View Full Version : Group Ride???

11-22-2001, 11:57 AM
Hello Everyone,

I have noticed that lots of us are from the KY, TN etc area. I was wondering, if sometime in the near future if you guys would like to all get together for an EXRiders group ride at Turkey Bay at Land Between the Lakes. If you guys are interested, lets set up a date and time. I for one think that it would be an awesome thing and would be fun. We could all finally put a face with the screen name and a first hand look at the quads in the sigs. What do you guys think?

Tommy 17
11-22-2001, 12:50 PM
I would go if i can find a ride anyone goin from pa or ny stop and the way and get me haha ;)

11-22-2001, 01:32 PM
LOL:rolleyes: I just wanna go on a group ride. I think it would be great.

11-22-2001, 03:56 PM
Sounds cool to me, its only a two hour drive for me to get to turkey bay. Also crhye250r, I sent you a private message about your 250R, just wondering if you got it.

Winged Warrior
11-22-2001, 07:57 PM
Ride in Ky? YEA!!:p

11-22-2001, 08:05 PM
Lets get this setup guys. If we can get several of us to go this will be great.

Adam F
11-22-2001, 08:07 PM
If I can ever get some time off of work, I would love to go.

11-22-2001, 08:13 PM
I will help get everything set up if you guys will come. We can discuss dates on here.

11-22-2001, 08:31 PM
my dad and i were planning a trip but the problem is im to young to ride anything over a 90 and i ride a 400ex so im kinda screwed

11-22-2001, 08:35 PM
Well, if you have someone buy you a admit tag, you can ride. All the guys at the gates do is check your quads for the tags. Just have someone over 16 buy your tag.

11-22-2001, 10:43 PM

11-22-2001, 11:16 PM
This is all to SWEET! Im in. And like crhye250r said, all you have to do is get someone thats "legal" to sign the release form for ya. My dad signs mine for me since im only 15 and have my 250 stocker :rolleyes: lol. Anything I can do to help ya out Rhye? If so just PM me or somin. Got MSN Messenger? Lets actually get the First Official EXRiders.com Ride up and goin here. Should we make it like a 3 day thing from Fri-Sun since you can camp there and all or what? Just throwin out some ideas ;)

11-22-2001, 11:27 PM
are we wanting to do this soon or wait until next spring? The weather around here is getting pretty "iffy" from week to week. Wont be too much longer it will be turning off real cold.

11-22-2001, 11:48 PM
I think we should plan it in the Spring some weekend. That way the weather is warm and people can plan ahead and get time off work and stuff. You get the point. We should set it sometime in the Spring though, that (in my opinion) would be the best thing to do. I probably wont be able to go back til then anyways as well. We should get an approx. set date pretty quick though so we can see whos doin what and schedule it so we can have the most riders possible present. Ive gotta few friends that I think i could get to come. 3-4 possibly.


11-22-2001, 11:49 PM
Yes i have MSN. my addy is clay_rhye54@hotmail.com. I cant wait to get this goin.

11-22-2001, 11:52 PM
K gotcha added. Talk to ya sometime ;)

11-23-2001, 03:51 AM
I would be interested in a Spring trip to LBL. Let me know of the time and date.


11-23-2001, 06:26 AM
Count me in for a spring get together...:D

11-23-2001, 08:39 AM
Do you guy's know if Livingston is still open. I was planning on going the 25th of Nov. Someone told me that it was closed. Some people no it as Cromer's Ridge. It's in KY exit 49.

11-23-2001, 08:48 AM
I'd say it's still open,,,they only closed parts of it from what I know....but I've been hearing rumors for like 5 years that it's closed but yet I know people that still go down there. LIvingston is closer to me than LBL,,i'd rather go there,,but at LBL we could get a campsite and have one big hootin nanny...WOOOOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......:devil

11-23-2001, 09:10 AM
Okay heres what im thinking. I will be racing at the Daniel Boone MX in April (i think its april) and i need to plan around that. WHat dates do you guys think would be good and convieniant. Lets get this party started.

11-23-2001, 09:53 AM
Well if my back is healed up I'll be racin at daniel boone with ya cheif...:D Regardless I'll be there,,,all depends on how the ole spin feels in the next few months..Maybe late march..of course if the weather is not jacked up..

11-23-2001, 10:55 AM
I was thinking late march as well. what do you other guys think?

