Hey y’all, it’s time for the ... 2020 ADV SLAP Rally - Squeal Like a Pig! The quick and dirty on year 16(!) for you tl;dr types. Pay attention long enough to note the changes to this year’s event: When: May 29-31 Where: Byrd’s Adventure Center, Ozark AR Cost: FREE! You will arrange your own camping with Byrd’s. You will also arrange for your own food and beverages. See below for info. What do I get for FREE? You get to hang with friends in a beautiful spot, ride your motorcycle where and when you want, and say you were there. What you don’t get is an organized rally. There will be no routes or tracks given out, no organized rides led by anyone affiliated with SLAP, no money changing hands for the privilege of being part of SLAP. The long-winded explanation is below if you’re interested. Will there still be T-shirts?: I’ll go with “probably.” More changes? I hate change! Grab a cold one and have a seat. Deep breaths. Feel better? OK! Here we go. Last year we moved over to Mulberry Mountain, and it was fine. But we polled folks and there as strong pull to get back to Byrd’s, and your wish is our command, so there it is. Back to Byrd’s. This will be our seventh time at Byrd’s and it kind of feels like home. Byrd’s has tons of primitive camping, RV spots, cabins, nice bathrooms, a store with supplies, their own trail system and direct access to OHV trails. They’ve also got a good restaurant on site. Like last year, the registration fee is gone because of forest service policies. If we take your money and send you out on National Forest Service land, we get into permit territory, and that’s a hellscape we’d rather avoid. So please understand the following before you decide to show up: Think of SLAP as a campout will cool friends, not an organized event. You are not paying anything to attend, and you are not receiving any services from us. You are responsible for making your own camping arrangements with Byrd’s. The place is enormous. They will have space for you. You are responsible for your own food and beverages. Any food, swag or beverages that happen to be on hand will be provided via donations. SLAP will not provide any tracks, routes or guided rides. You are 100 percent responsible for where, when and how you ride. With that bullshit out of the way, let’s get philosophical for a sentence or two. What’s This ADV thing about anyway? For us, it’s about quality time in the Natural State’s beautiful outdoors. We’re less interested in swag, grub, posh venues, swilling beer … OK, we’re still pretty interested in that. But those other things, eh, take ‘em or leave ‘em. We liked the DIY feel of last year’s rally. There is no registration list, no deadline, so the second post is simply a list of people who might show up. Scan it for the names of your buddies or the people on your ignore list, but that’s all it means. If there’s interest we can do a group potluck on Saturday night. Let me know if you’d like to bring something when you sign up. T-shirt info and ordering will be addressed later in a separate post. See you at Byrd’s!