Tons of ATV and 4×4 activities planned for New York event, with a goal of building alliances to gain more riding opportunities

            The annual TrailRex (Trail Riders Expo) promises to be the biggest northeast OHV festival of the year! This four-day mega-event is slated for August 20-23 at the expansive grounds of the Indian Lookout Country Club in Pattersonville, NY (20 miles west of Albany). Though family fun is certainly the primary goal of TrailRex, the festival is also designed to build important alliances in an effort to increase riding opportunities in the northeastern states. Many riding clubs, dealers and sponsors are already on board to make the festival a success.

            Highlighting TrailRex are the numerous riding/driving events that feature classes for a wide variety of OHVs, including ATVs, UTVs, Dirt Bikes, Jeeps, 4×4 Trucks, Rock Crawlers and there’s even a big Snowmobile grass drag event planned (see website for event details).  However, the festival features much more than motorsports competitions as there will be 8 different bands playing over the weekend with professional sound and light systems as well as a  fireworks show every night. To keep everyone in the family happy there’s also a mechanical bull on hand, a Miss TrailRex Contest, Dale Earnhartd Jr.s #88 (you can try your hand at changing a NASCAR tire too!), and a special “surpise” exhibition from the Army National Guard and U.S. Marines like you’ve never seen before.

Event Highlights

  • EnduroCross
  • ATV/4×4 Truck Mud Bogs
  • ATV Drags
  • ¼ Mile Oval Flattrack
  • Rock Crawl
  • Snowmobile Grass Drags
  • 4×4 Truck Obstacle Course
  • ATV Sled Pull
  • FMX Exhibition
  • Miss TrailRex Contest
  • Mechanical Bull Contest
  • Trials Show
  • Custom Truck/Jeep, ATV, and Motorcycle Show
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s #88 and Tire Change Challenge
  • Children/Family Entertainment Area
  • Bounce Rides and Slides
  • Water Pong Competition
  • Toy Hauler/RV Dealer Display
  • Youth Trail Ride
  • Manufacturer Demo Rides
  • Vendor Area
  • “Surprise” Exhibition by Army National Guard and U.S. Marines
  • Big Fireworks Show Nightly
  • 8 Bands to rock the house!!



Great strides have already been taking place in regards to expanding northeast trail riding opportunities. In the past two years, the New York State Powersport Dealers Association (a primary sponsor of TrailRex) has helped riding clubs open over 800 miles of insured OHV trails on private lands. Over 70 dealerships and 26 OHV clubs will be involved in the TrailRex extravaganza this year with dozens of great sponsors on board as well.

To get more info and buy tickets online, go to or call 888-OHV-EXPO.

Most importantly, have fun!!


Sponsors and race managers

·        Can-Am

·        Moose Racing

·        Full Tilt Fabrication

·        MotoComm

·        4-Wheeling 4 Healing

·        Capitol City Truck Center

·        Electric City Riders

·        New York State Powersport Dealers Association

·        Nytro Eastern NY

·        Quad X Rock Maple Racing

·        Upstate New York Extreme

·        Collar City Auctions Realty & Mgmt. Inc.

·        OK Auto 4WD & Tire

·        Pit Bull Tires

·        Tamarack ATV Accessories

·        Want Ad

·        Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shafts

·        Mud Tech Inc.

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