Motorcycle Activities

MAY 17-19, 2019

Experience the exciting and challenging activities at our Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area and spend time with old and new friends in the Motorcycle Village. Whether you're training for an international adventure or staying local and just want to come out and play in the dirt, we have something for everyone. 


A Weekend packed with adventure riding activities...

  • See the latest apparel, luggage, accessories, and technologies; and learn from the best with demos and seminars in the Motorcycle Village—get outfitted with gear and knowledge before you set out on your next big adventure!

  • On-site, rustic camping amongst a beautiful pine forest, adjacent to the Motorcycle Village, new Safari Bar and food trucks!

  • Bring your bike and test your pace at the Saturday afternoon Slow Race—last bike across the finish line wins!

  • Want more? Take part in a special motorcycle dinner and party on Saturday evening at the Moto Party.

  • Discounted motorcycle pricing starts at $140/individual...


go for the Overland experience Package—premium classes & more!

  • Participate in everything above, plus...100's of classes including:

  • Tailored instruction on our custom skills course—bring your own motorcycle and ride the ultimate motorcycle training experience to build your off-pavement confidence. Our team of experts created a curriculum based on real-world obstacles and challenging scenarios.

  • After honing your riding skills with classes Friday and Saturday, make sure to stick around on Sunday to test what you've learned during our Overland Expo Motorcycle Skills Challenge. Weekend Pass with Camping or Day Pass come watch the excitement!

  • Discounted moto pricing starts at $315/single...

Join the fun: Special moto-centric dinner & party for only $45

Moto party ADD-on ticket sold separately

Anyone can purchase a Moto Party Add-on ticket when you buy an Overland Experience or Weekend Pass with Camping ticket; if you already have a ticket, you can still buy the add-on.

  • Join us for an exciting evening in Motorcycle Village!

  • Take part in an exclusive party Saturday with dinner and drinks, featuring craft beer by Mother Road Brewing.

  • Your Moto Party ticket is your entry to win $1000s+ worth of motorcycle-specific giveaways! With purchase, your name will be added to the drawing for some stellar motorcycle-specific prizes (must be present to win) from these exhibitors:



Not to miss motorcycle legends*:

Ted Simon—Now into his eighth decade, Ted Simon has circumnavigated the world not just once, but twice: first time in the 1970's, as described in the cult classic Jupiter's Travels; and a second time thirty years later, revisiting many of the nearly 60,000 miles across five continents. Stop by our Happy Hour with Ted Simon, for a lively discussion with Ted or see him at the author's tent and pick up one of his books!

Sam Manicom—Wanting to do something completely different, Sam Manicom learned to ride a motorcycle, and within three months, he’d set off to ride the length of Africa. This one-year trip turned into an eight-year epic across 55 countries. Visit this esteemed author and travel writer at the author's tent and check out one of his exciting reads or listen to his always entertaining slideshow, Portugal: A country that should be on your 'must visit' list!

Tiffany Coates—The world’s foremost female motorcycle adventurer, and one of the world’s most experienced freelance guides, Tiffany has travelled over 250,000 miles, crossing every continent, some of them several times, and still managing to find more remote destinations to discover. Listen to her share about one of her latest adventures from Borneo Biker.

Simon and Lisa Thomas—This traveling duo is still on the world's longest motorcycle journey by a team. Stop by the Overland Theater for their slideshow Rolling through the Rough and listen to their exciting tales.

*Check schedule for presenter times.

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DEMO Rides

Stop by the following booths to sign up for a test ride!

RawHyde Adventures is bringing a fleet of BMW adventure motorcycles to demo ride. 

Honda will have their latest models of adventure bikes.

Royal Enfield with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles.

UBCO founded on the idea of a Utility Electric Vehicle (UEV) that would transform the way people ride, work and play.

Ural, working to develop and refine the best adventure ready sidecar motorcycles available

Yamaha, empowered by a passion for innovation, creating exceptional value and experiences that enrich the lives of their customers

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how slow can you go?

bring your bike to the slow race at 4pm on saturday

Speed counts, in this case, going as slow as you can without stopping or dabbing your feet, and while staying in your lane. Anyone can participate; bring your bike to the arena in front of the grandstands at the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area and test your skills. Winner rides away with a new set of Continental TKC 70 tires from RideNow!


Put your riding Skills to the test! 

Join us from 10am - 12pm on Sunday, for the ultimate challenge

Do you have what it takes to tackle our custom-designed skills course? Overland Experience attendees can test what they've trained all weekend for with real-world based obstacles during our final confidence-building competition on Sunday. From sand to ruts to logs and hills, maneuver your motorcycle through turns and terrain challenges to test your focus and finesse. You’ll be scored by expert trainers and receive feedback as you navigate the challenging terrain from start to finish. Winner walks away with $300 Overland Expo Cash—redeemable with any vendor at Overland Expo. Not ready to take the challenge? Everyone is welcome to come watch the fun!


All images © Alison DeLapp, Susan Dragoo and Ruth Belcher