Only a few more weeks until the 8th Annual Giant Loop Ride! There are still spots available, but they are filling up quick. Be sure to book before May 1st to get the pre-sale price. We hope to see you out there!
You can sign up here,
Get em while they’re hot! 🔥
Pre order the new tail rack to reserve one from the first production run! If you reserve your order you will receive free shipping and a FREE gift included!
The tail rack bolts to the plastic rear fender creating solid anchor points for Giant Loop gear.
2018 recap of Giant Loop’s export business. New importers in Netherlands, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil, China (yes, we are shipping American-made products to China!), Norway, Belgium and Mongolia. Plus, the countries where we already had established importers: Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, India, Indonesia, Sweden, Laos, Poland, Italy, New Zealand, Colombia, Kenya, Japan, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia and Finland.
These companies seek us out. Not too shabby for a tiny company from Bend, Oregon USA! Our friend Austin Vince once told us that “if you’re famous outside your own country, then you’re doing something right.”
Here’s to the next Decade of Adventure at Giant Loop!
GL Riders Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris) traveled The Americas for four years on their motorcycles, the past year-plus with Giant Loop gear after they realized that lighter and simpler is truly better! Here’s their photo essay featured in BIKE (UK) magazine’s latest January 2019 issue.
Two Wheeled Nomad’s Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing System on Suzuki DR650 and BMW F800GS:
Great Basin Saddlebags – nearly 70 liters of waterproof, ultra tough, lightweight, stable storage, no luggage racks or mounts required
Possibles Pouches – external waterproof pockets for Saddlebags and engine guards
Tillamook Dry Bags – double-end access waterproof gear storage with integrated anchor strap system, backpack shoulder straps
Fandango Pro Tank Bag – waterproof, slim, trim, 8-liter bag with electronics pass-through, clear map pocket, quick fuel access
Giant Loop Self Distributes in Canada
Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear Innovator Seeks Canadian Dealers
(BEND, OREGON USA) After nearly a decade of steady, incremental sales growth in Canada, Giant Loop has announced that the company will self-distribute in the Canadian powersports market. Giant Loop will service Canadian motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, side-by-side and ATV dealers directly from its warehouse and headquarters in Bend, Oregon USA. Currently, more than 20 Canadian dealers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario import Giant Loop products for their retail customers. In 2019, Giant Loop plans to target the Canadian powersports market by exhibiting at select motorcycle shows and events as part of a comprehensive marketing strategy intended to aggressively expand business in this key North American market.
“Since launching in 2008, we have viewed Giant Loop as an international business, and Canada has consistently been among our top export markets,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop’s owner and founder. “By working directly with Canadian dealers we can reduce the landed cost of our products there, helping to compensate for the currency exchange rate difference between our dollars, as well as for the taxes and international shipping expenses.”
Giant Loop invites Canadian dealers to contact them for a dealer application, special Canadian dealer pricing and other details to get set up as an authorized Giant Loop dealer. Contact Giant Loop sales at +1 458-206-9113.
Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, side-by-side, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from select powersports dealers in the USA and Canada, and via Tucker Rocky Distributing and Western Power Sports in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
Join us for our annual customer appreciation event, when we blow out Giant Loop gear at RIDICULOUS prices – and celebrate with local friends including DrinkTanks, Kreft Moto, CascadeSnowbike and more to be confirmed! Blems, closeouts, seconds and more! 20% off all camping gear. Select in-store specials. And this year, we’re inviting friends to come and sell too. Got a bike for sell? Apparel, parts, trailer? You can join us by simply making a $20 suggested donation to the Kurt Caselli Foundation (contact us for details 458-206-9113).
PHOTO CAPTION: Team Giant Loop with 2018 Nifty 50 award. Right to left: Paul Robson (production manager), Brad Davis (designer/engineer), Trey Bracelin (shipping and receiving), Ryan Egusquiza (sales and customer service), Harold Olaf Cecil (owner and founder).
(BEND, OREGON USA) For the fifth consecutive year, expedition gear innovator Giant Loop has won a Powersports Business “Nifty 50” award for best new products. For 2018, it’s Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount, an ultralight, rugged, stable, quick-connect, quick-release, lockable solution for motorcycle soft luggage and equipment. Constructed of aluminum with a black powder coated finish, stainless steel hardware and a key lock mechanism, GL Pannier Mounts weigh just 3.6 lbs. per pair, including spare keys. In keeping with the company’s minimalist “go light, go fast, go far” design philosophy, GL Pannier Mounts feature just two moving parts, an anchor clasp and a lock, both of which are accessible without having to reach inside motorcycle luggage.
