By Trent Jonas
With more than 1,000 miles of public trails dedicated to off-roading—along with private ATV parks and snowmobile trails—Minnesota is an awesome place for outdoor motorsports enthusiasts. But it be can hard to hit those trails without some wheels beneath you. Whether you’re in the market for a new or used ATV or simply want to pick one up for a day or two, there are plenty of great places to get started with an off-road vehicle. Here are seven fantastic retailers and rental services in Minnesota.
Hilmerson Sports Center is one of the largest motorsports dealers in Central Minnesota—and does have the biggest indoor showroom. They maintain a good inventory of new and pre-owned ATVs from trusted brands like Yamaha, Kawasaki, Can-Am, and more. Whether you’re looking for a side-by-side or a standard model, you’re certain to find the ATV you’re looking for at Hilmerson Sports Center. They also full service for ATVs, as well.
Offroad Rentals is located in east-central Minnesota, near some of the state’s best off-road trail networks. They rent ATVs to folks who aren’t sure whether they’re ready to commit to a purchase or who don’t ride that often. Their ATVs are Polaris and Yamaha models, and all rental ATVs come with gas, helmets, and maps. They can also take you out on a guided ride if you want see the local sweet spots.
In the West Metro, Minneapolis Motorsports is the place to go for a new or used ATV. They carry a full line of Can-Am ATVs from multi-rider models to smaller models for beginning riders. They also have a full service department and can set you with all the accessories you need to be safe out on the trails. If you’re in the market for a personal watercraft, three-wheeled motorcycle, or snowmobile, Minneapolis Motorsports can hook you up there, as well.
Whether you want to buy a new or pre-owned ATV—or just simply rent one for the day—Beaver Bay Sport Shop on the North Shore of Lake Superior can help you out. They sell and rent both Polaris and Can-Am models of ATVs. They service their rentals after every ride, so they’re extremely well-maintained. The shop is adjacent to the Silver Bay, Moose Walk, and Finland Trail Systems, so all you have to do is park in the Beaver Bay Sport Shop Lot, pack your lunch, and hit the trails.
If it’s got an engine and moves quickly over land, snow, or water, Power Lodge probably sells it, rents it, or both. When it comes to ATVs, though, they only sell them. But Power Lodge has a large inventory of both new and pre-owned ATVs from brands including Polaris, Yamaha, and Can-Am. They also offer a full range of services from tune-ups to winterization.
Motor Sports of Willmar Superstore has a broad range of new and pre-owned ATVs in their inventory. You’ll find models from manufacturers including Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, and Can-Am. You’ll also find accessories, clothing, and a full menu of services at Motor Sports of Willmar.
In southwest Minnesota (as well as Iowa and South Dakota), Action Sports is the place to go for new or used ATV models, parts, accessories, and services. Action Sports carries new models from Polaris, Yamaha, and Can-Am. And, of course, their pre-owned inventory is a little broader.