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SFWDA Spring Meet & Ride of 2016 at Turkey Bay. Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY. Hosted by Stones River Jeep Club

Access over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, 200 miles of paved roads, 500 miles of trails, 100 + miles of OHV trails, and 170,000 acres of forests and open lands.

Access over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, 200 miles of paved roads, 500 miles of trails, 100 + miles of OHV trails, and 170,000 acres of forests and open lands.

SFWDA Spring 2016 Meet and Ride
Hosted by Stones River Jeep Club
Turkey Bay OHV Area, 
Land Between the Lakes,
Golden Pond, KY


*  UPDATE ALERT * THIS EVENT IS NOW RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2, 2016. *

Same time, location, etc. Remaining details below. 


Join us at Turkey Bay OHV Area, near the shores of beautiful Kentucky Lake on Saturday, April 2, 2016 for the first SFWDA Meet & Ride of 2016. The Stones River Jeep Club, Murfreesboro, TN will host this event and provide guided Trail rides throughout the park. 

Located in western Kentucky and Tennessee between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.

Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area provides designated trails for OHV riding and Self-Service Camping. Centrally located, Turkey Bay offers a variety of topography and trails for everyone.

 

 

The area consists of approximately 100 miles of primary, secondary, and tertiary trails for many different levels of OHV ridin, .and is managed by the USFS. There is a $20 (1-3 day) usage fee collected by the USFS upon arrival to the park. 


Turkey Bay OHV Area

Turkey Bay Trail System offers 100+ miles for every type of OHV. 

  • SEASON - Year Round

  • HOURS  - Sunrise to Sunset

  • ADMISSION - One to Three-Day Permit is $20.  Annual permit is $75.

  • GPS - N 36 45' 00.0" / W 88 04' 19.0"

  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS -
    80 Turkey Creek Road
    Golden Pond, KY 42211

  • TRAILHEAD LOCATION - 2.3 miles / 5 minutes south of the Visitor's Center on the Trace.


Free Registration!
Register online today, free for all SFWDA members (Separate $20 entry fee includes up to 3 days of LBL Park access.) for a full day of fun to meet your association, the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, and explore the beautiful LBL trails.  On-site check in will open at 8:00 AM CST.  Our SFWDA meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM CST.  Trail rides will begin at 10:00 AM CST. 

Coming to Turkey Bay?  Consider an Overnight Stay!
 You could pitch a tent at Turkey Bay in the camping area.  In addition to the trails, Turkey Bay OHV permits camping at designated areas near the lake along road 167.  An added perk of the campsites is the ability to wake up and ride directly to the trails, as the sites offer chemical toilets, unloading ramps, and drinking water. But if you need some additional amenities, consider from a variety of lodging options located just outside Land Between The Lakes and a few minutes from Turkey Bay. https://www.explorekentuckylake.com/lbl/ohv.htm


We will be collecting supplies for the community to be distributed through this local organization. 

We will be collecting supplies for the community to be distributed through this local organization. 

It's for Charity!
We initiated a charitable component to our Meet & Ride events last year and our charity for this event will be The Journey Home, a Christian Outreach Center for the homeless and at-risk individuals and families in Rutherford County, TN.  For more information please check this link:  www.lovegodservepeople.org/.  Each attendee is asked to donate one item to support this outreach effort.  Suggestions:  Caned / Boxed food (none-perishable food item); or all sizes of clothing (slightly used is OK).  Highest need is for socks, under garments, shoes and diapers.  Please join us and support The Journey Home.


Due to FURTHER potential Winter weather related closures, please check our Facebook and web page for updates on the event. 

For more details about camping, nearby lodging, maps, and more travel accommodations check out the LBL travelers resource page for Turkey Bay. 
http://www.landbetweenthelakes.com/attractions/turkey-bay-ohv-area/

For Specifics on Park Rules & Regulations, hours of operation,  camping opportunities, and much more from the USFS about LBL. 
http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/trails/turkey-bay/


Browse through some web sourced images below from the LBL park, it's trails, and incorporated amenities......

Free PDF Map Download provided by our USFS 

Free PDF Map Download provided by our USFS 


We highly encourage all person attending to download, print, and complete the Turkey Bay OHV Area Liability Waiver Form and have $20 cash ready before arriving to expedite the check in process for everyone. 


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Annual Meeting summary and a look ahead from our SFWDA President

From our recently re-elected President 2016-2017, Ray Stanley;

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  First, I would like to thank each of you that shared time with us on Saturday, December for 2015 SFWDA Annual Meeting. We had approximately 40 people in attendance including Todd Ockert, President, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Vernon Ball, Vice President UFWDA plus an additional 35-50 on-line participants.

I would like to thank the 2015 SFWDA BOD for all their hard word work and support as we rebrand our association and build an incredible path for each of you, our MEMBERS!. Thanks Overlysoffroad Brian, Aimee Darnell, Doyle Punches, Kendall Flint Holbrook, Lucas Weidner, Jon Plazaand Walter Shafer. We have made significant strides because of each of you.

