LEWISTOWN - The Keystone Off Road Club was founded in August of 2012 by a few friends who went on off-road trail rides together. Since then, we have grown to five chapters with 49 members from around the state, and we are still growing. Our Facebook page has also grown to 22,000 fans with whom we share our adventures and photos.
The club's headquarters is located in Lewistown, which keeps the club local and offers a more at-home feeling instead of one gigantic club where everyone gets lost in the fray. Keystone Off Road Club supports Tread Lightly and the United Off Road Association. We believe in responsible trail stewardship and preservation of the off road sport for future generations.
The Lewistown chapter goes to Rausch Creek and other places on day and weekend trips. This is a great opportunity to bring your family for some fun and memories, so bring your camera. Most club members come back with funny stories to tell and pictures to prove it. And don't worry about getting stuck or breaking down, we have never left anyone behind. On a recent outing, a guest broke a part on his steering. Although we were able to fix it well enough for him to drive back to the trail head, we were not confident that he should drive it home. He left his 4x4 at the Rausch Creek Park and we brought him home, only to return in the middle of the night with a trailer in tow to retrieve his 4x4 and bring it home. That's how we roll.
The Keystone Off Road Club drives a vehicle through a rock crawling course, overcoming boulders, mountain foothills and rock piles to reach the finish line.
Our principles include keeping the trails clean, creating a safe environment and providing a family atmosphere. Our members include novice off road drivers with stock 4x4s and experienced off- road drivers with highly modified 4x4s or buggies. We have the patience and experience to teach any novice willing to learn the techniques of off highway driving.
As we grow in membership, we are getting more involved with off road trade shows and events. Last year, we had a booth at the Pennsylvania Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show, and we hope to attend more shows as a club in the future. These shows and events are a lot of fun and offer you the opportunity to meet fellow off road enthusiasts. It's also important that we give back to the community as a club. Recently, we helped out with a toy drive, which raised over 150 toys. We plan to go bigger and better next December with a statewide toy drive for the Toys For Tots program.
Keystone Off Road Club is one of the fastest growing clubs around and you should be a part of it. For more information about the club or memberships, visit www.keystoneoffroadclub.com or the Keystone Off Road Club Facebook page.
The Keystone Off Road Club is a registered non-profit 501c.