“Woohooo! First time I’ve seen blue in the sky in almost 2 weeks. A great way to kick off the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride! A day early for the Rally and already have 222 miles in on some epic desert terrain.” — Dave Schelske @advnorthwest
And thanks Dave, for riding with Giant Loop!
Although it’s smoky in eastern Oregon, the Air Quality Index is better than most of the state, and the forecast is for conditions to improve…
To minimize breathing smoke, please truck or trailer your bike there if possible – your lungs will thank you. Fire danger is extreme everywhere, so be extra careful around dry grasses, etc. Wearing a face mask does help with the smoke – and anything is better than nothing, even if you don’t have an X-95 rated mask.
And thanks for riding with Giant Loop!
Currently the event is in standby. Stay tuned for more updates and pray for some rain!
Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer holsters in collaboration with the Kurt Caselli Foundation as part of its mission to improve the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry…
During September, we’re donating 100% of gross sales revenue for the Tracker Packer holsters to the Foundation to support its safety tools, training, scholarship and other key programs.
The safest way to carry and use a GPS-enabled emergency beacon is to secure the device to the user. In motorcycle accidents, bike and rider often separate. The rugged Tracker Packer holster ensures the device stays with the rider and is plainly visible to first-on-the-scene…
With the ability to check in, send messages via satellite and to summon SOS emergency rescue, devices like the SPOT Gen3 and Garmin inReach have become indispensible kit for every adventure beyond cell phone range.
We love this email from our friends at Dakota 600…
“I wanted to take the time to thank you for your continued support of The Dakota 600. With your generosity all riders leave with a very nice gift. I took home Mojavi Saddlebags and have very much enjoyed the size and versatility. Thank you again for your support!” — David Rossi
Thanks Dave — GL is proud to be part of it!
“The Great Basin Saddlebag is unrivaled. When all is said and done, it’s the universal fitment and versatility that puts Giant Loop’s flagship rockstar head and shoulders above the competition. You will benefit from putting this biomorphic saddlebag into your motorcycling life. And I speak from experience. Motorcycle Gear Hub’s seal of approval and most recommended! Buy the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag and grab either the Tillamook Dry Bag or the Rogue Dry Bag if you want to build an epic, quick-installing, rackless touring rig to live for weeks at a time on the road!” — Motorcycle Gear Hub
Thanks — we love Motorcycle Gear Hub!
Bison Skull Daily Tube by BlackStrap FREE with qualifying purchase!
Bison Skull Goggle Case by Tailgate Industries FREE with qualifying purchase!
Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 and Garmin inReach Mini – 100% donated to KC Foundation during September!
Possibles Pouch 20% off pre-orders for new First Aid version!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 9TH ANNUAL GIANT LOOP RIDE IS ON — LET’S GO
9th Annual Giant Loop Ride is September 18-20, 2020 in Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, USA…
Join us — over 170 people registered already, for the biggest dual sport event in Oregon!
This super rugged roll-top pocket integrates with GL saddlebags, panniers and dry bags to create external, easy access pockets, and it securely straps onto tail racks, engine guards, roll cages, raft frames and more. Essential kit for every outdoor adventure!
“When it comes to soft luggage, there are many options on the market, with a wide range of prices and features. Having returned from a weeklong trip with hard panniers and struggling with packing issues, I went looking for a set of soft luggage with more room than my current hard bags. I also wanted something with compartmented storage options that are easy to get on and off the bike. Enter the Giant Loop Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts.”
“These bags are heavy duty and the construction quality is on point. Once the bags were mounted to the GL Pannier Mounts, it only took a couple of minor adjustments to the mounting brackets and they locked up perfectly to the pannier racks already installed on my Africa Twin.”
“To remove the bags, it’s a simple one-handed operation and all it takes is a pull of the lever on the top of the mount, and they lift right off with the handle built into the luggage. The total weight of both bags and mounts comes in at 15 pounds, about five pounds less than my current hard panniers, which don’t have a quick-release mount.” — Aaron Demo, ADV Motorcycle
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 9TH ANNUAL GIANT LOOP RIDE IS ON — LET’S GO!
9th Annual Giant Loop Ride is September 18-20, 2020 in Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, USA…
Deadline is Friday for a cancellation/refund and to sign up without paying the extra $50 for late registration.
