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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.
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.
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.
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
471cc Parallel Twin
Honda Africa Twin
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+)
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.
34.4 in / 874mm
452 lb / 205kg