12th Annual Fall Trail Ride

Southern Woods Riders will be hosting the 12th Annual Fall Trail Ride at Loretta Lynn's Ranch Oct. 16, 17, and 18.

For those who haven't attended this ride before, it is an extremely popular event with over 1,400 riders attending last year. It's rare that an off-road event can be staged out of a nice campground that actually welcomes off-road riders. Tom Stotler, the owner of Southern Woods Rider and the promoter of this event, runs a tight ship and always does all he can to make this a very family friendly event.

A large vendor expo will give participants something to do between rides, and this year KTM will be there with their support truck offering demo rides on the latest KTM models. Pirelli Tires will be there, as well as Performance Supercycle of Cookeville. There will be a Friday night poker run that will have a $150 first prize. According to the brochure, "Imaginative battery powered lighting" is encouraged!

This is a very good event for families because the trail begins and ends at the campground. You can ride as much or as little as you want, and the trail loop is marked so you don't have to worry about getting lost. Many parts of the loop are trails that are also used for GNCC series.

The Campground has a country store, bathhouses, and concessions are available. The pre-registration entry fee for the three-day event is $40 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under. The price goes up $10 the day of the event. Camping is $27. There are also several hotels nearby.

For more information check out the Southern Woods Riders website: southernwoodsrider.com.