Events

Overland Expo EAST

Join us for Overland Expo EAST,
at REEB Ranch south of Asheville, North Carolina, USA
November 9–11, 2018*

We are the premier overlanding event in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts, alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together in one place all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to get outfitted and get going. *It’s Veteran’s Weekend!

WHY TRAIN WITH US?

Several overland shows now offer worthwhile classes. But no other event comes close to the breadth and depth of education available to Overland Experience attendees at the Overland Expo, from choosing the right vehicle for your needs, to packing it with the proper equipment and provisions, to comfortably handling challenging driving conditions, to winching it out of a hole. Our team of instructors is simply the best on the planet: from ex-Camel Trophy team members to trans-Africa veterans to professional motorcycle trainers and trip leaders. The most recent Overland Expo EAST schedule included over 140 classes comprising a full 350 session-hours of instruction. We now have attendees who have been to every Expo and have not run out of things to learn.

 

WHY COME EAST?

The Overland Expo EAST venue lies in the forested heart of Blue Ridge Mountain country, just south of Asheville, North Carolina. Our venue is REEB Ranch, which is owned by Oskar Blues Brewing Company, and comprises beautiful fields for our vendors, training areas, and camping and is surrounded by forested hills and hiking and mountain biking trails. We’ll have day parking and a shuttle from the Oskar Blues Brewing Company in Pisgah. The region around Pisgah is an outdoor recreation mecca, and Asheville and Hendersonville (just 20 minutes away) are heaven for culinary and micro-brew aficionados. Before or after the show you can drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or head to the stunning Outer Banks to overindulge in seafood, climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and rest your hand on the rail from which the Wright Brothers launched their first Flyer at Kitty Hawk.

 

WHY BUY A WEEKEND PASS?

If you’re not quite ready for the full Overland Experience package, do not imagine your time won’t be busy. A weekend pass (with or without camping) gets you access to over 200 vendors, a drive in a new Land Rover on a specially built course, test BFGoodrich tires, plus dozens of demonstrations, slide shows, films, and roundtable panels on worldwide travel. You can effortlessly fill three days—some guests tell us it takes them hours just to look through all the fascinating overland vehicles in the parking lot. And as always, kids 17 and under get in free to Overland Expo.

 

WHY OVERLAND EXPO?

One word: Community. Of all the comments we get raving about the quality of classes, instructors, and vendors, one impression strikes people the hardest, and that is the people who come to learn, to teach, and to share. The Overland Expo has become a mandatory calendar event for travelers from all over the world, many of whom schedule trans-continental journeys to coincide with a West or East Expo, to see old friends and meet new ones. Those new to overlanding tell us again and again how welcomed they feel by this community whose reason for being, after all, is to explore, learn new things, and meet new people. It’s why our motto is: Overland Expo—where adventure begins and frindships last.

Sweetlines Sugar Showdown

Are you shreddy to get steezy? Do you want to step it up? Feeling like there’s a big gap in your riding? Wanna hang but not enough time? We have the answers…knowledge, practice, and confidence!  Sugar Showdown will focus on fundamentals and advancing progression so any level rider will improve Ridestyle skills. It’s a women’s weekend workshop to hone proper techniques with classes all Saturday and competition Sunday.

Riding is complicated! Knowing and understanding your personal riding level helps keep you safe, smart and aware while on the dirt. Let’s work together to improve jump and drop skills in order to hit trails with knowledge, skill, confidence, and calmness. It’s what we call ADRENALINE ZEN! Join us and be part of this sisterhood that is the Sugar Showdown. Open to women and anyone who identifies as female.

$1000 Pro Purse!

