I'm posting this here as folks from this region make the trip down too.
Hey again folks. Guess what?..... IT'S BACK!!! March 12, 13, and 14th.
The United Four Wheel Drive Association Wheel - In is coming back to Oak Ridge Estate, previous site of 6 Camp Jeep Virginia events.
The trail system consists of 17 trails, totalling 42+ miles, with creek crossings, steep hill climbs, and a few rock climbs. There is very little mud (unless it rains, then watch out). The trails are fairly easy with some harder obstacles sprinkled throughout. They can be run stock as there are bypasses at the tougher sections. It's tight for full sized 4WDs though. This is a great opportunity to wheel these trails as Oak Ridge is private property and does not allow open wheeling.
You can follow the link to view the flyer for details, and register also http://www.ufwda.org/. Click on the appropriate links to the upper right or call 1/800-44UFWDA to register too. It costs $120.00 for members of UFWDA, (you'll need your membership number to register either online or by phone to receive your discount) or $160.00 for non members (Part of the difference in price is that you become a member of the UFWDA for 1 year). This covers the vehicle, land use, the driver, a meal ticket for dinner Saturday night, a tshirt, and new this year, on site camping. Additional meal tickets and/or tshirts can be purchased from the "Shop" link on the website or by phone for an additional $15.00 each.
You can stay on top of things by clicking the "Forum" link on the UFWDA main page and going to the General Discussion area for all the latest details.
I'm sure the raffle will be awesome again this year too.
Sign up as soon as possible as there are limited spots and registration closes March 1st if it doesn't fill up before that.
Don't miss the chance to wheel some beautiful trails, not to mention support a great cause.
Hope to see you there. Post up if you're planning on coming.
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Last edited by RichardD; 01-09-2009 at 09:28 PM..
No they're pretty much the same, except for a new X trail that's really tough, but I'm not sure that they'll let us run it as we couldn't at the VA4WDA Annual this past year, but did get to use it at the Wheel - In last year, so, who knows.
If you're looking for a tougher degree of wheeling you should go to Crozet, VA, just East of Charlottesville, off Rt. 250. It's usually open to members only but I've been told they're having open wheeling January 18th. $25.00 to wheel. They've hosted VROC events in the past. Here's the link to their club. http://forums.xjsrule.com/ They have trails from medium to wild. I would strongly suggest that you contact someone just to be sure, as the information that I've posted I got secondhand.
No problem Jason, just sounded like Crozet was more along the lines of what you were looking for . We've wheeled there once a couple years ago, and that trip convinced me that I needed more armor (which we HAVE gotten since ).
Chris and Carla are still very active with Tidewater, VA4WDA, UFWDA, and they organize the Trailguides for any event that happens at Oak Ridge too.
Jason, you can wheel under open wheeling this Sunday, the 18th at Crozet. Some folks from our group, Lostjeepers will be there. They want to get started at 8:30AM. It costs $30.00 for non members or you can join by paying $25.00 for the year, plus $25.00 for the day. Either way that you choose. Open wheeling isn't posted on their website, but I called Chris and he said it was OK, there will be a Bronco group there, but they said that anyone else that wanted to come was welcome.
Some folks and their families would prefer not to wheel the entire day, so new this year is the choice to wheel in the morning, afternoon, or all day long. There will be events happening for those that don't choose to wheel all day.
For those of you that are coming and would like to, you can go to your profile, and at the Events Attending section, below your Interests on the left, you can click on Join an Event to add yourself as an attendee for the Wheel - In.
No showers, but there will be Portapotties at the campsite. There are hotels nearby, but I would bet they're full since it's a month away. If you decide to do the hotel thing, you'll have to stay in either Lynchburg or Charlottesville which are 45 minutes in either direction. There are 2 hotels in Madison Heights (10 minutes closer), but they're nasty. PM sent with more info.
Thought I should provide some information regarding the onsite camping deal.
Porta potties will be provided.
Grey water disposal tanks will be provided.
Trash dumpster will be provided.
No showers will be provided.
Please note: Any type of camper, RV, whatever you call it, that contains a water-flushed toilet, AND a lavatory, AND a shower AND a kitchen sink, are PROHIBITED. If it doesn't have ALL of these items, then it's OK.