The 4×4 Blast is held in August of each year. Its inception was in 1999. In contrast to the May event, August in Pike County is traditionally very dry. We are cognizant of the fire hazards on the private land that we run on. Though the dry conditions allow us to see a lot more trail than in May it is still very challenging.
The 4×4 Blast is an event that is open to the public and to non-Jeeps. Please review the guidelines for Vehicle Requirements and Limitations for Public Events.
Participation is limited to 150 vehicles. Entry fee is $135 per vehicle (including driver) and $85 for each passenger over 10. This includes 4 meals meals (2 breakfast, 2 supper for each person), dash plaque, raffle ticket, and 2 days of trails.
Pictures of the Events
Pike County Wheeling 4 a Cause (PCW4C) is located in Pittsfield, Illinois, 60 miles west of the state capital of Springfield.
What makes PCW4C unique is that it operates on 100% private land. Trails range from scenic and easy to darn near impossible, especially when wet! The wide range of trails, and the number of them (usually 15 or so) has made it a favorite for those attending the club events.
Many weekends are spent early in the year grooming the trails – and of course checking them out to make sure they are challenging enough! Oftentimes the club offers its services to the landowners to help maintain their farms and land as one way of thanking them for the use of their land. Since the land is private, and the club respects the rights of the landowners, trails are only open for official club events. The land is closed to non-club members in order to maintain the privacy rights of the landowners.
Pittsfield is a very ”Offroad friendly” community, often asking the club to participate in local festivals and parades. This bond with the community led organizers within the club to see what could be given back to the community in return for their generous use of thousands of acres of land and trails. There is continued efforts to donate time and money to the community.
PCW4C has come full circle, realizing that it can provide recreation but at the same time provide a valuable service to the community. It’s a good feeling . . . and a good club!