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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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Spring Meet & Ride - March 10th at the all new Busted Knuckle Off Road Park

Join us on Saturday, March 10th for the first SFWDA Meet & Ride of 2018.

We'll xplore this new privately owned
OHV park together.

$10 per person over 12 - March 10, 9AM - RSVP Online 

$10 per person over 12 - March 10, 9AM - RSVP Online 

 In case you haven't heard there's fresh dirt to ride on, right here in our backyard!

 Busted Knuckle Off Road Park, located just 45 miles from Chattanooga is privately owned and in part by a fellow off road enthusiast. BKORP already offers miles of well marked and mapped full size 4x4 trails. CartoTracks has already completed  smart maps, so its super easy to navigate. Most of the park can be tackled by a stock Jeep. There are a few challenging rock obstacles and waterfalls which can be quite challenging for those who want to try them. 

  • On-site check in will open at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time
  • Our SFWDA meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 AM
  • Trail rides will begin by 10:00 AM and wrap up around 5-6 PM
  • Admission for this special event is just $10 per person, payable by CASH only at the gate
  • Kids 12 and under are always free!
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The owners and staff from the park itself along with the local "Scenic City 4 Wheel Drive Club" of Chattanooga, TN will host the event and provide guided Trail Rides throughout "Busted Knuckle Off Road Park".


Haven't been yet? No worries, we've got you covered, with guided trail rides throughout the park.

Here is what the new BKORP is like?

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Nestled in a cove just outside downtown Stevenson, sits Busted Knuckle Off Road Park. 600+ acres of classic North Alabama terrain. Rocky hills and rising hardwood benches cover the perimeter of the property with a long, open valley running through the center. We have a little of everything, from casual trails to the most extreme hill climbs in the Southeast. Located right on Highway 117, entrance and exit to BKORP is a breeze, even for semi trucks, with plenty of open area for parking. If you've never been here before, come see what all the fuss is about. If you have been here before, come check out the many new trails!

Primitive Camping is available on the park campground. You may arrive on Friday to setup camp and depart on Sunday if you prefer.

Busted Knuckle Off Road Park
17376 AL HIGHWAY 117
Stevenson, Alabama 35772


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Smart Digital Maps Available from Cartotracks.com

Smart Digital Maps Available from Cartotracks.com

 

   CartoTracks has just created a brand new, GPS-enabled smart map of the park! 

                          

 Click on the map image to take you to CartoTracks where you can get the new Hale Mountain map that will work on your smartphone, tablet, or iPad without cell signal but show you a blue dot indicating your location on the map.

SFWDA Member Discount of 15% off when you use your promo coupon code at checkout. (See Member Rewards

 


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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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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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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! 

When:

November 14, 9 AM CST

Where:

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

What:

* " 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

Directions:

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

Links:
http://www.choccoloccomountain.com/
http://www.sfwda.org/
http://wrjeepclub.com/
http://www.jeepsontrails.com/off-road-park/choccolocco-mountain-orv-park-and-campgroundalabama/

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