I4WDTA® Trainer Jonathan (Jon) Mapes
Northeast Off-Road Adventures, Inc.
Jon is an instructor at Northeast Off-Road Adventures (NORA), an off-road driving school located in New York's Catskill Mountains.
Jon uses his engineering background to educate students on the technical workings of their vehicle and how to best put them to use. Jon is the president of a local four wheel drive club and shares his 16 years' experience of recreational four wheeling to prepare students for challenges they will face out on the trail.
When Jon is not out on the trails he is in his garage working on anything from fine woodworking projects to building off-road vehicles and hot rods. NORA's 68 acre private training facility has miles of groomed, natural terrain trails for all experience levels.
Lessons incorporate I4WDTA best practices, and include trail rides with experienced guides to put theory to practice. Beginner, intermediate and vehicle recovery classes available. Only 90 miles north of NYC, NORA offers training for individuals, groups, private events, and team building activities. Limited vehicle rentals available, class registration required.
Open May through December