Adventure Palooza 2021

Moto events around the nation are springing up at this time of year, enticing us to hop on bikes and get out there. Adventure Palooza 2021 has just opened registration for a Midwest event running September 24-26.

Adventure Palooza crowd shot

Adventure Palooza 2021, as it states on their website, will “test your ability [to] navigate your adventure bike, usher you through amazing areas of [Missouri], challenge you to complete checkpoints along the way, and end in camping, food, fellowship, and live music!” Riders can expect about 500 miles in total, but you can intersect the trail at various points if you can’t make the whole weekend.

Adventure Palooza camping

Last year, Adventure Palooza donated $2,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project and two college scholarships. This year, there will be two $1,000 scholarships awarded to high school or first-year college students.

Adventure Palooza wounded warrior

It’s a little tricky to navigate their website as some of the writing is hard to see, but they seem like a fun bunch of folks willing to help you out with any questions.

Happy rallying!

Adventure Palooza 2021

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Heather Lea has traveled to over 60 countries, 40 of which were on a BMW F 800 GS during a 708-day round-the-world motorcycle adventure with now-husband, Dave Sears (Trip Blog: Riding Full Circle). Heather has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and a book and magazine editor for more than fifteen. Aside from Expedition Portal, her stories can be found in Overland Journal, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and Canadian Alpine Journal. She loves doing anything in the backcountry, including backpacking, four-wheel-driving, ski touring, and climbing. Heather is a Canadian now living in Bellingham, WA. Find her on Instagram @writer_heather_lea or on Facebook @heatherleawriter.