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ADV EventsGroup RidesSasquatch Dual Sport Tour - Jul. 6-9, 2015

Sasquatch Dual Sport Tour – Jul. 6-9, 2015

The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Adventure Ride!

Published on 05.18.2015

Back in 2002, long time Northwest riders Herb Gaudreau and Ralph Nobel blazed a trail on gravel roads from Canada to the Lower Columbia River over several days on dual sport bikes. Inspired by their ride, in 2009 Bob Owen and Tom Mehren crafted a south to north route, creating their Sasquatch Dual Sport Adventure Tour for that year. That summer 50 riders enjoyed the tour over a four day period.

This year’s Sasquatch Dual Sport Tour will run the 2010 version Touring the Cascades and Oregon Coastal Range. The intent is to provide a safe and sane adventure that will send you home with a smile on your face, a bike all in one piece and some great photos to share with family and friends. The tour route changes each year. Wherever the tour goes, riders are certain to see places and ride roads they’ve never been on before.

The Sasquatch Dual Sport Tour is held in the last half of summer to ensure all roadways are open and not blocked by snow. This is the Pacific Northwest after all, where snow has been known to block scenic passes all the way into early July. Each year the route is pre-ridden to insure all roads are passable.


The routes are crafted with a mix of paved and gravel roads. There are no single track or two track sections. The tour is designed to provide riders an enjoyable experience without harsh terrains, making these tours a great ride for both intermediate as well as seasoned dual sport and adventure riders alike. Riders are encouraged to ride in small groups of six or less, with at least 30-60 seconds of space between one another to reduce dust inhalation and allow for the ride to be much more enjoyable for all.

Camping and motels will be available along the route each night. Space is limited, so the sooner you sign up the sooner you will get the kind of accommodations you desire. Riders are allowed to store up to 40 liters of gear (about one medium sized tail pack or pannier) in our tour truck. The routes are designed with fuel stops available at least every 125 miles if not more often, so you will not need to be concerned about this issue.

Event Organizer: Puget Sound Dual Sport Enthusiasts

To see the full event details click here.

Author: Annette Peterson

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