7196 Pettit Road
Gilbert, MN 55741
From US-53, turn east onto MN-37 and then turn right onto MN-135. You will see a sign for the OHV. Turn right onto Enterprise Trail and then turn left onto Pettit Rd. Proceed to the DNR building to check-in and register if needed.
We are looking to find people interested in being checkers for the event! Checkers watch the riders and score them as they ride the sections. It's a great way to get to see the action and be a part of the event! We welcome anybody that wants to help irregardless of prior MotoTrials knowledge. We can train you on the rules and have a great video with lots of examples available!
If you are interested in helping be a checker, please click here.
The AMA/NATC Rider Rules will be enforced for this event. Please read them and ensure that all rider and bike requirements are taken care of to compete in the event.
As per our special event permit with the MN DNR, the park is open for all riders and teams to arrive starting Wednesday, May 29th at 10am. Do not show up on Tuesday as our permit does not allow storing anything overnight in the park on Tuesday night. Our permit is for Wednesday, May 29th through Monday, June 3rd. Please come to the event site starting anytime after 10am on Wednesday.
OHV tags are required to ride the national event and will be checked during tech inspection. You can purchase the OHV tag online or on-site. Please purchase online ahead of time if you can to avoid long lines when everyone arrives at the national. If buying online, make sure you buy an off-highway-motorcycle (OHM) tag, not ATV or ORV.
If you are a MN resident, you can buy a 3-year OHM sticker for $38.50 ($30 license, $8.50 issue fee). If you are not a MN resident, you can buy a 1 year non-resident OHM sticker for $21 ($20 license, $1 issue fee).
To purchase an OHM tag online (resident or non-resident), please visit the MN DNR online licensing website.
Riding is allowed on-site Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of the event in designated practice areas only. The loop is closed to riders before the event as per NATC rules and regulations. Riding in any area besides the designated practice areas prior to the event is grounds for disqualification.
Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am - 8:30am
Sunday, 8:00am - 8:30am
First Rider Out
There are no fees for spectators. Porta-Potties will be provided for guests. There is a bike wash at the location, but it's not very high-pressure. There is good cell reception (AT&T & Verizon, not sure about others) in the pits area. No other amenities or facilities will be provided on-site.
Primitive dry camping will be available at the event site for $20 per camper. There are no reserved spots or RV hookups. The camping area is a grass field with no shade.
There are two campgrounds close to the event area that have more extensive camping and hook-up facilities available if you don't mind staying off-site.
Sherwood Forest Campground
101 W Wisconsin Ave E, Gilbert, MN 55741
West Forty RV Park
235 MN-37, Gilbert, MN 55741
There aren't any hotels in Gilbert, but there are hotels just a few miles away in the towns of Eveleth and Virginia.
Super 8 Eveleth
1080 Industrial Park Drive Eveleth, MN 55734
5480 Mountain Iron Dr, Virginia, MN 55792
Holiday Inn Express Virginia
8570 Rock Ridge Drive, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
Leash dogs and clean up after them. The OHV park is open to the public (non-national guests) during the event.
Do you have any questions about the national event? If so, please email Bobby Warner.