Although specifically designed for Giant Loop’s rack-mounted motorcycle soft luggage, Round The World Panniers and MotoTrekk Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts offer remarkably versatile solutions for attaching gear to motorcycle side luggage racks. Pre-drilled holes provide easy installation of RotoPax® gas cans, water cans and accessories, and strap slots enable virtually any other gear, tools or bags, to be secured to the GL Pannier Mounts with Giant Loop’s heavy-duty stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps.
GL Pannier Mounts are currently compatible with most side luggage rack designs featuring flat, vertical hoops constructed of 16-18mm round tubing. Examples include Givi Outback, Touratech pannier racks and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OE luggage racks (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options will be available soon. Sold as a set of two with four keys included, GL Pannier Mounts cost $299 USA MSRP (part number PNTM-18R) and $329 USA MSRP with the BMW R1200R GS Adventure adapters (part number PNMT-GSA).
Past “Nifty 50” award winners from Giant Loop include: Fandango Pro Tank Bag (2014), Tracker Packer emergency beacon holster (2015), Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder (2016) and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top (2017).
GIANT LOOP: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ADVENTURE, 2008-2018
Since 2008, Giant Loop has been a leading innovator inmotorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g. Timbersled), ATVs, UTVs, Side-By-Sides and overland 4x4s, as well as paddlesports, bicycling and outdoor recreation. Giant Loop’s new GL Pannier Mounts and entire product line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, select retailers in the USA and Canada and Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.
Six WPS Warehouse Locations Service More Than 10,000 Dealers Across the USA
Giant Loop has added Western Power Sports as a wholesale distributor in the USA. Based in Boise, Idaho and founded in 1960, Western Power Sports (WPS) distributes more than 130,000 products, including offroad and street motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft parts and accessories, to over 10,000 dealers nationwide. WPS is among the fastest growing nation-wide delivery systems for powersports industry products, with regional warehouse locations in Idaho, California, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Texas.
Giant Loop presents its product line next week at the 2018 WPS National Sales Meeting in Boise, January 12-13. “Both companies rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Giant Loop and Western Power Sports share a passion for the outdoors and recreation across a spectrum of vehicle types and platforms, making them an excellent cultural fit,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner/founder, Giant Loop. “We look forward to opening this new chapter in Giant Loop’s growth and development as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a company in 2018.”
Founded in 2008 in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures award winning, expedition proven motorcycle saddlebags, panniers, dry bags and tank bags, snowmobile and snow bike tunnel bags, racing fuel bladders, holsters for personal emergency locator beacons and gear for extreme overland travel. From its origins in adventure motorcycle travel, Giant Loop has expanded into bicycle packing, snow sports, paddlesports, ATV/UTV and 4×4 markets.
Giant Loop products are sold in its GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, via dealers across the USA and internationally at dealers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Giant Loop is also distributed in the USA by Tucker Rocky.
Fastway by Pro Moto Billet All Weather Shields
Giant Loop collaborated with Pro Moto Billet on these Fastway private labeled All Weather Shields, a branded version of our Bushwacker Handguards. Combinethe hand guards with rigid guards/deflectors and heated grips for the ultimate protection against the elements. Ride safer and longer with warm, dry and clean hands and controls. Essential gear for motorcycles, snow bikes and snowmobiles.
Pro Moto Billet is based in the Boise, ID, and we have enjoyed a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration with them for many years.
Interesting in branding our products with your logo? With minimum order quantities, many of Giant Loop products have custom logos and graphics applied.
Contact us for details: 458-206-9113
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2017
New Winter 2017-2018 Giant Loop Snow Bike and Snowmobile Gear Collection
Expedition Quality Packing Systems and Equipment for Extreme Conditions, Designed in Bend, Oregon
(BEND, OREGON USA) For the winter 2017-2018 season, Giant Loop expands its adventure proof packing systems and gear solutions for snow bikes — including Timbersled, Camso, Yeti, MotoTrax and other conversions — and for snow mobiles, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, professionals and guides. The Giant Loop Snow collection features a range of seven new products plus extreme winter-tested favorites.
