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ADV EventsGroup RidesBig Dog Adventure Ride - Aug. 8-14, 2019

Big Dog Adventure Ride – Aug. 8-14, 2019

A gathering of like-minded, and serious motorcycle adventure aficionados.

Published on 08.01.2019

The 30th Running of the Dogs, also known as the “Big Dog Adventure Ride,” has announced their last physical fraternal gathering. Themed the “Last, Last, and Nevermore” event, it is slated for August 11-14, 2019.

Cited as the world’s “highest, toughest, dirtiest and meanest” big displacement off-road motorcycle adventure ride, the Big Dog Adventure Ride invitational is open to a limited number of entrants on 640cc displacement motorcycles or larger.

The 2019 event will be based in Silverthorne, Colorado. An optional day ride from BMW of Denver is a “mild ride” on August 11 for adventurists wanting to add a personal day of “Hollywood Styled Adventure Riding” to the group’s base camp. The official Start is August 12, from Silverthorne.


Invited entrants in this year’s event include riders from as far away as South Africa, Thailand, Great Britain and will be mounted on BMWs, Kawasaki’s, Yamahas, Hondas, KTMs and possibly a highly modified 750cc 1936 Indian Sport Scout, an early 1970’s adventure sidecar outfit and a confirmed BMW 1975 R75/6 with famed adventurist John Wesley Ogden evidencing adventuring riding from the pre “ADV” era.

Event Promoter, Ron Douglas, said of the 2019 gathering, “It’ll be wild and woolly like previous Big Dog events, pushing our fraternity of entrants’ physical and mental envelopes as they tag and top some the highest navigable passes on the North American continent. It has always been a non- Buttercup event. Since this is our ‘Last, last’ event we’ll be kicking the ghost of ‘Nevermore’ down dirt roads, tracks and off cliffs or into freezing mountain streams.”

The BIG DOG ADVENTURE RIDE is known as an annual fraternal invitational gathering of serious and extreme dual-sport motorcycle adventurists, or “The Annual Running of the Dogs.” Some openings are available for first time entrants.

“The BIG DOG ADVENTURE RIDE is neither a race nor rally. It is the annual gathering of a fraternity of honorable, like-minded, and serious motorcycle adventure aficionados sharing a similar philosophy, their way of being.”

For more information and registration click here.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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