It is with much sadness that Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs will be cancelling the Forest Fest for 2021. The Board had been discussing its options for the last several months and was continuing to hold out hope to hold the event. However, after thoughtful consideration, we do not feel it would be a responsible decision to continue with the planning when it could potentially be canceled at the last minute.
We realize this is another setback in a variety of ones which you have faced over the past year and we are sorry we had to make this difficult decision.
We look forward to seeing you all safe and healthy for the 2022 IE4W Forest Fest.
Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs
Dedicated to Responsible Family Oriented 4x4 Fun
About Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs
IE4W is a family oriented 4 Wheel Drive club, formed for the enjoyment and preservation of 4 wheeling. IE4W is a non-profit organization and was formed in 1964 IE4W welcomes all enthusiasts and we promote a safe, friendly 4 wheel drive recreation among others who share the common interest.
We consist primarily of short wheel based vehicles. As a group we go on many adventures from mild to extreme runs. We have runs that take us to the Big Bear Mountains or deserts of Barstow and the Salton Sea. We also organize trips to the Rubicon in Lake Tahoe, Moab UT, Parker Arizona and other off-road areas in the Western United States.
As a Club we enjoy social gatherings as well, from camping/wheeling trips, parades and holiday events.
We are a pro-active club and sponsor the “Big Bear Forest Fest” each year in June to raise awareness for our National Forest and raise money to keep our access to these public lands open for recreation. We also sponsor and maintain several Adopt - A - Trails in San Bernardino National Forest.
The Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs meet the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Round-Up is held the 2nd Tues. of each month from 6-9 PM @ Grazianos Pizza 1080 E Washington St, Colton, CA 92324.
Come meet new friends! Bring your 4X4, all 4 Wheelers are welcome, Old Timers and New. Bring the family for dinner and enjoy it with new friends. Find out where to go Four Wheeling. Check out radical videos & vehicles. Vehicle Safety advice available.
Come play on our RTI Ramp. The articulation ramp is a great tool for checking the effect of modifications you have made to your vehicle. For example, it can be used to check brake line length, if your shocks are the correct length for your lift, etc.
Monthly Club Run
The Monthly Club run is usually held the Saturday after Roundup. Ask a Club member or check out our Calendar page for more information.
As a member you would be entitled to display the IE4W plaque proudly on your vehicle, wear club apparel, but most of all be part of a growing group of enthusiasts that enjoy responsible use of the great outdoors. Listed is general requirements for membership.
Applicant must drive his/her vehicle on at least six (6) club runs, at least one (1) being an overnight campout and at least one (1) being a club sanctioned work run and, he/she must attend six (6) club membership meetings, all within twelve (12) months prior to
1. You must be at least 18 years old.
2. You must agree to abide by the by-laws and rules of IE4W.
3. You must agree to keep insurance on your vehicle to the California minimum requirements.
4. There is absolutely no consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs permitted during a
IE4W club run.
5. You must sign the Assumption of Risk Waiver and Consent form.
6. After fulfilling the membership qualifications, an applicant will be admitted into membership after receiving a positive 2/3rds-majority vote of the members at a regular membership meeting in closed session.
If you would like an application or have any questions, please contact the membership chair @ email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you on the trail.
The Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs have created two (2) $1,000 college scholarships:
Any San Bernardino or Riverside County high school seniors or college students who will be attending college in the fall semester and they themselves, their parent/guardian, or a family member hold a current membership within a 4 wheel drive club, Cal 4 Wheel and/or Corva..
• President: Mark Ogaz -email
• Vice President: Robin Reed -email
• Secretary: Kay Stauber -email
• Treasurer: Karen Henry -email
• Past President: Teri Patterson
• Newsletter:Karen Henry -email
• Hospitality: Karen Henry -email
• Webmaster: Teri Patterson -email
• Membership: Peggy Ogaz-email
• Sheriff: Bill Henry -email
• BB Forest Fest: -email
• Round up: Bob Peterson
• Safety: Jerry Burgess
• Historian: Bobby Holly
• Club Merchandise: Mike Anderson
• Club Runs: Kevin Rice -email
• Adopt A Trail: -email
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BIG BEAR FOREST FEST
What is Forest Fest?
Big Bear Forest Fest is an event put on by the Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs (IE4W). This is a 3 day event with trail runs, camping and other activities.
Big Bear is a lively little area situated about 7,000 feet above sea level in the San Bernardino Mountains. Every year in June, IE4W host Big Bear Forest Fest, during which hundreds of 4x4 enthusiast gather to see old friends, meet new ones, check out a huge vendor show of the latest off-road gear and head out for adventure on some of the best off road trails in the Southern California.
IE4W members lead trails on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Saturday features a vendor show and a BBQ Tri-Tip dinner. IE4W and event sponsors support one of the largest raffles in Southern California, last year it featured over $50,000 in prizes. Forest Fest is a non-profit event and this event allows IE4W to raise funds that are used to donate to land use organizations that help keep our trails open and free. IE4W also use the funds to donate to local charities and the club has created two college scholarships. In a nutshell, our trails are in constant threat of closure and IE4W wants to fight to keep them open.
The scheduled trail runs are classified into three groups: Easy (anyone can finish these), Moderate (these trails will be a challenge, modified vehicles advised), and Difficult (modified vehicles with experienced drivers Only). The trails included easy runs such as the Historical Run and Big Bear Spooky Night Run, moderate runs like Gold Mountain and Onyx Summit, and difficult trails such as John Bull and Dishpan Springs. The great thing about the Big Bear Forest Fest is that it’s perfect for first-timers and old-timers. There’s
something for everyone, novice or expert, and everyone is friendly and willing to share tips, tricks, and advice. We hope see you there.