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10th Anniversary Giant Loop

2020 Giant Loop Ride Rescheduled for September

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Check out this cool video shot by our friend Cesar at the 2018 Giant Loop Ride. It’s an excellent look at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

“My perspective on the excellent Annual Giant Loop Ride, I took my Honda CB500X, Rally Raid equipped, This bike does so well on dirt roads. It is one of the underdogs of the multi-cylinder adventure world.”Cesar D’Agord

Join us this September for the 2020 Giant Loop Ride. It’s shaping up to be Oregon’s largest dualsport rally!

Check out the updated sign-up page here

click here for June 2020 specials

Why I Love Giant Loop

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Rider Jaume writes to us about our new Pronghorn Straps

Why I Love Giant Loop“When I’m traveling through mountains or across deserts I can’t take any risks, so I always trust Giant Loop to carry my gear. Light, reliable, resistant and well designed.  They have never let me down, which is why they are my constant travel companions. Best regards!” — Jaume von Arend, Fòrum Gastronòmic

Cool, Jaume — we love you too!

giant loop 32 inch pronghorn strapsHave you seen our new Pronghorn Straps?  Check them out here…

THE GIANT LOOP on a KTM 500 EXC

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He made it, around-the-world!!!

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

“After 139,870K through 51 different countries on 6 continents over three and a half years — yesterday I finally made it to Bluff, the end of my journey. I hadn’t planned on going there yesterday, but after seeing rain was forecast I decided to head to Invercargill and before I knew it — I was doing a wheelie on the beach. It seems appropriate because this is how my “Forrest Gump” type journey has been mostly, which is unplanned and taking it day by day. I never set out to ride around the world. After Oregon, I decided Alaska was a better ending point. And then, for whatever reasons I thought I’ll turn around and ride it back home to New Zealand. A big thanks to Harold Olaf Cecil at Giant Loop, Dave at Adventure-Spec, and MotoZ Tires who have supported me with gear. But especially, I would like to thank all of you who have either been following my journey on Facebook, opened your home to me or I’ve met in person. I’ve been humbled and grateful for all the kindness I’ve experienced along the way and it’s given me faith in humanity, which is one of the awesome things about traveling. So no matter what journey you have in mind, just go do it and experience the kindness out there waiting for you.” — Aaron Steinmann (photos by Burt Munro)

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

Words can not express how amazing it is to be a part of this… Thanks, Aaron

On to the next loop!!!

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags, Buckin’ Roll Bags are Essential

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One rider showing us how she takes Giant Loop to the next level on a Timbersled Snow Bike

Mojavi Saddlebags, Fuel Bags and Buckin Roll Bags are Essential“Whether I’m out on the snow or picking my way through high mountain single track, Giant Loop products have become an essential part of my adventures! Three things I can’t live with out: the Mojavi Saddlebag for those long multi-day adventures out on the trail, the Fuel Bag for keeping my machines going on those remote days when the only fuel you get is what you can pack with you, and the newly redesigned and totally awesome Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag for keeping the small essentials close at hand.  Giant Loop products let me take my adventures to the next level!” — Carrie Barton

Excellent photo — fresh tracks! Thanks for the email, Carrie…

March Giant Loop Garage Night

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Giant Loop is pleased to be presenting the Central Oregon premier of the new North East Backcountry Discovery Route film for our March Giant Loop Garage Night at Pro Caliber Bend! Please join us Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm…

North East Backcountry Discovery Route film

From Ride BDR: “This epic 1,400-mile backcountry tour of the Northeast Region up to the Canadian border winds through 7 states and nearly a dozen state forests on dirt and gravel roads, challenging seasonal and Class IV roads, and twisty tarmac. Expect scenic views, endless forest roads under a canopy of trees, rocky expert-only sections and the highest elevations in the Northeast. Every state delivers a unique adventure riding experience unto itself.”

This film is gonna be amazing — we look forward to seeing you there!

Round the World Panniers Reviewed

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Check out this recent review of our Round the World Panniers by Rob Dabney from ADV Pulse

RTW Panniers

“Lots of room for your gear with room to over stuff. Convenient pockets for quick access and staying organized. Fast to remove or mount with the quick-release pannier mounts installed. No mounting plate left behind on racks when bags are removed.”

Thanks Rob!

Have you signed up for the Giant Loop Annual Ride yet?

A Legendary GL Customer 

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Lawrence Hacking is not only a long time Giant Loop supporter, but he is also a riding legend! Lawrence was the first Canadian to finish the Dakar Rally in 2001. He’s a published author, and a couple years ago, raced the Baja Rally on a Honda Africa Twin… 

Check out this amazing photo of Giant Loop’s Mojavi Saddlebag and Possibles Pouch on a Honda CRF450x when Lawrence raced Rally Mongolia in 2014

Legendary GL Customer Lawrence HackingIt’s an honor Lawrence, thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags

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Our friend and local customer, Kevin sends us these excellent photos of riding his KTM 450 SX in the Oregon Cascades with Giant Loop’s Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, 2-gallon Gas Bag and Diablo Tank Bag… 

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop BagsOregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags“A few shots from the field.” — Kevin Hopper

Revelstoke Tunnel Bag and other Snow branded products are 20% off during February!

