SR! RALLY IN THE GORGE Registration Rally in the Gorge 2017 Schedule & Highlights

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 8/23

  • Early-bird arrival @ WAAAM
  • Registration opens inside Hanger 3
  • 12-1 p.m. On-site lunch service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 12-5 p.m. - WAAAMuseum open  for touring (included in your admission)
  • Suggested rides all day
  •  Hydraulic Brake Servicing clinic w/Jesse Murphy inside Hanger 3
  • Introduction to the Rally in the Gorge slide-show presentation with Tom Mehren inside Hanger 3
  • 5-6:30 p.m. On-site dinner service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 7-9 p.m. Movie & complimentary popcorn inside Hanger 3

Thursday 8/24

  • Coffee service provided by Fast Lane at vendor row
  • Registration opens inside Hanger 3
  • Vendors open
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Hanger 3
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Advanced Vision Techniques with Truitt Motorcycle Education inside Hanger 3. 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 Elemtary School onto Blagg Lane.)
  • 9-5 p.m. - WAAAMuseum open  for touring (included in your admission)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Advanced Vision Techniques Ride with Truit Motorcycle Education - On-road clinic.
  • Oregon Raceway Park tour and parade laps. Don't be late.
  • 12-1 p.m. On-site lunch service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 12:30 ODOT Public Comment @ inside Hanger 3
  • 2-3 p.m. Advanced Rider Training (ART) Lite with Team Oregon inside Hanger 3. Ride follows.
  • 3-5pm Advanced Rider Training (ART) Lite with Team Oregon - On-road clinic.
  • Suspension clinic w/Jesse Murphy @ Outdoor Stage
  • 4 p.m. TBA
  • Door prizes inside Hanger 3
  • Vendor introductions
  • 7:30 - 9 p.m. Moto Video Festival & complimentary popcorn inside Hanger 3

Friday 8/25

  • Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration open inside Hanger 3
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Hanger 3
  • 8-10 a.m. Vendors open
  • 8:30 a.m. - Why Crashes Happen w/Idaho Star inside Hanger 3
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 12-1 p.m. On-site lunch service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 4 p.m. - 30/30 road bike competition along Air Museum Rd. Bring your bike to compete.
  • 4-7 p.m. - Vendors open
  • 5-6:30 p.m. On-site dinner service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 7 p.m. Door prizes inside Hanger 3
  • 7:10 p.m. Fun Run winners announced inside Hanger 3
  • 7:15 p.m. Live auction - proceeds benefit Gorge Kids Explorer Fund  inside Hanger 3
  • 8:00 p.m. Road Racing Videos @ Cascade Motorcyle Safety @ Outdoor Stage
  • 8-10 p.m. Brat Fest @ Outdoor Vendor area presented by ROK Straps

Saturday 8/26

  • 7 a.m. Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 8-9 a.m. On-site breakfast service available from the Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 8-11 a.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Hanger 3
  • 8-10 a.m. Vendors open
  • 8:30 a.m. Maryhill Cornering Clinic riders depart Hood River. Directions are below.
  • Suggested rides all day
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jeff's gnarly dirt ride. Meet at front gate
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Paved Fun Run presented by Vallantine Motor Works - pick up your Fun Run card and map inside Hanger 3 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 Hanger 3 at 8:30 - last rider out at 10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Truitt Motorcycle Education Maryhill Loops Cornering Clinic with Jesse Murphy and crew
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hanger 3/Registration/SR! Store is CLOSED.
  • No on-site lunch service today. Enjoy the ride!
  • 1:30-4 p.m. Maryhill Loops Road open to all attendees. Directions are below.
  • 4-7 p.m. Sound RIDER! store open inside Hanger 3
  • 4-7 p.m. Vendors open
  • 4-7 p.m. Bike show contest on concourse outside along Hanger 3 . 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 Moto Mojo Cafe inside Hanger 3
  • 7 p.m. Door prizes inside Hanger 3
  • 7:10 p.m. Bike show winners announced
  • 7:20 p.m. Live auction - proceeds benefit Gorge Kids Explorer Fund inside Hanger 3
  • 8 p.m. Videos TBA @ Cascade Motorcyle Safety Outdoor Stage
  • 8-10 p.m. Brat Fest @ Outdoor Vendor area sponsored by ROK Straps

Sunday 8/27

  • 7 a.m. Coffee service provided by Fast Lane
  • 7:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast sponsored by All Moto Tire  inside Hanger 3
  • 8 a.m. Presentation TBA inside Hanger 3
  • 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!

2017 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

  •  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 ART Lite - Team Oregon teaches an advanced rider training class on a closed course outside of Portland. For this abbreviated session however, the class will be short and a 2 hour on pavement clinic will be held. What better place to learn road techniques - than on the road. 

Additional Clinics, Seminars and Presentations  

  • 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.
  • Why Crashes Happen - The staff at Idaho Star has ammased some new data that will tip you off to why riders crash. Grab some breakfast at the Moto Mojo Cafe and sit down for this informative presentation that could keep you from being a statistic.
  • ODOT Public Comment Session - Oregon has recently redone their cautionary speed signs and want to hear from you about your thoughts and experinces. The session will occur in Hanger 3, so grab a bite to eat from the cafe and join in.

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 Moto Mojo Cafe - Join us as per the schedule and refuel yourself in the onsite Moto Mojo Cafe. There are daily breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as 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 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 Hanger 3. 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.
  • 30/30 Road Rider Competition - Head out to the front gate and get ready to test your balance skills on your own bike.
  • Barrel 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

  • ROK Straps Friday and Saturday Night Brat Fest - Join others at the Outdoor stage and grab an after dinner brat courtesy of ROK Straps. See other nearby participating vendors for beverage options and don't miss the cool selection of movies playing at the Cascade Motorcycle Safety stage.
  • 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 got a few nice moto movies lined up for for several evenings. There's a little something for everyone.
  • Live Auction - Raise your hand and start bidding on the gear you need. It all goes to a good cause supporting our Gorge Kids Explorers Fund which provides needed funds for youngsters in the area to learn more about this wonderful place.

2017 - "The Best Rally Ever!"®™