Southern Nevada 'Wheeling at its Best
The Vegas Valley 4Wheelers' annual Hump-N-Bump Trail Ride reached its 33rd year in 2012, providing another fun and scenic weekend of 'wheeling to eager participants. The two-day event offers trails for drivers of all skill levels and vehicles from stock SUVs to extreme rock buggies. While the trails and 'wheeling fun are the attraction for most participants, event goers are also treated to a massive raffle, sending most home with great prizes.
A large portion of the proceeds from the Hump-N-Bump event goes to supporting local and national land-use causes. These include Nevada-based Partners in Conservation, The Blue Ribbon Coalition, Tread Lightly, and the United Four Wheel Drive Association. Event proceeds are also used to support facilities at the Logandale Trails System, adopted trail cleanups, and education on a variety of subjects including responsible land use and safe off-road and recovery practices.
The Logandale Trails System offers gorgeous red rock formations, sandstone cliffs, and multiple sand dunes and desert washes. It's a public trail system that's open to all motorized and non-motorized outdoor enthusiast and activities including ATVs, dirt bikes, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrian. The trails system, which borders the Valley of Fire State Park and the towns of Logandale and Overton, Nevada, was established by the BLM in a cooperative effort coordinated by the Nevada Trails Coalition, with support from organized recreational groups and county, state, federal, and local agencies.
The Hump-N-Bump event headquarters was at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Logandale, just a short drive from the trails. The fairgrounds offered RV spaces with hookups and tent camping in a shaded lawn area. The event's evening activities also took place at the fairgrounds, including a catered barbecue dinner, raffle, and vendor area. For more information about the 2013 Hump-N-Bump event, check out the Vegas Valley 4Wheelers' website at vv4w.org.