REV’IT! & RawHyde Adventures will team up at the inaugural Overland Expo East to offer adventure riders a rare chance to ride the illusive “Gravel Dragon”, the off-road trek that snakes through the scenic, forested vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside of Asheville, North Carolina. The trail’s endless twists and turns mimic its namesake, the world-renowned Tail of the Dragon – but in the most rugged, thrilling way possible.
The ride will leave at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 3rd from the RawHyde tent in the Overland Expo motorcycle pavilion. It will be led by RawHyde guides over paved and unpaved roads, and a light lunch will be served mid-route; riders must have their own bikes and proper protective gear. The ride is estimated to return around 6:00 PM.
REV’IT! and RawHyde have partnered to offer the ride free-of-charge, but space is limited: To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embrace the adventure, and take the twisties on your own terms!
Overland Expo is an international event that educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, by bike and vehicle, with 140+ different classes, 180+ exhibitors, and experts, authors, & videographers from around the world.
REV’IT! traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona over the weekend to rub shoulders with a rugged community of global adventurers and explorers at Overland Expo West. The dusty event, held on the dried bed of Mormon Lake, drew a crowd of roughly 7,000 from around the world. They came by motorcycle, jeep, buggy, RV, bicycle, truck, trailer and even horse — whatever means got them “over land”
The REV’IT! tent featured the company’s most popular adventure products, among them the Sand 2, Sand Ladies and Poseidon suits. Hundreds of expo attendees mapped out their “dream rides” on postcards, as part of a contest to win REV’IT! gear. And heat-adverse riders took liquid cooling vests out for trial runs on the Arizona backroads — an appropriate climate for serious testing.
The Sand Pro Gloves were crowd favorites; expo-goers loved the ventilated flex-knuckle and its distinct hexagonal pattern.
There were obstacle courses, sand pits, dirt tracks, ropes courses and other feats of daring for the show’s thrill-seekers, and hundreds of attendees camped out on the expansive plain in some of the world’s most cleverly crafted tents, shelters and mega-RVs. REV’IT! was pleased to meet and interact with this dedicated community of adventure riders; we look forward to the event again in 2015!