Rally in the Gorge 2018 Schedule & HighlightsSR! RALLY IN THE GORGE Registration

The Rally in the Gorge is designed with sport bike, dual sport, adventure and sport touring riders in mind. Those who have come before know there's always something going on for everyone.

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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Highlights

This schedule is subject to changes and additions. Check back often as it grows.

 Wednesday 8/22

  • Early-bird arrival
  • Registration opens inside Community Hall
  • 12-1 p.m. On-site lunch service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 3-4 p.m. Presentation: Introduction to the Rally in the Gorge slide-show presentation with Tom Mehren inside Community Hall
  • 4 - 6 p.m.Suspension clinic w/Jesse Murphy @ Outdoor Stage
  • 5-6:30 p.m. On-site dinner service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. Moto Video Festival & complimentary popcorn inside Community Hall

  Thursday 8/23

  • Coffee service provided by Fast Lane at vendor row
  • Registration opens inside Community Hall
  • Vendors open
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Community Hall
  • 8:15 - 9 a.m. ProTech Session: TBD sponsored by Icon Motorsports
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Advanced Vision Techniques with Truitt Motorcycle Education inside Community Hall. Ride follows.
  • 9 a.m. Departure for those going to Oregon Raceway Park tour. Ride your own ride at your own pace. (I-84 west, US 97 south to Grass Valley, left at Sherman Elementary School onto Blagg Lane.)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Advanced Vision Techniques Ride with Truitt Motorcycle Education - On-road clinic.
  • Oregon Raceway Park tour and parade laps. Don't be late.
  • 2-3 p.m. Advanced Rider Training (ART) Lite with Team Oregon inside Community Hall. Ride follows.
  • TBD
  • 4 p.m. Presentation: TBD @ Community Hall
  • Door prizes inside Community Hall
  • Vendor introductions
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. Moto Video Festival & complimentary popcorn inside Community Hall

  Friday 8/24

  • Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration open inside Community Hall
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Community Hall
  • 8-10 a.m. Vendors open
  • 8:15 - 9 a.m. ProTech Session: Dale Gray, Lead Tech @ South Sound Honda/Suzuki/Polaris
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Paved Fun Run presented by Vallantine Motor Works - pick up your Fun Run card and map inside Community Hall at 8:30 - last rider out at 10 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dual Sport Fun Run presented by Skagit Powersports - pick up your Fun Run card and map inside Community Hall at 8:30 - last rider out at 10 a.m.
  • Suggested rides all day
 
  • 3 p.m. Presentation: TBD @ Community Hall
  • 4 p.m. ProTech Session: Featuring Mark & Dana with Vallantine Motor Works
  • 4-7 p.m. - Vendors open
  • 5-6:30 p.m. On-site dinner service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 7 p.m. Door prizes inside Community Hall
  • 7:30 p.m. Fun Run winners announced inside Community Hall
  • 8:00 p.m. Road Racing Videos @ Cascade Motorcycle Safety @ Outdoor Stage

  Saturday 8/25

  • 7 a.m. Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 8-11 a.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Community Hall
  • 8-10 a.m. Vendors open
  • 8:15 - 9 a.m. ProTech Session: TBD sponsored by Icon Motorsports
  • 8:30 a.m. Maryhill Cornering Clinic riders depart Hood River. Directions are below.
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 9 - 10 a.m. Advanced Street Techniques presented by Team Oregon
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Giant Loop gnarly dirt ride. Meet at GL Booth
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dirt Bike Safety Training Dual Sport/ADV Skill Builder Session in south field.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Truitt Motorcycle Education Maryhill Loops Cornering Clinic with Jesse Murphy and crew
  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Advanced Street Techniques Road Session presented by Team Oregon
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Community Hall, Registration & SR! Store are CLOSED.
  • 1:30-4 p.m. Maryhill Loops Road open to all attendees. Directions are below.
  • 4-7 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Community Hall
  • 4-7 p.m. Vendors open
  • 4-7 p.m. Bike show contest on concourse outside along Community Hall . Enter your bike and/or pick up your ballot at the registration/information desk
  • 5-6:30 p.m. On-site dinner service available from the Rally Kitchen & Cafe inside Community Hall
  • 6:30 p.m. Barrell Roll Competition, presented by Dirt Bike Safety Training @ Main Field
  • 7:45 p.m. Bike show winners announced @ Community Hall stage.
  • 8 p.m. Videos TBA @ Cascade Motorcycle Safety Outdoor Stage

  Sunday 8/26

  • 7 a.m. Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 7:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast sponsored by Skagit Powersports inside Community Hall
  • 8 a.m. Presentation TBA inside Community Hall
  • 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship service with Fast Lane @ outdoor stage area.
  • 11:59 a.m. last rider out... See ya'll next year!

2018 Highlights

Check back often for more additions as they become available.

The Historic Maryhill Loops Road

Saturday afternoon, come ride a piece of history, the very first paved road ever built in America west of the Mississippi, and the model for future roads to come.

Directions to the Maryhill Road: Are you planning to ride the Maryhill Loops Road Saturday afternoon (or registered for the clinic in the morning)? Take SR14 east to US97. Continue east on SR14 1.4 miles past the Stonehenge Replica/Veterans War memorial. The road will appear on your LEFT shortly after. Turn left and ride up to the gate. You must have a current insurance card specific to you and your bike and a rally wristband in order to enter the road. No bike swapping at the road.

