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Camp RZR has developed over the previous decade, turning into a hub for followers dedicated to embracing OHV recreation. We attended this yr to see what it’s all about.

Camp RZR is an annual occasion organized by Polaris on the Glamis California Sand Dunes. For the uninitiated like me, I discovered that this tentpole occasion attracts 1000’s of UTV riders, households, buddies, and anybody who takes pleasure in shredding sand on two or 4 wheels.

The weekend affair, working Oct. 28-29 this yr, marks the unofficial opening of the season — proper on time for desert temps to fall to a cushty vary.

overhead view of Camp RZR
Camp RZR 2022 ; (photograph/Derek Mau)

Placing on a full-scale occasion in the course of the desert requires a considerable quantity of assets and staffing. However, Polaris views Camp RZR as a solution to give again to the Powersports-dedicated neighborhood and people who have supported them.

As a token of appreciation, there’s no cost for entrance, free chilled water, entry to demo rides, youngsters’ actions, nightly concert events, and prize giveaways. Registered friends additionally get free swag.

Wonderful Glamis Sand Dunes

Polaris RZR 4-person side-x-side racing across the sand dune
(Photograph/Garth Milan)

The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Space is taken into account one of many largest off-highway car places within the U.S. Glamis Dunes, the place the occasion takes place, stretches over 150,000 acres.

The sheer measurement of Glamis makes it a dream sandbox for UTV riders. Furthermore, the continually shifting winds of the Imperial Valley construct stunning slopes and bowls for each talent degree.

Vendor Village: Actions, Meals, Gear, Youngsters’ Zone

Face to Face performs at Camp RZR 2022
Face to Face (’90s punk rock band) entertained the group at Camp RZR; (photograph/Derek Mau)

The large weekend of Camp RZR consists of actions and leisure that caters to households and lovers of all ages. Throughout the Vendor Village, an enormous stage is erected for the night’s concert events by Face to Face and Pennywise. In between sessioning the dunes, there’s a central space to recharge, rehydrate, buy lunch, and scope out a number of the ATV and UTV gear and aftermarket add-ons.

The ultimate night time caps off with a stunning fireworks present.

Camp RZR kid zone
Child Zone was a sizzling spot of motion; (photograph/Garth Milan)

The little ones have a devoted Child Zone the place they’ll motor round a mini course, trip the Ferris wheel, or hound mother and pop for ice cream. Tweens can gear up and get a hands-on introduction to driving a UTV years earlier than they get their driver’s license.

Polaris has a demo program to enroll in to check drive an RZR and find out about Experience Command, Polaris’ GPS-based route planning app.

Service With a Smile

Polaris RZR waiting for repair service | Camp RZR 2022
Onsite restore service obtainable to all Camp RZR attendees; (photograph/Derek Mau)

A couple of mechanical failures will occur due to the variety of machines roaming the desert. The regulation of statistics and the bare brutality of the desert can’t be ignored and can strike a toll on {hardware}.

Polaris arrange eight service bays, full with complimentary elements and repair, devoted to getting RZRs, previous and new, again out onto the dunes. It’s not unusual for the restore crews to service 400-500 UTVs over the weekend.

AAA roadside service doesn’t cowl you if one thing breaks within the desert. Polaris sends a discipline service crew to roam the dunes and help with minor breakdowns, like changing a damaged belt.

Celeb Sightings: Casey Currie, Diesel Brothers, Tanner Foust

Casey Currie | Camp RZR Glamis Sand Dunes
Casey Currie at Camp RZR 2022; (photograph/Derek Mau)

A couple of celebrities stated they love the game a lot they’d come out for Camp RZR even when they weren’t model ambassadors. Casey Curry digs the household facet and units apart time between his busy race schedule to trek out to Glamis Sand Dunes along with his father, brother, and a gaggle of household and buddies.

Diesel Brothers: Heavy D and Diesel Dave
Diesel Brothers: Heavy D and Diesel Dave; (photograph/Derek Mau)

The Diesel Brothers, Heavy D and Diesel Dave, had been onsite displaying off and field-testing their newest customized construct.

tanner foust | camp rzr 2022 glamis california sand dunes
Well-known race and stunt driver Tanner Foust out having enjoyable at Camp RZR 2022; (photograph/Derek Mau)

World-class rally racer Tanner Foust, a seasoned and achieved veteran of WRC, took out an RZR Professional R for his first outing on the dunes.

Oldsmobile Hill: The Wild West at Its Wildest

Oldsmobile Hill at night Glamis California Sand Dunes
Oldsmobile Hill throughout Camp RZR 2022; (photograph/Derek Mau)

One of many greatest spectacles of the weekend for me was night time using at Oldsmobile Hill, an enormous dune situated within the middle of Glamis Sand Dunes. After sundown, 1000’s of duners descend on Oldsmobile Hill with their buggies, sand rails, quads, bikes, and vehicles.

The unimaginable variety of off-roaders gentle up the night time with multicolored LED lights, neon whips, and fireworks. Individuals gathered to hang around and watch everybody race up and down the hill. I didn’t need to miss it and was grateful for the chance to have skilled this spot in full technicolor.

That’s a Wrap: Camp RZR 2022

thank you riders banner | Camp RZR 2022
(Photograph/Derek Mau)

The OHV neighborhood attracts folks from all walks of life however shares a standard love for the game and recreation that revolves round exercise. It’s good to see Polaris again this yr after the pressured hiatus attributable to the pandemic.

The help and love that goes into Camp RZR are evident in all places — not just for their clients but additionally for everybody who actually enjoys using. Hopefully, we’ll see you within the dunes subsequent yr!

Camp RZR 2022 | Glamis California Sand Dunes
(Photograph/Garth Milan)
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