Ride leaders needed to give an UPDATE to the Safari. We are planning to Grip it and RIP IT! IF YOU ARE AN RV GUY, OR A TENT CAMPER. GET YOUR SPOT RESERVED NOW! DO NOT WAIT! There is a major pipeline project in the area and a LOT of our RV spaces are full. So please call and find your spot. We have the Cedar Valley Reservoir has spots (owned by the city of garnett), there are two other City owned RV lots. Garnett Inn has RV parking, and we have two new private RV lots one is owned by The proprietors of the Maple Street Liquor store, and the other I will find a number and post it up. Tent camping should be available and we will have our showers as usual. But I know that COVID has screwed up everything and everyone is waiting to register to make sure we have it. Stop waiting! Register NOW. Here is the breakdown of the ride this year. IF you have tried and cannot find a spot for your RV or a tent spot. PM me and I can assist within reason. But please try first. I don't want to be a booking agent, but our team of leaders will help you find a spot! Don't not register because you can't find a spot for your toy hauler! call us.
Trail Ride Leaders
are: Derek Smith (go fast), Vic Blaufuss (go as fast as you can and make it to work for sure), Burt Peterson (Go as fast as a fat working man should). Idea is to have the trail groups as small as possible to keep groups tight and break up the skills so everyone is equally yoked to maximize the fun for everyone! If you have questions PM me anytime. These ride leaders are great and capable guys! your in good hands.
: Should have all the trails we have had in the past and more this year. Weather depending all trails should be ready to rip. We will be doing what we did last year just with more trails. Each group will head to a particular piece of property and ride it as long as they want, then head to the next set of trails. There is the central (Challenging) trails and that is a lot of riding, then you have three additional properties that are between 15 and 18 mile ride on gravel to get to them. Ride leaders will communicate where they are and we will switch properties as we fully explore them. Ride leaders and their groups will decide in route how much time and what they do.
: You should be on a bike that you can handle! We have in the past said no big bikes, but if Travis Pastrana shows up on a 1090 we will let him ride it. Tire restrictions will be in effect. You need knobbies to complete the trail ride. You need to have what you need to fix a tire. We all chip in and help each other but don't be "that guy". I suggest you wear full gear, we have hills, rocks, creeks, rocks, Trees, Rocks, Gullies, Rocks... you get the idea. Bikes need to be street legal and tagged, and we will only look to see if you have a current tag on your machine. If you have wanted to ride in the past but didn't get to, get with me, we can figure something out based on who you are. We want to have fun, and go home safely and as friends! There will be a trailer available to haul anyone who breaks down back to ride HQ. Hope we don't need it.
Trail Ride Lunch
: All trail ride groups will be meeting at "The Cabin" for a served lunch by the Explorers Post and the Anderson County Police Force. This is a great organization that is part of the Boy Scouts that trains high school kids in law enforcement. Our Sheriff is a DR Rider and a great guy. I hope he can ride this year! Menu is being put together based on what we can get, but we are thinking Burgers, Brats, veggies, drinks for around $7-8. If you don't like that kind of thing. Pack a lunch. This lunch will be served on the trail, so we can maximize our day of riding.
Road Ride Leaders
: Dane Hicks, Pat Schettler, Mike Bright, and Mackenzie Peterson. Again trying to keep each group as small as possible. Good group of leaders that know the area. Rather than label road rides by speed, the idea is for everyone on the road to get out, have fun, come home safe, make new friends.
Road Ride Breakdown
: Each ride leader is going to have a route set up, based on their particular tastes in riding and the areas that speak to them. All will be a great day on the road. Dane Likes water crossings, Min Maint roads and U-turns. Pat Likes all that and gummy bears! Mike Bright is a fan of anything that comes his way on a bike and he can handle it! LADIES NIGHT! Mackenzie is going the distance this year and leading her own ride for the Ladies. So she likes all the same things the guys do, she just has better judgement than all of them, so she will be safe, and always within the skills of the group she gets, SIGN UP LADIES you need to represent. If you know ladies that ride, the turnout this year decides whether she puts in the effort going forward! It is a lot of work and time to put these routes together, show your leaders some love and respect and ALWAYS WAIT FOR THE PERSON BEHIND YOU!!!!!
Road Ride Equipment
: Street Legal and capable of around 100 miles on a tank of fuel. Have what you need to fix a tire or fuse or whatever you may know is a weak point of your machine. Dual Sport tires should be fine, but if you error, then do it on the side of off-road. There will be water crossings.
Road Ride Lunch
: Ride Leaders have scoped out the best local cuisine in the area of their ride and will let them know you are coming. You can expect standard small town pricing and menu options.
: Chris Love contacted me a while back and pitched the idea and I think it is an exceptional idea. I have never been involved in one, but think it is a cool concept. I have shown him some of the best spots to hide the markers, and he has done the rest. If you have done the other rides in the area and want something new and exciting. I would sign up for this. There is another board regarding this ride and its explanation and I don't want to cheapen that with my limited knowledge so go back to Ride Planning and see Golden Compass. Chris Will post updates soon! I hope he gets a lot of participation cause I want to do it myself but have to ride lead. So ride it tell me about it. Thanks for chipping into the Lions Club effort Chris!
: Don't wait. Registration makes it so much easier and makes the ride, the meals, just everything better for planning. I know everyone is waiting to see what is happening. QUIT waiting! Register, lets ride. If for some reason the world goes to crap and we can't ride due to the COVID we will refund your registration fee less the electronic charge the registration software charges the Lions Club. We are really wanting to put on a good ride this year. Dane has rode the wheels off his DR making routes, So has all the other ride leaders. Sign up, get a spot to camp or RV or a hotel. Our hotels are open. Lets get back to life on 2 wheels. I can't wait to see you all there. If you have questions you can PM Dane or Myself. Tell your friends. Below is the registration stuff.
http://www.garnett-ks.com/safariscoop20 ... Hg2t-34D6Q
https://www.cognitoforms.com/GarnettLio ... 6UIogeOTUU