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SFWDA Presents - Fall Meet n Ride 2nd Annual at Daniel Boone

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Join SFWDA on November 4, 2017 for our
Fall Meet n' Ride, Slade, KY. 

OHIO RIVER FOUR WHEELERS and Kentucky Krawlers would like to invite our friends from SFWDA to head north for our second annual Meet & Ride day of wheeling in the Daniel Boone National Forest / Red River Gorge area. We would like to show our appreciation for all the support SFWDA has provided to help develop and promote the Daniel Boone Back Country Byway / DBBB.

There are NO registration or trail package fees for this event.

This may change due to Hollerwood Park opening later this year. We will notify through the Facebook event page. We are working on a free cost event even if Hollerwood Park is open.

We have enlisted volunteers from several local clubs to assist as Trail Boss,Mid-gunner, and Tail-gunners, for several trail combination packages, from Mild to Extreme. We will have something for everyone. Experience some of the trails you've heard about in this area: DBBB, Carburetor Hill, HairPin, WidowMaker,
and others. We have added extra trails this year, that were not open last year.

The Slade / Natural Bridge area is about 165 miles north of Knoxville, TN at Exit 33 off the Burt T. Combs Mountain Parkway.

We are eager to help you enjoy the trails we call HOME.
The following pages list registration instructions, hotel, camping & RV accommodations and local restaurants that will be open to make your weekend enjoyable.

Registration & Rules to Ride:

You MUST go through the SFWDA event site to register (RSVP) for this event.
Space will be limited this year to 150 vehicles. We had 138 last year.
Non-registered arrivals may be be added to groups if space allows.
Once you complete registration at SFWDA website, PRINT A HARD COPY OF YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND BRING IT TO THE EVENT. YOU WILL NEED THIS FORM FOR THE INTAKE &TECHNICAL INSPECTION PROCESS.

We will offer 4 difficulty levels of trail riding this year:

  • EASY - Stock All Terrain Tires (31in.) - Green Sticker
  • MEDIUM - (33in. minimum tire) - Blue Sticker (Locker could be useful)
  • DIFFICULT - (35in. minimum tire)- Red Sticker (Minimum one locker)
  • EXTREME - (38in. minimum tire) - Orange Sticker (Front & Rear locker required)


You may go down in tires size if you like to join an easier group, however you may not go up in difficulty level with a smaller tire size.
This is to insure we keep rigs moving on the trails during the day, since other group will be using the same trails.

Due to the terrific turnout last year, we will begin the Intake / Tech Inspection Process at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Get in line early to ensure your spot in the group you'd like to ride with. Groups will depart the campground beginning at 8:30 - 9:00.

EACH rig must carry a First Aid Kit. You will not be put into a group if you don't have these items onboard.

Your rig MUST have one recovery point on vehicle.

A CB radio and full size spare tire are strongly suggested.

Each vehicle will bring a lunch meal & drinks to enjoy during a break on the trail.

Regardless of what difficulty level of ride you choose, at times you will be traveling on Kentucky county roads. You may not carry or consume any illegal drugs or alcohol when trail riding. Adult beverages around the campfire in the evening are welcome.

Our goal is for everyone to have a safe & fantastic experience.

Hotel / Cabin / Lodge Rentals

Li'l Abner Motel & Cottages
1000 Natural Bridge Rd
(606) 663-5384
http://www.lilabnermotel.com/

Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade KY
2135 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY, 40376
(606) 663-2214
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/
Black Bear Lodge Motel & Cabin Rental
781 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY, 40376
606-663-0000
http://www.sceniccabin.com/
 

Camping / camper / RV

Natural Bridge Campground
90 L & E Railroad Pl. Slade, KY 40376
606-663-9352
http://www.naturalbridgecampground.com/

This campground is the spot where all activities will start from and has sufficient space to accommodate all camping guests for this event.

