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Big Plans for 2018

We are so excited for the limitless possibilities of the new year, and hope that you are too!

As many of you know, this time last year, Axleboy moved from a small industrial park location with cramped bays and poor lighting to a beautiful big shop with 15 service bays and enormous glass doors.  To make the year even better, we spent more time on the trail than in any other previous year, going to places like:

  • Moab- for Easter Jeep Safari with Teraflex Suspensions
  • Asymetric Solutions (Washita)- to wheel with MWJT and Camp Hope
  • Monkey Mountain  & Moonlight- for the Jeeping 101 course with MWJT
  • SMORR- for Chicks in the Sticks, Jeepstock ’17 and again with 618Jeeps
  • And several Jeep show ‘n shine events in both Missouri and Illinois

Less than a full week into the new year, and we’re already looking forward to LOADS of upcoming events and opportunities to hang out with other Jeepers and off-road enthusiasts.  A few typical places you can expect to find us include:

  • Our shop- We’re here from 8:am-6:pm M-F and we love to talk Jeep!
  • The Annual Chili Cookoff- Feb. 24th 11am-2pm, Right here at Axleboy
  • Intro to Off-road (Jeeping 101) with Midwest Jeepthing
  • Jeepstock- Every September at SMORR
  • and more

This year we’re looking forward to seeing even more trails as we get to know the Two Rivers Jeep Club at their 4×4 Safari and later make a special trip out to experience the legendary Rubicon.  Keep a lookout for Scott’s white JKU, and feel free to stop and say, “Hi” when you see us out and about.

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Jeep Jamboree Schedule

We’re noticing a lot more green on the ground and in the trees.  To us, that means only one thing… the wheeling season is finally in full bloom.  How often will you be hitting the trails this year?

Missouri offers a wide variety of options when it comes to wheeling, and with a little effort you could easily spend EVERY weekend, from now through September, out on a trail.

If you are new to the area or new to off-roading, “local” parks like Washita, Central Missouri Off-road, Flat Nasty, Moonlight and SMORR host group events throughout the year.  This is a great opportunity to get out, enjoy nature and get to know other Jeep-lovers.  Many of these parks also offer open wheeling on select weekend, for the lone-wolf wheelers out there…but we always recommend wheeling with at least one other Jeep.

If you have a more adventurous spirit, and the flexibility to travel, consider participating in one or more of the many Jeep Jamborees going on throughout the country in places like Big Bear Lake, California, Tillamook, Oregon, Moab, Utah, Monticello, New York and a whole host of places in between.  For a comprehensive list of dates and locations follow this link to the Jeep Jamboree website.

Wherever you wheel, we remind you to be safe, have fun and be respectful of other Jeepers and the land.  See you on the trail!

Off Road Calendar

Off-Road Event Calendar

Axleboy Jeep at EventWe’re making it easier than ever for Jeepers and off-road enthusiasts to do what they love by keeping them informed on many of the upcoming events in the Missouri area.

Are you putting together an off-road event?  Or perhaps you just heard about something awesome going on and you want to help spread the word.  Send us a quick note on Facebook or drop an email to marketing@axleboy.com with the details and we’ll include it on our public events-calendar.

Off-Road Destinations

10 Popular Places to Wheel

Winter this year has been long and hard for everyone, but more especially so for the fair-weather outdoor enthusiast.  With the bulk of icy temperatures behind us, now is the perfect time to pack up your Jeep or 4X4 and take a trip.  All you need now is the perfect destination.

Check out these 10 popular places to wheel, in and out of town:

 

 

 

Out of State:

 

Moab, UT

Moab has been one of the nation’s most popular destinations for off-roaders, hikers, bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts for decades.  According to the most current tourism information available, over 1 million tourists make Moab their destination each year.

Some of the most popular attractions around Moab include:  Canyonlands National Park, Sand Flats Recreation Area, biking and hiking Arches National Park, rafting or kayaking on the Colorado River, canoeing down the Green River and so much more.

 

Willys Jeep Rally

For the Jeep enthusiast, check out the 6th annual Willys Jeep Rally going on Friday and Saturday, May 30th and 31st at the Hueston Woods State Park and Lodge in College Corner, OH.  The park itself offers: lodging, camping, 20 miles of road to explore, a marina, boat rentals, golfing, dining and more.  In short, this family friendly destination has a little bit of everything and is the perfect stop for the lone traveler or family vacationer.

 

Shoshone Trail, UT/Wyoming

                If you are looking for that perfect place to wheel and get away from civilization for a while, the Shoshone Trail may be the trail for you.  With literally hundreds of miles to ride and wheel in the forests that stretch between UT and Wyoming you are sure to find solitude.

 

Badlands Off-Road Park, IN

                This former quarry mine site sits on roughly 700 acres of sand dunes, wooded trails, gravel hills, mud pits and a lot more.  We just love the fact that this park is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM all year long.  Check out the Badlands Off-Road Park for information on park fees, requirements and lodging options.

 

Boise National Forest, ID

                If the thought of wilderness wheeling, camping, hiking or biking gets you excited, make your way out to the Boise National Forest in Idaho this year.  This forest service maintains over 1,300 miles of summer trails that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts.

 

 

 

In Missouri:

FlatNasty

Just south of Rolla, there is something for everyone at FlatNasty.  This park offers trails for beginners, pro-crawlers and everyone in between.  Whether you roll with a club or just a small circle of friends, when you make FlatNasty your daytrip destination you are sure to have a good time.

 

Finger Lake State Park  

Boasting over 70 miles of off-road trail and tracks, this former coal strip-mining site has been transformed into an off-road recreational paradise that attracts people from all over the country.  When you are done wheeling for the day, sit back and relax on the lakefront beach.  Just North of Columbia, the Finger Lake State Park is perfectly situated for a relaxing weekend getaway.

 

Sayers Brook Bison Ranch

Just West of Potosi, the Sayers Brook Bison Ranch has over 50 miles of off-road trails that cater to all skill levels.    This Ranch offers wheelers an opportunity to enjoy the challenges and entertainment of 21 different trails and see free-range bison throughout the park.

 

Potawatomi Off-Road Park

Not too far from Fulton is a mid-sized park that offers off-roaders a chance to get away for the afternoon or weekend and enjoy the outdoors.  Most trails have obstacles and challenges that require expert abilities and a modified vehicle, but even stock Jeeps should be able to navigate the trails thanks to the obstacle bypasses that have been built in.  Whether you are strait stock or completely custom, the trails at Potawatomi Off-Road Park were built with you in mind.

 

Southern MO Off-Road Ranch

Tucked away in the Southwest part of Missouri you’ll find Southern MO Off-Road Ranch (SMORR) situated just outside of Seymour.  With over 940 acres of wilderness and challenging trails throughout, this ranch has something to accommodate every skill level.  When you head out to SMORR, be prepared to spend an entire day exploring their countless and ever expanding trails.

 

 

You can also check out: top100ORVsites.com/trails.php for a listing (by state) of some of the most popular trails to ride throughout the country.

 

Anyone can turn a wrench, but when you want things done right, take your Jeep or 4×4 to the experts at Axleboy.  We’ll see you on the trails!

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