2017 Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association (VA4WDA) Members Only Run (MOR) 5-7 May hosted by
Middle Peninsula Jeep Association Inc (MPJAI)
VA4WDA is a collection of off-road Clubs in Virginia with over 900 dues-paying members. VA4WDA supports the United Four Wheel Drive Association and the Blue Ribbon Coalition working to ensure continued access to public lands for responsible off-roading. VA4WDA also sponsors two trail cleanups of National Forest land per year, and a couple of exclusive off-road trail rides held at private off-road parks.
For the last four years, we had four strings of vehicles, all makes - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Ridiculous Class - and the average string was just six vehicles. No waiting for hours for twenty three jeeps in the string ahead of you to clear an obstacle. We have experienced trail guides who listen to their drivers then take you to the level you want to go.
The camping at the event site includes hot showers and running water but for those who prefer added creature comforts, hotels are available and located in Winchester VA, about 18-22 miles, or at least a 40-50 minute drive from the event site.
The MOR is one of several Big Dog’s Offroad events but as a VA4WDA member, you get a discount on the cost of this event, plus you also get a free meal on Saturday evening, after a day of great wheeling. The MOR is held each year at The Cove in Gore, VA. The Cove is a privately-owned, certified tree farm and campground with 3000 mountain acres ranging from one to three thousand feet in elevation and is full of ORV and ATV trails, 100 Campsites (primitive and with hook-up), and 3 Large Spring-fed Lakes.
More info: www.covecampground.com
As a Member of VA4WDA, one benefit is the exclusive use of The Cove trails in Gore, Virginia. If you have never wheeled The Cove, you are missing more than 30 trails ranging from mild to West Coast buggy-type rocks, all within the confines of the park. Saturday night hot dinner is included after a full day on the rocks with your entry fee of only $55.00.
** Camping fees are not included and are payable at the campground office.**
To get to The Cove, drive 12 miles west on U.S. Route 50 West from Winchester and turn left on Route 751. Take a left onto Route 704 and drive 4.5 miles to Route 683. Take a left on Route 683 and drive 1.5 miles to the Cove headquarters. To get to U.S. Route 50 either break out a map or turn on your GPS or make it easy on yourself and hook up with one of the convoys going that way.
Address: The Cove Campground 980 Cove Road Gore,Virginia 22637
-MOR: $55 covers the vehicle, driver, riders, and Saturday night meal for each.
-CAMPING: Per person for the weekend (Fri night through Sun morning)
-Each Person - $40.00
-Each Child under 3 feet tall - $10.00
(The camping fees are paid at the campground office as you enter the park.)
VA4WDA members wishing to attend may either pre-register by printing out the registration form below, filling it out, and sending it along with a check in the amount of $55 per vehicle to MPJAI (address is on the form) or you can register and pay at the event. Cash only will be taken at the event.
NEW SPRING DEAL!
Big Dogs has obtained a special deal with Marriott Hotels for $89 per night. See the Marriott on Route 50 near Walmart and ask for the Big Dog Special, (540) 678-8822.