The Fools Ride on April Fools Ride ADV Rally

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Event Details

Event Name The Fools Ride on April Fools Ride ADV Rally
Event Date/Time Thursday, April 13, 2023 - Sunday, April 16, 2023
Event Type Motorcycle Rally
Event Description A great way to knock off the winter cobwebs! Come on out and enjoy the hilly Northeast Ohio River Valley, it's many tributaries, picturesque and unique views, and all the fine Ohio ADV & "ADV Dual Sporting". Enjoy the ride, the sights, and be challenged by Appalachian ADV’s local loops, near Richmond, Ohio. Each loop encompasses 50-150 miles of two-lane county pavers, off the beaten path gravel roads, “No Maintenance” dirt lanes, forgotten county roads, and plenty expert challenge areas.

There is a twisty pavement route, basic ADV routes, as well as Intermediate-level and Expert-level #ADVDualSporting routes. Group ride sign-up will be available upon check-in at the event. The expert challenge areas are optional on the Intermediate courses. If you do tackle the ADV Dual Sporting optional expert areas or the expert loop be ready for big bike deadlifting!

The routes are graded based on ADV bikes. Dual Sport bikes are welcome and will have an easier time on the courses. ​Fools Base Camp will be set up on 80+ acres of private land with a 50x80 powered outbuilding set up as The Fools Meeting Barn and plenty of space for tents and trailers/pop-ups/campers (rustic). Fools Base Camp will open up for registration and camp set up at 4pm on Thursday April 13th with the showing of the latest Backcountry Discovery Routes Documentary at 7pm. Breakfast will be provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Dinner will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Mama Wags and the rest of the Fools Base Camp Crew are ready to give you the Friends and Family treatment! Lunch and gas are available along the routes and there are several places to pick up supplies near base camp.

Participants will receive email communications prior to the event with more information.

1 or 2 Day Pass:
Please contact to request information about obtaining a 1 or 2 day pass to The Fools Ride.

What's Included:
Several available routes for all skill levels covering approximately 600 miles in 3 counties
Latest BDR Documentary
Goodie Bags for all from our Sponsors
Door Prizes
2 Dinners (Friday & Saturday)
2 Mama Wag's Americana Breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday)
1 Continental Breakfast (Friday)
Coffee (Friday through Sunday)
All forms of Rustic Camping at base camp near Richmond, OH
Truck/Trailer, RV, Camper parking
Rider support and recovery services

What's Not Included:
Personal insurance and incidentals

Friends of the The Fools:
Backcountry Discovery Routes
Street Track 'n Trail
Denali Electronics
Purple Lizard Maps
Birdfish Brewery
Adventure Motorcycle Magazine
Moto Camp Nerd

Please review our FAQs for answers to common questions including our definitions of ADV Skill Levels and Terrain Ratings.
City Richmond
State OHIO
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