Info From Club–
6th Annual Halsey Nebraska National Forest Dual Sport Ride April 19th, 20th, & 21st of 2024.
Main ride is Saturday April 20th, pickup rides Friday and Sunday. Most people arrive Friday and stay until Sunday.
Location of Base Camp: Windmill #25 Junction of Roads 203 & 201
This is where the ride will begin, and end. Dispersed camping is available here, free of charge. Hopefully K.C. brings the sweat lodge!!! & the “Group W Whore” will be on display.
This area is dispersed camping. (No water, no electricity) The area is around 7 acres of fairly level ground. There is PLENTY of room for many campers and tents. The road to Windmill #25 was rebuilt the summer of 2020 and is now graveled.
You may camp anywhere you like or get a hotel. Bessey Recreation Area has electric hookups for RV’s and bathrooms if that is what you would like, no running water until May 15th.
Ride Starts: Saturday April 20th 9:00AM At Windmill #25
Morning Loop approx. 60 miles, Afternoon approx. 45 miles
Group Size: Form your own groups.
Sand: There will be SAND!! Lots of sand. Some loose, some not so loose. This also means that there will not be any mud……even if it rains.(that is a very good thing!)
Ride Ends: The ride ends at Windmill #25 be sure to stick around for the Sandnapper Award, and Best Sand Rider awards, slow drag race, and other games, then there will be plenty of tall tales and adult beverages around the campfire.
Two awards are given annually: Sandnapper=best crash. Best Sand Rider = best overall sand rider.
Maps: A gpx file will be available if you show up at Windmill #25. Numerous people will have the route, it will be airdropped to your phone.
Go to Nebraska National Forest Bessey and download a MVUM map along with Avenza app onto your smart phone. Both are free. Figure out how to use your phone or gps to guide yourself.
Lunch/Gas Saturday: The route will take you to Thedford Nebraska Saturday for lunch and gas. If your motorcycle can’t do 60 miles, you had better bring some extra gas. Lunch is available at Sandhills Corral (308-645-2323), or you can bring your own lunch if so desired.
Plated Bikes: To ride from and to Windmill #25 you need a fully licensed and insured motorcycle. No 4-wheelers or side by sides allowed at Windmill #25 per the National Forest.
Non-plated Bikes: Non-plated bikes are welcome and there are many trails open to them at the National Forest. The Base Camp(Windmill #25) is about 1.3 miles from the nearest OHV trail. Per the MVUM rules you would have to trailer your bike from base camp to the trail.
There is a trail head at the Bessey parking area right off of Hwy 2, and also a trail head on 86B on way to the Base Camp. For information only. You need to know the rules and regulations.
This is your ride. Do what you want. Ride when you want, where you want. We just ask that if you are going to leave the group ride let the leader know so they don’t go searching for you. It’s not a race, ride at your own pace.
Everyone rides at their own risk!!