1-Friday, April 7, 2017. Rider meeting at 8:00am at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, seven Miles South of Eureka Springs on Scenic Hwy 23.
2- final routes posted by April 1.
1-Avoid personal delays and try to take care of business during stops.
2-Everyone rides safely and respects all other riders.
3-You chose your riding partners.
4-You have a GPS and know how to use it and have the routes/tracks pre-loaded.
In order to achieve these goals, each rider should observe the following:
1. Riding skills:
2. Please do NOT attend this ride unless you are proficient at riding in gravel, i.e. steep gravel, deep gravel, loose gravel, steep-deep-loose gravel, large gravel, small gravel, freshly-graded gravel, all kinds of gravel. If you ride backroads in the Ozark’s you will be fine. We ride back roads, public roads, not trails.
3. Ride at your own pace:
NEVER try to catch up to riders in front of you. Ride at your own pace.
Please leave plenty of room between yourself and the rider in front of you. When he has to slam on his brakes, he doesn’t need you crashing into the back of him and ruining EVERYONE’s day. Also, there is nothing worse than having to change the way you ride all day because of what’s going on in your mirror. If a rider keeps getting too close behind you, flash your brake lights repeatedly as a reminder to BACK OFF.
Fill up BEFORE the ride please. Have a gas tank big enough to go at least 100 miles between fill-ups. The other option is to carry extra gas. There is no empathy for those who cannot/will not follow this simple request. The group suffers for those who do not plan? Poppycock, I say! Prepare!
Please MEET AT TURPENTINE CREEK, 7 miles south of Eureka Springs at 8 am. Fill your tank prior to arriving.
7. Tire repair:
We always, always have a flat tire.
a. All riders with tubed tires should carry a spare tube
(NOT just a tube patch kit, which takes longer).
b. All riders with tubeless tires should carry a plug kit.
c. Bring pump if you’ve got one.
Carry cash for gas please. Rural gas stations often do NOT take credit/debit cards.
Lunch will be catered on the trail by Chef Vic on Friday only. On the other two days eat off your bike.
At mid-day we will be far from a suitable lunchroom, so we will stop and eat catered cold cuts and other snacks.
Any adventure bike or dual sport bike you don’t mind riding in gravel. Plated is a good idea. Knobbies are a good idea. Ride whatever the hell you think will work for you!
11. If you have a lot of questions call me. Scott: 479-253-3318. If I do not answer, leave a message. I will return your call.
Throughout the year we ride the Ozark Mountains searching, exploring, and hunting for the “best” roads for riding our dual sport bikes. Many choose to communicate through online forums and others find ride buddies during their adventures. Either way we all want one thing…an awesome, adventurous ride in the mountains.