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



Trailfest 2019 Schedule of Events - Welcome SFWDA members to Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad

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Schedule of Events

* Guided Trail Rides - Fri - Sun 9 AM-3 PM
* Guided Excursion Rides - Fri 1 PM & Sat 11 AM
* Food Trucks Service - All Day Fri, Sat & Sun

* Vendors Ride - Fri 4 PM 
* Family Movie Night - Fri 7:30 PM
* Lady Drivers Train & Ride Session - Sat 9 AM
* Train & Ride (5 Systems) Session - Sat 10 AM 
* Teen Drivers Train & Ride -Sat 1 PM
* Driving Obstacles Training Session - Sat 2-5 PM
* Kids Field Games - Sat 3-4 PM
* “Digital Digs” Family Scavenger Hunt 5 PM
* Main Event Dinner - Saturday 5-7 PM
* Awards & Announcements - Sat 7PM
* Premium Members Exp. - Sunday 9 AM



Trailfest 2019 is almost here. A few things to note before you head to Hawk Pride.


Join SFWDA this coming Memorial Day Weekend for our 16th Annual Trailfest. Weather forecast is looking great for and the trails are primed and ready for some action. It will be hot so be sure to bring sunblock, and lots of water for your coolers while out on the trails.

Wristbands and Tickets will all be available to everyone at the Main Gate, including those who pre-ordered. Due to an issue with our windshield stickers we withheld mailing tickets.

So, if you have already purchased online your tickets have been prepared for pick up, and you can find your envelope at Will Call.

Each person with a paid admission will receive a raffle ticket for our Main Raffle Saturday night. You can purchase additional tickets at $1 each and increase your chances at winning some amazing prizes from Top Sponsors like BFGoodrich, and WARN, and lots more. This you wont want to miss!

Accommodations - If you are staying at hawk Pride and do not already have an RV slip or a Cabin reserved, not to worry. There is a TON of great dry and primitive camping. You will be directed to appropriate spot or general vicinity upon arrival. Open camping is first come otherwise. See you all soon!

Registration & Tech Inspection
Schedule for Gate Operations -
16th Annual Trailfest 2019

Friendly Reminder *
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 - Gate will be open to General Public All Day (must pay additional parks daily use fees)

Vendor Check In & Setup 12 Noon-8 PM

* Friday - Gate Open 8 AM - 8 PM

* Saturday - Gate Open 8 AM - 5 PM
* Sunday - Gate Opens 8 AM



Join SFWDA this coming Memorial Day Weekend at Hawk Pride Mountain Offroad!


Join SFWDA this coming Memorial Day Weekend for our 16th Annual Trailfest.

Trailfest is 3 days and nights worth of fun for the whole family! Explore miles and miles of amazing off road trails. Camping from tents to RV's are all welcome, with hot showers and bath facilities. Dinner on Saturday night. Free Top Notch Off Road Educational Courses, and a TON of Guided Trail Rides. This is all included!
Most importantly though you're supporting a core mission that benefits us all in the Off Road Community. All proceeds from our 501.c4 not-for-profit Association fund our Grants Program. Adopted to assist Parks, Clubs, and the whole Off-Road Community in an effort to preserve OHV trail access in the Southeast Region and educate others on Best Practices. We are proactively fighting to ensure our sport thrives on for many future generations.

Learn More about our Grant program and how it directly benefits us, and how you can put it to use. https://www.sfwda.org/grants