2020 RawHyde Adventure Days

Editor’s Note: The Rawhyde Adventure Days is a popular event in Southern California that brings motorcycle and 4wd adventurers together. Read our overview of last year’s event here: 2019 Adventure Days

Press Release :: ADVENTURE DAYS 2020

RawHyde is thrilled to announce that Adventure Days 2020 will be the Grand Opening of our newest and most unique facility – Zakar!

In the heart of the Mojave Desert amongst the gnarled and majestic Joshua Trees is the post apocalyptic fortress of Zakar. It is here at our Adventure Days event that the Overland community will be introduced to the “finally finished” ZAKAR!

We’re equally pleased to announce that we are hosting Adventure Days in partnership with many of the great companies that support both the Overland and ADV Moto worlds.

So what is Adventure Days exactly? – Well – it’s an event from RawHyde designed to help you learn anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the world of Overland Adventure Travel. Adventure Days also provides a great opportunity to do some backcountry exploring with your machines, enjoy the camaraderie of a shared “Adventure” and generally have a whole bunch of fun with great people over a long weekend. The event is part rally, part expo, and part trade show and it’s ALL fun!

Many companies from the Adventure and Overland markets will be present showing off their latest products (see vendor list below) and there will be a strong focus on education and knowledge, for example: we’ll be hosting GPS seminars, suspension and set up classes, tire changing & bead breaking clinics, off road riding and driving clinics, packing clinics, etc.

For the low price of $389 you’ll get three days of fun, education, and skill building clinics! Click here to sign up!

If you are an adventure motorcyclist click here for more details.

If you are an overlanding enthusiast click here.

THE ADVENTURE DAYS SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
1:00 pm

Exhibitors arrive and set up

3:00PM

Guests arrival & camp set up

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Orientation

7:30PM
Dinner
8:30PM

Screening of the Expedition 65 Documentary Film followed by Q&A with members of the team.

10:30PM

Last Call


FRIDAY, MARCH 13
6:30AM
Coffee served

7:00AM – 8:00AM
Breakfast

8:30AM – 12:30PM

Clinics & classes

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch served

1:30PM – 5:00PM

Clinics, classes and “off property” self guided rides

6:00PM

The Dakar Bar opens & Raffle

7:00PM

Dinner

7:00PM – 10:00PM

Live Music Lance Allyn

10:30PM

Last Call


SATURDAY, MARCH 14
6:30AM

Coffee served

7:00AM – 8:00AM

Breakfast

8:30AM – 12:30PM

Clinics & classes

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch served

1:30PM – 5:00PM

Clinics, classes and trail rides

6:00PM

The Dakar Bar opens

7:00PM

Dinner

8:00PM – 10:00PM

Live band: Magnolia Drawl

11:30PM

Last Call


SUNDAY, MARCH 15
6:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast and tearful goodbyes

ADVENTURE DAYS 2020 – EXPLORATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR OVERLANDING OWNERS.

1.Randsburg Ghost Town

A dirt road drive to the old mining/ghost town at Randsburg via the Randsburg/ Mojave road – very easy – all overlanders can make it! Return to camp via the 20 Mule Team Road – (abandoned asphalt road)

Click here to learn more.

2.The historic X-15 crash site

An “add on” to drive #1 is a visit to the X-15 crash site. A bit of local history as America tried to figure out how to break the speed of sound!

http://aircraftwrecks.com/monuments/x15.htm It’s a cool monument with an explanatory board that tells the whole story of how the crash occurred. Difficulty level “easy”.

Click here to learn more.

3. Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel

The only mineshaft in the region that has not been closed for safety reasons. One man singlehandedly dug a half mile long tunnel straight through a mountain due to an odd obsession. There is an easy way in … and a difficult way in. The difficult way would be for the Fords only… Sprinters can go the easy way! Take a look at the article attached to this link – it’s a good read and the tunnel is worth the drive and subsequent “walk” to go through it and take in the incredible view from the other side!

Click here to learn more.

4. The Trona Pinnacles

The Trona Pinnacles are simply “magical”. See the image below. It would be possible to “add” this to drive 1 or 2… but most people need a few hours to properly digest the pinnacles. A visit to the Pinnacles will require about an hour and a half drive from our encampment but it’s totally worth it! It’s an otherworldly landscape that has been used in many science fiction movies to illustrate the surface of Mars or the moon or….

Click here to learn more. 


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Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and include three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar travels include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. He lives in Prescott, Arizona