Have you signed up for the Giant Loop Annual Ride yet?

WIN FREE GIANT LOOP GEAR!

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Our buddy Daniel at Dork in the Road is giving it away…

“As a thank you for all the support you all have shown me over the last 3 years and 9,000 subscribers on YouTube, I want to give something back to my community!  The folks at Giant Loop have offered to sponsor an awesome giveaway!  Enter to win a Giant Loop Gas Bag or Giant Loop Zig Zag Handlebar Bag.  I’ll also be awarding FIVE third place sticker packs featuring stickers from Dork in the Road and Giant Loop!  This is a great giveaway and I hope you’re all as excited to enter as I am to be setting it up for you!”Dork in the Road

For complete rules and details ago to Dork in the Road

Also, Daniel will be attending the Giant Loop Annual Ride this June in Oregon — see you there!

ROAD TRIP!

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Congrats to Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia” on three amazing years on the road! Solo traveler, overland from Sydney to Paris riding her KTM 690 Enduro with Round The World Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Pannier Pockets

Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia”

Here’s to the next three years — cheers!

Oregon Motorcycle Racing With Zigzags and Bushwackers 

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Oregon racer Andrew Hutchins won his class in the 2019 Oregon Motorcycle Racing Association off-road series using a Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Lift Straps, and Bushwackers Hand Guards 

Oregon Motorcycle Racing With Zigzags and Bushwackers 

“Thanks for all your support in 2019! I was able to win the championship in my class with the help from you guys. Looking forward to working with you guys this year.” — Andrew Hutchins 

Congratulations Andrew, we’re looking forward to working with you too! Have you signed up for the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride yet?

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride coming in June to Eastern Oregon

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Registration is now open for The 9th ANNUAL GAINT LOOP RIDE! JUNE 5-7, 2020…

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride, June 5-7Join us for the 2020 Giant Loop Ride, an adventure motorcycle rally weekend in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, based out of beautiful Crystal Crane Hot Springs.

SPACE IS LIMITED. YOUR REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT!

Also, check into RIDE ADVENTURES “BEST WEEK IN OREGON” PACKAGE: Fly into Central Oregon, jump on a sweet rental bike, enjoy a guided, truck supported adventure tour of Oregon that includes joining us at the 2020 GL Ride!

For details about Bend-based RIDE Adventures “Best Week In Oregon” package click here

We’re really looking forward to this, it’s gonna be exciting — see you there!

Giant Loop Supports Powersports Dealers

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Written to include in our Dealer Newsletter…

Giant Loop Supports Powersports Dealers

Why Giant Loop Supports Powersports Dealers

Since launching Giant Loop in 2008, it has been a goal to work with the best dealers in powersports. We believe dealers play a vitally important role in our industry: Dealers are not just stores selling bikes, gear, parts and service at a markup. YOU ARE DREAM FACTORIES!

A lot has changed in the past dozen years, but our belief in and support of powersports dealers has not wavered. We do not view dealers as useless middlemen who simply mark up Giant Loop products. By strategically growing, developing and expanding our manufacturing capabilities, Giant Loop has been able to set industry benchmarks for PREMIUM FEATURES, TOP-SHELF MATERIALS AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PRICES while offering dealers excellent margins. This is a win-win-win for consumers, dealers and Giant Loop.

We are here to help you sell more and to be more profitable. Customers choose to shop with you for your product knowledge and expertise, because you have earned a position as a trusted resource and inspire them to see the possibilities — the world of adventure offered by powersports-based outdoor recreation.

And that adds value not only to our businesses, but to the entire powersports industry.

Thank you all!

Touring New Zealand with Giant Loop

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An exciting message from Giant Loop Ambassador Aaron Steinmann…

Giant Loop in New Zealand“Three and a half years, 134,000K and 50 countries later my bike finally got cleared by New Zealand customs and is back on home soil. Tomorrow I’ll head north from Auckland towards Cape Reinga and start a top to bottom of New Zealand which is how I started all this sillyness. A quick thanks to MotoZ for supporting me with another set of tires, and to Giant Loop who has always sent me whatever I might need of theirs anywhere in the world.” — Aaron Steinmann (February 1, 2020)

Go Light. Go Fast. Go Far!

Giant Loop Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder

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From Rocky Mountain ATV MC

Giant Loop’s Gas Bag Fuel-safe Bladder is an emergency fuel container that can reliably hold gas in a pinch and roll up into a fraction of its overall size when you’re not using it. Giant Loop constructs their Gas Bag in the U.S.A. with meticulous care and high quality materials so it will hold gas without leaking a drop and shrug off heavy abrasion and abuse.

