The 4-Wheel & Off-Road Ultimate Adventure, presented by BFGoodrich Tires, is the coolest wheeling trip we take all year and the one we know you all lie awake at night dreaming about going on. It's a weeklong expedition to string together the best wheeling trails the off-road world has to offer, and to do it in vehicles that drive on the street more than 1,200 miles as well as they tackle the trails. Make no mistake, there are no trailer queens on this trip, and anyone who whines about not being able to handle the terrain or fix their stuff when it breaks ain't coming with us. No matter who you know.
The secret to Ultimate Adventure's success is that it is unlike any other off-road trip because it is completely different every year. We purposely seek out the trails less travelled and combine them with the big-name trails you know to demonstrate what is possible with a group of dedicated off-road enthusiasts who are passionate about their hobby and the vehicles they build.
This year we threw away all the safety nets of being close to home and decided we needed a challenge that included more than just rockcrawling. We also wanted to shake things up by bringing along some new vehicles that we thought would be better suited for the Southern mud runs we had planned in Murphy, North Carolina; Monteagle, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Starkville, Mississippi; and Hot Springs, Arkansas. To guarantee things went smoothly, we called in our partners at BFGoodrich, Flowmaster, Rhino Linings, Warn Industries, Tuff Country Suspension, Trailready, Poison Spyder Customs, Dynatrac, and Detroit Locker to help us make this year's UA take off. We're thankful to have had this support and logistical help when we where closer to their backyards than our own.
But most importantly, we heard your requests for more reader participation and we stepped up to invite three readers with us on this year's Adventure. Mike Copeland of Brighton, Michigan, Bryan Richman of Robertsdale, Alabama, and Tommy Galbreath of Courtland, Virginia got the nod. All three of them submitted their entries and won a spot on the adventure of a lifetime. We'll be watching for your entry next year.