AUTUMN ADVENTURE RIDE ON THE SPANISH BORDER
SEPTEMBER 17-20 2021
The Autumn Spanish Border ADV ride will take place in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. In the Rio Grande River Valley, Southern San Luis Valley, the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado from Sept 17-20.
You will have the opportunity to stay and start the ride from an old High School in Antonito, ride to and remote camp right on the Rio Grande Gorge. Stay in Taos, New Mexico, ride into the Great Sand Dunes National Monument and soak and camp at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs.
You will not find any games, talks, or seminars. You will find spectacular Adventure bike loops and the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts around a bonfire.
An Epic 4 day ride from September 17 to 20th, 2021 – Friday to Monday.
4 days riding, 4 nights camping or lodging. Under 600 miles. Join the Club for $399.00 and this ride is included. The Spanish Border ADV ride includes luggage portage. Camping, several breakfasts & dinners. GPS tracks, Ride With GPS club membership. Bonfires, T-shirt and participation pin. And the camaraderie of Like-Minded Enthusiasts.
If this is your 2nd or more Exit Tours Club Ride you can enjoy this Epic Adventure for only $199 !
This adventure ride will be suitable for 250cc Dual Sport to Open Adventure Bikes.
The route is 2 track and dirt roads with as little pavement as possible.
The Ride will include LUGGAGE PORTAGE so you may ride unencumbered by camping gear. And includes some Breakfast & Dinners from Friday to Monday. We will also supply porta-potties at the remote camp at the Rio Grande Gorge.
The ride will start at the Wayne’s World Old Antonito High School in Antonito, Colorado. On the border with New Mexico. Antonito is the kick-off point for the Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad.
We will take over the Old High School Gym. You may sleep in the Gym or in one of several classrooms on the first floor of the gym, or in the stocked Library. Or if you wish, camp outdoors. Your truck will be safe securely parked at the old High School through the weekend. This is a thoroughly Epic locale you cannot enjoy on your own.
Day 1 on Friday September 17th we will ride a portion of the Old Spanish Trail towards Santa Fe, following the Conejos River. Then ride around Antonito Mountain to a lunch stop ‘on you‘ at the old Chili Line Railroad Depot in Tres Piedras, New Mexico. Then ride to and spend the night camping remotely along and on the utterly spectacular Rio Grande Gorge.
CAMP REMOTELY ALONG THE RIO GRANDE GORGE CLIFFS !
Day 2 on Saturday we will ride down into the Rio Grande Gorge on our way towards Taos, New Mexico. Ride along the Rio Grande river and then above Taos and then spend the night in Taos @ a Hotel ‘on you‘. Shower, have dinner and rest up for the Adventure back into Southern Colorado.
Sunday Day 3 we will ride to the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool in Colorado, where we have rented the campgrounds, which are included with the ride. You will have a choice on how you get the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs.
- Over La Veta Pass to Pass Creek and then over Medano Pass.
- Or turn after the Mountains and ride pavement to the Great Sand Dunes.
If you choose the Pass Creek Pass route, you will then ride in the dirt over 10,000+ foot Medano Pass into the the back of the Great Sand Dunes, ride the sand road out of the dunes and enjoy an epic route and 9 creek crossing few people have ever experienced. Aggressive tires are required for this route.
The Ride over Medano Pass and into the back of the Great Sand Dunes is challenging and requires aggressive tires. There will be an alternate loop that avoids the 10,000 foot pass and takes a pavement option to the Great Sand Dunes.
Spend Sunday night tent camping at the Great Sand Dunes Hot Springs. There is an Olympic size hot springs fed swimming pool, diving boards, beer and wine bar and excellent food at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs. Use of the Hot Springs fed pool is not included with the included camping.
Monday Day 4 take an circuitous ride off road down the San Luis Valley along the Rio Grande river and back to the old Antonito High School on the border where your truck or RV have been securely parked. Enjoy a BBQ, Pack-up and say Adios.
A spectacular ride in a part of the Country with very few people and which few people visit.
Get out of the house and come ride ?
This ride will capped at 25 riders so we ride without a large crowd. We do not ride in large groups on this GPS track based Adventure.
The Spanish Border ADV ride will offer you challenges, scenic landscapes and enough stories to tell for the rest of the year.
Entries are Limited. Don’t Miss Out. Sign-Up Today.
Included with your Entry:
- GPS Tracks (Cell phone compatible)
- 4 Days of riding
- 3 nights camping included (Saturday night at a hotel in Taos, NM on you)
- 3 Dinners (Thurs, Fri & Mon)
- 2 breakfast (Fri & Sat)
- Meals will be available to purchase in Taos and at the Sand Dunes Hot Springs
- Adult Beverages at Rio Grande Gorge included
- Local Support
- Chase Truck
- Luggage Portage
- Fuel Portage
- Exit Tours Club membership
- Ride with GPS Club membership
- T-Shirt & a participation pin
- GPS tracks will be provided via email before the event.
- This is a club Adventure ride, not a race, so all motorcycles should be plated and insured on this self-guided GPS based adventure.
- Go places you wouldn’t go on your own.
- Get out of the House and Enjoy an Epic Adventure !