Available in 1, 2, 3 and 5 gallon capacities…

NOTE: EZ Pour Spout is not an approved fuel handling device as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies. Intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off road and closed course competition racing events. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is not a portable or long-term fuel storage container as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies. BY PURCHASING PRODUCT AND FILLING IT WITH FUEL YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED HERE ON THIS PAGE.

Support Backcountry Discovery Routes

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Giant Loop supports the nonprofit Backcountry Discovery Routes organization, which provides free GPS tracks for dual sport and adventure rides in some of the most beautiful parts of the USA…

Support Backcountry Discovery RoutesContributors who donate at the BRONZE SUPPORTER ($100) level receive a coupon code for 10% off Giant Loop gear. SILVER FRIEND ($250) supporters receive a 15% discount. And GOLD BENEFACTOR ($500) donors get 20% off. 

Please support this community effort, and enjoy a discount on Giant Loop gear for all of your adventures! 

Click here for details

Tour of Idaho with Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on KTM 500 EXC

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Jimmy Lewis jamming on a 1400 mile single track adventure with our Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag

“It’s not a race. There is no support and there are no spectators or cheering crowds – just you, your bike and your wits. The Tour of Idaho is a dirt bike adventure designed for soloists and small groups traveling alone and unsupported that begins in Southern Idaho and ends nine days and 1400 miles later in the Selkirk Mountains near the Canadian border. It is very likely one of the most committing and difficult long dirt bike rides in the United States.” – Jimmy Lewis

KTM with Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch

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Great photo from rider Dave Sorensen…

LaB2V with Giant Loop“Hey guys. I live in CRR and work in Bend. I finally made it by your showroom to watch the tire change demo and check out your gear as I was prepping for the LaB2V ride Thanksgiving weekend. Picked up the Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch during your sale as it looked like the lightest and most durable set up for the event and suited my riding style the best. I was not disappointed! 

I lost my rear light assembly and license plate in a deep road lake I charged through on day one as I attempted to get back on course, pouch and rack stayed solid as I would have expected. 

I saw a lot of people with GL products over the two day ride, obviously it speaks well of your products in the moto community. 

Thankfully I didn’t have to change a flat and had probably one of the best rides of my life thus far! Unusual weather, wet soil and good company made for some epic conditions. Glad I picked up some of your gear to keep the weight off my body and secure. Perhaps we’ll cross paths on the central Oregon trails in the future. Until then keep braaping in whatever environment you find yourselves. Thanks for the great products.”

Cheers, Dave Sorensen

Sweet photo Dave. I remember talking to you about this years LaB2V as I used to live down there. I can’t believe the weather this year, deep snow is like a once every 10 year event. I was actually riding down there mid-december and all that snow made for perfect dirt, just like in Central Oregon. I’m sure we will cross paths out on the trails soon enough, right now I’m trying to ride every weekend. Thanks for the email!

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

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An email from Konflict Team ambassador Seth Spain’s recent Baja trip on his KTM 1290 Adventure R with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Good Afternoon!

My name is Seth, I am part of the ambassador program with Konflict Motorsports. First off I want to thank you for providing us with the luggage, I have used mine to the extreme and am very pleased with it. On my last trip to Baja I did 2500 miles over 10 days. Attached are a few images from my trip.

Thanks, Seth Spain

Nice photos Seth, thanks!

Baja on a Kawaski KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

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Email from a customer who’s exploring Baja California with our Siskiyou Panniers

Baja on a Kawaski KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

“Wanted to pass on a picture from a little day ride yesterday in the foothills of the mountains West of Muleje. Great dirt road riding with lots of greenery due to all the recent rains. A great trip so far. Siskiyou Panniers have been working perfectly and I’m impressed by the simple design and ample space. Thanks for the set up!” – Best, Ian Neubauer

Thanks for writing, Ian!

Giant Loop Bags on the Rally Raid CB500X

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Video from our friends at YouTube channel Blacolirio.  Featuring Giant Loop Bags on the Rally Raid CB500X Adventure Bike

“All part of our 11 day 3,000 mile CB500 Expo Ride to the Overland Expo 2016 near Flagstaff, AZ.”

Special guest appearance by Jenny Morgan and her comprehensive under the seat trail side tool selection!

MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on a Yamaha WR250R

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Recent email from a customer who pairs our MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag with his Yamaha WR250R

MoJavi Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag on a Yamaha WR250R

“I’ve been using your Coyote Bag since buying this WR-R in 2010 and also have the Great Basin (both old style before the roll-top). I still use them often. I got the MoJavi Saddlebags yesterday and took them for a quick ride around home. I like ‘em.” – David Haynes

Thanks David!