Whoa, we're halfway through Summer already! Another year, and another AVR is almost here again. As always, it's the first weekend in October: This year that's October 1st - 4th; Thursday through Sunday. Early arrivals and late stayers are welcome to stay & camp both prior & post-event. We know that it's hunting season and we'll miss some of you, and that dork hunters add some additional dangers, but the weather that weekend has consistently been most excellent, and we wanna help celebrate what has been a great riding season so far. What is the Apple Valley Rally? A gathering of moto-people, camping-out in our comfortable, quiet and semi-private five-acre yard, eating, drinking, laughing, riding, drinking, smiling, eating more, campfiring (if it rains by then), and just general hooliganizing in and around the Upper Hood River Valley in the shadow of Mt Hood. Ride here on your bike, drive here if you must,..and camp-out in our yard in your tent, RV, Motor-mambo-home toy hauler or whatever you've got, there is room here for it all. Where is the Apple Valley Rally? At our home on five country acres, about 3 miles NW of Parkdale and 16 miles South of Hood River, Oregon. We'll send out address PMs to all attendees. Who is invited? Y'all. ADV Motorcycle People. Anybody that thinks this gig sounds like fun. That means YOU !! n00bs, husbands, wives, boyfriends & girlfriends, kids, dogs, your kids' friends and their dogs are welcome too. But no cats. Nobody better bring their fucking cat. And no leashes. Dogs hate 'em and we don't need 'em here. This is a great place to hang out for any non-riders that need something to do while their partners are out riding all day. There are MANY local brewpubs, fruit stands, and interesting shops in Hood River, and great cage-driving loops to Lost Lake and Panorama Point. Or just hang out in our big quiet yard all day and listen to music and drink hard ciders. It's all good with no schedules. What does it cost? Nothing. If you eat what we prepare for you, feel welcome to drop $3-5 donation per meal into the tip jar to help cover our costs for the food, a few bucks more for the 3 or so porta-potties we're gonna need this year, firewood, and the county noise ordinance fines. Don't pay nuttin' at all if you don't want to or are unable, and if you have more to offer and feel generous - then you are welcome to cover more than just costs, your call entirely. What do FF's actually do at the AVR? We ride. Friday and Saturday mid-day, this place gets quiet again, as almost all people are out taking advantage of the GREAT riding we have here, whether street, dirt, OHV or anywhere in-between. We have it really damned good here, with generally few road closures and LOTS of options to ride, and we wanna share it with all of you. I will try to have some routes set up with GPS tracks this year,...maybe,...But I will also have our local Ranger District maps that cover our area quite well for $5 each. We eat. We will prepare dinners, enough for ALL to eat seconds, something still TBD for Thursday evening, of course there will be Fajita Friday, and for Saturday we'll have something else delicious, and Pig Roast Sunday to make y'all stay much later on Sunday before you go home. For breakfasts we will supply all the pots pans & skillets, waffle makers and coffee makers for y'all to volunteer and make US breakfast ! Bacon Waffles were a crowd favorite last year.... For lunch,...well, we'll be busy RIDING, so y'all are on your own for lunch. Parkdale is 3 miles away and offers two restaurants, a brewpub, and a complete grocery store with a very good beer and wine selection. We gather. We talk about bikes, we talk about rides, we gawk at other bikes and farkles that they have and we want, we laugh & we smile, and generally just enjoy the days. For many that includes drinking, so don't expect church. Except Sunday morning, we do have a special Zen-Ride *slash* ADV-style church service at the old Red Hill Guard Station after breakfast and before the mid-day Pig Roast. So....... WHO'S IN ?!?!?!?!?