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Promoting the fun and safe use of off-highway vehicles through education!

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association Home Page!


    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association was incorporated as a non-profit society on March 9, 1994.  The association was formed by a group of four-wheel drive enthusiasts for four reasons:

  • To fight the negative image that the public held of four-wheelers.
  • To educate the public that "big tires" are safe.
  • To provide more opportunities for off-roading and family fun.
  • To educate trail users about the importance of safety and responsibility when off-roading.

    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association realizes that the future use of off-highway vehicles is in jeopardy.  Government initiatives such as Special Places 2000, abuse of OHV areas by uneducated individuals, lack of public awareness and over zealous environmentalists threaten to close the few off-roading areas that exist.
    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association is continually working with Land and Forest Services of Alberta Environmental Protection, other user groups (4x4, dirt bike, snowmobile, equestrian, etc.).  Our collective goal is to enhance and further the process of educating both the public and other users about proper, sustainable use of our off-road areas.
    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association believes that EDUCATION is the key to achieving this objective.  We promote strong four-wheel drive ethics, including environmental awareness, while encouraging fun and safe four wheeling within our membership.
    Although The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association was formed by off-road enthusiasts with trucks, our membership has expanded to include people with quads, dirt bikes, buggies and even those who do not own an off-highway vehicle!


    The objectives of The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association are as follows:

  • To educate and voice collectively the opinions, ideas and beliefs of its members to all officials and other interested stakeholders and the general pubic.
  • Encourage and promote a high standard of morals and ethics of four wheeling for all its members.
  • To protect, enhance and repair the environment and wildlife for future use and enjoyment by its members.
  • To encourage and stimulate family unity in the outdoors.
  • To promote safe recreational four wheeling while assisting in communications between drivers and authoritative figures.
  • To preserve, enhance and promote safe use of trails, resorts and camping facilities.
  • To help police and enforce proper use of off highway vehicles on trails or in public areas for the benefit of the officials, associations, clubs and general public.
  • Our goal is to do all the things necessary to promote the fun and safe use off off-highway vehicles.


Events and Activities

    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association has a full calendar of events every year.  We hold annual volunteer clean-ups, poker runs, show'n shines, map runs, family outings and dances.  We participate in the events of other area clubs such as Ground Pounder Daze and mud bog events.  Other activities in the past have included parades, sportsman shows, search and rescue, swap meets and transportation services.  We also hold educational seminars and welcome guest speakers at our monthly meetings.


    The Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association holds meetings usually every month.  We welcome anyone interested in our Association to attend.  Please check the Events page for the next time and location of our meeting or event. If the page doesn't seem to be upto date, check out our contacts page and you are free to call or email one of the executive to get the current information.

Membership Fees

    The initiation fee is $60 per family and includes the first year's membership fee.  The annual renewal fee is $35.  These fees include your membership to the Rocky Mountain Big Wheels Association and the Alberta United Recreationists Society.  Our membership decals are recognized by Forestry and Parks officials.  Membership entitles each adult in the family a democratic vote in all executive committee placements and Association activities.  All R.M.B.W.A. members receive an A.U.R.S. Trails Fund sticker.  All proceeds from the Trails Fund sticker go towards establishing a fund for the maintenance of trails in Alberta.

We have an online store now!

Our online store is located at CafePress. Here you will find clothing, mugs, stickers and such.  The site is setup as "non-profit", so you only pay actual cost.  Have you credit-card ready and look around!

Most of our videos are hosted at Google. You are more than welcome to add your own videos, or send your pictures / videos to the WebGuy Vance and he will make up something for everyone to see.