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Old 05-15-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Ride the Adventure RAid!

Ride all over the Appalachians

The year: 2013 The date: June 16-22. The location: all over the Appalachians. The Adventure RAid is open to all riders on all brands of bikes, and all skill levels. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A BIG DOG TO HAVE A BIG TIME. This event is fun, it is an excellent opportunity to learn, and a great way to make new friends.

"What's an Adventure RAid?" It's an adventure event that starts ahead of and continues through the Blue Ridge-to-Biltmore rally in June.

How do you ride an Adventure RAid?
  • You register for the BMW RA Rally
  • You send me a PM or email with your contact info
  • You get a scorebook a week ahead of the event
  • You download adventuresome routes to ride on the way to the rally
  • You meet up and camp on June 16 in GA, TN or VA
  • You ride to Western NC and meet up with everyone
  • You ride the Adventure Track and the rally

To win the Adventure RAid, you must be:
  • A good navigator that rides off the beaten path to the rally.
  • A good storyteller with photo and/or video skills being part of the picture.
  • An adventuresome rider through the wilds of the Appalachians along your way to Asheville.
  • A decent rider on the track, someone who doesn't put their feet down.

What's the schedule of events?

June 16 - Meet up in GA, TN or VA
June 17 - Ride and camp
June 18 - Meet up in WNC
June 19 - enter the BMW RA rally and set up camp
June 20 - Training, Easy or Hard Day Rides, Track Practice
June 20 - Training, Women-only Ride, Track Competition
June 21 - Open track

The pre-rally GS Gypsy Tour is do-it-yourself. You get four full days of Biltmore Estate wonderfulness as part of your rally fee.

Register on the BMW RA registration page. Be sure to sent me a PM or email with your contact info

Go on Facebook, join the GS Giants group.

If you'd like to join the GS Giants club, do it! We have a ton of fun.

Once you're registered, liked, grouped and joined you'll begin receiving more information as the event nears.

Volunteers needed

Of course, none of this happens without volunteers, and volunteering is a big part of the fun.

Scorekeepers - good with a spreadsheet, and a good nose for BS.
Data Wranglers - collect riders’ pics, vids and proof points. You'll need a laptop, we have the hard drive.
Track setup and management - good with hand tools and picking up bikes?
Competition judges - you need a good eye, and a hydration pack.
Seminars - are you interested in giving one at either rally?

Many volunteers come from the ranks of the GS Giants, a virtual club that formed at previous events and is growing like a, well, Giant!

Got questions? I am full of answers... well, full of something.

Hope you can make it. You can stay informed here, or visit
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