[Apr 12, 2014] Big Creek '35/30 Spring' Coach & Drive - 2014 (Uwharrie, NC)

Discussion in 'Past Events' started by UORTC, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    Uwharrie Off Road Training Center (UORTC) '35/30 Spring' Trail Drive - 2014

    Who: All 4WD vehicles owners (No Dirt Bikes, ATVs or Side by Sides)

    What: Guided trail ride

    When: April 12, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Meet: Uwharrie Off Road Training Center, 4026 NC Highway 109 North, Uwharrie, NC 27371 at 9:00 AM. We will leave at 10:00 SHARP for Big Creek. You will leave your trailer at UORTC if you have a licensed 4WD. Limited trailer parking available at Big Creek. We will be meeting at UORTC not at Big Creek.

    Where: UORTC's -Big Creek Advanced Skills Training Grounds

    Why: An opportunity to drive exciting new trails in the Uwharrie National Forest area; test your driving skills and your vehicle’s off road capabilities; enjoy a fun and rewarding day getting to know yourself and your 4WD vehicle. UORTC's best will be on hand to help you if you would like. We can provide expert coaching, recovery assistance and spotting. Safety and TREAD Lightly! are the most important factors.

    Big Creek is a 120 acre property located 4 miles North from UORTC's headquarters. This property has been leased by UORTC to develop trails for training and fun. These trails provide challenges to test modified vehicles with lockers, large tires and WINCHES while providing bypasses that allow a near stock 4x4 vehicle the ability to enjoy the same trails! Some of the trails are tight and not suitable for full size vehicles without incurring body damage!

    The cost of this unique experience is only $35 per vehicle and limited to 30 vehicles! Passengers are free. Drivers must sign a Waiver and a Safety Agreement. All passengers must sign a Waiver. Minors under the age of 18, parents/guardians must sign a waiver for them.

    Pre-registration is required! To reserve your spot, contact UORTC, Scott Fields, at 336-906-1644 or Uwharrie4w@aol.com . Payment can be made via PayPal using the email address Uwharrie4w@aol.com , Credit Card (call 336-906-1644 if paying by CC) or by check made payable to: UORTC and mailed to 4026 NC Highway 109 North, Uwharrie, NC 27371.

    One will check in at UORTC headquarters at 9:00 AM (4026 NC Highway 109 North, Troy, NC, 27371) where you will sign your paperwork. OHV trail driving/riding is an inherently dangerous sport and you acknowledge this fact and assume all liability for damage to your vehicle or injuries to you, your passengers or others on the Big Creek property!

    We will be breaking up into 2 groups of 14 to 16 in each group. We will do our best to keep friends and family together!

    One group will be more for the driver that likes to drive without spotters, recovery help and coaches.
    The other group will be for the driver that likes the little extra help from a spotter, driver coach or rigging your winch. Both groups will be driving the same trails just at different times.

    There is LIMITED trailer parking at Big Creek, register early to insure your spot! There are no bathroom facilities at Big Creek! Bring your own food and drinks! We will stop for a lunch break on the trail. The Big Creek gate will close at 6 p.m. sharp!


    NO ALCOHOL!

    Again, there will be UORTC personnel stationed on the Big Creek trails to ensure your safety and provide obstacle coaching IF you so desire.
     
  2. SFGator

    SFGator Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Location:
    Linden, NC
    Hi, enjoyed the last one but I will be the first to ask, why the $5 increase? Thanks
     
  3. JohnC

    JohnC Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Location:
    In the woods, NC
    I'm in. Perfect timing, one free weekend in April :) Money sent via paypal. Thanks Scott.

    John
     
  4. Redneck92

    Redneck92 Big Chris

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Location:
    Midland
     
  5. KINGxxDAVIS

    KINGxxDAVIS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012



    Will there be a Big Creek ride in March?

    Bryan
     
  6. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Location:
    Clyde, North Carolina
    thinking about coming to this then going to Uwharrie on sunday. since ive never been to either place, and i would plan on camping friday and saturday could you tell me which camping area would be the best and if i could pull my trailer into the camping area?
     
  7. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Location:
    Winston Salem
  8. KINGxxDAVIS

    KINGxxDAVIS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Has anyone heard anything about a BIG Creek Drive in MARCH?
     