New Possibles Pouch
For snow bikes and snow mobiles, Giant Loop’s new waterproof, snow proof, roll-top Possibles Pouch offers 3.5 liters of storage, rugged RF-welded construction, multiple lash points for a variety of anchor points and includes a pair of webbing anchor and compression straps. Perfect for snow bike and snowmobile tunnels, lashes to other gear or stows inside a backpack for waterproof storage. USA MSRP $50.
New GL Fender Bag / Number Plate Bag
Giant Loop added its super tough Rubber Boa Straps to its waterproof/snowproof Possibles Pouch to make the ultimate Fender Bag and Number Plate Bag for snow bikes. Straps on, stays on. Compatible with virtually all dirt bike plastic fenders and number plates. USA MSRP $65.
New Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach SE + Explorer
Every backcountry traveler should consider carrying a satellite-enabled tracker and emergency beacon when adventure calls beyond cell phone range. Giant Loop’s ruggedized Tracker Packer holster enables users to wear the Garmin inReach SE and Explorer two-way satellite communicators securely attached to a backpack strap, keeping the emergency beacon within reach for the user or visible and accessible for first on the scene assistance. Also available: Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 and Tracker Packer for Delorme inReach SE/Explorer. USA MSRP $50.
New GL Lift Strap
Heavy-duty webbing lift strap with steel tri-glide fasteners attaches to snow bike fork tubes, snowmobile bumpers and just about anywhere else a sure grip is required to help pull a riding buddy out of a tight spot, assist with loading, etc. Features custom Giant Loop molded rubber handle for lifting comfort. USA MSRP $15.
New Pronghorn Straps XL
Extra beefy 1-inch-wide Pronghorn Straps XL feature stamped aluminum fasteners and a strong connection created by tension that makes these color coded tan 22-inch and blue 32-inch long an essential part of every backcountry traveler’s kit. Pronghorn Straps have towed snow mobiles, splinted wounds, secured skis/snowboards and helped in countless other ways. Also available in ¾-inch-wide models in gray 15-, orange 20- and red 25-inch color coded lengths. USA MSRP $40 for pair of XL 32-inch; $38 for pair of XL 22”.
New 2-Gallon, 3-Gallon, 5-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder
Giant Loop’s new 2-gallon, 3-gallon and 5-gallong Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders conveniently transport hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container. Rolls up or packs flat when empty, the Gas Bags weigh a fraction of other fuel container. Also available in a 1-gallon version, Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders provide a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses. Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Oregon. NOTE: 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. Available exclusively from Giant Loop consumer-direct. USA MSRP coming soon.
Revelstoke Tunnel Bag for Snow Bikes and Snowmobiles
Compact, lightweight and super rugged, the waterproof/snowproof Revelstoke Tunnel Bag secures 24 liters of backcountry essentials and emergency supplies to the snow bike or snow mobile tunnel, taking the weight out of a backpack and eliminating excuses for venturing into winter wilds without emergency and survival kits packed on sled or snow bike. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.
Torngat Tunnel Bag for Snowmobiles
Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides, wrote in Off-Piste magazine, “. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.” The roll-top Torngat Tunnel Bag offers backcountry travelers, professionals and guides 37 liters of waterproof/snowproof, rugged, stable, compressible/expandable, gear storage for snowmobile tunnels. Features include an external mesh zippered pocket, gear divider and sleeves inside, heavy-duty D-ring lash points, daisy chain anchors with reflective trim, integrated compression and anchor straps. Includes stainless steel hardware and GL Mounts. Limited quantity available. USA MSRP $99.
Giant Loop’s motorcycle experience transitions seamlessly to snow bikes, with many designs from the Giant Loop Moto line crossing over to winter including Bushwackers Hand Guards, GL Mounts, Rubber Boa Straps, Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap, GL Sleeping Sheath, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, MoJavi Saddlebag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and others.
Giant Loop’s Snow line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, and online at www.giantloopsnow.com. Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from select powersports dealers in the USA and Canada, and via Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com/product-category/giant-loop-snow/ or www.giantloopsnow.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
Giant Loop Welcomes Motolao as an International Distributor
Motolao offers 1-14 day adventures on motorcycles and 4x4s in Laos. Their tours are offered to all abilities of rider with at least some dirt experience.
The terrain these tours go though is spectacular. It will make you start dreaming about your next international moto vacation. Winter is coming, after all.
Don’t see a video? Click here to be directed to Motolao’s You Tube Channel.
