THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT APEX MOUNTAIN RESORT NEAR HEDLEY, BC.
The focus of the first course of this series, “Foundations of Four-Wheeling,” is to take you through the very basics and help make you comfortable in your off-road vehicle in a variety of common situations and obstacles.
Course topics include trip planning/preparedness for an afternoon adventure, understanding your vehicle while looking at it in a 360-degree view, trail safety and etiquette, the importance of airing down, trail driving, and if time permits, simple recovery.
In this day-long class, you will safely learn with our trained instructors in a controlled real-world environment. On-trail skills you’ll learn include how to pick a line, spotting, hill climbing and descent, off-camber (side-hill), and driving in different terrain conditions, to name a few. Our classes are small, allowing you to interact with the other students and share your experiences while learning from each other, and you will be encouraged to practice each of your new skills in our Hands-On training style.
The day will conclude with learning the basics of vehicle recovery using a recovery strap, important post-trip procedures, and airing up before heading home.
By the end of the course, you will gain confidence in yourself and a better understanding of your vehicle, allowing you to head out on your adventures and be safer.
BE SURE TO BRING:
- Bug spray
- Clothing for outdoor conditions (warm, rain-proof coat and pants; hiking or mud boots as appropriate to the weather)
- Work gloves
- Lunch / Snacks / Non-alcoholic Beverages
- Pen & Paper
- TP/Toiletries - NO FACILITIES AVAILABLE ON SITE
No additional equipment is required, although we strongly recommend you have a full-size spare. Part of the day will be learning about the types of tools available, to help you with your own purchasing decisions. You're welcome to bring and ask questions about any other equipment you already own, particularly air-down/air-up tools.
Cost of this event is $125 for current 4WDABC individual members. Each person attending will require their own ticket. This will be a very busy and action-packed day, so please, no children or pets.
To sign up as a new member ($30) or renew your membership ($25) visit https://www.4wdabc.ca/cpages/individual. Your membership/renewal will be active immediately upon receipt of payment, after which you may return to this page.
COVID-19 NOTE: We will be practicing physical distancing as best we can throughout the day. We respect everyone's own choice whether or not to wear PPE. We will have hand sanitizer available but encourage you to carry your own.