Preparing the Trails for a Busy Week
The Hinckley-Pine City Flames snowmobile club will have an eventful next few days. The group is hosting the Second Annual Veterans Snowmobile Ride on Thursday and the following day will take Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty on a tour of the area trails during the annual Governor’s Ride.
Flames Vice President Harvey Lindstrom says while getting the trails ready is a challenge, he expects adequate conditions for both events.
Governor Pawlenty will start his day in Pine County doing his weekly radio show at the Grand Casino in Hinckley at 8 a.m. Afterward, he will take to the trails through the Chengwatana Forest to County Road 11 and finally stopping at the American Legion in Pine City.
Lindstrom says the Governor’s appearance is important because it can potentially lead to more tourism for the area in the future.
State Representative Tim Faust (DFL) sits on the different side of the aisle as Pawlenty, but says its always special when the state’s leader comes to the district and sees what it has to offer.
Lindstrom says not only is the Governor’s Ride a benefit to the area, but to the Governor, as well, who is a known snowmobe enthusiast.
Registration will start for the Veteran’s Ride at the VFW in Pine City on Thursday morning.
Lindstrom says for those who want to take part in the Veteran’s Ride, call 320-629-2055. Sleds are still available, but Lindstrom says riders need to bring there own helmet.
Lindstrom talks about the Veteran’s Ride schedule: