Join us at Camp Sinawa as we welcome the Mosquito-free season! Enjoy level 3 through 6 crawling trails over 200 acres! We have 3 rock gardens, multiple hill trails, 2 log crawls, and a small tire crawl.
Earlybird registration is only $40 per rig (not per person) for the weekend or day of riding and it helps us build more trails and signs to keep things growing in Wisconsin! Not a member? Join here https://rl4wd.com/member/join/online!
On-site registration is $75 per rig. Save the hassle and register early!!! This event is rain or shine.
Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome! Be sure your dog is not barking if they are left in a cabin or during sleeping times.
Rig fee does not include food, drinks or lodging/camping. To rent a cabin or camping spot, please contact Sarah Nelson, the Camp Sinawa Ranger at - (920) 827-6811.
Required Items: Fire extinguisher, tow rope and tree saver (no metal hooks), cb (channel 16) or 2M HAM radio.
Event fees go towards permits, insurance, site fees and to pay for more trail development. Some of this is offset in the membership fees which is why these events aren't $200-$900 per vehicle or more like some promoters charge.
Be sure to bring warm clothing, fire starters, food, drinks, etc. Some love to grill out and make food, others like to go into town and sit down to dinner.
Friday night run will be hosted by Trail Guide Ambassadors for members who've been to this facility before. The ride will start when the ambassadors are ready to go, it doesn't have a set time but usually sometime around 8pm.
New rider orientation and overview: 8-9:30am. If you've never done trail riding or have come to one of our events before, please be sure to attend this.
Check-in - 9:30am - 10am
10am - 10pm Split into small groups (stock to stacked or by experience) and enjoy trail riding! Groups can stop at any time for breaks and to eat either on the trail or in the lodge.
The fire pit by the lodge will be lit in the late afternoon. Some groups will head to Meats for supper (St. Nazianz) https://www.facebook.com/meatsoperahaus/ some may hit Lucky's in Valders http://www.mrluckysvalders.com/ for dinner or just camp out and eat on site. We'll grill over the fire and enjoy. If you plan on doing the night rides, do not drink alcohol. We have a strict no drinking and riding policy.
Groups will need at least one Trail Guide Ambassador or an experienced rider who's been at the location before with their group before being allowed on the trails.
Must be in 4 low the entire time you're on the trails (5mph or less). Stay on the trails. Watch for one way trail signs. Download the trail map or grab the printed maps on site.
The beach will not be open.
We'll have an air station on site to fill tires and a power washer to clean your vehicle (prevents the spread of invasive species) for use at no cost up at the lodge. There are picnic tables and benches on site but bring chairs if you want something more comfortable.
We're here to relax, ride, have fun and enjoy each others company. Feel free to bring lawn games, kids, dogs etc. Do not leave the fire pits unattended ever.
No drinking and riding. Ever.
If you have a stock vehicle, make sure it has tow points on front and rear. Stock machines are limited to level 1 trails.
Bring valid proof of vehicle insurance. It will be checked. Vehicle must be licensed with valid registration.
Please fill out the rig form and waiver, print it and bring it along here - https://rl4wd.com/trails/waiver
If there are any questions, please let us know below!
We'll have rock and the skid steer to fill in ruts and smooth out trails. Bring drags, shovels, brushing equipment and things to get the trails ready for the 4x4 event coming up the week after this.
I'll try and be at the camp Friday night around 6:30pm to camp at ClearSky. Welcome to join in. We may also try and build more of the last trail not yet on the map east of Pucker Pass that has a 25-degree roll and lots of hills. We got a long way to go to finish this trail but hopefully before the big snows fall we can have it ready for Spring.
Bring layers, pain meds haha, might need bug juice, water, snacks, etc. We'll air down and I'll bring the compressor.
Thanks to the volunteers that help keep Sinawa open to RL4WD. We couldn't do it without you!
Friday - fire, drinks and shenanigans shoudl start about 7-10pm
Saturday - We'd like to start working at 9am. If you come late, no worries better late than never! Be on channel 16 CB and 146.460 MHz VHF on Ham call in and wait for someone to get ya.
Usually Saturday night we'll head out for a meal, but if you want to cook, that's awsome too.
Sunday we'll continue work at 9am and work as much as we can. There's more work than can be done in one sitting out there. We want to really work on the main loop to get er flat and more passable for stock RL4WDs.
