One of the most commonly asked questions to us here at UTVUnderground.com is “what ride event should I attend this year”? Its a tough question to answer because it all depends on what you like to ride, how far you want to travel and what all your into. So we got together with UTVUnderground.com contributor Cody Hooper to put together a lineup of events that we recommend all UTV enthusiasts to look at! Enjoy the write up and most of all, get out there and RIDE!
SSW CAMPING JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE
DATES: JULY 9-12
LOCATION: Windrock Park, Coal Creek OHV Area / Oliver Springs, Tennessee
WHAT TO BRING: Your family, your UTV, a trailer, and sign up at www.sidexsideworld.com (must register to attend)
THE LOWDOWN: Make sure to register and grab a permit if you would like to attend. There will be a host of group rides available in this beautiful offroad park. Go out and meet some new friends!
SILVER STATE JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://silverstatejamboree.com/
DATES: JULY 14-19
LOCATION: Wild West Motorsports Park, Reno, Nevada
WHAT TO BRING: Your UTV, your race gear, and lots of water!
THE LOWDOWN: This event is shaping up to be Nevada’s largest Jamboree to date. It includes a race called the Hells Gate Grand Prix: It’s open unlimited 4WD rock racing insanity as 500 horse power vehicles and UTVs race on seemingly impossible obstacles. The Wild West Motorsports Park has nearly 1500 feet of elevation change (from top to bottom) as well as seating for up to 10,000 spectators. It’s the perfect way for off-road fans to watch the fury of vehicles capable of traversing almost any obstacle from the comfort and safety of the grandstands with a view of 75% of the race course. Walk the pits and get up close and personal with the teams at HellsGate. Race Classes include: Sportsman Class, UTV Class, Unlimited Class.
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://dunefest.com/
DATES: JULY 30 – AUG 3
LOCATION: Salmon Harbor Drive, Winchester Bay, Oregon
WHAT TO BRING: Motorhome/Tent/Toybox if you’re camping. Housing rentals are available on the sand! And, of course, your UTV!
THE LOWDOWN: If you’ve never been to Dunefest, you’re missing out. One of the premier dune riding locations in the world, Winchester Bay is about as scenic as they come. The dunes run through the forest down to the beach, and you can actually shred sand through the trees!
PAIUTE UTV JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.utvjam.com/
DATES: AUG 13-16
LOCATION: Marysvale, Utah
WHAT TO BRING: Your UTV, trailer, water, and camping gear
THE LOWDOWN: The 5th Annual Paiute Trail UTV Jamboree Will Include Great Riding, Great Vendors, Great Entertainment, Great Food and Some awesome Competitive events. The event will be central to the Paiute ATV/UTV trail in Marysvale, UT which is coincidentally in “the heart of UTV country”. The trail riding at this event is slower paced but beautiful and challenging!
RZR FORUMS TAYLOR JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE
DATES: AUG 21-24
LOCATION: 23044 County Road 742, Almont, Colorado
WHAT TO BRING: Your Colorado Trail Permit, an appetite (Polaris is providing dinner), and your UTV
THE LOWDOWN: An insanely good time! Fun for the entire family at an incredible location, with guided trail rides over a diversity of terrain. Rides ascend to over 12,000 feet! Saturday night holds a community dinner and raffle. This will be a great trail jamboree with lots of UTV enthusiasts.
IDAHO DUNE INVASION
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.idahodunesrv.com/utvinvasion.php
DATES: AUG 28 – SEPT 1
LOCATION: St. Anthony Dunes, 1695 East 500 North, St. Anthony, Idaho
WHAT TO BRING: Sand Tires, horsepower, your A-Game, and a reservation (idahodunesrv.com) THE LOWDOWN: UTVGuide.net and Fullerton Sand Sports are heading to Idaho for Labor Day weekend, putting together a big dune event to gather the hottest UTVs together in one place. Festivities include a free concert on Saturday, a show n shine competition, a poker run, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, a UTV teeter totter contest, and more!
CAMP RZR TENNESSEE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.camprzrbrimstone.com/
DATES: SEPTEMBER 19-21
LOCATION: Brimstone Park, 2860 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, Tennessee
WHAT TO BRING: Your rig, your UTV, your friends and family, and your best party hat
THE LOWDOWN: Camp RZR TN will be held at the Brimstone Rec Park- an off-road Mecca with over 300 miles of trails. Event highlights feature demo rides, daily grand prize giveaways, guided rides, live music from country stars Dierks Bentley and Josh Thompson, and much more!
BRIMSTONE SXS & ATV ROUNDUP
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.brimstonerecreation.com/
DATES: AUGUST 29
LOCATION: Brimstone Park, 2860 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, Tennessee
WHAT TO BRING: Concert attire (cowboy hat!), your UTV, and some cash
THE LOWDOWN: The Brimstone SXS Roundup is one of the largest, rowdiest parties in offroad. Huge Country megastars perform on stage, lots of racing and rodeo action takes place, and lots of new friends are made. Brimstone is a premier destination for the offroad enthusiast- the huge park has seemingly unlimited trails that range from beginner to brow-sweatingly difficult.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –
DATES: SEPT 15-19
LOCATION: Sevier County Fairgrounds, Richfield, Utah
WHAT TO BRING: Your UTV, event registration, and time off work
THE LOWDOWN: With 82 different rides available, there will be no shortage of fun. Your best bet is to log on to www.SevierUtah.net and read the details, but the event will be huge! Concerts, dinners, trail rides, rodeos, and more!
