Oklahoma Adventure Riders



April 23rd-28th, 2024

GOAT ADV Rally '24, presented by Jay Hatfield Motorsports and MyBikerAttorney, at the Lazy River Campground on the Illinois River near Chewey, OK. $40 for all 6 days which includes camping and RV boondocking with over 1000 scenic miles of self guided routes to explore!

Green Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour (G.O.A.T.) is a GPS-guided adventure route that loops through over 500 miles of Northeastern Oklahoma back-roads. The GOAT follows public roads through a variety of terrain including loose gravel, large rocks, mud, steep hills, and over 50 water crossings after a good rain! The majority of the route consists of scenic gravel roads, twisty pavement, and a few short technical sections. If that isn't enough, there are several places along the route to go off-road and test your skills.

A daily rider seminar and meeting is at 8AM.  Followed by reservable training sessions with D.A.R.T. Wednesday through Saturday. Friday morning at 10AM there will be a guided adventure tour of the Cherokee Nation history in Tahlequah starting from camp. Then Saturday evening there will be motorcycle field games where participants will get a chance to win a prize! Finish the rally with a well deserved treat Sunday morning with free Daylight Donuts!

A GPS or phone with GPS for navigation is a must for this route.  If you do not have a GPS or phone with a GPS app, make sure you have a riding buddy who does.  To find the GPS routes when published or for more information or questions about the event, please see this Facebook group page.

The event is fairly well attended by owners of many different bike brands and size of bikes range from 100cc-ish to big BMW and HD models. The vast majority of the GOAT is capable for big bikes (R1200/1250/1300GS).  Intermediate skills and enhanced protection equipment may be needed on a few sections.  Those sections can be easily by-passed for better maintained routes.  However, those wishing to take on those more challenging sections should consider having more aggressive tires (70/30 to 50/50).

There is no organization to grouping when riding the routes.  But other riders are more than willing to help other riders if there are issues or challenges.  Small packs of riders will often typically form around comfort level and skill.

Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (D.A.R.T.) instructors will have training sessions Wednesday through Saturday.  D.A.R.T. will be offering their level 1, 2 and 3 classes and those can be signed up for individually.  Need a refresher, especially before riding the routes?  Try the level 2 class.  Registration coming soon for training!

Need a bike for training?  Or, want to fly in and ride for this event, or just try a different bike? Here’s your chance! From small to large motorcycle rentals, Colorado Motorcycle Adventures will have rentals available for the full event or just a single day!  To reserve a motorcycle to ride at the rally, go here: https://www.coloradomotorcycleadventures.com/adventures/2024-g.o.a.t-adv-rally-chewy-ok.

Plenty of dry camping space, even for RV’s.  However, there are no available spaces for hooks up. There is a shower house and food trucks will be on-site.  And for the evening ambiance, campfires are allowed. If trailering your bike to the event, there is plenty of space available at the campground to park for the day as well as load and unload. Hotels are available in nearby Tahlequah or Siloam Springs and there are several resorts with cabin rentals along the river!