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    Default Roaming Rally 2017

    Roaming Rally 2017​





    Dates have been set for the 2017 Roaming Rally. We're quite excited about the new format for 2017...more details to come before the end of the year. Registration will begin in January. We've been asked by a few folks for the dates so vacation time can be booked.



    Bikes May 25 - May 28
    Trucks May 27 - June 3rd


    The rally will be hosted in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

    Stay tuned....

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    I like this

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    Awesome! Any truck modifications you'd consider required to join the trip, and will the route be accepting of joining the rally for only a few days and breaking off to head home? (already booked up for 3 trips this year and running out of vacation days)

    Edit: just saw your site, that trucks will be out of base camp with 1-2 day routes, so that answers my second question
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    Hi everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. We're just finishing up with some last minute logistics. By mid January we'll have all the details to share and will begin registration.

    As mentioned, the rally will be based out of a primitive camp location (outhouses, no electricity, no water). Routes will be one and two day routes and 2 half day routes. Most are mild with a couple of very technical routes for folks with built up vehicles who want to challenge themselves. There is always the option to just hang out as basecamp and enjoy the wilderness.

    Trucks are recommend to not travel the routes solo (safety in numbers).

    Trucks must have recovery gear, full size spare, recovery points, first aid kits, AT or MT tires and be prepared to spend a night in the wild in case of an incident.

    There will be more routes than days; meaning no one will finish all of the routes.

    Motorbikes will share one night at basecamp with the trucks. Routes are not shared between bikes and trucks.

    Hope to meet some expo members. The rally has always been as much about meeting like minded folks as it has been about exploring the backcountry

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    All the details have been sorted and the Gravel Travel website updated with Roaming Rally information. We are very excited about the routes for this year. Lots of technical riding for the small bikes, a solid route for larger bikes and some great 1 & 2 day backcountry routes for the trucks. Feel free to ask if you have any questions and hope to see you in May.

    http://graveltravel.ca/index.php?opt...126&Itemid=150

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    Some cool rigs signed up. Mild or wild, your choice of routes to pick from or just spend your time at basecamp chilling out. It would be cool to see some expo members in the rally. Meeting new folks and sitting around a fire in the evening is what the rally is all about.

    Hope to see you in May

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    When is the latest you can register for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opimika View Post
    When is the latest you can register for this?

    End of April

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    We have a few sponsors on board that have generously donated prizes to handed out in the draw on the first night.





    Bike Category



    Someones bike is getting new mirrors :thumb
    https://www.doubletakemirror.com/






    Someones bike will be getting a new Garmin Zumo 660 LM
    http://www.gpscentral.ca/index.htm





    https://blackibags.wordpress.com/

    Someone is going to recieve something new from Black I Bags.
    Rob has been attending the Roaming Rally for several years now, we are stoked to help promote his products ynd


    Truck Category





    FrontRunner has donated an awesome kitchen utensil set







    CORE Outfitters is donating a crazy beaver shovel







    GPS Central donated a Garmin Montanna






    OutHereAdventure.com has donated a sweater and Tshirt




    A big thanks to all of our sponsors. Not everyone business wants to help small grassroots events like the Roaming Rally, the ones who do standout as ones who deserve your money when considering your next purchase

    60 day until blast off, cya in May

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