  9. GenRight Off Road

    GenRight Off Road Made in the USA!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Location:
    Local Guy: Mooresville, NC
    My GUESS is that if they were having a ride in March, they'd have promoted that before, or with, the ride in April.

    Scott (UORTC) has included links to his website, Facebook page, email and phone number in his signature. Have you reached out to him directly?
     
  10. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    To cover costs. Thanks-
     
  11. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    No. Thanks-
     
  12. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    We use the property for training civilians and military first and foremost. We are allowing the public to use the trails on a limited, guided basis. This trail system will never be a 'open ride' type trail system under UORTC's ownership.

    We guide the trail drives to be able to show everyone the best spots and to ensure proper environmental care of the property.
    If you would like to call it a 'tour' you certainly may. We do not want the drivers that are just wanting to spin tires. We are after the newer, more environmentally friendly crowd. We teach the opposite of what most people believe..."not spinning a tire will get you from point A to point B: safer for you, your vehicle and the environment. To us; it is all about NOT spinning a tire(s).
     
  13. 98 tj sport

    98 tj sport Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Eden, North Carolina
    How difficult are the trails. Might b interested if they are challenging and not easy stuff. Would b nice to c some new trails
     
  14. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Mt.Holly NC 28120
    A lot of it depends on the Weather! February Ride was a couple days after the Big Snow. Early morning rain, & everything melting, it was a Mud Fest, with some tugging straps, & others winching!
    CTB, had their Ride last Saturday, after Friday's "all day rain". Again, a lot of mud, no traction, & I even had to winch at one spot on the regular trail. There are multiple Rock challenges, with bypasses.
    The Challenge will depend on the weather, & tire size! You can spend ALL day, there!:rockon:
     
  15. 98 tj sport

    98 tj sport Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Eden, North Carolina
    Yea just wondering I got a tj on 35's locked on both ends. Just wondering if it would b worth checking it out. Might have a guy with a4runner on dana 60's & 37's would he be able to fit through the trails
     
  16. Redneck92

    Redneck92 Big Chris

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2010
    Location:
    Midland
    If they are selectable just turn them off. The 4Runner will fit, we have had a newer Power Wagon go through about everything. Bedsides a little messaged but it's a full size. It has a good mix of everything here and can def be challenging depending on the trails you take.
     
  17. 98 tj sport

    98 tj sport Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Location:
    Eden, North Carolina
    Unfortunately they aren't selectable I wish they were. But I might still check it out ill have to check with the guys I go with and c what they think
     
  18. JohnC

    JohnC Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Location:
    In the woods, NC
    I think there are a few spots you will have fun. Beautiful area and good chance to be out in the woods where you have not been before.
     
  19. Disjaukifa

    Disjaukifa Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Location:
    Durham NC
    I should have my CJ5 finally ready in time, though this would be my first off road experience. I don't have a winch, haven't had the funds for that yet, what do I need to have? Also would this be a good first outing or should I wait for something else?

    Thanks
    Grant
     
  20. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    Hey Grant, You might want to consider taking my 4WD-101 class first. Although we will help all those that need it, this is a challenging trail system even when dry.

    You will need a recovery bag that contains these items (minimal/recommended): 2-3/4 screw pin bow shackles, 1-7/8 screw pin bow shackle, 20' or 30' dynamic strap/rope. You will also need to have (mandatory) STRONG frame mounted recovery points (front and rear) and a Hi-lift jack with off-road accessory kit is recommended.

    Kind Regards,
     
  21. Disjaukifa

    Disjaukifa Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Location:
    Durham NC
    Yup noted! Sounds good, I'll wait for the next class!
     
    UORTC likes this.
  22. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    Many spots left for this 'Coach and Drive April 12th'
     
  23. fullofdays

    fullofdays New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Hi scott,

    Great 101 workshop last weekend. Put me down for a spot on the ride on the 12th.

    Paul
     
    UORTC likes this.
  24. UORTC

    UORTC UORTC.com

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Thomasville,NC
    15 spots left for April 12th 35/30!
     
  25. jabrake88

    jabrake88 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Location:
    High Point
    I may be in, waiting to hear back about my schedule for that weekend still...
     
    UORTC likes this.

Share This Page