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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. 

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



Fall Meet & Ride at Choccolocco Mountain OHV Park


Beautiful weather, great people, great turnout! We graciously thank the whole Warner Robbins Jeep Club for all their effort hosting this successful event. We filled a trailer full of toys for the tots and helped support a local OHV park, all while having a GREAT time! Be sure to join us at the next Meet and Ride.

From Oscar Indreland ; President of Warner Robbins Jeep Club :
"On behalf of the Warner Robins Jeep Club it truly was our pleasure to be apart of this. Seems everyone had a great time. Few broken parts here and there but that's part of the game. We ended up with nearly 100 vehicles and almost double that in people. The WRJC had a blast and we hope everyone else did too."



Coppenger Cove Cleanup

While it may have rained all day and weather conditions were less than desirable a few very dedicated and passionate SFWDA members made their way through the gorgeous Cove trails and helped do way more than expected. The group met up early at the Trials Training Center and after a quick meeting they hit the trail. After a full day working together this small group managed to bring out a mound of trash. Just check out all the bags they filled up. Plans are now in development to improve strategies and infrastructure to do all we can at keeping this amazing area open to the public. 



Dixie Run 29 Photo Albums are available to download NOW! 3 Whole Albums worth

First off, I want to say how thankful we are for all the effort from Image Off Road Photography. Christy Mote and Thomas Boyd have demonstrated tremendous effort at our  most recent SFWDA events.  Our core mission is Conservation * Education * Recreation. Recreation is the payoff and the reason why we all work so hard to maintain the right to access trails and why we work so hard to maintain our OHV trails. Often when out wheeling it's hard to get good pictures and rarely can you even get a good selfie while on the trail. Photographs help us to keep those memories forever, which is something that often run astray as we age. Well, Image Off Road Photography (IORP) has done it once again. Go ahead right now and check out the 3 whole albums she uploaded for us to peruse. Then be sure and order a few photos, a collage, or maybe even a wall print from her directly online. Christy and her team do this all without compensation from us, so please show your appreciation for their talent, time and effort and buy some images. You won't regret it and then you also wont forget it. ) 

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

Album 1…/Dixie-Ru…/i-xHbHgXt

Album 2

Album 3


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It is time for the 2015 Southern Four Wheel Drive Association Fall MEET & RIDE!

Come join SFWDA at Choccolocco Mountain; everyone's invited to our 2015 SFWDA Fall MEET & RIDE! 


November 14, 9 AM CST


Choccolocco Mountain ORV Park 1312 Louise Dr. SW Jacksonville, AL 36265 33.807620, -85.736513 (Directions Below)


* " Toys for Tots" Charity Toy Drive
* SFWDA News & Updates
* Trail Riding

This Fall the SFWDA Meet and Ride will be hosted by the Warner Robins Jeep Club at Choccolocco Mountain ORV Park in Jacksonville, Alabama. We are also collecting new unwrapped toys for the local Warner Robbins chapter of the USMC Toys for Tots charity. We wil be collecting toys in the morning. Choccolocco MTN is a large and fantastic park that has terrain available for every type of 4x4 from bone stock to heavily modified. From the infamous “Boat Ramp” to the tamer and scenic “Chicken Trail” this fantastic park truly has something for everyone.

The WRJC will be leading groups for those unfamiliar with the park. Their plan is to have guides for all difficulty levels from beginner to advance. Maps will also be available for those adventurous types that want to explore everything that Chocco has to offer.

The schedule for the day will be as follows.
(All Times Local)

  • 8-9am Collection of Toys for Tots
  • 8:30am Sign in and Registration (There is a fee to use the park and it is detailed below)
  • 9:00am SFWDA Meeting
  •  10:00am(ish) Trail Rides
  • Noon (ish) Lunch (Trail Guides will bring everyone back to base for lunch)
  • 1:00pm (ish) More Trail Rides!

