Dixie Run 33 is in the books!

Huge thanks to our Vendors and Event Sponsors, Volunteers, and of course all our Members who joined us at AOP for an unforgettable weekend of Wheeling, Camping, Trail Rides, Excursion Rides, Raffles, and so much more. Together we raised significant funds to help support our core SFWDA Mission. 

Check our website www.SFWDA.org for details on our upcoming Fall Meet & Ride at DBBB in Ky coming very soon. 

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It’s almost time to Hit the Trails again!

Dixie Run 33

Dixie Run 33 is just 3 weeks away......

Are you ready?

We are all super excited that there’s just 3 weeks to go before the best trail riding of the year is finally here once again. Can you believe it? Crazy how time flies. One more reason to not miss out on a great weekend like Dixie Run!

This year along with being at AOP for the first time, we have a bunch of amazing new sponsors on board to support SFWDA for our 33rd Annual Dixie Run weekend festival!

Our schedule of events is filled with fun for the whole family. Whenever you take a break from the trails, you’ll find lots more to do. The comprehensive schedule is now published on our SFWDA.org/dixierun website so you can plan out your full weekend from beginning to end.

Speaking of trails, did you know our Ride Signups Are Now LIVE! Once you have purchased your tickets, we encourage folks to go and Register our Guided Rides before they’re all full. Guided trail rides at a Southern event are an incredible experience. We have amazing excursion rides into beautiful and interesting nearby destinations. We also have small groups departing frequently through the morning and afternoon out onto the AOP trails. Don’t worry you don’t need to have experience to join in. Basic safety equipment, and a sense of adventure is all thats required. Once they’re gone they’re gone. We only have a limited number of experienced volunteer guides to lead groups.

That’s not all. We also have a brand new food truck coming out to take care of everyone’s appetite for lunches and dinners through the weekend. But wait there’s more.....Want to go FAST, or watch others try? How about a Southern Shootout race up the mountain side and under the lights? Friday night it’s ON! There’s a line for all types of rigs, easy - extreme, so everyone’s invited to come give it a shot. Prizes will be awarded for top finishes. Speaking of prizes, oh yeah, we also have a HUGE RAFFLE Saturday that is a must with a ton of prizes to take home! Not only can you win some amazing products just for buying a raffle ticket but all proceeds go right back to our Members, and our core mission of Conservation and Education to protect and preserve our OHV trails.

There is a LOT going on at Dixie Run 33! Don’t miss out on a weekend full of fun! In case you haven’t been to AOP recently there is no better time to explore their new 150+ Acre expansion with newly added trails and a freshly included connector loop trail around the perimeter of the park. So much to see and so much to do. What are you waiting for.....

All RV slips are long gone but there is still plenty of dry / primitive camping throughout. There are also a few local hotels which do still have a few rooms if you hurry.

Book Now, and we’ll see you at Adventure Off Road Park!


Join SFWDA in Pigeon Forge this weekend. Don’t miss these great guest speakers at the Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

We are all set up at the Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion this weekend. Yesterday was a hit, with a great crowd and many smiles. But in case you missed it yesterday, we will be there all day today again!

We are right off the main entrance lobby, stop by and say Hi!

We are right off the main entrance lobby, stop by and say Hi!

SFWDA volunteers Michael and Donald are hard at work in the SFWDA booth at GSMJI!

SFWDA volunteers Michael and Donald are hard at work in the SFWDA booth at GSMJI!

Come meet the SFWDA Volunteers at the main lobby and chat up local trails and experiences and learn about how you too can get more involved. Give your feet a break from the show floor and be sure to join us in Classroom #1 throughout the day for a variety of speakers you won’t want to miss!


In the classroom we have our very own Bo Rosa teaching Tread Lightly, Jake White from CartoTracks teaching Navigation, Brad Goodfellow from WARN teaching Safe Winching, Dean Shirley from Overland Adventure teaching 10 Tips for Over-landing and Dan Grec for telling us all about his adventures driving the west coast of Africa.


See you there…..


SFWDA joins Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion once again!

That’s right, our friends over at Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion have invited SFWDA to have a presence at this awesome event again this year.  Our SFWDA Members have volunteered to conduct training classes, moderate panel discussions and to man the SFWDA booth at this event.  Stop by our booth on August 23rd or 24th and register to win some great prizes, attend some awesome training sessions and/or participate in the Stump the Experts panel discussion.

See you there……



4LOBOUND Crew Donates $500 to support the ongoing battle of the Daniel Boone Back Country Byway


We have been holding back on a little secret we are super excited to finally share. So, before we all gather up at this Saturday for our Summer Meet & Ride to benefit an amazing cause I thought this would be an opportunity to announce another great cause. One that SFWDA has been earnest about for years now and one which just received a generous $500 donation from the 4LOBOUND crew! Together they have generated proceeds from patch and sticker sales and put it forth to hit their first goal of $500 and donated it all to SFWDA in support of the DBBB.

We at SFWDA wanted to graciously say Thank You! Thanks to everyone who has supported #4lobound and your efforts to raise money. Your donation will go a long way to support the ongoing expenses of the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway. It could not have come at a better time either. In fact we are deep in a long battle to legally reclaim safe and clear passage throughout the whole planned Byway, but we could use more support.


