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post #1 of 14 Old 06-22-2015, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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2015 ADVMoto Adventure Rally, 18-20 Sept., Romney, WV

Reckon a rally is a "group ride."

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ADVMoto Rally Homepage

KLR650s most populous bike at 2014 event.

$ 10,000 in door prizes this year.

(Announcement cross-posted in local forums.)
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-13-2015, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Not much action on this thread on this forum . . . prizes approaching $ 12,000 for this year's rally, and still climbing . . . as mentioned, KLR650s were the most heavily represented motorcycles at the 2014 event, but . . . just seems like this forum's members remain disinterested in a rally.

Just wondering . . . maybe a significant segment of KLR650 ridership has little or no interest in the Internet . . . those somehow more likely to participate in a rally!

Not to proselytize, only . . . great riding routes, good food, entertainment, opportunity to win really valuable door prizes (every-other rider won something, last year), camping on the beautiful banks of the Potomac River . . . you've been "led to water," pilgrims!
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There's been a lot of talk in the media about gang-related violence at these types of organized motorcycle events. It might be scaring people off. I would assume the uglier elements of society have not reared their heads there in the past?



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This is only the second year for the ADVMoto Rally, so the historical record remains short. Regardless, this event, like its predecessor, is headquartered on a controlled-access private campground: No disruptions of any sort occurred, nor do they seem likely, to me.

Nearby, the Romney Cycles Camp-and-Ride has been held in May for the past four years. This free and open event, last year with I think 150-plus riders, hasn't been disrupted by any misbehavior whatsoever AFAIK (I attended the last two).

So, the event is held in, "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia: The "wild" is in the scenery. Sturgis, it ain't. (Not that there's anything "wrong" with Sturgis, mind you! Just . . . the ADVMoto Rally is staged from a 150-site family campground on the banks of the Potomac River, not the raucous environment that men say is more-or-less available at Sturgis and other venues.)

All this said, the main attraction is the RIDING! Unbelievable roads and trails, routes well-planned and responsibly guided. Hope KLR650s win the award for the most popular motorcycle participating again this year!

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This just in: Only two spaces left for the optional basic off-road riding training session offered; better hurry if that's your pleasure. Plenty of spaces still for general participation in the Rally.

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There's been a lot of talk in the media about gang-related violence at these types of organized motorcycle events. It might be scaring people off. I would assume the uglier elements of society have not reared their heads there in the past?
Hmmm, outlaw KLR gangs. Interesting concept.
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Hmmm, outlaw KLR gangs. Interesting concept.
"KLR gangs," LOL!

Monty Python once did a sketch about gangs of "grannies," little old ladies of a certain age, who marauded the streets of London, accosting young gentlemen in their path . . . beating the victims with purses, etc. . . . overall, spreading fear and terror throughout the city . . .


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Large KLR gangs attending or not, it does sound like an interesting rally.
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Large KLR gangs attending or not, it does sound like an interesting rally.
Oughta be! Ride on down and join us!

$ 12,000 in door prizes alone.

Here's a run-down, from a post on ADV:

Both Friday and Saturday are looking pretty packed. Here's the rough itinerary which we'll add to the site soon. More more details, hit up ADVMotoRally.com.

Friday:

Noon - Open registration, check in, get setup
17:00 - Eats - food will be available by concession starting at noon from Social BBQ (Social BBQ | Harrisonburg, Virginia)
18:00 - Slow Race (Prize 100.00 Aerostich Gift Certificate)
19:00 - Bret Tkac's presentation on his Adventure to South America
20:30 - Brad Barker and Ride of My Life Episode screening. Ride of my Life will also be the ADVMoto Rally's official videographer so come be part of the production
21:30 - Erik Stephen's Headlight Seminar and Shootout
After - Hanging out with refreshments

Saturday:

7:30 - Breakfast - All u can eat buffet by Gourmet Central in Romney, VA. See site for menu. Also CrazyFox Coffee will be there again this year. Tip well please!
8:30 - Ride Briefings
9:00 - Begin Training and Rides - Those who want to hang out in hammocks, feel free to do so!
16:00 - Get back to eat! We have an all u can eat buffet with a killer menu. See site for menu details!
5:30 - Sam Manicom gives his feature presentation on "Into Africa"
7:30 - Prize Awards Ceremony- Lots of prizes to give away. Must be present to win so please be there when your name is called.
9:30 -11:00 - Live Music by Jake and the Burtones with refreshments and bonfire. Most campsites have their own rings and wood will be available.
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I was ready to hit "post" when I yelled to my dear wife," is there any thing going on Sept 18th that I need to be here for???
"Yes dear, the wedding in Rockhall,MD for your Goddaughter!!
Oh well,close....
BTW: I go to 3-4 Rallies a year. Never saw any violence. Except the one year when the airheads fought the oilheads.!!

~Things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out~
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We'll miss you, masterlink!

Maybe next year!

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