International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club Activities
SAVE THE DATE: Annual Trail Clearing is set for Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 (Weather dependent). Meet at Rainy Lake One Stop at 9am.
Annual Hotdog Roast at the corner of the Hagerman and Arrowhead Trail - February 11, 2023 from 11am-2pm
13th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer - February 19, 2023
MEETING DATES: We meet monthly at the VFW Post 2948 banquet room at 6:00 p.m. 3rd Tuesday of each month
Monthly Meeting - July 19, 2022 Monthly Meeting - August 16, 2022 Monthly Meeting - September 20, 2022 Monthly Meeting - October 18, 2022 Monthly Meeting - November 15, 2022 - Membership Meeting Monthly Meeting - December 20, 2022
Note: dates and times may be subject to change
If you would like to help or need more information about an activity please contact a board member. If you have your own idea for an activity and are willing to plan it, we would love to hear from you!
Save the Date for 2023's 13th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer
The 13th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer in International Falls, MN is presented by the International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club and Thunderbird Lodge. The 2023 event is the club's annual fundraiser benefiting local cancer patients and is scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Thunderbird Lodge on Rainy Lake. Registration begins at 11:30am, with racing from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. Registration fees are $10.00 for three runs with no limit on the number of runs a rider may complete. Competition classes are 600cc and under, 700cc, 800cc, 1000cc and Open.
The 2023 Falls International Speed Run will again feature two groomed 1000' lanes to allow for 'side-by-side' competition racing in addition to traditional speed (radar) runs by single riders. Youth participation is encouraged with parental consent and attendance. The International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club grooms over 130 miles of world-class snowmobile trails in the International Falls area including several spurs into Voyageurs National Park and Minnesota's Arrowhead Trail. www.ridetheborder.com Thunderbird Lodge on beautiful Rainy Lake is a full service resort offering services including lodging, lounge, fine dining and premium gasoline. www.thunderbirdrainylake.com Please visit www.rainylake.org for further lodging and area services & attractions.
RECORDS ANNIHILATED AT 11th ANNUAL FALLS INTERNATIONAL SPEED RUN on Saturday, February 16th, 2019
11th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer – Results Thunderbird Lodge, Rainy Lake USA February 16th, 2019
International Falls, MN The 11th Annual Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer was yet another in a long run of successful events at Thunderbird Lodge with the International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club raising over $1300 to be utilized for travel expenses for local cancer patients. Funds were raised through racer registration fees and free will donations.
Over 60 racers from all over the region posted 236 runs down the 1000-foot race track groomed onto the surface of Rainy Lake on Saturday afternoon under near perfect skies in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd at Thunderbird Lodge.
Melody Wald of New Market, MN set a new track record of 130 miles per hour on her 1999 Arctic Cat Thunder Cat winning the Open two-stroke class. Wald was not done yet however, as she also picked up class wins in the 1000cc two-stroke and 800cc classes on an Arctic Cat and Ski-doo respectively. Melody is the first person in the history of the event to post wins in three classes.
Open 2 Stroke Melody Wald - New Market, MN Arctic Cat Thunder Cat130mph
Open 4 Stroke Tyce Jackson - Int’l Falls, MN Arctic Cat XF119mph
1000 4 Stroke Lane Jackson -Int’l Falls, MN Arctic Cat High Country114mph
800cc Melody Wald - New Market, M Ski Doo Mach Z 106mph
700cc Mark Lofgren - Fargo, ND Arctic Cat Crossfire 91mph
600cc Gabe Krebs - Fairbault, MN Polaris XCR86mph
Next year's 12th Annual Falls International Speed Run is scheduled for February 15th, 2020. Stay tuned to RideTheBorder.com for further details and other snowmobile club news, events and current trail conditions.
2019 Annual Hotdog Roast - Another successful year!
SNOWMOBILERS HAVE WARM HEARTS Organizers of International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club’s annual hot dog roast held Feb 2nd were pleasantly surprised. “Actually we are always blown away by the generosity shown by fellow riders” said Jim Bigler, president of IVSC. This started years ago, riders visiting the area and attending our event just started throwing couple bucks in a box in appreciation. The first year it happened IVSC board decided to match the donations and pay it forward to Falls Hunger Coalition. Each year this seems to grow. This year Steve Thomopoulos, one of the organizers, presented a check in the amount of $1402.00 Snowmobiling is a cold sport but riders have big hearts!
International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 1089 International Falls, MN 56649