Roof Top Tent Rally
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Roof Top Tent Rally

  • James River State Park, Amphitheater Field. 104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553 (map)
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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.

If this is your first time at the rally please check out some event recaps here, and here.

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!

  • Live music.

  • 20 miles of biking/hiking trails.

  • 8 miles of James River for kayaking, fishing, or swimming.

  • Connecting with other overlanders.

  • Raffles.

  • Register for the RTTR Cook Off by emailing Family Adventures Overlanding for your chance to win a TemboTusk Skottle. Limited to 12 spots.

  • and more!

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:
Ice will be for sale by Friends of James River State Park (a non-profit charity).

VEHICLE LEVELING:
It is recommended to bring vehicular leveling blocks.

Event hosted by Blue Ridge Overland Gear and the James River State Park.

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COST:
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).

SEE BELOW FOR REGISTRATION FORM.
Please direct all registration questions to: adam@blueridgeoverlandgear.com

CHECK IN:
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)

LOCATION:
James River State Park, Amphitheater Field.
104 Green Hill Dr., Gladstone, VA 24553

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Rovers On The Rocks
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Rovers On The Rocks

2019 Rovers on the Rocks Full Park Challenge

November 8-10

AOAA – 4100 PA-125 Coal Township, PA 17866

Rover on the Rocks has been around for 10 years but this event will be unlike any other. It is so unique we had to start a new numbering sequence.

The X1

Is a multi day event for Land Rovers held at the AOAA off road park in PA. Each participant Land Rover driver will be given a map of the Western Reserve side of AOAA’s 7500 acre property showing a specific trail route around the park. For the more tech savvy a map is available on the GPS tracking map app. Maprika. I highly recommend you get this app. It makes park it so much more enjoyable. The X1challenge map will be available soon.

Link to Apple App

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gps-on-ski-map-by-maprika/id404686699


Link to Goggle App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maprika

Along the route there will be hidden challenge sections.

For example: Roll to the Pin

Here’s how it works… the driver will be given a marker in the challenge that they must drive to and put the truck in neutral, attempting to coast to a full stop as close as they can to the 2nd marker in the obstacle. The person who was able to stop the closest with out going past will win that challenge and receive the maximum points.

Some additional challenges will be

Not your Mum’s Rock garden

Reverse like a Boss

As the event gets closer, we will announce all of the challenges with more detail.

The top 5 drivers will be given the opportunity to compete in a winner takes all mystery challenge behind the event tent.

Cost $48 per Land Rover and driver $21 for passengers.

What do you get for this princely sum ?

Access to participate in all of the X1 challenges Camping for 3 days Entrance to the VIP warming tent and dinner from Buddy’s Log Cabin.

Please keep in mind that you will need to also pay AOAA Park fees.

$30 a day or $45 for 2 days and $55 for 3 a day truck and driver pass.

$15 a day or $20 for 2 days and $25 for a 3 day passenger pass.

Doing some quick math …. Thats $103 for 3 nights camping, 2 days in the off road park with 100s of miles of trails AND the chance to be an Off-road Legend.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE https://www.lucky8llc.com/products/rovers-on-the-rocks-x1?_pos=1&_sid=edfaf67ce&_ss=r

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Winter Romp
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Winter Romp

  • Waterville Grand Hotel (map)
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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.

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Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride
Mar
22
11:30 AM11:30

Vermont Overland Maple Adventure Ride

An incredibly scenic gravel road circumnavigation of the Ascutney Basin area of Vermont area featuring a tucked-away, destination sugarhouse at full boil. Climby, narrow, beautiful rural dirt roads with our trademark “Vermont Pave” sectors (unmaintained town roads). Depending on the weather, the road conditions could range from frozen solid with sand spread on them to all-out mud season! The beauty of this circuit is that, if at any time you feel like calling it a day, you can simply turn and head back to the start/finish. Either way and any way, this ride will be an amazing and challenging adventure!

More details coming soon.

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Rasputitsa Gravel Race
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Rasputitsa Gravel Race

  • 223 Sherburne Lodge Road East Burke, VT, 05832 United States (map)
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Rasputitsa is a 40 mile gravel road race with 4500 ft of climbing in Northern, Vermont on April 18 2020. Class IV unmaintained, often snow covered, sections known as Cyberia make this a race of unpredictable results.

Friday night's Welcome Party features an AC/DC Tribute Band and a meet and greet with pros, sponsors, and the founders.

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Overland Expo West
May
15
to May 17

Overland Expo West

  • Fort Tuthill State Park (map)
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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.

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The Rift | Iceland
Jul
23
to Jul 26

The Rift | Iceland

The Rift is an off-road bike race through the dark lava fields in the highlands of Iceland. It traverses the continental rift between North America and Eurasia - a rift that grow one inch every year. The growth is evident with vast lava fields all around creating a surreal landscape. A landscape that is remote, rugged and unpredictable. 

The course starts out of a small town along the southern coast called Hvolsvöllur. This incredible shoreline stretches from the greater Reykjavík area in the west to the magnificent Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the east and is lined with countless natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches and glaciers.

The route circumnavigates one of the most active volcanos on the island, Mt. Hekla.

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Rooted Vermont Gravel Race
Jul
31
to Aug 2

Rooted Vermont Gravel Race

  • 910 Cochran Road Richmond, VT, 05477 United States (map)
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A pure Vermont gravel event hosted by Laura King and Ted King. Is it a race or a ride? We follow Mullet Protocol: business in the front, party in the back.

Short Course ~ 48 miles or Long Course ~82 miles

Join us July 31, 2020-Aug 2, 2020

"The overall vibe of the ride and the event was hard to put into words. It somehow felt both welcoming and exclusive at the same time, was super challenging but also incredibly relaxed, and had the professionalism of a big event but somehow felt like I just stumbled upon a great group ride. I don't think you can plan any of those things, but is a direct result of the promoters, friends, and participants." MB, Tampa, FL

Tickets on sale November 1, 2019 at 10am

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Mid Atlantic Overland Festival
Aug
13
to Aug 16

Mid Atlantic Overland Festival

  • 3 Couch Lane Huntingdon, pa (map)
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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 2020 will take place at the Henwood Farm in Huntingdon, PA.

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Overland Expo East
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Overland Expo East

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.

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Vermont Overland Birdwatching Safari
Sep
26
to Sep 29

Vermont Overland Birdwatching Safari

  • 419 Baileys Mills Road Reading, VT, 05062 United States (map)
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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.

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The Overland Gravel Race
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Overland Gravel Race

Challenge Yourself

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.

Race Info

  • Sunday, August 25th, 2019 / 9 am start

  • 419 Bailey’s Mills Road, Reading, VT

  • 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!

  • Follow event updates on the event Facebook page!

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