We’ll have to do things a little differently this year, and we do need everyone’s full support and cooperation following State of Oregon mandated precautions, such as maintaining social distancing guidelines in camping areas, and the newly updated soaking pond. Mask required indoors. No self-service beverages in reusable containers. Minor stuff. A trifling inconvenience at most…
REFUND DEADLINE IS NOW! Extended until FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 — REQUEST A REFUND HERE
We are happy to issue a refund on your deposit or payment, or you may leave it as a credit on your account to apply toward a purchase or future ride. But please do it now, because we have to give Francis at The Smokin’ Pit a headcount for his signature BBQ chicken and smoked prime rib dinners…
BUT THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN US — SIGN UP HERE
We have more than 150 people registered and we will continue to accept sign ups through this Friday. After that, an additional $50 Late Registration fee applies.
WE NEED YOUR FULL COOPERATION
For the health and safety of all, we follow these guidelines and we need 100% compliance and cooperation from all riders in order to make the Giant Loop Ride happen this year.
OSHA General Guidance for All Workers and Employers:
— Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
— Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
— Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
— Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
— Stay home if sick.
— Recognize personal risk factors. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.
And for the protection of eastern Oregon’s rural population, please respect these State of Oregon mandates:
— Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.
— Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.
Terrific article about GL Ambassador Donni Reddington’s school for women dirt bikers posted by Ted Edwards at Road Dirt…“Wanted to share with you guys this article ‘Women Teaching Women To Ride Motorcycles’ that was just published about Skool of Moto. Cheers!” — Donni Reddington
New this year, Giant Loop is including our 25-inch stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps as the quick adjusting, easy on and off rear anchor for the Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag and Klamath Tail Rack Pack. Included Fender Hooks provide almost universal fitment on a wide range of motorcycle makes and models – dirt bike, dual sport, adventure touring and even street bikes like scramblers and nakeds.
Giant Loop is offering some great deals in July. Summer is in full effect — time to ride!
Free Advarmoto Camera Gear Divider Kit for 12 lucky riders!
As a reward for subscribing to our email, here’s a special we are offering nowhere else: Purchase GL’s legendary Fandango Tank Bag and get a free Advarmoto Camera Gear Divider Kit, designed specifically to protect lenses, bodies and accessories inside world traveled Fandango Tank Bag…
“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!
“Here’s the epic horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebag, serving as a motorcycle luggage solution. Without doubt, I only have good words for your products, your company and your team. Having collaborated and continuing to collaborate with so-many brands, I can readily see who are serious about their products and who aren’t. Many thanks as usual. Stay safe!” — Roy Lopez
Thanks for the great review, Roy — Go light. Go fast. Go far!
Keep an eye out for this beautiful adventure travel article by Guinness World Record holder and Giant Loop Ambassador Danell Lynn in Issue 36 of OutdoorX4. Written and photographed by Danell, “Colonial Mexico” recounts her travels on her trusty Triumph Bonneville “Amelia”…
Danell rides with Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag and Rogue Dry Bag on this journey, keeping it a little lighter these days than her world record setting ride of all 50 states in a single year — “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country” — she is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.
“Giant Loop was my first and only bag choice as the ride began its planning. I am so pleased with it. The ease of use, and complete dryness of my gear through downpours, will keep me coming back to Giant Loop.” — Danell Lynn
We are proud to play a role in Danell’s incredible travels. She puts GL products to a degree of testing that would take most riders many years to equal. Her spirit matches our mission as a brand and company. Cheers, Danell!
Pick up a copy of OutdoorX4 and subscribe!
GL friend Alberto Mancuso of the company O2Riders based in Spain sold his first rally kit to a USA customer!
O2Riders is now offering these beautiful Spanish-made rally kits for KTM and Husqvarna enduro and adventure models. Bluetooth roadbook controls and other trick bits in the works. Currently, the website is in Spanish and Italian. English version coming soon…
Buena suerte Alberto!
“I’m very happy with the solution and highly recommend it to any adventure rider who goes off-road, but in fact it has a lot of value for road touring due to its low weight and narrow profile.” — Yuval Naveh
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Please join us next Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm Pacific (U.S.A.) for a special edition of Garage Night Bend – a YouTube Live conversation with David Darcy of Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV and Steve Smith from Adventure Moto…
Yamaha’s much anticipated new Ténéré 700 has finally arrived in North America. Although we’re just seeing the first production of the Ténéré 700 here in North America, our friends Dave and Steve in Australia have spent more than a year riding and testing this bike!
Log on to YouTube using a Gmail account and submit questions to participate in the discussion and get their firsthand insights.
Cycle News is a free subscription digital magazine, legendary for being the go-to tabloid riders pick up for race results and one of the first publications to go fully digital. We’re excited to have news of our newly redesigned Pronghorn Straps up on the site…
photo: Alberto Lara
“First timer last year. Thanks Giant Loop for hosting such a great event. Fantastic rides and great venue.” — Thom D.