Restaurants

At the Slade exit

Miguel's Pizza & Rock Climbing
1890 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9019 (606) 663-1975

Subway
Mountain Parkway Slade exit 33, Slade, KY

Red River Rockhouse Gastropub
4000 KY-11, Campton, KY 41301 (606) 668-6656

Sandstone Arches Restaurant
2135 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9026 (502) 564-2172

Hill Top Pizza
1341 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9014

FROGGY BOTTOM DINER
1341 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376 (606) 663-3710


Where & When

Natural Bridge Campground
90 L & E Railroad Pl
Slade, KY 40376

Start:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM

End:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Time Zone: Eastern Time

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Grant funding fuels the success of the DBBB creating new trails and preserved access.

Grants are available right now for your local club or group project. Apply Today Online. 

Grants are available right now for your local club or group project. Apply Today Online. 

  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves at our Fall 2016 Meet & Ride. Before we move focus onto our Annual Meeting on December 3rd, in which everyone's invited to attend, it's seems worthy to reflect on our success together as an Association for a moment. It is well known how successful this past years SFWDA events were, generating thousands of dollars of revenue for our non-profit association. With the success of these events and through the support of our constantly growing membership base we will never stop fighting the core mission of your Association;  Conservation * Education * Recreation. 

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 For those that were able to join us at  our Meet & Ride this past Saturday you were able to see first hand a rural and majestic part of the Appalachian Mountains. The route there near Slade, KY and the Red River Gorge area that everyone traveled is part of a long term and ongoing project which was made possible by grants from both the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) and TreadLIghtly. Soon several local off road business's and others in the community stepped up to support as well. With combined financial support and together along with the hard work from volunteers like the Ohio River Four Wheeler's club and Friends of Daniel Boone we have created what is now know as the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway.

Current map digitally available from Cartotracks.com 

  These joint efforts have proven successful in reclaiming the nearly 100 miles of the byway into a OHV route for everyone, highlighting the beautiful nature in this area all the while stimulating the economy by attracting many wheeler's and tourists to the area. As members of SFWDA we pride ourselves on being comprised mostly of responsible enthusiasts who practice the TreadLightly principles and we strive to serve as a model of what the OHV community should be perceived as to others. Our core SFWDA mission is in full effect here in the DBBB with grant funds in a variety of ways to include; marking the byway route with kiosks and signage, digitally mapping for smartphones, continual volunteer maintenance of these trails, engineered water and erosion management projects, bridge building, and even routine trash removal. This continued effort is how we plan to protect and preserve access to this beautiful trail.

 If you missed it this past weekend don't worry, with our continued efforts the DBBB will remain open for generations to come. Feel free to look up the ORFW club (links below) for more info about joining them on a ride of the area. 

  For anyone interested in more rides like this..... We host 4 of these Meet & Ride events across the Southeast Region at various off road trails & parks annually. Subscribe to our newsletter and visit our website on a regular basis at www.SFWDA.org , and also check out our Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/SFWDA .

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Presenting our Fall 2016 SFWDA Meet & Ride sponsored by ORFW Club.

OHIO RIVER FOUR WHEELERS
welcomes everyone to the
 Fall 2016 SFWDA Meet & Greet

When: Saturday, November 12th, 2016 @ 9am

Where: Slade Kentucky / Red River Gorge

9 AM local time at the
Natural BridGe Campground
90 L&E Railroad PL Slade, KY 40376. 

 The OHIO RIVER FOUR WHEELERS would like to invite everyone whether you're an SFWDA member or not. Head north for an exciting day of wheeling with ORFW in the Daniel Boone National Forest / Red River Gorge area.

 "We would like to show our appreciation for all the support SFWDA has provided to help develop and promote the Daniel Boone Back Country Byway / DBBB."

There are NO registration fees or trail access fees for this event.



For More info on the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway Project from concept to current;
http://www.sfwda.org/dbbb

We have enlisted volunteers from several local clubs to assist as Trail Boss, Mid-gunner, and Tail-gunners, for several trail combination packages, from Mild to Hardcore. We will have something for everyone. Experience some of the trails you’ve heard about in this area: DBBB, Carburetor Hill, HairPin, WidowMaker, and others.

The Slade / Natural Bridge area is about 165 miles north of Knoxville, TN at Exit 33 off the Burt T. Combs Mountain Parkway.

We will be meting at Natural Bridge Campground, 
90 L&E Railroad PL Slade,KY 40376. 


OHV Maps

Comprehensive Smart Map's available for Off-Line tracking.

