Registration Not Needed for ATV Riders this Weekend

"No Registration Weekend" June 2-4

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend is the perfect time for ATV riders to spend some time outdoors.

That’s because June 2-4 is “No Registration Weekend.”

Meaning, Minnesota is providing ATV riders with free access to more than 3,000 miles of state forest and grant-in-aid trails.

This is for Minnesotan an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use and out-of-state riders.

Some great places to start include:
• The Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area, a 1,200-acre OHV park in Gilbert with 36 miles of scenic trails for riders of all abilities. The recreation area will have special programs, rides and displays on Saturday, June 4.
• The 100-mile trail system in Nemadji State Forest, which connects to the Matthew Lourey State Trail and the Gandy Dancer Trail for more riding opportunities.
• The 29-mile Spider Lake trail system in Foot Hills State Forest, where riders can curve around lakes and ponds, go up and down a variety of hills, and view overlooks from the ridges throughout the forest.
• The 200-mile Northwoods Regional Trail System in Aitkin and Itasca counties, where riders can use the Soo Line Trail to connect to great communities and trail loops.

The DNR advises riders to keep safety in mind when out on the trails. In particular:
• Safety training is required for ATV riders born after July 1, 1987, and it is recommended for everyone that operates an ATV.
• Kids under age 18 must wear a DOT-certified helmet.
• Kids age 16 and under must fit the ATV they are operating and be able to properly reach and control the handlebars and reach the foot pegs while sitting upright on the ATV.

Trail maps, updates on trail conditions, youth ATV Safety training and other OHV information can be found online at www.mndnr.gov/ohv.

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