Early this year I was struck by the bug to do a significant amount of exploring in Red River Gorge this season. Obviously some of that has already come to fruition, and as a result I’ve received a lot of inquiries on Instagram about riding in Kentucky. Waiting for my calendar to free up a bit, I had originally planned on putting together a “Meetup” down that way next summer; however interest has been pretty remarkable among the Scrambler/ADV community. Thus, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and throw a date on the calendar.
So… the weekend of July 22nd and 23rd I will be headed down to Red River Gorge to meet whoever shows up to “Scramble” their motorbikes. I will be at Miguel’s Pizza for “brunch” on Saturday morning, with plans to head out around noon to ride wherever folks want to ride. This is a completely grassroots event, so I have no idea how many people will show up, what bike’s they’ll have, or where they will want to ride. I figure folks can break off into various groups based on riding “taste” and “have at” whatever flavor of adventure suits their fancy.
If you have a Scrambler, Adventure bike, or just a general interest in the “genre”, come on down to “The Gorge”. All makes and models of bikes are welcome, “Scrambler” is simply the theme. Red River Gorge has some of the best roads I know of (paved and unpaved), so I’m looking to share the experience with other riders that share my passion for the backroads.
I have set up an event on Facebook (Red River Scramble Event) so folks can discuss plans for the weekend, lodging, and riding plans. I have also started a group on Rever (Red River Scramble Group) so folks can get access to local routes, both on and off road. Please head over to those links to mark your calendar and explore what options are available.
“Roll what you got”, we’ll see y’all in July.