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ROCK HOUND


Rock Hound Rally / Trail Ride

AUG 18, 19, 20. 2017

THIS IS ONTARIO'S PREMIER OFF-ROAD RALLY/TRAIL RIDE!

GENERAL EVENT INFO

This is a one day GPS guided trail ride or ADV Ride in the Kawartha and Madawaska highlands.

The Trail Ride is designed for riders that enjoy off road trails that incorporate some challenging aspects along the way. This route is best suited for, but not limited to, Enduro-style blue plated Dirt Bikes with a minimum fuel range of 100km. 3 levels of trail ride difficulty are available to choose from. Green (Beginner) , Blue (Intermediate) & Black (Advanced) All 3 Routes will have challenging options within them to choose from.

In order to be well rested and to attend the riders meeting, we highly recommend that entrants should come up and stay Friday night in the beautiful Marble Lake area.

The ADV Rally is designed for adventure riders that enjoy twisty, paved / gravel roads with scenic look-outs and fun stops along the way. This route is best suited for, but not limited to, larger adventure bikes like Kawasaki KLR650, Suzuki DR650, KTM Adventure 1190, Yamaha Super Tenere, BMW GS 1200 etc....

In order to be well rested and to attend the riders meeting, we highly recommend that entrants should come up and stay Friday night in the beautiful Marble Lake area. 

Both Rally and Trial Ride participants will navigate their way around using GPS Routes provided by Rally Connex the night before or the morning of the event. Also, both rides will have a mission / questionnaire sheet to complete in order to achieve points to win prizes. The mission / questionnaire portion of the event is not mandatory but highly suggested. This aspect of the ride is very fun and comedic at times. Either Rally or Trail ride participants can ride as a team or run solo. For more detailed info on both Rally and Trail rides read the descriptions below.

The Rally & Trail ride begins early Saturday morning (9:30am or as close as we can get. Riders meeting Friday night at 8pm) at The Loon's Call Campground & Cottage Resort) lasts all day, and returns to the same lodge that evening for dinner, live entertainment & a Fireworks Display sponsordored by Langs Off Road. (Dinner is included in the event admission) On Sunday morning there will be the awards presentation at 10:30am & then a impromt to trail ride with Team RC if you wish to het in more seat time.

If you require training on basic GPS skills there will be a short seminar on the Friday night at The Loon's Call Campground & Cottage Resort. GPS Rentals from Rally Connex are available while quantities last!

 

TRAIL RIDE

TRAIL RIDE (Aggressive Tire Route) 
Riders choose from 3 different routes. (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced) to complete a large loop route throughout the day, covering areas from Cloyne, stretching over to Bancroft.  There will be GPS Navigating challenges!  They will consist of utilizing your GPS to collect points for your over all score.  Skill testing challenges will be strategically positioned at technical riding areas along the way. If you choose to ride in a team, one member must have a GPS and basic knowledge of operation.  The 3 different routes will consist of 2 track trail, Single Track, gravel roads, Paved roads and other various off road conditions.

Other ways to achieve points will be photo challenges, video challenges, facebook drops and much more. Come with your smart phones and head cams fully charged! There is no speed or timed related challenges in this event. This event is ideal for but not limited to 250cc through 701cc aggressive dualsport enduro style blue plate road legal bikes with a minimum fuel range of 100km.

Please note that this event does not have to be all about competition, it is an excellent trail ride if you do not want to be competitive.  The entrants who wish to be part of the GPS Challenges during the event will be allowed to head out first.  All other non-competitive riders will follow.  Treat it like a large GPS guided trail ride if you want.

Ride Times:
Sign in: Friday Aug 18 6pm to 8pm,
Sign in late arrivals: Sat Aug 19 7am to 8am

Riders meeting: Friday Aug 18 8pm to 9pm
GPS Seminar: Friday Aug 18 9:30pm to 10pm

Trail Ride departure: Sat Aug 19 9:30am

Dinner time: Sat Aug 19 5pm to 7pm

Fireworks Display: Sat Aug 19 10pm

Award presentation: Sunday Aug 20 10:30am



GRAVEL & PAVEMENT DUAL SPORT RALLY RIDE (ADV RIDE)

ADV RALLY (Stock Tire Route)
Once again this year the Rock Hound Rally will also be hosting a Stock Tire, On-Road friendly Dual Sport Ride. A 50/50 mixture of pavement and gravel roads through some of the most beautiful scenery Southern Ontario has to offer. Fun Challenges and intriguing games will be included in the ride for your chance to win awards and prizes. This is a great ride for larger dualsport bikes or riding two up. So bring your friends and loved ones out for the best Dual Sport Ride of the year!

