Rally News You Can Use - June 2017 New Rides You would think as we head into our 15th year, we'd have ridden every road there is to ride in the Gorge and surrounding region. Well, we haven't. And thus, we have new rides this year for both road, and off-pavement riders. It's never the same event two years in a row. Remember - all our suggested routes are available as a GPS track, come with ride notes, and are meant to be ridden solo or in small groups at your own pace. Other than the Friday Fun Run, there are no specified start times, just ride when you're ready to go. Onsite Food: Moto Mojo café is back! We know it's no fun get to a rally and scrape around for food. That's why we're taking the bull by the horns this year and bringing back our onsite food service with the Moto Mojo Café. Breakfast and lunch will be available every day during the rally and we'll have lunches available Thursday and Friday. We're fine tuning the menu to insure it meets our standards and satisfies yours. Optional Clinics Spaces are going fast for the Maryhill Downhill Cornering Clinic on Saturday, as well as the Dirt First Basic Rider sessions put on by Dirt Bike Safety Training Thursday and Saturday. Additional fees apply. Click here to register for the Maryhill Downhill Cornering Clinic Click here to register for a Dirt First Basic Rider Clinic Stay Late Want to stay longer? We're extending the last rider out time to 6 pm this year. On Sunday, you can stick around for the Pancake Feed, then hit the road and take in some more miles. RV and Tent campers are invited to stay-over Sunday night and will pay the fairgrounds staff directly on Monday morning for their additional night's stay. The Crossroads Junction The Crossroads Junction is where you'll find our vendors in the morning and late afternoons, and nighttime camaraderie in the evenings. Where are the vendors during the day? Riding, just like you. Vendor Brat Fest/Movie Nights In conjunction with the evening festivities, Cascade Motorcycle Safety will be setting up an outdoor theater at the Crossroads Junction on the fairground where riders can convene, sip a favorite beverage, partake in the vendor sponsored Brat Fest and enjoy select moto movies and highlight videos. You asked for a beer garden, we'll give you much more. Loop Route, or Out and Back: Sport Touring/Sport Rider Highlight Several of our rides this year include a loop option, or an out and back version. You decide. Want to spend more time in the twisties, or enjoy a full meal deal of scenery? With 8 routes to choose from this year, you'll get to experience The Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area the way you want. Warning: there's not time enough to ride all the routes, so you'll just have to come back next year. Gnarly to Gnice: Dual Sport/Adventure Highlight Those who enjoy getting off the pavement will have varied skill-level options to choose from. We'll have easy, intermediate and advanced rider routes. There's no shortage of miles you can enjoy. All ride notes are marked with the skill level required, so you'll know in advance. Can't decide what to bring? Bring it all Over the years, riders have been torn between bringing the road bike or bringing a dual sport mount. Why not both? No App Necessary While some rallies have gotten into the minutia of developing a separate app, we've spent the time to write the code to insure the Rally in the Gorge site renders well on smartphones. Before, or during the rally, you'll be able to access the site, navigate it easily and get all the info to make the most out of your experience. Without adding, yet, another app to your phone. Click here to view the rally site now. Share the flyer We've created an 8.5 x 14 flyer for the rally. You can print it out, or email to share with outers. Click here to view the flyer now Registration is open You can register for the rally now. Visit our simple registration page and get started now. Please let us know if you have any questions. If you have other riding friends who need to know about the rally, be sure to share this email with them.