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Oh I watched that the other day! I was thinking I had seen that BS on here but wasn't quite sure.

I wonder if anyone can go out there. I don't have anything exciting so wouldn't care to be on YouTube but I'd want to try driving out there.
 

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Just stumbled across the video on the youtubes. I was hoping eventually they'd redo something with the Sport. Those stripes really stand out. I immediately knew I'd seen your rig in here.
 

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Well done!
 

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Oh I watched that the other day! I was thinking I had seen that BS on here but wasn't quite sure.

I wonder if anyone can go out there. I don't have anything exciting so wouldn't care to be on YouTube but I'd want to try driving out there.
At the end of the video, the guy was talking as if anyone can go there.

He also mentioned having a more involved course at the 'back of the ranch'.
 


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At the end of the video, the guy was talking as if anyone can go there.

He also mentioned having a more involved course at the 'back of the ranch'.
I might have missed that.

I think I saw it's in Colorado. It's a neighboring state but it's still HOURS away.
 

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I might have missed that.

I think I saw it's in Colorado. It's a neighboring state but it's still HOURS away.
Personally, I wouldn't go too far out of my way to drive on that course. That's not meant as a criticism, it's OK, it just seems most of us could find something similar (or even better) closer to home.

We live on the side of a "mountain" and our property would be plenty challenging, but a) I don't want to tear it up (the land or the BL), and b) getting the BL stuck would be both expensive and embarrassing. :cool:

You're probably aware of this, but Ford has what they call a "Bronco Off-Roadeo":
https://broncooffroadeo.com/

Scroll down to "More Info > Costs". It was/is(?) set up for owners of the 'big' Bronco and the BS BL only. From what I just read though, any 2023 model is OK:

"Verified owners of a qualifying 2021 or newer Bronco; 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition; 2021 or 2022 Bronco Sport Badlands; or any 2023 Bronco Sport will receive an owner credit to cover the cost of the Off-Roadeo experience. All other associated event costs are as follows..."

Just another option.

BTW, Ford has a course in Texas:
https://broncooffroadeo.com/locations/texas

My guess is that since they are taking anyone who can pay the fee(s) -- without regard to experience -- and they are providing the BS BL's and Broncos, the courses must be pretty tame. Having said that, some of the photos make at least some parts of some courses look pretty challenging.

From what I can see, the only cost is $50, but the comments on this page are ranting about the expense, and one mentions $2,000(!) (not incl. transportation and lodging). I couldn't find any mention of $2,000:
https://thebronconation.com/news/want-to-do-another-off-roadeo-now-you-can-t.17944/

Another option would be to look for off-roading forums and find trails in your area.
 
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Personally, I wouldn't go too far out of my way to drive on that course. That's not meant as a criticism, it's OK, it just seems most of us could find something similar (or even better) closer to home.

We live on the side of a "mountain" and our property would be plenty challenging, but a) I don't want to tear it up (the land or the BL), and b) getting the BL stuck would be both expensive and embarrassing. :cool:

You're probably aware of this, but Ford has what they call a "Bronco Off-Roadeo":
https://broncooffroadeo.com/

Scroll down to "More Info > Costs". It was/is(?) set up for owners of the 'big' Bronco and the BS BL only. From what I just read though, any 2023 model is OK:

"Verified owners of a qualifying 2021 or newer Bronco; 2021 Bronco Sport First Edition; 2021 or 2022 Bronco Sport Badlands; or any 2023 Bronco Sport will receive an owner credit to cover the cost of the Off-Roadeo experience. All other associated event costs are as follows..."

Just another option.

BTW, Ford has a course in Texas:
https://broncooffroadeo.com/locations/texas

My guess is that since they are taking anyone who can pay the fee(s) -- without regard to experience -- and they are providing the BS BL's and Broncos, the courses must be pretty tame. Having said that, some of the photos make at least some parts of some courses look pretty challenging.

From what I can see, the only cost is $50, but the comments on this page are ranting about the expense, and one mentions $2,000(!) (not incl. transportation and lodging). I couldn't find any mention of $2,000:
https://thebronconation.com/news/want-to-do-another-off-roadeo-now-you-can-t.17944/

Another option would be to look for off-roading forums and find trails in your area.
I did this on my way to the Bronco off Roadeo in Moab as part of my drive to Alaska. so it was not out of my way. It was part of the adventure
 

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BTW, Ford has a course in Texas:
https://broncooffroadeo.com/locations/texas

My guess is that since they are taking anyone who can pay the fee(s) -- without regard to experience -- and they are providing the BS BL's and Broncos, the courses must be pretty tame. Having said that, some of the photos make at least some parts of some courses look pretty challenging.

From what I can see, the only cost is $50, but the comments on this page are ranting about the expense, and one mentions $2,000(!) (not incl. transportation and lodging). I couldn't find any mention of $2,000:
https://thebronconation.com/news/want-to-do-another-off-roadeo-now-you-can-t.17944/

Another option would be to look for off-roading forums and find trails in your area.
I'm planning to go to the one in Texas, hopefully in early June. I might push it back just so I'm not too rushed. I have some stuff going on at work and home. But I don't want to push it back too far.

From what I skimmed through, the $2,000 is if I want to go a 2nd time to one of those events without buying a new Bronco or BS. I think it's around $5,000 if I never bought one.

And I tried looking for off-road forums but couldn't find anything recent. Maybe I'm not searching right. This is a new hobby for me. Well, I haven't started it yet. Near me, there's a beach and a dirt road at a reservoir marked as a trail. I'd need to drive hours to get to anyplace worth going.
 

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I'm planning to go to the one in Texas, hopefully in early June. I might push it back just so I'm not too rushed. I have some stuff going on at work and home. But I don't want to push it back too far.

From what I skimmed through, the $2,000 is if I want to go a 2nd time to one of those events without buying a new Bronco or BS. I think it's around $5,000 if I never bought one.

And I tried looking for off-road forums but couldn't find anything recent. Maybe I'm not searching right. This is a new hobby for me. Well, I haven't started it yet. Near me, there's a beach and a dirt road at a reservoir marked as a trail. I'd need to drive hours to get to anyplace worth going.
I've only driven through Texas a couple times, but I gather most of it is pretty flat, except for the 'Hill Country'.

I was thinking that if you knew someone who owns a ranch that there might be some good off-roading, but IDK.

I'm not familiar with any off-road forums, but there are forums for almost everything so I'm surprised you didn't find anything. I just searched for "off-road forum" and several came up. I didn't check them all, but this one has almost 400,000 members and threads with recent posts (some just a few hours ago):
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forums/

Here's a list of 25 off-road forums. Some are vehicle-specific but may still have good info:
https://blog.feedspot.com/off_road_forums/

This one only has limited recent activity, but most threads have very high numbers -- some in the millions:
https://forums.off-road.com/forums/

I just scanned the main pages, so IDK how helpful they'll be. Hopefully at least somewhat.

Another suggestion is national forests. IDK where you are in Texas, but most national forests seem to be NE of Houston. The NFS has maps that show all roads and trails and indicate what is allowed on each.
 

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As part of a trip to Alaska I stopped by TFL Tumbleweed Ranch to run Andres Pit. Here is the video.
Hats off for only changing the tires and leaving everything else factory! Did the same and I have taken my BS on all types of roads/trails and always get to my destination.
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