DETAILS

DATES: FRIDAY, JUNE 29 – SUNDAY, JULY 1

WHERE: DUTHIE HILL PARK, ISSAQUAH, WA

FRIDAY, JUNE 29:

5pm – 6pm – Crash Course (IN THE CLEARING INSIDE THE PARK)
6pm – 8pm – ChixFlix Meet & Greet
6pm – Bike Checks

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

8am – 4pm – Classes

SUNDAY, JULY 1

8am – 4pm – Comp

COST:

  • Class & Comp
    • $199 – Early Bird Pricing
    • $209 – May 20
    • $219 – June 20
  • Class Only
    • $149 – Sugar Basics Early Bird Pricing- beginner skills class
    • $150 – May 20
    • $169 – June 20
  • Family discount – ($15 off each, use the code SugarFam18)
  • Sweet Peas (ages 6-8)
    • $149 Early Bird
    • $159 – May 20
    • Sweet Peas Jump Jam – FREE
  • Comp Only – $25
  • Includes: lunch Saturday and Sunday
  • Registration closes June 28 at 10pm

PREREQUISITES:

  • For the Novice and Amateur classes, participants must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year and be ready to jump and drop (new to jumping is good but no new riders please).
  • Beginner riders are welcome in the Sugar Basics class only.

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ELEMENT CYCLES

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SWAG LEVEL

FRIDAY: CRASH COURSE / CHIXFLIX MEET & GREET

  • 5pm-6pm – Crash Course
  • 6pm-8pm – ChixFlix Meet & Greet
  • 6pm-7pm – Bike Checks
  • 2pm-4pm – Pro Ride Session

Meet inside the park to get bikes checked over and watch a movie! You will have to ride into the park, it’s a 20-minute walk.

SATURDAY: COACHING

  • 8am – Registration
  • 8:30am – Intros
  • 8am-4pm
  • Groups will be split up based on ability and whether students have been to one of our programs before or not. New students will spend more time on form in the beginning. Returning students will do a form refresher then move on to freeride skills. Students are automatically entered in the comp but don’t have to participate unless they want to.
  • Sugar Basics is from 10am-4pm. This is a skills class for new mountain bikers! They will not be jumping or competing, simply adding to their arsenal of mountain bike shred skills! Sills will include: wheel lifts, cornering, roll downs, body position and trail riding skills.
  • Sugar Cubes is for 6-14 year olds all-day Saturday. Girls must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 2 years and be ready to start jumping or push their jumping to the next level and be comfortable riding Voodoo.
  • Sweet Peas 6-10 year old class is from 10am-4pm. The girls will practice on the pump track and Luna lines working on skills while having fun! Must be riding 2-wheels and able to stand up on their pedals! Not training wheels. No coaster brakes (back pedal brakes), and must have brakes.

SUNDAY: COMP – SPECTATORS WELCOME!

  • 8am-4pm
  • Novice and Amateur riders will compete on Voodoo Child
    • Novice riders are new to jumping
    • Amateurs have a bit more jumping experience
    • Judging will be based on form and style
  • Semi-Pros will compete on Voodoo Child or the top of Flying Squirrel
    • This category is for women who have been jumping for a while are almost ready to compete on Flying Squirrel or the top of Squirrel but feel more comfortable on Voodoo
  • The Pro category will compete on Flying Squirrel
    • This class is for ladies who have been jumping for a long time
    • We are doing Jump Jam format with prizes for tricks, form, style, amplitude, etc.
    • You will see a lot of turn-bars, x-ups, one footers, no-footers, tam-boggins, whips, kick outs, no-handers, table tops, ET airs, bar humps, combinations, and some surprise moves
  • Comp Categories:
    • Novice (new to jumping)
    • Amateur Sugar Cubes, 6-10
    • Amateur Sugar Cubes, 11-14
    • Amateur 15-25
    • Amateur 26-35
    • Amateur 36-45
    • Masterettes 46+
    • Semi-Pro
    • Semi-Pro Sugar Cubes, 9-14
    • Pro
  • Special Awards Include:
    • Most Improved
    • Best Trick (for Pros & Semi-Pros)
    • Most Supportive Rider
    • Most Creative
    • Highest Amplitude
    • Mom / Daughter Teams
    • Trail Builder Volunteer Hours – (earn Sugar Points for hours of trail work)

SWEET-T’S! $20 ADVANCED SALES / $25 AT THE EVENT (LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER IS JUNE 15)

 

To register for this event or find more details, click on the organizer’s link!