That's right ADVers, Barlow is so good that we're gonna do it twice again this year! Thursday through Monday, May 14 - 18, 2020, AND,...Memorial Day weekend, Thursday - Monday, May 21 - 25, 2020 This worked out very well last year , riders came and went when they could, and camp never got too full. I'll be camped there all the days listed, then I'm going to work the 2 days in between. But y'all can stay, come, or go all week if you want, no problem. The camp concessionaires often don't begin charging camp fees,...or cleaning the toilet , until Memorial weekend. But you never know and camping fees are cheap when we share. The Barlow Toll Road was created in 1846 as a private venture toll road alternative to the dangerous & expensive way of travelling by boat/raft on the mighty Columbia River to get to their goal in the fertile Willamette Valley. Those travelling overland on the Barlow Toll Road were known to sport 'Barlow or Bust" signs like the gold rushers did. The name kinda stuck for us ADVers 174 years later. But the BEST part about this old Barlow wagon road is...we get to RIDE it today. There is an original 32 mile section of this old beat-up wagon road that is still ride/drive-able by street legal plated vehicles today, and we're gonna camp in the midle of it! Most of the rest of the Barlow Toll Road has been mostly overcome by farms and lush forest many many decades ago, but besides this 32 mile section, Barlow Road's deep scars still remain all through the forest, all the way to ZigZag, if you go look for them. This old Barlow wagon road is still in really bad (GOOD!) original wagon road condition, and has really not been improved at all in 170 years, unless you call the water diversion bars built across the road 'improvements'. We call them jumps. Most 4 wheeled vehicles travel this dirt only road today at 5-10 miles an hour max because it's so nasty, and there's very few 4-wheeled rigs out there. That means that we 2-wheeled ADVers usually have this great old bad road completely to ourselves and it becomes our ADV racetrack for the weekend! Barlow Road quickly becomes most riders' FAVORITE dual-sport road for pure fun and skill building at reasonable speeds kept down by the skinny bad road with LOTSA turns and fun abrupt elevation changes. It's really pretty easy for anybody to ride on any bike, there's nothing overly steep or technical onnit, but it's the kinda great bad road that if you want more challenge, just go 5-10 mph faster. You can feel really FAST, going only 20-30 mph on this beauty of a great bad road. No shit, it's that cool to ride today. YOU should come to Barlow to camp & ride with us!