Traditional fishing resort on the Rainy River just near Lake of the Woods, MN to host 5th Annual Motorcycle Biker Rally August 28 & 29. Sportsman’s Lodge just twelve miles north of Baudette, MN has been guiding fishermen and women on a world class fishery since 1971, but August 28 & 29 Sportsman’s not only attracts anglers they also are the host to 600 Biker enthusiasts for this action packed two day event. This year they have planned a long list of activities and entertainment, in which they call “Thunder down the Rainy”.


Highlights this year include chainsaw carving demonstrations from Mike Hanson a very talented carver from Snoose Creek Carving from Cook, MN, Tattoos and Body Piercing by TNT Tattoos a professional and fully licensed Tattoo shop on wheels from Montana, Megan Acevedo, National Award winning nail artist, and of course Guided Walleye Fishing Trips which you won’t want to miss! Sportsman’s has been experiencing one of the best summer walleye seasons ever and is even offering a 100% Walleye Limit Guarantee that you will leave with your limit of walleyes if you fish on one of their charter boats for two days! (see website for complete details)  They even will fry up your catch for free in their bar for appetizers after your day on the lake!


Many other fun events in the line up include Horseshoe, Texas Hold Em, and Biker Golf Tournaments, famous Leonard C River Cruises, Bike Show, Bikini Bike Wash, Bike Games,  and live entertainment by Whiskey Annie a four piece act that always puts on a show.  “Great time to get out on the bike before the summer ends and enjoy the scenery and entertainment the north woods has to offer”, says Jon Misachek from Mpls, MN an avid biker who plans to attend his 5th rally.  “Sportsman’s always does a great job”.


Don’t miss out on their fun run, many stops all over northern Minnesota, a great way to stroll the country side on your way up north. Fun run maps available on the website; get in on your chance to win up to $300 cash! It’s always a great time to end the summer” says Gregg Hennum, owner of Sportsman’s Lodge. Lodging and camping still available for more information log on to or call 800-862-8602. Don’t miss out on one of summer’s last blasts!