Fri, Mar 22|
Intro to Windrock VU2
Windrock is usually associated with big rocks, black trails, and a lot of intimidation for someone whos never been to this vast 73,000 acre park! Well VU invites you out to ease into this amazing park. To learn and explore at YOUR pace.
Time & Location
Mar 22, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – Mar 24, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT
Oliver Springs, 555 Windrock Park Ln, Oliver Springs, TN 37840, USA
About the Event
Intro to Windrock Park
March Fri 22 - Sun 24
Windrock is usually associated with big rocks, black trails, and a lot of intimidation for someone whos never been to this vast 73,000 acre park! Well VU is inviting you out to ease into this amazing park. We will start off with green trails and sightseeing. If the team feels comfortable we will go hit a light blue trail. This is a rolling workshop. We will help with everything from you getting used to the operation and capabilities of your rig. How to properly approach an obstacle, use of recovery gear, why we air down, and other helpful tips we hope you will take with you when you come back to this awesome place! Everyday will be filled with the ol VU principles #explore #educate #encourage. We will ride and experience the beauty WR offers, we will learn all types of things, and we will encourage you to overcome the anxiety of wheeling. 2 nights of base camp style will be filled with warm fire, camaraderie,and laughter.
March Fri 22 - Sun 24
*Rally on Fri Mar 22 (arrive at leisure)
Introductions, get settled in, get pumped for the next day
*Ride day #1 Sat Mar 23
830am Drivers Meeting
915am We will visit the all new Windrock General Store, get permits, and HIT THE TRAILS!! Opportunities to ask questions, practice winching, and general trail knowledge will be shared.
*Ride day #2 Sun Mar 24th
830am Drivers meeting and review of the day before. What did we learn?
915am We will hit the trails again!! Maybe step up the difficulty if the team feels confident. More opportunities to learn while exploring this amazing park. Some may leave Sunday morning.
Rally camp location / Camping type
*Windrock primitive camps. (Per night cost of camp is included)
*No hook ups (electricity/water)
*Can reserve by request a full hook up camp for extra cost
*Bath house onsite with hot showers
555 Windrock Park Ln, Oliver Springs, TN 37840
*Exact camping spot will be communicated before event begins
4x4 with mild mods (mild lift, all terrain tires) long seat times possible but not planned, mild pinstripes may occur and wheel rash is possible
VU2 Rig Requirements
*Mild modded 4x4 friendly, full size rigs and trailers are welcome.
*Mild lift recommended
*All terrain tires required (31s minimum)
*Full size spare required
*Recovery points required
*Recovery gear recommended
*Rig specific tool set
*Fire extinguisher required
*First aid kit required
*Off Grid cooking gear
*GMRS radio required or can be loaned.
*Adventurous spirit a must!
Max rig count
What to bring?
Proper clothing for the season, footwear (water resistant recommended), food, trail snacks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, rain gear, and most important the right attitude. If you forgot something we will give you the shirt off our back but please plan ahead. Self reliance is an important part of offroading. Don't be shy, ask questions. We love to help people enjoy this hobby.
Before the trip
We will be available for any questions you may have. We can be reached by phone, messenger, or email. Sean will also create an optional FB messenger chat for all that are planning to come appx a week before the event to help with questions.
During the trip
We use GMRS radios during our rides. We highly recommend this type of communication. If you need recommendations on what to buy we will be glad to help. If you aren't able to secure a radio for the ride, we will provide a loaner. We will use VU channel CH17 (462.600)
You can expect Sean to use his many years running guided trips to help you adapt to being off-road in remote spots of the wilderness and ensure he has your best interest always at the forefront. We never leave a man behind. You can expect a welcoming community of folks that always welcome you to the fire and who knows maybe Sean will share his famous Mango Margaritas with you. You can expect a VU sticker that captures this adventure so you can look back and remember the fun! Michelle's delicious homemade banana bread will be served on the final morning at our gratitude circle (this is worth the cost) just ask anyone. Educational opportunities during this ride will include driving techniques, gear recommendations, communication and navigation lessons. We also will share a GPX file of our route that includes camps in the area. You also will have access to a trip photo album and possible to be featured in a VU Youtube video.
What's included (Ride specific)
*Campground fees for 2 nights stay at Windrock park campground
*Recovery tips and lessons
$175 per rig * 2 nights of camp fees included
10% of all ticket sales will be pledged to organizations that are working hard to bring communities together and make the world a better place.
*Windrock permits are REQUIRED for every person per day that enters the trail system. Permits are NOT included. See link below for more info on permits. They also can be purchased onsite and there will be an opportunity to do purchase them the day of at the WR General store Saturday morning.
*Arrive topped off with fuel
*Read over our code of conduct found under the policy of this registration
*By signing up for this adventure you are agreeing to our waiver..
**Check out all our adventures. We can personalize and plan your adventure**
**Due to planning and pre-registration for the campground this is non refundable**
Winrock permit information
Permit and park info here.
- Ticket type
Intro to WindrockSale ends: Mar 10, 7:00 PM EDT
Mar 10, 7:00 PM EDT
Windrock is usually associated with big rocks, black trails, and a lot of intimidation for someone whos never been to this vast 73,000 acre park! Well VU is inviting you out to ease into this amazing park.Price$175.00
+$4.38 service fee+$4.38 service fee