Why wouldn’t you want to join a Jeep off-roading club if you are a Jeep enthusiasts would be a better question to ask. Really, there is no reason why not to join one and many reason why you should. For one thing, you have the chance to interact with likeminded individuals that share your passion of off-roading in Jeeps! But there are other reasons that can be just as beneficial. If you are new to off-roading, joining a jeep off-roading club is a great way to learn the basics of 4 wheeling. Other members are more than happy to familiarize you with trail etiquette, 4-wheeling tips, and safety.
Jeep off roading clubs give a person the opportunity to improve their off roading skills while learning about new trail available. Not only that, but by being a member of a club you can possibly gain access to trails you never knew existed and can only gain access to by being a member. It also gives you other members to go off roading with! Then you have the team aspect. When it comes to fighting for the rights of off roaders, numbers matter as well as voices. By being a part of an organized group your voices are heard much louder when it comes to fighting for trails to stay open that are at risk of being shut down. Also, as a group, you gain a better ability to improve the image of all off roaders.
When considering joining a Jeep off roading organization, determine what it is you are seeking to gain by joining. Look at the size of the club – are you looking for a smaller size club with the ability to get to know the other members on a more personal level, or are you looking at a larger network. You may also want to take into consideration the average age of the members. Depending on your comfort level, you may rather join a group that is closer in your age range. The younger the members, generally the more challenging the trails are that they travel. Older member clubs though have a tendency to travel further away from home due to having more free time available to them.
If you do not have a lot of free time on your hands, you probably shouldn’t join a club that requires a lot of participation. Some clubs mandate meetings and group activities to be a member so take your time availability into consideration before joining a club that requires a lot of it.
How actively is the club you are considering joining going out on trails or hosting events. How much travel is involved and how many are required. These things will make a huge difference in your decision in choosing the right Jeep off road club you want to join. Not only that but community involvement as well. Local charities and fun raising may be requirements in order to become a member, so make sure you will be able to commit to the requirements when choosing the right Jeep Off roading club for you.
Jeep has a very extensive amount of off roading clubs throughout the world so it isn’t hard to find one that suits your needs and in your area or region. In closing, take into consideration the clubs group philosophies and make sure the match your beliefs of what off roading should be.