Trailfest 2016 

Event Sign

Guided Trail / Excusrion Ride
Registration & Information

All OHV's must pass a basic Safety Tech Inspection   

 
  • Required - Safety Belts, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid kit, Secure Battery
  • Optional - Cooler, Winch, Recovery Equipment, Body Anchor Points, CB Radio, Body Armor, Trail Map / GPS
 
  • Thursday   4 PM - 8 PM  ( 9 AM - 8 PM Vendor Only Check In & Setup)  
  • Friday        7 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday   7:30 AM - 11 :30 AM

Schedule of Guided Ride Events

trail RIDE SCHEDULE IS STILL TENTATIVE

Friday

Current AOP Trails Map

  • 12:30 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 1 PM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle  the more challenging trails.
  • 1:30 PM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 2 PM - Advanced Moderate Ladies Only Ride - Specifically for the Big Girl Rigs  (37" + Tires). While no rig will be turned away, this ride will be more challenging than our second ladies ride and off road experience with a built rig is suggested. This Ladies Only ride will be led and driven by ladies only, although male counterparts are invited to ride shotgun if they desire. 

Saturday

  3 Different Ladies Ride

3 Different Ladies Ride Events

3 Different Ladies Ride Events

  • 8:30 AM -  Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 9 AM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle  the more challenging trails. 
  • 9:30 AM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 10 AM - Easy Moderate Ladies Only Ride - All 4x4's female driven are invited to join in on a fun group ride within the AOP trails. This group ride is for all ladies who want to join.  All Rigs and highly encouraged to join, and the route will be one which everyone in the group can traverse. This Ladies Only ride will will be led and driven by only ladies although male counterparts are invited to ride shotgun if they desire.
  • 12:30 PM - Guided Excursion Ride -  Travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Distances of up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more and primarily on asphalt.
  • 1 PM - Advanced Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of Moderate built rigs and drivers together as we tackle the more challenging trails. 
  • 1:30 PM - Easy Moderate Trail Ride - Join a group of easy moderate drivers with only minimum required equipment; 4x4 vehicle, and basic safety equipment. Easy trails will be traveled with this group. 
  • 2 PM - Easy Moderate Ladies Only Ride - All 4x4's female driven are invited to join in on a fun group ride within the AOP trails. This group ride is for all ladies who want to join.  All Rigs and highly encouraged to join, and the route will be one which everyone in the group can traverse. This Ladies Only ride will will be led and driven by only ladies although male counterparts are invited to ride shotgun if they desire. 

Need to Know about Guided Trail Riding

 

Educational Video Series

  • Tread Lightly! principles will be observed at all times. 
  • Your welcome to ride along on and participate in as many guided trail rides as you wish.
  • Trial Routes have been carefully pre-determined and should be suitable for rigs based on the categories described of each group.
  • Each group will have a brief drivers meeting before departure to become acclimated with the planned route and debrief on all safety, and communications, along with best practices when riding in groups.
  • CB Radios are suggested but not required. We encourage good radio communication and groups will be on a designated channel.
  • Each Guided Trail Ride through AOP is approximately 2-3 hours long
  • Excursion Rides are approximately 4-5 hours long. 
  • Every Guided Route will include at minimum One Trail Guide and One Tail Gunner.   
  • Our goal is to depart each guided trip with no more than approximately 15 rigs per total. We can and will split rides into multiple groups to accommodate everyone and the trail system itself for maximum efficiency. 
  • A brief drivers meeting with all participants will commence 15 minutes before each scheduled departure time. You must arrive on time! 
  • In the South rain is a weather factor which can elevate the difficulty rating of some trails as much as one whole level higher on average.  
  • While each route category has a few different levels of basic requirements, most would benefit from use of some additional suggested equipment. While you want to be prepared you also don't be to be overloaded.
  • CB Radio, Tool Kit, Spare Tire, Tire Patch Kit, and some common spare parts are all suggested equipment to have on-board. 
  • May we suggest our series of Educational Videos aimed at assisting you in coming prepared and making the most out of your trip for both yourself and everyone else in your group. Topics in our Education Series include "What to bring on a One Day Trail Ride", Group Trail Riding Etiquette, How to Tread Lightly, and much more.