When they’re not guiding tours, the Motolao staff are putting Giant Loop gear through the paces, as muddy jungle tracks and river crossings are a regular occurrence on their personal rides.
We’re always excited to see our gear being used hard on the harshest of rides. We’re stoked to have Motolao on board to put it to test not just on their personal rides but in a rental setting where it is being used on multi-day trips over and over.
The new Great Basin Roll Top was featured in the most recent version of UpShift magazine. If you haven’t checked it out this new adventure moto e-zine take a look and subscribe! Stunning photography, cohesive gear reviews and interesting world travel stories.
Thanks, Upshift for the great review.
Our new roll top version of the tried and true Great Basin is getting a ton of positive feedback. The bag is now easier to pack without wrestling zippers and is even more weathertight than ever. Each bag comes equipped with three seam-welded saddlebag dry pods, equipped with air purge valves for ease of packing.
“The Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top has proven to be a fully dependable means of securely hauling gear during even the most adventurous outings. The materials, design and functionality provide confidence that vital gear will arrive undamaged, no matter the conditions, successfully fulfilling the company’s mantra: “go light, go fast, go far.”
The July issue of UpShift also features a great piece on local guide company High Desert Adventures and some choice shots of riding around Prineville and Bend.
Bend-based Giant Loop Opens New, Expanded Retail Showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop
Fun Hogs + Explorers Open House, Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6
Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop will open a new, expanded retail showroom, the Giant Loop Adventure Shop, at its Bend base of operations, located at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6, Bend, OR 97703. The GL Adventure Shop offers a community hub for explorers and fun hogs, with meticulously curated ultralight camping, gear and tools as well as the full Giant Loop product line on display and available for test fitting and purchase. All fun hogs and explorers are invited to an Open House on Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 6 pm, at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6 in Bend. Beverages, snacks, prizes and smiles will be served.
In recent years, Giant Loop has expanded its product design and development scope to focus on expedition quality gear for extreme conditions outdoor pursuits, such as snowmobiling, snow biking, paddlesports, ultralight camping, backcountry and adventure travel. “Go light. Go fast. Go far.” is GL’s motto and company philosophy. Giant Loop’s product design, prototyping and testing, as well as shipping, receiving, warehouse operations, sales and marketing are based at the Bend location. Since the company’s 2008 start in a downtown Bend office space, it has grown into a total of three, 1300-sq-ft commercial work bays its current location.
Four times the size of the current warehouse showroom, the GL ADV Shop takes its design cues from abandoned homestead cabins in the high desert of eastern Oregon, using reclaimed pallet wood and branding iron accents as the backdrop. Displays feature paddlesports, camping, snow sports, ATV/UTV/4×4, as well as fully equipped dualsport and adventure motorcycles. Bend native Gary Cecil’s 1964 Honda CB77 Superhawk is a center piece — the motorcycle Giant Loop’s owner Harold Olaf Cecil first rode with his dad as a passenger at age 3, cementing a lifelong passion for travel and exploration on two wheels.
Founded in Bend in 2008, Giant Loop has built a reputation in off-road motorcycling as the go-to brand for hardcore adventure. Cycle World Magazine wrote in November 2015 that “The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found is from Giant Loop…. There are cheaper solutions to carrying stuff, but these American-made pieces have been over mountains and across deserts with no issues.”
Giant Loop’s adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, ATV, UTV, SxS, 4×4 and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from powersports dealers across the USA via Tucker Rocky Distributing, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For inspiration, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com. Or call 888-358-8347.
Giant Loop Rider: Lauren Trantham’s Ride My Road – Operation Keanu
Check out Giant Loop Rider Lauren Trantham’s latest project! Go girl! Keanu Reeves better accept that invitation. Support this excellent work benefitting domestic survivors of domestic sex trafficking at Ride My Road.
Last year, Lauren Trantham rode 10k miles on her Ducati Monster – equipped with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag – across America raising $55k for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Now she has been invited to an Anti Sex Trafficking Gala in Phoenix, Arizona on April 29, 2017 and she needs a date. #operationkeanu
Possibles Pouch – NEW 2017 DESIGN! SHIPS MARCH 1, 2017 — AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
UPDATED FOR 2017! The NEW roll top Possibles Pouch™ is now RF-welded, 100% waterproof, dustproof, mudproof, snowproof and a roomy 3-liters in volume — enough capacity for a full set of tire irons, a spare tube, 2-liter fuel canister or anything else riders need to secure any vehicle for adventure – motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike (Timbersled, MotoTrax, etc.), ATV, UTV, 4×4, boat or SUP.
