Motorcycle Activities

October 11-13, 2019

Join us for a weekend of exciting and challenging Moto activities. Whether you’re new to riding or a seasoned traveler there is something for everyone. Learn new skills from the DART team on the Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area and then spend some time in the Motorcycle Village—get outfitted with gear and knowledge before you set out on your next big adventure!


A Weekend packed with adventure riding activities...

  • See the latest in apparel, luggage, accessories, and technology at our Motorcycle Village exhibitor area.

  • Learn from the best with seminars and demos at the Moto Demo Area.

  • On-site, festival-style camping in a designated moto area.

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

  • Special dinner and giveaways on Saturday evening at the Moto Party (add-on ticket required for participation).

  • Motorcycle pricing starts at $165/person...

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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!

  • Moto pricing starts at $355/person...


Not to miss motorcycle legends*:


Candida Louis
Is a woman on a mission! After she left her job to follow the calling of her heart and embarking on a journey, picking a new direction every day, with no intent of arriving she is supporting and empowering women on an around the world journey. Listen to her share about her latest ride around the world, Riding Beyond Borders.


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!
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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 fantastic books!
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Simon and Lisa Thomas
This traveling duo is still on the world's longest motorcycle journey by a team. Since 2003 they have amassed an insane 450,00 miles on their ride, through 78 countries on 6 continents and are still traveling today! Attend one of their classes or seminars; listen to their exciting tales, such as Short Stories from a Long Ride, while soaking in the knowledge and expertise of this dynamic couple.
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*Check schedule for presenter times.

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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, Weekend Pass with Camping or Day Pass 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.

  • Your Moto Party ticket is your entry to win 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 our exhibitors:

    • BFGoodrich, Omniasweden, Sam Manicom, Swayy, Virginia State Parks, and Overland Expo

DEMO Rides

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

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

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how slow can you go?

bring your bike to the slow race
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 Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area and test your skills. Grand prize is set of tires from Triumph of Harrisonburg and goes to the slowest rider!


Put your riding Skills to the test! 


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

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, Roseann Hanson and Blue Ridge Overland