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Welcome to the 8th
Dual Sport Desert Daze
& Arivaca Outback

Dual Sport Desert Daze is the premier Dual Sport Adventure Motorcycle gathering in the Western US and, in our 8th year, we're joining Arivaca Outback.

Celebrating our 8th year in Southern Arizona, it's an exhilerating three days of the best on and off-road motorcycling.

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR - Join us in beautiful Arivaca as we combine forces with Arivaca Outback!

Click this LINK for event merchandise.

February 24-26, 2017

The Event
NEW LOCATION - ARIVACA, AZ

 

Friday


8 AM
Breakfast @ Gadsden Coffee House in Arivaca


RIDER'S CHOICE - GO RIDE!!!
Mix and match some of the local ride routes.

6 PM
Chili Dinner

Andy's making his A-1 chili.

 

Saturday


8 AM
Breakfast @ Gadsden Coffee House in Arivaca


RIDER'S CHOICE - GO RIDE!!!
Mix and match some of the local ride routes.

 

6 PM
BBQ at Andy's Place
($20 suggested donation to cover the cost of food)

 

Sunday


8 AM
Breakfast @ Andy's Place
($20 suggested donation to cover the cost of food)


RIDER'S CHOICE - GO RIDE!!!
Mix and match some of the local ride routes.

 

6 PM
Meet for dinner - TBA

 

Monday - Head Home


Ride safe on your way home.

 

Basic Courtesy


Please be thoughtful of Andy's place and clean up after yourself.
Only have fires in designated fire-pits.
Be thoughtful of the septic system and avoid excessive paper use.
Please be respectful of Andy's private house and only come in to use the designated facilities.

 

Ride Your Own Ride

 

For all rides it is your choice to participate or not. You may choose to ride with someone else or ride by yourself. If you ride with others, take a few minutes to discuss your plans as a group. If you ride by yourself, take a few minutes to check in with a buddy and let them know your planned location and expected return time. Remember cell phones don't necessarily work in some remote areas. Take care of yourself and only do what you are comfortable doing!

Be aware that, even in early Spring, the desert can be a harsh place. Remember to carry AND DRINK plenty of water.

Participation is completely voluntary and, by act of participation, you accept 100% of any risk or liability that you may incur.

 

Ride Reminders

 

  • Carry and drink plenty of water.
  • If your motorcycle requires any specialized tool, make sure you have one in the event of a trail repair.
  • Only do what you are comfortable doing.
  • Consider riding with at least one other person and, at the very least, check in with someone regarding your route and expected return time if you choose to go out alone. Be aware that your cell phone may not work in some remote areas (or may pick up the Mexico provider and may not work even though you have signal). Don't count on it to get you out of a jam.
  • All routes are provided for convenience with no guarantees regarding the conditions or difficulty.
  • Participation is fully voluntary and you accept full responsibility for any damages, risks, injuries or liabilities you may incur.
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Please be respectful of the environment and pick up after yourself.
  • Check you speed (and dust) when approaching pedestrians, other vehicles, residential areas and horseback riders - be considerate of others.
  • Observe and obey all private property posted signs.
  • If you find a closed gate be sure to close it after you. If a gate is open, leave it open when you pass through.
  • If a group decides to ride together, please have a pre-ride meeting to discuss how the group will handle passing other vehicles, passing within the group, hand signals that may be used, damaged motorcycles, injured riders and route turns.
  • Be honest about your riding skills and comfort level and let others in your group (if you choose to ride in a group) know where you're at.
  • Honor private property and do not attempt to by-pass locked gates.
  • Please stick to established roads and trails.
  • Ride smart.
  • Have fun!
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The NEW Location

Andy's Arivaca Outback - Base Camp

Andy's Place is located about 2 miles west of Arivaca @ mile marker 10 @ 18180 Arivaca/Sasabe Road.

Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM (by clicking Register on the menu).
We need to know you're coming so we can buy enough food (especially BACON).


 

Free Camping

Please clean up after yourself and pitch in and help out.

Tent camping is free.

RV camping is available on a first-come, first serve basis with NO HOOK-UPS.

Food

Breakfast is dutch treat at the Gadsden Coffee House on Friday. Oatmeal will be available at the house on Saturday. Dinner Friday is Andy's chili. Saturday Dinner and Breakfast on Sunday at Andy's place (suggested donation is $20 per meal).