Giant Loop’s super rugged, universal gear pocket, the Possibles Pouch™ adds easy access storage capacity to Giant Loop’s Saddlebags and Panniers, as well as anchoring to engine guards, crash bars, tail racks — and any other secure attachment point on virtually any motorcycle make or model. Includes 2 heavy-duty webbing and thumb-lock buckle straps, and webbing daisy chain loops to provide many options for securely attaching the Possibles Pouch.
Available as Possibles Pouch only or in combination with our stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps, which increase the attachment options for a variety of bikes.
Named for the leather pouches carried by frontier explorers to keep critical gear, or “possibles,” in one handy location. The Possibles Pouch is perfect for the many relatively small, lightweight motorcycling essentials: 21″ front inner tube, snacks, beverages, gloves and tools.
Add the Traveler Shoulder Strap to make a handy shoulder bag for off-bike adventures.
The Giant Loop Possibles Pouch also can used in conjunction with Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag, mounting in top center position.
SPECS & FEATURES
- Volume: 3 liters
- Dimensions: 10.5″ x 5.5″ x 3″
- Includes 2 heavy duty webbing and thumb-lock buckle straps
- Multiple daisy chain webbing lash points
- 500D PVC tarpaulin body
- Roll-top closure with side release buckles
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
Giant Loop sponsored these his and hers motorcycle inspired fashions in the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show last night in Bend. Our friend Mayra Aguilar Stearns designed these playful outfits from fabric remnants, damaged Saddlebags and Panniers and other reclaimed and salvaged materials. Standing to the right, the model is wearing a design created from used motorcycle inner tubes, sponsored by The Motoshop. The show is a fundraiser for the REALMS (Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School).
NEW 2017 Pronghorn Straps XL: 1″ wide straps in 22″ (sand) and 32″ (blue) lengths (sold as set of 2)!
Every motorcyclist, sledhead, snow biker, 4x4er and ATV/UTV/SXSer needs a handful of these multi-purpose, stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps with virtually unbreakable fasteners. You’ll find a million uses for these quick, solid, tough straps. We’ve been using them for years to secure everything from luggage to water and fuel bottles to our Bushwackers Hand Guards. Use a set of 20″ Pronghorn Straps to turn the Giant Loop Possibles Pouch into a super tough engine guard bag, or lash Possibles Pouches to the legs of our original biomorphic horseshoe shaped Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag to make quick access external pockets for tools and tire repair kit. We’ve had customers use the Pronghorn Straps to secure camera tripods, splint an injury and tow a snowmobile. Send us pics of how you use your Pronghorn Straps!
Sold in packages of 2, available in five color-coded sizes with Giant Loop’s iconic cow skull graphic and our design mantra: “Go Light. Go Fast. Go Far.”
Named for the Pronghorn (often called an antelope, which is an African animal and not related to the American Pronghorn) indigenous to the American West, fast, tough and able to withstand the harsh environments of the Great Basin.
6th Annual Giant Loop Ride, June 2-4, 2017 at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon
Join us for an adventure motorcycle rally weekend at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, our basecamp for exploring the wonders of eastern Oregon’s high desert backcountry. This is a great way to get a taste of the amazing riding here in Oregon – and to meet some new riding friends. All bike types and riders are welcome! SPACE IS LIMITED – YOUR DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT!
PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CHECK, SO YOU RECEIVE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE RIDE, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR EMAIL LIST WITH THE ADDRESS YOU CHECK MOST FREQUENTLY!
Register now to reserve your spot by paying a $100 refundable deposit. The deposit will be refunded if you cancel by April 30 (we have to provide a headcount for camping and food, and we get charged even if you don’t show).
Or, commit now with the full $300 reservation, and you’re in with nothing more to worry about.
Non-Riders Half Price
All licensed riders on street-legal bike types welcome – dual sport, adventure touring – and you can ride your own route or choose from a variety of routes and form your own groups to suit most any bike and rider skill level.
This is not a guided trip, your fees cover:
* Two nights of no-hookups camping and hot springs access (if you want RV hookups or cabins, please contact Crystal Crane Hot Springs directly to make reservations)
* Silipint drinkware
* Two catered dinners, two catered breakfasts, snacks and beverages (more details below)
* GPS tracks
* Medical support provided by Adventure Medics
Watch your email for more details and updates!
