We’re offering a weekend of family fun and trail riding in the beautiful Mountains of North Carolina. Uwharrie ORV Area is located on National Forest lands. This is a great event to get your rig on the trails for the first time. We will have a group dedicated to getting participants that are ‘new to the sport’ through the trails.
Camping is at Badin Lake Group Campground
CNC Map of directions to Group camp – We will be staying in Group Camp “B” on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping is free for members, $5 per night for non-members.
Please take a minute to print a waiver and bring it with you.
If you cannot print it off do not worry we will have some with us.
Guided Trail Rides on Saturday
You Must have a Day Pass or a Yearly Pass to ride the Uwharrie Trail System….these can be purchased at the Eldorado Gas Station on Hwy 109
If their link isn’t working, you can try their Facebook page.
- The club has reserved Badin Lake Group Campground B for any one who wants to camp friday and/or saturday night. This is also the location where we will be meeting for the ride and hang out.
- So far we do not have a catered meal planned. We were unable to get a caterer to support the event. Therefore, unless someone wants to help with alternative plans, plan on bringing your own dinner.
- We are still figuring out what games, if any we can play, we are limited in space since we can’t use the field. We plan on bringing the articulation ramp, but if you have any suggestions on 4×4 related games to play let me know.
- Following dinner Saturday, we will have a free raffle to give out prizes for members.
Further communication will be provided for a detailed schedule for the Saturday event.
The proposed schedule at this time is:
8:30 Meet at Badin Lake Group Camp– We will have a stock/beginner group and a more advanced group. Tech Inspections start.
8:45 Driver’s Meeting and Tech Inspection continues.
9:00 Trail Ride Starts
~12:00 Lunch on the trails- don’t forget to bring something to eat/drink.
Recovery Class in the Afternoon (This event may be changed)
3:00 – 5:00 Recovery Class at Badin Lake Group Camp
Come learn how to select the correct recovery equipment and how to use them safely.
Dinner Saturday Night 5-7 pm*****
Dinner on your own due to the Covid.
Come win some great stuff.
If you have been 4-wheeling for some time, you’ll be experienced enough to know your vehicle’s condition and the equipment you should be carrying. Because you will be on the trail with other people who may depend on you or you may depend on them, we list the following requirements for vehicles attending our events:
- 4-wheel-drive vehicle (obviously!)
- Securely fastened battery and battery cables
- Factory hard top, roll bar or roll cage (depending on trail).
- Functioning brakes (check them before you arrive).
- Fire Extinguisher (must be accessible while driving)
- Seat belts or Harness for all passengers!
- Recovery Points (minimum of 1 front and rear).
- Signed CNC Waiver
- Also please read the “Trail Checklist” section above for additional vehicle requirements!
When you first line up for the Fall Fling your vehicle will go through tech inspection. The emphasis is on safety! We don’t want anyone to get hurt and we’d prefer it if your vehicle doesn’t get damaged (though we cannot make any guarantees). We will check basic technical items on all vehicles and then compare your vehicle to our Trail Ratings to determine what trails you can drive during the event. To be fair to all participants and keep down the waiting times, we cannot allow under-equipped or under-modified vehicles to drive on harder trails.
Trail Ride Rules
- These rules shall apply to all participants on CNC-4×4 trail rides: drivers and passengers, including members, family, friends, guests and visitors. Please behave as in a family environment.
- No alcohol drinking by anyone. Alcoholic beverages shall not be brought on the trail ride. Any drug use is also forbidden.
- Stay on marked trails open for jeep-type vehicles only. Never ride off the trail, climb the trail bank, or drive on closed trails. Stay out of rivers and creeks. Observe Tread Lightly rules!
- When winching, use of a tree saver strap is mandatory. Never loop a bare winch cable around a tree because it damages or kills the tree. Put a blanket, jacket or other object over the unwound cable to absorb the tension if the cable breaks. Carry a winch kit, including tree strap, snatch block and clevis. Wear leather gloves when handling winch cable.
- No littering. Members are encouraged to pick up cans, bottles and refuse left by other people and carry it out for proper disposal.
- Maintain vehicles in a safe operational condition, including license plate and state tag where required, brakes, set belts for every occupant, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, GMRS/CB radio, proper lights, proper vehicle height, muffler and/or spark arrestor, roll bar/cage, spare tire, jack, flashlight, shovel, tree saver strap, snatch block and tools. Secure all loose objects in your vehicle before moving!
- Participants must have liability insurance and other insurance required by home state. Medical insurance is recommended. Driver must have a valid driver’s license.
- Always keep vehicle behind you in sight. Be sure he doesn’t miss any turn you made. Do not tailgate the vehicle in front of you. Rollback or reverse maneuvering is always likely in mountainous terrain.
- Assist disabled vehicles whether they are a member of CNC-4×4 or not. Offer to help bring disabled vehicle out of forest. Help others, as you would have them help you.
- Each member is asked to enforce these rules within his club and group of friends. The trail boss or leader cannot be everywhere, so it is the responsibility of all members to uphold the good name of the club and association. If someone you do not know is breaking these rules, politely ask them to stop and give them a copy of these rules. If they continue, record their license plate number and report them to the trail boss or appropriate law enforcement.
CNC Board of Directors