Well here we go again: A new year, and that means it’s time to make new riding plans—so maybe it’s time to ride (or return) to one of the many “official” ADVrider rallies?
These inmate-organized events take place all over the US. Here’s a list of what’s coming in 2024, with more perhaps making the list as the winter goes on.
This is one of ADVrider’s longest-running rallies, and the name pretty much sums it up (although many of the attendees are no longer noobs!). From last year, here’s our interview with Joel Paez, aka inmate NSFW, the guy who got this event started and still manages the show today. See deets on this year’s rally here.
Just a few weeks later, and also in California, near Bakersfield. Inmate LordMorgan promises “Adventure, cold beer and tomfoolery” and says you will “have an awesome time in the mountains with your friends, ride trails, roads, have beers, camp and make new friends, AND raise money for charity (Stewards of Sequoia a 501c3) to keep trails open to motorbikes.” Ride report from previous rally here; see the rally postings here.
The 23rd running for this event. Based out of Tennessee’s Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground; the area is filled with excellent street and dirt riding. A BYOB event, and only $60 if you register early and online, plus a modest tenting fee (limited cabins available, and RV spots). As with all these events, some plans may evolve over the next few weeks (added door prizes or other fun), so keep an eye on the thread here to make your plans. Definitely something you don’t want to miss, if you’re within reasonable traveling distance.
ADV bike fun in the middle of the States. Don’t fly over it, ride to it! This is another long-running event, so if you’ve been before, you know what to expect. Inmate foxfire says “Expect much the same (only with more-better sameness). No fee to rally, but eats and lodging are on you. There will likely be an adventurous overnight to some epic place, wine on a beach, fireside guitar solos, prizes, potluck, and loads of radical riding.” Cannonshot lists some information on the trail riding opportunities here. Looks like there may even be overnight excursions doable from the main campground!