Current Events for 2017
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5th Bi Annual Off Road 101 Event, October 21st 2017
This has been a wonderful event every year to help those not comfortable yet with off road travel to become acquainted with what their Toyota 4x4 is really capable of in the real world. In the morning we go over basics of recovery, approach and departure angles. We cover 4x4 settings on your Toyota and what each of them does and when to use them. Then we take your trucks out as we guide you through the beginner trails at the badlands off road park that any stock truck can tackle. Weather permitting, we have a big group camp out at the local grounds and share stories about our day. This event is an RSVP Event only click below to sign up.
OPEN HOUSE: June 24th, noon to 5.
Come Out to see in person the things that you have only seen in magazines or the internet before!
Roof top tents,
OZtent, Turtleback, XVenture, Tepui Tents,
Midwest Overland and Chitown4x4 Host the Chitown4x4 Meet and Greet / Camp out
We are hosting Midwest Overlanders Group as well as the local, Tacoma, FJ, 4runner and Tundra Groups for an open house and Camp out. Taking place June 24th 2017. Starting at Noon at Chitown4x4. We will have a swag raffel at 4pm sharp! Doors close at 5pm Then we are heading over to the Blackwell family camp ground to camp for the night as a group. Most of us are booking sites along the southern end of the camping area, 8 people , 2 tents max per site. You need to reserve your camp site ahead of time, click the blue button below for all of that info.
Blackwell has a small lake for Canoe and Kayak as well as the dupage river which is a great paddle river. For those that enjoy more 2 wheel off road adventure, we will have a group Mt bike ride on Sunday afternoon at one of the local places,Palos, or Saweekee, weather pending.
Chitown4x4 is located at 260 Gerzevske lane, Carol Stream, Il 60188 (inside the Accurate Products Warehouse)
CampGround: Corner Of Butterfield rd (56) and Warrenville Road, in warrenville, Il 60555.
This event filled up very quickly and we are no longer accepting attendees for this event:
Every year we head down to the Badlands in Attica Indiana in April before the travel and expedition season kicks off to do a formal introduction to those that have never been off road. We focus on the basics, Safety, Recovery, Capability. This is open to customers of Chitown4x4. The only fee required is that to get into the park for the 2 days.
Day 1: 9:30 AM. 1 hour of basics on your 4x4. Easy Loop Trail for beginners and stock trucks before we break for lunch. Afternoon, tackle an intermediate trail and play in the park till sunset and we set up camp for the night.
Day 2: Take skills learned and apply to normal moderate trails for those that are equipped for it. We will also have a reboot of the first morning with an alternate loop through the easy trails again.
Badlands Off Road Park, 3968 N Xavier Rd, Attica, IN 47918
4x4 Capable Truck, Communication Device (ham or CB), Visibility Flag and a way to mount it.(park rules)
Camp Ground info: http://www.offthetrailcampground.com/campground.html
Off road Park info: http://www.badlandsoffroad.com/
Toyota Lone Star Jamboree May 4th - 7th
Link to register for this event. www.lonestartoyotajamboree.com/
Toyota Summit, Ouray Colorado, July 19-23
Link to Event and Registration: www.fjsummit.org/
Appalachian Toyota Round Up, Tennessee, August 31 - September 4
Please visit this URL To Attend and let them know where you heard about the event from.