REGIONAL - The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) will hold its 2020 state Convention Sept. 18-20 in the Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass and Tower area. The event will be hosted by the …
REGIONAL - The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) will hold its 2020 state Convention Sept. 18-20 in the Ely, Babbitt, Embarrass and Tower area. The event will be hosted by the locally-based Prospector ATV Club.
The convention, held during the slower autumn season and one week prior to the Ely Marathon, promises to be an economic boost for area businesses. The event is open to everyone who wishes to participate.
A flyer for the event, posted on the Prospector Loop ATV Club Facebook page, details the activities for the convention. The Ride and Rally event will kick-off the convention on Friday, Sept. 18, when registration opens at 8 a.m. at the same time as a pancake breakfast at Timber Hall in Embarrass.
A VIP ride will follow, starting at 10 a.m., and will include a VIP lunch on Lake Vermilion. Other Friday events include an ATV Big Air Tour in Babbitt, and dinner specials at local restaurants starting at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Morse-Fall Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a pancake breakfast at its fire hall from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration will run all day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Grand Ely Lodge, and starting at 10 a.m. there will be guided ATV rides offered at various locations.
That night there will be a silent auction from 4 to 8 p.m., a banquet from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and the general membership meeting and election at 7 p.m. at Historic Pioneer Mine in Ely.
People can register for the Ride and Rally at ATVAM.org. The price for Friday’s guided ride and VIP Lunch is $10. Cost for guided rides and the banquet on Saturday is $35. Kids under 12 can participate in everything for free.
ATVAM is one of the largest and most active ATV organizations in the country and has proved to be an important part of the lobbying process for ATV enthusiasts in St. Paul when local clubs are looking to expand trails in Minnesota. The local Prospector ATV loop is a trail system, that when complete, will connect about 250 miles of trails.
For more information see @prospectorloopatvtrail on Facebook.