The Fools Ride ADV Rally
April 13-16, 2023... A great way to knock off the winter cobwebs! Come on out and enjoy the hilly Northeast Ohio River Valley, it's many tributaries, picturesque and unique views, and all the fine Ohio ADV & "ADV Dual Sporting". Enjoy the ride, the sights, and be challenged by Appalachian ADV’s local loops, near Richmond, Ohio. Each loop encompasses 50-150 miles of two-lane county pavers, off the beaten path gravel roads, “No Maintenance” dirt lanes, forgotten county roads, and plenty expert challenge areas.
There is a twisty pavement route, basic ADV routes, as well as Intermediate-level and Expert-level #ADVDualSporting routes. Group ride sign-up will be available upon check-in at the event. The expert challenge areas are optional on the Intermediate courses. If you do tackle the ADV Dual Sporting optional expert areas or the expert loop be ready for big bike deadlifting!
The routes are graded based on ADV bikes. Dual Sport bikes are welcome and will have an easier time on the courses. Fools Base Camp will be set up on 80+ acres of private land with a 50x80 powered outbuilding set up as The Fools Meeting Barn and plenty of space for tents and trailers/pop-ups/campers (rustic). Fools Base Camp will open up for registration and camp set up at 4pm on Thursday April 13th with the showing of the latest Backcountry Discovery Routes Documentary at 7pm. Breakfast will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner will be provided on Friday and Saturday. Mama Wags and the rest of the Fools Base Camp Crew are ready to give you the Friends and Family treatment! Lunch and gas are available along the routes and there are several places to pick up supplies near base camp.
Participants will receive email communications prior to the event with more information.
1 or 2 Day Pass:
Please contact Kane@AppalachianADV.com to request information about obtaining a 1 or 2 day pass to The Fools Ride.
- Several available routes for all skill levels covering approximately 600 miles in 3 counties
- Latest BDR Documentary
- Goodie Bags for all from our Sponsors
- Door Prizes
- 2 Dinners (Friday & Saturday)
- 2 Mama Wag's Americana Breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday)
- 1 Continental Breakfast (Friday)
- Coffee (Friday through Sunday)
- All forms of Rustic Camping at base camp near Richmond, OH
- Truck/Trailer, RV, Camper parking
- Rider support and recovery services
What's Not Included:
- Personal insurance and incidentals
Friends of the The Fools:
Please review our FAQs for answers to common questions including our definitions of ADV Skill Levels and Terrain Ratings.
Disclaimers: Riders of Appalachian ADV Rallies and Group Tour events must be a minimum age of 18 years old (families are welcome at Base Camp!). Waiver forms will be made available and completion is required prior to participation. Appalachian ADV events are an all-weather affair, we like nature and everything it throws at us. A minimum 50/50 tire is required but Appalachian ADV strongly suggests a more dirt-oriented tire that is fresh and includes some level of knobblies. Appropriate armor for your body and bike as well as the appropriate skill, mental toughness, and attitude are also required! The conditions of “No Maintenance” roads, Hero Sections, Expert Challenges, and some dirt roads change with the seasons and the weather, these should be considered Moderate to Expert rated. Paved streets and gravel thoroughfares are considered Easy to Moderate rated. The goal is to challenge yourself and have fun! So, be prepared to pick up your bike with a smile!