I think that the theme for this ride should be "beached whales." The dates 18-21 are totaly flexable still. The 18th is a Friday. There are two good options for getting out to Beverly: 1) Fast Way - I-90 out to the Columbia River. 2) Senic Way - HWY 2 over Steven's Pass, through Levenworth, through Wenatchee, down HWY 28 along the shore of the Columbia River. The fast route is about 140 miles each way and will take around 2.5 hours. The senic route is about 200 miles and will take around 4.5 hours. My recomendation for this ride is to bring camping gear and camp out one night, ride the next day, camp out the second night, ride home the next day. I have tentative plans to stay at a friend's house about 30 miles from the dunes so if we have some people who chose to camp on the dunes then I will join you for atleast one night. The area where we will be riding is much smaller then the Moses Lake area and in my experience, there are fewer crazies at Beverly. The issue of crazy dune people is a real one however because I think this is the first weekend of spring break from colleges (atleast from mine) so there is a chance that there might be some dumbness to observe. I will say again however that I think the chances of that are low. There is a LARGE parking area to set up a tent or park a truck with a camper or a trailer if you trailer your bike in. Chances are that I will be bringing my bike down in my truck because I am planning on staying for longer then this ride will last. If I do end up driving down then I will have one more space for a bike in my truck. If you have the ability to carry a cooler with some food I would recomend it because the nearest "stores" are gas stations and I think the closest real grocery store is about 30 miles away. **THERE IS NO RUNNING WATER AT THE DUNES** don't be mistaken, if you decide to spend the night then you are camping in a "rustic area." There were 2 porta-potties there last time I was there but I can't guarentee if they will be there again. Some of you also know about "Saddle Mountain" which is a series of dunes on the side of a mountain and at the top of the dunes there is a single track that leads up to places un-known. Saddle Mountain is ~5 miles down the road from the Beverly dunes so there is pleanty of good exploring to be done!! The theme is "beached whales" because I am picturing a group of fat DS bikes that have no buisness being in the dunes having way too much fun floundering around. So there you go...just under 2 weeks notice! Iain PS - just for grins HERE is a picture of my crazy friend out near Beverly.