Featured road seminars and rides

  • Maryhill Cornering Clinic (additional fee applies) - Always a favorite, this year's clinic will focus on downhill cornering where riders learn to apply throttle and braking control techniques. The session is limited to 20 riders. You must be registered for the rally to sign up for the clinic. CLICK HERE To register for the rally and clinic now.
  • Truitt Motorcycle Education presents Advanced Vision Concepts - The eyes are where it all begins when you're riding a motorcycle. If they're in the correct place, everything else can happen as it should, but when they're in the wrong place, that's when things go south. Spend some time learning proper eye placement in the classroom session, then take the ride that follows to practice what you learned on the road.
  • Team Oregon presents Advanced Street Techniques - Team Oregon teaches an advanced rider training class on a closed course outside of Portland. For this abbreviated session however, the class will be an hour, followed by a 2 hour on-pavement ride. What better place to learn road techniques - than on the road. 
  • Dirt Bike Safety Training Dual Sport/ADV Skill Builder Session (additional fee applies) - Bring your dual sport or adventure bike for four hours of training, improving your skills with the instructors of Dirt Bike Safety Training. You will ride through a series of fun skill building exercises to help unlock your potential, honing your skills and maximizing your fun at the rally and many miles to come. DBST will have a limited number of appropriately sized dirt bikes available for this clinic at an additional cost, so register now to secure this option. CLICK HERE for more information and to register now. Space is limited and the Special Rally pricing will increase at the event. We look forward to seeing you there...

Additional Clinics, Seminars and Presentations  

  • ProTech Sessions - Open ended sessions from industry pros that will loosely focus on a subject and go from there. Anything tech related to you and your bike goes. Bring your questions and learn insight from the pros and others attending. Grab a cup of coffee from the Fast Lane booth and join in, inside the Community Hall.
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems - Learn the essentials you need to know to care for the hydraulic systems on your motorcycle.
  • Introduction to the Rally in the Gorge - This slide show presentation will provide new attendees with details about the rally, and useful and historical information about the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.
  • Suspension Clinic - Always a great way to start the rally. Dial your bike in for the good riding ahead with our suspension experts. Two sessions so you can get one in either way on Friday.
  • More seminars to be announced.

Onsite Food

  • Thursday Night Burger Feed - Last year's burger feed provided a great place for attendees to gather and chow down, getting to spend time with old friends and meet new ones as well on the front end of the rally. Well.. you asked for it, you got it again!
  • The Rally Kitchen & Cafe - Join us as per the schedule and refuel yourself in the on-site Rally Kitchen & Cafe. There are daily breakfast, and dinner options, lunch service on Wednesday when you arrive and always new specials each day. See schedule for hours of operation.
  • Sunday Morning Pancake feed - We do it right with Pancakes, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, fresh local fruit and plenty of coffee and juice! Get a good meal in before heading out on Sunday.
  • Fast Lane Coffee Service - Attention early risers, make your way over to the Fast Lane tent and grab a cup of complimentary Starbucks coffee every morning.

Rally Features

  • Maps and GPS Tracks - This year we'll have five suggested pavement rides and five suggested dual sport routes available as paper maps and GPS tracks, available for download to your device via our computers. Come see us at the front desk inside Community Hall. Fun Run maps and tracks will be available on Saturday morning prior to the start of the fun runs.
  • Need more rides? Order yourself a copy of our Paved or Dual Sport Gorge guides before you come, or pick one up when you arrive.
  • On-site Vendors - Shop with our visiting vendors and outfit you and your bike with the gear you've been needing.
  • Need Tires? - You can pre-order your tires so they're waiting for you at the Rally. Don and his staff will bring your order to the rally and mount them for you on-site. For more information visit www.allmototire.com
  • Oregon Raceway Park Tour and Parade Laps - Here's your chance to tour and ride the track at Oregon Raceway Park to the east of the rally site in Grass Valley. You'll need to show your wristband for entry. Use our special paved back road route to get there. Tour starts at 11 sharp. Don't be late.
  • Saturday Night Bike Show – Did you buy a motorcycle, only to spend as much as you paid for the bike, or more, on accessories and so on? Or do you own the epitome of a rat bike? Well then, you need to submit your motorcycle into our Saturday Night Bike Show and show us what you've got.

Rally Games

  • Rally Fun Run - We never use the same route over again. Our fun runs connect together some of the best roads in the Gorge. This year we have an all new route that'll have you grinning ear-to-ear from checkpoint-to-checkpoint. Separate pavement and dual sport routes. Aim to win part of the combined purse of $300.
  • Barrell Roll Competition presented by Dirt First - This is a timed obstacle course off-pavement anyone can sign up to compete in on Friday night

Evening Fun

  • Door Prizes - Arrive on time to our evening program and you may win one of our many door prizes provided by our vendors and sponsors.
  • Movies - We've always got a great collection of moto videos and movies lined up each evening. And popcorn too! There's a little something for everyone.

2018 - It's gonna be... "The Best Rally Ever!"®™