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Two to Three Days

Adventure bike travel areas that are typically toured over two to three days.

LA Barstow to Vegas: No Dust No Glory

They were lined up outside a motorcycle dealership in Southern California, hundreds of them before dawn on the day after Thanksgiving. Not Black Friday shoppers trying to get door buster deals on electronics; these were hard-core dirt riders looking to make it... Read More

Chasing Rocks and Glory at the Adventure Rally Sierra Edition

After flying in from Seattle at an unspeakably early hour and rendezvousing with ADV Pulse Senior Editor Rob Dabney, we fled from LA like we were running from the law, lane splitting past Sunset Boulevard over the Grape Vine into the San... Read More

Baja Rally 2017: Rally Racing Gets Bit by the ADV Bug

The BAJA RALLY has kept the insurgence of ADV bikes in the racing community flowing in 2017. Long time "big bike" competitor and first-time rally navigator Wes VanNieuwenhuisen exploded onto the race course in a flurry of dirt, sweat and perseverance.You... Read More

KTM ADV Rally: Discovering What It’s Like to ‘Bleed Orange’

  All too often I hear that KTM riders swear they “bleed orange.” So, I decided to fly across the country to Los Angeles and ride to the KTM Adventure Rally in Crested Butte, Colorado to paint the town orange. This journey had... Read More

8 Great Reasons to Ride California’s Giant Sequoia Forests

Yosemite and Death Valley may be the best known national parks in California, but in between the two you’ll find something equally impressive. Sequoia and Kings Canyon, while technically two distinct national parks, share borders and are co-managed with a... Read More

10 Lessons Learned The Hard Way On The Trans-Labrador Highway

“Is this it? Did the Trans-Labrador Highway beat us?”, - thoughts of uncertainty raced through my head as I watched my bike dangle helplessly off a logging truck’s crane. Lucy, my trusty Suzuki DR650, had gone from Mighty to Lifeless in mere... Read More

A Meeting of Minds at RawHyde Adventure Days

It was a chilly 44°F riding through the gates of RawHyde Adventure Days 2017 early on Friday morning. The Sun was just beginning to thaw out the 120-acre property known as "RawHyde Ranch" in Castaic, California. Vibrant spring colors were on full... Read More

Getting a Taste of Dakar on Small Bikes

Sunday morning saw the bar filled with stale air and cigarette smoke. Stevie Nicks played in the background while a few locals tended to glasses of whisky. It was easy to imagine this as a typical scene for Gold Point; the almost... Read More
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