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Old 05-27-2019, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: John Zeglin, Co-Chair Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows, Inc.
Phone: 651-649-4688
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.mwvss.com
Midwest Ride-In moving to ERX Motor Park
in Elk River, MN

Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows Announces New Host Venue for 2020 Show
[Elk River, MN, May 26] Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows (MVSS) is excited to announce the 30th annual Midwest Ride-In will be held on January 24-26, 2020 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN.

The Midwest Ride-In is the world’s largest vintage, antique and classic snowmobile event. Formerly known as the Waconia Ride-In it had been held in a county park on the shores of Lake Waconia for the past 25 years. “The success and growth of the show has been nothing short of amazing,” said John Zeglin, the event’s co-chair for over 25 years. “There were several factors that led to relocating the Ride-In, but one of the most significant was impending changes to the host site. We had a number of outstanding options outstate, but hosting a show of our size has become very challenging. We really needed a partner and location with large event experience. ERX is a venue in our back yard that caters to snowmobilers AND it allows MVSS to continue to support the snowmobile clubs and trail associations that have supported us so strongly over the years. Our committee felt it was extremely important to maintain that connection with our local clubs.”

ERX is an all-season motorsports and events facility located on the north end of Elk River, MN, on US Highway 169. Home of Grassroots Snocross and cross country snowmobile racing, also dirt bike and off road racing, concerts, corporate events, monster trucks, rodeo and so much more. “The ERX complex stretches over 400 acres, includes multiple tracks, 10+ miles of rolling wooded trails and a fantastic indoor facility that allows us to continue our popular Saturday night banquet with guest speakers and large display. Our feature for the 2020 Midwest Ride-In is Winnipeg to St. Paul where we will honor all terrain racers and events like the I-500, Jeep 500, ISOC 500, Warroad 500, Regina to Minot I-250 and others like it,” said Zeglin.

MVSS is a non-profit organization with a 30 member committee that works year-round to plan and organize the Midwest Ride-In and promote the hobby. For the event weekend itself, MVSS relies on volunteers from local snowmobile clubs to contribute 2,500 hours to ensure a fun, safe and rewarding experience. MVSS donates thousands of dollars each year to these clubs to help finance local trail grooming and maintenance. For many the Midwest Ride-In is their largest source of funding and these clubs are critically important to the future of snowmobiling in MN. For more information visit www.mwvss.com.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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to bad... I wont be attending in Elk River. I liked riding from my house to it.
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to bad... I wont be attending in Elk River. I liked riding from my house to it.
Is this no longer going to be a ride-in event?
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Is this no longer going to be a ride-in event?
sounds like a ride-in event... but Elk River is a hike on the 1969 Oly.
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I hear ya. You'd have to have pristine groomed conditions for that ride and even then it would take a toll on the body.
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Picturing Menards full of trucks and sled trailers when this event is going...
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Yeah, you can ride in to ERX, but there's not the local bars/restaurants nearby like Waconia has. You'd have to run back to Zimmerman or into ER for that stuff.

So we're stuck paying concession prices at the venue I guess?
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Drove by ERX in Elk River this evening coming back from riding ATV in Emily around 7PM and there was a rodeo going on there and there was a whole lot of people there.
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It's becoming a bit of an event center year-round. I know they did an outdoor concert last summer. Come to think of it, they also did a beer/wine event.
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I'm thinking Waconia is going to regret not accommodating the Vintage Show. Too Bad. Although ERX is a whole lot closer for me
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