Hi Desert Round-Up

Memorial Day weekend and marks the start of summer. For those of us in Cal4Wheel, it is also the time for the Hi Desert Round-Up (HDR).


Josh Epstein

Russ Chung

Hi Desert Round-Up 2015
Genright is this year's Hi Desert Round-Up title sponsor

Trails, games, camping & more!

I unfortunately have to inform you all, with a heavy heart, we will not be rescheduling Hi-Desert Round UP 2020.

There are many factors that brought this decision, but suffice it to say that with everyone else that had runs scheduled for the past few months who are going to be rescheduling runs into the same time frame as we would ours, along with the fact that the only potential time would be in September/October which puts a lot of families back in school, then add the fact that Operation Desert Fun would be weeks away, my co-chair Russ Chung, almost the entire HDR 2020 committee and the board of directors have decided that it would be best to cancel the event.

The overwhelmingly clear response from everyone involved is not being able to provide an event that you all love and cherish to the level we feel it should be.

I want to urge you, with the crazy times we have had thus far, to please strongly consider registering and attending the two runs coming up in the south: Operation Desert Fun and Panamint Valley Days. Like every other organization, small business and charity, Cal4Wheel would love to have all of your support in these times.

I and others will put our blood sweat and tears into the remaining South District events this year to make sure all who attend will have a spectacular time and those who do not, wishing that they did. We are working on plans to improve everyone’s experience to ensure you leave yearning for next year’s festivities!

Thank you again for your continued support – All of us on the board of directors and every other position here at Cal4Wheel greatly appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, complaints or my favorite, how great of a job I’m doing: josh@cal4wheel.com

Josh Epstein
South District Vice President
California Four Wheel Drive Association

  • About HDR

    By Angela Cook

    Held on Memorial Day weekend, this will be HDR 49, and we have had a lot of changes over the years. We have held the event in a few different locations, but the best one so far (in my humble opinion) is at the Slash X Ranch in Barstow. We also do some things the same way, but I’ll start with the changes.

    This year, we will be charging a few more dollars, BUT you will get one free T-shirt with each preregistration! You will still be able to order more shirts, and we will have a small amount available to purchase on-site. But, if you wait till you get there to register, we will not be offering the free T-shirt, so be sure to preregister and get your shirts!

    We will now be doing the games on Saturday, both for adults and kids. You can test your rig on the RTI ramp, the teeter totter, or you can get your passenger cooled down at the wet lap game, which will be hosted By GenRight Off Road. If you would like to see a retired game come back, feel free to offer to run it! We can always use volunteers.

    Another staple throughout the years is the raffle. We are working hard to make the raffle a successful one, and we can use help from all of you to do it. BFG, a long-time corporate sponsor for Cal4Wheel, is now going to include an extra tire to their prize! So you could win five tires instead of just four, and they will now go up to size 37”. That’s worth the price of a few extra raffle tickets!

    Donations of money or product are always much-appreciated. Please let the event chair know if you, your club or your company would like to donate so we can get your name or logo in the program.

    Things are always subject to change, so check the website before you go. We are all volunteers, but we try to run things as smoothly as possible. Patience and a good attitude make for a great event!

  • Registration

    Registration will be coming soon.

  • Runs

    A wide variety of runs will be available for every vehicle and driver level.

    Sign-ups for the runs will be available at the event in the registration area.

    For a complete list of the runs that may be offered, see this link.

  • Safety Requirements

    All vehicles will be required to pass Cal4Wheel's safety inspection prior to participating in any event runs.

    Refer to this link for a list of the requirements.

Event Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Friday - May 28, 2021

  • 12PM
    Registration and safety opens
  • 9PM
    Registration and safety closes

Saturday - May 29, 2021

  • 7AM-12PM
    Registration and safety
  • 7:15AM
    Trail leaders' meeting
  • 8AM
    Drivers' meetings
  • 8AM-3PM
    Trail rides leave in 15 minute intervals
  • 4-7PM
    Camp activities & social hours
  • 5PM-7PM
    Dinner served
  • 7PM
    Kids' raffle
  • 7:30PM
    Adult raffle
  • 9:30PM
    Trail ride

Sunday - May 30, 2021

  • 7:15AM
    Trail leaders' meeting
  • 8AM
    Trail rides line up
  • 8:45AM
    Drivers' meetings
  • 8AM-3PM
    Trail rides leave in 15 minute intervals
  • 10AM-2PM
    Adult games
  • 3-5PM
    Kids' games
  • 4PM-7PM
    Camp activities and social hours
  • 7PM-7:30PM
    Kids' best equipped vehicle game
  • 7:30PM-8:30PM
    Adult best equipped vehicle game
  • 8:30PM
    Games awards
  • 9PM-11PM
    Adult social hour

Monday - May 31, 2021

  • 8AM
    Trail rides line up
  • 11AM
    Event officially closes
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