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We’re combining adventure riding with motocross racing by riding from our home shop in Bend, Oregon to the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal MX Park in Washington State!

Get ready to experience the ultimate adventure riding and motocross racing combo!

No matter if you bring your own ADV bike or rent one of ours, we'll have you feeling like a true holeshotter as we embark on the perfect blend of adventure riding and motocross racing. With two days riding on the new Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, two days at the track, and one day back to Bend, this adventure ride is focused on being trackside for Friday’s Press Day, and then Qualifying races and “The National” on Saturday.

 

 

This is your chance to witness motocross racing at its highest level! Each rider we’ll see with VIP and Pit Passes in Washougal will be chasing the inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship Title. And riding to Washougal, we'll be experiencing Grade 3 or 4 type riding under a canopy of Ponderosa Trees throughout the Cascade Mountains, getting as dirty as possible.

We'll have our own party within the Vendors area at Washougal, and our staff will be out there on the trail mixed among you with the Support Truck nearby, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Don't miss out on this fun group event with great Pacific Northwest riding.
 

Oh, and get this: It looks like we’ll have the chance to ride the MX track after the race, which means getting to ride an ADV bike up Horsepower Hill! 

Other Disclosures:

Riders - We're putting together an epic group event that will have you revving your engines with excitement. Not only will you experience some of the best riding in the region, but we're also throwing our very own party within the Vendors area at Washougal!

And don't worry about a thing, we've got you covered. Our expert staff will be out there with you on the trail, and our Support Truck will be nearby to ensure your luggage and gear stay secure. Plus, you'll have GPS files to guide you every step of the way. So come join the ride, and let's make some unforgettable memories together!

Grab Extra Rental Days To RIDE Oregon BDR Route

ORBDR Map

If you plan on taking advantage of our Washougal group trip you'll be happy to know that Bend is a stop on the Oregon BDR.

Discover the backcountry of Oregon with the 750-mile ORBDR adventure ride. Designed for dual-sport motorcycles, it takes you through high deserts, ancient pine forests, and rugged mountains. This ride offers stunning views and recreational opportunities, making it an unforgettable adventure. Get maps and more info about Oregon BDR

If you're renting a bike from our fleet we could have it ready a few days earlier, or you can keep it a few days longer and take advantage of riding more of the BDR, or the Washington BDR is begins near Washougal as well.

Riders should plan on 5 extra rental days to begin from the Southern end of the Oregon BDR, in order to unite with the group leaving from Bend. 


Itinerary

Day 1 / Tuesday, July 18 / The Riding Party Begins

Arrival to Bend, Oregon (RDM airport) *Or request early rental pickup dates to complete the Oregon BDR from its southern terminus, and unite on schedule with our entourage for the last 2 days into the rolling motorcycle party and racing outlined below! 

  • Arrive by mid-day and we’ll be hosting a meet & greet at our shop. Expect to meet some local riders and have a fun sampling of life and the motorcycle community around Bend. Definitely come a few days early or stay late if this will be your first time, and if you’re renting one of our adventure bikes, be sure to request extra days, as we have plenty more incredible riding here in the PNW like the previous few days of the Oregon BDR! Bike check-in for rentals will also happen today.

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Day 2 / Wednesday, July 19 / Dual sport RIDE from Bend to the Salem area

All riders headed to Washougal! Up into the Cascades on Sections 5 & 6 of the ORBDR (Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route,) our entourage of bikes and Support Vehicles all point toward Washougal. With our experienced Staff and Trainers mixed among the group and the GPS files provided, just focus on riding your pace and we’ll worry about the logistics and accommodations for making our way up to Washington.

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Day 3 / Thursday, July 20 / Dual sport RIDE from Salem area to near Portland International Raceway

Another great riding day on Section 7 of the Oregon BDR, our overnight lodging location will be announced closer to the event date, but will put anyone interested in a prelude racing event to attend the Thursday Night Motocross Series at Portland International Raceway. Big prize money available for amateur racers, this is another bar-banger of an event for sure!

Day 4 / Friday, July 21/ Camping: Camp at Washougal MX Track or book your own hotel

With our Support Truck following you, a short morning’s ride will end at the Washougal MX Park where Press Day will be underway. Walk amongst the pit area, check out the riders and teams as anticipation builds, and perhaps end up on NBC Sports. 

Unpack there if you’re camping, or we’ll help get your luggage to whatever accommodations you may have arranged. With our VIP and Pit Passes in tote, enjoy the ‘moto life’ as we hang out with folks with a similar passion for motorcycles. Continue riding in the area if you wish!

