All Things Motorcycle at Overland Expo West

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Grab your helmet and join us at Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona on May 20-22, 2022. Overland Expo’s classes, gear, and community pair perfectly with high desert adventure riding, making for an unforgettable weekend in Northern Arizona. Flagstaff is a motorcycle destination for riders of all stripes, and Overland Expo is chock full of inspiration to kickstart your riding season.

Get Trained

Classes are the cornerstone of Overland Expo. Between hands-on riding and engaging classroom sessions, we’ve got education programs to prepare you for all your adventure ambitions. 

All attendees are welcome to join our classroom sessions at West. Swing over to the ADVMoto Skills Area (formerly known as the Moto Demo Tent) for practical classes about maintenance, roadside repairs, and tire changing in the field. Head over to the Gaia GPS Backcountry Skills area or the Around the World Pavilion to learn helpful tips and hear inspiring stories from other two-wheeled adventurers. The full class list is coming soon– stay tuned.

If you’re an adventure rider and want to take your skills to the next level, the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area (MESA) is for you. Instructed by Bill Dragoo and his team from Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (DART), you’ll learn ADV riding skills on our custom-built training course and head off the beaten path with confidence. To take part in MESA classes, you’ll need an Overland Experience ticket and your own motorcycle.

Learn to Ride at Overland Expo

If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before or have friends who have yet to experience the fun, check out the Ride With Us Moto Intro program. The Motorcycle Industry Council is bringing their free class to Overland Expo, and you’ll learn the fundamentals of motorcycle riding. Then, in under an hour, you’ll be taking turns on a lightweight dirt bike around the Ride With Us closed course in a safe, supportive environment.  

If you’re bringing little ones along with you, kids can sign up for the First Steps to Two Wheel Adventure class and learn riding basics from our expert trainers. Kids can bring their own bicycles, e-bikes, or small-displacement motorcycles and work on balancing and controlling their two-wheeled fun machines.

Don’t Miss the Moto Party

The Rider Justice Moto Party is one of the best parts of Overland Expo, and your ticket includes dinner, drinks, live music by the E&O Medicine Show, and awesome moto raffle prizes. This party is all about celebrating the motorcycle community and the Rider Justice Moto Party sells out at every event, so don’t forget to get your add-on ticket to take part in the fun. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to Jess Stone’s around-the-world fundraiser ride for Girl Up.

New Rally Games and Riding Skills Challenge

Put your riding finesse to the test on our custom-built training course during the new Freestyle Skills Session. All Weekend Pass with Camping and Overland Experience pass holders can try their throttle hand on a variety of terrain challenges in the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area. With sand, ruts, logs, and hills, the course is full of obstacles for you to test your skills on. Bring your own bike and head to the course on Sunday between 8 AM-10 AM, and the MESA training team will be on-site to give you pointers.

Our new Rally Games are bound to be a blast. Following the Freestyle Skills Session on the MESA course, jump in for the Slow Race, Limbo Contest, and Barrel Roll Challenge. From 10 AM-12 PM on Sunday, go slow, get low, and roll your way to some great prizes. You’ll need your own bike and riding gear for the Rally Games, plus a Weekend Pass with Camping or Overland Experience ticket.

Get Outfitted

Whether you’re hunting for your next great adventure bike or you’re kitting out your daily driver, the Moto Village at West has everything you need. Here are a handful of our exhibitors to start getting excited about.

Cycle Gear and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC will be on-site with a huge range of adventure riding gear from all your favorite brands. Moto Camp Nerd has everything you need to overnight on the trail, from tents to moto bags to kitchen gear. If you’re looking for a new addition to your quiver, RideNow Powersports will have bikes to buy and ride home on (take the long way, of course). Honda will have their whole range of powersport products to check out as well.

If you’re looking for new luggage, stop by Mosko Moto or Green Chile Adventure Gear. And, to haul everything plus the kitchen sink on your next adventure, check out the Pasq Adventure motorcycle trailers built specifically for ADV riding. Or if you’re looking to haul your wheels with you, Saris, Hydralift, and Küat will have motorcycle and bicycle racks.

Illuminate your adventure with auxiliary lighting at the Ruby Moto and Cyclops Adventure Sports booths. Volcon is showcasing their electric motorcycles, and you’ll be able to demo e-bikes from Ubco, Bakcou, Specialized, and Kraken. You can even take home an electric longboard from LUX.

Tour the world with RawHyde Adventures and Neo Ride Armenia. Or make the world a better place and stop by the Motorcycle Relief Project, which supports veterans and first responders with professionally-led adventure rides.

You’ll definitely want to bring your riding gear because motorcycle demos will be happening all weekend long. Triumph will have its whole demo fleet at West, and you definitely want to make time to ride the Tiger and Scrambler. If three wheels are more your style, jump on a Ural and take a sidecar for a spin. 

Camp with the MOA

The BMW Motorcycle Owners Association is hosting the Motorcycle Campground at Overland Expo West, but no beemer is necessary to camp out with them, because all bikes are welcome. Pack your panniers and grab a Weekend Pass with Camping or Overland Experience ticket and spend the weekend under the pines with the MOA. They’ll be serving up Bivouac coffee in the morning and making sure you have a blast all weekend long.

READ MORE: Event Experience Upgrades In Store For West Attendees

Ride to West in Style

No matter what direction you’re coming from to get to Overland Expo, we’ve got a great route for you. Trips & Trails on The Compass is loaded with overland motorcycle rides that are way more fun than just slabbing it all the way to Flagstaff. Here are a few to get you rolling in the right direction:

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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