2015 Moose Run Rally!
Friday July 31 – Sunday August 2, 2015
The Front Range Riders of Fort Collins, Colorado is proud to present the Fifth Annual Moose Run Dual Sport Rally to be held in Walden, Colorado July 31 – August 2, 2015 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. This is an AMA sanctioned event. There will be dual sport rides for riders of all levels.
There will be three different trail loop options depending on bike and skill level of riders. All rides are very scenic and offer the rider a great opportunity to explore the North Park area of Colorado. All loops will have a prescribed loop for Saturday rides and a different, shorter ride for Sunday.
Mostly single track trails and some road riding to access the trail systems. This loop is best for advanced/intermediate riders with plated dirt bikes. 250cc-450cc machines are recommended for these trails (especially if you are an intermediate rider), but some advanced/expert riders will be able manage on 650cc bikes. Anything bigger than 650cc is definitely not advised.
Will consist of easier single track trails, fire roads, mountain trails, dirt roads and some paved road riding to access trail systems. This loop is best for larger plated dirt bikes and smaller dual sports (xr650, klx650, klr650, xr400, dr650, etc.) Riders should possess at least intermediate skill level.
Perfect for smaller and larger dual sports. (BMW gs1200/1100’s, KTM 990 adventure, KTM 950 enduro/adventure, KLR650, XR650 etc) This ride will include a little more paved road riding, but will also have a lot of dirt road, fire road, easier trail systems. This route is very scenic and provides a great riding adventure through North Park Colorado region. It is still advised that riders possess at least intermediate skill level as road and trail conditions vary.
D Loop- *New This Year!*
The Saturday D route takes riders 225 paved miles through spectacular scenery. The ride includes three passes and transits of North and Middle Park. Several lunch opportunities are possible along the way ranging from fast food to Gourmet. We will be encouraging riders to form groups of no more than four or five to avoid traffic hassles and that oh so icky “cattle drive” feel. Relaxing, scenic, good food, what more could you ask for? For the Sunday D ride we will work with riders to discover “the long way Home” through more Colorado and Wyoming scenery.
The registration site/base of operations will be at the Jackson County Fairgrounds/Wattenburg Center in Walden Colorado (40.744181 N – 106.270569 W), located north of Walden on Route 125 next to the Jackson County Airport. At the fairgrounds participants will have access to bathrooms and drinking water, free tent camping and free RV, trailer, and fifth wheel parking (no hook ups). There will be an available mid route fuel site for trail riders (price not yet determined). Registration also includes T shirt and a catered meal on Saturday afternoon. Shower facilities will be available for a small fee at the Jackson County Pool.
Online registration will close on July 28. If you miss the deadline you can register on site at the below times.
On site registration & check in times
- Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm
- Saturday 8:00am-11:00am and 3:30pm-7:00pm
Note that we will be need to be done riding and out of the fairground site by 4:00pm on Sunday.
Walden, CO has many opportunities for the family the same weekend. Nearby in Gould is the Moose viewing center along with some wonderful fishing and wildlife viewing nearby.
Registration is limited to the first 250 entrants. $75.00 non AMA members, $65.00 AMA member. Registration fees include T shirt, camping, BBQ dinner, route sheets and some of the best riding in the North Park area of Colorado.
All motorcycles must be:
- Street legal
- For A and B loops, bikes must display OHV sticker available from http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/RegistrationsOHV.aspx
- Decibel level compliant
- 99 dB(A) if manufactured before 1/1/1998
- 96 dB(A) if manufactured after 1/1/1998
Optional Bonus : Novice Offroad Clinic
New for 2015 Moose Run offers an offroad riding clinic for novice dirt riders!
Designed for women (and useful for all riders) Patricia (Pat) Jacques, an experienced female motocross racer, will coach 10 participants from 9-4 Friday at the fairgrounds, with optional coached B loop on Saturday.
Pat usually charges $100 for this clinic. In lieu of payment to Pat or Moose Run, we request a donation of $40 directly to one of the designated charites.
Small bikes make the clinic easier for novice riders, but any dual sport bike is welcome.
For more information on Pat, see www.advwoman.com.
To pre-register email directly to MikeBlank123@aol.com with
your Name and Bike Model. You will be notified 2 weeks prior to the event!