Day 5 / Saturday, July 22 / Camp at Washougal MX Track or book your own hotel

AMA National Race Day begins, as the thunder of thumpers and cheering of fans will outline the day ahead. Go for a local ride if you wish (we’ll have suggestions and perhaps local riders looking to help) and take-in Washington’s beauty and snow capped mountains all around. Make sure to head back in time for the Championship racing action this afternoon though, watch the bar-banging action unfold, and call it one of the most perfect ‘moto days’ ever.

Day 6 / Sunday, July 23 /  Dual sport RIDE from Washougal to Bend

Head back to Bend or beyond as you wish, our Support Truck will be returning to Bend with luggage of riders going that way. Additional dirt riding on the ORBDR is one possibility, or just head back via pavement if you wish. Thanks for being part of our entourage, and we hope you had a blast!

Day 7 / Monday, July 23 / Checkout & Departure Day:

Those who arranged rentals for beyond the included rental period, be sure to check with our Staff about other interesting riding opportunities in Central Oregon. *Extend your rental early or beyond the end of this trip, as the WABDR, IDBDR, and other great riding surrounds us!

Minimum Essential Gear for RIDE Training

If you're planning to jump on a guided tour or training with RIDE Adventures, it's essential that you have the right gear. This helps to ensure your safety and the safety of others while on the road.

Not being properly prepared can lead to injuires that could have been avoided. Our guides have created a Minimum Essential Gear Guide if you plan to book a RIDE Adventures. If you don't come minimally prepared there is a chance our guides will prevent you from hopping on a bike. Make sure you're prepared for the adventure. 

Bikes Available

2019+ Honda CB500x

2019+ Honda CB500x

Another recent assertion by Honda Motorcycles into the Adventure Riding world, riders seeking a compact-sized adventure bike have been raving about the CB500X. With plenty of power emanating from the parallel-twin engine, and an agile disposition, everything from paved twisties to gravel, dirt, and sand can be conquered with this fun adventuring option. Starting in 2019 with the 19" front wheel, this bike has proven itself for us in places like Patagonia, and will be a great option for riders exploring beyond.

  • Wet Weight - 430lbs
  • Seat Height - 32.7 inches
  • Fuel Capacity - 4.6 gal

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Seat Height:
32.7 in
Curb Weight:
430lbs
Fuel Capacity:
4.6 gal
Displacement:
471cc Parallel Twin
Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin

Finally, the return of a legend! The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda has been talked about for years, finally making itself available in various markets around the world in 2015. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. 

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Seat Height:
33.5/34.3 in
Curb Weight:
511 lb
Fuel Capacity:
4.96 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Finally, the return of a legend, and this version, a little bit more prepared for long adventure rides than it's smaller twin. The long awaited, and thoroughly updated Africa Twin by Honda finally became available in rental fleets around the world in 2015, forever winning our hearts over with incredible reliability while being extremely fun to ride the first few seasons. This "Adventure Sports" version is about an inch taller with 1.5 gallons greater fuel capacity than the standard Africa Twin. With a four-valve Unicam® cylinder head 998cc parallel twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and routes.

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Seat Height:
35.4/36.2 in
Curb Weight:
533 lb
Fuel Capacity:
6.4 gal
Displacement:
998 cc
Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+)

Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+)

Just a few years after this legendary bike was reintroduced as a 1000cc world traveler in 2016, Honda made the Africa Twin CRF 1100 just a little bit better starting the 2020 model year. With four-valve Unicam® cylinder heads atop a 22.5degree parallel-twin engine, more power than an adventure rider could ever need is available along with suspension travel and ground clearance to handle the most remote and rugged terrains and pathways. An upgraded electronics package vs. the previous version includes cruise control, a 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit,) and a 6.5 inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth integration. Pack it up for a long trip, or take the bags off for a day on the trails, nothing but fun lies ahead!

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Seat Height:
33.5/34.3 in
Curb Weight:
505 lb
Fuel Capacity:
5.0 gal
Displacement:
1084 cc
Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha Ténéré 700

This highly-anticipated "masterpiece of value" has finally been released, giving dual sport adventure riders around the world one more incredible middle-weight adventure bike to choose from. With 73+ smooth, linear horsepower pouring through one of most beautiful exhaust notes out there, the Ténéré 700's unique anti-squat design puts that power into the ground, instead of into the rear shock. The result is one of the best handling, adventure bikes on the market, all backed by typical Yamaha-reliability. Take this agile machine on short trips or long, paved twisties or dirt roads, and know that this may be as close to the "perfect" adventure bike as we have seen in a while. With an attractive entry price, and corresponding rental rate, we expect the number of Ténéré 700's in our fleet operations to grow steadily and remain a factor for a long time. 

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Seat Height:
34.4 in / 874mm
Curb Weight:
452 lb / 205kg
Fuel Capacity:
4.2 gal
Displacement:
689 cc