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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!

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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

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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
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* 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

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

TRAILFEST 2019

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

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SFWDA continues the fight for your trails on the DBBB! Learn more about this World Class OHV System

The Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway (DBBB) is a high clearance 4wd route comprised of improved and unimproved county and public roads over 100 miles long centered around the scenic Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky.

Back in 2016 SFWDA started developing a strategy to allow public access to all of the DBBB trails. We have already made great strides on physical trail improvements, in addition to reclaiming trails that were illegally blocked and barricaded by residents. We also Digitally mapped this great trail, and placed maps on kiosks throughout the trail system.

The fact is we are very close to setting a new precedent on the matter with a Summary Judgment in the works now. This would be a HUGE victory for us and the OHV Community as a whole for future land access battles. It’s been a costly battle though. Our own SFWDA Grant Program has been vital to get us this far. Our current expenses on the DBBB alone in 2016 were $8,477 then in 2017 $26,006 and now in 2018 we’re already at $36,075. Our last legal bill alone was over $18,000. It’s all well worth it when we claim victory. This is why we are asking for your help. A small donation today will ensure we can finish the fight and preserve these amazing trails forever. Scroll to the bottom of this message of this link to learn more and donate now.


www.sfwda.org/dbbb


More about the DBBB.


* The DBBB is of moderate difficulty and open to licensed vehicles only. It is designed for entry level off-roading and providing a safe and rewarding driving experience.

* Historically, this area of Kentucky hosted the Jeep Jamboree for many years, as far back as 1969. In 2004, a travel management rule change by USFS closed off many of the routes and ended the organized events.

* Tourism was a huge part of the rural economy of the area and the loss of access equaled a drop in economic input both direct and indirect.

* Since the mid-2000's, a concerted effort between SFWDA members, five local counties, and USFS resulted in the DBBB. Some of the important routes previously utilized by the Jeep Jamboree are now open and drawing organized events and support.

* The DBBB was launched in 2016. SFWDA supported the development of a digital map of the DBBB which allows users to navigate these beautiful 4wd roads with smart phone technology. The DBBB Facebook page has over 3200 followers and some posts have reached 10k.

* The roads are part of the historical county transportation systems which make the right-of-ways county property and allows access to the public.

* A few recent challenges to the public access of these roads have arisen due to the increased traffic of the DBBB. None have resulted in a loss of access due to support from the counties and SFWDA's grant program, which has provided generous financial support in the form of legal fees and road maintaining resources.

* There are 50-100+ miles of expansion of the DBBB planned to meet the growing need of the OHV community for entry level experience.

* The DBBB is within 5 hours drive of the northeast megalopolis which represents 17% of the US population or roughly 50 million Americans. It is also convenient to southern states as well.

* Future financial support of the DBBB is critical to sustaining and growing these world class OHV opportunities. We have recently filed for a Summary Judgement which along with our ongoing efforts have become a considerable investment.

We are seeking additional financial resources to complete our battle for access via public roads to the DBBB. If you would please consider a donation today to help support and to preserve trail access for future generations.

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Want to win a set of BFGoodrich Tires - 5 Tires up to 37" - Scott Fields Benefit Raffle

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Scott Fields Benefit Raffle sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires

Want to win a set of BFGoodrich Tires
 5 Tires up to 37"!

$5 Raffle Tickets are being sold right now. Show your support for a good friend of the whole OHV Community especially here in the Southeast, and literally for decades now. Winner drawn live, June 23, 2018! 

Scott Fields

Scott Fields and family are in need of your support in this challenging moment. 100% of proceeds will go directly to the family.

Get your tickets at a local event near you. 


$5.00 Tickets - Must not be present to Win - Live Drawing June 23, 2018 

BF Goodrich has donated a set of five tires to be raffled off in support of the Scott Fields Benefit effort. Raffle tickets will be available for just $5.00 each at the Scott Fields Benefit Ride, Carolina Beach Jeep Go Topless Day and Clemson 4Wheel Center Poker Run this weekend and other events until June 23 when the winning ticket will be drawn at the SFWDA Uwharrie Meet and Ride. You do not need to be present to win so buy a handful of tickets...

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Scott Fields Benefit Ride - Saturday, May 19th @ Uwharrie - Camping - Raffle - Fund Raiser

Scott Fields Benefit Ride

Hosted by Carolina Trail Blazers & True Patriot

Saturday, May 19th

Trail Riding * Camping * Raffle * Fund Raiser 


Scott Fields has dedicated decades of service and support of OHV recreation in North Carolina. 


Event Hosts True Patriot Inc and Carolina Trail Blazers welcome all to the Scott Fields Benefit Ride May 19th.

 Camping is available for $10 per rig for Friday and Saturday for those wanting to ride in the forest, daily trail pass not included. Camping is included with a $50 donation for the private rides on Big Creek Rocks and Grand Overland District, Ledger Shoals. Rides will be organized by moderate and difficult to take driver experience and vehicle capability into consideration. All rides will leave the event center around 9:30 and return by 5. Lunch is not provided, however, Texalina BBQ will be on hand when the rides return to the events center. 

The raffle will start at 6. Many thanks to Piedmont Performance Diesel & Off-Road for reaching out to MetalCloak and providing the complete install of either a Game Changer or Rock Sport lift kit; as well as Hi-Lift Jacks and Accessories, Root One Six Off Road, and Apex Overland for all of the awesome raffle items.

...UPDATE: thank you Rugged Ridge, Southeast Overland, and ARB for adding to the raffle!...

This event is only possible because of the phenomenal community that Scott is a cornerstone of who have come together on short notice to make this happen. He has greatly impacted the wheeling and veteran communities for many decades and we are honored to be able to do this for him. Scott is in a battle for his life against a rare cancer. All monies will go directly to Scott to cover medical costs, bills, and support his family. Please come out and support this event so all can show their love and appreciation for this great man.

https://www.gofundme.com/scott-fields-mtn-of-medical-bills

Texalina BBQ on site Saturday!!

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SFWDA Contributes $2,500 Grant Award to 6th Annual "4Wheeling for a Cure" to benefit St. Jude

A $2,500 Grant was Awarded to "4 Wheeling for a Cure" to benefit St. Jude
on April 14, 2018 at
Windrock Park, Oliver Springs, TN

SFWDA Public Relations Director Jon Plaza presents the SFWDA Grant check to Brian Overly host of the 6th Annual Event. 

SFWDA Public Relations Director Jon Plaza presents the SFWDA Grant check to Brian Overly host of the 6th Annual Event. 

This 6th Annual contributed another $36,435 directly to St. Jude Childrens Research 

This 6th Annual contributed another $36,435 directly to St. Jude Childrens Research 

"Another great year for the books! We really appreciate all of the help for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital! $36,435!!!! Thank you to everyone who donated to, participated in, and attended our event. Your support means the world to us and the kids of St. Jude! "                       
                                                                                        - St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Brian and Janet Overly of the Rattle Rock OHV Club

Brian and Janet Overly of the Rattle Rock OHV Club

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