Here’s the TENTATIVE the schedule:
Friday, June 2
* Dirt First clinic (details TBD)
* Adventure Medics will offer a free 1-hour first aid clinic (details TBD)
* Brief GPS and navigation clinic specific to Saturday’s riding (details TBD – volunteer navigation/GPS coordinator needed!)
* As riders arrive they will get signed in and receive SiliPints, set up camp, etc. No-hookups camping is included for Friday and Saturday night – other accommodations and additional nights must be arranged with Crystal Crane Hot Springs
* Route maps will be available for review, and there will be a computer set up to load in GPS tracks. Riders should form a group of three or more, and decide on routes on Friday.
* We’ll tap the keg and have some wine and snacks available before dinner
* First scheduled event will be catered Dinner. We’ve hired the same Burns-based caterer who does food for the BMWRO’s Chief Joseph Rally
* Prep bikes and riders for Saturday – best to have a FULL tank of gas ready for ride out Saturday morning
Saturday, June 3
* Coffee will be on early
* Breakfast at 7
* Ride! This BIG country, so you’ll want all of the daylight available – everyone is on their own for lunch
* Return to camp for snacks and beverages
* Catered dinner
* Campfire and prizes/awards
* Hot springs soaking and stories of the day’s sights and adventures
Sunday, June 4
* Coffee, breakfast
* Break camp
* Ride home – or off to another adventure
* See you next year!
Important Details about the 6th Annual Giant Loop Ride:
* All riders are expected to be self-sufficient and equipped with all tools and supplies needed to be safe and comfortable.
* For your registration fee, Giant Loop is providing food, beverage and commemorative drink ware – all provided and delivered on private lands.
* This is not a paid guided trip. Riders are free to choose any route they wish to ride, and riders are responsible for all required permits, licenses, etc.
* Route suggestions and GPS tracks are provided free of charge for your convenience.
* This is some of the most rugged and remote country in the lower 48 states. We recommend using a SPOT tracker or similar device for self-rescue. Cell phone coverage is unreliable in rural Oregon. There are no support vehicles, and many available routes are far from medical and mechanical help. Consider signing up for and emergency service provider, such as Air Link or Life Flight. Here’s a good PDF article discussing the details and relative merits of these service providers.
* Unpaid volunteers will be available to facilitate forming groups of riders with similar skills, bike types and interests, but riders are responsible for themselves, are free to choose any route they wish to ride and are free to ride with any other riders – or by themselves as individuals.
Customer Review: “Can’t Sing Enough Praises” About Coyote Saddlebag + Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag on Suzuki DRZ400
“I am about to make a bold statement.”
“I finally got a chance to camp with my new Coyote Roll Top Saddlebag and Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag. It’s easily the best setup I have ever owned for dual sport and I’ve damn near owned them all at this point. Can’t wait to see where you guys go with your items in the future. I can say, please keep making roll tops, and please keep the current dry bags. Really awesome features in my opinion. I noticed all the straps are about as twice as thick as any other brand I have used as well. I beat my bike to death and none of this stuff ever moved. The saddlebags already have a few drops on them and I ran into a tree with the right side too. Can’t even see a mark on it anywhere. I also noticed I can put the saddlebags super far back. I never noticed it touching my butt or back the entire time, even riding whoops standing up, and this is with a hydration pack on. This is probably the first time I’ve camped with a setup and didn’t come home not liking something about it. Seriously, can’t sing enough praises.“
“In these photos, I am packed with everything needed to tent camp basically indefinitely off the bike. I love that everything is in one place and not in 3 or 4 different bags strapped awkwardly on the back of the bike. Very clean.”
Sneak Preview: 2nd Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale, Tomorrow, November 12, 9-Noon, Bend, Oregon
2nd Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale, Tomorrow, November 12, 9-Noon, Bend, Oregon! Come by our shop for deals and steals on demos, blems, reconditioned, samples, closeouts and other motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, outdoors, paddlesports, mountain bike, ATV/UTV, 4×4 gear – all at fantastic prices. Plus, we’ll have a drawing for a Giant Loop Zigzag Handlebar Bag. Thanks – and see you there!! Come by our shop for deals and steals on demos, blems, reconditioned, samples, closeouts and other motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike, outdoors, paddlesports, mountain bike, ATV/UTV, 4×4 gear – all at fantastic prices. Plus, we’ll have a drawing for a Giant Loop Zigzag Handlebar Bag. Coffee and tea on us – see you there!
