OHV recreation creates an estimated $66 billion dollar benefit to the U.S. economy each year according to a 2014 California State Park OHV Commission Report. In California, that yearly fiscal boost amounts to approximately $9-10 billion.
QWR believes the growing “Adventure/Dual-Sport” community is an important element of that equation with much of that benefit coming to rural areas where many adventure/dual-sport rides take place.
For riders who enjoy the SheetIron 300 Dual Sport Ride that occurs each year in May that goes from Stonyford to Fort Bragg and back, there is another premium ride opportunity coming in a few weeks.
The Lost Coast Dual Sport Adventure Ride is back for 2014. The dates are October 4 and 5. Riders will stage in Ukiah from a large private parking area with plenty of space for RVs. The two day adventure will take participants on a tour of the Coastal Mountain Range with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, old logging towns, rivers, redwoods, cool dirt roads, and spectacular forest and rangeland vistas.
Link to Lost Coast Dual Sport Adventure Ride Flyer
Riders will stay in hotels in Fortuna on Saturday night where there is some good dining available. This two day adventure in the Redwood Empire is not to be missed and it gives participants a good opportunity to help support the sport and local economies.
QWR will be there with its sound tech station and will also be riding the event with its new Adventure Bike Module to document the sights and sounds of riders enjoying this rare opportunity to sample the natural wonders of this part of California. See you there.