Our 2016 calendar was approved during the annual meeting and is attached in a PDF. Please include in your club calendars for 2016. Key dates are TrailFest 2016, April 29-30/May 1, Adventure Offroad Park and Dixie Run 30, September 22-25, Golden Mountain Park.

Several highlights from our meeting included a review of our membership growth and business support; our social media growth and the expanding footprint and a review of the 2015 SFWDA Grants. Thanks to Rock Solid Jeep Club for an outstanding job at Windrock Park; and Ohio River Fourwheelers for work on the Old Fincastle Road repairs as b part of the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway. We also introduced in 2015 our first series of SFWDA Educational videos; and the next series of videos will be completed soon for introduction in 2016.

Several initiatives approved for 2016 include regional Tread Lightly Training for our local clubs and the Trick N Traction folks have agreed to step up first and help us build the model. Additionally we approved moving forward with the 2016 additions of the SFWDA Educational videos under the guidance of Doug Wooten. Further we committed to sending one SFWDA designee to the 2016 Volunteer Leader & Land Stewartship Workshop with Del Albright in April 2016.

2016 SFWDA Grants approved include the digital mapping of the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway; Uwharrie Friend request for the Uwharrie National Forest; Friends of Boone DBBB Hollerwood OHV mapping request from the ORFW,

We also had extensive reviews of land issues impacting Beasley Knob OHV, Daniel Boone, Uwharrie, TN Council on Greenways and GA Trails and Greenways.

2016 Officers for your association include Ray Stanley, President;Brian Overly, Vice President; Aimee Darnell, Secretary; Doyle Punches, Treasurer; Kendall Flint Holbrook, Conservation and Land Management; Lucas Weidner, Membership and Jon Plaza and Oscar Indreland, Public Relations. Walter Shafer, System Admin. Oscar Indreland, welcome aboard!

Two Leadership initiatives for 2016 will be a review and revisions of the association bylaws (Kendall Flint Holbrook, Dave Halstead, and Oscar Indreland); and UFWDA Four Wheeler of the Year nominations (Kendall Flint Holbrook)

To all, 2015 was a busy year and we thank you for your support. We have a lot of work to do in 2016 and will continue to solicit your support, your energies and your guidance.

Thanks.

Ray Stanley
President SFWDA 2016-2017
www.sfwda.org
www.facebook.com/groups/SFWDA/


2016 Calendar of Events

•January, 2016 – Board of Directors Work Session
•February, 2016 – Board of Directors and Leadership Council Meeting
•March, 2016 – SFWDA Meet and Ride, Stones River Jeep Club, Middle TN
•March, 2016 – Board of Directors Work Session (As Required)
•April 8-10, 2016 – VLLS #6, Ashland, MA
•April 9, 2016 – Overly’s St. Jude 4 Wheeling for the Cure
•April 2016 – TN OHV Day on the Hill
•April 16, 2016 – Georgia Bounty Runners Mud 4 Blood
•April, 2016 – Board of Directors Work Session
•April 29-30/May 1, 2016 – TrailFest, Adventure Off Road Park
•May, 2016 – STLCA GSMTR
•May 31, 2016 - Damn Locals Memorial Day Bash
•June 3-5, 2016 – Unlimited Off Roads Expo, Louisville, KY
•June, 2016 – SFWDA Meet and Ride, Rock Corps 4X4, SHOP, NC)
•June, 2016 – Board of Directors and Leadership Council Meeting
•August 14-16, 2016 – Uwharrie Off-Road Training Center and "BFG 36 Hours of Uwharrie"
•September, 2016 – CTB Fun Caravan
•September 22-25, 2015 – Dixie Run 30, Golden Mountain Park
•October 1, 2016 – Knox Off Road Wounded Warriors Project
•October, 2016 – Board of Directors and Leadership Council Meeting
•October, 2016 – Board of Directors Work Session (As Required)
•November, 2016 – SEMA and NAMRC Meeting, Las Vegas, NV
•November, 2016 – SFWDA Meet and Ride, DB Backcountry Byway, ORFW
•November, 2015 - Board of Directors Work Session (As Required)
•December 3, 2016 – SFWDA Annual Meeting and Leadership Council

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Last chance to become a Premium Member for your chance to Win A YET!

Beyond this great merchandise pack Premium Members also have access to numerous retailer discounts, BRC, and Tread Lightly affiliation, and perhaps most importantly you're supporting our local region to fight for OHV trail access, promote OHV education, and preserve our trails. Today is the last full day to become a Premium Member for your exclusive chance to win a YETI! 
http://www.sfwda.org/yeti

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Hope You Will Join Us for the 2015 SFWDA Annual Leadership Council Meeting & Webinar

Join us December 5th in Oak Ridge, TN for our Annual Meeting where we wrap up the progress of 2015 and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and upcoming events of 2016.
 

Everyone is invited. 
Whether your a life long member or just now heard of us, you are all welcome to join us at this important meeting. We'll meet at the DoubleTree Hotel conference room for our 9am meeting to cover all current events, budget & financials, web and social media growth, grant developments, current land use matters, plans for 2016, future events, and 2016-2017 elections. There are also several important BOD positions open. If you or anyone you know of might be interested please contact us. 

