The First Annual UTV Jamborees was a huge success!
Held August 13-15 in Marysvale Utah, the Jamboree boasted over 400 rigs and 27 Vendors on Vendor row. While the rest of the world was wilting in the summer heat the Jamboree gathered at at starting elevation of 5800 feet and it was all uphill from there. Each day experienced guides took us through high desert terrain, past alpine meadows and lakes into the high country where the trails topped out around 11,000 feet….You can get COLD at 11,000 feet even in August!
Each day riders lined up to a Pancake breakfast and then launched onto the trail at around 8:30 am to spend the best part of the day on the trails and return to the event HQ around 4pm. Live Music, BBQ, Kids games and UTV Tug-o-war were a few of the after riding events. A UTV Drive in Movie played “Cars” and the kids all sprawled on the lawn to watch. The city park chosen as the venue was perfect. Nice shade trees, lawn, picnic pavilion. Plenty of room for Vendors and UTV parking.
The best part is that the entire town is open riding, no tags required. No trailering at all, just unload and ride the entire time you are here. Two large RV parks and several motels and lots of cabin rentals as well as some very nice B&Bs make it easy to setup camp.
The Jamboree was a FREE event with no registration fee required. Of course that doesn’t mean that you left town with all of your pennies. Meals were ala cart, hosted by the local EMS or Boy scouts and you donated what you feel its worth. But if you attended the evening dinners there were loads of great door prizes given away each night and the food wasn’t too bad either. Of course the ubiquitous souvenir T-shirts, hats, and hoodies were available. If you needed new shocks, no problem Zbros racing was installing them and if tires were on the menu MTA was giving free demo rides on ITPs new Baja Cross tires and MotoSports Alloys had plenty of tires and wheels on hand including mounting and installation. MCX Turbo was giving demo rides that would do more than blow your hair back.
If you have not had the chance to ride the Paiute Trail yet mark next August on the calendar and join us in Marysvale. The trails here go on forever and the scenery is fantastic and the event is well managed and executed with plenty ofentertainment for everyone.
For more information check out www.UTVJam.com.If you are interested in a riding this year there is still the ATV Jamboree Sept 14-18 in Richfield. Its slowly being taken over by UTVs and its great riding with similar atmosphere and events. www.ATVJam.com. We go to both, you can too!
By Shannon Bushman. Shannon is from Marysvale and is the author of the “Paiute ATV Trial Guide”. He can found driving recklessly and shooting video for XXXoffroad. Check out XXXoffroadTV on the front pageof XXXoffroad.com.
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