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December 17th, 2008, 10:42 PM

Brings You
The Drummond Island Invasion

May 15, 16, 17

Details being worked out. Info on lodging will be posted when finalized.

Lodging at the Drummond Island Resort.

Tentative plans are as follows:


Friday, May 15:

Groups will head out from the resort.

If there is interest (and a max of 19 people)....One group will head out and be led to Marble Head and run parts of the new ORV Route to get there. This run would be suitable for stock or lightly modified rigs as well as anyone that wants a trail ride, a chance at the Marble Head steps, a look at Shale Beach and a look at some of the new ORV Route being laid down. It is a trail ride with slight climbs, bumps, small rocks, trees and mud. Depending on the weather there may be some deeper water crossings and as always, there is a chance of mechanical or body damage.

The other group will head over to Turtle Ridge Off Road Park for the day. Some of the best legal wheeling on natural terrain open to the public in Michigan. Large Rocks, deep mud, tight trees, off camber, climbs. This place offers just about everything.

Lunch is on the trail.

Dinner to be determined. (We'll pick a spot to meet)

Evening in the Lodge Room around the fireplace at the resort for socialization and picture viewing. A large screen and projector will be provided.


Saturday, May 16:

All rigs head out to Turtle Ridge Off Road Park for a day of heavy wheeling.

Lunch on the trail.

Dinner to be determined. (We'll pick a spot to meet)

Evening in the Lodge Room around the fireplace at the resort for socialization and picture viewing. A large screen and projector will be provided.

Awards will be presented.


What's the cost?
There is no cost to join us. There is, however a limit of about 30 rigs.


Confirm your participation at www.michiganwheelers.com

Date: May 15, 16, 17

Trail/Area: Drummond island

Difficulty Level: 3

Organized Event?: Yes

Vehicle Limit?: 30



Please note that if you stay at the lodge, you are given a significant discount for the Turtle Ridge Pass!

There will be a bonfire behind the lodge for us on Friday night. There are many adirondack chairs provided.

DATES: Arrival: Friday, May 15 , 2009
Departure: Sunday, May 17, 2009


LODGING: $89/nt, based double occupancy
Each add’l adult is $10/nt

Children under 18 sleep free in same room as their parents.
Above rates subject to current state and local taxes (9%).

TURTLE RIDGE: Resort Guest Rate………….2-day pass, $25
Non-Resort Guest Rate…….2-day pass, $40


Individuals need to call the D.I. Resort & Conference Center’s reservation department to make arrangements for accommodations. The number to call is (800) 999-6343. They need to mention they are with the Michigan Wheeler’s Group.

DEPOSIT: First night’s deposit due at time of reservation.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Lodging deposit is refundable, less $15 processing fee, until two weeks from arrival. Discounted rooms not reserved by April 15th will be released from the room block.

BILLING: Lodging payment is due in full upon check in.
PAYMENT: All accounts are due upon departure and can be settled by cash, company or personal check, or credit card.

December 17th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Promo Video:


Creative Fab
December 18th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Cool vid Tim

Which really goes without saying as the GG vids were great too, I put them on whenever I entertain in the basement bar.

I would like to join in but my Jeep will still be in pieces in May, have fun!

December 18th, 2008, 12:38 PM
This looks fun.

Renegade II
December 18th, 2008, 02:30 PM
.......I would like to join in but my Jeep will still be in pices in May, have fun!

x2. The 8 build will probably keep me from getting any wheeling in next year :wah:

Looks like it'll be a great time :thumb:

December 18th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Nice job with the video Tim. Looks professional!


Looks like a good time. I might have to think about making it to this!

December 18th, 2008, 07:55 PM
This looks like fun. I may have to give the cruiser a good test run! and the new tires!!

December 18th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Everyone is welcome. Just a bunch of people getting together for some fun, no pressure wheelin.

Pat and Renegade II...don't you know you are supposed to start building as soon as the snow flies so you can be done?


December 18th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Cool vid Tim

Nice job with the video Tim. Looks professional!


Thanks. Got new video equipment for this next trip. We'll be shooting High Definition video on this run.

December 19th, 2008, 01:17 AM
There is a planning and discussion area on MW.com when you are ready.

January 25th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Looking forward to going.



January 27th, 2009, 11:12 PM
If the dates work, we would love to be part of the invasion. :thumb:

January 28th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Lodging Info added to the first Post.:thumb:

February 5th, 2009, 12:39 AM
great looking video....i will have to check if i will be able to come. turtle ridge is amazing.

March 20th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Building the award trophy's now.

This is gonna be a great time.