Tricounty News

ATV Fall Convention Sept. 14-16



Enthusiasts from across the state encouraged to attend

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) will be holding its annual fall convention the weekend of Sept. 14-16, in Isle, Minn.  All ATV enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the convention that will include festivities ranging from organized rides to ATVAM's famous auction.

George Radke, president of ATVAM said, "We are thrilled to visit McQuoid's Inn again and enjoy the wonderful trail riding opportunities and the many other activities that the community of Isle offers. ATVAM encourages all ATV enthusiasts from across the state to join them for ATV riding and many other events."

The Mille Lacs Drift Skippers ATV and Snowmobile club based out of Central Minnesota is hosting the fall Convention and sponsoring the bonfire and barbeque on Friday evening for those registered. Mike DeVine, member of the Drift Skippers ATV and Snowmobile Club is excited to invite ATV riders to the Mille Lacs Lake area. Mike said, "We have put a lot of time and effort into planning this convention and it should be a huge success, and most importantly, a lot of fun." DeVine continued, "We're excited to showcase part of the new Northwoods Regional Trail System which includes the Solana, Red Top and Foxy loops. The Northwoods Regional Trail System connects more than 500 miles of excellent trail-riding opportunities."

The three-day event is packed full of things to do for the whole family. Festivities will include: organized ATV trail rides, information about new ATV laws and safety features, and time for members to discuss ATV related issues with ATVAM's officers and government relations staff. Polaris has sponsored the convention this year and will host the Saturday evening dinner for all registered guests.

For more information or to pre-register call (800)-HI-ATVAM, or visit www.atvam.org. For details on the Mille Lacs Drift Skippers ATV Club please visit their site https://sites.google.com/a/millelacsdriftskippers.org/www/. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at McQuoid's Inn, and will be available on Saturday morning as well. Banners will be displayed at both McQuoid's Inn, and the ATVAM blimp will be flying above the hotel from Friday morning on.

The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) is a non-profit organization with more than 14,000 members statewide. ATVAM was founded in 1983, and is working to build a statewide ATV trail system, promote ATV safety, safeguard ATV-related successes in the state legislature, and defend ATV user interests. For more information on ATVAM, visit www.atvam.org.