Trailfest Event Schedule 2016 AOP Adventure off Road Park Rides Groups Entertainment


COMPREHENSIVE
  TRAILFEST  2016  SCHEDULE


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Registration & Tech Inspection

 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 or 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 Highlights

Thursday 

  • 9 AM - 8 PM - Vendor Check In & Setup
  • 1 - 3:30 PM - Business Member Trail Ride (invite Only)
  • 4 PM  -  All Trails Open to Public throughout AOP
  • 4 - 8 PM - Business Member Excursion Ride (invite Only) 
  • 4 - 8 PM -  Event Registration & Tech Inspection (Public) 
  • 5 - 9 PM - On-Site Dinner - OPEN Service potential from select Food Truck Vendors

Friday

  • All Day  - Open Trail Riding throughout AOP
  • 7 AM - 8 PM - Event Registration & Tech Inspection
  • 6 AM - 9 PM - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner - OPEN Service from a variety of Food Truck Vendors
  • 8 AM - 5 PM - Guided Trails Information & Registration Booth
    ( Trail ride registration, schedule information, and trail selection guidance, as well as all general AOP trail & excursion information)
  • 8 AM - 9 PM - Kids Fun Zone – Open play on Bounce House, Playground, and More (Kids Fun Zone)  
  • 8 AM -  9 PM - Merchandise Sales Booth OPEN (main pavilion)
  • 1 - 4:30 PM Guided Trail Rides (AOP Trails & Excursion Rides)  See Details Below  
  • 3 PM - 7 PM Obstacle Course & RTI Ramp  (Open Run)   (East Field, past gate– end of park)
  • 5 PM - 6:30 PM - Educational Demo – “Wilderness First Aid” (under main pavilion)
    (Hands-on demonstration of First Aid safety skills using basic gear carried on-board and utilizing solutions to real problems in the wilderness)
  • 7 PM - 9 PM “Southern Nights Shootout” Uphill Rock Climb Challenge  (directly behind main pavilion)
    (Multiple Classes will allow everyone who chooses to take a competitive run at the clock. Who will own this inaugural title under the lights)

Saturday 

  • All Day  - Open Trail Riding throughout AOP
  • 6 AM - 9 PM - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner - OPEN Service from a variety of Food Truck Vendors
  • 8 AM - 5 PM - Guided Trails Information & Registration Booth
    ( Trail ride registration, schedule information, and trail selection guidance, as well as all general AOP trail & excursion information)
  • 8 AM - 9 PM - Kids Fun Zone – Open Play on Bounce House, Playground, and More (Kids Fun Zone)
  • 8 AM -  9 PM - Merchandise Sales Booth OPEN (main pavilion)
  • 8:30 AM - 5 PM - Guided Trail Rides (AOP Trails & Excursion Rides)  See Details Below 
  • 9 AM - 11 AM - Introduction to Winching Techniques & Best Practices
    (Learn and discuss hands-on common best practices of gear, and safety equipment like snatch blocks, tree saver, ropes, etc.)
  • 8:30 AM - 5 PM - Guided Trail Rides (AOP Trails & Excursion Rides) See Details Below
  • 10 AM - “Mini Crawlers” R\C Crawler Challenge (free for all ages) (North Side of main pavilion) 
    (Challenging and fun Rock Course for kids of all ages to compete. R/C car provided to compete if necessary. Win a new Axial RC Crawler)
  • 1 - 3 PM - Advanced Winching Techniques & Best Practices
    (Hands-on course explores complex multi-point recovery scenarios, and advanced techniques for vehicle recovery in real world scenarios.)
  • 1 - 5 PM  - Obstacle Course & RTI Ramp (Open Run)   (East Field, past gate– end of park)
  • 2 - 6 PM - Kids Field Activities - “Digital Digs” Scavenger Hunt & Much More (Kids Fun Zone)
    (Join kids through a variety of field activities to include; "Digital Digs" a Scavenger Hunt, Relay Races, and much more. Nominal Prizes Awarded)
  • 4 - 5 PM - Educational Demo - “Wilderness First Aid”  (Staging Location TBD)
    (Hands-on demonstration of First Aid safety skills using basic gear carried on-board and utilizing solutions to real problems in the wilderness)
  • 5 - 7 PM - Main Event Dinner - Your choice from a variety of food truck vendors Included with each Admission
  • 7 PM - Awards & Announcements (main pavilion)
  • 7:30 PM - Raffle Drawing & Award (main pavilion)
  • Huge Bonfire - Immediately following raffle  (beside main pavilion) - Estimated 8 PM
  • “SRB” Performing Live on Stage - Immediately following raffle (behind main pavilion) - Estimated 8 PM

