The Appalachian Off-Road Club, Inc is a fully legally incorporated organization headquartered in Abingdon, VA. We have club members throughout all of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. We’re just north of Bristol and technically part of the Tri-Cities area. We ride in many different places on a variety of platforms including Jeeps/Trucks, ATV’s and UTV’s. Some of our favorite places are the Spearhead Trails system, Harlan, Windrock (Coal Creek) and of course our more local trails like Holston Mountain and Cash Hollow. We’re a small group, pretty informal, and very family-oriented.
We started the club in March 2001 with only a few members. We’ve grown over the years, and often shrunk back down as well. Just like most hobbies the off road community feels the impact of the economy. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still get together and have a good time. While many of our members have been with the club for a really long time, others are relatively new. We welcome newcomers at all our rides and events. You don’t need a lot of money or time to be a good member of the club, just be willing to participate as you can! Sometimes we really do nothing more than get together and wrench on someone’s rig, have a bonfire, or just sit around and drink a few cold beers with good friends.
One benefit of joining the club is a discount through the 4wd Hardware club discount incentive program. Our club discount number is 6370069. Once you’re a paid member of the club we will submit to 4wd Hardware so you are part of the discount group and can start receiving the great discounts! This not only helps you by saving you money, but the club also gets a rebate check back annually which varies depending on how much the club members purchase in a year. But we use the funds just like the dues money. It goes to fund the operating costs (ie – incorporation fees, website fees, etc) and also for our cookouts and gatherings that we have multiple times a year!
AORC Club Business Meetings are typically held on the first Sunday of each quarter (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct) at 5:00pm. Meeting locations change, so keep an eye on our website and Social Medial postings for the latest information.
AORC Club Rides (ATV and Truck) are scheduled at least once per month and we typically plan two months out. Check the calendar, main page, and/or our Social Media posts for the upcoming events!
We do have club merchandise for sale at all our club meetings. T-shirts, hats, stickers, etc. We sell all our club merchandise for just $1 over cost. So bring some extra cash to the next club meeting and pick up your goodies!
Please note that when you register for an account on our club website it requires Administrator approval before your access is granted as we need to verify your identity and ensure you are a paid club member. This is due to the number of scammers and spammers across the internet. If you’re legitimate and we accidentally do not approve your registration or it’s taking a long time to get an approval back, call or text one of the contacts listed below and we’ll help you out.
2020 Club Leadership:
President – Jeff “Taz” McAllister – 276-696-1543
Vice President (ATV) – Jon Cumbow – 276-608-8518
Vice President (Vehicles) – Scott “Scooter” Hughes – 276-880-5347
Secretary – Joey Brewer – 276-608-0964
Treasurer – Clint Harris – 276-365-6086
Past President – David Meadows – 423-440-0629
Board of Directors Member – Shawn Florey – 276-689-5480