September 23 – 25, 2022
Adventure Palooza has been described as an epic back roads journey across the heart of the midwest. Adventurers follow expertly planned GPS tracks (provided by Dale & John, “Adventure Riders LLC“) for an all day self-supported ride that ends in mild exhaustion, jubilation, t-shirts, food, & live music. Motorcycles, friends, backroads, camping, adventure.
There will be GPS tracks, an app for your phone, and a password released to paid participants prior to the event. There will be four starting points throughout Missouri (North, East, South, & West depending on where you are coming from) to converge on a beautiful bit of farm property in Mexico, Missouri (camping under the big bright stars of rural Missouri anyone?).
The ride will take 7 to 9 hours to complete depending on rider’s determination and/or skill. The tracks will be suitable for ’big bikes’ and have several alternate detours off the main track for more adventurous riders. You or someone on the team will want to have the mobile app downloaded and ready on a smartphone (if participating as a team, only one needed per team) and your GPS. Most participants will start early in the morning, navigating from their starting point and making certain checkpoints along the way. Checkpoint are verified with the free smartphone app and take form of GPS verification, photos, or even answering questions by text.
The information from each checkpoint is sent to our Palooza basecamp automatically by the app. There will be points earned for each waypoint completed and/or task completed with bonus points given for creative or humorous photos! (The app will not reveal the list of checkpoints until 6am when Palooza begins). Upon arrival at Adventure Palooza you will be greeted at the check-in and receive your T-shirt, stickers (if ordered), campsite directions etc. If you still have the energy there will be fun skill course you can work through. As the sun sets there will be great homemade food (pulled pork-BBQ, cole-slaw, beans & drinks) but thats not all… the live music, will go from approximately 7pm until 10pm along with a campfire and everyone enjoying stories of the day. We want you to share your camaraderie with other riders, relax for the evening, enjoy the digital slide show (consisting of all the photos submitted through the Goosechase APP throughout the day), and review “winners and losers” of this rally based on the checkpoint total points.
Remember you can either COMPETE, OR COMPLETE just for fun (this is not a timed race, we want everyone to have a good time and be safe). There will be recognitions and accolades to teams and individuals that collect the most points, first place loser, best photos, etc. We will be showing photos from the day’s action on a large projection for everyone to enjoy.