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 – spots ‘A’ and ‘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.
8:00 Meet at Badin Lake Group Camp– We will have a stock/beginner group and a more advanced group. Tech Inspections start.
8:15 Driver’s Meeting and Tech Inspection continues.
8:30 Stock/Easy Riding Trail Ride Starts
8:45 Moderate/More Aggressive Trail Ride Starts
~12:00 Lunch on the trails- don’t forget to bring something to eat/drink.
4×4 Games in the Afternoon
~3:00 4×4 Games back at Badin Lake Group Camp
– We will have the following games…
+ Smooth Operator (golf ball on your hood)
+ Nudge the Jugs (gallon water jugs on the road…nudge…but don’t ‘crush’!)
+ Roll to the Line (how well can you predict how your rig rolls when not under power….and NO brakes!)
+ Driving Blind (pretty much what it sounds like….)
Dinner Saturday Night ~5 pm*****
*****NEW!!!! As of 9/29/18 at our Quarterly Meeting, we decided to partner with Carolina Trail Blazers at their dinner and raffle to honor the memory of Scott Fields. Raffle includes a built-up CJ-7!
Right after our 4×4 games are over, we will need to travel over to UORTC for dinner. Please offer rides to anyone in need.
Once we’re there, there will be a choice of chicken or pork plates.
Cost is $10 and you’ll pay when you get your meal.
Raffle tickets will cost extra. Details will be found in a separate email you will receive by 10/2/18.
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, 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