Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive – Bangor, Maine

Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive
In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive located in Bangor, Maine. The Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive club was suggested by Mike Reynolds and Greg Miller. If you know of a group we haven’t featured yet, please let us know and we will add it to our list. Please provide the URL with your suggestion. If the site does not have a current website, give us some background information on it and the address and we will get it posted.

Here is some information about Penobscot Valley 4-Wheel Drive from their official website:

The club is often referred to as PV4WD and is a group of Jeep owners. This non-profit group is simply a group of friends who enjoy the sport of offroading. They are very active in the fight to keep the sport legal and work to educate the public and to preserve the environment as much as possible. They are also very active in charity work, such as food drives.

Those who want to join will have to pay the annual member dues, which is $15 for a single screen name and $20 for two screen names. Usually this is when a couple want to be part of the club. The membership lasts for an entire year. There are stickers and decals that you can buy to add to your vehicle, and it is encouraged that those who join live in Penobscot County, as that is where most of the events take place, though there are members from other areas. All makes, models, and years of Jeeps are welcome.

You can register for the club right on the site, see how they ride, see members’ rigs, and even find youtube videos. There are club requirements listed; while this is an easy going club, there are still rules to follow and Jeeps need to be equipped a certain way. There is also a forum where members can connect to each other and a gallery.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. Hello, my name is Trish … aka … Doc, President and Admin of PV4WD … l would personally like to that you, Mike and Greg for showing support to our Club.

    We are a Family friendly group, who no call themselves FAMILY. Just today we gathered at my home to have a small wrenching party to work on 3 of our members rigs, it just what we do.

    Again … l jut want to thank you for all that you do for the OHV community!!!



  2. I don’t live in Penobscot County but I’m only about 5 miles from the county line. I checked out the club requirements and they all seemed perfectly reasonable to me. I’ve been looking for a club to join and this one seems to fit the bill. I’ve been watching some of the clips too and I am impressed with all I’ve seen and read. It’s great that you have clubs and events posted here. I used to have to hunt for them and that can be pretty time consuming. Appreciate it!


  3. Couples is good. I don’t Earline would be too fond of being the wife of a member since she’s the one who got me hooked and Jeeps and all the possibilities of the great outdoors. She’s actually much more capable on the dicier side of off road than I am. She’s been a good teacher but her 12 year head start is hard to catch up with!


  4. Never been to Maine, but I’d sure like to make the trip. It’s a ways from N.C. but might make a nice vacation. I haven’t had one in 4 years and if I don’t take one this year I’ll start losing vacation time. I will not be letting that happen. It’s good to know where I’ll be welcome when I do get there. Haven’t checked out their Facebook page yet but I’ll get that done soon as I’m done here.


  5. PLEASE … everyone feel free to come check us out … we are a great family orientated group … love to have the whole family out

    and Jed … as soon as you know you are coming email me @ and we will make sure we are planning on a good run!!

    Trish … aka… Doc
    Admin and Pres


  6. I went to Penobscot Valley to ski this past winter. It’s a beautiful area for sure. I’ll be looking for a chance to get back to there with my Jeep. It’s hard to tell just what it looks like when it’s covered in snow.


  7. We’ve driven through Bangor on our way to Bar Harbor. We love the state and find ourselves there several times during the year.


  8. Hit the wrong key and didn’t get to finish my comments. We’ve been skiing, Jeeping and never miss the state fair in late July. We live in upstate New York, in sight of the Canadian border. It’s a great area to live in and the nearby states and sites are ideal reasons for weekend trips. I’ve heard of the PV4WD club but never had the pleasure of meeting anyone. Maybe next trip down I’ll give a shout.


  9. Sounds like a right friendly bunch if I can gauge that by Trish! I do have to wonder where the moniker ‘Doc’ came from. Somehow I bet that’s an interesting story.


  10. Hey Austin, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. We ski the valley as often as we can in the winter and the rest of the year we’re back with our CJ7 looking for a different point of view. The area has a variety of terrains available and each trip is an adventure anew.


  11. well Deek … not that interesting … when l started the clubs a few years back all my staff were either military or retired military … l being an EMT, in the military Medics … were called Doc

    so the name stuck … now they still call me Doc because l carry my EMT bag in my Jeep and l am the one that fixes all the people boo-boos

    l wish it was because l am a Jeep mechanic but not so … my members usually fix the Jeep boo-boos that l can’t

    one of the great things about this club … you can always guarantee that we have at least one wrench fest a week … we always get together to solve each others problems … we always have a grand old time when we do

    Trish … aka … Doc


  12. im building a 1965 cj5 and would like to find someone that has a set of 35×12.50x15s that i could try on my jeep to see if there is clearance for them also have questions about a v-8 swap it has a 225 right now thanks


Leave a Reply to Roger Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s