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Join SFWDA & Trick N Traction for our Free Inaugural Environmental Stewardship Initiative Workshop


Attention All SFWDA Members;  

  Have you always wondered what Tread Lightly! was all about? Interested in finding out how you can do your part in preventing trail closures? Then join us for a three-hour workshop and our inaugural Tread Lightly! training event free for all members!

This Awareness Workshop is a 3-hour course that will provide attendees with an introduction to Tread Lightly! principles as decision making guidelines while enjoying the great outdoors in a safe and responsible manner. The workshop will provide you with situational awareness, the know-how on minimizing your impact while recreating, and the outdoor ethic that will help sustain our trails for generations to come.

 "The dream for Trick N Traction to host an Environmental Stewardship Initiative Workshop is a reality... The workshop will be conducted on March 19, 2016 at Duke Energy's Oconee World of Energy. We will open the doors at 11:00am for on site registration and start the three hour workshop at noon. A snack for everyone will be provided during a break around 1:15pm. We are pleased to partner with Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, Tread Lightly, Clemson 4Wheel Center and WARN to conduct this workshop. The focus of this workshop will be on the Tread Lightly principals. Uwharrie Off-Road Training Centers'; Scott Fields is a Tread Lightly Master Training. He will be leading the workshop based on Tread Lightly's three hour workshop outline. Note that we will only be able to accommodate the first 100 people to register for this exciting event."    - Al Sweeney (Trick N Traction 4WD Club)


Event Details

There is NO COST for the event to all active SFWDA members. We will soon be launching an online registration and hope you can make it for this first time offering of a Tread Lightly Course Class sponsored by SFWDA.

Duke Energy's Oconee World of Energy,
7812 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672

Ensure your SFWDA Membership status is active, and when Online Registration Launches you can sign in and register at no charge, right here on our website. (Links will be provided)
You can also register in person at the event if space is still available but this event is limited to 100 attendees. 

WHEN = March 19, 2016 ( 12 Noon - 3 PM )

  "We have hundreds of dollars worth of off road gear for door prizes donated by Clemson 4Wheel Center,  and WARN. SFWDA will also offer a pair of TrailFest 2016 Gift Certificates.  Sorry...  no WARN Winch because theTrail Fest Team beat me to it..."
 - Al Sweeney (Trick N Traction 4WD Club)



Dixie Run 29 is a Huge Success, Thank You to everyone for your support!

Dixie Run 29 is a Huge Success. 
Thank You to everyone for your support! 


 That's right, now that we have reviewed the results of the event we can say for sure that Dixie Run 29 was a hit. We broke almost all prior records for this long time event. With just under 800 total attendees and 487 rigs we have pushed this event to another level raising more money than ever before. Not only did we raise a considerable amount of money for our Association we have also added many new members including 15 new Premium Members. Thank you to each and every one of you who came out and enjoyed Golden Mountain Park together as part of the SFWDA family. 

What will the money raised do for our sport and community, well that is actually up to you all; our loyal members, clubs, and OHV parks. That's right, the SFWDA is a non-profit organization and as such we have a Grant Program for all active members to utilize. These funds are offered in grants up to as much as $5,000 per applicant for a variety of uses. Apply soon and get your your group involved. Grants are useful to educate enthusiasts, maintain and develop  OHV trails, construct OHV park improvements, and more. 

In case you missed it or you would like to check out photos from the event and look for your rig, take a peek at our Official Photographer for the event Image Off Road Photography. These great folks have provided hundreds of images for us all to browse and purchase. 

You can purchase directly from this link, including digital downloads. Enjoy!

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 Next up is our Meet & Ride on November 14th, at Choccolocco Mountain Park . Hope you can join us!

Don't forget about TrailFest 2016 at Adventure Off Road Park which we plan to make bigger and better. Then mark your calendars for Dixie Run 30 at GMP September 23-25th.



Trailfest 2015 was a Huge Success, Thanks for Your Support!

Man what a great weekend. Great weather and great people came out to AOP by the hundreds to set a record breaking attendance for this
11th annual SFWDA Trailfest Event. 

Trailfest 2015 is a 3 day off road festival organized by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. Organized trail rides, a huge raffle, dirt track racing, camping, and much more! Trailfest 2015 was a great event and has been getting bigger every year. Thanks to Nick from for putting this video together for us all. 

 Proceeds from this weekends event go back to supporting our local community OHV parks, clubs, groups, and other OHV organizations on the national front.  We also use funds from our annual operating budget to facilitate our grant program. If you are not yet aware please look into how your local club or group may be able to organize a project together.  We will also be continuing our education video series with new topics in development now. Education for all OHV enthusiasts is our goal. The success of these events allow us to extend our reach further into the local Southern OHV communities and so we sincerely thank for all your support. Many good things are happening within SFWDA. For applications and to learn more about our Grant Program; check out our Grant Program Webpage

This new initiative by your association has been established for the benefit of its members and their OHV areas, both public and private.   The SFWDA Grant initiative is our largest annual project committing a significant portion of the association net income to this program.  The SFWDA Grant initiative supports the membership and regional projects focused on our core missions – Conservation, Education and Recreation. 

Upcoming Events

 Now if you enjoyed this weekend then be sure to check out the Events Calendar for upcoming SFWDA events;

Up next is our Summer Meet & Ride at Beasley Knob OHV Park on Saturday, June 6th. The only fee for this event is the $5 land use that goes directly to the Forest Service when you arrive. Everyone is welcome to attend, members or not. Stay tuned in for more details to come.  

Mark on your calendars now Dixie Run 29. September 24-27th, 2015 at Golden Mountain Park in Sparta, TN. 

For more info and to learn how to join