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Pigs in the Forest :: Annual Dirt Ride Slated for September 17

Photography by Matt Callaway An estimated 300 dual sport and adventure motorcycles will make their way through the north Mississippi hill country September 17, rain or shine, in a weekend of camaraderie and love for backcountry riding. And there’s still time to get in on the event. Shannon Smith of Byhalia, Mississippi, created the Pigs…

Overland News of the Week

REI Co-op Trailgate Vehicle Sleeping Platform Two pieces of gear caught my attention at the Northwest Overland Rally, and REI Co-op’s Trailgate Vehicle Sleeping Platform was one of them. Car camping is arguably the most accessible form of vehicle-based travel for most, and I can see how a tiny interior could be made functional by…

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There’s Something for Everyone at This Year’s Northwest Overland Rally

Photography by Richard Giordano Nestled in the Beaver Valley and surrounded by the pine trees of the Wenatchee National Forest and the Cascade Mountains lies a field that, once a year, fills with trucks, vans, and cars, old and new, tents of all shapes and sizes, and overland fanatics, young and old(er). The brainchild of…

Enduristan Declares War on Wet Gear

The Enduristan arm of Lindeco Genuine Powersports has introduced a new multi-level duffel-style luggage option—the Tornado-2 Pack Sack. Riders can choose from four sizes to suit their load. While they will carry plenty by themselves, the pack sacks would also be perfect for supplementing the Enduristan Monsoon EVO panniers we covered in May. And their…

Klim Debuts Raptor GTX Line

If you can keep snowmobilers warm and dry as they roar through the Idaho snowpack, it should be a no-brainer to do the same for adventure motorcyclists. Klim has proven just that since it morphed into an all-season riderwear company early in the century. The light went on when the company noticed that serious off-road…

BMW MOA National Rally to Celebrate 50 Years

It would be kind of hard to find a bad road to traverse the Arkansas or Missouri Ozarks, as long as you avoid the interstates, that is. The tree-laden roads, laced with rivers, hills, valleys, and traces of Americana in its eateries and rest areas, will be the welcome paths for motorcyclists making their way…

Sena Releases Three New Helmets With Built-in Comms

Stryker and Impulse, the Smart Helmet components of Sena’s Quantum Series of motorcycle communications products, are ready for the road. Although both Sena helmets are packed with innovative communications technology, Stryker is a full-face design priced at $549, while Impulse is a modular, or flip-face design, costing $699. Both shells are a composite fiberglass construction,…

Rev’It Refreshes Motorcycle Denim Collection

There’s no doubt that jeans are the go-to pants for many riders—they look good both on and off the bike. But while normal jeans are easily shredded by contact with the pavement, Riding Jeans from Rev’It are built to protect. And to make sure there’s a style for you this season, they’ve added 13 new…

The New 2023 Triumph Tiger 1200

The rivalry for the best big-bore adventure bike has been going on much longer than the name “adventure bike” has been used. Manufacturers vie like hungry children after cupcakes for a morsel of the limelight aimed at BMW’s R 1250 GS. Each has made their play, but the big Bavarian beast still stands, proudly wearing…

Lindeco and MSC Moto Release Premium Steering Dampers for 2022

Lindeco Genuine Powersports and MSC Moto have two new steering dampers to show off for the 2022 riding season. Their RM3 adventure/dual-sport line has grown to include a damping unit for Yamaha’s popular Ténéré 700, while a new VectorMX damper fits various KTM off-road bikes. MSC steering dampers are designed and built in the moto-mad…

RawHyde Adventure Days 2022 (April 21 to 24)

RawHyde’s Adventure Days, postponed last year due to fire risks, is back bigger than ever, and with a new name: the Get On ADV Festival. And Revzilla is on board as a partner this year, bringing more vendors to show you more ADV gear. Over 30 are scheduled to present their wares, from Akrapovic to…

Aether Holds 5th Annual Rally In Pioneertown

There’s no better time to enjoy the desert than in the spring, and no better crowd to enjoy it with than Aether ralliers. The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. in Pioneertown, just off Highway 62 near Joshua Tree on Friday, April 29, 2022. Show up on two, three, four, or more wheels—the choice is yours….

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Lineup Announced for the 2022 Adventure Travel Film Festival

Offering several opportunities for fun-filled weekends this summer, the Adventure Travel Film Festival has returned with two locations for 2022: Perthshire, Scotland (July 8 to 10, 2022) and Cotswolds, UK (August 12 to 14, 2022). The Festival’s lineup includes a tantalizing array of independent adventure travel stories. Filmgoers will join Naresh Kumar’s tandem bike journey…

Black Dog Cycle Works Celebrates 15 Years!

  Everyone likes to celebrate longevity, and Black Dog Cycle Works (BDCW) is no exception. This month marks 15 years in business for the company that began accumulating admirers with their very first product, the Ultimate skid plate for the KTM 950 Adventure. A friend of mine rode that combo on the Great Divide route…