You too can now DONATE online right here, and right now, right on our website with any computer, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is a credit card or even a Paypal account; no registration required. No minimum required. Anonymity is secure.

We appreciate your support!

We really dig the trail and we know this will go a long way to making sure that stays open.
— Thanks again, -4LOBOUND crew


We hope to se you this Saturday at the Trials Training Center for our ride into The Cove!

 We are SUPER EXCITED about this weekends ride back at the Cove! 

  For those attending our free SFWDA Meet & Ride this Saturday please remember to arrive prepared along with a monetary donation to help us raise as much money as possible for the Soldiers Child Charity. Gather up at 8 AM central for a brief meeting, then we will split into groups and hit the trails at 9 AM. #meetngreet #sfwda #trialstrainingcenter #soldierschild 

See you there...


Act Now! Through Fourth of July Weekend driver passes are only $90

Act Now! This weekend is your last chance to $ave..... — Dixie Run Registration is LIVE! Now is the time to register. This weekend is the last opportunity to maximize your savings. Now and through July 7th Weekend Driver Passes are only $90.

That’s a whole weekend festival full of open trails, guided trail rides, Off Road Education, and Camping, but there’s so much more, and it’s all fun for the whole family. If you have not been before this is your year, the time is now.

To learn more about Dixie Run 33 and discover why supporting a SFWDA not-for-profit event is more than just a learning experience, it’s an event that benefits our OHV Community as a whole, please visit our website at www.SFWDA.org.

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Summer SFWDA Meet & Ride 2019 at Trials Training Center - The Cove Ride - July 13th

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It’s almost here. The ride people have asked for over and over is coming back again to The Cove. Come join SFWDA for our upcoming and totally free Meet & Ride through the majestic and mysterious “Coppingers Cove” July 13th. Membership not required. We will be accepting donations for A Soldiers Child Charity. This is sure to be a cool way to enjoy the trails during he heat of the summer! The best part is we’re leading varied difficulty level groups in and out with the assistance of local knowledgeable volunteer SFWDA members to make sure we see all the best stuff.

We will be meeting up at 8 AM Central at the Trials Training Center who also has RV slips, Cabins, and Primitive Camping options available. Reservations can be made for lodging direct through TTC.

Local and fellow SFWDA Club; Scenic City 4 WD Drive is hosting this event for us. This club is local to the Cove and know the trails very well. They will be our guides for the day to lead on the adventure.

There is no fee to ride these trails or attend the event. We are asking all attendees help us to contribute all proceeds in honor of A Soldiers Child Foundation. This great charity supports families of soldiers in times of need. Cash donations will be accepted directly at the event before we hit the trails at 9 AM Central.

When we do split up into groups we will divide into varying difficulty levels so that everyone who attends enjoys themselves and comes back to TTC safe and sound. After the day trip through the Cove we will return to the parking lot at TTC. A packed lunch is suggested and lots of water is required along with standard safety gear, and maybe a CB radio within your vehicle.

Last but not least. There will also be a Raffle with a variety of prizes from SPIDERWWEBSHADE and TREADLIGHTLY! .

No membership is required. Come on out and ride with SFWDA.
See You There……

#sfwda #trialstrainingcenter #coppingerscove #meet&ride

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Dixie Run 33 is going LIVE - Registration opens up at 8 AM - Wednesday June 12th

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Join the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association for the 33nd edition of the premier Southeastern U.S. trail riding event. Join hundreds and hundreds of like minded four wheel drive enthusiasts as we bring our 33rd Annual event to the acclaimed Adventure Off Road Park, in South Pittsburg, TN.

Online ticket sales are going live at 8 AM Eastern on Wednesday, June 12th. Register Here

Driver Weekend Tickets will be just $90 for vehicle through July 7th.

Our event schedule will include Excursion rides on Friday afternoon and Saturday to some beautiful scenic local vistas; scheduled trail rides at the park, Ladies Only rides,Free Hands-On OHV Educational Classes, and much much more!.

All weekend pricing includes access to the trails at AOP, a Saturday night dinner, and camping on site for one night, or the whole weekend. SFWDA and our supporting Business Partners will be supporting a huge raffle on Saturday evening.

Learn More… https://www.sfwda.org/dixierun

#sfwda #dixierun #dixierun33



Do You Trail Ride ?


Come ride with us. SFWDA welcomes all to join us on 2 amazing trail riding adventures.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming and totally free Meet & Ride through the majestic and mysterious “Coppingers Cove” July 13th. Membership not required. We will be accepting donations for A Soldiers Child Charity. This is sure to be a cool way to enjoy the trails during he heat of the summer! The best part is we’re leading varied difficulty level groups in and out with the assistance of local knowledgeable volunteer SFWDA members to make sure we see all the best stuff!

  Then our 33rd Annual Dixie Run now for the first time ever at the crowd favorite, Adventure Off Road Park the weekend of October 3-6.  In fact Online Ticket Sales will launch this Wednesday, June 13th. Be sure to register early, you’ll be glad you did!!

  More details coming soon, stay tuned with all the latest right here on our Message Board.

#sfwda #dixierun #dixierun33