Do you hear it? Under the humdrum of day jobs around the world, there is an underground crowd of ATV riders chanting in anticipation, “its the most wonderful time of the year!” No, they aren’t clamoring about Christmas. Even better, they are gearing up for DuneFest, the ultimate ATV dune-riding extravaganza that only comes once a year.
Each year ATV devotees around the world make their annual Summer pilgrimage to the Oregon Dunes for the biggest festival in the ATV community. Along the scenic shore of the Pacific Ocean, DuneFest boasts over 10,000 acres for riders of varying skill levels to compete and participate together in motocross, drag racing, neck-to-neck cruising, and more. With monumental dunes, millions of years in the making - some as high as 500 feet - it is no wonder legend has it that it is the best place to go airborne. Aside from the dunes alone, the festivities are endless with giveaways, vendors, and shows. Still not convinced on giving up those Summer vacation days? Here are more reasons to attend DuneFest this year:
Fun for the Little Riders Too
The DuneFest motto is “the most fun a family can have in the sand!” The festival has a long tradition of fun for the whole family. Not only are there several camping areas that are accessible for families to spend the week in, but designated kid’s riding areas and events like kid’s drag races. This is the best place to bring up the little riders.
Matchless Gear Available
DuneFest lines up the best brands in the business each year in the legendary Vendor Row. The line-up is endless, boasting industry leaders (Yamaha, Polaris) to the up-and-coming independent, innovators. Take a stroll down Vendor Row and see they state of the art vehicles be showcased, and purchase gear you won’t find elsewhere. It is not uncommon that vendors will let attendees ride cutting-age, not yet released vehicles on the dunes. Not to mention, Monster Energy Drink is a proud sponsor of the festival and will be your exclusive fuel leaving Vendor Row.
Ride Into The Night
You heard us. As if dune riding weren’t the ultimate thrill ride already, DuneFest challenges riders to race each other after hours. Lighting up the Oregon nights in neon blazes of blue and red, DuneFest attendees engage in hitting the treacherous dunes in there dark together. It is a true trial that every ATV rider should experience.
DuneFest runs from July 24th to 29th this 2018. Visit dunefest.com for more information.