On Saturday, July 28th, the TESTRIDE program will head back north to Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck, Minnesota. The TESTRIDE program will be held while the community enjoys Waterama, a summer festival that celebrates life on the water. What better way to enjoy Minnesota’s lakes than in a beautiful Evinrude-powered Ranger Boat. Stop by the free event at Water’s Edge Restaurant in Starbuck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday. The event is open to the public and co-sponsored by local dealer Central Marine. A professional angler will take participants out for a ride on Lake Minnewaska, giving potential customers a chance to see all the benefits of an Evinrude-powered Ranger Boat.
“Lots of folks that are in the area for Waterama should stop by for this great opportunity to see what these beautiful Ranger Boats are all about, up close and personal,” shared Eric Thesing of Central Marine in Carlos. “There’s a package worth $1500 if a TESTRIDE participant purchases a Ranger-Evinrude boat in the near future, so anyone on the fence should come take a ride for that benefit alone. And for those still shopping, there are free t-shirts and Rapala lures for the first 50 riders. Even a chance to win a spot in the All-Star Walleye School in a few weeks. It’ll be fun for everyone.”
A variety of models from the Fisherman series, Angler series, Z-series and Reatas will be available with various outboards from Evinrude. “TESTRIDE gives us a showcase for our multi-species big water boats as well as the bass boats from Ranger,” shared George Liddle, Ranger Boats rep and host of TESTRIDE. “Many buyers have compared features and benefits of different models, but we’re at the time of year now where we can get on the water for the ultimate test.”
Electronics from Humminbird and Minn Kota trolling motors as well as Talon shallow-anchoring systems, Dobyns rods and Rapala lures round out the product demonstrations. Attendees will receive special discounts from TESTRIDE’s online partner for guide-recommended outdoor gear—KrugerFarms.com.
“TESTRIDE events provide Evinrude the opportunity to expose our engines to boating and fishing consumers,” shared Krista Heidgerken of Evinrude Outboards. “Customers can experience the power of an E-TEC and learn about reliability and superior design from the pro anglers that depend on them. In many cases that wins them over.”
“TESTRIDES are a great opportunity for us to get to know even more anglers interested in our products and welcome them to the Ranger family,” added Bart Schad, Ranger Vice President of Marketing. “We’re committed to consistently delivering the ultimate ownership experience and these events help us show the real differences that make up so much of our legendary ride, handling and fishability features.”