Trade River Run

* A MnDRA Sponsored Ride*

May 21-22, 2022 - Cushing, WI

SAT: 75E, 50E, 25LD, 25C - SUN: 25LD, 25C, 12.5N

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Ride Information

Ride NameBorder Battle Boogie
Ride DatesMay 22-23, 2021
Ride Websitemndra.com
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Ride ManagerDebra Moe
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RM Phone(715) 222-3626
Co-Ride ManagerKatie Krueger
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Co-RM Phone(715) 965-2145
Registration Type
  • Pre-registrations appreciated
  • On site registration accepted with no additional fee
Registration Linkmndra.com
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Mail Registration To:Debra Moe
2632 County Road G
Emerald, WI 54013
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Sanctioned by
  • AERC
  • UMECRA
  • MNDRA
  • AHDRA
Ride Camp Description
  • Camp is in an open field
  • Camp is on privately owned land
Ride Camp Websitestate.mn.us
Ride Camp LocationHuntersville Canoe Outfitters
23115 Old Bridge Road
Menagha, MN 546464
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Ride Camp Coordinates46°46'27.9"N 94°53'15.6"W
Ride Camp Directions

From the south, east or west, navigate to the town of Huntersville (zipcode 56464) via Huntersville Rd/18/380th. From the north, 13/25 will get you there. Follow the signs to ridecamp. For those using GPS, navigate using the address listed. Watch for ridecamp signs and TURN SLOWLY onto Old Bridge Rd!! The next turn for ridecamp comes quickly!!

Fees Required
  • Camping Fee - Paid to Ride Manager
  • Horse Trail Pass Fee
Camp site information
  • First come - first served sites offered
  • Primitive camping only
  • Ample room for all sized rigs
Onsite Amenities
  • Potable water on site
  • Porta-John toilets.
  • Must pack garbage out
  • Cell service is poor
Dogs & Generators
  • Dogs allowed
  • Generators allowed anytime
Camping - add'l information

There are no reservations for camping, but there is more than enough space for a huge turn-out. Camping is $23/night. Please include camping fee payment with your ride fees.

Horse Containment
  • High-lines - optional
  • Tie to trailer - optional
  • Electric pens allowed
  • Portable corrals allowed
Meals Information
  • Restaurant within walking distance
  • Gas Station within 15 minute drive
Nearest Gas Station/StoreTiny convenience store within walking distance. Nearest gas station 12 miles: 12 Aspen Ave S SE, Menahga, MN 56464
Nearest Hospital19 miles. CHI St. Joseph's Health, 600 Pleasant Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470. Phone: 218-732-3311
Nearest Equine VeterinarianVETERINARY FACILITIES 61 miles. Dr. Greg Harms – DVM – (218) 838-5164 Address: 12078 Red Pine Rd Brainerd, MN 56401
Trail Characteristics
  • Two-way Traffic
  • Loops
  • Large bridge decks
  • Riding on Gravel roads
  • Sharing route with vehicle traffic
  • Sharing route with ATV/UTV
  • Mild Sand
  • Mild Mud
  • Mild Bugs
  • Two-Track
  • Single-Track
  • Flat ride
Trail Description

Trails have good footing – grass, dirt, some fine gravel/dirt. Mostly two-track and single-track trails through the woods, and it's mostly flat terrain. Nice easy trail for a first 100-mile!! TRAILS ARE BAREFOOT-FRIENDLY!

Vet Checks
  • All checks in camp
Number of Holds (50-60)
  • 2 Holds
Number of Holds (75)
  • 3 Holds

Ride Announcements

Border Battle Boogie – Thank you!

Wow! Another successful MnDRA club ride is in the books! We had 109 entries! What a fantastic start to the season. Border Battle Boogie results have been submitted to UMECRA and AERC. We had some horse-switch-eroo going on so please double check names and numbers. There were some results announced during awards that were not correct (missed a pull in the Sat LD) and some ride cards with incorrect ride times because we can’t math when we’re tired. For the most part, it only resulted in a switch in the first place/second place 50HW results

.Thank you to everyone that made this happen! Katie and I couldn’t do it without all of you!

Sarah Maass – BBB’s 2021 “Sam” Volunteer award recipient. Thank you for ALL you did to help get the venue changed, marking trails, getting permits, and taking a ton of work off my plate. Many thanks to your FREEKS crew for all the help – Emma, Joey, Evie, Dana, Cathy.

