Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

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Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

Post by darrell » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:21 pm

Polar bear adventure rally/ dual sport (no entry fee) 4-7 January 2018

Ride begins in Gold Head Branch State Park, about 30 miles west of Jacksonville, Florida

I did this last January, had a great time, there are (4) riding groups A-B-C D. each one is lead by a guide. Me and my son Aaron rode in (A) group with Retired Army Master Sergent Rob Butts, there was about (9) of us in the group. We rode about 120 miles on Friday and 130 miles on Saturday. We left on Sunday to return back to Maryland. Nice sand trails not a lot of single track, but nice flowing trails, with some whoops. Last year we had free Chill Lunch on Friday with a free steak dinner Friday night, Saturday's dinner/award party was $20 per-person. Ride starts at Gold Head Branch State park, at the trails boss cabin. We camped in the state park with full hook up for about 25 dollars a night, bath rooms with showers were pretty clean. Weather is about 60-70 degrees.

My plan will be to leave on Wednesday after work drive a little over 300 miles, and sleep at the Flying J truck stop off I-95 in NC, get up next morning and drive the last 500 miles, getting to the state park about 2 hours before sunset. Ride Friday and Saturday, leaving Sunday morning 7am getting home around 9pm with problems.

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Re: Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

Post by Bucho » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:43 pm

I don't think I can make that, but sounds cool.

You take some interesting riding trips.
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Re: Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

Post by Wingfixer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:35 am

Darrell first told me about this ride at the KAT. I'm going to try to make it, sounds like an interesting ride! And it'll give me a chance to get another of my Florida tagged vehicles actually in Florida! :deal:
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Re: Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

Post by Rut Row » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:04 am

Wingfixer wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:35 am
Darrell first told me about this ride at the KAT. I'm going to try to make it, sounds like an interesting ride! And it'll give me a chance to get another of my Florida tagged vehicles actually in Florida! :deal:
I wish I had more vacation time. I'd tag along.
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Re: Polar Bear adventure rally (Gold Head Branch State Park, Florida) 4-7 January 2018

Post by darrell » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:35 am

I'm in camp site 23 from check in at 2pm on Thursday 4, January and check 7am on Sunday 7, January. I made reservations yesterday, only a few camp site left with water and electric. You will enjoy the ride, I only use 2 days of vacation to do this event.

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