Colorado 1000 3.0 2016
This Dual Sport ride is about riding all the best trails in Colorado
August 28th-September 3rd 2016
Really ride 1000 miles with Spectacular Trail in the mountains?
I have spent many years finding all the greatest routes and singletrack trails in these Rocky Mountains. This year I have decided to put together a totally new route that encompasses the best of what I have learned. The route is 1,000 miles and the 3.0 name is to signify that it is a whole new look at how to make a great ride.
Slideshow from last years ride
The ride is 7 days of riding forests and mountains. Yes on dirt bikes. This ride contains a balanced mix of incredible high mountains, singletrack and just plain dirt Jeep roads. This ride is designed for intermediate to advanced riders. This is for dirt bikers that have embraced the licensed dual sport thing, yes you need a license on your dirt bike. And you need to be serious about going the distance and working through the rough stuff. That said, I do provide easy options for our loved, older spectacular riders. Or anyone that just needs a break. This is not a beat you up contest but an enjoy the good stuff.
Riders will be making a big loop around the state as the week unfolds. Riders stay in different motels along the way. We have a support truck to carry our overnight gear to our hotel each day. The ride starts and ends in South Fork, CO. Riders can arrange to park and leave their vehicles there during the week.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
View the 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!
The Blue lines are MAIN dirt routes
The Red lines are Motorcycle only Singletrack
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.
(see my ride Navigation Video)
Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.
How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride, they come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple, great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.
But in addition: the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the World.
Who are the adventurous souls signed up for this years ride?
Chris S, Santa Rosa CA
Robert H, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Chris K, Fort Collins CO
Jason K, Roanoke VA
Joe K, Lombard, IL
Yamaha WR 250
Jon R, Leetsdale, PA
Keith M, Potomac MD
Ryan H, Tucson AZ
Wayne L, Penhook VA
Ed B, Fort Wayne IN
Gary S, Drake CO
KTM500 exc 2016
Steve H, San Jose CA
Carl S, Milpitas CA
Gary R, Rochester, IN
Keevin G, Carlsbad, NM
Kip W, Federal Way, WA
Eric M, Fort Collins CO
Roy F, Wenatchee, WA
KTM 500 EXC
MotoJoe, Methow, WA
Bob H, Wenatchee, WA
Rob D, Elverson, PA
Dale N, Malvern, PA
KTM 350 exc-f
Randy L, Honey Brook, PA
KTM 450 EXC
Chip D, Blain, PA
KTM 500 EXC
Matt K, Downingtown PA
KTM EXC 500
Steve P, Downingtown PA
KTM EXC 350