SAND SPORTS SUPER SHOW
EVENT TYPE: SHOW/EXPO –http://sandsportssupershow.com/
DATES: SEPTEMBER 19-20
LOCATION: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, California
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, sunglasses, cash, and an empty trailer if your pockets are deep
THE LOWDOWN: California is a hotbed for dune activity, and all of the big players make their way to the SSSS. For over a dozen years, this show has been evolving with the duning trends, and UTVs hit a huge mark at the show. Tons of great deals on custom-built units, the parts you want, cool swag, and all the footlong corn dogs you can embarrass yourself with make this a great event. The ASA raffles off a custom vehicle every year, and the proceeds go to keeping our dunes open and clean!
OFF ROAD EXPO
EVENT TYPE: SHOW/EXPO –http://www.offroadexpo.com/
DATES: OCTOBER 4-5
LOCATION: Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, California
WHAT TO BRING: Hat, sunglasses, cash
THE LOWDOWN: The Off Road Expo is to dirt what the Sand Sports Show is to the dunes. Incredible custom vehicles, great show specials, and enough new products to make you run out of drool make this a great time in the California sun. Freestyle MX shows keep the kids entertained!
HATFIELD-MCCOY NATIONAL TRAILFEST
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.trailsheaven.com/
DATES: OCTOBER 9-13
LOCATION: Hatfield-McCoy Park, Gilbert, West Virginia WHAT TO BRING: Mud boots, trail maps, and make sure to buy the event package!
THE LOWDOWN: There’s a TON that goes on here, so we will just give you a list:
Poker run and dice run for cash prizes
Casino games & auction for dozens of prizes
Mud pit mud run for cash prizes
Scavenger hunt for dozens of prizes
Trials bike stunt shows
Nightly drags and mud pit action
5K muddy trail run (additional fee)
Youth mini motocross track
Youth activities such as inflatables & games
Factory demo rides of next year’s models
Friday and Saturday meals
New daily onsite activities including wheelie contests, shine and show, and other skills contests
New onsite entertainment including bluegrass music and arts and crafts including applebutter making and wood carving
NOHVA FALL JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.nohva.com/jamboree.htm
DATES: OCTOBER 12-14
LOCATION: Headworks OHV Park, Genoa, Nebraska
WHAT TO BRING: An NOHVA Membership- $30 for a great cause
THE LOWDOWN: Since Nebraska doesn’t have an official state OHV registration or trail sticker fee, the $30 yearly fee benefits the NOHVA to help keep trails maintained and open. The bi-yearly jamborees are essentially fundraisers to fund the yearly upkeep of their trail systems, so go out and have some fun with friends while supporting a good cause!
WINDROCK PARK FALL JAMBOREE
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.windrockpark.com/
DATES: OCTOBER 16-18
LOCATION: Windrock Park: 912 Windrock Rd, Oliver Springs, TN
WHAT TO BRING: A good attitude, your UTV, and your trailer
THE LOWDOWN: Calling all ATVs and SxSs! Includes a range of events from guided rides, ATV Rodeo, poker run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Bog and Dash for Cash! Spectators with a Land Use Permit are admitted free of charge. Without a Land Use Permit, Spectators must pay $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under with kids 2 years old and under admitted FREE to watch the events. Competitors are required to have a Land Use Permit in addition to a one time fee of $10 which covers ANY AND ALL participation with the exception of the Poker Run.
CAMP RZR GLAMIS
EVENT TYPE: CAMP/RIDE –http://www.polaris.com/en-us/atv-ranger-rzr/events/camp-rzr-west
DATES: OCTOBER 31 – NOV 2
LOCATION: Glamis Beach Store, Imperial County, California
WHAT TO BRING: Big flags, big rigs, lots of firewood and all of your friends
THE LOWDOWN: The home of the original Camp RZR, Glamis, will be back with a vengeance this year. Polaris pulls out all of the stops at their Camp RZR events- last year, they even offered free mechanic services! Celebrity races, huge group dune rides, Show N Shine competitions, and plenty of giveaways make this an awesome kickoff to the California dune season.
SCORE BAJA 1000
EVENT TYPE: RACE –http://score-international.com/
DATES: NOV 12-16
LOCATION: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico WHAT TO BRING: Your passport, pesos, gas cans, and a reliable vehicle
THE LOWDOWN: The Baja 1000 is North America’s toughest challenge. A day-long party through the streets of Ensenada during the Tech and Contingency parade will allow you to get up close and personal with the baddest offroad machines on the planet. This year, it’s a point to point race- the flag drops on the streets of Ensenada, and winds its way 1,130 miles down the coast of Mexico to La Paz. Rest assured, there will be some INTENSE UTV action in Mexico