Kootenay Adventure Rally at RED Mountain Resort: September 22nd & 23rd

9/20/17 Update:

The Off-road vehicle prohibitions due to the BC Wildfire restrictions have been rescinded throughout BC, planned event details will remain as is.

9/16/17 Update:

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Kootenay Adventure Rally will proceed as planned. The BC wildfire backcountry restrictions are still in effect so we’ve decided to compile both riding categories and ride one route.

The route will be approx 190km’s and will elevate you 7000ft from the high-alpine of RED Mountain Resort to valley-bottom of Christina Lake, including ancient abandoned rail trail tunnels, trestle bridges, spectacular views of the Arrow Lake, finishing with smooth pavement back to RED’s base area. There’ll be multiple exits including a gas station stop at approx 90kms. Map soon to come!

Downloads

Course Map .PDF (2.1MB)
Course Map .GPX (Garmin, 234KB)
Course Map .KML (Smartphone, 77KB)


About

Do most of your dreams begin with you firing up your bike? Is your idea of Heaven a full day in the saddle that takes you from winding mountain blacktop to secret logging roads and mountain top vistas? If so, the Kootenay Adventure Rally in beautiful Rossland BC is for you.

Featuring Red Bull/KTM’s Adventure ambassador Chris Birch and Kootenay Motocross legend Bruce Baker and the rustic wonder of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains, this is one rally weekend you simply CAN’T stall on! We’re talking two days of serious fun that includes Adventure and Dual sport skills clinics, guided adventure rides and self-guided rides. Riders will also revel in the famous friendliness of this community where you really are but a stranger only once.

Gulp in the eye-popping beauty of the West Koots in early autumn and become a better rider in the process—sounds like a dream, right? With expert clinics and barstool wisdom aplenty, nobody will leave this weekend without a few new tricks up their Cordura sleeves. We hope that you —and your bike— will join us at RED Mountain in Rossland BC this September.

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FREE! Junior Red Riders: A Powerful First Step, is for all kids 6-12 years old! Come try out a new Honda CRF50F or a CRF110F with trained professionals from Main Jet Motorsports. Be at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland this Saturday. 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. Bring a helmet, goggles, gloves and a smile. It is going to be fun!!! Meet in the lower parking lot.

Schedule

Friday, September 22: Clinic Day – Participant/Coach Schedule:

8:30am Welcome Desk / Rider Check in / Bike Inspection
9am Clinics begin
Noon Lunch
1pm Clinic continues
4pm Clinic wrap up
5pm Clinic Wrap Up and Rally Welcome Dinner – RED Mountain Resort Daylodge

If you aren’t signed up for clinics on Friday, options will be provided for suggested self-guided routes


Saturday, September 23: Adventure Ride – Participant/Coach schedule:

8am -9am Welcome Desk / Rider Check in / Bike Inspection
9am Mandatory Riders Meeting
9:30am Departure
10am – 4pm Junior Red Riders – FREE (ages 6-12)
Lunch Pre-planned spot, lookout / viewpoint etc – rider checkpoint
4pm Riders back to base area – check in
5pm Dinner/BBQ RED Mountain Resort Daylodge
Dinner/BBQ RED Mountain Resort Daylodge
8pm Wrap up
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Programs & Pricing

Ride Clinics – Friday September 22nd

SOLD OUT! Chris Birch – Adventure Bike Skills Clinic

Open to advanced riders – Adventure bikes 700cc and up
Price: $240
Includes: 1 day of coaching, lunch, dinner, 2 drinks and event hat. Limited to 12 riders

SOLD OUT! Bruce Baker – Dual Sport Skills Clinic

Open to intermediate to advanced riders – duals sport bikes – 200cc – 700cc
Price: $140
Includes: Coaching, lunch, dinner, 2 drinks and event hat. Limited to 12 riders


Adventure Rally Ride – Saturday September 23rd

Join motorcycle legends Chris Birch and Bruce Baker as we explore the beautiful West Kootenays on Saturday from the base of RED Mountain Resort.

Open to all abilities, The Kootenay Adventure Rally is a fun relaxed group “poker run” style ride that will feature pre-planned routes and checkpoints covering 100kms to 200kms of the area’s best dirt and paved roads. Each checkpoint will feature a “special test” where those looking to challenge themselves can dig deep and add some adrenaline and style points to their day. For those looking for a more relaxed ride, never fear as we have you covered as well with no special tests and easy terrain options. The Kootenay Adventure Rally is purposely designed to RALLY like-minded two-wheel Adventure nuts for one unforgettable day in Kootenays!

We will be riding in two groups – Big Bikes and Little Bikes and within these groups splitting into pods based on ability. From big mountain tops vistas to valley bottoms twisties, to our wrap up BBQ and ice cold brews, to the piles of prizes, the KAR will be one ride you will never forget.

So, mark the date and sign up now! Don’t forget that all bikes need to be street legal, plated and insured to be able to participate.

