STLCA Statement: GSMTR & COVID-19

Oct 21, 2012
Smyrna, TN

The Southeast TOYOTA Land Cruiser Association is closely monitoring how the 2020 Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride could be affected by Corona Virus. COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. President Trump has declared the situation as a national emergency. And, Gov. Bill Lee has declared a state of emergency for Tennessee. Sporting events, concerts, and other public events are being canceled or postponed across the nation.

At this time, the 29th Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride WILL GO ON as scheduled. The health and well-being of our staff, attendees and their families is of utmost importance to us. With that in mind, we will continue to evaluate this fluid situation over the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are working with Windrock Park to prepare a variety of contingency plans in the off chance that we are required to reschedule the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or by messaging us on Instagram, Facebook or IH8MUD.

We appreciate you supporting the Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride and look forward to seeing you June 15th to 20th at Windrock Park in Oliver Springs, TN.

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Stay tuned to Instagram, Facebook, and our IH8MUD forum for more information.

Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride
June 15th - 20th, 2020
Windrock Park • Oliver Springs, TN
Guided Rides • Camping • Food • Fun
Jan 6, 2007
Jasper, Ga
For the safety of their employees, families and visitors, Windrock Park has made the difficult decision to shut down the General Store & Campground operations until mid April. The trail system will remain open 24/7 for permit holders. The Southeast TOYOTA Land Cruiser Association fully supports Windrock Park’s president Bill Lyon in his choice to put the health and well-being of people first. What does this closure mean for the Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride? The GSMTR Committee continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as it continues to affect all aspects of our lives. The recommendations by the federal, state and local governments are evolving daily. At this moment the GSMTR Committee is still hoping to hold our event the week of June 15th as planned. Although we are optimistic, we are diligently working with Windrock Park to have a contingency plan and potential postponement date in place. The impact that the government’s guidelines and orders are having on our sponsors and attendees is the driving force for these decisions. We know that some of you are being impacted physically, financially and even emotionally by this new reality. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. The GSMTR Committee will continue to update you as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Please reach out to us at or by DM on Facebook, Instagram or in our IH8MUD clubhouse if you have any questions. We appreciate your support of the Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride and look forward to seeing you soon. #gsmtr2020 #landcruiser #fj40 #fj55 #fj60 #fj62 #fj80 #tacoma #4runner #gx470 #gx460 #gxor #fjcruiser #100series #200series #BringThemAll #greatsmokymountaintrailride

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