Westfest 2013

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  1. COXR650L

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    Westfest 2013
    Buena Vista Colorado.

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    WHAT:

    The annual ADVrider.com rally for friends to meet in the heart of the Rockies for food, drinks and of course riding motorcycles. All ride are self guided or riders can get in with a group of locals to explore miles of single track trails, dual-sport routes that climb well above tree line into the high Rockies, or do adventure riding on the countless miles of gravel roads and remote twisty highways.

    All this from the comfort and proximity of Buena VIsta, a great community with good restaurants, entertainment for the family and any kind of riding one could want within 30min.

    With registration participants can enjoy a BBQ on the night of the 10th when prizes will be given away and we recognize the blunders of the weekend!:freaky:ricky:muutt:kbasa

    WHEN:

    August 9th-11th, 2013

    WHERE:
    Buena Vista, Colorado at Arrowhead Point Camp Ground.

    VENUE:
    Arrowhead Point campground is located at the base of the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks and offers incredible views in every direction. Participants can choose to tent camp with the other ADVriders in the large and dedicated group area, or there are cabins and RV spaces on site as well.

    Arrowhead Point is on the outskirts of Buena Vista and participants can stay in various hotels just minutes away, yet still enjoy the festivities. Each night the 1600 sq foot covered pavilion will be a gathering point for ride planning, BBQ, drinks, and BS :wink: .

    Amenities at Arrowhead Point:
    -Laundry
    -Showers
    -Morning Espresso bar
    -Camp Store
    -Wifi access

    More information for Arrowhead Point can be found HERE

    RIDES:
    None of the rides at Westfest are guided, nor part of the registration fee. All the rides are self-guided and participants can explore on their own or with a small group of fellow local rides who have amazing local knowledge of the area.

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    COST:
    There is no better deal to see some of the best riding in Colorado!

    -$45 for Westfest registration. This included the BBQ on the night of the 10th which will have give-a-ways and prizes.
    (After expenses are covered, $10 of every registration will go towards the legal defense fund of the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition)


    -$45 for tent camping on the 9th and 10th at Arrowhead Point Campground.


    Reserve your spot. Register and Pay ........HERE......

    Also, Please PM me when you register with your name so I can add your ADVrider handle to the registration.

    **Any fees paid for Westfest are solely for the use of Arrowhead Campground and any activities on the grounds. None of the rides are paid events and there are no guided tours, organized rides that require a fee, or other services outside of Arrowhead Campground that require a fee to participate. Dirt Riders of Colorado and Dubinky LLC are not advertising such activities, nor endorsing any kind of guided tours or paid events during Westfest outside the private property of Arrowhead Point.


    More info in the following posts about rides, routes, etc.


    Sponsors (AKA Free Stuff:deal)

    WESTFEST is an AMA Sanctioned Dual-Sport Rally.
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  2. COXR650L

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    RIDES:
    This post will give an idea of some of the various rides and routs that are all close and accessible from Westfest in Buena Vista. This is only a fraction of the riding available in the area and is meant to give riders an idea of places to go while at Westfest and what it has to offer. Please post up any additional rides:deal.

    *Note: All rides are "self guided".

    BIG BIKE:

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    SINGLE TRACK:
    Taylor Park is just over Cottonwood Pass from Westfest and Buena Vista and offers one of the largest high mountain single track trail networks in the State.

    Can you say a lot of riding:lol3

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    Some of the most popular trails include:
    -Star Trail
    -Timberline Trail
    -Fossil Ridge
    -Block and Tackle
    -Double Top
    -Lilly Pond
    -Etc....

    Quartz Creek
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    Flag Creek
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    Misc trails in the area
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    DUAL-SPORT:
    There are all kinds of amazing dual-sport routes that can be ridden from Westfest that take riders to mines, ghost towns, and over remote high county passes. Rides can be combined into loops so there are stops in Aspen or Crested Butte.

