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Shenandoah 500 Dual Sport/ADV Ride

  • 1 Oct 2022
  • 2 Oct 2022
  • Natural Chimneys Campground
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Register Here:


Camping at Natural Chimney's IS NOT included in the registration fee. To reserve a campsite, you must call (540) 350-2510. Online campsite registrations are disabled for the S500 weekend.

The annual Shenandoah 500 dual sport/ADV ride.  AMA membership is required for this event; please sign up prior to the event here: http://join.americanmotorcyclist.com/

There will be no breakfast or dinner provided at Natural Chimneys. The only meals included in the registration fee are lunches.

Event Location:

Natural Chimneys Campground (all activities and riders meeting)


  • The event is two days, Sat Oct 1 and Sun Oct 2 (see below for full schedule). One ticket is good for both days. Tickets are not available for individual days.
  • Included in the ticket price is lunch (both days) and a t-shirt (specify size when registering). Breakfast and dinner are not provided.
  • You may arrive on Friday to check-in and have your bike inspected.
  • There are two routes: Dual Sport and ADV.
  • The Dual Sport course will be navigated with maps and paper roll charts. The course has a variety of terrain - dirt, gravel, paved, single track, etc.
  • The ADV course must be navigated by GPS. The ADV course has a combination of gravel, paved, and forest roads.
  • If your GPS can't handle tracks you won't be able to navigate the ADV course with the files we provide.
  • There is no sweep or other support on the ADV course. ADV riders should be 100% self-sufficient.
  • It is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED to ride either course on your own, but especially the ADV course.
  • Don't count on cell phone coverage anywhere on either course.
  • Gas stations are available along the route.
  • Camping is not included in the admission ticket and you must make your own camping reservations (see below for camping areas).
  • AMA membership is required; make sure you have your AMA # ready BEFORE you start your online registration. (click here to join the AMA).
  • All bikes must be street legal, registered, and have a spark arrestor.
  • Online registration only.
  • No refunds.

Camping info:

Natural Chimneys Campground (Event will be held here)
Mount Solon, VA
GPS: 38.3553, -79.0869
Contact Augusta County Parks and Rec to reserve your spot!
Online Camping Reservations and Park Info: https://www.co.augusta.va.us/government/parks-recreation/parks-facilities/natural-chimneys

Nearby Campground if Natural Chimneys is full:

Stokesville Campground
464 Stokesville Rd
Mount Solon, VA
GPS: 38.3537, -79.1499

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