Minnesota Off-Road is the official publication of the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association (MN4WDA). The publication is a benefit of membership in each association. See membership applications inside. Contents 14 17 Minnesota Off-Road is published six times a year – February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/ November and December/January – by Midwest Sports Publishing Network (MSPN), 7887 Fuller Rd Ste 101, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: MSPN, 7887 Fuller Rd. Ste 101, Eden Priarie, MN 55344. Phone: 952-473-7870 Fax: 952-473-7805 Publisher Joel Mellenthin Editorial Director Lynn Keillor Copy Editor/Administrator Paula Jones Art Director Paige Sandvik Advertising Sales Mark Mastro, Diane Voight Contributors Dave Clevenger, Michelle Baringer, David Halsey, Monte Ferguson, Brian Gardner, Ken Irish, Rick Langness, Perry May, George Radke, Kathi Radke, Ross Wagner Contributions Letters, manuscripts, stories, materials and photographs are welcome but cannot be returned unless sender provides a SASE. Minnesota Off-Road is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos and drawings. Submission of articles and letters implies the right to edit and publish in all or part. Advertising MSPN Send all advertising materials to: MSPN, Ad Department, 7887 Fuller Rd. Ste 101, Eden Prarie, MN 55344 Phone: 952-473-7870 Fax: 952-473-7805 www.mspnads.com 16 Features 14 Trail Cooperation in Aitkin County Trails don’t just happen: it takes time, patience, a solid plan and cooperation between ATV clubs, communities and local governments. 16 The Best Yet: MN4WDA Spring Convention There’s a lot of fun in this annual fundraiser and meeting for MN4WDA members, and this year’s event near Red Wing was one of the biggest and best. 17 An Offroad Dream: Moab Minnesota Jeep drivers take a spring break trip to Moab, Utah. Departments 4 6 8 19 20 22 ATVAM President George Radke MN4WDA President Rick Langness Minnesota Offroad News MN4WDA Directors ATVAM Directors Events 8 WARNING: Some actions depicted in this publication are potentially dangerous. Never attempt or duplicate any stunts or maneuvers that are beyond your capability and always follow safety rules, wear protective clothing and observe rider’s ethics when you ride. Copyright © 2015 by MSPN. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without consent of the publisher. JUNE/JULY 2015 3