Bring your membership card. I'll try and have some things for those who help out on this one. You'll also get the trail work badge on your profile.
Can we win for the second year in a row? Join us with your rig and light it up for an amazing parade!
Meeting at the AAA Office 1539 N 33rd Place Sheboygan, WI around 1pm to decorate and take doors and tops off (if you want). Being we don't have indoor facilities for decorating the rigs, it's best to do most of it in your garage if you can.
Parade starts at 5pm, I'd like to leave the office by 3:30pm so we don't get stuck and blocked off like we did on the 4thof July parade this year. We'll go to supper after at Randalls which is a block from the AAA building.
In 2017 we took 3rd, in 2018 we took first so let's see if we can place again!
Free and Premium members event. You'll get the Holiday Parade badge on your profile.
This year’s theme is "Candy Factory"... show off your creative side by incorporating any of the sweet treats that bring joy to the holiday season! Because the parade is after dark, we require lights on all entries, so please work them into your design. Also, so as not to confuse the children, Santa Claus is not allowed on any float or entry except the Jaycees official Santa float at the end of the parade.
Parade RouteStart at Center Avenue and 7th Street, go north on 7th Street to Erie Avenue, go west on Erie Avenue to 8th Street, go south on 8th Street and end at Mead Public Library.
Letters for SantaThe U.S. Postal Service will be walking in the parade to collect and deliver your letters to Santa. Be sure to include your name and address on the letter so Santa can give you a response.
DonationsThe Girl Scouts will be collecting donations of paper supplies and personal hygiene items from spectators along the parade route, these items will be given to Safe Harbor and Bridgeway.
Tree Lighting CeremonyThis takes place at Mead Public Library immediately following the parade.
Entry DetailsThere is no fee to enter. Promote your organization or business and show your holiday spirit by participating in the Holiday Parade! You can enter a decorated float, have your employees wear holiday costumes and distribute candy, or come up with your own creative entry. Only entries decorated in the holiday spirit will be allowed in the parade.
AwardsWe award cash prizes to the top three non-profit entries (1st place is $150, 2nd place is $100, and 3rd place is $50) and we award plaques to the top three corporate entries. The winners are announced at the tree lighting ceremony at the Mead Public Library following the parade.
History of the Holiday ParadeThe Holiday Parade began in 1992 with the Sheboygan Jaycees organizing the parade and Younkers as the sole sponsor. This was a natural fit for Younkers, as they were already considered the “Christmas Store” and their store was in the middle of the parade route.
In 2004, the Sheboygan Press was added as a sponsor to help save the Holiday Parade due to an increase in costs and a decrease in sponsorship dollars. The Sheboygan Jaycees felt that the parade would be a perfect tie-in with the Sheboygan Press because it aligns them with a positive community event attended by thousands in its service area.
In 2006, the Harbor Centre Business Improvement District was added as a sponsor for the same reasons.
In 2007, due to a loss of cash sponsorship, the Sheboygan Jaycees self-funded most of the parade out of its own budget. Even though there was some expense involved to continue the parade, the Jaycees overwhelmingly supported continuing the parade as a holiday tradition for the city of Sheboygan.
This incredible growth in the size of the parade is solely due to the demand of the community. Excluding weather conditions, this parade has seen a year over year growth in community participation and we see no signs of this trend slowing. It is the only winter parade in the City of Sheboygan.
The Holiday Parade over its history has turned into a family and community tradition. It signifies the beginning of the holiday season in Sheboygan!
RL4WDA will be hosting our own Charity Ride in 2019. We'll be collecting the following items for the local community:
Non-perishable food and clothing will be collected for United Ministries out of St. Nazianz. They're specifically requesting canned fruit among other non-perishables. They supply up to 4 local food banks in the area.
Kids Clothing & Jackets - United Ministries gives away clothing to local kids in need all Winter long. Please bring items that are washed and not worn out.
Toys for Tots - Toys are being collected for the Marine station Green Bay so bring some toys!
All items will be collected in the Lodge and we'll have areas for each item or we may have a trailer to collect items. You'll drop off your items at registration in the lodge. Camping and heated cabins are available for this weekend. Reserve your spot at by contacting Sara at Camp Sinawa - https://campsinawa.com/contact-us/. Camp Sinawa is a 501(c)3 Recreational Educational Camp for youth and families. Your rentals help us raise funds to keep the camp available for many families, scout troops, and churches!