 

The Rides

 

All ratings are based on riding one of the larger Dual Sport Adventure Motorcycles (think GS Adventure)



 
  • LEVEL ONE: pavement and graded dirt hard pack - great for noobs - a street bike can do this.
     
  • LEVEL TWO: combination of level one with some steeper hills and descents - possible sand, gravel and mild ruts. Still noob do-able but a little challenging for short sections.
     
  • LEVEL THREE: combination of levels one and two as well as short rocky sections, off camber sections and rough steep climbs and descents for short distances. Noobs are kind of wondering why anyone would call this fun and may need some encouragement.
     
  • LEVEL FOUR: combinations of the first three levels with long sections of rough trail - be prepared for sand washes, rocky ledges, rock gardens and tough ascents and descents - do-able on a big dual sport adventure motorcycle if you have skillz but more work than fun and you'll be wanting crash bars and skid plates. Fun on a little motorcycle. Not even remotely noob friendly.
     
  • LEVEL FIVE: still kind of do-able on the big dual sport adventure motorcycle but you'll need some really mad skillz as well as crash bars, skid plates and knobs (honey, is the insurance paid up?) - plan for washouts, boulders, baby heads, ledges, mud, sand, deep ruts and steep terrain - fun but challenging on a small motorcycle and really, really hard work on a big adventure motorcycle- it will likely go down multiple times and your riding buddies will be really over picking you up (but this is fun, right?).
     
  • LEVEL SIX: leave the big dual sport adventure motorcycle at camp 'cause this is a challenge even on a little motorcycle.

 

If you're riding a smaller motorcycle or have really mad skillz, you could probably subtract one from the difficulty rating and you should be out racing the Dakar!

The Rides

When you click on "gpx" a new window will open with the gpx text file written out. You may then "select all" and paste into a text file. Name the file whatever you want but be sure to end the name with .gpx instead of .txt.

Instead of doing that, you can "control click" gpx and then choose "download linked file as" to download the file to your hard-drive in the location that you choose. Your computer may try to append .txt to the file, don't let it. Make sure the file name ends with .gpx and it will then be ready to transfer to your gps device.

You can also click on the gpsies link to go to the gpsies site and download the gps files directly to your garmen gps device. Gpsies is a great site b/c you can easily reverse the route if you choose. The topo maps are nice, too.

If you need a FREE topo map of Arizona, you can download one from www.gpsfiledepot.com

 

Download the WHOLE ENCHILADA here:
WHOLE ENCHILADA GPX

North West

 

San Pedro River/Redington/Lemmon Area
SanPedro River Road
(1 on SPR, 2 on South end of Redington Rd)
gpx map gpsies
River Road to Mammoth (1)
gpx map
Mt Lemmon Black Hills Mine Road (3)
gpx map
Chimney Rock (4-5) (off Redington Road)
gpx map
Charouleau Gap (6+)
gpx map gpsies
Chiva Falls (6) (off Redington Road)
start point = N32 16.880 W110 37.972 map

Mammoth Area
Sibley Mansion (5-6)
gpx map
Mammoth/Klodike Road (aka Rug Road) (5-6)
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Other NW Areas
Ironwood (2-3)
gpx map

Cochran Coke Ovens
(1 to Cochran, 3 to Ovens, 6 to Ovens from Florence)
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Tortilitas
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South West

 

Arivaca Area (3)
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Yellow Jacket Loop
map

Warsaw Canyon
map

BANWR sub-loop
map

Sasabe Border Ride
map

Back Border Spur
map

Arivaca/Jalisco Road to Tubac - the 684
map

Silver Coin Loop
map

Sierrita Mountain (3-4)
gpx map

Santa Ritas
Helvetia/Gunsite Pass (5-6)
gpx map
Fish Canyon (2-3)
gpx map
Kentucky Camp / Rosemont (1-2)
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Bull Springs (4-5)
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South East

 

Border Roads (1-4 depending on last grading)
gpx map

Chiracahuas (3-4)
gpx map

North East

 

Jackson Cabin (4-5)
gpx map

Klondike/Mammoth (see above Rug Road)

Register

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Click this LINK for event merchandise.

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