Apple Valley Rally 2016 - Thursday Sept 29th - Sunday Oct 2nd, 2016

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  1. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    Apple Valley Rally, 2016
    Thursday, Sept 29th - Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2016

    Sorry for the delay ADVers, but with all your support over the years, we found that we needed to step this gig up a bit and change the venue to a new and larger location nearby. We considered renting a facility with RV hookups and showers and flush toilets, and we considered just meeting somewhere in the forest and gathering the wagons.

    After deliberation, we realized that most of us in the NW ADV are generally pretty self-contained and cheap campers that really don't wanna spend money on planning ahead and all that crap. Some of us spent some time this last weekend camping in a paved Sno-Park....for free, but with a vault toilet and an easy space to park lots of rigs and plenty of tentspots adjacent. It was not ideal for an individual camspot, but quite perfect for a group of motorcyclists. So it suddenly seemed obvious to me,...because I had considered Billy Bob SnoPark for the first AVR a few years ago. It is very, very near to Eightmile and Pebble Ford Campgrounds and less than 10 miles to four more classic FS campgrounds.


    Billy Bob SnoPark is where I plan to show up on Thursday.

    Billy Bob SnoPark is the Main AVR-16 site with a $5/day use fee.
    (The annual NW Forest Pass can replace this day-use fee)
    The parking lot will easily fit about 30+ RVs (even BIG ones) and lots of pickup trucks, trailers, and all the bikes we want. There's plenty of free tentspace off of the paved area, and there's a nice out-of-the-weather warming hut for our use, complete with woodstove inside. I plan on bringing my portable firepit.

    Sorry about the day-use fee,...but to park on the paved pad,...you gotta pay the $5 day use fee or display the NW Forest Pass (you can get an extra sticker for your bike when you purchase the standard annual NW Forest Pass).

    The Forest Circus only allows a max gathering in one place of about 70 people without permits & shit, so other/additional camping options are very good and very close by for any overflow. When/if this space fills up, or if you are *against* paying fees, you can camp for free anywhere the hell you want along the small gravel road heading South behind the SnoPark (NO traffic), or at any other free dispersed campspot nearby or go to any one of the several classic FS campgrounds also very nearby. Some ADVers might like to bring their families, and stay in a classic family friendly FS campground away from the ADV masses, and just group up for day rides. It's all up to y'all. Farm Rules here, and not much planning will be going on this year....

    Billy-Bob SnoPark:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/B...58e5257a9f44f95!8m2!3d45.403803!4d-121.451778

    Billy Bob Sno Park is about a 1000 feet from Forest Road 44, halfway between Hwy 35 and Dufur. It is 11 miles East of the intersection from Hwy 35, and 12 miles West from Dufur. Dufur now has gas and there's a pretty complete grocery/deli with Kramer's Market and a great eatery/bar called The Dufur Past-Time that *may* be open for breakfast. Govt Camp is only 25 miles away and Parkdale is 23 miles away. Tygh Valley is maybe 15 miles the hard and fun way through Friend on Clarks Mill Rd


    NONE of these following FS Campgrounds will accept reservations, and are first come first serve only, but will have well less than average use this time of year:

    ....A 1/2 mile to the North is Eightmile Campground:
    This is a very nice Campground.
    $14/night with 21 sites and 3 vault toilets. 30ft max RV size.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/E...x1242863d2804ab05!8m2!3d45.40625!4d-121.45793

    FS Site for Eightmile Campground:
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=52806&actid=29

    ....A 1/2 mile to the West is Pebble Ford Campground:
    $12/night, 6+ campsites and a vault toilet. 16 foot max.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/null/recarea/?recid=52838&actid=31

    ....Only 1-1/2 miles to the East is Lower Eightmile Crossing Campground....
    $12/night, 3-4 campsites and a vault toilet. 16 foot max.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/null/recarea/?recid=52832&actid=70

    Seemingly less than 4 miles away is Fifteenmile Campground:
    Free camping, 3 campsites and a vault toilet. 16 foot max.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=52812

    Maybe 6-8 miles away is Knebal Springs Campground:
    $12/night, 8 campsites and a vault toilet. 22 foot max.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mthood/recarea/?recid=52826

