The Overland Emergency Response Network is an organization dedicated to helping first responders and families alike deal with the aftermath of a large scale storm. The network's ultimate goal with time, is to deploy teams of overlanders versed in a multitude of disciplines that will make them a valuable tool to first responders. At the moment, they’re organizing donation drives on both the east and west coast. Overland Expo has donated a booth space at our east show for them to collect goods for their current relief efforts and make connections which will help their vision for the network reach its full potential going forward.
We just opened the Overland Expo COOL RIDE! Adventure Rig Contest this morning and we already have some amazing entries. The contest is open from now until September 19, 2017, to anyone, anywhere in the world, 18 years of age and over, so get your entry in soon! Finalists will be announced September 22, 2017. Click here to enter.
Overland Expo continues to celebrate the diversity of vehicle-dependent overland travel. Whether large or small, from two wheels to four (or more), we want to see what moves you! Send us a photo of your rig. Prominently feature any customizations, modifications or decorations that make your vehicle unique. Talk it up in your caption, tell us about it, and why you think it deserves to be the Coolest Ride and win the Grand Prize of $500.00 in Overland Expo Cash!
Do your friends invite you on overland trips to benefit from your cooking 🍳 skills? If you answered "yes", you need to register for the first annual Overland Expo Chef competition at Overland Expo 2017 EAST!
Mark Harley of @metaltech4x4 is hosting this cooking competition on Friday, Sept 29 from 2-5 on Day One of Overland Expo EAST.
Gather your teammates (1-3 people) and get ready to make one savory and one sweet dish using the secret ingredient. Besides bragging rights, the winning team will receive championship chef aprons and patches!
Ready to register? Just email Mark at email@example.com. There are five more spots available out of seven.
Which chef team will reign supreme?
This year's Change Your World Fund raffle will take place on Friday evening, September 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Overland Theater. Buy a raffle ticket that benefits a great cause AND get a chance at nearly $8,000 in incredible prizes from exhibitors such as Rhino-Rack, Dometic, Bundutec USA, CampMaid, Sam Manicom, and explmore- just to name a few! Raffle tickets are on sale online (scroll down to Raffle Tickets) now $20 for 5 or $50 for 15 and at Overland Expo EAST. You must be present to win.
You'll also be able to meet the travelers from the Change Your World Fund Class of 2017 - a grant program designed to get millennials out exploring the world and giving back as they go. Learn more about the program here.
ADD ON EXTRA MOTO FUN FOR ONLY $45!
Choose the $45 ADVMoto package Add-On (ticket sold separately) to get:
- Swag—custom H2O bottle and gift bag
- Exclusive Saturday night dinner and drinks in Moto Village
- A fun-filled prize party on Saturday night—this is your entry to win $1000s+ worth of motorcycle-specific giveaways
- Guided local ride by Pisgah Moto Adventures (Note: space is limited and on a first come basis—sign-up on-site for a Fri or Sat ride at the ADVMoto booth)
- and much, much more, hosted by ADVMoto Magazine.
We've also added an improved Motorcycle Expedition Skills Area. We've taken our training in-house to create specialized classes for the ultimate expedition training program, and added exciting evening options for motorcyclists. 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.
Please note: All tickets must be bought in advance (no at-gate sales)!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP!
Are you joining us at the Biltmore for Overland Expo 2017 EAST? Any Overland Experience package or Weekend Pass (with or without camping) ticket includes the entrance to the Biltmore Estate AND a visit to the Biltmore house. (Day Passes will get you entrance to the Estate, but NOT the house.) There are no additional fees this year, so the price you see is the final cost. Taking a tour of the house is always optional and if you've never seen it before, we highly recommend the experience!
AND THE WINNER IS. . .
Branden Powell's 1972 Pinzgauer 710M!
He used his $500 Overland Expo Cash winnings for the following items for Search and Rescue use:
- Outer Limit Supply "Outback First Aid Kit and mount" - to replenish first aid supplies
- Tribe One Outdoors "Rack Net" - for tying down up to 8 SAR packs and other rescue equipment on the roof rack
- Rugged Radios "Ultimate Headset" - to more easily communicate with a team leader when transporting a team in the back of the Pinz.
Follow Branden on Instagram: @sarpinz
To view all finalists visit: www.overlandexpo.com/coolride
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VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS NOW IN FORCE (as of 4-25)
SMALL OVERLAND VEHICLES (less than 30 feet) AND SMALL OVERLAND TRAILERS ONLY. No RVs, no standing-headroom travel trailers or toy haulers. Vehicles over 10 feet in height or with more than four wheels can no longer be accommodated, we are out of space for oversized rigs. We recommend finding a place in the surrounding Coconino National Forest to camp. Closest area: take FR532 (Purple Sage at Beulah Blvd) and follow it out to Woody Mountain Road; there is forest service camping all out Woody Mountain way. Then mountain bike or motorcycle in to the venue via easy trails / roads.