The Ride:

  • 400 miles of scenic forest roads, back roads, gravel and unimproved roads.

  • Staging area is Cotile Lake Recreation Area – Boyce, LA 71409.

  • T-shirts for all entries

  • Lunch provided on both days.

  • Supper Saturday night.

  • This is a self-guided tour.

  • Navigation is by roll chart and/or GPS file (available to pre-entries only, one week prior to event).

  • Club members available to escort riders not familiar with roll-chart navigation.

  • Cut outs available to shorten ride, if so desired.

  • Chase truck provided for emergencies (not repairs - no time).

  • Gas trailer provided for smaller bikes.

  • Obey all speed limits!

  • Ride at your own risk.

  • Event is rain or shine.

Cost:

  • 2-Day – Rider:  $120.00; Passenger:  $40.00

  • 1-Day – $80.00 (includes Sat. night supper, lunch and t-shirt)

Bikes:

  • Bikes must be street legal, with license plate and insurance.

  • All dualsport and adventure bikes can ride.

  • 100 miles between gas stops.

  • Gas available every 50 miles for smaller dualsport bikes (bring your own can).

Tires:

  • Roads can vary from tight to loose gravel, fluffy to hard-packed sand/clay to slippery clay.

  • Recommended:  new, aggressive DOT tires minimum 40/60 (i.e., Continental TKC),  or 10/90 (i.e., Dunlop 606 or Pirelli MT21).

Hero Sections:

    • Designated Forest Service bike / 4-wheeler trails.

    • Bikes must have an USFS-approved spark arrestor.

    • Do not ride alone.  You may need help to pick up your bike (i.e. – larger adventure bikes)

    • Forest Service day permit required.  If you plan to ride the Hero sections, please check off on the entry so we can acquire your permits.

Camping:

  • Tent and RV sites are available at the staging area (Cotile Lake Recreation Area – 75 Cotile Lake Rd, Boyce, LA 71409.  Ph# 318-793-8995).

  •  You are responsible for your own camping fees. 

  • Reservations are recommended. There are very few pull-thru sites.

  • Website:  http://rppj.com/cotile-lake-recreation

  • Campground map (attached to this post)

Lodging:

  • 5 Hotels are located 15 miles away on I-49, Exit 90 (reservations recommended).

  • Hotel info / map (attached to this post)

Sign-up Deadlines:

  • Online:  09/27/2018; after that, pay at event.

Online Registration:

  • Opens April 8, 2018.  Link to online registration will appear here on April 8th.

Check-in Packets:

  • Friday evening:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Saturday morning:  6:00 am – 8:00 am

Check List:

  • Street legal bike

  • Insurance

  • Roll chart holder – Moose/MSR side-load recommended

  • Aggressive tires

  • Spark arrestor (Hero sections)

  • Hero permit (check box on sign-up form)

  • Gas can (full) for gas available if you can't make 100 miles

  • Lodging reservations

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