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Theilman Trailride

Some of the best riding in Minnesota!

The 2021 Spring Trail Ride will be held May 22nd and 23rd
The 2021 Fall Trail Ride will be held Sept 11th and 12th

Where: Zumbro River Bottoms Horse Campground
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T-83, Kellogg, MN 55945; Theilman MN

Sign up:

Ride Start/End Times:
8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday

6PM-10PM Friday
7AM to 4PM both Saturday and Sunday

Signup for the 2021 Spring Trailride is now closed.

Online Sign up ONLY - credit/debit (no cash transactions are allowed) (DO NOT expect to get in by just showing up, you will be turned away).

ENTRANCE FEE (13 and older)- $60/each person total for weekend (This is a 2 day event, must sign up for both days).
YOUTH ENTRANCE FEE (12 and under ) - $30/each per kid total for the weekend (This is a 2 day event, must sign up for both days. NON-RIDERS ENTRANCE FEE - $20 (all people MUST be accounted for and PAY to get into EVENT….this includes NON-RIDERS (NO Exceptions).

We are limited to 800 PEOPLE (not Riders, but people) for our 2-day event, if you are not on the list, you will not be allowed past the gates or into our event (Again, NO Exceptions).

NO REFUNDS IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE SIGN UP RULES, Refunds will only be available if event is canceled.

MUST Social Distance and abide by government mandate, along with our “SAFE TO RIDE” protocol below.

NO Pancake Breakfast (please bring your own food, PPE supplies and collect and take your own garbage home).

Additional costs:
-AMA District 23 (ARMCA) asks that ALL riders who participate at trail rides in Minnesota be a member of an AMA district. These must be purchased online. They will NOT be available at the trail ride.

For those of you who are not AMA District competition card holders, ARMCA offers an annual trail ride membership to ARMCA for $15.00 per person. This is a change from what they have done in the past, and for families with kids, a $30.00 family pass is available that will cover membership requirements for your whole family for a calendar year. As always, we will honor current district card holders from outside our state and Canadian competition card holders as well.
-DNR camping fee of $22 per night per camping unit (tent, RV, etc).
-AMA membership is not required, but is suggested.

We have about 45 miles of trails not including forest service roads. 15 miles of river bottoms (nice open trails) and 10 miles of woods 2 track that is all suitable for all bikes. There is also about 20 miles of single track. All trails are marked and range from easy to challenging.

Two mini areas right next to the campground provide lots of fun for the little guys.

The GECC trail ride will no longer accept ATVs, motorcycles only.
Golf carts are no longer allowed, per the DNR.

-DNR Registration Decal
-Machine must pass a sound check of 96 db or less (STRICTLY ENFORCED!)
-USFS approved spark arrestor
-Everyone must wear a helmet while riding

Please keep your little riders under your supervision at all times. There is a lot of traffic on the campground roads during the trailride, and it can be dangerous for young kids on small bikes. We want everyone to have a safe and fun time! ABSOLUTLY NO PIT OR CAMPGROUND RIDING FOR KIDS AFTER TRAIL HOURS…. please get the kids out on the trails.

Things to Know:
- Trails are marked with arrows and other types of signage -
- There may be sections of trail that include 2-WAY TRAFFIC -
- While traveling within the campground and on roads SLOW DOWN & USE CAUTION -
- This area is only available to us twice a year. Please treat it with respect so we can continue to enjoy it! -
- There is no gas and VERY limited services available at Theilman. -
- You WILL have fun! -

We have a permit from the DNR for our event that exempts out of state riders from needing to buy a MN offroad sticker. This exemption is only for our event. Copies will be available at signup and you need to have it with you while riding.   Zumbro Bottoms Trail Ride Safe to Ride Protocol


● Max 800 people at the event. This includes event personnel/Golden Eagles club members and family (Non riders)
● No district cards or child waiver cards sales at the event. You must get them in advance.
● Pre-Registration only. There will be no sign up at the event. All sign-ups will be done online in advance of the event.
● HEIC (Health Executive In-Charge) is Tim Larson.
● No support people will be allowed to attend with registered riders. Anyone who is not a registered rider or registered person will be turned away at the gate and no refund will be issued.
● Upon “gate” entry, each vehicle will stop and riders will show current District 23 cards. A packet will be given to each rider containing rider wristbands, a copy of the safe to race protocol and any other pertinent information.
● Camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday night (Friday night gate times 6-10PM)
● All trash/garbage must be taken home with you.
● Camping units must be spaced at least 6 feet apart for social distancing.
● Attendees must follow social distancing guidelines.
● Trail ride time is 8am – 5pm Saturday and 8am – 4pm Sunday.
● At the conclusion of the trail ride on Sunday, all riders must pack up and leave in a timely fashion.
● When deemed appropriate...workers will wear face masks, gloves, or helmets.
● If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or other Coronavirus symptoms, please do not come.
● If you are attending the event, you must bring your own sanitizers and camp cleaning items.
● If you are attending this event, you must provide your own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment...Gloves and Facemask or face coverings)
● We will provide additional bathrooms from the existing state own facilities to help prevent congregating and lines.
● If you are not prepared to follow these guidelines, you should not come to this event. If you come to the event and do not follow these guidelines, you will be asked to leave.
● We will provide stands of Hand Sanitizer Donated by the “Good Hands” company out of Lakeville.

***There will be no exceptions to any of the Safe to Race protocol. You can either follow the instructions or not participate. Those are the choices for us to be able to hold an event. ***