ALCOHOL/ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE POLICY Absolutelynoalcohol or illegal substances are allowed on Club Trail Rides. If any use is spotted you will be required to stop immediately. Alcohol after a Trail Ride or in camp is subject to all State and local laws and regulations.
TRAIL LEADERS The ultimate authority on the trail is the trail leader. Their job is to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun four wheeling experience. If there are breakdowns on the trail, the trail leader will discuss the situation with the vehicle owners to decide the best course of action for repair or removal of the vehicle. The LCFWDC does not want any vehicles left on the trails overnight unless there is no other way.
USE OF BYPASS ROUTES The use of unauthorized bypass routes, or “braids”, is strictly prohibited. Please stay on the designated trail routes during all trail runs. "Tread Lightly"
VEHICLE REGISTRATION All vehicles must be registered as either street legal or as an OHV. The LCFWDC is not responsible for accidents, damage, or injury to persons or vehicles. All drivers must be at least 18 years old. Drivers are responsible for the occupants of that vehicle.
TREAD LIGHTLY® Drive responsibly to protect the environment and drive only where motorized vehicles are permitted. All participants must abide by all rules and regulations. Do not take items from historic sites. Leave history for all to enjoy. Please exercise Tread Lightly® principles.
TRAIL ETIQUETTE Please be courteous, respectful, and helpful to all participants and volunteers. This includes all other groups and individuals we might encounter.
THE BOTTOM LINE Submittal of your membership application is acknowledgement that you have read and agree to all of the LCFWDC Guidelines and Trail Rules. Failure to follow these Trail Rules may result in your membership being revoked.
HOLD HARMLESS All regular members of the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club (LCFWDC) must read & accept the Trail Rules and the Hold Harmless Agreement in the link on the on-line registration form.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in events of the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club (hereinafter called LCFWDC), the undersigned participant, for himself, herself, personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASES the LCFWDC officers, employees, members, assisting clubs and commercial sponsors (hereinafter called Sponsors) of all liability to the undersigned, whether caused by negligent act, omission or otherwise while undersigned is participating in any LCFWDC sponsored trail ride or event. It is fully understood by each of the undersigned that there is inherent risk associated with any four wheel drive event, including damage to vehicles and persons.
By checking the accept box participants are stating they understand and accept all rules and regulations and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the LCFWDC officers, employees, members, assisting clubs and Sponsors from any loss, damage, or costs incurred due to such participation by the undersigned, whether caused by negligence, omission or otherwise while the undersigned is participating in any LCFWDC event.
Further, each participant hereby acknowledges and represents the following: That he/she has read the foregoing Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement. That he/she shall at all times, while riding in a vehicle participating in any LCFWDC event, shall wear his/her respective seat belt. That the owner/driver certifies that he/she has inspected their vehicle and same is in good mechanical condition and is properly insured. That the owner/driver has informed himself/herself about the event and trails involved in the event, either by prior participation or by investigation into the event and trails.
Finally, the owner/driver of each vehicle accepts full responsibility for any and all passengers or pets of said vehicle.