October 9-11 – ROC Fest 2015 at the Proving Grounds

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  1. m3dragon

    m3dragon Well-Known Member

    NOTE: Any fees collected are to defray the costs of the BLM permit and required insurance. As per our permit, our records have to be open to the BLM.

    First Annual ROC FEST! - October 9th-11th 2015

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    Welcome to the first annual ROC FEST at the Proving Grounds! Raptor Off-Road Community (R.O.C.) invites you to an off-road desert style jamboree for all makes and models of offroad vehicles. ROC Fest is a three day desert off-road festival dedicated to share the experience and adventure around desert running. The event will be hosted in the Dead Camel Mountain area outside Fallon, NV with over 240 miles of mapped trails and one central base / camping location.

    Our goal is to make a fun three day event that brings the offroad community together and gives us an opportunity to get our vehicles dirty. This is also to show those who want to close down our public lands that we as an offroad community can have fun and leave a place the same as we found it.

    ROC Fest is a family friendly event centered on showcasing setups and being able to see them in action and ask questions of vendors. Therefore, we will have vendors in attendance showing off their products in a real world environment and allowing you to ask any questions you might have. Those vendors with vehicles will be able to give demo rides and show off their setups, products, and gear.

    The trails at the event are broken down into loops from one hour to multiple hours. Digital trail maps will be provided to those with GPS so you and your buddies can go get dirty. Those who are new to offroading and have no radios or GPS can go on the guided runs so you won’t get lost and so you will have back up if you get into trouble. There will be several night runs, which will allow you to test out your running lights and see how the different light products preform.

    The central base for staging is also the BLM approved campsite. Bring your RV, camper trailer, toy hauler, or tent gear to share evenings around the BBQ. Share your stories from the day and kick back a few adult beverages or sodas. For those with little ones, or if camping is not your thing, accommodations are available in Fallon, which is a short 12 mile trail ride away.

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    As stated above, this is a BLM permitted event. This is not a competition or race, but a festival/jamboree to make an annual event for the off-roaders of Northern California and Nevada. This is a festival to share the enjoyment that is off-roading, to hang out with friends, meet loads of new ones and most importantly close down the desert off-road season in an epic fashion!

    Can’t wait to see everyone at ROC Fest

    R.O.C. direct contact for questions - Email us at - raptorcomm@gmail.com

    For up to date details on the event along with attending sponsors and raffle items, see event page at: ROC Fest Webpage

    Event registration
    $100 per vehicle. Fee covers Two T-Shirts, Two Raffle Tickets, Decals with your number of choice, needed permits, insurance, and PayPal fees.

    Register online here:

    Accommodations / Camping
    Discount rooms have been arranged at Comfort Inn Fallon for $85.00 a night (Tax/fees Inc), which can be booked on the registration page. If we run out of rooms at the Comfort Inn, we will add additional rooms as needed at the Best Value Inn Fallon.

    Camping is at a BLM approved campsite and is no cost. You are responsible for packing out everything you bring in and making sure we return the area back to how it was when we got there, if not better. AKA pick up after yourself.

    Weather
    If weather turns south on us, we will cancel the event so we do not tear up the trails and keep everyone safe. Refunds will be issued if canceled and the event will be rescheduled.

    Optional item
    If you wish to purchase additional T-shirts for friends or family members, they can be added to your registration for $15 a shirt.

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    m3dragon

    m3dragon Well-Known Member

    Still Plenty of time to sign up. See more details at the event page

    Final day to sign up is 10/5 so we have enough time to have shirts printed.

    For those who wish to camp there are no hook ups at the approved site. You must bring everything in and out.
     
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    m3dragon

    m3dragon Well-Known Member

    Well we got all the prerunning wrapped up for ROC FEST. And man are the trails awesome. A little of everything for everyone. Just what we wanted. My personal favorite is a deep sandy/silty portion of one of the trails. It's a blast.

    Knocked out the prerun video to give you a taste of the trails and the fun ahead at ROC FEST! Open to any and all vehicles that want to go play in the dirt for a few days. Razors and other offroads toys welcome. Most of the group is camping for those who are still trying to deiced what to do.

    Enjoy the video

     
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    m3dragon

    m3dragon Well-Known Member

    ROC Fest 2015 was the first of a new annual event for Northern CA and NV. Myself and the ROC Team would like to thank all those who participated and helped us make the event a great success. Those who missed this year, we are doing the event again next year on the 2nd weekend of October (weather dependent of course).

    As there were so many activities and events going on there is no way to do a play by play recap. You can see all the images and video on the ROC FEST - 2015 website. We have over 520 images so the images posted to the thread are some of the hilights of the three days activities.

    See the Event recap video here


    The recaps we have are from the group runs we did over the three days. There were many other outings and activities participants partaken in. They can share their stories on the forum they belong to if they so choose.

    Friday, 12 participants went out on a 45 mile fast trail loop with some great switch back sections. With the rain the weekend before, some parts of the trail had big mud puddles, which meant none of the trucks were going to stay clean for long. One of the large mud puddles reached up and grabbed one of the participants and wouldn't let him go. We quickly pulled him out of the mud and were able to move on. A first time Raptor owner found out in a wash out the stock tie rods on his truchk were not that strong. Luckily, we planned for such a thing and had spares.

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    Saturday was our BIG group run to cover a 120-mile loop. We left camp later than planned because some people partied the night before. Who would have guessed? No major issues occurred during the loop other than we hit a lot more washouts than we saw on the pre-run. The rains really did a number on the trail to make it slow going in one section. At the 70% point, half the group turned to camp while the rest did a photo shoot at Calico Hills and did the last 30% of trails.

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    m3dragon

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    Sunday many of the participants went home, as they had a long way to go. Those that had the short trek home did a 61 mile down and back fast trail with some very technical sections. We also played on the lakebed a little to get some fun shots of the trucks in action.

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