynn Remington, Bub Moser and Perry May.

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