T.j. Edwards – BBB’s 2019 “Sam” Volunteer award who is still deserving of it now as then – for being my “do anything” volunteer and who recruited his granddaughter Grace who scribed ALL day on Saturday!

Carolyn Scott – “Mama Moe” as many of you call her. I never have to worry about food and she makes the coolest prizes, makes my bed (ya’ll know how hard that is in the LQ), and keeps talking on the drive home when she knows I’m tired. Love you mom.

Cathe Cheesebrow – my secretary who tells me to GET OUTTA HERE when I’m meddling too much!

Special thanks to Cathe and Jen Moore for taking our injured rider to the hospital Saturday. (She’s okay…has a horse for sale now…HA) Jen also donated those cool BBB cookies for a raffle! (She’s so talented!!

Jeske Noordergraaf and Heather ‘Goerts’ Damico – BBB’s vets who barely had time to eat. Thank you for giving up your weekends to work so hard and enable us to have rides!


Ramona Steinmetz- the amazing MnDRA timer!! Thank you!

All the folks who took P&Rs, Scribed, helped keep water tanks full, and helped score sheets. Diane Dascher, Michelle Lee Splonskowski, Janet Sarver, Rebecca Dubois, Tennielle Lemar, Diane Thorsen Merz, Carmen Evans Steuck, Ken Meyer, Becky Horihan, Sher Ob, Paula Goligowski, Jane Malischke, Peggy Pasillas, Amy Ellingson, Ella Bassett Meyer, Grace Carter. I’m sorry if I’m missing anyone….

Congrats to Karrie Halbur for winning the Quilt Raffle.

I do have a small list of lost and found – a blue wand sweat scraper, a hand held heart rate monitor & watch, a dog retractable leash, and a green water bottle.

And…many thanks to everyone that understood when I had that “I can’t process any more information” look on my face! HA.

Lastly, despite being very spoiled having the shed at Huntersville, we are planning to be back in Wisconsin for 2022! 😊

BBB Updates!

Border Battle Boogie is just a few days from now!  Here’s a few updates!  Watch the website for electronic ride packets and maps to get posted here Tuesday or Wednesday. Your ride packets will be ready for pickup at the office (in the big shed) beginning Friday afternoon. 

Online entries close Wednesday at 10:00pm.  On-site registration is allowed.

We have far surpassed the required 40 entries! Thank you to everyone who has registered because it makes planning a thousand times easier and drastically reduces workload Friday afternoon!  Entries are still being accepted online through Wednesday evening as well as at the ride.  We will not turn anyone away, so for all you procrastinators, you are welcome to come, too!

Covid Plan

The Covid Plan has been attached above. In a nutshell, the guideline is this: For all persons who are fully vaccinated against Covid 19, face masks and social distancing is no longer mandated. All others are encouraged to wear a mask where it is not possible to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet.  As we return to a more ‘normal’ ride-camp some of these guidelines have been slightly modified due to the recent CDC and State of Minnesota announcements.  

Volunteers

Please stop over if you have some time to volunteer even if it is for a short time. If you would like to sign up for a shift, the form is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aaaa2ea6ffc07-bbbvolunteer.  We need a few novice leaders!  No charge to ride and you will earn UMECRA miles.  There are a few riders entered who have never done an event and want a leader to take them out.

Ride Meetings

We do not plan to have a ride meeting Friday evening, however, if you are a new rider or new to the area and would like to have a meeting, please stop over at 8:30pm on Friday evening.  We’ll cover the contents in the ride packets and answer any questions. 

We WILL have a ride meeting for our novice riders on Sunday morning at 8:00 am.

Carolyn’s Chuck Wagon!

Deb’s mom will be selling breakfast sandwiches with a slice of banana bread for $5 and also sloppy joes with tuna salad and (I forgot what else) for lunch or dinner (price TBD). Send Deb a PM, text, email, comment on facebook, or sign up at the ride if you would like a meal.  Or, just pop over and order one on the spot.

ROAD CLOSED WARNING!

If coming from the west, please be aware HWY 87 is closed and you must follow the detour to Park Rapids, then south on 71.

BBB has a new location!

The Wisconsin DNR has placed restrictions on the amount of people allowed during the entire weekend. Rather than cancel the ride yet again, we’ve relocated to Huntersville. The trails are great, there are no limitations on camping, and the space is large enough to fit everyone. We hope you’ll be able to join us this year.