2018-2019 NNR Schedule   

October 6th                Trail Cleaning
October 30th                Board Meeting
November 17th                Membership Dinner / General Meeting
December 12th                 Board Meeting
January 23rd                Board Meeting
January 25th                General Meeting
January 18th,19th,20th            Bonspiel
February 2nd,3rd                Hospice Ride
February 9th                Fun Run
February 20th                Board Meeting
February 22nd                General Meeting
March 2nd, 3rd                Snodeo
March 20th                Board Meeting
March 23rd                Workers Party

Jack Hausner and Butch Bellefeuille  2 of the foundings members of the Naytahwuash Nightriders snowmobile club. Butch is holding a picture of his parents Buster and  Shorty. The picture was taken in 1970, Buster created the 1st trail groomer made out of wood.

2018 Snowmobile Fun Run Results

Thank you to all the Trail Map Sponsors, Advertisers and Riders!

The Naytahwaush Nightriders have just completed the 4th  and most successful Snowmobile Fun Run yet. The trails were reported to be excellent to adequate condition with the low snowfall amounts. The temps were cold, but many completed the run using their cars, pickups and even by bus!

There were 151 participants who completed the ride. They purchased 227 bingo rounds, raising $2270.

The winner of the highest round with a score of 300 was Vernon Bishop, Twin Valley. The winner of the lowest round with a score of 56 was Blake Higgins, Park Rapids. The highest score possible is 365 and the lowest possible is 15. Each winner received $908.00. (20% of the amount raised is used to help pay for advertising expenses).

The number of riders that stopped at each establishment were:

Lean To:  39                Roadhouse:  41

Cenex:  54                Hoot Owl:  56

Elbow Lake:  100            Ice Cracking:  38

Cedar Crest:  61                New Horizon:  65

Hill Top:  56                Broken Arrow:  89

E-Z One Stop: 72

Note:  Everyone stopped at Pinehurst. Some people went to more than the 5 required establishments.

Again, THANK YOU from the snowmobile club. We hope to work with you again in 2019!!


Steven Swanson

Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club

PS:  If you have any suggestions that could make the event better for next year, please give me a call. 701-775-4289 (daytime number).


Watch for the 1st clue of the medalion hunt coming soon!!!

[Dave Guenther - 2018 Inductee to International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Eagle River, Wisconsin]
Dave Guenther
Dave's fascination with snowmobiles started way back in 1963 when he was in first grade. Then, in 1970, his family bought their first snowmobile. After wearing out four motors on that sled, Dave bought his first snowmobile while still in high school. He grew up in Minnesota which was, at that time, the hotbed of snowmobile manufacturing. It allowed him to associate with many icons of the new sport, establish lasting friendships with them and become very knowledgeable about the new sport that was sweeping the country. Soon the "antique" bug infected him. His first, a 1964 Trailmaker, soon led him on a journey and mission that continues today to sustain the history of the sport through the preservation of the machines that created the sport. Dave was instrumental in the formation of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America (ASCOA), has served every office in the club, including nine years as President and  20 years as editor of the newsletter,  He has been a safety instructor for 20+ years and was the 2010 Instructor of the Year for the Minnesota DNR. With a never ending passion for snowmobiling, he has created, organized and managed numerous snowmobile shows throughout the state and has been honored with numerous awards for his snowmobile and civic achievements. For his 55 years of unselfish promotion and support of the sport, Dave Guenther is now being inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame.​

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Snowmobile Club