MICHIGAN TREADHEAD 2017 SPRING THUNDER BOWL ORV RIDE
2017 Thunder Bowl Route Video
Thunder Bowl, Hiawatha National Forest
May 20-21, 2017 THUNDER BOWL ORV RIDE & DINNER to Fight MS Saturday starting from the White Pine Lodge, in Christmas with a gas station and casino next door.
Registration starts at 7AM Saturday at the White Pine Lodge
we head out at 9AM sharp. It's a full day of riding with a stop at the Thunder Bowl to play followed by
a lunch and gas stop at the Jack Pine about 12:30, and then more riding.
After Saturdays ride, 7:00PM, a Steak Dinner at Foggy's is include with your ticket.
The ADVANCE RIDE GROUP leaves at 9:00AM and is for experienced riders only and will move at a quick pace where permitted.
The advanced route is 120 miles 59 in the morning and 61 in the afternoon. The terrain changes a lot from sandy or muddy to rocky and hilly.
The EASY PACE RIDE GROUP leaves at 9:30AM and is for those that want a slower pace ride or have machines that will not keep up with the advanced group.
The easy pace route is a total of 110 miles with 60 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon.
Sunday there will be a shorter ride to see Au Train Falls leaving at 9:30AM and back by 2:00-3:00PM
Ticket include guided ride, dinner at Foggy's and prize drawings. Riders are responsible for lunch at the Jack Pine which will be there famous in-house pulled pork sandwich . Tickets are $40 per person with
$5 from every ticket going to fight MS.
You can buy tickets on line using Pay Pal. NOTE: You can pay with a credit card using Pay Pay without opening an account.
What to bring? You must bring a signed waiver for each person driving or riding.
(waivers will be sent with tickets) All machines must be checked in and tagged with a number.
Make sure ALL DRIVERS CHECK BACK IN at the end of the ride by dropping off your numbered tag.
All machines must be in good working order, meet noise standards and have proper license and trail permit.
License Fee to ride on non-private property, $26.25
Trail permit for state designated trails & routes $10.00
All drivers and riders must wear helmet and Eye Protection,
except for side by side with seat belts and roll cages.
Michigan weather can change fast. Rain, snow or end of the world, we still ride!
Bring winter outerwear and dress warm. A good pair of boots, gloves, goggles
or face shield, a helmet liner and rain suite are highly recommended.
You should also carry something to drink and a snack. Our guides will be in front
and end of the line and ready to assist you.