The DR650 thread is one of the most trafficked threads in all of ADV and through the years it has helped hundreds of riders diagnose problems, accessorize their steeds and navigate around the world. Most importantly, it has created strong bonds within the DR community. However, we've never really tried to put something together as a group although we've talked about it for years. Let's change that in 2019. Scott (@DingWeed )and Julie of the 3 Step Hideaway will be hosting the first DR650 Thread Rally. Although this is being organized as a DR650 rally, of course, all makes of bikes, even those sinfully awful "KDM's" can join. We would also love to be as accommodating as we can but, GS riders please note that the closest Starbucks is in the town of Moab. Transportation to and from the event will not be provided. All other bikes and unique persons are welcome and we will make up more stereotypes around the campfire as the nights progress. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW SHOULD BE LISTED BELOW. If it has been talked about in the tread, I'll update it here in this post so you don't have to read the entire thread. If what you're looking for is not clearly listed below, please feel free to ask your questions. The Details Date: September 5-8 Place: 3 Step Hideaway, La Sal Utah. [map] Pricing: $225.00 per person cash or check at check-in, includes tax. Cards are also accepted but will incur a 3% fee. If anyone wants a cabin, they can take a 20% discount off of the regular cabin price, for the event. Payment, as stated, needs to be on arrival for the total price. This question keeps coming up in discussion. Being that Scott isn't collecting money up front the least we can do is to give him an accurate head count and that is contingent upon us having an updated attendee list. I would, at the very least, give a week or two heads up if I were not attending so that the list can be revised and Scott can plan accordingly. Anyone wanting to arrive earlier that the 5th can camp on the premises for a rally rate of $25 a night. That will only include the use of services but no meals. If you're planning on doing so just let me know so that I can keep a tab on the approximate number so Scott knows how many early birds to expect. Any early day cabin arrangements should be communicated with him directly. Pricing includes: A place to camp for 3 nights, 3 Suppers, 3 Breakfasts, nightly campfires, use of shop and facilities. Space at the 3 Step is limited but overflow camping will be provided if needed. Depending on participation numbers we may have to cap the total number of people staying on the premises but there are plenty of places to stay in Moab if it comes to that. We've asked Scott about tiered payment plans for people coming only to camp and not take part in the food but Scott says that due to past experiences it is a lot simpler to have an all inclusive ticket rather than trying to figure out logistics of who is in, out or other. Please keep in mind that this is an extremely remote location and we should try to be as self sufficient as possible. Gas: The 3 Step has a gas tank that will be made available for the attendees at comparable prices to the area. Even though it is a large tank (500 gallons), we'll have many riders there. There is a general store 22 miles North which carries gas at the tiny town of La Sal. It is only open during normal operating hours (9ish to 6ish). 48 miles Northwest, Moab has plenty of places with gas. Monticello at 33 miles Southwest if you're headed over toward Monument Valley. Plan accordingly. Showers: The location has showers and a hot tub. Food menu: Plain and simple. Cowboy food. Whatever the gang can throw on the grill. Steaks, Hamburgers, Chicken, potatoes and salad. Breakfast will have eggs and toast and whatever can be scrounged up. Bring your own stuff to throw in the fire if you want to splurge. I will be bringing my percolator and lots of Bustelo coffee. Will also be bringing a generator to not tax Scott's resources. If you want to bring your own coffee maker and coffee, we will spare a few plugs. Plates and cutlery: Paper plates and plastic cutlery are provided with the meals. Cell-phone service: None. This is a very remote location. This is important to note when coordinating anything with other riders. Make sure you are ready to unplug and enjoy. Weather: Check out post #78 in this thread for details. Rides: GPX tracks available for day loops. However, there will be no guided rides. All riders are riding on there own. There are plenty of places to ride in this beautiful part of the country being so close to both Colorado and Moab. Keep in mind that although the rally location is close to Moab, it is still 48 miles from the downtown area. Plan your routes accordingly. Above all we want you all to have fun but ride safe. Mapping resources: Disclaimer: No affiliation with any of these sites below. If you have anything to add to the list please let me know. I will continue to add to the list as I find them and deem them useful for you all to use for your own routing. https://www.discovermoab.com/motorcycle-trail-riding/ http://www.gpskevinadventurerides.com/home/self-guided-rides/moab-10-best-dual-sport-rides https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/508 http://npmaps.com/canyonlands/ http://www.dirtbikeutah.net/moab.html http://adventr.co/utah-gps-tracks/ Permits: https://advrider.com/f/threads/dr650-rally-lasal-utah-sept-5-8.1359221/page-13#post-37572090 ....................................... PM me for signup. If you are uncomfortable with asking any questions here openly, shoot me a PM and we can discuss privately. Being that the location is remote and off-grid it is critical to have an accurate attendance number so that we can have enough food and supplies ready for everyone and also help manage resources. I will keep a running list of the attendees and update the map of where everyone is coming from in the second post of this thread below. General Disclaimer: This should be common sense but it needs to be stated. I am only providing information regarding this event. Everyone attending this event does so voluntarily and at their own risk. We are not responsible for anything that happens to you, or your equipment/gear neither at the event nor while traveling to or from the event. In case of an accident, damage or loss, you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You accept this by registering for the rally.