EVENT - Foundations of Four Wheeling Course
Set the date of wdabc.ca/events/fraser-valley-foundations-of-four-wheeling-mar262022" target="_blank">March 26, 2022 aside for the wdabc.ca/cpages/4wdfoundations" target="_blank">Foundations of Four Wheeling course being held between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm near Harrison Mills. Taught by qualified instructors from the 4 Wheel Drive Association of BC, the course will take you through the basics and help make you comfortable in your off-road vehicle in a variety of common situations and obstacles.
The cost of the course is $125 and you must be a member of the association to attend. wdabc.ca/how-to-join" target="_blank">New memberships are available at a cost of $30.
From the course description:
Course topics include trip planning/preparedness for an afternoon adventure, understanding your vehicle while looking at it in a 360-degree view, trail safety and etiquette, the importance of airing down, trail driving, and if time permits, simple recovery.
In this day-long class, you will safely learn with our trained instructors in a controlled real-world environment. On-trail skills you’ll learn include how to pick a line, spotting, hill climbing and descent, off-camber (side-hill), and driving in different terrain conditions, to name a few. Our classes are small, allowing you to interact with the other students and share your experiences while learning from each other, and you will be encouraged to practice each of your new skills in our Hands-On training style.
The day will conclude with learning the basics of vehicle recovery using a recovery strap, important post-trip procedures, and airing up before heading home.
By the end of the course, you will gain confidence in yourself and a better understanding of your vehicle, allowing you to head out on your adventures and be safer.
Thanks for the plug :)
March 26, as well as the Essentials of Off-Road Recovery course on the 27th, are actually sold out at this point. I believe there may be space left in November, and I know there are a couple slots open for Apex in September, if someone wants to make a road and camping trip out of it. We're coming to the Cowichan Lake area in April, Kamloops in May, and we're trying to set up dates for Prince George and the Kootenays this year as well.
We could honestly run these things weekly, they're so popular... but we're all volunteers and just don't have enough trainers to do that. With that in mind, we're planning a "Train the Trainer" course for sometime in the fall to expand our roster.
This is great to hear!
I've been involved in the Driver Training business here in BC since 1987, and it's always been evident that proper instruction on off-road techniques and properly operating AWD vehicles has been hard to find.
So it's no surprise that you're already finding yourselves overbooked. Keep the shiny side up!