Midwest Adventure 4×4

We are a Iowa based 4×4 club located in the Des Moines metro area. Our goal is to try to bring together all kinds of 4×4 vehicles and also their families for the sole purpose of enjoying the terrains of our state and other regions in the country. The wheelers in the club are all from different backgrounds and have different types of off road preferences , but they all share the same passion for getting out there and getting their rides to a challenge. MWA4x4’s goal is to get together at least once a month for some wheeling in the Iowa terrains, and to talk about future trips to experience the trails in other regions of the country. MWA4x4 doesn’t discriminate so we’re open to any 4WD vehicle, so if you have the passion for off road adventures, and are up for the challenge, come join the new generation of 4×4’s clubs.


5th Annual Iowa All Breeds Jeep Show

5th Annual All Breeds Jeep ShowThe Iowa All Breeds Jeep Show could be your last off road event of the season so make the most of it and head up to the Story County Fair Grounds on September 20st and 21nd!  Get your 4×4 back together and get ready for some awesome competition. As always, the show will feature an obstacle course, RTI ramp, a show & shine, and retail vendors.

Spectator/Walk In Only ( 2-day wristband):  $10.00 per Person  (age 10 and over)

To Enter 4X4 Show Only:  $15.00, includes one (1) 2-day wristband

To Enter All Events:  $25.00,includes one (1) 2-day wristband


2014 Events – EVENTS BOTH DAYS

Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st

  • Obstacle Course for all Skill Levels
  • RTI Ramp
  • Teeter Totter
  • 4 x 4 Show (Saturday 8 am – 12 pm)
  • ‘Lil Jeepers Playground
  • Swap Meet
  • Vendor Alley
  • Invention Contest
  • Door Prizes
  • Off Road Trailer Contest
  • RC Cars Course and Demonstration
  • Rollover Contest
  • Pit Crew Challenge
  • Military Re-enactment
  • and  MUCH MORE

Don’t own a jeep? No worries. All breeds are welcome and with all the off road action, even spectators will have a ton of fun!

Check out their event page on Facebook!


Make It Or Break It (MIOBI)’s Annual Labor Day Event

miobilabordayevent Make It or Break It Off Road Club kicks off their annual Labor Day event on Friday, August 29th. This year’s four day event will provide fun for the whole family with its trail rides, camping, a hog roast, door prizes, live band, and a bonfire.  The weekend is open to anyone who would like to attend.

The event will take place at the MIOBI wheeling grounds near Hamilton Ia.

The campground opens at noon on Friday August 29th, and closes at Noon on Monday September 1st. Trails will be open from 12pm on Friday until Noon on Monday. There will be a food vendor on site serving food if you’re not into camp cooking.   The raffle and bonfire will take place on Saturday night.

Pricing for the event for MIOBI members is $45 per vehicle for the entire weekend, or $35 per day. Non members prices are $65  per vehicle for the entire weekend, or  $35 per day. These prices cover the driver and their immediate family. Additional vehicle  occupants on trail rides will be $5 for the entire event. Camping is $5 per day. Electric sites are $10 more for tents and $15 more for campers and RV’s.

This event is sponsored by Mayberry Farms, Stock MotorsFrontier 4×4, Offroad Dreams 4×4, Pavement Plus, Dan’s Automotive, Norwalk Collision, and Bill Magie – Plumber

Tall Corn Cruiser Classic – Aug 21st – 24th

FJThe Tall Corn Cruiser Classic, put on each year by Iowa’s only all Toyota off road club, Tall Corn Cruisers (TCC), is an event you don’t want to miss. TCC is a chapter of Toyota Land Cruiser Association (TLCA). The Cruiser Classic, scheduled for August 21-24th, is open to anyone with a 4×4.

The event takes place at the MIOBI wheeling grounds near Hamilton, Ia. $30 will get you in the gate and an event shirt. $35 additional dollars will get you wheeling for the whole weekend or $15 for one day. Camping is available, costing $15 for a tent site or $20 for a camper. There will be a vendor’s raffle for $1 each ticket, and a meal on Saturday night for $5.

The club is expecting at least 50 rigs and around 100 people. Informal guided trail rides will be conducted for those who choose to participate, otherwise it’s open wheeling. The MIOBI park offers off roading for all experience levels. The event has proven in the past to be a great family event that shouldn’t be missed!

-Alison and Luke Graham

$1000 Payout Heartland Challenge UTV Endurance Race

SAM_0640Go big or go home with this four hour UTV endurance race! The Heartland Challenge, an event traditionally for ATV’s has added a SXS class for you RZR and Can-Am owners out there! Three classes: an open class, a 800 cc class, and a 900 cc class will go head to head on Friday August 15th at 6 pm just east of Carlisle, Ia. Registration and tech inspection are from 9 am to 4 pm.

This race will go past dusk, so lights are required.  With a $1000 payout, its time to give it plenty of skinny pedal!



-Alison Graham