Calendar

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.

Aug
27
Sun
Member Run – Bear Skulls @ Bear Skulls
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am

Bear Skulls

Description

Bear Skulls is a relatively new trail to the EOTB, having been opened by the club over the last few seasons. The trail gets its name from a pair of bear skulls we discovered perched on a rock next to the trail. While the trail has been negotiated by a stock 4-door JK, it is tight, and has several optional obstacles that will certainly challenge even the most modified vehicle. Among these optional obstacles there is a tight squeeze that has been known to tear soft tops, an arm-wrenching rock climb and the infamous waterfall, that still hasn’t been done without the use of a winch.

There is an extended section of the trail that features a steep climb, however the last several trips to the trail, we’ve had to skip it due to damage, or simply being late in the day.

Meeting Place

Meeting Location: Munford’s in Calabogie @ 10:00am
Map of Munford’s

Departure

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:30am (approximate)

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 fueled 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.

Sep
1
Fri
EOTB Labour Day Trail and Camp Adventure @ Mountain Chute Dam
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day

Description

This is a four day camping trip and trail run all rolled into one. In addition traveling 55km and hitting five of the most challenging trails the region has to offer, this event will feature on-trail rough camping. There will be no returning to the comforts of home between runs.

You must register to attend this event.

Treat this adventure as a 4+ trail run.

Restrictions

This event takes place on some very challenging trails with some of the most difficult obstacles. Damage is not only possible, but likely.

You must be self-sufficient. Each member attending the event must bring their own camping equipment, food, clothing and water. Do not assume that others will have items you may need or space to carry your equipment.

Limited Space

Due to limited space at some of the camping locations and the long nature of the event, we will be limiting the number of vehicles in attendance. We are still working out some of the logistics, and a more definitive limit will be announced shortly.

Itinerary

Friday, September 1st

Departure: 8:00pm

We will kick-off the event on Friday with a night run up the Crag Lake Front Door, adding a whole new dimension to this already challenging trail. We will setup camp at Crag Lake where there will be an opportunity for a night swim and some laughs by the camp fire.

Saturday, September 2nd

Departure: 10:30am

After tearing down camp and repacking our vehicles, we continue along the back door of Crag Lake and connect with the Sullivan Lake Trail. Sullivan Lake will be the second camping stop on our tour.

Sunday, September 3rd

Departure 10:30am

From Sullivan Lake, we will head east then south to the top of Evergreen Mountain. Here, there will be some time to play and explore the mountain top for new obstacles and play areas before heading down the narrow pass that leads to the lower shelf and eventually down the south side of the mountain to setup camp at Camp Canada. Please note, there is no lake or water source at this site. There is, however, a short distance down the road, a boat launch at Long Bay Lake.

Monday, September 4th

Departure: 10:30am

On this final day, we will make our way to The Quinn for our final trail of the weekend.

Mandatory Equipment

Each vehicle attending must have appropriate recovery equipment, tools and fuel to sustain their vehicle throughout the trip. In addition, sufficient camping gear, food and water for all of the passengers in their vehicle.

Fuel

While the trip take four days to complete, the total distance traveled is relatively short, therefore refueling should not be necessary. It is highly recommended, however, that you fill your fuel tank in Calabogie to avoid any unexpected fuel shortages.

Food

Each member attending is responsible to provide food for the passengers in their vehicle. Plan to bring foods that do not require refrigeration, as there will be no opportunity to obtain ice or other means of refrigeration along the way.

Guests

As there is limited space, this is a members-only event.

Registration

You must be an EOTB member and logged-in to register for this event.

Sep
10
Sun
Open Run – The Gorge @ The Gorge
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am

The Slide

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

Fuel

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

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome, however we request that you RSVP your intent.

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. Also, please ensure you submit the form by clicking Confirm Contribution at the bottom of the page.

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.

Sep
11
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Sep 11 @ 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

Sep
16
Sat
Adopt-a-Road Clean-up
Sep 16 all-day

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Description

A few years ago, the EOTB adopted a 2km stretch of Calabogie Road, Northeast of Munfords. Twice a year, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program, the EOTB take a crew out to clean-up garbage along the highway. The process usually takes less than two hours, and we end the day with a short trail run, likely the Calabogie Line.

Meeting Place

To avoid delays in getting to the trail, we will skip the Bells Corners meeting place, and meet directly in Calabogie at Munford’s.

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: We will begin the hoghway clean-up at 10:00am and depart for the trail once the highway clean-up is completed.

Requirements

Tow Points are mandatory for this trail. We also recommend you carry a tow strap and some shackles.

For the highway clean-up, we will provide garbage bags and rubber gloves, but recommend you bring your own gloves and wear high visibility clothing (bright colors).

Gas

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

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 insurance fee. This is collected at every trail run for non-members and is applied towards your $60.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Sep
29
Fri
EOTB Fall Camp
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day

Description

The EOTB will gather at Black Donald Tent and Trailer park to meet with good friends and enjoy a few days of wheeling as we near the end of the wheeling season. While the air will be cooler, and the nights a little crisper, we will warm our hands and feet by the camp fire and warm our hearts with friendly conversation and maybe a few laughs.

Booking a Site

For Fall Camp, it is your responsibility to book your site directly with Black Donald. You can do so by e-mail (general@blackdonaldtntpark.ca), or by calling Black Donald at 613-752-2513.

Registration

Once you have booked your site, please take a moment to register for the event. While you will be booking and paying for your site directly with Black Donald, registering with us will help us track who is attending and where we can find you.

Register Now

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, September 23rd and must depart by Noon on Sunday, September 25th unless you have booked an extended stay with Black Donald.

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 prefer to 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.

Oct
9
Mon
Pumpkin Pie Run – Lavant Lookout – Potluck
Oct 9 all-day


The annual Pumpkin Pie run will take us to a club favourite, Lavant Lookout, where we will feast!

A Potluck Feast!

For our feast at the Lookout, we will have a potluck which was a hit with the club last season and seems a fine way to celebrate Thanksgiving. As the date approaches, we will arrange food with the various members attending.

Meeting Place

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

Secondary Meeting Location: Hopetown, on Highway 511 just west of Wolf Grove Road.

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

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.

Fuel

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

Members only

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 or shared food, 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.

Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Oct 9 @ 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

Oct
15
Sun
Member Run – Sullivan Lake @ The Quinn
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am

Description

The Sullivan Lake Trail is a part of the Crag Lake trail system. The trail features several elevation changes, tight corners, large rocks and narrow ridges. One of the newer trails in the network, it has also proven to be one of the more challenging trails.

Meeting Place

In order to save time, we will skip the meeting place in Ottawa and meet in Calabogie.

Meeting Location: Munford’s in Calabogie

Map of Munford’s

Departure

Meeting Location: 9:30am

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.

Fuel

Please come to the meeting location fully fueled 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.