 

 

 

 
Riders complete a large loop route throughout the day, covering areas from Cloyne, stretching over to Bancroft consisting of twisty gravel and paved roads. (NOTE: No aggressive off road trails are used in this route.)  There will be GPS Navigating challenges!  They will consist of utilizing your GPS to collect points for your over all score.  Skill testing challenges will be strategically positioned at technical riding areas along the way. If you choose to ride in a team, one member must have a GPS and basic knowledge of operation to guide you through the route. The Navigating challenges contain tests that must be completed in order to gain multiple points. Other ways to achieve points will be photo challenges, video challenges, facebook drops and much more. Smart phones and head cams fully charged! This portion of the event is ideal for 250cc through 1200cc dualsport adventure blue plate road legal bikes.

Ride Times:
Sign in: Friday Aug 18 6pm to 8pm,
Sign in late arrivals: Sat Aug 19 7am to 8am

Riders meeting: Friday Aug 18 8pm to 9pm
GPS Seminar: Friday Aug 18 9pm to 10pm

Rally Ride departure: Sat Aug 19 9:30am

Dinner time: Sat Aug 19 5pm to 7pm

Fireworks Display: Sat Aug 19 10pm

Award presentation: Sunday Aug 20 10:30am

 

ACCOMMODATIONS
The event will be hosted at The Loon's Call Campground & Cottage Resort near Cloyne.  Special accommodation pricing has been arranged, ranging from cottages big and small, to trailer and camping sites. Rally Connex recommends booking your accommodations at this location for your convenience!



MEALS
Lunch on the trail as well as your Saturday morning breakfast & BBQ dinner on Saturday evening can be purchased for an addional $35.00. you can select this option when you register.  Dinner will run between 5pm and 7pm. A corn roast after dinner will also be available 7pm that evening. Extra meal plans for guests, passengers or family can be available when you register online. You CAN NOT book your Food at the event. You must register online before Aug 12th 2016 to receive a meal plan.

 

RATES
Sign up for the rally, trail ride itself is $100.00 plus tax. This price does not include your Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. You can select to add a meal plan on the registraion form for $35.00. Additional meal plans can be purchased for $30.00 (Additional meal plan does not include lunch)

Rates for tent site will be $26.00 including tax per person. ($23.00 before tax) This rate includes 2 nights of camping on an un-serviced site. 

Rate for a trailer sites with 30amp hydro and water will be $42 plus tax per night. Site can have a maximum of 4 persons on it. 

Rate of a 2 bedroom cottage will be $110 tax included, per night. This rate would include up to 4 persons. 

Rate of a 3 bedroom cottage will be $125 tax included, per night. This rate would include up to 6 persons. 

GPS RENTALS

GPS rentals are available while quantities last. Cost per day rental is $35.00 plus a $100 deposit at time of rental. Deposit will be refunded once the GPS has been returned and without damage. 1 set of batteries will be included. Depot must be made in CASH.

 

 

FAMILY FUN!
Rally Connex has spent plenty of time researching the start & finish location of this event in order to make it fun for the whole family, even if you don't ride a bike! The Loon's Call Campground and all surrounding area's have plenty of beaches, playgrounds, attractions etc.... So riders! bring your family and friends out for a weekend of pleasure and fun.

 

 

The Loons Call Campground & Cottage Resort
1-866-765-4756 Office
Info@loonscall.ca

 

If the Loon's Call Campground is fully booked here is a list below of other accommodations available close to the event.

Bon Echo Motel
613-336-2424 Office
info@bonechohotel.com


Myers Cave Resort
613-336-9900 Office
reservations@myerscaveresort.com



Marble Lake Lodge
613-336-0117 office
905-435-7305 mobile

Info@marblelakelodge.com


Twin Cedars Camping & Cottages
613-336-2451 office

 

FEE's
Pre Registration is $100 PLUS HST
After Aug 16 2017 registration is $120.00 PLUS HST



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EVENT DATE AUG 18,20 2017

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QUICK INFO
-Pre Registration is $100 payable to Rally Connex
-Meal Plans avalible for an addtioanl $35.00

(DON'T WAIT.... Register TODAY ONLINE!)
-The event will be hosted at The Loons Call Campground & Cottage Resort near Cloyne.
-Great Door Prizes and killer deals from our sponsors.