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Participant Rules & Vehicle Inspections - 2014 Borrego Fest

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:26 pm
by DaveK

Here are our usual rules, all of which are aimed at ensuring we continue to have a safe event for all involved.

1. No driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

2. Participants must obey all traffic laws and other regulations of the local jurisdiction or land management agency at all times, including the use of seat belts. Use common sense with regard to your speed when on dirt roads.

3. OAUSA LLC volunteers will help organize and facilitate the activities and runs but cannot guarantee the safety of the participants. All participants are responsible for evaluating the capabilities of their vehicle as well as their own abilities as drivers or participants.

4. All participants must behave in accordance with the principles of Tread Lightly (

5. All participants must provide a completed OAUSA LLC Release of Liability form prior to participating in any event.

6. All participants in OAUSA LLC wheeling events must pass a vehicle inspection. The decision about whether a vehicle passes or fails the inspection will be made solely by OAUSA LLC staff and is final.

7. Participants in wheeling events must show valid drivers license, current registration and proof of insurance prior to taking part in the run.


We hope that everyone will take this seriously and recognize that this process will help ensure their own safety as well as the safety of others at the event.

The items that we believe are critical are as follows. You will need to show us a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. We will also be looking carefully at those inspection items that are important to ensure your vehicle is basically safe such as good tires, seat belts, proper exhaust, properly installed batteries, and so forth. Finally, we'll be looking for good spare tires, tools to change tires and vehicle recovery points. We want to make sure you can make it through the run, and if there is a need, we can get your vehicle unstuck. If you don't have a fire extinguisher, a recovery strap or a first aid kit, we highly recommend you get them.

We plan to perform inspections when you check in.

Thanks is advance for everyone's cooperation.

Vehicle Inspection Items
1. Roll cage or full cage or factory installed hard top
2. Functional parking brake: Brake must hold vehicle at stop while in gear with engine running
3. Batteries properly mounted within vehicle
4. All tires including spare must have adequate tread remaining
5. Adequate recovery attachment points front and rear, i.e. receiver, tow hooks, etc.
6. Spare tire: Properly inflated and within 3” of diameter of tires on vehicle; no temporary spares
7. Jack capable of lifting vehicle & tools to remove lug nuts
8. Recovery Strap
9. First Aid Kit
10. Properly mounted fire extinguisher with gauge showing good
11. Antennas must not exceed 4’ 6”
12. Seat belts for all passengers to be worn by all passengers at all times, on or off road.
13. Approved exhaust system, no open headers
14. Functioning Lights: Headlights, Brake, Turn Signals, Tail Lights

1. Valid drivers license
2. Proof of Insurance
3. Valid vehicle registration
4. Adventure Pass (where required)Here is the vehicle inspection form that each run participant must pass:

Re: Participant Rules & Vehicle Inspections - 2014 Borrego Fest

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:33 am
by DaveK
We had a great weekend. For those who would like to post comments, suggestions, run and event reports and pictures, we've opened up a new location where everyone can offer their input: viewtopic.php?f=193&t=3791&start=0 . Thanks to everybody for making this a terrific event!!!