You can now download the complete and current comprehensive DBBB map electronically and use it without cell service signal required on your own smartphone. 

For more details visit; 
WWW.CARTOTRACKS.COM



Area Attractions

GoogleMap Slade Kentucky

 We are eager to help you enjoy the trails we call HOME. The following list includes local hotel, camping & RV accommodations in addition to restaurants that will be open to make your weekend more enjoyable.


 Hotel / Cabin / Lodge Rentals

Li'l Abner Motel & Cottages

1000 Natural Bridge Rd

(606) 663-5384

http://www.lilabnermotel.com/

 

Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade KY

2135 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY, 40376

(606) 663-2214

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/

 

Black Bear Lodge Motel & Cabin Rental

781 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY, 40376

606-663-0000

http://www.sceniccabin.com/

 

Red River Gorge Cabins

Rock Bridge Rd  

(606) 362-6681

http://www.redrivergorgekycabinrentals.com/

 

Natural Bridge 5 Star Cabin Rental

12075 Campton Rd ·

(606) 663-8858

http://naturalbridgecabinrental.com/

 

Red River Outdoors Cabin Rental Agency

415 Natural Bridge Rd

(606) 663-7625

http://redriveroutdoors.com/

 

Natural Bridge Cabin Company

1231 Natural Bridge Rd

(606) 663-3700

http://www.nbcabins.com/

 

Abner Motel

87 E College Ave.

Stanton KY 40380(11 miles from Natural Bridge / Slade exit)

606-663-4379

http://www.lilabnermotel.com/Abnersinstanton.html


Camping / Camper / RV

Whittleton Campground primitive / camper / RV
2135 Natural Bridge Rd
(606) 663-2214

Or
888 459 7275http://reserveamerica.co
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/

 Natural Bridge Campground
90 L & E Railroad Pl. Slade, KY 40376
606-663-9352
http://www.naturalbridgecampground.com/

 Middle Fork Campground
Address: 2135 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376
(606) 663-2214
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/

4 Guys RV Park
0137 Campton Road, Stanton, KY,
Make sure you exit Mountain Parkway at the Slade Exit 33.  This will make it much easier!
(266) 464-7666

http://www.4guysrvpark.com/home.html


Restaurants

At the Slade exit

Miguel's Pizza & Rock Climbing                                                                           
1890 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9019                                                         
 (606) 663-1975

Sandstone Arches Restaurant                                                                                          
2135 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9026              
 502-564-2172

Hill Top Pizza                                                                                                                      
Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376-9014

Subway  
Mountain Parkway Slade exit 33, Slade, KY

Red River Rockhouse Gastropub                                                                                          
4000 KY-11, Campton, KY 41301                                                                                           
(606) 668-6656

FROGGY BOTTOM DINER                                                                                                  
Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY 40376  
 606 663-3710

( 11 miles west at Stanton KY exit )

Bruen's Restaurant                                                                                                                              
S Sipple St, Stanton, KY  40380                                                                                                   
606 663-4252

Wilcy's Pizza                                                                                                                                     
86 Maple St, Stanton, KY 40380                                                                                                      
606 663-9069


Various fast food chain store options nearby........


For More info on the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway Project from concept to current;
http://www.sfwda.org/dbbb

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UPDATE ALERT * Spring Meet & Ride at Turkey Bay OHV will be Postponed until April 2, 2016

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.

* UPDATE ALERT * Spring Meet & Ride
will be Postponed until April 2, 2016

  Due to uncontrollable weather related circumstances our upcoming Meet & Ride at Turkey Bay OHV Area, near the shores of beautiful Kentucky Lake has been postponed. Forest service reports indicate the soil in the area has become too saturated. In effort to prevent excessive erosion the park will be temporarily closed.  The back up plan already in place is to reschedule until Saturday, April 2, 2016. Same place, time, and same agenda otherwise. 

 This will remain our 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. 


For Full Details check out our original Message Board & Events page;
http://www.sfwda.org/message-board/blog/2016/1/18/sfwda-spring-meet-ride-of-2016

To Register / RSVP Online today:
http://www.sfwda.org/event-calendar#id=120&wid=201&cid=1044

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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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