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WINTER
The new "Winter Riding Opportunities in Minnesota" brochure -- reported on in an earlier newsletter -- is now available as a downloadable pdf. You'll find it on the ATV Minnesota website: atvam.org.
You can download it, and share it on your club's website, newsletter and Facebook page, as well as share it with your friends and family looking for places to ride their Class 1 and 2 ATVs this winter. It has all the information you need to ride legally, safely and responsibly.

Comments From Members On Our Recent Newsletter Articles

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In a January newsletter, we posed questions about improving signage on the State ATV Trails, including moving to white-on-brown signs, clearer Class 1/2 signs and adding reassurance markers. Here are a few of the many replies from members on this issue.
“Would love signs that show the 65-inch width limit. Would love trail assurance signs.” Trent S
“Signs that clearly indicate ATV types are needed. I struggle to remember every time I see one of these signs. The average person has no clue.” Mark Z
“Minnesota should change signage to match other States. This will help ensure everyone follows the rules and regulations, including visitors.” Scott L
“Uniform and onsite notification signage would be an improvement. A single large sign at each trailhead, border crossing, parking lot, etc. would be posted.”
Greg A
“The proposed sign changes, as shown in the January 30th newsletter are excellent. As a retired DNR Parks & Trails employee, I recall there were often pushes made for better, more clearly understood and standardized signing. The examples shown in the newsletter provide those things. I fully support ATV Minnesota’s efforts to improve trail signing.” Paul M
“I like the idea of updating our trail signs. Clearer signs and route markings would be great! Keep up the good work!” Jim P

And On ATVMN's Position Opposing For Now A Proposal By ATV Manufacturers To Increase Width And Weight In The ATV Definition:

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And On ATVMN's Position Opposing For Now A Proposal By ATV Manufacturers To Increase Width And Weight In The ATV Definition:
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“We support (ATVMN) all the way to push back on this move to build 'roads' rather than trails. We don’t need/want wider trails...this is an ATV sport. We need more 50-inch ATV trails please.” Trent S
“I appreciate and support our organization’s position on changing ATV definitions again. Sustainable trails should always be a top consideration. Lastly, I really like the direction ATVMN is taking: new name, new magazine, increased and more comprehensive communication, new spark...all great stuff! Keep up the good work.” Paul M, DNR retiree
Thanks for the feedback! Keep it coming. Send your comments on the ATVMN newsletter and Minnesota Wheelin magazine to: d.halsey@atvam.org.

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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