11-23-2001, 11:39 AM
March sounds good to me, it should be a little warmer out but not the blistering midwest 150% humidity days.
Any weekend is good for me, I work M-F and always off on weekends plus I got those paid sunshine, whoops... I mean sick days! heh

11-23-2001, 01:45 PM
Late March sounds good as long as the weather holds up. It could be really cold or nice and warm. Then youve gotta plan around the spring rain and junk. Late March is good for me though, shouldnt be a problem. BTW, if that doesnt work we could push it back a weekend into the first week of April and everyone thats still in school should be off for Spring Break.
:devil Time to RIDE RED :devil

11-23-2001, 01:49 PM
How about a spring trip to the Hatfield Mccoy trails? Me and a bunch of my riding buddies are going and we could arrange for a big group ride.

11-23-2001, 01:54 PM
To far from me :( I wouldnt be able to go. Lets get one ride at a time. Or you could hold the one at the H&M area the weekend after the Turkey Bay ride.

11-23-2001, 07:59 PM
Great idea!!! Ill be there!!! I dont know any of you all but I would like to do a big group ride. Im in Indiana and ill drive 250 miles to ride with a bunch of eXer's. Hell I drive 900 miles to race a Mustang with fellow Mustangers.

Winged Warrior
11-23-2001, 08:10 PM
Livingston is OPEN !!!! someone said they saw a story in the paper about offroaders (atvs) cleaning up trash at livingston.By the way this is the best place to ride ,No regulations, camp spots -FREE,trails -THE BEST,my opinion.

11-23-2001, 08:43 PM
well my dad is off the first week of april so if it is around that time we will be there as long as u dont mind a polaris!:D

11-23-2001, 10:20 PM
The more the merrier. My dad will be coming too im sure. He'll be sportin' tha 300EX.

11-23-2001, 10:54 PM
My dad will probably come to on his 02' Recon and my uncle may come if he gets a new quad in the spring (hes gotta Blue 86' Yamie with carbur. probs, probably cause i flipped it 3 years ago hmmmm... :rolleyes: ) I could get a few of my friends to go as well probably. (2 w/ Ranchers, 300 Fourtrax, 2 w/ 400ex's) Im still wanting it at Turkey Bay though, maybe Liv the next weekend :confused:

11-23-2001, 11:00 PM
I would like to have it at Turkey Bay too. I am actually probably closer to livingston, but lets try and do it at turkey bay.

11-24-2001, 04:13 AM
Late march ride would be great for me. I just need a day and time to be there.

11-24-2001, 04:57 PM
How bout either 22-24 March or 29-31 March? That the last 2 weekends in March.

11-24-2001, 06:19 PM
Sounds good to me guys. Just call it.

11-24-2001, 09:04 PM
Doesnt matter to me......i dont have any plans for either weekend at the moment.

Try to keep this at the top

11-25-2001, 12:25 AM
I dont have any plans either. Any of you guys have plans?

11-25-2001, 04:05 PM

11-25-2001, 04:12 PM
Im only about an hour from both of you guys and I'm not sure if I'll get to go but I'll try. It's hard for me to get away beens we have 23 horses and have a big training barn. Me and my dad train horses together and we don't get to do much fourwheeling anymore. :( I might be there,that would be great!! I'd love to see your 300ex crhye250r and get to meet you guys and see Ricos:devil bad***** 400ex!!:D

11-25-2001, 04:19 PM
Is this place in KY or TN ? And where in the state ie. NW, SE ,ect.

11-25-2001, 04:26 PM
Turkey Bay is in Land Between the Lakes that is located in West KY. Check out LBL.org (http://lbl.org)

11-25-2001, 04:33 PM
Has anybody ever heard of Big Southfork it is outside of Jamestown,Tennesee I just got back from there today.I had a blast!!:D

Tommy 17
11-25-2001, 04:41 PM
i will be goin to silver lake sand dunes sometime in july if anyone wants to meet up then.

11-26-2001, 05:50 AM
If anything is over bout 150 miles or so i probably wont be able to go b/c my dad does the drivin :rolleyes:

11-26-2001, 07:27 AM
Count me in! I have been wanting to go to Turkey Bay for a while, I just haven't been able to round anyone up.:macho

11-26-2001, 12:40 PM
hey sounds like something my group would come up for!! we are in florida but wifes family lives in somerset ky which i beleive is w ky. is this gonna be a family thing? i have me my son, wife, both inlaws, and a small group of other families that will travel for some good riding!!! please email me with details, and i will check the site often sandman2180@yahoo.com

11-26-2001, 05:36 PM
Well, i guess ill just be the first to post. Lets do it March 29-31, thats a good weekend ride. That work for everyone?? Lets start getting off work and planning ahead. Lets make this one a reality.

