PA Wilds Hardcore ADV Tour
The PA Wilds Hardcore ADV Tour is an Upper Intermediate level guided tour on October 11-15, 2023 of the best ADV & ADV Dual Sporting routes in north central Pennsylvania including terrain in Sproul and Susquehannock State Forests. The ride is set up as a hybrid rally-style guided tour for a small group, having a single base camp for the entire trek. From Thursday to Sunday we run a different loop into the wilderness and back to camp, with the stunning Autumn Foliage as our backdrop.
Check in will occur at The Black Forest Inn starting the afternoon of Wednesday the 11th. The Black Forest Inn is the perfect base camp for outdoor adventure in the PA Wilds due to their close proximity to the Backcountry Discovery Route's MABDR and PA Wilds BDR-X as well as the many miles of awesome gravel forest service roads, drivable trails, vista and valley views, and charming small towns.
A majority of the riding will be on gravel and dirt Forest Service and Fire Roads with beautiful vantage points, minimal pavement, and amazing pieces of the MABDR and the PA Wilds BDR-X. The ride will also include maintained, semi-maintained, and not-often-traveled drivable trails as well as pass through small communities where supplies can be acquired at the local mom-n-pops. Gas and lunch stops are built into each day's ride.
Amenities at The Black Forest Inn include double occupancy rooms (sign up your spouse or a buddy!) with two queen beds, refrigerator, coffee maker and coffee, bottled water, microwave, table and chairs, bathroom with shower, hair dryer, television with DirectTV, and space for truck/trailer parking. An amazing bar/restaurant with rustic décor is attached to the Inn and will serve as our meeting space after a long day's ride! If the weather accommodates, The Black Forest Inn also has a beautiful patio and fire pit to help share our ride stories!
The price of admission will include lodging, Mama Wags breakfast and coffee each morning, dinner at The Black Forest Inn on Wednesday and Saturday nights, rider support, as well as fully planned routing and guiding services of some of the best ADV and ADV Dual Sporting in the PA Wilds. Participants are responsible for their own gas, lunches, dinners on Thursday and Friday, hydration, and any incidentals on the courses.
Participants will receive email communications prior to the event with more information.
Appalachian ADV is a Recreational Promoter Charter with the American Motorcyclist Association. Membership is not required to attend our Sanctioned events but we do encourage you to give them a look and join!
Friends of The PA Wilds Tour
- A 500+ mile, 4-Day guided tour of the PA Wilds with hidden and seldom ridden tracks as well as including amazing pieces of the MABDR and PA Wilds BDR-X
- Mama Wags Breakfast & Coffee each morning
- Dinner on Wednesday and Saturday evenings
- Comfortable accommodations at The Black Forest Inn
- Truck/Trailer parking
- Rider support including rider coaching, GPS tracking/communications for the family at home, Ride Lead certified in first aid/CPR as well as AMA Road Captain and Trail Boss, general tools (metric), tire repair/tubes/air, tow strap, siphon, etc. for roadside repairs as well as recovery services from the Base Camp Crew, if needed
- One Event T-Shirt
- The PA Wilds Photo Dump...Appalachian ADV sets up a shared folder so ride participants can upload and download shared pictures!
What's Not Included:
- Dinner Thursday and Friday
- Personal insurance and incidentals
Please review our FAQs for answers to common questions including our definitions of ADV Skill Levels and Terrain Ratings.
Disclaimers: Participants of The PA Wilds Group Tour must be a minimum age of 18 years old. 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 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 goal is to challenge yourself and have fun! So, be prepared to pick up your bike with a smile!