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Jun
25
Sun
Member Run – Sullivan Lake @ Sullivan Lake
Jun 25 all-day

Description

Sullivan Lake is one of the newer sections of the Crag Lake trail network. Connecting with the Crag Lake Back Door, it is similarly rocky, tight featuring some large rock formations. As with Crag Lake, the trail leads to a lake which is a great spot for lunch and possibly a swim.

Plan for a full day as traveling the full length of the trail can be a lengthy process. The terrain is very rocky, with some tight areas through the trees and a few ledges and ravines to keep things interesting.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Munford’s in Calabogie at 9:30am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at Munford’s in Calabogie at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving Munford’s no later than 10:00am.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. A lift and 33″ or larger tires is recommended for this trail.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This is a members only run. If you wish to invite a non-member, please contact the trail leader to confirm that this event is suitable for your guest.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Please note, that should the group choose to split, one group will remain on channel 4, the other will move to channel 16.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

Since this trail is long, and can take a full day, it is recommended you bring extra food, just in case, and they are forecasting hot weather, so bring extra water as well.

Jul
9
Sun
Open Run @ Upper Darling Line
Jul 9 all-day

Upper Darling

Description

The Upper Darling Line is an 8km stretch of road running NE from Highway 511 along a power line. The road itself is relatively flat and simple, with a few mandatory obstacles. While the road itself, is mostly flat, we will be deviating from the road to play on various hills and rocks along the way to add interest to the run. Some of the obstacles can be quite challenging providing some fun for the more modified vehicles.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome in limited numbers. Non-members should RSVP before coming out.

Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 insurance fee. This is an annual fee that is credited to your $60.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

To expedite the process, please complete and print the guest waiver form and bring it with you.

Guest Waiver Form

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

 

Jul
10
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

1365 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7, (613) 225-6887


Departure

Usually through the doors, but if you must windows will work. Just be prepared to pay the damages.


Tow Points

Necessary, only if you plan on eating too many wings.


Non-Members

Everyone is welcome, come on out and meet some of our members, ask questions.


CB Radios

You can turn it on if you’re lost, hopefully someone else in the club will be listening to spot you into the parking lot.


T-Shirts

You must have a shirt to be served. If you don’t have a t-shirt you can always purchase your highly sought after EOTB t-shirt from me. Please let me know if you would like one and I will bring it for you.

For more information, use the Feedback Form to contact the Ottawa Chapter Director

Jul
16
Sun
Member Run @ Lavant Lookout Back Door
Jul 16 all-day

Description

Lavant Lookout is a trail that leads scenic lookout near Lavant.  The trail is rocky, with some tight sections and a few muddy sections. For this run, we will also be running the back door which is tighter, steeper and features some large rocks of it’s own.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Members only for this run please. If you wish to bring a guest along, please contact us in advance.

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

Jul
22
Sat
Open Run @ The Gorge
Jul 22 all-day

The Gorge

Description

The Gorge trail is a stock-friendly hydro line trail located about an hour from Ottawa. The trail follows the hydro line access road making it ideal for new off-roaders and those who wish a gentle introduction to off-roading. There are many off-shoots and rock climbing opportunities that keep the trail interesting for novice and experienced drivers. All of the off-shoots return to the hydro line access road so drivers can try the obstacle or skip it without getting separated from the group.

Meeting Places

Primary Meeting Location

Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am (NE corner of Moodie and Robertson)

Secondary Meeting Location

Burnstown, intersection of Calabogie Road (508) and Burnstown Road (52) (at approx 10:15)

Requirements

Front and rear Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome in limited numbers. Non-members should RSVP before coming out.

Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 insurance fee. This is an annual fee that is credited to your $60.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

To expedite the process, please complete and print the guest waiver form (link below) and bring it with you.

http://www.eotb.ca/guest-waiver-form/

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4. No CB? Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

Jul
29
Sat
Recovery Seminar and Trail Leader Course @ To Be Annouhced
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Heading out on trail runs is why we are members of the EOTB and getting stuck is an inevitable part of that. This training day in two parts aims to ensure our members have proper knowledge of recovery techniques and to ensure that those members volunteering to lead trail events have the proper training to provide a positive experience for all in attendance.

These events are scheduled back-to-back, but are independent, and it isn’t necessary to stay for the trail leader course if you attend the extraction seminar.

Recovery Seminar

The EOTB recovery seminar will cover the proper use of recovery equipment including:

  • Tow Straps and Recovery Straps
  • Winches
  • Snatch Blocks
  • Jacks
  • Air Bags

The session will cover applicable safety measures, discuss what to look for in a recovery situation and various techniques applicable to common equipment.

Trail Leader Course

The aim of the trail leader course is to provide knowledge and share some of the club’s collective experience with those individuals that volunteer to lead the group. Individuals completing the course should gain an understanding of the skills, knowledge and experience to be an effective leader on the trail.

