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End of Year 2019 VLOG Update

We've had an incredible year of wheeling in 2019. Lots of awesome things are coming together for 2020! Join us at our events and meetings coming up and be part of helping us expand trails, do more rides, and keep trails open!  Wisconsin Updates RL4WDAWe've had a great 2019 season with lots of events, rides and trails opened. We're about to top...
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Trail Ambassadors Train With Wisconsin Emergency Management

In the event of a recovery emergency, Wisconsin has a great set of partners when it comes to offering aid to local crews who need help. Our Trail Ambassadors (Division 1 & Division 2) support Wisconsin Emergecy Management's Air Coordination Group as one of the potential ground crews. Yesterday, we did a statewide practice between...
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Michele Salamun
This sounded like such an amazing educational experience and tempted me to sign up as a trail ambassador.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 19:14
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National Forest Week July 8th - 14th

National Forest Week July 8th-14th 2019
 Many of our 4x4 trails, waypoints, routes, and tours are in the national forests. Without them, we'd have far fewer places to enjoy trails. Let's work together to help promote this amazing week with photos in the woods tagged with #NationalForestWeek in our social media.  Most people just don't know that we own the national forests ...
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Vehicle Equipment Guide

Important Rig Equipment
Fire Extinguisher  Every rig out on the trail should have some basic equipment to aid you in the event something happens on the trail. While there are thousands of options for many types of products, we're going to attempt to highlight some of the basics to get started with. You'll see the products we'd recommend you take a look at via Amazon ...
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The Resurgence of Real Clubs

I sometimes find myself angry at social media land where people are making fake groups or communities just to line their own pockets from sticker and t-shirt sales. I grow tired of the endless group adding on Facecrap just to see no rides, no trails, no events just cramp for sale, illegal raffles and nothing getting done. It seems this is the way o...
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Universal Trail Rating System

The Road Legal 4WD Association has come up with a standard trail rating system for drivers and trail managers to use. It is based on the 10 scale setup that many clubs use, but our scale gives details to help identify more specifics that we can use to not only inform people with but also help design trails with. Low-level trails are easier, the hig...
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More Wisconsin Progress 8/10/2018

 Over the course of year and a few months, we've set up 2 private riding parks and one that could possibly be a first WI public park by 2019. Our goal is to set up as many trails as possible, public, private, waypoints, you name it. If a RL4WD can do it, we want to make it happen.  We're starting to map public gravel roads, trails, a...
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WI Trail and Sticker Program Details

​I was talking to Brian Voss over on the Midwest Overlanding facebook page and it appeared that, since we're running at 150% right now, it's not entirely clear on what the end game is for RL4WDA and trails in Wisconsin. Since I've been doing work like this for most of my life, I sometimes forget that many folks who've never been in a club before ma...
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State Trails Council Meeting Today 8.3.18

State Trails Council Meeting
Today the State Trails Council meets in Sturgeon Bay, WI. I've briefed Luana Schneider (an honorary member of RL4WD) our 4x4 rep of all our progress in 2018 and also sent the recap to DNR and some of the other Council members I have connections with. Our new club and member marketing materials will be on site and will be handed out. We're one of th...
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ORBA Meeting 6.18.18

Off Road Business Assoc.
Had a good conversation today with ORBA (Off-Road Business Assoc.) about getting more trails and parks in WI. We talked about a number of very important subjects that we're coming together on to further our WI recreational opportunities. We're working hard to bring resources into the mix that will allow us the best chance to expand locally, regiona...
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