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The 2nd Annual Dirt Orca’s Summer Classic

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am

- $30.00


Please Pre-Register as spots are limited. – Email dirtorcas@gmail.com to register or with questions


The second annual Dirt Orca’s Summer Classic – In conjunction with BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City, Backcountry Discovery RoutesJefferson County Ciderworks, Giant Loop and TheWarmingStore.com – We have once again put together a adventurous route that winds on mostly B-Roads and gravel from Iowa City to a beautiful cidery in Jefferson County, Iowa. There will be water crossings and ample dirt under our tires, but this track will be doable for all adventure bikes with at least 50/50 tread. It’s not epic, but sometimes one day is just right.

This year we have added something new. We will be constructing some natural obstacles at BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City. This will give participants the opportunity to learn specific skills from our instructors, watch live demonstrations, and get in person advice on how to navigate situations like this on the trail. Later in the day we will use the same obstacles for some friendly competitions with prizes.


The $30 Registration Fee includes:

  • Off-road instruction and obstacle training at BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City (10Am-3PM)
  • GPS Track and Guided Group Ride from BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City to Jefferson County Ciderworks (3PM – 6:30PM)
  • Mid-Atlantic BDR Movie Premiere Ticket, on-site camping, and one free drink ticket at Ciderworks (9PM – 10:30PM)
  • Raffle entry for many excellent prizes provided by our sponsors throughout the day.

If you’d like to upload the .gpx file for this years ride it is available here http://gps.motionx.com/maps/d51bdae608df3a266506b4879c5b5632

Or of course you can find it using the REVER app on your phone by searching for me “Paul Strubell” and looking at my planned rides. This years route is called IC-BMW-to-FF-Ciderworks-111-2018.

Complete Event Schedule

10AM – Registration begins at BMW Motorcycles of Iowa City.

10:30AM – Meet and Greet – (Coffee and Doughnut will be provided) – We will have several obstacles and natural features constructed on site. Off-road instructors will be present for instructions on technique, advice, and demonstrations.

12PM – Break for lunch, but there will be a food truck present on site.

1PM – First raffle drawing of the day at BMW, friendly competitions on the obstacles, new model test rides, and to check out the latest gear from BMW Motorrad, KLIM, Shoei, and more.

3PM – Depart for Jefferson County on a fantastic dual sport track that covers a mix of gravel, B-roads and a little bit of pavement. You’ll hit a few water crossings and some really fun trails. All doable on large adventure bikes as long as you have a 50/50 tire.

6PM – Arrive at Jefferson Country Ciderworks. Food and Drinks available for purchase

9:30PM – Outdoor movie showing of the new Mid-Atlantic BDR Movie

10:30PM – Camping offered on-site at Jefferson County Ciderworks or, if you prefer, there are hotels nearby

Sunday Morning – Riders are on their own to get home.

It should once again be a wonderful time. If you attended last year, we hope to see you again. If you are new, you can view a recap of last years event here.

Or check out the podcast that explains the most frequently asked questions.

Please Pre-Register as spots are limited. – Email dirtorcas@gmail.com to register or with questions