Intro to the Midwest Ride-In in Elk River, Minnesota

Watch this video. In five minutes, you will make a decision to come to our “World’s Largest” get-together.





  • Admission is $ 45.00 for Friday and Saturday – if you pre-register
  • Daily admission is $ 25.00 on Friday 
  • Daily admission is $ 30.00 on Saturday  
  • Children under 12 pay no admission
  • Parking is free for you vehicle and trailer
  • Show starts at 8:00 am Friday, 7:00 am Saturday
  • Kevin Lehse Fireside Trail Ride and Social 4-6:30pm Friday
  • Jack Speckel Midwest Trail ride starts 10:30 am Saturday
  • No snowmobile registration required. This is private land.
  • Check with local snowmobile clubs for on-trail access to ERX Motor Park. (Note that snowmobiles are banned  in Elk River City limits.) 
  • Saturday swap spaces are $ 60/90/120 and pre-registration is highly encouraged




  • We reserve the right to cancel or change any element of this event.  This most likely would be due to a situation beyond our control, like the weather or some catastrophe.
  • Under 18 must wear a helmet. Be aware that Minnesota law requires that any youth under the age of 18 must wear a helmet. This includes the trail ride, racing events or just tooling around.  

No registration or trail stickers needed to attend our event

Because this event is on private property,  your vintage, antique or classic machine does not need a Minnesota registration or trail sticker on the grounds, and on the trail rides.

Now, if you want to do some other snowmobiling in Minnesota on your classic machine, be aware that Minnesota  honors another state’s snowmobile registration for up to 30 consecutive days of your stay in Minnesota.

However, If your  out-of-state snowmobile does not have any current registration then you would  need to apply for the MN collector permit (free) or collector  registration ($ 9.50). Your out-of –state snowmobile would also need the trail sticker to  operate on state or grant-in-aid trails unless you have the MN collector snowmobile permit.

If you  have questions about snowmobile registration in Minnesota, call the Dept. of  Natural Resources @ 651-296-2316, or 1-800-285-2000.

Park on Friday Afternoon

Park your trailer at the site on Friday afternoon — save time on Saturday morning.

NOTE: To enter event grounds, park your enclosed trailer, or set up your swap space on Friday, you must display your weekend admission buttons.   You will be checked at the entrance to the grounds and we will have officers checking for buttons throughout the day.

Again this year, we will be parking trailers, starting Friday at 1:00 pm.  With this option, out of town visitors do not have to tow their trailers around town, to the hotel, to the restaurant.

For those arriving on Friday (noon to 5:30 pm), please enter the main gate and receive parking directions.  Remember to lock your trailer when you leave for your hotel and a night out on the town.

Edgar Hetteen, signing the dashboard of the iconic Model 100. 

In 1962/63, Edgar founded Arctic Cat.

Stop at midpoint of Trail Ride

Lineup of Kawasakis at Midwest Ride-In