Class 1: Adventure Bikes

Open to intermediate to advanced riders
700cc – 1500cc – 70% off road, 30% on road – knobby tires recommended
200 km loop planned
maximum 80 riders
Price: $65
Includes: Bagged lunch, wrap up dinner, 2 drinks and Event Hat

Class 2: Dual Sport Bikes

Open to intermediate to advanced riders
200cc – 700cc – 90% off road, 10% on road – knobby tires recommended
100 km loop planned
maximum 80 riders
Price: $65
Includes: bagged lunch, wrap up dinner, 2 drinks and Event Hat

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Junior RED Riders

FREE! Junior Red Riders: A Powerful First Step! All kids 6-12 years old, come try out a new Honda CRF50F or a CRF110F with trained professionals from Main Jet Motorsports. Be at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland this Saturday. 10:00 am till 4:00 pm. Bring a helmet, goggles, gloves and a smile. It is going to be fun!!! Meet in the Lower Parking Lot


Combined 2 Day Event Options

SOLD OUT! Chris Birch Fri/Sat Combo

Friday Sept 22nd, Chris Birch Clinic & Saturday Sept 23rd, Adventure Rally Class 1 or 2
Price: $289

SOLD OUT! Bruce Baker Fri/Sat Combo:

Friday Sept 22nd, Bruce Baker Clinc & Saturday Sept 23rd, Adventure Rally Class 1 or 2
Price: $189

Chris Birch

Chris Birch is a life-long motorcycle addict. He is the current and eight times New Zealand Enduro overall champion, three time Roof of Africa winner, he has been on the podium seven times at Red Bull Romaniacs including winning it in 2010. He has competed successfully in the world’s biggest enduro races like Erzberg, Red Bull Last Man Standing, Hells Gate, ISDE, WEC and EEC. Chris is New Zealand’s most successful Dakar Rally competitor finishing 27th and second in the rookies class in 2012. Chris has ridden and raced in over thirty countries and has a thirst for adventure. Chris has been in partnership with Red Bull and KTM since 2007.

Chris has been teaching off road skills since 2007, initially as a way to raise funds to compete outside of New Zealand and now runs his coaching business full time. He enjoys passing on his knowledge and techniques learnt from racing around the world, but also sharing his enthusiasm and love for riding. Chris’s background as a mechanical engineer allows him to break down the physics of riding and describe the techniques in detail. Chris now runs riding clinics for all level of riders, from those who are new to the sport up to experienced racers, and has helped many students to achieve their goals. Chris Birch Off Road Coaching runs group coaching clinics year-round in New Zealand and Australia and is available to run sessions globally on request.


Bruce Baker

Kootenay motocross legend Bruce Baker started racing dirt bikes back in 1975, earning his Pro license just 10yrs later in 1985. After racing all over North America and battling the best, Bruce brought his knowledge and experience back home to the Kootenays and hosted numerous motocross clinics during the 90’s and beyond.

To date, Bruce actively races off road, and especially enjoys sharpening this technical and adventure bike skills aboard his Husky 501. From a 2,500km solo run of the infamous Tour of Idaho, to 22 days in the sands of Baja, Bruce Baker’s passion for discovering life from the seat of his motorcycle only grows with each passing adventure.

Bruce looks forward to sharing his passion and experience with you at the inaugural Kootenay Adventure Rally!


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Crash In Style

Stay at the base of RED Mountain, right in the middle of all the action of the Kootenay Adventure Rally! Make a weekend out of it and enjoy being only a 5 minute ride from beautiful downtown Rossland. Special offer good from September 18th – 24th.

To book this special offer or for questions, call Red Mountain Lodging at 1-877-969-7669 or email lodging@redresort.com

Special Lodging Offers Below

All properties have secure motorcycle storage, ask for details during your booking.

# of Rooms Regular Rate Festival Special! Max Occ. Details Featured Property
One Bedroom Deluxe $245/night Only $150/night 2 Private Hot Tub! Slalom Creek
Two Bedroom Deluxe $290/night Only $174/night 4-6 Private Hot Tub! Red Robs
Silvertip
Two Bedroom Premium $335/night Only $201/night 4-6 Private Hot Tub! Slalom Creek
Three Bedroom Premium $395/night Only $237/night 6-8 Private Hot Tub! Slalom Creek
Three Bedroom Loft $395/night Only $237/night 6-8 Private Hot Tub!
Larger Units
One bdrm in the loft
Slalom Creek
The Lofts
Four Bedroom Deluxe $435/night Only $261/night 8-10 Private Hot Tub!
Larger Units
Slalom Creek
Copper Chalet
White Wolf
Four Bedroom Loft $435/night Only $261/night 8-10 Private Hot Tub!
Larger Units
One bdrm is in the loft
Slalom Creek

All rates are subject to change without notice and subject to applicable taxes of 16%. Maximum Occupancy is based on the number of beds in the unit. Rates are based on a two-night minimum. 1 night stays are granted based on availability and are subject to a 20% surcharge. A 25% deposit due at the time of booking, with remaining amount due 30 days prior to arrival. All payments are final with no refund.


Prizes

Congrats to the following winners of the Early Registration Draw!

1st Place – Rob Molnar, East Kootenays
2nd – Allen Young, Richmond, BC
3rd – Margaret Farmer, East Kootenays
4th – Ryan Chalifoux, West Kootenays
5th – Doug Nimmo, Okotoks, AB
6th – Chris Bowman, West Kootenays

EARLY REGISTRATION for the Kootenay Adventure Rally gives YOU the chance to win one of these 6 killer prizes from our sponsors! Just register by September 1st to be entered into this draw! 6 winners will be chosen! REGISTER NOW before it’s too late!

1st Place

1 full event package, including: 1 x Chris Birch Clinic, 1 x Adventure Rally, 2 nights accommodation, lunch and dinner each day, exclusive photo op with Chris and the following items from our Rally Partners:

* Alpinestars Adventure Jacket & Gloves and FOX riding Pants & Jersey supplied by:

Prize value at $1600

2nd Place

Ranger Jacket Fatigue Grey supplied by:

Prize value at $450

3rd Place

Oxford Dakota Ladies Jacket supplied by:

Prize value at $280

4th Place

Horizon Rain Neon Yellow Jacket and Pants supplied by:

Prize value at $250

5th Place

LS2 pioneer Adventure Helmet supplied by:

Prize value at $200

6th Place

1 x $100 Gift Card supplied by:

Redeemable at Main Jet, Nelson BC, towards the purchase of any Honda related product or service.