2019 Polar Bear Adventure Rally

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  1. kaosrider

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    2019
    Polar Bear Adventure Rally
    January 3rd - 6th, 2019
    Goldhead Branch State Park
    Keystone Heights


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    This is 3 to 4 days of fun and riding around 2 State Forests and 1 National Forest. Camping and Cabins available at the State Park Camp Ground. All adventure, dual sport and tagged dirt bikes are welcome. Riding will include lead rides as well as GPS routes. If you would like the GPS routes emailed to you then please PM me your email address. Also note, these will not be sent out until a few days prior.
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    We run this in January because it is Florida, and well a good time to get out of the snow.

    This weekend is designed for all levels of skill and experience to have fun.

    We will have both group rides and opportunities for you to explore on your own. We will have groups for levels A, B, C and D.

    Groups A, B and C assume you will be riding a small bike, 500cc and under
    Adventure Groups are for Any size bike but targeted to larger bikes
    Group D is for any size bike or new riders to sand. It may involve some training as necessary.


    Adventure Bikes to Dual Sport Bikes to Street Bikes
    So how this all works:

    Thursday many start to arrive, set up and get warmed up. We have not scheduled activities other than going around and getting to meet everyone. Those who arrive early will start exploring nearby State Forests. There are 2, Etoniah Creek State Forest and Belmore State Forests which we focus on Thursday and Friday with Cotton's Famous Chili Cook out Friday afternoon. Saturday is the big day with the focus on Ocala National Forest. This is the big day with folks divided into riding groups which are lead.

    Group A -These are what we refer to as the racer group. These riders typical only ride wfo. They are very good and very "focused" meaning if you happen to fall they will not notice. Only ride with this group if you never need help picking yourself up :D (and are fast).
    Group B - This group is much like the A group but they (may) notice you fall. Here the expectation is for fast but a little more enjoying the moment. They are typically capable of riding in A, but no longer need the "pressure" :photog.

    Group C - I consider this group as "most" folks. What I call regular riders who just want to enjoy the day and really no longer have a "need" to keep up.

    Group D - This is for folks new to riding in sand or off road on any size bike. We will actually go over riding techniques off road and do some "practicing" in sections for folks to get comfortable. There is no pressure on this ride other than to not get hurt. We have been "mostly" successful with that goal. At least we do not leave anyone behind. :1drink

    Adventure Group- We also have the Big Bike Group. These are the "Big" bikes which could be described as 650 and above. While you can, the word can is hypothetical, only highly skilled riders could handle any of the above groups (A-C) on a big bike. They, would be smart enough not to :D. The Adventure Group will actually be lead by big bikes. Depending on volume we may have A and B groups for the Adventure riders. Special note- if you are new to off road with your big adventure bike, Group D is your best bet.

    Street Ride- On Saturday there will also be a street only ride for those that need to avoid dirt all together. This will be a fun twisty ride around central North Fla.

    New This Year- The 2 Stroke Sand Burn Ride on Saturday. This is a group leaving Saturday Morning immediately following riders meeting. They will trailer straight to Rodman Dam Parking lot. Then it will be a 90 mile loop of pure leg burn. (This is how Scouts described the route). This will be a double black diamond ride, so if you have a small and tagged 2 stroke this ride is for you. 50 mile gas range needed.


    Schedule

    Thursday
    Evening Reception for early arrivals

    Cabin 112 Headquarters- we will be having Soup at 6:00pm around the campfire.

    Good time to start meeting and finding ride partners.

    Friday
    Coffee at Headquarters Cabin 112 - 8:00am

    Rider's Meeting 9:00am

    Various ride groups leave Following meeting

    There will be a D Group ride for those new to sand. This will be a good group to ride with if you are new. You can get you bearings for Saturdays various group rides and where you might fit.

    Cotton's Chili Cook Out - The official Starting time is 2:00pm ( However, since no one wants to miss out on the chili, best to be there by 12:00 :photog)

    If coming in Friday morning and heading straight for chili- Cabin is 8000 County Line Rd, Keystone

    Steak Dinner - 6:00pm This will be at the Main indoor Pavilion. You will get in line to pick up your steak. Then proceed to grill to cook it. You are allowed to yell at the cook this time. :D

    Saturday
    Coffee at Headquarters Cabin 112 at 7:30 am

    Rider's Meeting at 8:30 am

    Group A leaves 8:50 am
    Group B leaves 9:00 am
    Group C leaves 9:10 am
    Group D leaves 9:20 am
    Adventure Group leaves 9:05 am
    Street Ride 9:20 am
    2 Stroke or Choke Leaves 8:50 am by car/trailer


    Italian Dinner - Tommy's House 6:30 pm
    You will need to purchase a ticket for this event. The ticket will also be your door prize ticket for the evening door prizes. Tommy's address is 5943 CR 352.

    Door Prizes after dinner

    Sunday
    Rider's Meeting at 9:00 am

    Ride leaves immediately following and expected by around 3:00pm.




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