Does any one have more information on the UP ride for this summer? Looking for details such as route info, is it camping or motels, where and when we are leaving, etc. I’m interested and more information will help me plan.
Knobbies are a requirement. There will be miles of sand that you cannot ride on an 80/20 (street/dirt)tire. TKC 80’s are a pretty popular choice on the big bikes. They are also good road tires too. You will need to KNOW you can ride sand before this ride. This is not the place to learn how to ride sand. Spending some time in Maumee, Ohio on the off road area or in St Helen to work on your sand riding skills is a prerequisite.
I’m on a KLR 650 w/ plenty of time in the sand. I ran the D606 last year but only got 1,500 miles out of the front! Just wanted to take the temperature and see what the other big bike guys are running. The commute to St Ignace is brutal on such aggressive knobbies.
I can’t commit yet, but pretty sure I’m in. I should know soon. Is anyone riding a small bike that wants to take some non-freeway routes up? I want to take my 250. It should hang in there on the freeway but that’s not my preference. Especially for 4 hours. 🙂