Calendar

May
6
Sun
Open Run – 2018 Season Opener @ The Gorge
May 6 all-day

Description

The Gorge has been the traditional location of our Season Opener, and the tradition continues. The trail runs along a power line offering a variety of rocky obstacles to play on with the option of bypassing obstacles you don’t feel you, or your vehicle, are quite ready for. As the Season Opener usually attracts a large number of vehicles, please come prepared for a slow pace, with plenty of opportunity to socialize while watching your peers tackle the various obstacles. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members and take some great photos!

Should ground conditions be too wet, as they were last year, we may postpone the event to avoid damaging the trail or the access road.

Please keep an eye on the events calendar and watch for notices.

Meeting Place

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

Map of Loblaws Bells Corners

Secondary Meeting Location: Burnstown, intersection of Calabogie Road (508) and Burnstown Road (52). Be prepared to join the rolling convoy as we pass through.

Map of Burnstown

Departure

Primary Meeting Location: 9:30am

Secondary Meeting Location: 10:15am (approximate)

Requirements

Front and rear tow points are mandatory for this trail.

Fuel

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

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 guest fee. This is credited to your $60.00 membership fee if you join. Please bring exact change.

Members

If you have not yet renewed your membership for the 2018 season, please come prepared to renew your membership with one of the members of the executive.

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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

 

May
12
Sat
Member Run – Lavant Lookout @ Lavant Lookout
May 12 all-day

Description

Lavant Lookout is a trail that leads to a scenic lookout near Lavant.  The trail is rocky, with some tight sections and a few muddy sections. There is a rock garden, known as the mine field, that requires careful navigation before reaching the top.

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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

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.

May
14
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
May 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

May
18
Fri
First Annual EOTB Outcast Run @ Rausch Creek Off Road Park
May 18 – May 21 all-day

A number of EOTB members are planning a trip south of the border for a weekend of wheeling at the Raush Creek Off Road Park in Pennsylvania (not to be confused with Transylvania, we’re not expecting you to ship your Jeep to Romania). It’s a long weekend trip, but a great venue.

Location

Rausch Creek Off Road Park is located in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. That’s about 650km from Ottawa with an expected travel time between 7 and 10 hours.

Trail Types

Rausch Creek offers 3000 acres of trails, with trails for every skill modification level. You can look at the trail system map for more details.

On the trails you can expect to find:

  • Frog Hole (well, it’s a mud hole, but you’ll see)
  • Rocks, lots of em!
  • Maintained trails (no need for a chainsaw)
  • Pets (bring your dog!)
  • No bugs
  • No snakes

Requirements

  • You will be crossing the border, so you require a passport.
  • Food and Beverages. The group usually stops at Walmart in Watertown for provisions around 9am, then drive from there.
  • Standard gear: Winch, tow hooks, tow strap, tools and a spare tire (Norm has had 3 flat tires on 5 trips to RC).
  • A full tank of gas is required in the trail vehicle on arrival at the park. One tank should be sufficient for the whole weekend of wheeling, but gas is available at the truck stop 20 minutes from the park.
  • It is highly recommended that people travel in pairs.

It is strongly recommended that you have a way of pulling r towing your trail vehicle. This will ensure you can get it home if something breaks down.

Accommodations

There is free camping available. However, there are no amenities such as water, electricity or bathrooms (only outhouses). For those who require a little more pampering, motels are available at the nearest town (approximately 10 minutes away).

Other amenities, however, include a flex ramp, air and a group photo area. Nearby, there is also the Hershey Village (90 minutes drive) and a 6.4 acre Cabellas store (also about 90 minutes away).

Fees

While we are traveling to the park as a group, you are responsible for paying your own fees. For information about fees, visit the Rausch Creek Membership page.

Itinerary

Saturday

We will arrive at the park office by 8am to purchase our daily passes. We will begin by exploring the area for those not familiar with the park and return to camp for lunch. We will return to the park for the afternoon and ride the trails until dinner.

In the evening, we will enjoy a communal bonfire where we will have an opportunity to relax, chat, laugh and maybe look over some of the local rigs and how they’re setup.

Sunday

Once again, we will arrive at the park office by 8am to purchase our daily passes. We will then split off and do buddy runs. For those who want an easier day, they can do mild (green/blue) trails, and for those who want a challenge, they can hit the harder (purple/red) trails.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Norm and Ben by completing the form below.

May
26
Sat
Member Run – Crag Lake South (Cragacon)
May 26 – May 27 all-day

Description

Crag Lake is one of the club’s favourite trails with challenging rock climbs ending at a very scenic lakeside. The trail, however, also branches off to the south where the terrain becomes even rockier and more challenging. Damage is likely on this trail.

This is an overnight event with limited enrollment that will include overnight camping.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:00am

Given the length of the trail, we will forego the usual meeting spot in Bells Corners and meet at The Bogie General Store at the intersection of Highways 508 and 511.

Departure

We will be leaving no later than 9:30am.

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 fueled 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.

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 we will be camping, bring a tent, sleeping bag and enough food and water to sustain you for two full days. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jun
10
Sun
Open Run – Adopt-a-Road Clean-up @ The Bogie General Store
Jun 10 all-day

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Description

The EOTB has adopted a 2km stretch of Calabogie Road, northeast of The Bogie General Store. Twice a year, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program, the EOTB take a crew out to clean-up garbage along that 2km stretch. 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 The Bogie General Store.

Departure

We will meet at 10:00am to begin the highway clean-up.

Primary Meeting Location: We will 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). Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Gas

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

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome. Please bring cash or cheque for the $25.00 guest 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.

Jun
11
Mon
Ottawa Wing Nights @ ChancesR Restaurant
Jun 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

Jun
16
Sat
Member Run – The Quinn @ The Quinn
Jun 16 all-day

Description

The Quinn is a club favourite and 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: The Bogie General Store at 9:30am

Map of the Bogie General Store

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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.

Jun
23
Sat
Member Run – The First Climb @ Evergreen Mountain
Jun 23 all-day

Description

Evergreen Mountain is the newest of the trails in the Crag Lake trail system. It extends past Sullivan Lake to climb Evergreen Mountain and exit down the south side. The trail offers large rocks, several changes in altitude, a tight ravine known as the Can Opener and stunning views along the way.

For the first time ever, we will attempt to climb this beast from the south side. Given this new approach to the trail, there is risk of damage and a high likelihood it will be a long day.

Meeting Place

Primary Meeting Location: The Bogie General Store at 9:30am

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

Departure

We will be leaving 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 fueled and ready to roll.

Non-Members

This is a members only run.

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
8
Sun
Open Run – Darling Line @ Upper Darling Line
Jul 8 all-day

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 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 guest fee. This 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. Bug spray and sunscreen may also be wise.