The long anticipated Giant Loop Hotspring event was held right outside of Burns Oregon in the month of October due to being rescheduled from previously in the year. This year we had a full crew and a new group of veteran participants. During the event we ended up meeting several other veterans which ended up riding with us on our two guided trips. If your interested in joining us, keep your eyes open for future updates on rides on all social media platforms.
Veterans Back 40 Adventures newest addition to the team (Keith) put together a great ride for 2 Veterans and 2 civilians, In Arizona’s very own Organ Pipe Cactus National Park. Keep your eyes peeled for future Arizona rides like this one.
We will meet in Buckeye, AZ then proceed the scenic way to Ajo, AZ. We will take a slow paced scenic tour of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Roads on the Monument are a combination of paved and gravel with some short rocky and sandy sections. This ride is intended for intermediate riders on full sized adventure motorcycles. Rider are responsible for their own expenses and to bring their own lunch. No cooking will be permitted on this trip but we will stop to eat near lunchtime. Ride time on the monument is anticipated at 3-4 hours but may be adjusted widely. Riders should be self sufficient and equipped to make their own minor repairs such as flat tires. After the tour is complete we will return to Buckeye.
Lets Cheese the day and set your mind at cheese! Tillamook State forest has some great Cheese that comes out of those mountains. They also have some amazing riding with the best views. Nothing gets Cheddar than this event! No matter how you slice it, this weekend event will be great. Remember with VB40ADV, You don’t have to ride prov-alone.
WHO: Veterans, Supporters, and Family
WHAT: Weekend dual sport/OHV/ATV trail ride and campout
WHEN: 21st August 1700 – 23rd August 1200
WHERE: Tillamook State Forest, Oregon – near Lyda Camp OHV Staging Area (see coordinates below) Camping will be PRIMITIVE!
WHY: Our goal is, by offering riding and camaraderie opportunities, we can help do our part in reducing the 22 Veteran suicides a day.
The plan will be riding in and around the Lyda Camp OHV staging area on OHV style trails and forest service roads. Dual sport , off-road motorcycles, or ATV’s recommended. Saturday morning, we will have multiple options available, from difficult single track, to exploring on gravel roads, to an ATV group ride.
COST: There’s no event cost. An Oregon OHV or reciprocal State decal is required. Saturday evening, we will have a RAFFLE of various motorcycle items. BRING CASH! This money goes back into the program to help support future events.
NOTES: Due to COVID-19, please remember all government mandated requirements. As a result, we will not be providing food. Also, there is supposed to be a portable toilet installed at Lyda Camp prior to the event. However, be prepared for alternatives just in case.
Who: Veterans/Veterans Family/Civilian Supporters
What: This is an open invite to come ride some amazing Oregon Back Country.
Whether you ride dirt or street, side by sides come and join us. We will have guides available for both street and dirt on each day. This event is a potluck so bring something for the community gathering so that we can have a rad community cookout for Saturday evening.
Where: Winom Creek OHV Campground Oregon
Location Latitude : 45.011996 Longitude : -118.6385484 Elevation : 5000
Why: Ret Army Sgt. Jeremy Richardson Memorial ride
When: July 10th 1700 hrs -12th 1700hrs
Extra!!!! We will also be raffling off some GREAT MOTO STUFF!!
Open to Veterans, Family, and Civilians Supporters
50/50 Drawing. 1 free ticket with sign up $5 each extra ticket, Non reservable campsites are $10 a night, dispersed camping through out the forest is free.
Another cool event put on by one of our very own staff members. Keith has created his first virtual rally in which proceeds help Veterans Back 40 Adventure. This event will be held in the warm state of Arizona in a 48 Hr time frame. The goal is to bring you and your friends and test your navigation skills. With winter in full swing, the warm weather of Arizona is the ideal riding environment for this event. Follow the link provided to get your slot or team slot.
This year we will be returning to Kentucky for the Red River Scramble. From May 15th- 17th 2020. This is a free event for all. We at Veterans Back 40 Adventure will be providing a guide, food, and fuel. This event brings riders from all over the region. Our goal is create strong veteran bonds with our campfire mentality. This event is open to 8 Veterans. Feel free to bring your family members too. If your family members do not ride, we will still provide a great event for them. Camp hosts will be exploring local natural attractions with other Veteran Families. Tickets open March 1st 2020
We are fortunate enough to have 5 spots available for the 9th Annual Giant Loop Crystal Crane Hot springs event. If you are a veteran of any military branch and are interested “Lets do this!” This event normally fills quickly. Please make sure your dates are clear before applying for this event. We will be guiding 5 Veterans on some of Oregon’s most beautiful areas to ride. We will take care of fuel, food and lodging cost.
Crystal Crane campground hosts one of natures coolest attractions. After a great day of riding you can enjoy a nice soak in crystal cranes natural hot spring. Our goals are to build strong relations with the Veteran community. Building long lasting trustful relationships with one another, and most importantly build comradery.
We will be hosting 8-10 Veterans for a day on the slopes. If you ski or snowboard this will be the day not to miss. The goal for this mission is to unite the Veteran community by building bonds and comrodery. We will be skiing/snowboarding, Eating great food and completing some fun team building activities. Anthony lakes is a huge supporter to the Veteran community.
What- VB40ADV Winter Retreat
Where- Anthony Lakes Ski Resort 47500 Anthony Lakes Hwy, North Powder, OR 97867
Why- Give back to the Veterans community, Build strong bonds with other veterans and family
When February 24th 2020
Come hang with VB40ADV and ADVRIDER.com on November 15th- 17th. We will be discussing group rides around the campfire. Blaze from VB40ADV will be the contact for all veterans that want to attend. We hope to see you there!
You are responsible for yourself and your camping needs, but the staging area is huge plenty of room for all. If you decide to drive a rig, and can grab a tote/bundle of firewood from home it will help. Bring a beverage you can share, and your own food to cook. This will be much like the Crooked River camp out, except you can ride trails right from the campsite!!! If somebody wants to do more organization on food, rides, carpooling post it up on this thread and go for it. The last few years we set up at this exact spot and it was perfect…43.786062, -121.030585 (Paste that into Google Maps). There is a fire ring and picnic table there.
East Fort Rock has trails appropriate for Adventure Bikes to get some trail riding under their belt, and other trails that will challenge more advanced riders. It’s all well marked. It seems like a good place for a novice/beginner to learn to ride also, so no excuses. See the COHVOPS newsletter for the latest information and EFR trailmaps. Last year some of us rode Millican South on Sunday on the way home and that was AWESOME, and a nice change of pace!
Heavy Snow, Heavy Rain or Arctic Cold front, may cancel the camp out (or at least THIS rider), but it had better be EPIC. Even in “good” weather, expect cold temperatures at night so bring the “winter bag” or extra blankets etc. It was especially cold last year, so carry that extra layer.