Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

  • When was the MN4WDA founded?
    • May 22, 1987
  • Why was the MN4WDA founded?
    • The MN4WDA was founded to unify all the clubs and create one single organization that could advocate as a whole, rather than fighting individually.
  • What is the MN4WDA’s mission?
    • The MN4WDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating new opportunities for off-road vehicles, educating the public about off-road recreation, and fighting anti-ORV legislation.
  • What does the MN4WDA do for it’s members?
    • The MN4WDA works hard to create new OHV opportunities in Minnesota, to build and maintain trails, to fight anti-ORv legislation at the capitol, and to provide the public with a better image of our sport.
  • What vehicles does the MN4WDA represent?
    • The MN4WDA represents off-highway vehicles as defined by the Minnesota DNR. You can find that definition and other OHV regulations here.
  • When are MN4WDA meetings?
    • The MN4WDA meets on the fourth Monday of every month (except December) at the Green Mill in Woodbury, MN. Our board of directors meeting begins at 6:30 pm, and the general meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Anyone is welcomed at both meetings, but during the board of directors meeting, comments will be limited to MN4WDA officers only.
  • Do you have any volunteer opportunities?
    • Yes! We have both short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities. If you’re interested, please contact our membership director, Morgan Wendt, at morgan.wendt@mn4wda.com.
  • Who are your leaders and how are they elected?
    • We have a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and a 6 member board of directors; all of which are elected positions. We also have several officers, who hold special positions, but do not have voting privileges. Our officers consist of the membership director, public relations director, legislative director, and land use director. You can meet our leadership team here

Membership

  • Why should I become an MN4WDA member?
    • There are so many reasons! To be part of something bigger, to support a group of people advocating for the right to go off-road and building/maintaining trails in Minnesota, to be part of a community of like-minded people, to have access to the latest news in OHV legislation updates, to receive a complimentary subscription to the bi-monthly Minnesota Offroad Magazine, to get free admission to our annual swap meet, to get discounts exclusive to MN4WDA members, and so much more!
  •  How can I become a member?
  • What kind of membership do I need?
    • If you are not affiliated with any club, you need an individual membership. If you are affiliated with a club that belongs to the MN4WDA, AND your club does not pay your dues for you, you need a club membership. If you are a business, you need a business associate membership.
  • What are the benefits of being a business associate?
    • Along with supporting the MN4WDA and getting all the benefits of individual and club membership, you can advertise on the MN4WDA’s social media and get a page on the MN4WDA’s website.
  • How much is it to become a member?
    • Individual and club members pay $30 annually for a MN4WDA membership, and business associates pay $150 annually.
  • Is the membership associated with my vehicle?
    • No, your membership is associated with the individual.
  • Do you have couples or family membership?
    • No. Members must join individually.
  • What is the minimum age for MN4WDA membership?
    • 16 years of age.
  • Do I have to live in Minnesota to be a member?
    • Absolutely not! We have members all over the country. You can become a member if you live in Minnesota or any of the surrounding states, if you live elsewhere but enjoy recreating in Minnesota, or if you simply want to support the MN4WDA.
  • How do I know when my membership has expired?
    • All memberships expire on December 31st of every year.
  • Can I receive a paper membership card?
    • Yes, you can! Just select “physical membership card” when you sign up for membership!
  • Who can I contact with questions or issues?
    • Please contact our membership director, Morgan Wendt, at morgan.wendt@mn4wda.com if you have any questions or issues.

Clubs

  • Why should my club join the MN4WDA?
    • In addition to all of the benefits of being a member, club members get access to invitation-only events hosted by the MN Go 4 Wheelers.
  • How does my club become an MN4WDA member?
    • To join the MN4WDA as a club, please join us at a board meeting to introduce yourselves and petition the board for membership. Please email morgan.wendt@mn4wda.com in advance so we may add you to the agenda. Pending approval by the board of directors, you will be asked to pay a one-time $100 entrance fee.
  • Does the membership expire?
    • As long as two club members continue to pay annual MN4WDA dues, your club’s membership will not expire.
  • How do we get a club page on the MN4WDA website?
    • You must first join the MN4WDA as a club, then contact our membership director Morgan Wendt at morgan.wendt@mn4wda.com.
  • Who do I contact if I have any questions?
    • Please contact our membership director Morgan Wendt at morgan.wendt@mn4wda.com with any questions or issues.

Events

  • What events do I get access to as a member?
    • All members get free access to our annual swap meet, club members get access to private events hosted by the MN Go 4 Wheelers, and business associates may come as a vendor to any MN4WDA hosted event, including our annual swap meet and annual spring convention.
  • What do I need to do to be invited to an MN Go 4 Wheelers private event?
    • To be invited to a MN Go 4 Wheelers private event, you must be a member of a club that is a member of the MN4WDA. In addition, it is required that drivers are members, but passengers do not need to be, and you do not need to show your membership card at the gate to gain entrance. If you wish to attend these events, please do not wait until just before the event to try to join the MN4WDA.
  • How do I get the MN4WDA to share my club/business’ event on the MN4WDA calendar or social media?
    • Please email our public relations director Angela Hinkley at angela.hinkley@mn4wda.com to share your event.