By Alicia Dziak

Jeep owners love their Jeeps, and if you’re one of them, why not join other like-minded peeps this weekend for the 2016 Emerling Jeep KBMoto Trail Ride? On Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, Kissing Bridge hosts this adventure-filled event.

“Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram strives to connect current and future customers with like-minded Jeep owners who enjoy testing the ‘Trail Rated’ capabilities of their recent or past purchases,” explained Samantha Zimmer, service and warranty administrator for Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. “Jeep days will consist of door raffles, a trail ride in the morning and afternoon, with lunch provided. The trail rides will take Jeep enthusiasts on varying terrain, ranging from dirt roads to muddy trails.”

Zimmer assures that trail riders who tackle difficult trails and wind up stuck will not be left behind. Other Jeep owners and KB staff ensure that everyone returns safely.

“In addition, the staff at Kissing Bridge guides all the Jeeps through the bulk of Kissing Bridge’s picturesque landscape,” Zimmer added. “When we break for lunch, it gives our Jeep riders a chance to meet with other riders from around western New York, along with others who travel all the way from Syracuse and Pennsylvania. It’s great to see all the customization with the different Jeeps and everyone’s own style.

This will be the third event of its kind. “At our first event, we had about 18 riders. The last event was 64 riders,” Zimmer said.

The day begins at 8:45 a.m. with registration, and the ride begins at 10 a.m. Explore more than 47 miles of trails, get dirty, have fun and see what your Jeep is capable of!

If you purchased your new Jeep Wrangler or new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from Emerling Jeep, you’ll ride for free. For other Jeep enthusiasts, the cost for registration is $65 per vehicle. The price includes lunch, the driver and one passenger in the Jeep. If you have additional friends who want to join you in your adventure, you can add them for just $10 per rider.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to trail ride with your Jeep on the scenic, varying-terrain trails of KB. For more info, visit