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Two weeks ago our good friend and worlds most famous Holler Crawler Brian Fisher came down to Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park with his wife Melissa and crew, along with some folks from Progressive Insurance. Brian visited for 4 days and hung out with Holler Crawler members. We rode the park, filmed, spent some quality time around the ole campfire, and even went to Norris Lake for a day. It was a great way for our club members to have a cool event just for them without having to work and worry about every minute detail of a major event. Brian also used his time to shoot some promos and commercials, and it’s cool to know that our ATV park will be the backdrop of those.
It was wonderful to meet the good people from Progressive. All 5 who came down from Cleveland were a pleasure to be around. Also, although we learned that most all of them were novice riders, you wouldn’t have known it! They tackled some of Bell County’s roughest and rockiest trails and looked like old pros doing it! We were very glad that they came down and got to see what we think is one of the most beautiful places in southeast Kentucky. It’s amazing how our sport can take people from such different backgrounds and unite them in such a short period of time. They were from Cleveland, we are from the rural part of Kentucky, but by the end of the trip we had formed a fast friendship. Again, it was a pleasure meeting all of them and we hope they come back and visit us again soon.
We can’t say enough good things about Brian and what his show means in promoting not only Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, but the Holler Crawlers as well. Brian has bar-none the most popular (and the best) ATV show on television, because just like his slogan says, he ‘keeps it real’. He’s a real person, a normal person who uses his show to connect with fans and focus on the entire atmosphere of trail riding. That’s why he is the face of ATV and UTV trail riding, because he connects on every aspect of the sport. And one of the biggest parts of our sport is the camaraderie you develop with your fellow riders. Brian realizes this as much as anyone and that’s why he has become so successful. That and the fact he, Melissa, and the entire crew work very hard at what they do. If you think all he does is ride ATVs, you’re way off. Filming and developing a high quality show like Fisher’s ATV World is extremely detailed and takes a ton of preparation and hard work. They deserve all the credit they get for making a great show.
We had some folks ask why the general public didn’t know about this event. The reason was that we had a set schedule of things we needed to film and focus on. The past two times Brian has visited the park we have had huge events, and he will be back this October 19-21 for the Haunted Forest Ride. He has always been extremely grateful and nice to his fans, taking pictures and signing posters for hours on end. And I am sure he will again do so at the Haunted Forest Ride. This visit was meant to specifically focus on the park and was meant to create a show that focused less on a huge event and more on Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park. We told him we would save the big event for the Haunted Forest Ride, which is shaping up to be a monster of an event (pun intended).
Anyway, we will let everyone know when this show will air. Until then, here are just a few pictures from the trip. See everyone at the Haunted Forest Ride on October 19-21!!!
Fisher, Progressive Crew, and some Holler Crawlers stopped for lunch on trail
Fishers tour bus at the Sam Low Pond
Holler Crawler founder Jon Grace outfishes Brian with a score of 1-0. Jon and Brian had engaged in some friendly smack talk about who was going to out-fish who…and as you can see, Jon won. The fishing trip to Norris Lake was cut short to only an hour due to thunderstorms, or Jon would have caught many, many more. We’re still uncertain how many Brian would have caught, but we are certain it would have been considerably less…
Fisher and crew chatting with some Holler Crawlers at base camp.
Until then, if you want to ride with us, check our facebook page and our forum for the latest guided rides coming up!
And also make sure to tune into Fisher’s ATV World every Monday on the Outdoor Channel at 4:30 and 9:30 PM, as well as 12:30 AM Tuesday. As mentioned earlier, Fisher is coming back to Bell County as part of the 4th Annual Haunted Forest Ride Oct 19-21. You can view all the dates of the 2012 “Keepin It Real Tour” at http://keepinitreal.fishersatvworld.com
Also, if you are in the market of insuring your ATV or side x side (or boat, RV, etc…), make sure to check into Progressive Insurance. They have low rates and great coverage, and are friends of the club as well. Visit their website at www.progressive.com