The GS Giant's Dualsport Dayrides - 2012
Thought this deserved it's own thread, so as not to get lost in the cacophony of GS BS going down in the GS Giant's Adventure Summit thread. :ha
BIG :clap to Ajayhawkfan, aka Eddie McLiney of the KC Club (and, of course, the GS Giants :nod ) who put most of these rides together.
[B]All rides are designed for easy, pleasant, no-drama adventure riding.[/B] The "hard" routes are hard because they go to nearby OHV areas, which offer a range of challenges from simple dirt trails to bust-your-butt single-track.
Each GPS route links to a zip file, and in the zip are two GPS routes... a Garmin .GDB and a generic .GPX. Each Printable Map links to a PDF that you can print or copy to your super-cool iPad. :D
THANK YOU EDDIE!!!!!
[B]Easy Day Ride 1[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideEasy_1.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/EasyDayRide1.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
Nice sweepers and interesting gravel roads - 112 miles
[B]Easy Day Ride 2 [/B][URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideEasy_2.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/EasyDayRide2.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
Rolling farmland with a stop at the historic Osage Village - 223 miles
[B]Easy Day Ride 3[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideEasy_3.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/EasyDayRide3.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
North of the rally, excellent countryside - 233 miles
[B]Easy Day Ride 4[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideEasy_4.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/EasyDayRide4.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
Some scenic gravel road riding southeast of the rally - 77 miles
[B]Easy Day Ride 5[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideEasy_5.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/EasyDayRide5.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
A visit to Arrow Rock State Park northeast of the rally - 80 miles
[B]Hard Day Ride 1[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideHard_1_CooperCreek.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/HardDayRide1_CooperCreek.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
A guided ride will be led by the BMW Performance Center, departing from the GS GiantÔÇÖs Adventure Track on Thursday @ 9am The ride goes to the [URL="http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/ht/ATVArea.cfm"]Cooper Creek ATV area[/URL], which is fairly close to the rally. ItÔÇÖs not that hard.
[B]Hard Day Ride 2[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_DayrideHard_2_FingerLake.zip"]GPS Route[/URL] and [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Maps/Rally_DayRides/HardDayRide2_FingerLakes.pdf"]Printable Map[/URL]
This is a self-led ride that takes in the [URL="http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/missouri_04442/ride_0ec3.htm"]Finger Lakes ATV area[/URL], which is what qualifies it as hard. And itÔÇÖs really not that hard unless itÔÇÖs rained. If you donÔÇÖt ride the ATV area, itÔÇÖs an easy ride and a good one.
[B]The DevilÔÇÖs Elbow Ride[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_ElbowInn.zip"]GPS Route only[/URL]
Be sure to stop at the Elbow Inn.
[B]Missouri Historic Towns[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_EasyDayRide_HistoricTowns.zip"]GPS Route only[/URL] - 144 miles
[B]Missouri River Ride[/B] [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_EasyDayRide_MissouriRiver.zip"]GPS Route only[/URL] - 181 miles
[B]Civil War Rides[/B] - [URL="http://www.visian.nu/AdventureSummits/Events/2012GSG/Routes/Rally_EasyDayRide_CivilWar.zip"]GPS Routes only[/URL] - two different rides, 200 miles-ish
[B]IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT GPS ROUTES:[/B] These are not perfect, expect the unexpected. Road conditions may have changed, and you should carefully consider your skills and the condition of your motorcycle prior to riding these roads. You follow these routes and maps at your own risk.