Celebrating Yamaha Snowmobiles 1968-2025


January 24-25, 2025

ERX Motor Park, Elk River, MN


The Midwest Ride-In is the world's biggest family-friendly vintage snowmobile get together.

Our Organizational Committee is working hard to hold our end-of-January event. 

Held annually at the Elk River Motorsports Park (ERX) in Elk River Minnesota. It’s the world’s largest show of old sleds!  Join hundreds of antique, vintage, and classic snowmobiles tooling around on this 500-acre property.  We offer daily trail rides, indoor displays, judged show, swap meet, brand loyalty corrals, and vintage snowmobile racing.

Come celebrate winter with some of the finest folks in the world on the last weekend in January

Midwest Ride-In News


At our outdoor event, you will get hungry. Here is our answer, courtesy of a local snowmobile club — the Elk Lake Easy Riders.

A typical count served up: 2,219 pork chops, 1,215 hamburgers, 600 hot dogs, 31 gallons of home-made chili.  Visit their main tent near the ballroom, or their satellite food truck near the racetrack CHALET building.

The Elk River Easy Riders Club serves the most addicting, awesome tasting pork chops you’ll ever enjoy on a cold winter day.  People come to the event just for the pork chops.

Fresh, BBQ’d right outside and seasoned to perfection – it’s no wonder these amazing things often make people ask:

"Are they Evil? Or just Delicious?
Vintage Sled Lover
Midwest Ride In Attendee
"I really believe that snowmobilers are the finest people on earth."
The Late Edgar Hetteen
Founder of Polaris & Arctic Cat

Vintage snowmobiling isn’t all about the machines. It’s also about the fun, colorful and amazing people who share a common interest in these machines… and a nostalgia for a time when we all realized winter is the best part of the year.

Come celebrate that passion with us this winter!

Thank a Volunteer!

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped pull this off:

Join a snowmobile club near you!

The volunteers who help you get all those cool shirts and stuff at every Midwest Ride-In!

Just How Big is the Midwest Ride-In?

Checkout these images from our event when held in Waconia.  It really was a perfect location for close to 30 years, but the city has expanded and much of the onsite parking is now a housing development necessitating our move in 2020.   

ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, concerts and charitable events.  There are over 10 miles of wooded trails on the 500 acre private property, a world class snocross track, and a nearly one mile dirt off-road truck track.  

Photos courtesy of Mike Revier Sky Photos (952-471-7600)

This is Sunday. Foreground is the sleds lined up for the judged show. Behind see the oval race track from our previous location before moving to Elk River for the 2020 show.

The view from outside the plane window – the event is so big that it is hard to fit it all in one photo!

Lake Waconia Race Track

On the lake are the drag racing lanes to the right, parking to the left and oval track.

This shows Sunday morning action — judged show area in the forefront, ballroom to the right and behind it the swap meet area.