CMCC 2023 WILL BE HELD JULY 13th THROUGH JULY 15TH
ExpoCMCC will be departing on Wednesday July 12th, 2023.
All vehicles are required to have an FRS or GMRS radio.
Since CB radio is so incredibly pathetic and not everyone is familiar with ham radio, we are joining with the majority of 4WD clubs and formally moving away from CB. Both FRS and GMRS radios are acceptable and many brands are available. Here is one available on Amazon.
The Coal Mine Cruiser Classic (CMCC) is an off-road event hosted by the Gotham City Land Cruisers, LLC (GCLC). This annual gathering originated in 1999 and helped to get the GCLC off the ground. In its first year CMCC hosted fewer than 20 vehicles. Since then it has become one of the largest club-organized gatherings on the East Coast. Recent events have seen over 80 vehicles with 120 plus participants. The event has always been family oriented and kid friendly. Many folks bring their entire family along.
Participants who attend CMCC come from all walks of life and are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. We have hosted families from MD, NY, MA, CT, VA, PA, NH, VT, OH, CO, KS, NJ, and Canada. You will meet business executives, NASA scientists; college students, computer programmers, filmmakers, engineers, and, we are honored to say, a number of police officers, firefighters and EMT personnel.
This four-day event with wheeling for every skill level will be held July 13-15, 2023.
CMCC will be based at the common area at Twin Grove Campground. The facilities at Twin Grove are fantastic and the folks that run it are great. It is very kid friendly.
Off road trails will be at Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area, one of the best off-road parks in the North East, located in the heart of the central PA coal district, featuring over 7500 acres of widely varied terrain offering everything from rugged dirt roads to extreme hardcore rock gardens. AOAA has trails of all difficulty levels to accommodate drivers and vehicles of all levels from beginner through intermediate to hardcore. Obstacles you can expect to encounter at AOAA include hill climbs, mud holes, off camber trails, and some of the most intense rock crawling offered on the East Coast.
While the distance between Twin Grove and Anthracite is roughly double the drive time to Rausch Creek, AOAA offers more than double the acreage and better terrain. We are certain you will find the additional distance more than worth it.
AOAA does not provide paper maps. Please download the free MAPRIKA app on your phone or tablet, available from Google Play and the Apple App Store. The official trail maps for both properties can be found by searching for “2021A AOAA”.
AOAA will allow overnight trailer parking on premises. The vehicle owner will need to fill out a form in the AOAA office.
An overland expedition type multi-day ride exploring Bald Eagle State Forest has been planned. Click the link for details.
Please read our Trail Ride Safety and Equipment Checklist.
VEHICLE INSPECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AT AOAA EACH MORNING OF THE EVENT
- All vehicles must be inspected before hitting the trails.
- All vehicles MUST have a CMCC inspection sticker to participate in the event.
- This is a TLCA and GCLC requirement.
- Please note that all CMCC registration fees must be paid in advance via PayPal.
- No other form of payment for registration will be accepted.
- Walk-in registrants/on-site payments will NOT be accommodated.
Registration for CMCC is $95. This includes: one Saturday night adult dinner, one event shirt (if registered before June 15th), one driver’s swag bag. See the event registration form for additional a la carte costs. Registrations received after June 15th will not include an event shirt.
Wheeling Fees for Anthracite
AOAA fees and waivers are handled by AOAA staff at the park. The cost is $35 per vehicle per day which covers the vehicle and driver. All passengers (adult or child) are $15 per day.
Multi-day passes are also available at a discounted rate. AOAA requires waivers for all drivers and passengers. Please visit the event links page for the required forms or the AOAA website for details.
This year we will be donating a portion of the raffle proceeds to The Jillian Fund.
The Jillian Fund objective: “provide financial support during a time of crisis to allow family members to better focus on supporting their sick child. Our network of social workers and our dedicated review committee evaluate and verify each request for financial need, and payments are made directly to service providers such as mortgage companies, utilities, etc.”
We have also added an option on the CMCC registration form to make an additional donation.
There are all levels of camping at Twin Grove, from primitive tent sites, to cabin rentals with private baths. Plenty of RV sites are available with water and electric hookups. Cabins go fast, so if you’re interested in one, do not delay in making a reservation. There is plenty of room for trailers, tow vehicles, etc. Bathroom facilities are next to the common camping area with showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities. All others should call Twin Grove Campground at 717-865-4602. Reservations can also be made online through their website. Note: No adult beverages are allowed to be brought into Twin Grove Campground. However, adult beverages can be purchased on site. Other accommodations are available in the area. See the links below for details.
For those who are new to this, please note that you will be in the park for the majority of the day with no services available. You will need to bring enough food, drink, and snacks for your party for each day on the trail.
- Event check-in will take place at the CMCC HQ cabin A76 at Twin Grove Campground each evening from 6:30pm to 8pm. Your registration bag will include whatever items you pre-paid for on your CMCC registration form. Additional meals and other items will be available for purchase on site.
- Morning trail ride line up and inspections will be at the AOAA staging area starting at 8:00am. Please make every effort to arrive early so we can get you out on the trails ASAP. Trucks will be separated into groups, each based on trail difficulty. Vehicle inspections will be done on a first come first served basis.
- Drivers and passengers must register and pay the associated AOAA park fees and will receive wrist bands and windshield stickers for that day. Stickers must be displayed and wristbands must be worn while on AOAA property.
- A driver meeting will be held each morning at 9am sharp at AOAA and attendance is mandatory.
- Saturday night is the awesome BBQ dinner catered by BLAZING SWINE BBQ at Twin Grove, followed by the CMCC raffle. Dinner starts promptly at 5:30 pm.
NOTE: We do our best to accommodate every level of driver/vehicle and to limit the number of trucks in a group. If you encounter an obstacle on the trail that you are not comfortable with there are often bypasses available. Please speak to your trail leader.
If you think your day of trails was too difficult or not difficult enough you can switch to any group you wish.
CMCC will be bigger and better than ever! With everything the event has to offer we are confident you’ll enjoy your experience both on and off the trail.
SEE YOU THERE!
The not-so-fine Fine Print
- CMCC is a family oriented event and all attendees are expected to conduct themselves accordingly.
- No person shall be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any substances that may hinder thinking ability or reaction time on any CMCC managed trail ride.
- No illegal drugs, alcohol, firearms or weapons are allowed on any CMCC managed trail ride.
- An authorized agent of the GCLC may disqualify any vehicle/participant at any time for safety reasons.