Shelton Valley Adventure & Dual-Sport RideOct 10, 2011
This weekend, the Puget Sound Enduro Riders and Touratech-USA hosted the 2011 Shelton Valley Adventure & Dual-Sport Ride in Shelton, WA.
More than 100 riders registered for the event, with a wide variety motorcycles in attendance. Everything from the tried and true BMW R1200GS Adventure to an assortment of fast and light dual-sport motorcycles were ready to ride the 133 mile off-road loop.
Registration took place on Saturday afternoon at the Mason County Fairgrounds. Once everyone was settled in, they tapped the keg and fired up the grill for dinner.
After a delicious meal, the boys from Touratech-USA hooked up the projector and showed the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route documentary.
Following the film, Joe Lloyd of Curbsyde Productions gave a short presentation about their most recent project, Reconnecting With Canada.
A riders meeting took place early Sunday morning and after a quick cup of coffee, most of the riders left shortly there after.
Here's Greg Toms of the Puget Sound Enduro Riders. His group did an awesome job sweeping the course and making sure everyone was taken care of out there.
The first half of the ride consisted mainly of forest service and former logging roads, winding their way up to nearly 4000 feet of elevation.
Descending through the fog, we made our way into Matlock, WA where the gals from Puget Sound Enduro Riders had prepared lunch for all of the participants.
The second half of the ride was made up of lowland gravel roads that brought us through the southern portion of Mason County and eventually leading us back to the fairgrounds.
The 2011 Shelton Valley Adventure & Dual-Sport Ride was a event that offered riding options for both adventure and dual-sport motorcycles.
With fantastic roads, spectacular scenery and an opportunity to spend time with like minded motorcyclists, we can't wait for next year's ride!
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