    The Underhill Site Campground is about 3 miles to the East:
    Free camping in 3-4 sites with a vault toilet.
    http://www.campgroundsoregon.com/oregon_campgrounds/underhill_site.html



    There is lots of space in this forest for any/all ADVers that wanna come to AVR-'16, and while we wanna encourage you to catch the ADV spirit and RIDE your damn bikes here with your camping gear strapped on....you can also wimp out and drive whatever size rig you want, trailer whatever size rig you want, and you'll still be able to find space right at or very nearby the rest of us in this big forest somewhere. There are no potable water sources nearby, but there are several clean creeks to filter water from and other ADVers will bring lots of water for riders. Gas is only about 25 miles away in several directions (Parkdale, Gov't Camp/Top Stop Chevron, and Tygh Valley/Wamic). We will be camping right in the middle of this forest's best riding, with the great Bennett Pass Rd less than five miles away. So camp wherever you want, but let's take over this forest and RIDE !!!!

    The only rules are few.....
    -Share with others, food water, booze, beer and fun.
    -If you are caging it there, PLEASE bring extra water, food, and ice for those just riding in.
    -If you are a n00b, you must bring extra of your favorite whiskey for the community bar. Nobody cares what kind.
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  2. Ladukebob

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    This is awesome. Really going to free up some space back at your place.


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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    We're gonna have the next gathering at your new place at Wallowa Lake !!
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  4. tblume

    tblume Always Be Gambling

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    Most likely in, :lurk
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  5. tdewitt

    tdewitt gas'n it

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    I'm in and will give it a hell ya for a new AVR. I'll pitch in some coin for the fire dept....
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  6. Derek939

    Derek939 Available in Extra Medium

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    With Terry on this one! My car is gone and I am all bikes now! No more excuses!
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  7. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    But but your place has a really nice house, & AWESOME music...& that Hood view!! :D

    New venue sounds more roomy, with great location to riding.
    Thanks to you & Shelly for all the info for this year, & especially all the efforts with past rally's at your beautiful place.
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  8. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost So Many Roads...

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    :thumb Sounds like a great new location with lots of room to camp and ride! :beer

    Thank you to Apple Jam and Mustang Shelly for all the fun AVR times in Parkdale! :freaky
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  9. pHelix

    pHelix Eternal n00b

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    Well dang. Not going to make it this year due to a scheduling conflict. Have fun y'all!
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  10. e28rusty

    e28rusty Fool

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    I've been looking forward to this all year!
    New venue should be nice, closer to riding but sadly further from the supermarket :)
    I'm definitely in for BBQ and taco truck if you can get them up there.
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  11. Gryphus1

    Gryphus1 I'd rather be riding

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    OUT with the old IN with the new!
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  13. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    Excellent news, guys !!
    We're not gonna count on the food yet, there may be legal issues for them with vending in the forest...we'll see.
    Either way,...ADV is about sharing and self-sufficiency, so we'll all manage just fine.
    It will be nice to be in the middle of most excellent riding, and the middle of the beautiful forest.

    Something on this old computer keeps me from 'like'-ing anything that's already been 'like'-d.
    So if you were left out, it's because somebody beat me to it.
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  14. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Hey! wait a minute...
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  15. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    In plus one. I'm a lazy truck and camper guy so I'll haul some supplies out.
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  16. Corradokid135

    Corradokid135 My KLR doesn't have a milk crate

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    As long as you and Shelly will be brining the dogs i'm IN and will head out from Tualatin Thursday morning!!!
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  17. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    Mustangshelly and the Hooligan Hounds will be there too!
    This Sno-Park is a dog-off-leash friendly place, unlike the nearby campgrounds.
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  18. Dr Klaun

    Dr Klaun Been here awhile

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    Hmmm. I'll miss waking up surrounded by your old xmas trees.... But of course this will do! Better save a spot for me!
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  19. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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  20. lucknau

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    Good deal! Hoping I can sneak over for a day and night and hang out with yalls. Gonna be fresh off the WABDR and having to negotiate for subsequent free time. :)
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