Trail Ride Event and Campground Rules

1. Woods open at 9:00 a.m.

2. The speed limit in the campground is five (5) mph.

3. The speed limit on the road to the woods is fifteen (15) mph.

4. Stay on the designated road to and from the woods.

     a. Stay out of mud holes.

     b. Stay out of ALL row crop fields.

5. Upper Tiff’s Trench is off-limits (different landowner).

     a. Area is marked off.

6. Land boundaries are marked.

     a. Respect boundaries.

7. Woods close at 8:00 pm

​     a. If your vehicle cannot return to camp by 8:00 p.m., leave it and return to camp. The vehicle will sit until the next day.

     b. Vehicles returning between 8:00-10:00 p.m. will be parked for the rest of the weekend.

         i. If you are camping for the event, you can camp, but your vehicle will not be allowed back in the woods for the rest of the event. 

         ii. The chairperson of the event has the final say on the matter but will be required to report to the board on their decision.

     c. If you return with your vehicle after 10:00 p.m., you will be excluded from any trail rides for a one (1) year period. 

          i. Appearance before the board with an explanation is required to reinstate your attendance.

8. No littering in the woods and campground.

     a. Pick up after yourself in the campground and the woods.

     b. Bring out what you bring in.

     c. If you see garbage, pick it up (even if it is not yours).

A huge THANK YOU to those who already do this! We see you doing this and are grateful!

     d. Make sure your guests, kids, and/or pets are picked up after.​

     e. Do not throw garbage, including aluminum cans, bottle tops, or glass bottles in burn barrels or fires.

     f. Take your garbage with you when you leave. There is NO on-site garbage pick-up.

9. Dogs must always be leashed. This is for the dog’s safety and the safety of others.

     a. Clean up after your dogs (no one wants to step in dog 💩!)

10. Keep an eye on children at the campsite. 

​     a. Heavy machinery poses a threat to littles.

11. Alcoholic beverages are allowed. YOU are required to use good judgment.

​     a. Drink responsibly. 

     b. If you are deemed excessively intoxicated in the woods:

​          i. You will be escorted out and your vehicle left until you are deemed sober enough to retrieve it.

          ii. Someone else who is sober can drive it back to camp for you.

     c. If you are deemed excessively intoxicated in the campground and are a nuisance, you will be sent to your campsite.

     d. No drinking and driving away from the campground onto the highway.

12. Unruly and/or threatening conduct (fighting, physical harm, property damage, threats of harm, etc.) will result in you being sent to your campsite to cool down and sober up for the night.

13. Unruly conduct may result in punitive action for which you may be required to appear before the board.​​

     a. Such conduct could lead to suspension or dismissal from events and/or the Club.

14. These rules extend to guests; guests are the inviter’s responsibility.

​     a. Inviters are subject to punitive action because of their guests’ conduct.

15. Everyone attending a trail ride event is a representative of the Rochester Rough Riders, even if you are not a member. Because you are attending our event, you are associated with the Club. Please represent our Club in the most positive light possible.

16. Everyone attending a trail ride event MUST have a wristband.

      a. If you do not have a wristband, go to the trailer, and get checked in. 

17. No vehicles in the pavilion. This is a common area for people to gather, not a garage.

When In The Woods

  1. Always be aware of your surroundings. 
  2. Watch for other vehicles, and exercise caution and courtesy when riding. Don’t assume you are easily seen!
  3. If you see a vehicle stopped, check to see if they are ok.
    • Use a thumbs-up signal to the person asking if they are okay. If you get a thumbs-up back and they’re ok; you can continue.
    • Otherwise, help if you can, even if it is to find someone who can help.
    • Make sure no one is left behind.
  4. Club members can and will enforce anything that may be a safety threat or a violation of our regulations. 
  5. Stay on the trails within the boundaries of the Woods. Stay out of any areas roped off by caution tape.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Chairperson or Co-Chair of the event or to a Club Member