In keeping with trying to bring to the forefront all of the available off roading groups around the state, I bring to you today Ocean State Jeepsters located in Rhode Island. The Ocean State Jeepsters was suggested to us by John Benton. If you know of a group that 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 address and we will get it posted.
Ocean State Jeepsters is a non-profit organization. It seeks to advance four-wheeling as a safe, enjoyable, and environmentally responsible outdoor sport. Trail rides are regularly hosted and there are lots of social events for members. The group also works to expand land access through private partnerships, public education, and legislators.
Anyone who is 18 or over and wants to know more about four-wheeling is welcome to join. An application and registration form must be completed for the online forum to be eligible for membership and it has to be approved by the Secretary. After a provisional member attends 2 club events and a quarterly business meeting, they are voted into membership. There are dues, and these dues are decided at the first of every year and are due annually. Dues are $50 if someone joins between January and June and $25 for those who join after June.
The group has a Facebook page located at Ocean State Jeepsters: www.facebook.com/Ocean.State.Jeepsters. The group has been in place since Jul 2007 and has full membership to the Northeast Association of 4WD clubs and wishes to protect and promote the environment. They are also members of Treat Lightly, which helps promote responsible outdoor recreation. The group also belongs to the Blue-Ribbon Coalition which helps to protect the environment and promote public use that is responsible. They are very active in charity work such as with the Make-A-Wish foundation.