11-26-2001, 05:43 PM
Were setting a date!!! Its gonna be March 29th-31st 2002. Lets plan on meeting out in the front field by the gate (you will see it when you come in) at 11AM on Saturday and on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come, if its a long drive then they have camping sites. Come up Fri and stay til Sun. Lets just hope the weather isnt freezing cold :eek:
Crazyfireman, we'll keep ya updated. So far id say weve got bout 20-30 EXriders comin and all thier family and friends. This is gonna be a blast. Lets make this happen peeps.
Maybe we can get Honda out there or somin? Maybe Dirt Wheels mag? Lets get this thing set in stone here. Mark in on your calenders peeps b/c its gonna be a blast. Just hope it doesnt snow on us.

11-26-2001, 05:46 PM
Count me in if everything goes well!! Sounds like it will be great!!!:D

11-26-2001, 05:51 PM
Alright, yeah crazyfireman, well keep ya posted.

11-26-2001, 05:58 PM
Crhye250r can you post the mods on your 300ex?Just wondering I love that quad about as much as I love ur r and I love r's.Thanks:D

11-26-2001, 06:09 PM
Here is the link for the Turkey Bay OHV Park site. (http://www2.lbl.org/lbl/OHVGate.html) It has the cost for everything i do believe. $15 per quad for a 3 day pass/ $45 for a year pass from March 31st 2002-March 31st 2003 i think.
Heres some stuff from the site...
Turkey Bay is a 2,500-acre area set aside for Off-Highway Vehicle use and camping. Located on the shores of Turkey Bay and Kentucky Lake, the area has varied terrain for all skill levels of OHV riders.

Camping is permitted in Turkey Bay OHV at designated camping areas near entrance road #157. Chemical toilets and unloading ramps are available. A complete description of fees and camping guidelines is available at our Virtual Visitor Center.

Want to take a virtual tour of Turkey Bay? Be sure to visit the OHV section of our web site.

Turkey Bay has approximately 100 miles of OHV trails which cover a variety of terrain, offering something for every skill level. Flat meadows, mud bogs, rolling hills and rocky plateaus await the adventuresome!
The steep hillsides provide beautiful vistas and challenging terrain.

11-26-2001, 07:40 PM
Hey all, I've been going to 909 for several years now. Where exactly is turkey bay? I'm interested in going as well. I live in madison indiana, about an hour north of louisville on the ohio river. Thanks.


11-26-2001, 07:53 PM
keep us posted cause i'll bring a group of atleast 8 quad and bike riders if this goes down and my stuffs running

11-26-2001, 08:12 PM
How about a ride in the southeast? NC VA SC ? It would take me about 12 hours to drive to KY. Anybody near me got any ideas?

11-26-2001, 08:15 PM
Hey Quadracer5, Turkey Bay is in Land Between the Lakes that is located in west KY. If you can find KY Lake then your in good shape. Just visit the LBL TB OHV site and get directions. Its not hard to get there, trust me and in my opinion it would be worth the drive :devil

11-26-2001, 08:29 PM
Have you been to 909 or livingston? If so how far is turkey bay from there? Its a good 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive to 909 for me. Thanks.


11-27-2001, 05:40 AM
Quadracer, I live in Charlestown just down river from you and for me to get to LBL it is a 4 hour drive. I went there this past spring for the first time and it was worth the ride.


11-27-2001, 05:51 AM
Never been to 909 or Livingston so I couldnt tell ya. But if its only bout 4 hours for ya its worth the ride. I love it up there. :D

11-27-2001, 06:10 AM
Originally posted by wyndzer
How about a ride in the southeast? NC VA SC ? It would take me about 12 hours to drive to KY. Anybody near me got any ideas?
Me and some of my friends are trying to get a ride together this spring at the Hatfield-McCoy trails. www.trailsheaven.com

11-27-2001, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by Striker49
Were setting a date!!! Its gonna be March 29th-31st 2002. Lets plan on meeting out in the front field by the gate (you will see it when you come in) at 11AM on Saturday and on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come, if its a long drive then they have camping sites. Come up Fri and stay til Sun. Lets just hope the weather isnt freezing cold :eek:
Crazyfireman, we'll keep ya updated. So far id say weve got bout 20-30 EXriders comin and all thier family and friends. This is gonna be a blast. Lets make this happen peeps.
Maybe we can get Honda out there or somin? Maybe Dirt Wheels mag? Lets get this thing set in stone here. Mark in on your calenders peeps b/c its gonna be a blast. Just hope it doesnt snow on us.