    Some of the more popular routes include:
    -Pearl Pass
    -Taylor Pass
    -Hancock Pass
    -Mosquito Pass
    -Georgia Pass
    -Tin Cup Pass
    -Etc

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    Taylor Pass
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    Mosquito Pass
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    Partigman Pass
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    Various other DS rides
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    STREET:
    Coming soon
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  3. COXR650L

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    Organized Events

    This post will be updated and will have information on the events going on during Westfest.


    Events:

    August 9th:
    On Friday Night Westfest Sponsor, Deerhammer Distilling Company, will be offering special VIP tours of the distillery just for ADVers and then drink specials of their legendary whisky with amazing views of the Collegiant Peaks from the patio.

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    -Free Shuttle
    So everyone can safely see the distillery and then also experience any of the other local bars and restaurants in downtown Buena Vista, American Adventure Expeditions will be providing a FREE Shuttle (please tip the driver still:deal) that will run between Arrowhead Point and downtown BV between 3-9pm on Friday:clap. All this is reserved just for Westfest attendees:wink:

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    August 10th:

    -BBQ, give-a-aways and prizes from all the sponsors :freaky:

    The BBQ is included in the Westfest registration fee and acceptable activities include this:wink::
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    -LIVE MUSIC FROM FULL MOON FLOAT
    Local Buena Vista band, Full Moon Float, will be performing on Saturday Night from 8-10pm. Full Moon Float is a true local band that plays amazing Blue Grass and Folk music, perfect for the mountain setting under the Collegiant Peaks at Arrowhead Point:deal Click HERE to listen to some of Full Moon Floats Music.

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  4. COXR650L

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    WESTFEST SPONSORS
    These are the companies that have stepped up and donated all kinds of goods and services to be given away during the raffle on saturday night. Most of these compaines are active on Advrider, so please support them and send them you business for the support they showed the ADVrider community during Westfest 2013.


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    Awesome, Ben. Let me know how I can help.

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    I've never been to a West Fest. Been trying to go,
    but have been stymied every time. This could be the year.
    A weekend consecutive to the RMAR?
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  14. COXR650L

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    Sorry for the delay we are still working out the specific details,

    But just a quick question on dates for anyone that is following this.....

    I would really like to keep it at Arrow Head Campground in BV (same site as previous Westfests), but the only dates I am going to be able to get towards the end of the summer are the weekend of the RMAR (July 26-27) or Aug 9 and 10.

    I am assuming the 9th and 10th would work best for most people???

    Thanks Ben
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    Do it on the 9th and 10th. That way the truly hardcore can experience an epic Colorado Rally triple crown with RMAR on Aug 27th-28th, the Moose Run Rally Aug 3rd and 4th, and WF on the 9th and 10th. :eek1

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  16. HappyRiding

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    I was hoping for consecutive weekends with RMAR. Now I have to choose between the two. :cry
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    June 27-30th is the date for BYOB 2013
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  18. COXR650L

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    So the check is in the mail and we are set for August 9th-10th at Arrow Head Point campground in Buena Vista, Colorado for Westfest

    I know some people wanted it back to back with RMAR, but unfortunately we could not get those dates, and we really wanted to have it in Buena Vista and specifically at Arrow Head Point.

    This is a great venue with tons of room and amenities. Also, they are more than willing to accommodate a bunch of damn bikers:lol3:freaky:freaky

    Having it in Buena Vista will give people access to a great community with good restaurants and bars as well as things for the family to do if they come along.

    Most important is the riding though. Buena Vista is a gateway to world class single track in Taylor Park, amazing dual-sport riding in any direction and some of the best twisty highways in the state:wink:

    Westfest 2013 will offer epic riding for everything from trail to street. It is guaranteed to be a good time.

    Mark August 9th and 10th 2013 on your calendars and we will get more details up shortly.


    Thanks,
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    The 2009 event in BV was phenomenal. Taylor Park has IMO the worlds best trail system.

    2009 WF was my first time over Pearl Pass. It was August 1st and we got snowed on at the summit. The storm broke on the other side of the pass:

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