The 2WR ADV Ride is a 2 day adventure ride through West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. While we will have to ride some stretches over pavement, much of this ride is on dirt and gravel roads varying in difficulty from easy to intermediate when conditions are dry. We will ride approximately 150 miles per day.
Cost – $450 for single occupancy
$350 for dual occupancy
What’s included in the fee?
- 2 Day guided ADV Tour though WV, VA, MD, & PA
- Opportunity to ride on a private closed course
- 2 Nights hotel accommodations (October 8th and 9th)
- Dinner at Mario’s house on Friday, October 8th
- Breakfast provided on October 9th and 10th
- Lunch provided on October 9th and 10th
- 2WR ADV T-shirt and other goodies
- GPX Files of the routes
- Tow Vehicle/Trailer parking at Mario’s for those hauling their bikes
What do you need to bring?
- Money for fuel and dinner on Saturday night
- A credit card for hotel incidentals
- (And obviously a bike, riding gear, clothes, etc)
How do you register?
Registration opens on Thursday, September 16 at noon (12:00pm) eastern. (Link below) (Link with NOT work until September 16 at noon)
Using your PayPal account or credit card a $100 deposit is required to register. You will be invoiced for the balance a few days later.
WWW ADV FAQ
How long is the ride?
2 days and approximately 300 miles
What type of bike is best?
There is no “best” bike but you need to be on an ADV or Dual Sport in order to complete this ride. A twin cylinder ADV bike is perfect for the ride but a single cylinder dual sport is also fine. While a 250cc dual sport will be “ok” it’s also not the best option given that there are some higher mph tarmac sections.
What happens if I get a flat?
We will be carrying plug kits to handle tubeless repairs and patch kits along with spoons to handle tube repairs. We will also be carrying and air compressor to get you back on the trail. That said, if your bike requires any special tools in order to remove the wheels (for tube repairs), please bring those along.
What happens if my bike breaks down?
Worst case scenario…your ride is done. We will likely be able to trailer your bike back to Winchester, VA or Mario’s house and then figure things out from there. (Mario won’t charge you to store the bike until repaired and/or transported to a your house/repair shop)
Best case scenario…we’ll be able to repair it along the trail. Mario will be carrying a full tool kit that includes enough tools to be able to complete a top end rebuild (of KTMs anyway). Once again, if your bike requires any sort of specialty tools to do basic maintenance, it’s recommended to bring those along.
What should I wear?
ADV/ADV Touring apparel is best: Jacket, pants, boots, gloves and waterproof gear (or at least rain gear) is recommended as we will ride rain or shine. Mario, Brian, Jordan and Tyler will all be wearing Klim Gore-tex gear as well as ADV or Motocross style boots.
What type of helmet?
To be legal, any DOT approved helmet.
The ride can be done in any street helmet.
The ride can also be completed in a (DOT approved) dirt bike helmet with goggles or sunglasses/glasses.
It’s probably best to wear an ADV helmet such as an Arai XD4 along with goggles with some tear offs as it can get dusty on the trail (depending on weather conditions).
Should I wear a hydration pack?
That’s totally up to you. We will stop fairly often for water/snack/stretch breaks so you’ll likely be fine without one.
Can I get the GPX files to load into my GPS?
Yes. Once registered we will send you out the GPX files so you can load those onto your GPS ahead of time if you would like.
What happens if it rains?
We will do this event rain or shine so be prepared. That said, if conditions get really bad due to weather we will have the option to reroute around some of the the more difficult sections.
What type of tires should I run?
It really depends on skill level, riding conditions and your bike but in most instances a 70/30 tire or slightly more aggressive is recommended. Mario, Brian and Tyler are all running Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires on their KTM twin ADV bikes.
Can I bring a passenger?
No. This route was not designed for two-up riding.