OK guys,
YA need to have each member of the ex-riders group have a sign by there truck that says EX-riders group so we know who to meet.I can get a BIG group of friends of mine to go with.We travel in style.We got a nice size rv and a a LONG box trailer that can hold 8 quads and 19 if double stacked!I guess my buddy will have a long drive from pa!

CAN some one tell us were this place is located?

11-27-2001, 08:31 AM
sounds good we will definately be there! please keep me posted. danny

11-27-2001, 10:04 AM
This is LilGuyOn400ex's Dad,

My son mentioned this group ride to me. Sounds as if it would be a great time. I only have one question, Does Ky have an age limit on a 14 year old riding a 400cc quad? If so, how do we get around it, my son really wants to go on this trip. Any information, or anyone who knows the rules and regs about LBL, please let me know.

Thanks "The Dad"

Oh PS: Can I come? I don't have a ex, I'm an owner of a SC500 4x4. IF you tell me NO, I'll just have to tell the wife we have to buy another 400ex, "Hate when that happens!!!"

11-27-2001, 10:49 AM
I don't think you'll have any problems with JR riding a 400,,,it's not a AMA santuaned riding area so you should be OK,,I plan on making it myself,,should be a butt load of fun,,,I'd call them and ask though just to be sure,,,follow the links to there webpage..

11-27-2001, 11:26 AM
Dan, where all do you ride at? Maybe we can go sometime. 4 hours is a pretty good haul, but I'd like to go. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun! Sounds like there will be a few exriders there:D. Dropped my little camera off at wal-mart today too, i'll get the pictures friday afternoon after work so I'll post them friday night.


11-27-2001, 06:26 PM

11-27-2001, 07:49 PM
Ok, first we have to set the date back 1 week b/c of the little problem of Easter which is on the weekend of the first date we had set. Sorry I didnt catch it sooner but I didnt have a calender with holidays on it handy.

Second, there is no age limit on how big the quad is you ride. Theres just one rule which is really stupid. If you are under 18 years of age then you must have a person 18 years of age or older to sign your registration form for you under your sig. Its gay, i know but i guess it keeps them from getting sued.

Third, everyone is welcome. We shouldnt put restraints on just EX riders only welcome. I plan on gettin a few of my friends to come but only one of em has an EX and my dad is bringin his Recon. LilGuyOn400ex's Dad, you are welcome to bring your quad and we hope you can make it. If you think you can get your wife into gettin a 400 for ya go for it :devil

Again, sorry for the date set back there but I honestly didnt know it was on an Easter weekend. Just make sure everyone knows that it isnt March 29-31 anymore and its April 5-7. Thx for your time everyone.
BTW, what should we do on meeting. We have a general area to meet but should we get a banner or somin on it? Ill be in a white chevy silverado with a blue horse trailer so i wont be hard to find. Any ideas though?

Here are some directions. If you can locate the Visitors center at LBL then your in excellent shape. Its not hard to find, just use the links i provided in a previous post until I can get an excellent map of the location and how you that dont know its exact location is to get there in general.

Is there any way we can get this post locked in at the top of the forum so we wont have to keep bumpin it back up? It would be very helpful.

11-28-2001, 05:52 AM
Bumpin it back up to the top

11-28-2001, 03:06 PM
thoes signs on ur 4-wheeler are just recomandations. they arent the law(for the state i live in oh). its the same with me. im riding a 250ex when i should be riding a 90 or whatever. anyway when i got mine, they told me that at the dealer

11-28-2001, 03:10 PM
what part of ohio do u live in?????? im close to cleveland

11-28-2001, 03:15 PM
250exen is correct. The companies just put those labels on quads to keep them from getting sued. It isnt the law, just a recommendation.

11-28-2001, 03:40 PM
its the the kentucky state law that if your under 16 u cant ride anything over a 90 cc quad look at the web page and go to regulations it says it there

11-28-2001, 03:45 PM
http://www2.lbl.org/lbl/RULESOHV.html read #6

11-28-2001, 04:01 PM
They wont care. Just have your dad call if you are really worried bout it. Im only 15 and I ride up there on my 250ex and my friends go up there alot and one of em just turned 16 but he had his 400ex up there befor his bday and didnt have any problems either. Just as long as you have a parent/guardian sign the release form your set. Theres all kinds of kids my age and stuff that ride blasters and warriors....etc... They honestly dont care but if you are concerned about it then you can have your dad call the Visitors station and get info from there but you can get by alright....i had no trouble :D

11-28-2001, 05:09 PM
Ok, I emailed Dirt Wheels a few mins ago......

