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NUT-UP FOR THE ULTIMATE FREE RIDE


  • ARCHES NATIONAL PARK MOAB, UTAH, 84532 UNITED STATES (map)

This is a big one. Be sure you have your big girl panties ready ;).

FREE.
NO CHARGE.
NO REGISTRATION.
COME FOR PART OR FOR ALL.
RIDE ON YOUR OWN OR WITH NEW FRIENDS.
We're giving you our routes and destination details at no charge

Arches National Park
Million Dollar Highway
Moab, UT
Grand Canyon National Park
Moki Dugway
Monument Valley
Goosenecks State
Durango, CO
Hopi & Navajo Reservations
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Epic Buffalo Pass
Mesa Verde National Park
Scenic Byway 128 Colorado River
San Juan Skyway
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State

MAY 17-24th.

We already sent the word out that our rides have gone private and there wasn’t going to be a public Nut-up Rally this year, but we want to now give you the route, destinations, points of interest and schedule so that you can simply book directly to take this epic riding vacation yourselves. To be clear: THIS IS NOT A NUT-UP EVENT, we are offering all of our information on the routing and schedule ofr you to do with it what you want - come ride it all, only ride parts of it, or save the route for a future date. Most riders want to come during the previously scheduled event so if you want to meet and ride with others, come then.

We only post this as an 'event' our Nut-up Page for informational purposes only. Should you have questions, or just want to shoot the breeze about the ride, we suggest talking to Samantha Bonsack who will in the rider in the region who knows the most about the routes and excursions. She also may be riding along for parts of this route with you.

Check out the schedule - May 17-24th

DAY ONE:
ARRIVE MOAB
Arches National Park at sunset

DAY TWO:
Moab
(optional) Moki Dugway
(optional) Valley of the Gods
(optional) Goosenecks State Park
Lunch in Mexican Hat
Monument Valley
Arrive in Page for the night
(alternative route - continue on to Second Mesa on the Hopi Reservation for the night)

DAY THREE:
Page
(optional) Grand Canyon North Rim
Grand Canyon South Rim
Arrive Flagstaff for the night
(alternative route - Second Mesa to South Rim then back to Second Mesa for the night)

DAY FOUR: Riders are Escorted from the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders:
Flagstaff
Second Mesa, Hopi Reservation
(optional route: a corner in Winslow, Arizona)
Planned on Hopi Dancers perform your choice
planned on speaker from the Tribal leaders, your choice
Chinle, AZ
planned on Navajo Dancers perform - your choice
Private tour deep in Canyon de Chelly National Monument

DAY FIVE:
Chinle
Buffalo Pass
(optional route Four Corners)
Shiprock
Mesa Verde National Park
Arrive in Durango for a fun party night

DAY SIX:
Durango
Million Dollar Highway
(alternative route for weather considerations is San Juan Skyway)
Telluride for lunch
Paradox Valley
La Sal Mountains
Moab

DAY SEVEN:
Moab
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyonlands National Park
Colorado River Corridor
Back to Moab for the night

DAY EIGHT:
Return home.

On a personal note, we have been dragging our feet coming to this decision but the rising fees meant that our registration costs had increased to the point that we couldn’t afford to attend our own rally if we were participants. One of the laws we made when we started this was that it if we weren’t able to pull off an epic riding vacation, EVERY TIME, we would stop. Period. And it’s not an epic if you can’t afford to go on the ride. We were deeply grateful for the sponsorship requests that we were (heavily) considering, but the bottom line came down to the fact that this spring event was becoming far more ‘commercial’ and moving away from the relaxed, friendly vibe of riding with your friends. The vibe we want to ride with, and why you wanted to ride with us in the first place.

Yes, we would do at a very high registration rate, but it would change our rider demographic to the point of feeling more like a tour rather than a riding rally. There is a BIG difference between those two and we are committed to keeping the vibe much more like good buddies getting together for a long ride rather than a commercial tour where you’re just another number.

You guys seem to be feeling the same way as our private rides have been booking up, causing for some schedule concerns around the Rally. And then, finally, a family commitment arose that was the preverbal straw on the camel’s back as it landed right in the middle of our scheduled event.

In the end, it’s always been about riding with lifelong friends that you just happened to meet here with us on one of our rides. It was never a numbers game, of either a bunch of riders or a bunch of dollars. To us, riding with others should be about riding with friends and not riding for dollars. Everything changes when you ride for dollars and, honestly, we prefer the friendships. You can contact us for private rides, the Nut-up 1000 Miles-in-a-Day Insanity Ride (bike willing), the small fall Nut-up Epic, and the always free Moab Motorcycle Meet-up as they all encompass that riding-with-friends vibe without the commercialism that kills anything cool.

So if you’d like to take advantage of the hard work we put into this route, drop us a note and we’ll share the accommodations, ideal times and exact recommended stopping points at each of the bucket list destinations and off-bike excursion info as desired.

THIS IS NOT AN EVENT - This is an open ride you can join in on.

This route cannot be recommended highly enough. It is full of some of the most diverse and geographically spectacular riding you will ever do, and it is worth every bit of effort need to make in order to ride it. It’s truly that good.

Go ahead...NUT-UP.