Purchasing a Jeep opens the doors to so many fun adventures, as you join a nationwide group of drivers who like to head out on big adventures with a vehicle that is uniquely capable. You can embark on all kinds of new and exciting trail rides by joining a Jeep club, created by other Jeep enthusiasts.
What is a Jeep club, you ask?
First off, Jeep Clubs are a great place to learn the ins and outs of off-roading if you are new to the Jeep life and taking on trails. Joining a club with older/more experienced members and being open to advice will help you learn more that will make your time off-roading more enjoyable and safe at the same time. They will also help you have fun because they know just how to get the most out of every adventure.
Jeep Clubs in your area also have a wide variety of knowledge about the trails and places to take your Jeep off-roading, something you may not know on your own. Plus says Northpointe Jeep (Secenca, PA) joining a Jeep club can also potentially open the doors to riding areas that you cannot gain entry to on your own. You should know by now, that you should never go off-roading on your own. Becoming a member of a Jeep club makes it easy to find other people to hit the trails with, not just making it safer but also more fun! Many Jeep clubs are also active in their community, helping to keep the trails clean and hosting organized events that help improve the image of off-roading.
What should I look for in a Jeep Club?
What you should look for in a Jeep club totally depends on what you are interested in and what type of person you are. We suggest looking at the size of the clubs in your area. Larger clubs are typically more organized, offering a solid network of members that can easily be contacted. Smaller Jeep clubs are generally less organized but maybe less informal.
Age of members can also be a factor to consider. If you are new to the game, you should look for a club that has older members that can pass on their safe off-roading advice. If you have more experience, maybe look for a younger club that you could impart your knowledge upon.
You should also think about how much time you have to devote to the club. Some clubs require you may a certain amount of meetings or are able to participate in a certain amount of rides per month. How involved the club is in the community may be something that is important to you as well. Some clubs host community events/fundraisers and trail maintenance days that help support the local community. If philanthropy is important to you, finding a club that also makes it a priority would be a good idea.
Finally, the club’s philosophises. Some clubs belong to the state’s 4WD association and the national four-wheel association. Memberships to these organizations mean that those clubs subscribe to the basic philosophies of the Tread Lightly program.