2023 Giant Loop Ride
June 1 - June 4$280
Bend-based adventure proof packing systems and gear innovator Giant Loop’s annual ride returns for its twelfth year, June 1-4 at Crane Hot Springs, Oregon. The Giant Loop Ride has grown to become the largest dual sport and adventure motorcycle rally event in the state and one of the largest in the USA, with 600 riders and 40 vendors already confirmed. This year, Harley-Davidson, Royal Enfield, Ural and Kawasaki motorcycle companies will offer demo rides, plus UBCO, Cake and Zero electric motorcycle brands. Riders must register in advance for the Giant Loop Ride at giantloopmoto.com, but there is no additional charge for demo rides.
“The Giant Loop Ride started as a customer appreciation meet-up with 40 riders,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop founder. “The intention has always been to showcase the magnificent, vast, remote beauty of our home state and to share the world-class off-pavement riding opportunities that represent our company’s roots and origins. Riders enjoy the experience so much that the GL Ride is now more than fifteen times its original attendance, and we take over the entire Crane Hot Springs facility for our event. Riders travel from as far away as northern Alberta, Canada and Texas to join us, and this year we have riders from the east coast and Sweden coming.”
An additional day of riding has been added this year to offer participants more opportunities to explore public dirt and gravel roads on their own, to sharpen off-road riding skills with free clinics and to enjoy demos, shopping with vendors, presentations, contests and games. Each admission also includes free, unlimited hot springs access to soak sore muscles after a long day of riding in eastern Oregon’s high desert.
Confirmed vendors from Oregon and around the USA include: Alpinestars, American Rally Originals, Backcountry Discovery Routes, BackFire Station, Barkbusters, Cake, C. O. Bodyworks, Cyclops Adventure Sports, Evergreen Motorcycle Attorneys, Harley-Davidson, Hippo Hands, Kawasaki, Lexin, Mark Yaconelli, Mathew Sturtevant, Molecule Motosports, Motion Footpegs, Moto Camp Nerd, MotOz, Mule Moto, Pacific Power Sports, Pro Caliber Bend, ProCycle.Us, Public Land Stewards Bend, Rev’It, Ride My Road, Roadrunner Magazine, ROK Straps, Royal Enfield, Seat Concepts, Skool of Moto, SRC Moto, Tailgate Industries, Trail Tech, UBCO, Ural, USWE Sports, Vanasche Motorsports, Veterans Back 40 Adventures, Wildhorse Harley-Davidson/Kawasaki and Zac Speed.
As part of its company mission to support veterans, Giant Loop provides no-charge registrations for veteran riders in conjunction with the non-profit Veterans Back 40 Adventures. The company also offers no-charge vendor space to other non-profit organizations, including Backcountry Discovery Routes, Public Land Stewards Bend and Ride My Road.
This year’s presentation schedule includes a showing of the new Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route documentary film, which the Pacific Northwest-based non-profit organization released this year.
Rider registration is $280 and includes camping, hot springs access, a limited-edition Giant Loop USWE riding jersey, GPS tracks, demos, clinics, presentations and more. Smokin’ Pit BBQ from Burns provides the optional onsite Chuckwagon Meals package, which includes three dinners and breakfasts for $150. The Chuckwagon Meals are nearly sold out. Riders can register now at https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/12th-annual-giant-loop-ride/. For questions and additional info, please call 458-206-9113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.