Special Guests.
We're very excited and fortunate to announce several special guests this year. We've scheduled a special call in guest and a couple of attending guests from the Blue Ribbon Coalition and United Four Wheel Drive Association. 

Interactive.
This will be an interactive event. Everyone is welcome to attend. For those attending in person take this opportunity to meet and interact with fellow enthusiasts, industry leaders, land use representatives, OHV park owners and more. Webinar attendees can ask questions online using the Citrix chat box, vote online for upcoming BOD positions, and follow along on each discussion topic. All active eligible SFWDA member attendees can even vote during our BOD elections. 


Online Meeting Broadcast. 
If you can't attend this important meeting in person  you can still participate. We want everyone who can't make it in person to join us online in our webinar. That's right, everyone can join us on your phone, tablet, laptop, smartphone, PC, or Mac.
 Register for the Webinar and attend the meeting from the comfort of your home. No other special equipment is necessary to listen and vote.

Register for Webinar
 


Discount Rooms.
Special room rates have been arranged at the host hotel, DoubleTree and are valid through Nov. 25th., so act now. The reserved block of rooms at the discounted rate are available for all attendees if you follow this link below.
Book a Discounted Room

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Online Webinar Registraion is now Live for our 2015 SFWDA Annual Leadership Council Meeting & Webinar

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If you can't attend this important meeting in person you can still participate, register for the 2015 SFWDA Leadership Council Webinar at attend the meeting from the comfort of your home on any computer, laptop, Ipad, tablet, or Smart Phone. No special equipment if needed to listen and vote, just an internet connection. 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3081102431407271170

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We welcome everyone to the 2015 SFWDA Annual Leadership Council Meeting & Webinar

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 Join us for our end of year meeting where we wrap up 2015 and discuss 2016. Everyone is invited. We want everyone who can't make it in person to join us on your phone, tablet, laptop, smartphone, PC, or Mac. You are all welcome to join in. We'll meet at the Doubletree Hotel conference room for our 9am meeting to conduct our annual meeting to cover all current events, budget, plans for 2016, future planning, and 2016-2017 elections.  There are several important positions open which we hope will be fulfilled by a qualified volunteer for a term of 2 years. If you or anyone you know of might be interested please contact us

 This will be an interactive event which all attendees can ask questions both in person and through the online chat box inside of the webinar.  We will also take votes online from attendees for our BOD elections who will be verified as active eligible members.


The plan for the SFWDA 2015 Annual Meeting is as follows:

9:00      Welcome
9:05      SFWDA Financial Review(Doyle Punches)
             TrailFest, Dixie Run 29, Balance Sheet, Operating Statement
9:30       Communication Analytics(Walter Shafer)
             Web Analysis, Social Media
10:00     SFWDA 2015 Grant Overview
             Educational Videos/Update, Rock Solid Windrock Park Pavilion, 
             ORFW/Daniel Boone Scenic Byway/Old Fincastle Road
             SFWDA 2016 Opportunities
             Regional Tread Lightly Training, 2016 Educational Videos,
             Daniel Boone Scenic Byway Mapping and Signage
             (Rugged Ridge and Tread Lightly)
10:30     Break
10:45     UFWDA, Jerry Smith, Director of Environmental Affairs
             ORBA/UFWDA Annoucement, One Voice Advisory Committee,
             and SFWDA Support
             Blue Ribbon Coalition, Todd Ockert, President
             BRC Challenges and SFWDA Support
11:15     Land Use(Flint Holbrook)
             Updates on Uwharrie National Forest, proposed Badin Lake Trail
             Updates on Daniel Boone Scenic Byway and 2016 (Jeffrey Dozier)
             Updates on Beasley Knob and 2015 RTP Grant  (Kevin Sutz)
             Updates on TN Council on Greenways and Trails (Bob Yarbrough)
             Updates on Georgia Trails and Advisory Committee (Dave Logan)
             2016 Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC)
12:00     Break
12:15     2016 SFWDA Calendar  (BOD)
12:30     2016 SFWDA Commitments of Support  (BOD)
             Tread Lightly
             UFWDA
             ORBA
             Blue Ribbon Coalition
12:45     2016 Budget Recommendations
             Web Maintenance and Technical Support
             Social Media Management
             Communications, Meetings and Public Relations
1:15       2016 Elections(Secretary)
             President
             Treasurer
             Director of Conservation and Land Management
             Director of Membership
             Director of Public Relations (1 Yr)
1:30       Closing Comments and Adjourn
 


Online Webinar registration will be available soon for all attendees that cannot make the event in person. 

A block of rooms at the host hotel have been reserved for December 4, 2015 - December 6, 2015. The special room rate will be available until November 25th

Click here for your special group rate at the DoubleTree for the Southern 4 Wheel Drive Annual Meeting


Photos from the 2014 Annual Meeting


The Official Facebook Event page is now live:
https://www.facebook.com/events/953524908053850/ 

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