2019 Mid-Atlantic Rally (MAR): Wheatland Farm, Giles County Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Rally 2019
Dates: October 3 - 6, 2019
Location: 100 Hoges Orchard Ln, Pembroke, VA 24136
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Burn Ban in effect for all of Giles County. No campfires for the MAR. Propane cooking grills and charcoal grills with lids are approved. Fire inside closed structures with a chimney are also approved (example: Chimineas and closed barrel stoves).
Registration is open! Early Bird registration lasts through September 15th. This includes the reduced price of $99 and includes a free t-shirt. Registrations after September 15th will cost $120 and will not include a free t-shirt.
Participants within the same family membership can bring an extra vehicle for the cost of $25.
Please make sure you read "The Rules" before registering.
There will be trails available for all skill levels.
Beginner / Stock Trucks (over 8 miles of fire roads)
Intermediate / Modified Trucks
Intermediate to Advanced / Modified Trucks
Remember – TREAD LIGHTLY
All trail rides will be guided. (We are seeking volunteers to be guides!)
We are pleased to announce that the property manager will again allow us to travel through the lower fields across the street from the rally camp area to gain improved access to the trails. This negates the need to drive the 7 miles to the top of the mountain and enter there like we have done in years past. The lower fields will be stocked with cows and as a condition of this access, we must have guides escort trucks. Please remain with the group guides and be respectful of the property owner and his livestock to ensure that we are able to hold future events here.
Finally, ROAV is not responsible for the safety or vehicle recovery of any attendee that sneaks off without a guide and finds themselves all alone and in a tough spot.
This year we hope to expand slightly on the events. We will continue to host the Rovers North sponsored RTV course. We will also add to this a Blind Race and a Tire Change Race. We will also be giving prizes to the person that drives the farthest to attend the rally and the person that drives the farthest in a Series Land Rover. Details, sponsorship, and prizes for these events will be announcement soon. They are all planned for Saturday afternoon.
Keep an eye on our event schedule page to see updates as we get confirmation from our sponsors.
Primitive camping is available onsite. Tents, campers, and trailers are all allowed. The short road in to the rally area may not be friendly to over-sized rigs (large RV’s or 5th wheel trailers) but standard sized campers and trailers should have no problem. Flat ground is at a premium, so please plan ahead and bring plenty of leveling blocks.
There are no electricity or plumbing facilities. Port-a-Loos will be provided.
There is access to a hose bib that is attached to a natural spring. This was used in the past to supply drinking water for livestock. The water source has not been tested by health authorities but locals drink the water – and so does Bob Steele – if that is any measure of suitability.
Generators are allowed. Rally participants should remember to be courteous with generators and mindful of the noise. We ask that all generators be shut down by 11:00pm.
Hotel accommodations can be found nearby at Mountain Lake Hotel or at any of the various hotels in Blacksburg, VA. Rally participants are on their own if they wish to secure a hotel room and these costs are not included in the cost of registration. Please keep an eye on the Virginia Tech football schedule. Currently, Virginia Tech is scheduled to play an away game that weekend in Miami. That said, there may be other events scheduled at the University that weekend and hotel options may be limited. You are encouraged to book early.
A caterer will be on site providing meals for Saturday evening. The cost of meals is $25 per adult and $15 per child. Please pre-purchase meal tickets as there will only be a limited amount of on-site ticket sales for meals.
Early Bird registration gets one short sleeve t-shirt include with your registration. Extra t-shirts are available for purchase for $20. Please note that after September 15th, t-shirts quantities will be limited and we may not have a large availability in all sizes for sale at the event.
Campfires are not allowed at each campsite due to current weather and fire conditions. Check in with Rally Control to stay informed on current fire conditions.
Raffle tickets will be sold on site. We are already getting some great items in from our sponsors such as;
Jaguar / Land Rover North America
Alloy & Grit
Series Defender Outfitters
Pets are allowed. Please remember to be courteous and safe with your pets and keep them leashed at all times.
LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
Follow this link to learn more about the area that hosts the MAR.
MAR Trail Prep
Other dates will be announced once we see how much work we get done in August.
Please bring chain saws, loppers, metal blade weed whackers and any other trail clearings tools you have in the shed. If we can get enough help, we hope to create a new long trail along the edge of the property to give us an additional loop.