Trail Hero Daily Recap: Day 1
Sand Hollow Ut. – October 1, 2019. Trail Hero is in full swing. The event teed off in competitive fashion with a golf tournament hosted on Sand Hollow Resort’s Links Course. The full-length, 3,600-yard, par 36 course blends perfectly with the desert’s natural sand dunes and rock formations. Rich Kline started the contest with a speech that was short and to the point. Casually approaching the mic with a beer in hand, he announced that the event would be held in the same manner—not to be taken seriously, just to have fun, because after all, that’s what we are all here for is fun. How does a golf tournament tie into a UTV Rally you ask? It doesn’t, but when you are mere minutes from Sand Hollow Resort and they have one of the best golf courses in the state, you take advantage. There will be no shortage of dirt miles tomorrow. The EFX Tire team led by Chris Rushton took 2nd in the golf tourney, although we hear they are asking for a scorecard review of the winners. At the end, ample golf balls were lost, there was no shortage of fun, and it was time to get cleaned up for the kick off party. With just a short jot down the road, the festivities went underway.
Sand Hollow Off-road played host to the 2019 Trail Hero Kick Off Party and Opening Ceremonies. While some registered for trails and planned out their week, old friends gathered to chew the fat while enjoying cold drinks and delicious food. The stories of past events and rides were endless and probably slightly embellished, but in the true nature of this event, everyone laughed and had a great time. Again Rich Kline climbed atop a 44-inch tall tire to address the crowd. Rich is a man of little words. Although he may be the face of trail hero, he expressed that it is not his. “I may be the face, but without an army of volunteers, vendors and participants, none of this would be possible,” said Rich. He gave credit and thanks to everyone who was at the event. By the looks of day one, this is shaping up to be the biggest and best Trail Hero event to date.