The course will cover topics such as:

  • Communications
  • Recovery Situations
  • Incident and Emergency Management
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Spotting
  • Environmental Considerations

Taking the course alone does not make you a trail leader, but is an important step in the process.

Registration

If you wish to attend the course, please complete the short form below.

Only EOTB members may register for this event. Please login to register.

Aug
4
Fri
Camp EOTB 2017 @ Black Donald Tent and Trailer Park
Aug 4 – Aug 7 all-day

Camp Banner web

Description

In accordance with tradition, Camp EOTB is being held in Calabogie at Black Donald Tent & Trailer Park. Camp EOTB is an opportunity for members to enjoy a weekend of off-roading, camping while fostering a sense of community among club members. This year, we continue the tradition of a club BBQ after the trails on Saturday, and each evening, a community bonfire will be lit for people to gather and share stories from the trail and otherwise discuss our shared off-road addiction.

For those who do not wish to camp, you are welcome to come up for the trail runs.

Directions

Once in Calabogie, take 508 west (passing Munford’s) travel till you reach Black Donald Road, turn right & drive straight through onto gravel road which leads into the campgrounds.  Please check-in at office and let them know you are with EOTB.

Arrival and Departure

Campers can arrive any time after 3pm on Friday, July 28th, and must depart by Noon on Monday, July 31st. If you wish to camp longer, you will need to contact Black Donald directly to arrange to extend your stay.

Fees

Fees for this year’s camp will be published soon.

Fuel

Fuel is available in Calabogie or at the marina at Black Donald. Please have your vehicle fueled and ready before the departure time of 10am each morning.

Non-Members

If you plan to invite non-members, you should confirm with an EOTB executive in advance. Space is limited, and we will give priority to members. In addition to camp fees, guests should bring a $25.00 guest fee per day which will be credited towards their $60.00 membership fee if they join. Please bring exact change.

Reservations Deadline

If you intend to attend camp, please complete the attached form and mail it, with your payment to the address specified by July 10th. Your spot for camp will not be reserved until payment is received. If payment was not received prior to July 20th, we will cancel your reservation.

Cancellation Deadline

Cancellation requests must be received no later than July 21st to get a full refund.

Aug
13
Sun
Open Run – Lower Darling Line @ Lower Darling Line
Aug 13 all-day

Lower Darling

Description

The Lower Darling Line stretch of Hydro access road running southwest from Highway 511. The road itself is relatively flat and simple, with a few mandatory obstacles and a narrow pass next to a pond near the exit. While the road itself, is mostly flat, we will be deviating from the road to play on various hills and rocks along the way to add interest to the run. While the trail is quite doable in a stock vehicle, some of the optional obstacles can be quite challenging providing some fun for the more modified vehicles.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot @ 9:00am

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown

Map of Hopetown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome in limited numbers. Non-members should RSVP before coming out.

Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 insurance fee. This is an annual fee that is credited to your $60.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

To expedite the process, please complete and print the guest waiver form and bring it with you.

Guest Waiver Form

Communications

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.

As we can never be certain what will transpire on the trail, we cannot guarantee a return time. Even though it is our intent to be off the trail at a reasonable time, come prepared for a long day with extra food and water.

Aug
14
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm

Wing Night BannerLocation

1365 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V7, (613) 225-6887


Departure

Usually through the doors, but if you must windows will work. Just be prepared to pay the damages.


Tow Points

Necessary, only if you plan on eating too many wings.


Non-Members

Everyone is welcome, come on out and meet some of our members, ask questions.


CB Radios

You can turn it on if you’re lost, hopefully someone else in the club will be listening to spot you into the parking lot.


T-Shirts

You must have a shirt to be served. If you don’t have a t-shirt you can always purchase your highly sought after EOTB t-shirt from me. Please let me know if you would like one and I will bring it for you.

For more information, use the Feedback Form to contact the Ottawa Chapter Director

Aug
19
Sat
Member Run – The Quinn @ The Quinn
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am

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Description

The Quinn is a club favourite, and one known as one of the most challenging trails in the region. The trail has seen a lot of wear and tear lately due to traffic. It is very rocky with rocky climbs and off-camber areas. In some areas even the bypasses can be challenging. This is a full day trail; there is a traditional lunch spot at top of the hill overlooking the lake. We usually go in the “back door” (north entrance) which makes the trail more challenging and exit via the “front door” (south entrance) over bridge.

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: Munford’s in Calabogie

Map of Munford’s

Departure

Meeting Location: 10:00am

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail.

This trail has some tight areas, and plenty of rock to navigate. Some lift, oversized tire and under-armour are recommended for this trail.

Gas

Please come to the meeting location fully fuelled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This trail run is open only to EOTB members in good standing.

CB Radios

Please tune your CB to channel 4.  No CB?  Bring your FRS radio tuned to channel 4.

Reminders

Remember to bring a lunch, plenty of water, boots, cameras and your sense of adventure. It is also recommended that you carry a tow strap and some shackles as basic extraction equipment.