VERMONT OVERLAND BIRDWATCHING SAFARI is the epitome of the exploration aspect of Vermont Overland. Participants in VOBS use their well-appointed vehicles to venture out into the Vermont backcountry to view their favorite indigenous bird species. Along the way, they'll make stops at local pottery shops, country stores, nano-breweries and historic sites. Many love to find remote cemeteries and imagine how Vermont looked when horse and buggy meandered the ancient roads. Some just come to take in the amazing fall foliage and enjoy the localvore food trucks back at camp. Whatever the reason, VOBS has become a cult overlanding bucket list gathering and we like that just fine.
Overland Expo is the premier overlanding event in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world's leading experts, alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together in one place all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to get outfitted and get going.
Join us for the 3rd annual James River Park Roof Top Tent Rally (#JRRTR), October 18-20 in Gladstone, Virginia! Hang out with other overlanders, adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a relaxing weekend of camping with good people, good music, and fun on the river and trails.
This event will feature:
Adventure travel gear vendors, including: HiVis, Overland Gear Exchanged, East Coast Overland Adventure, CVT, Get Lost Overland, Backwoods Overland, Blue Ridge Overland Gear, and more!
20 miles of biking/hiking trails.
8 miles of James River for kayaking, fishing, or swimming.
Connecting with other overlanders.
Register for the RTTR Cook Off by emailing Family Adventures Overlanding for your chance to win a TemboTusk Skottle. Limited to 12 spots.
Take time to explore the James River State Park: go mountain biking or hiking on 20 miles of trails. Enjoy access to the James River and the beauty of the rolling meadows and spectacular views.
DOGS (IMPORTANT!): Dogs are welcome but they must be leashed at all times. Failure to keep your dog leashed and under control could result in you being asked to leave the event.
TENTS & TRAILERS:
Ground tents and off-road trailers (under 20ft.) are welcome. RVs and campers are not permitted at this event.
FIRES & FIREWOOD:
Above ground firepit w/fire pan that prevents ground scorching is required. DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD: NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD IS ALLOWED. Firewood will be for sale in the park - made available by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).
Ice will be for sale by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).
It is recommended to bring vehicular leveling blocks.
Registration: $55 per vehicle / camping unit. **(non-refundable)**
Registration at the event: $75 (if registration reaches 250 vehicles before the event, ‘at the gate’ registration will not be available).
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Check-in begins on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. and check-out is Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Main entry gate is open until 10pm. If arriving later please call John Fury (Assistant Park Manager, James River State Park) at: 434-942-1339 (cell)
James River State Park, Amphitheater Field.
104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553
The Overland is a 44-mile dirt road bicycle race featuring 5,700 feet of climbing, seven sectors of “Vermont pavé” (unmaintained ancient public roads), two well-fortified sag stops, a magnificently scenic route and an awesome party afterwards. It’s the ultimate overland adventure ride. Open dirt roads, amazing scenery and an epic course unlike any you’ve ever ridden before, all within a beautiful Vermont pastoral setting.
The purpose of this race is to promote the wonderful world of overland adventure riding and to benefit the Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf, an integral organization in the event’s host town of Reading.
Sunday, August 25th, 2019 / 9 am start
44 Miles, 5,500' climbing Course Map
9 AM Start. Registration opens at 7 AM
500 Riders max!
USAC Permit - (insurance)
RIDE THE COURSE ANYTIME! Just park in the river pasture across the road from the house and have at it! Don't even need to let me know. NOTE BUILT IN SAG STOPS AT Brownsville Butcher & Pantry and Reading / West Windsor Food Shelf!
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The Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival is an annual celebration of overland travel, and a gathering of adventurers to hit the trails, gain knowledge about the practice of overlanding, and share expedition stories around the campfire. MAOF 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 8th through Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Henwood Farm in Huntingdon, PA.
Join us at Overland Expo WEST in May outside Flagstaff, Arizona, or at Overland Expo EAST in October, for the world's most unique event for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, food, and a large expo featuring over 300 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.
The Maine Winter Romp is an informal annual gathering of Land Rover owners and enthusiasts hosted by Bruce Fowler. Set in and around Benton, Maine over Presidents' Weekend, Maine Winter Romp provides a non-competitive opportunity to test your Rover and driving skills in conditions that can be extreme.
The event has grown into one of the larger winter gatherings of Land-Rovers in the Northeast—maybe even the country. The event is generally non-damaging (though of course accidents can happen) and is open to drivers of all skill levels. (Novices will find supportive coaches in our midst—just ask.)
There is no charge for the event itself, but the group does meet and eat at various local establishments during the event. Winter Romp is not affiliated with any Land-Rover Club, but clubs are invited to participate.