X-Roads of the Rockies Dual Sport

X- Roads of the Rockies Dual Sport Ride.
August 18-19 2018

Tour 3

2 Days of Epic Dual Sport riding around the Arkansas River & the Rio Grande and Colorado River headwaters. This ride starts at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.

This Dual Sport ride is Limited to 75 riders so as to keep with USFS Guidelines, keep the groups manageable and so we can all have an enjoyable experience without a large crowd.

We recommend leaving early and keeping stops to a minimum. You leave when you wish, ride at your own pace, and we do not ride in large groups. We also highly recommend you come with a friend and be responsible for each other all through the day. We must insist everyone leave the Fairgrounds by 9 am so we are not out looking for riders in the dark.

Routes should be negotiable by competent riders on over 600cc or factory Dual Sport models. Though we discourage KLR 650s or Adventure bikes.

South-east of Buena Vista, CO.

Day 1 will cover over 125 miles of challenging terrain with Less than 15% pavement. Be prepared for a few rocks. Elevations up to 12,000 feet. 2 gas stops on the route and snacks and meals will be available at the Gas Stops.

Rocks, challenging uphills, downhills, 2 track, singletrack, old mines and outstanding vista’s are just a few of the caveats on this ride over the Continental Divide.

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Day 2 will take you on 2 track and dirt roads, past old mines and up and over the divide to the opposite side of the mountains you rode the previous day.

The Day 2 route will be approximately 125-140 miles at elevations from 7,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level . This year the Loop will include some challenging fun Singletrack and steeper hills than previous years. 1 possible alternate Gas stop on Day 2 where we will portage your fuel can to if you need it. The Gas stop at Lunch on Day 2 we will portage your fuel can and provide Lunch and Beverages.

Bailouts to short-cuts and extra Singletrack are available both Days.

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Summer rain clouds on the Continental Divide
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Enjoy and share the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiast’s at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds on Friday evening with Dinner and beverages included with you Signing-up.

Club Membership is included with your entry for 2018 X-Roads of the Rockies.

This adventure is for Club Members and all expenses are shared. A portion of any profits will be distributed to Chaffee County Search & Rescue and the Blue Ribbon Coalition. Roll Charts are included with the shared expense but may be purchased separately if you cannot make the ride date.

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Expense averaged group cost for the Ride includes 2 days of roll charts , GPS Tracks, Dinner & Beverages Friday night. Fuel and Lunch available at stops along the way on Saturday, Lunch & Beverages included on the trail on Sunday. Fuel Portage, 4 nights camping, a Finisher pin, T- Shirt, Free coffee and breakfast available at the Fairgrounds both mornings. Over 250 miles of epic Dual Sport riding you can’t follow on a map for only $260.00.

We use PayPal as the only option to make it easy to sign -up.  (You do not have to be a PayPal subscriber to use PayPal)

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Team Dixie Dual Sport made it out from Florida and Georgia in 2013

Team Dixie Dual Sports

You are responsible for a Colorado OHV sticker, Fuel and fuel in a DOT Container, spark arrestor, street legality in your state of residence and liability insurance for your motorcycle. We do not inspect any motorcycles. It is your responsibility to be legal.


Salida, Colorado is located on Hwy 50 in the Heart of the Rockies. The Chaffee County Fairgrounds are located 5 miles West of town @ 10165 C.R. 120, Salida, Colorado 81201 just Northeast of the Hwy 50 and Hwy 285 intersection at Poncha Springs.

X- Roads of the Rockies Dual Sport Ride. August 18-19 2018.
Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Salida, CO.

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