We welcome all types of riders and skill sets, and you can choose from any level of difficulty.
We offer EASY rides (scenic hard pack dirt roads) and HARD rides (requiring advanced riding skills and knobby tires. You choose.
All of them are scenic and fun, and take you to a fun lunch destination (lunch included). We ride in small-ish groups, leaving not-too-early, and getting back not-too-late.
WHERE: Covering the points of the compass: N, E, SE, SW, W & NW, our rides are 100 to 200+ miles long, with skill levels from Easy to Advanced. The routes were laid out for ADV bikes; some for 50-50 tires, others for knobbies.
THE TEAM: We’re fortunate to have 3 of the NEBDR creators (Eric Milano of MotoVermont, Andrew Phillips & Victoria Zandonella) along with other local legends, Jesse Pacht, Bill Luth and Fred of D.A.R.C. They’ve mapped out 5 outstanding guided rides.
WHAT BIKES: All sizes of street legal bikes are welcomed, but generally, Touratech DirtDAZE is geared for 650+ sized bikes.
WHAT RIDERS: We have green (easy), blue (medium) and black (hard) routes, so you can choose a route to meet your needs. Most (not all) routes could be ridden 2-up, based on weather & rider skill
LUNCH: Delicious lunches are included: interesting sandwiches, unique lunch pies or a sumptuous buffet. Please understand that with the current economic changes, some details may have to be adjusted but we will advise any changes.
RIDER’S MEETING: varies according to the specific ride. “The Big Adventure Ride” meeting starts at 7:10am daily in parking lot. All other rides, 8am.
TIRES: Below, we list suggestions like 50/50 but realize that rider skill and weather are the largest variables.
PAVEMENT/DIRT: Below, we list the estimated % of saddle time on each surface.
BREAK DOWNS? Have a break down during a ride? (Mechanical, not emotional) No worries. MAX BMW will come to the rescue retrieve fallen steeds!
NOISE: Is your bike loud? Most are quiet, but if yours is loud, then TTDD may not be for you. We will ride in lots of beautiful countryside, past neighbors who either live off the grid (to get away from noise) and/or may have livestock and horses. And annoyed neighbors can shut down access to some of the best gnarly roads. Surprisingly easily. It’s a gorgeous location with many excellent dirt roads and we’d like to be welcomed again next year. So, for the sake of maintaining access and friendly relations, we need you to either quiet your bike, or we can refund your entry fee if you’re unable to quiet it.
IMPORTANT: Despite our best attempts to describe the routes, difficulty, terrain, etc, there are ALWAYS unexpected circumstances, and only YOU can determine if/what you should ride:
- You can always opt NOT to ride any/all sections.
- Don’t over estimate your abilities.
- You know that riding is risky, conditions can change for the worse, and that you assume all the risk.