10th Annual Giant Loop Ride, Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, June 4-6, 2021

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  1. OlafofOregon

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    Join us June 4-6, 2021 for the 10th Annual Giant Loop Ride, an adventure motorcycle rally weekend in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, based out of beautiful Crane Hot Springs. Explore incredible areas of the state like Steens Mountain, the Owyhee River, the Ochoco Mountains and the Alvord Desert while meeting new riding friends.

    All street legal bike types and riders of all skills levels are welcome – sport, dual sport, scramblers, adventure touring – and you can ride your own route or choose from a variety of routes and form your own groups to suit most any bike and rider skill level. Epic road riding awaits any who enjoy backcounty pavement!

    Cost: $300 per rider/$150 non-rider

    Refundable deposit reserves your spot:
    https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/10th-annual-giant-loop-ride/

    NOTES: Cancellation deadline for refunds is April 15. Any remaining balance and payment in full is due by May 1. Sign up with an email address you check – this is how we share updates, details and information.

    See you in June!

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    I signed up last week. Is there readily available 92 octane gas in the area?
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    Great! Glad you can join us!

    The town of Burns, Oregon - about 25 miles from the hot springs - would have 92 octane non-ethanol. But out there in SE corner of Oregon - literally some of the most remote country in the lower 48 states - we're gratful to get any gas. We usually bring some with us for our bikes, but we pretty much always end up burning whatever's available when we need it. Unless you did it all the time, it's really not an issue, and it is not going to hurt your bike to burn a couple gallons of regular once in awhile.

    Here's a pic of Fields Station. One handle for diesel, one handle for gasoline. This is typical of this very rural, remote countryside! (photo from RideADV)
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    Thanks for the info. I went from Honda to a KTM 790S so I just want to be on the safe side.
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    I got gas there back in 2018. Didn't remember if they 92 or not.
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    If anybody is riding from SoCal or Ca and would like some company on the way up. Please shoot me a msg.
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    Is it OK to arrive and camp on the 3rd?
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    Yes, you just need to call Crane Hot Springs and reserve your camping or accommodations for the extra night. Many people come a couple days early or stay a couple days past the ride, so they have more time to explore. The registration fee covers dry camping for Friday and Saturday nights - for upgrades, like RV spaces with hookups, cabins or suites and also for extra nights riders can work directly with the Hot Springs (it's a good idea to tell them you're with our group!). See you in June!
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    Done thank you!
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    Awesome! See you in June! Be sure to watch for email updates.
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    An inmate asked for more details in our Vendor thread, so I'm sharing the response here:

    This is the 10th Giant Loop Ride! There’s a full list of confirmed vendors, a tentative schedule of events and other important details on the sign up page now, and we will continue to fill in details as we go. You are correct, this absolutely is not a guided ride!

    What’s provided:
    * GPS tracks with many different riding options to suit a variety of bike types and rider skill levels
    * On-site medical support
    * two nights of hot springs camping
    * two dinners, two breakfasts
    * beer and other adult beverages, plus coffee, water and soft drinks and snacks
    * GL Ride t-shirt
    * GL Ride Pronghorn Straps
    * Tailgate Industries face mask
    * prizes, games, giveaways
    * 18+ vendors (more still confirming)
    * multimedia presentations
    * demo rides provided by a major manufacturer (possibly two different brands) - cannot make official announcement yet

    Hope you can join us!

    https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/10th-annual-giant-loop-ride/
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    What's the weather like in that area of the world in early June? Specifically, how cold does it get at night/early morning?

    Also, as a relative noob (returning to a motorcycle after 30+ years) I'm not interested in difficult riding, preferring dirt/gravel roads and well groomed, easy trails. How much of that makes up the gps tracks you provide?
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  20. Carlos Thomas

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    Oregon has a lot of easy riding. The weather might have some cool mornings and perfect afternoons.
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