Park Rate:

  • Event is free for everyone except for the park fees

  • One Day Riding Pass: $20 per driver $5 per passenger

  • Weekend Riding/Camping Pass: $30 per driver $10 per passenger (Weekend pass includes primitive camping)

Some simple rules:

1. Absolutely no Drinking and Driving. Period.
2. ALWAYS remember that we are a Family Based club and there are usually a lot of kids around.
3. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license
4. Tree Savers must be used at all winch points
5. Seat Belts must be worn at all times by every occupant of the vehicle
6. Stay on designated trails


1. Once you are in Jacksonville turn East at the Sonic on Whites Gap Road
2. Take first left on Church Avenue SE
3. Take a right on Gardner Drive SE
4. At the Y stay right onto Louise Drive SE
5. Take the 2nd Right onto Forest Drive and climb the short hill.
6. At the top of the hill take a Right onto Forney RD
7. Park is just ahead on left


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Check out these great photos from Ricky B Photographyt​ from last weekend at Dixie Run 29!

Wide Open Design was well represented at Dixie Run 29! 

Check out these great photos from Ricky Berr from last weekend at Dixie Run! Look for much more from them coming soon. We're building bridges to broaden our reach and to share the memories with all of what a great weekend enjoyed by all SFWDA members.



The 29th Annual Dixie Run Has Arrived


I wanted to share just a few reminders and details for everyone to digest before arriving this weekend. 

Registration has now concluded online. Onsite registration will be open at the entrance to the park on Thursday between 4-7pm, Friday 7-7, and Saturday 7-11am. If you didn't book online then we will see you at the gate. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Upon arrival there will be a brief tech inspection on all trail rigs. Then you will proceed to the "Registration" or "Pre-Registered" line with your vehicle and we will mark you each off the list and pass out event bags. Then at any point through the weekend you can proceed to the hill top and the main pavilion to retrieve any pre-purchased goods or early registrant merchandise. Be sure to also check out all of our new SFWDA merchandise. Vendors will be setting up on Thursday still but food vendors will be present to keep everyone fully charged.


SPARTA, TN 37583
Registration : Thursday between 4-7pm, Friday 7-7, and Saturday 7-11am

All bunks and powered RV spots are taken but there is still plenty of acreage to comfortably settle into with tents, and RV's

Tech Inspection & What to Bring
When arriving at Dixie Run please arrive prepared with basic suggested safety equipment. There will be a basic tech inspection at the gate upon arrival to the park. Be sure each vehicle that will be on the trials has at least the following; safety belts, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and a battery tied down. Other suggested equipment include tow points, winch, cb radio, and a trail map.

First Aid Kits & Fire Extinguishers are mandatory

First Aid Kits & Fire Extinguishers are mandatory

Safety Belts are mandatory

Safety Belts are mandatory

Trail Riding

Color Coordinated Ride Flags

  All trails at the park will be open during the event and we will be hosting guided trail rides throughout the weekend. Registration for each trail ride is required and is included with your admission. Sign-ups will be by the Main Pavilion at the Merchandise tent.
See the rides schedule below for details.

 Fore more details on vehicle requirements download the Overview document

Trail Rides Schedule


Friday September 25, 2015

11:00 AM Excursion Ride with Rock Solid Jeep

1:00 PM Advanced Moderate with Trick N Traction

1:30 PM Easy Moderate with Trick N Traction

2:00 PM Ladies 37”+ with Adrienne Hall Mitchell Armes

Saturday September 26, 2015

9:00 AM Advanced Moderate with Jeeps & Wrenches

9:30 AM Easy Moderate with Jeeps & Wrenches

11:00 AM Excursion Ride with Rock Solid Jeep

1:00 PM Advanced Moderate with Mule Town Jeepers

1:30 PM Easy Moderate with Mule Town Jeepers

2:00 PM Ladies 37”< with MTJC, Amy Dyan Clayborne


This is just a quick summary of events; for more details follow our email blast or view it Online now.