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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 www.advRAid.com
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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GS Giants Advanced DS Ride set for Thursday @ 11

Plan on leaving the rally grounds at 11 AM sharp, eat before or bring a snack, no time for eattin on this ride. We'll blast down toward Cullowhee, NC ending at the Wayehutta OHV Trail system. This is a great area that is perfect for the big bikes. All trails are marked as to level of difficulty similar to a ski resort with green, blue, and black ratings. Please remember there is a $5 charge to ride this area. On the way back we'll ride Wolf Mountain Rd then a relaxing run on the Blue Ridge Pkwy back to the Biltmore.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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Women-only ride

Calling all women GS riders going to the BMW RA Rally

If you are a woman or know a woman who wants to take her bike off pavement for the first time (or fairly new to this)…we have a ride at the BMW RA Rally for you!

All makes of Dual Sport bikes welcome.

Guest rider from the BMW Performance Center Liz Allen, will be on hand to host a brief riding clinic and join in on the ride.

Goal: Introduce women to off pavement. Increase confidence of women riding with support of other women.

When: Friday 9am, June 21st

Where: GS Giant tent at BMW RA Rally

Who: Women only. All skill levels welcome. Ride is geared to beginners. (Limited availability first come basis)

Sign up: please send an email to rawmnride@gmail.com. We will keep an overflow list once ride fills up. All submissions will receive a response.

The ride:
  • Free!
  • Full day event with a break for lunch (riders pay for their own lunch)
  • 100 miles gravel and paved roads with plenty of bail outs.
  • Do some, Do all! All roads are close to the rally.
  • Map and Instruction will come later to the signed up riders.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Scorebooks are going out over this coming weekend.

If you haven't done so yet, please send me an e-mail to say that you're riding in the event.

Thanks!




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Old 06-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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Last call for Scorebooks....

If you'd like to ride in the GS Gypsy Tour, or just take a few Adventure Detours as you ride to the BMW RA Rally, the links to all the routes and maps are in the Adventure RAid Scorebook.

It's being sent out tonight via e-mail and if you'd like one, send me an e-mail now. Please include your preferred e-mail addy and cell phone number.

There are some top-drawer rides in store for you, locals-only stuff in every one. Plus a bunch of GS BS points to collect.

And even if you can only come to the rally itself, there will be a great Adventure Track to ride. There's more info here.

Word is that there The GS Giants have some kick-ass prizes in store, so let us know if you're coming.



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Old 06-15-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
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Last calal for women-only ride

Ladies - don't miss out, this is a really good way to gain some experience and confidence!

ONLY TWO MORE SPOTS LEFT

Calling all women GS riders going to the BMW RA Rally

If you are a woman or know a woman who wants to take her bike off pavement for the first time (or fairly new to this)?we have a ride at the BMW RA Rally for you!

All makes of Dual Sport bikes welcome.

Guest rider from the BMW Performance Center Liz Allen, will be on hand to host a brief riding clinic and join in on the ride.

Goal: Introduce women to off pavement. Increase confidence of women riding with support of other women.

When: Friday 9am, June 21st

Where: GS Giant tent at BMW RA Rally

Who: Women only. All skill levels welcome. Ride is geared to beginners. (Limited availability first come basis)

Sign up: please send an email to rawmnride@gmail.com. We will keep an overflow list once ride fills up. All submissions will receive a response.

The ride:
  • Free!
  • Full day event with a break for lunch (riders pay for their own lunch)
  • 100 miles gravel and paved roads with plenty of bail outs.
  • Do some, Do all! All roads are close to the rally.
  • Map and Instruction will come later to the signed up riders.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:09 AM   #9
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It was a great event.... but way too many riders parked in the shade watching instead of out there riding, imo.
















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