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The Adventure Bike Gathering 2019

Join us for the 2nd annual Adventure Bike Gathering in Vernon, British Columbia.

September 3rd to 6th (Tuesday – Friday)

This event has no competitive components. We’re just a bunch of Dirt Chimps on big bikes setting out to ride a variety of dirt adventures around the local mountains.

2019 ADV Gathering Quick Notes

  • 4 Days of Riding the Best of the North Okanagan – DIRT!
  • Progressive Skill Sharing Sessions – Become a Better Rider. It’s time to “Level Up”.
  • Bring Your Spouse! Our wives are taking the week off work to have some stellar days in the Okanagan, then join the riders in the evening to all whoop-it-up together!
  • This is a FREE event. You do, however, need to sort out your accommodations and pay for your own meals. Cool?

Recent Posts

We are having some fun with a “Dirt Chimp” theme. As of right now, there are two reasons to check it out.

  • We have collected a nice inventory of Adventuring Bike Riding Techniques available for download.
  • We have made 4 Dirt Chimp stickers that would look great on your stuff!

Ambassador Guided Rides

Our local Ambassadors are happy to show you some of our favorite routes. There is no charge for these events. We’re just some guys (and possibly gals) going out for a ride.

Each day we will be breaking into two groups.

  • Novice & Intermediate Dirt Riders
  • Intermediate & Advanced Dirt Riders

Each day includes…

  • Morning Gathering
  • AM Rides & Skill Sharing Sessions
  • Lunch Gathering
  • Afternoon Rides & Skill Sharing Sessions
  • Evening Gathering, Awards, and Prizes

Routes & GPS Files

We’ve got some excellent riding here in the Okanagan, and we are happy to share some insider information. We’ve got short rides, long rides, easy rides, and challenging rides.

Come check out our ever growing resource for riding around Vernon, British Columbia.

Resources Include:

  • Route Descriptions
  • Photos (Usually)
  • Route Video (Sometimes)
  • GPS Tracks (Sometimes)

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Social Gatherings

It’s often fun to meet-up with fellow adventurers, especially after a day of riding. We’ve worked out some gatherings where you can expect some good food (sometimes free) and some draw prizes.

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Truth be told, our Evening Gatherings are really a differentiator from other events. Even if you did not ride during the day, you don’t want to miss the evening Bench Racing!

2019 Gathering Draw Prizes

We’re excited about facilitating the giving away of all kinds of draw prizes for the people who attend any of our Gatherings – Group Rides and Social Gatherings included!

Sponsors!

If you are interested in supplying some goodies, please check out this information page for Sponsors.

Riders Edge Suspension

Riders Edge Suspension has offered us FIVE $200 GC’s towards a full suspension redux.

This is, quite simply, the single best improvement that can be made to any adventure bike. Noice!

We can give one of these away each day, and still have one left for an awards night special reward!

Kenwood Radios

We keep remarking about “These Little Radios”! We use them throughout the year on all kinds of adventures. Kenwood knows that we love them, so they will give us some stuff, right?

Tracker Packer – SPOT Gen 3 + InReach (2 Prizes)

“Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer addresses a real need for those of us who routinely escape the bonds of cell towers, extending the usability of potentially lifesaving technology even in dire situations. Best of all, the Tracker Packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach should an emergency arise.” – Gear Institute

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Giant Loop

We are Giant Loop Superfans! Great luggage for all our bikes and adventures. Check out all just some of the goodies that they have sent for us to share with attendees!

Cardo Systems

Being able to chat with your buddy on a ride really adds to the experience. We’ve been using Cardo Systems headsets adventure biking, dirt biking, and especially snowbiking!

Thank you for this amazing draw prize!

Dango Design GoPro Gripper Mount

We do a bunch of video filming, and for us, nothing beats the Dango Design GoPro gripper mount. We attach these to our helmet’s chin guard which puts the camera in the ideal filming location – and we get excellent audio!

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Giant Loop Tail Rack

Giant Loop’s Tail Rack bolts to plastic rear fender, creating solid anchor points for Giant Loop gear. Includes full stainless steel mounting hardware kit. Quick, easy installation. Fits virtually every dirt, dual sport and enduro bike. NOICE!

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Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Giant Loop’s Zigzag Handlebar Bag is the off-road glove box! Sometimes you only need the bare bones basics — wallet, phone, registration/insurance cards and other small items.

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Moto Experience

This great prize package offers a full day of guided adventure bike riding for the winner and up to 3 buddies. The ride takes place in beautiful Pemberton, B.C. and can be tailored to match the interests and ability levels of you and your buddies.

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The Adventure Bike Gathering

September 3 – 6, 2018

Vernon, British Columbia

Great Videos to Help Get Prepared

The Adventure Bike Gathering is an off road focused event. Here are some great videos that we have shortlisted for you to help you prepare. This is really just a teaser. You should watch all of Brett’s videos at MOTOTREK on YouTube.

Skill Sharing

One thing that makes this event really different is our built-in skill sharing sessions. See the booklet for details.

Basic Bike Set-Up for Offroad

Get your bike ready for going off road! As Brett explains, stock set-up is not ideal, unless you are just riding to Starbucks on your pony.

Riding Dirt & Gravel

This is a great video to get you warmed up for the harder terrain.

Riding Hills

This is a great video to get you warmed up for the harder terrain.

Loose Rocks & Babyheads

We have some climbs with bumpy sections, loose rocks, and babyheads!

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Join the Adventure Bike Gathering!

If you “Do” Facebook, that is likely your best place to let us know that you plan to attend, ask questions, chat with others, etc.

If email works best for you, feel free to reach out to us at TheAdventureBikeGathering@gmail.com.

Let’s go on some adventures!