Stuff sacks, dry bags, tank bags, saddlebags, panniers, heat shields, motorcycle parts, blems, demos, NOS, reconditions, displays, closeouts – all at prices to reward our local customers and friends. See you tomorrow, November 12, 9am-Noon at our new showroom space #6 at 63025 O. B. Riley Road – just north of Sawyer Park. Coffee and tea on the house.
2nd Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale: Saturday, November 12, 9am-Noon
Deals like these come just once a year. If you love playing in the outdoors, you’ll flip for bargain basement prices on close outs, blems, demos, displays and reconditions. Gear for snow, water and dirt on all vehicles.
At our Bend, Oregon showroom: 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 6 – across the street from the Bend International School and KTVZ.
Gear for motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes, boats, 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, paddleboards, kayaks, adventure travel.
4th Annual BAJA RALLY, October 10-15 2016
Giant Loop has been a proud supporter of the Baja Rally since its first running. We equip the Baja Rally’s medical support crew with our MEDIC MoJavi Saddlebags and other support riders with our STAFF MoJavi Saddlebags.
Live Streaming, Tracking and Daily Updates:
4th Annual BAJA RALLY, October 10-15
Watch BAJA RALLY 20016 Live All Week
Live Streaming, Live Tracking and Daily Video Highlights On www.bajarallymoto.com. Each day for 5 days, race fans worldwide will stay up to date with all the action and drama as it unfolds!
4th Annual BAJA RALLY – The fastest growing motorsports event in North America spans the entire week of October 9th to 15th with Live Streaming Video, Live Tracking and daily highlight videos. Engines will roar as the sun breaks the darkness in the horizon, and the 80 competitors from 13 countries will take their first green flags Tuesday October 11 from “Restaurante Acambaro” at 9:00AM PDT. Don’t miss any of the blood, sweat and tears spilled onto the 1,500-mile racecourse this year! Watch the riders blaze down the Baja Peninsula from our Live Streaming and Tracking Pages then check out our Instagram and Facebook pages regularly for photo, news and video updates!
ABOUT BAJA RALLY
The BAJA RALLY is the first and only FIM style navigation rally raid in the Mexican State of Baja, CA. Modeled after the world famous DAKAR RALLY, the BAJA RALLY has been endorsed by federal, state and municipal governments as an “eco-adventure” racing competition because of its low impact on the environment and through cooperation with federal regulators. Four years since its inception, the BAJA RALLY is branded as a human experience designed to test racers’ stamina, skill and mechanical prowess.
SnoWest Features Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap in September Issue
“The Giant Loop tow strap is designed with loops on each end sewn with military-spec thread and can be hitched around a tree, bumper, etc. It can also be used for foot peg to foot peg or other motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and snow bike towing techniques.”
Many of our Giant Loop products can easily make the jump from summer motor sports to winter. The Ballistic Tow Strap is rugged enough to tow snowmobiles out of even the deepest snow.
Go light. Go fast. Go far.
Giant Loop Customers ‘Ride the Divide’
Giant Loop customers, Brian Shaney and Dave Wenk, have been featured in Road Runner Magazine’s September/October issue. The two took on the ultimate challenge to ride the Continental Divide on a Honda XR650L and a Suzuki DR-Z400S. They started in northern Montana and will ultimately end at the Mexican border. Stage One, featured in this article saw them launching the trip in Eureka, MT and finishing in Rawlins, Wyoming. They navigated the Montana back country, rode along Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, made friends with lizards, got their bones shaken by intense washboard gravel, visited a ghost town, and carved through herds of cattle, all in only the first three states of the trip.
Brian and Dave’s bikes are equipped with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag. Knowing that if they were going to on a hardcore journey like this, they needed some hardcore gear. Both bags are wrap around saddlebags that are waterproof and have 39-60 liters of carrying capacity respectivly. Rugged gear for rugged back road trips. This kind of trip is exactly what these bags were designed for, and we’re thrilled to see them trusted on such an epic adventure.
No matter where you’re going next, go light, go fast, go far.
