We’re celebrating the release of Overland Journal’s new fall issue by holding a dual-sport dirt ride on Sunday, August 17th. So throw on the knobby tires and come join the fun!
Earlier this year, we took a trip into the desert with Overland’s executive creative director Sinuhe Xavier to document the travails of riding big adventure bikes through the backcountry of Death Valley. Now, with our story coming out in the new Fall Issue, we are celebrating by hosting an all-day dual-sport ride.
What (the Ride): We’ll start the day at AETHERhq where we’ll hand out free advance copies of the Fall Issue of Overland Journal. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Even if you can’t make the ride, feel free to come hang out with us in the morning.
Riders will then depart along a specially curated route: up and over the Angeles Crest, along Soledad road, and past Vasquez Rocks, to a network of dirt trails in the hills above Santa Clarita. (Anyone who is NOT riding a dual-sport bike can join us for this portion of the ride and bail out at Vasquez Rocks) Starting at Rowher Flats OHV Area, a mere 40 miles outside of the city, we will explore some of the best fire roads and dirt trails in Southern California as we snake our way up into the mountains around Bouquet Canyon. Nothing too technical, but riders should have experience riding on dirt, gravel, light sand.
Around noon we will break for lunch on the trail. Riders should pack their own lunch ahead of time. We will bring along some water and supplies, but riders are responsible for feeding themselves. Afterwards, we’ll finish off the rest of the loop before heading back down the canyon and towards the city sometime in the late afternoon.
When: Sunday, August 17th 2014. Meet at 8am.
Where: AETHERhq (6100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038)
Things you need:
1.) Dual-sport bike (Street-legal, highway-capable)
2.) Some experience riding dirt (Expect fire roads: loose dirt, gravel, and light sand)
3.) Packed lunch (Impress your friends with your killer trail-side spread)
Everyone interested in joining must RSVP to email@example.com. We want to make sure we have enough Overland Journal copies to hand out to everyone. Plus, you don’t want to get short changed on donuts! Nobody wants that.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to a great ride! See you soon!