Last, Last and Nevermore 'Buttercup' ADV Event slated August 11-14, 2019 USA

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LAST “BIG DOG ADV RIDE” ANNOUNCED - August 2019


For Immediate Release
: April 23, 2019


(Los Angeles, CA): The 30th Running of the Dogs, also known as the “Big Dog Adventure Ride,” has announced their last physical fraternal gathering. Themed the “Last, Last, and Nevermore Buttercup’” event is slated for August 11-14, 2019.



Cited as the world’s “highest, toughest, dirtiest and meanest” big displacement off-road motorcycle adventure ride, the Big Dog Adventure Ride invitational is open to a limited number of entrants on 640cc displacement motorcycles or larger.



The 2019 event will be based in Silverthorne, Colorado. An optional day ride from BMW of Denver is a “mild ride” on August 11 for adventurists wanting to add a personal day of “Hollywood Styled Adventure Riding” to the group’s base camp. The official Start is August 12, from Silverthorne.



Invited entrants in this year’s event include riders from as far away as South Africa, Thailand, Great Britain and Australia. Entrants will be mounted on BMWs, Kawasaki’s, Yamahas, Hondas, KTMs and possibly a highly modified 750cc 1936 Indian Sport Scout, an early 1970’s adventure sidecar outfit and a confirmed BMW 1975 R75/6 with famed adventurist John Wesley Ogden evidencing adventuring riding from the pre “ADV themed” era.



Event VIPs in the past have included longtime host of the event, BMW of Denver (www.bmwofdenver.com), Bob’s BMW of Jessup, Maryland (www.bobsbmw.com), Sandia BMW of Albuquerque, New Mexico (www.sandiabmwmotorcycles.com), Globe Rider Productions, Kawasaki Motors Corp, U.S.A. (www.kawasaki.com) and well known adventure motorcycle outfitters, Aerostich (www.aerostich.com), Wolfman Luggage (www.wolfmanluggage.com) and Happy Trails of Boise, Idaho (www.happy-trail.com).



Event Promoter, Ron Douglas, said of the 2019 gathering, “It’ll be wild and woolly like previous Big Dog events, pushing our fraternity of entrants’ physical and mental envelopes as they tag and top some the highest navigable passes on the North American continent. It has always been a non- Buttercup event. Since this is our ‘Last, last’ event we’ll be kicking the buttercup ghost of ‘Nevermore’ down dirt roads, tracks and off cliffs or into freezing mountain streams.”



The BIG DOG ADVENTURE RIDE is an annual fraternal invitational gathering of serious and extreme dual-sport motorcycle adventurists, or “The Annual Running of the Dogs.” Some openings are available for first time entrants. Interested and advanced motorcycle adventure riders should contact bigdogbmw@yahoo.com after scrolling through the BIG DOG website at www.horizonsunlimited.com/bigdog to evaluate if they have “The Ride Stuff.”



The BIG DOG ADVENTURE RIDE is neither a race nor rally. It is the annual event of a collection of a fraternity of honorable, like-minded, and serious motorcycle adventure aficionados sharing a similar philosophy, their way of being.”
 

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DrGMIA

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NEWS RELEASE



EDITORIAL BRIEF: Annual Running of the Dogs, known as “The Big Dog Adventure Ride,” announces the “LAST, LAST, and NEVERMORE” Buttercup adventure event August 11-14, 2019.



Contact: bigdogbmw@yahoo.com

www.horizonsunlimited.com/bigdog

INVITATIONS



For Immediate Release
: May 30, 2019



(Denver, CO): The 30th Running of the Dogs, also known as the “Big Dog Adventure Ride,” has announced their last physical fraternal gathering. Themed the “Last, Last, and Nevermore” Buttercup’ event, is slated for August 11-14, 2019.



Coveted invitations for Applications for the last Running of The Dogs event are being prepared and sent.



Charley Boorman, the “dashing” Englishman of LONG WAY ROUND, UP and DOWN, and his infamous adventure motorbike pal Billy Ward, have received invitations, proudly to be carrying the flag for Great Britain.



From Southeast Asia, The Wild KTM Man On Java, Ian Gatenby, (A.K.A. “The Big Fella” – photo below), proprietor of The Rider’s Corner Bar and Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a globally recognized motorbike traveler’s touch point, has secured entry sponsorship. How wild? While P. T. Barnum had his Wild Man of Borneo, here is a wild and wooly “grab your socks” 1:42 minute clip of Gatenby earning his title as The Wild KTM Man On Java: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St492G4VeoY

Wild Man Gatenby.jpg


Veteran and newbie Big Dogs seeking an Invitation to join in the fraternal folly of real high Rocky Mountain adventure riding and kicking Buttercup Nevermore down the dirt tracks, trails and pavement pounding for the “Last, Last” time should make their requests soon as entry numbers are limited.



“The BIG DOG ADVENTURE RIDE is neither a race nor rally. It is the annual gathering of a fraternity of honorable, like-minded, and serious motorcycle adventure aficionados sharing a similar philosophy, their way of being.”


Dr G
Chief of the World Adventure Affairs Desk, CITY BIKE magazine, researching adventurous affairs around the globe
Adventure Strategy Columnist, MOTORCYCLE CONSUMER NEWS magazine
Sole sexual survivor: www.greataroundtheworldmotorcycleadventurerally.com
 
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