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ADV NewsCongrats to the Winner of Our 2019 Ultimate Adventure Giveaway

Congrats to the Winner of Our 2019 Ultimate Adventure Giveaway

See who's the lucky winner of our biggest giveaway of the year.

Published on 02.03.2020

The 2019 Ultimate Adventure Giveaway has come to an end and a winner has been selected. Thank you to everyone who participated! We’d like to congratulate our winner, Erik Silva from Northern California. He was so excited to hear he’d won the giveaway that he was speechless when we gave him the news.  “At first I didn’t believe it. No way I was the winner. When they confirmed over the phone, I almost cried,” Erik said.

Erik is a 35 year old ‘Crew Chief’ C-17 Aircraft Mechanic and father of four who has been serving in the Air Force for 12 years now. He began riding motorcycles 6 years ago when he sold his car and purchased an ‘84 Honda Sabre, but quickly realized that true freedom would be found on an Adventure Bike. He then picked up his dream ride, a BMW F800GS. A trip up the length of California to bring his bike home would be just the first of many adventure rides to come. He now rides regularly around Travis Air Force Base in Northern California where he is stationed.

As a fairly-new off-road rider, one of Erik’s goals has been to improve his skills in the dirt. “I don’t mind dropping my bike, but I would love to pick it up less often.” He’s been a regular reader of ADV Pulse for sometime now and has entered all of the Giveaways he’s come across in hopes of winning the RawHyde off-road training.


As the winner of the giveaway, not only does Erik win a free all-inclusive RawHyde Off-Road Training weekend with a BMW R1250GS rental included, but he also gets a new REV’IT! Poseidon 2 GTX suit, a set of GIVI Gravel-T GRT709 Saddlebags, a new Shoei Hornet X2 dual sport helmet, a set of D2 LED auxiliary lights from Denali, a pair of Dunlop Trailmax Mission adventure tires, and heated gear from FirstGear. 

Erik is excited to get all the new adventure gear and hopes to receive it before his upcoming trip to the March Moto Madness Adventure Rally. “I’ve been looking at soft panniers to swap out my aluminum ones for camping and off-roading, I’m excited about a real Adv focused jacket, pants, and the heat gear (I hate the cold). I’ve drooled over the Denali auxiliary light setups I’ve seen and the tires… we can never have enough of those, especially rear tires. But the crème de la crème for me is the RawHyde Training!”

Congratulations to Erik Silva for being our 2019 Ultimate Adventure Giveaway Winner! We’re sure the prizes will help enable some incredible motorcycle journeys and we can’t wait to hear all about them! We’d also like to thank our sponsors RawHyde Adventures, REV’IT!, FirstGear, Denali, Dunlop, GIVI, and Shoei for contributing the awesome prizes.

NOTE: For all those who participated, keep an eye out for an exclusive offer in your email. And don’t worry, we’ll have another awesome giveaway coming your way soon. So stay tuned, you could be the next lucky winner!

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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February 3, 2020 10:24 am

Big congrats buddy! Awesome !! 🙂

February 4, 2020 7:10 pm

Congrats – Have fun and thank you for your service !!!


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