Dream Roll 2016 Success Album
To say the Dream Roll 2016 was a success would be a gross understatement. Between motorcycle camping with no boys allowed, bike rides to waterfalls, tattoos in tents, free beer, and the biggest group of badass women you’ve ever seen, this weekend is one we’ll never be able to forget, even if we tried. It took place on the Flying L Ranch near Mount Adams, Washington from August 12-14 with about 200 women in attendance. Here’s a small peek into the best trip of the year:
The best crew consisted of a few women from The Litas-Bend, as well as some new friends from California. In addition to having the best crew, the best gear was also necessary. I took Giant Loop’s Honda CB500X, Diablo Tank Bag Pro, Great Basin Saddlebag, Pronghorn Straps, Possibles Pouch, Coyote Dry Pods, Tillamook Dry Bag, and Sleeping Sheath.
I packed all my clothes and food into the Dry Pods in the Great Basin, my sleeping bag, pad and sheath into the Tillamook, spare tools in the Possibles, and phone, camera, GoPro, water, and snacks into the Diablo, all packed nice and tidy on the Honda. Everything was secure the whole ride, not a single issue; the weight was nice and low, too, so I wasn’t being thrown around in the wind or thrown off balance in the beautiful Washington twisties.
The tank bag, I realized, is deceivingly large. As the smallest of the tank bags Giant Loop offers, I was skeptical, but only until I tried it. It fit my DSLR camera, phone, wallet, snacks, headphones, water bottle, AND GoPro all at once with no problem. We stopped at a gas station where I got more snacks and another water bottle, before I realized I didn’t think I had any room left. But I was wrong, I ended up fitting everything in without even straining the zipper!
Another unexpected savior was the sleeping sheath. I don’t have a tent, so I posted up in a hammock and sleeping bag under the trees, with the sleeping sheath still in the Great Basin, since I thought I wouldn’t need it. Then a fat bug fell onto me from the tree I was under, and I ran for the sheath! I zipped it up and over me and my sleeping bag, folded the top back so the mesh was over my face instead, and I swung under the stars and watched the meteor shower without fear of bugs falling on my face. It’s super lightweight, takes up almost no space, and keeps the critters out.
I met some of the absolute raddest chicks this weekend! Shout out to Ria the Welder who welds AMAZING custom sissy bars. Check out her Instagram to see her work. Then there’s Killer Kelly, who makes t-shirts that say “Support Badass Babes” and sells them on her Instagram. She’s just starting out, so message her and order a tee for only $16, and watch as she grows into an operation that sponsors badass babes in their badass adventures. Another shout out to Hinterland Empire and Wasted Times for some super cool women selling some super cool gear.
Thanks to all the sponsors, including Women’s Moto Exhibit, and everyone involved for organizing the experience of a lifetime. This is only the second year the Dream Roll has been put on, so there are many more to come! This weekend getaway is one for the books and one that we’re all going to come back to again and again. I’ve been riding for 5 years now, but never got the true biker experience by being part of a community of motorcyclists outside my dad and brother. But after this weekend I’ve found my motorcycle community and finally consider myself to be a real biker. Thanks to all the amazing ladies who rode out and made the weekend an unforgettable event. Happy riding!
Motorcyclist Magazine Features Giant Loop Pronghorn Straps in Summer Gear Showcase
Thank you Motorcyclist Magazine for spotlighting Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps in the GEAR: Summer Travel section of the September 2016 issue. Motorcyclist featured Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps, which are available in 16″, 20″ and 26″ lengths with virtually unbreakable fasteners a grippy polyurethane that stretches just enough to make a dead solid connection, making them the perfect multi-use tie-downs for anything from soft luggage to water and fuel bottles.
Motorcyclist writes: “If you’ve grown tired of tying knots or scratching your bike’s paint with bungee-cord hooks, check out Giant Loop’s Pronghorn straps. These versatile cargo straps are a traveler’s best friend and perfect for securing all sorts of stuff to your bike. They’re available in various lengths in packs of two, starting at $16 a set.”
Whether you need the whole kit or just a few pieces, Giant Loop has you covered. The GL Cooking System Complete Kit includes these integrated components to provide an ultralight, super compact “go light, go fast, go far” camping culinary solution from the backyard to the backcountry.
Giant Loop Rider: 50 States + 1 World Record = Danell Lynn
GL rider Danell Lynn has earned the Guinness World Record for the Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country! She travelled over 48,000 miles over one year and is the first female solo rider to ever hold the record. Lynn rode her Triumph Bonneville equipped with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps, Rogue Dry Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag
You can read some articles about her trip in Cycle News and on Clutch & Chrome