Dear Dirt Wheels,

EXriders.com is holding a KY Trail Ride. There are two of us who have put it together for the most part so far. It is scheduled for April 5-7 in 2002 at the Turkey Bay OHV Park in Land Between the Lakes in West Kentucky. There will be meetings Saturday and Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the main field by the entrance gate (located on your right as you enter the park) so the riders can get to know each other. Most of us are big fans of your magazine including me and we were wondering if you would like to join us on our ride. The Turkey Bay OHV park offers may options, including 4x4 and buggy trails, and ATVs and Bikes of any size with a proper muffler and spark arrestor are welcome. Here is the link to the Turkey Bay OHV site which gives some info and directions... http://www2.lbl.org/lbl/OHVGate.html We should have at least 100 riders or more by the date of the ride with all the people from exriders.com, their family and friends coming to join us. We are planning to make a banner to set up in the main field so everyone will know where to meet. We hope you can come out. Just get back to me at striker49_2@hotmail.com

Keep up the good job on the mags DW and we hope you could find some time in your busy schedule to come out and join our weekend event.

Caleb McManus
Symsonia, KY

11-28-2001, 06:57 PM
That's pretty good striker!Thing is I hope that I will get to go it is all up to my dad!and if I go I am sure lil90man will be with me! And whoever asked me and lil90man live in SE ohio by Zanesville.....But I am sure my dad will take his polaris 500 sportsman!But damn why cant you guys wait til' like June......after the 15th I will have my new 400!Well guys we will try to keep this at the top of the page cuz this will be the $hit if we can do this!

11-28-2001, 08:21 PM
Good job Striker. This is gonna be great. I am anxious already. We gotta get that banner.

11-29-2001, 05:46 AM
Lilguy and 250 exen,
Here is somemore food for thought on restrictions for quad: why is it that if I wanted to purchase a 300 EX for my son (14 years old) the atv dealer is not allowed by law to sell it to me but on the other hand if he wanted they could sale him a xr 400 dirt bike???? Beats the crap out of me. Here is another one for ya, while riding up at haspin acres my friends and I were watching some rail buggies climb some hills. A 13 yo young man riding his new yamaha 250 dirt bike crashes next to us as he tries to maneuver through some ruts in the trail. After wathching him try to get his bike up right for about 5-10 min. we had to get off our quad's to help him get it up right. I was always told if I can't pick it up it is too big for you.

My belief is that ALL motorized vehicles (quads, dirt bikes, go carts, etc) carry a potential for having accidents. That is why I feel that it is the parents responsiblilty to ensure their children ride a quad or what ever that appropriate for their size and skill level. This is why if think that having a parent sign you in is also appropiate at the LBL.

11-29-2001, 05:53 AM
Thx guys.....and good point Braff. Now for a banner, any ideas on what to do? And how should we set it up? Poles or put it on the infamous blue horse trailer that i haul my quads in? :rolleyes: :D

11-29-2001, 06:47 AM
I emailed dirtwheels too,,,maybe we'll be famous..

11-29-2001, 02:41 PM
How far is this place from Nashville ?

11-29-2001, 03:56 PM
I hope we become famous :devil Ive got 1 friend gonna come almost for sure, hes my 400ex buddy.
And its only approx 2hrs from Nashville if not less.

12-01-2001, 02:07 PM
How about making an e-mail list of everyone who is interested to remind everyone as the time for the ride gets closer.

12-01-2001, 02:11 PM
Good idea. Everyone post their addys thats comin and striker and ill make a list.

12-01-2001, 02:45 PM

12-01-2001, 02:52 PM
Good idea.....leave ur email and ill put it on a MS Word list or somin and keep em. Ive also got a counter on my site that shows how many days are left til the ride.....its like 124 or so.
Chalk up 3 peeps so far :devil

12-01-2001, 05:17 PM
tlcrist@mindspring.com :D

12-03-2001, 04:52 AM
vanessas_property69@hotmail.xom and guys i forgot to say this BUMP!

12-04-2001, 10:10 PM
i will be willing to drive down there. i am about 5 hrs away, but would be worth the trip. i might be able to round up a few buddies to come down with me. keep us informed. e-mail me at rmstein_2001@yahoo.com

06-01-2006, 09:37 AM
If you guys are down with traveling, the best trails I've seen are the trails up in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Miles of wooded trails and a huge coal mine. They allow dirtbikes, quads and sand dune buggies up there. It doesn't cost anything to ride, but it is at your own risk.