What we're about

***This is a Virtual 4x4 Group***
The purpose of the group is to provide a semi orgainized forum for creating offroad adventure meetups. Particularly for people with road legal 4X4 off road vehicles. Some of the adventures may require a bit of highway driving to get there. And many will be point-to-point, non-loop.

Initially, we intend to schedule at least one meetup run per month, somewhere fairly close to Phoenix. There may be additional runs posted outside of the greater Phoenix area. As well as the possibility of overnight camping trips. It will all depend on how active each and every member becomes.

Since this is a Virtual club, there are no real rules, however there are certain guidelines:

1. When on the trail always remember to T.R.E.A.D. Lightly ( http://treadlightly.org/ )!
*Travel and recreate with minimal impact.
*Respect the environment and the rights of others.
*Educate yourself, plan and prepare before you go.
*Allow for future use of the outdoors, leave it better than youfound it.
*Discover the rewards of responsible recreation.

2. Don't drink and drive. A cold one at the end of the trail is perfectly acceptable. Getting smashed while driving down the trail only gives 4 wheelers a bad reputation.

3. While taking part in one of our runs, please, do not engage in any type of target shooting. As for bringing along a firearm, if your situation allows for you to own, carry and/or transport a firearm legally, then not a problem to bring it along.

4. Please provide your First and Last name in your profile. You may also use both partners first names and a last name as well.

SDW Legal Information:

The Sonoran Desert Wheelers is a "Virtual" club. There isn't a President, VP, Treasurer or Secretary. The SDW is and most likely always will be only semi organized. Our website provide as much organization as there most likely ever will be. If organization (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.) is what you desire, we suggest you look at the Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs web site http://asa4wdc.org/ ... ( http://asa4wdc.org/ ) and find an organized club that suits you. This does not mean that you cannot be a part of the SDW; anyone and everyone can belong.

Trail Runs/Trip Reports:
By participating in trail runs planned through SDW, you are permitting the use of your name, nickname, and any photos taken of your person or vehicle during the run to be used in conjunction with associated trip reports. You must make it known to the group at the beginning of each trail run if you do not wish for your name, nickname, person or vehicle used in any text or photos.

Disclaimer & Assumption of Risk/Liability:
The Sonoran Desert Wheelers (SDW), is a non-established, not for profit, nonofficial club. The SDW is simply a collaboration of individuals sharing a common interest. The SDW and it's members cannot be held accountable for the actions of any member of the SDW. Off roading, like all sports have inherent risks and dangers. All participants (on behalf of him or herself and his/her minor children) are responsible for their own safety during events, voluntarily accepts any and all risks of injury, harm, medical conditions, or property damage, assumes all liabilities, and waives any and all damages against SDW (including its organizers, hosts, and members).

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