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suzjeep
Bloomsdale, MO
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Posted - 27 August 2013 16:54  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Open wheeling dates have been set.
All vehicles except ATVs will be welcome.
Fees: $5.00 per vehicle discount for MWJT members and NO passenger fees. $25.00 for MWJT member and $30.00 for non-MWJT member.
Hours: 9:00-6:00 Park closes PROMPTLY at 6.
There will be no camping on the property.

***Dates will be as follows for open wheeling:
October 12
November 30th Saturday after Thanksgiving
December 14
January 1...Another Washita tradition
January 18 (holiday long weekend)
February 15 (holiday long weekend)

Rules of the park as set forth by the owner:
1)Waivers must be signed before entering the park. Everyone rides at their own risk. Know your limitations and do not exceed the capabilities of your vehicle.

2) NO alcoholic beverages or mind-altering substances allowed in the trail riding area. Cooler checks will happen. If you have alcohol in your cooler, you will be asked to leave your cooler at the front gate are to pick up on your way out. Failure to remove your cooler will result in your being turned away from wheeling on the property.

3) Litter laws are strictly enforced. Place litter in an appropriate trans can or "Pack it in pack it out"

4) "Tread Lightly". Ride only on established trails ONLY. Do NOT blaze your own trails, venture into the woods or in the area roped off for the firing range.

5) Do not remove or destroy trees, shrubs, plants or animals. We want them to remain for everyone to enjoy. Please use tree saver straps when winching. If there is a tree down across a trail, please do not create a new path around it. Either cut it or winch it out of the way and let the Marshalls know so it can be addressed during trail clean up

6) NO HUNTING OR SHOOTING ON PROPERTY

7) Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. If your dog is aggressive to people or other animals, please leave it at home.

8) Operating Hours are: 9-6. The park gates will CLOSE at 6 PM so please plan accordingly. If you experience a breakage or get stuck that will prevent you from being out of the park by 6, you need to call the Marshalls by 5:30 so someone can come and assist you or a plan can be made to get you out safely and you can return another day to extricate your vehicle. A number will be provided on a park map.

9)Excessive speed and reckless driving are not permitted. You will be asked to leave the park.

10) All operators of off road vehicles must have a valid driver's license and may be asked to present those by park officials or the Marshalls. NO one under age 18 will be permitted to drive a vehicle within the park.

11) Anyone under 18 will need to be with a parent or have a notarized permission form from a parent to ride in the park. Parents will need to sign a waiver at the park for their minor child. All children need to be under the supervision and control of their parents. PLEASE remind your child to stay away from between vehicles, vehicles being winched or tugged with a strap or spotted up an obstacle for the safety of your child.

12) Passengers in vehicles will all sign a waiver of liability.

13) Every passenger/driver in a vehicle must have a seatbelt and will be expected to wear them on park grounds at all times.

14) All vehicles must have a fully enclosed metal cab or roll cage of some sort, functioning seat belts, working 4-wheel drive, frame mounted tow points (NO WELDS), working communication (CB) and must be in good working order for the safety of the occupants of the vehicle as well as others on the trail with you/Marshalls trying to help you.

15) Be courteous of other drivers and Marshalls on the trail.

16) Failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the park will result in your being asked to leave the park or possibly being banned from the property. No refunds will be given.

17) No single vehicles wheeling alone. If you come to the park alone, please plan to join a group for your safety. Groups, please welcome single wheelers into your groups for the safety of all.

18) The park is not liable nor responsible for damage, loss, or theft of personal property or to your vehicle or visitors. You are participating at your own risk. If you choose to run your vehicle without insurance, please understand you will be financially responsible for injury to another individual or damage to their vehicle. A police report will be filed.

Lil Toe
Labadie, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 17:16  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
"14) All vehicles must have a fully enclosed metal cab or roll cage of some sort, functioning seat belts, working 4-wheel drive, frame mounted tow points (NO WELDS), working communication (CB) and must be in good working order for the safety of the occupants of the vehicle as well as others on the trail with you/Marshalls trying to help you."

This one is going to need more clarification. You realize most of us have "welded" tow points on our bolt on bumpers.

Also, will everyone need a CB (good luck with that, this is a major gripe among some) or just one or two people in a group?

suzjeep
Bloomsdale, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 17:21  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
If it's a junk weld that's going to break and kill everyone around, we'd rather avoid it. We just don't want to have to put a tow strap around an axel to help someone out.

If you don't have a CB or other form of communication and have an issue and the gates close at 6:00, he WILL close the gates if we haven't heard from you/can't find you.

Lil Toe
Labadie, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 17:26  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Fair enough, I'm just voicing the complaints I've heard so far when the rules made their first round.

suzjeep
Bloomsdale, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 17:27  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Basically, I guess we reserve the right to refuse to tug someone with unsafe tow points.
suzjeep
Bloomsdale, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 17:43  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Sorry. Typed in the wrong window.

Edited by - suzjeep on 8/27/2013 5:44:03 PM

Kage
, IL
Online Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 19:49  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Thank you for posting this!
suzjeep
Bloomsdale, MO
Club Member
Posted - 27 August 2013 20:33  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
NP. We were just waiting on confirmation on everything.
Stalker

In a Jeep
Down by the River, IL
MWJT President
Posted - 7 December 2013 17:48  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
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