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RBC I Meeker will be buzzing with off-highway-vehicle activity this week as Meeker hosts the 2016 Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous sponsored by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and Rio Blanco County.
Riders from across the United States will be attending the Fifth Annual Wagon Wheel OHV Rendezvous in Meeker from today through Sunday with base camp being the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker.
The White River National Forest features the Wagon Wheel OHV Trails, with trails having all levels of difficulty. Registered riders have the opportunity to ride with a local expert to become familiar with the trail system and experience the beauty of Rio Blanco County.
The rendezvous schedule is packed full of fun, with guided rides on Friday and Saturday.
An outdoor concert will take place at Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, sponsored by Extreme Powersports on Friday evening. Local food vendors will be on hand Friday evening and the Meeker Lions Club will provide a beer garden.
Rio Blanco County Search & Rescue is hosting the fifth annual OHV Poker Run on Saturday. Riders can pick up their first card between 9 and 11 a.m. Prize drawings for the Poker Run will be held following the return of the last Poker Run participant. Search & Rescue is also selling Youth ATV Raffle tickets to win a 2015 Arctic Cat 90cc 4-stroke, 2-valve ATV.
Riders won’t want to miss the OHV Rodeo and dinner provided by Meeker Lions Club at the fairgrounds grandstands on Saturday evening.
Prize drawings, an OHV expo featuring the latest ATVs and OHVs on the market and the winner of the Rio Blanco County Search & Rescue ATV drawing will be announced.
Locals are encouraged to test their skills and enter the OHV Rodeo. Registration for the OHV Rodeo is $5 per event, with events including drag racing, barrel racing and a blind driver obstacle course.
Meeker Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stephanie Kobald said, “With a growing number of registered participants each year, we have geared up this year’s Rendezvous to include a wider variety of rides and activities. The community can be part of the event even if they are not riding, by attending the free live concert and food vendors on Friday night, the OHV Rodeo on Saturday night and the OHV Expo each day of the event.”
The complete schedule of events and additional details can be found online at www.wagonwheeltrails.org or by contacting the Meeker Chamber of Commerce at 970-878-5510.