PBFR Annual Fall Trail Ride / New Member Drive
Saturday and Sunday, October 19th-20th
Our Trail Boss for this event is Cole Jack. Please contact him if you’d like to help out before or during the event.
Come and enjoy a fall color trail ride before the forest closes for the season. And while you’re there, learn more about the Paul Bunyan Forest Riders to see if you’d like to become a member.
We will be basing our rides out of the Stompin’ Grounds campground, 3.6 miles north of Akeley, MN on highway 64. Look for the blue Stompin’ Grounds signs. This is where we will have registration, we will have maps available, and club members will be available to take you on a guided ride if you want someone to show you around. The event is Sat and Sun of MEA weekend, but many make it a 4 day family fun weekend.
There is no charge for the trail ride (free will donations are accepted).
The only requirements to join in are:
Sign an AMA insurance waiver.
Have a DNR Registration Decal on your bike.
Have a USFS approved spark arrestor.
Pass a sound check of 96 db maximum if you are tested.
Stompin Grounds lodge will be open for lunch and dinner all weekend. They have great food!
On Saturday evening we are having a pot-luck dinner in the Stompin Grounds lodge. The Stompin Grounds will be providing incredible hamburgers, and the riders are requested to bring a dish to share. It’ll be a feast of Paul Bunyan proportions!
Camping: You will have to pay a camping fee if you choose to stay at Stompin’ Grounds. The fee will vary depending on how you are camping. Call Steve and Connie at (218) 652-2964 or Toll Free at (800) 725-1579 to reserve a campsite. Another option is to camp for free at the Martineau Trailhead located 6.5 miles north of Akeley, MN on highway 64. It is free and primitive, first come first served. Or, you can just show up and ride for the day.