Sunday

  • All Day  - Open Riding throughout AOP
  • Dawn - Dusk - Camp Break Down & Clean UP
  • Vendors Break Down and Wrap Up
  • 10 AM - Sunday Stroll - This is a Free Ride for anyone who has not broke, not exhausted, or feels like one more good trail ride. Join us as we invite everyone out for one last organized trip through AOP trails before we head home for the weekend. 

Guided Trails & Excursion Ride Schedule

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

  • 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

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. 

Easy Moderate Trails Group

Easy Moderate Trails Group

Easy Moderate
Trail Routes

required safety
Equipment

  • Safety Belts
  •  First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extingusher
  • Secure Battery

REQUIRED OHV Equipment

  • Transfer Case
  • All Terrain Tires
  • Recovery Points

Everyday rigs and highly encouraged to join. Routes will be mostly easier trails, and only those which everyone in the group can traverse. 

 
Advanced Moderate Trails Group

Advanced Moderate Trails Group

Advanced Moderate Trail Routes

minimum
Equipment

  • All Basic Safety & OHV Equipment As Required of Easy Moderate Tralls

Advanced OHV EQUIPMENT

  • Winch
  • Lockers
  • Recovery Gear
  • Roll Cage

This group will tackle more challenging terrain. Routes will be more challenging, but still capable of everyone in the group. Body damage may be possible, and a roll cage is required.

Excursion Ride Trails Group

Excursion Ride Trails Group

Scenic Excursion Trail Routes

REQUIRED
EQUIPMENT

  • Safety Belts
  •  First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Secure Battery
  • DOT Registered Vehicle

 

 

 

Everyday rigs and highly encouraged to join. Most of the route will be on asphalt yet there may be some very mild off road trails. We will as a group travel to scenic destinations around the local area. Travel up to 100 miles round trip and visit landmarks, waterfalls, overlooks, and more.


What else You Need to Know

Food Options

All weekend long you can count on a fresh variety of food options. With 4 Food Truck Vendors on location there is sure to be something for everyone.

Served from 6 AM - 9 PM - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner - OPEN Service from a variety of Food Truck Vendors
From BBQ & Burritos to Moroccan Sliders & Chili. Cheese Steaks to Cubans and Exotic Salads too. Simple options for kids, treats as well. Breakfast spreads from various vendors will also be available including Biscuits & Gravy, Egg Sandwiches, Coffee, etc.
Leave all the cooking and cleaning at home.
 

Saturday's Dinner prior to our Raffle & Festivities is included with each admission to Trailfest. Your entry ticket includes a stub voucher to redeemed from the vendor of your choice on Saturday. 

Guided Trail & Excursion Rides

Online Guided Trail & Excursion Registration in advance is suggested to guarantee your specific time slot and preferred group. For all remaining slots onsite registration will also be available as scheduled inside of the Information Booth. 

Merchandise Sales & Pre-Sales Claim 

A new collection of SFWDA and Trailfest 2016 event merchandise including shirts, hats, and more will be available and on display. All individuals who have event shirts to claim from online purchase will pickup at the same booth. Cash and Credit Card will be accepted onsite for merchandise. 

* Schedule Disclaimer

* All event activities and trail routes including difficulty levels are considered to be flexible with consideration of mother nature and other unforeseen causes.  No guarantee is warranted or implied.