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Moab FreeRide 21

Moab FreeRide
March 20th - 23rd, 2021
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4 Day Motorcycle Ride based in Moab Utah
Ride for both Dual Sport bikes and Adventure motorcycles.
Riders will be given a choice of rides designed for Dual Sport or Adventure motorcycles.
About the ride
Riding starts Saturday, March 20th morning and ends Tuesday, March 23rd.  Riders wanting to stay longer will have plenty of ride options and are welcome to extend their trip.
This ride is set up so that you may either stay in motels or you may bring your RV or tent.  Riders will make their own reservations and will be given a list of choices after ride signup.
Each evening we will have a social hour in a campground within walking distance where riders can group up and decide the next day's rides.
We will be practicing all the safe, Covid restrictions.
All riding is on your own.

About Moab Motorcycle rides
Moab has a long history of Spectacular Jeep rides and they have been very creative with great rides and the names.  Creations like:  Behind the Rocks, Chicken Corners, Cliff Hanger, Dome Plateau. Fins and Things, Flat Iron Mesa, Gemini Bridges Trail, Geyser Pass, Golden Spike, Hell's Revenge, Kane Creek Canyon, Klondike Bluffs, LaSal Pass, Metal Masher, Moab Rim Trail, Monitor and Merrimac, Onion Creek and Fisher Towers, Poison Spider Mesa, Seven Mile Rim, Shafer Trail and Steel Bender
For motorcycles these Jeep adventures are at best one hour long adventures, so we have combined several of these to create full day adventures with choices. Of course we have renamed them most often to reflect the area. You will find lots of these called out on the ride maps.  Dual Sport rides also come from great motorcycle only rides and singletrack.
Adventure Bike Rides come from spectacular routes and scenic areas.
And most recently the rides also combine with the mountain bike community.
We do everything we can do to continue to create new spectacular motorcycle rides
FYI:  Did you know that the famous Slickrock bike route was created by motorcycle riders in the 1960s?
(that why the still allow motorcycles)

How does the riding work?
These are gpsKevin style rides, meaning that there are no organized rides.  Riders self organize and group together of their own choosing and choose which adventure they would like to enjoy.   Evenings and mornings are the time to meet and socialize with the other riders in order to team up with them and plan days your ride.
Please see this 90 second video to explain the concept Rides and Donuts

Signup info:
The cost to join this 4 day ride is $115.  This covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps.



After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.

Note: Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

Refund Policy
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming.  I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up.  If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

 Dual Sport Ride Details
 I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Moab Dual Sport Rides Description



View the Dual Sport ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:  
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Note: If you really like to study the ride turn on only one days ride at a time to understand what is going on. Select the arrow in the upper left corner

Moab Dual Sport


Adventure Bike Ride Details
 I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Moab Adventure Bike Ride Descriptions


View the Adventure Bike ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:  
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Note: If you really like to study the ride turn on only one days ride at a time to understand what is going on. Select the arrow in the upper left corner

Moab Adventure Bike






OK, this is me just reflecting on my history with Moab

History: gpsKevin Moab story
My first ride in Moab was 1981 
The town of Moab was a little different them.  Walker Drug was the only grocery store.
For the next 10 years, every year I took a week's vacation and rode Moab--everywhere.
Back then we called Lockhart Basin the Death Ride.
There were no bicycles on Slickrock; not until 1990.

Then it the early '90s I decided to explore everywhere in Utah.  By early 2000, I was raising kids on motorcycles and we all started back in at Moab.
 
Missy's first trip on Lockhart Basin             Jeffrey at Hamburger Rock
 
Kids first cross Golden Crack                       Missy and Jeffrey can ride anything

Then in 2010 I started taking folks to Moab.  Many groups and many fun times.
Now I will try this gpsKevin open style ride.  This stuff is awesome.
Join us!

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