Otherwise, If you wish to stay in a hotel Manitowoc is one of the closest places about 15 minutes up the road.
Free if you're' just coming to hang out at the lodge to help donate and watch the parade.
Weekend membership and ride fee: $20
Premium Members: $10
100% of the collection will be donated to Camp Sinawa, United Ministries, For All The Right Reasons Foundation, and Toys for Tots. You'll then get a $20 coupon for a premium membership or to extend your current membership.
Cabin rentals prices vary by size. Call Sara for more info.
Friday: Volunteer setup 9am - 3pm
Registration and Rig Decorating 3pm - 6pm
Xmas Light Trail Ride Lightup and photoshoot: 6pm
After the ride, we'll gather in the lodge for fire and drinks. Bring a supper or head out to eat with friends at local food joints.
Saturday - For All The Right Reasons will be set up in the lodge raising money selling organic coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and stud keener tools. Money raised goes to help support homeless vets and active military. Other vendors are welcome as well.
Day Ride Registration 9am - 10am Day ride from 10:30am in groups lead by Trail Ambassadors until 4pm.
Saturday Post Lunch: Doug Richter will lead a Convoy from Camp Sinawa to Pinecrest Historical Village Noon-3pm. We have secured a free group admission but will support the Manitowoc County Historical Society! Help decorate the tree with the Sorenson family and participate in their holiday traditions. Head on over to the Print Shop to learn the art of printing while making your own holiday cards! In the Two Creeks Town Hall, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. While the kids visit Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, adults can shop for unique gifts in the Museum Store. Pinecrest Village is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season! We have a free tour, but donations are appreciated once we get to the location. 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220. https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/pinecrest-historical-village
At 4pm we ask everyone to be in the lodge for food, prizes, appreciation talks and pictures. Saturday night at 6pm we'll once again gather and try and do a rig Christmas Light parade on the trails. We will also line them up on the road for a large aerial shot.
Saturday after the ride we'll have music and fire going in the lodge.
Sunday - Volunteer cleanup of the camp and hauling donations to their locations. Come help us support our local community and Camp Sinawa trails. The benefit in the lodge is free to all riders, the trail ride is for rl4wd and chapter members. Like CrawlerFest, you can join for a weekend and then you'll be given a coupon for that amount if you decide to join yearly. Public trails are available to all and trail maps will be at the lodge. This is a fun-filled weekend benefit you won't want to miss!
Drawing for the end of the year GeoCrawl poker run. Prizes will be announced as they become available from sponsors.
Directions, ride trails mapped in the directory. Submit a written review, images and videos for your chance to win prizes from our sponsors.
Best Written Review - The Best Written Review is awarded based on writing a review we can all enjoy and use for a trail or business.
Best Image - An image our staff will pick that captivates a trail or business best.
Best Video - A video that makes us feel like we're on the trail or at a business with you!
Random winners - a few random winners will be picked based on random reviews.
Thanks to all who've helped make the trail and business directory an interactive part of our site. Without you all giving feedback, our listings would not provide the value your efforts make!
We welcome winter riding with this event!
We'll enjoy trail riding, camping, and community. We have 300 acres of trails to enjoy! The property also has 2 log crawls, 4 hill climbs, a rock crawl, multiple crawling waypoints and more!
Does not include food, drinks or lodging/camping (buy camping or cabins separately).
Event fees go towards permits, insurance, site fees and to pay for more trail development. Some of this is offset in the membership fees which is why these events aren't $200 per vehicle or more like some promoters charge.
Bring valid proof of vehicle insurance.
Crawler Fest is a celebration of crawling trails and the vehicles that traverse them. Crawler Fests include vendor show, educational workshops, entertainment, RL4WD show (show & shine), RL4WD parade, camping, demonstrations and best of all... Crawling Trails!
The first Wisconsin Crawler Fest is scheduled at the Embarrass River OHV Park, Tigerton WI on June 26th - 28th 2020.
The first annual Crawler Fest will include:
Crawling trails of Embarrass River OHV Park
Public trails and overland roads of the area
GeoCrawl Poker Run Event
Live Entertainment and Music
Camping / RVing & Discount area lodging
Raffles and Prizes
(Registration coming soon for vendors and members)
As the Road Legal 4WD Association grows, other chapters will also host Crawler Fests in their States/Providences.