PARK CITY RIDE 2023
INFO & ITINERARY
The Ultimate Luxury Dual-Sport Adventure
Special Guests Andrew Short, Guy Cooper & Destry Abbott
Aug 21-25, 2023
Since 2016, former Dirt Rider magazine editors Ken Faught and Mark "Kato" Kariya have been working to build the world’s best high-end, ultimate, luxury dual-sport adventure, and we are ready for our third-annual event. Park City 2023 — The Legend’s Ride will be an ultra-exclusive motorcycle adventure in Northern Utah with Andrew Short, Guy Cooper and Destry Abbott. Everything about this ride is special, from the world-class riders, the special activities and the support staff, all the way to the log home which has been called one of the Top 15 Log Cabins in the World.
But this is not a ride that's going to kick your ass, although our team has done plenty of those. Park City 2023 will be an experience that will overwhelm the senses, tantalize the imagination and provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is an exclusive ride for sixteen, yes 16 people only. This is a high-end event, and the $9,950 ($7,350 for a shared room) cost should tell you something—that price, by the way, does not include a bike. We want people to ride their own street-legal dual-sport bikes since that's where most people are comfortable, although we can help arrange bikes if necessary. We do have several KTM 500 EXC-Fs in our fleet. Park City 2023 will include some fun in a helicopter, incredible sightseeing, some riding tips from champion racers Andrew Short, Destry Abbott and Guy Cooper, along with photos and video of your adventure. That’s right, the award-winning Mark Kariya and Ken Faught—names you've seen in magazines like Dirt Rider, Dirt Bike, Cycle News, Australasian Dirt Bike and Racer X for over 25 years—will be shooting photos of each rider to create lasting personal memories for each participant. It’s one of the many reasons this will be the number one on- and off-road motorcycle tour in the United States and one of the top 10 dirt bike tours in the world, first time out.
So, who will attend this event? We expect an eclectic group of business owners, executives, doctors, lawyers, celebrities and serious fans of the sport. The price itself should be an indication that we expect quality, successful people who enjoy the finer things in life. Vanessa Doleshal of Speed & Sport Adventures, LLC and will oversee all of the details. These include items like bike and gear washing, entertainment and all meals.
Participants in Park City 2023 —The Legends Ride will also be placed on special VIP priority list for future rides. That means they will have the first opportunity for Speed & Sport Adventures' next event, and if someone cancels, they will have an opportunity to bring a friend before we open it up to the general public.
THE RIDING CREW
-Guy Cooper - AMA National Motocross Champion / 2-time
ISDE Gold Medalist
Factory Dakar Rally Star
-Destry Abbott - ISDE Gold Medalist / EnduroCross Racer
-Mark Kariya — world-famous off-road photojournalist/former
editor for Dirt Rider, Cycle News, 4-Stroke Dirt Bikes
-Ken Faught — 3-time Motorcycle Land Speed Record
Holder/former Dirt Rider magazine chief editor
-Travis Whitlock — 14-time Motorcycle Hillclimb
World Champ & X-Games Gold Medalist
-Lexi Whitlock — National Hillclimb Competitor
-Rick Sowma — Chief Mechanic
THE SUPPORT CREW
-Vanessa Doleshal — Entrepreneur / Designer / Model /
Nationally Ranked BMX racer
-Catherina Zember — Business Owner / World Traveler /
Mom / Adventurer
-Viola Bautista — Business Owner / World Traveler / Mom /
-Julie Piconi - Business Owner / World Traveler / Mom /
-Alexa Whitlock - Business Owner / World Traveler / Mom /
-Ryan Honstein - Team Manager Stan Benson Racing
LIVING SPACE—THE MANSION
Each rider will have his (or her) own room inside this massive four-story “log cabin” which will serve as our base camp, except the few who choose to share rooms for a discount. The lodge is more like a mini resort with an indoor pool, hot tub, game room, chef’s kitchen, etc. It sits on over 10 acres and is able to sleep 60 people, but we plan on having 1/3 of that including our staff. This is a high-end adventure and all rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Oh yeah, there are also 16 restrooms!
The house is located inside a private community and features an indoor swimming pool, game room, meeting area and plenty of living space.
WHY PARK CITY?
Our goal is to create an amazing experience for all, and we have worked to find the ideal balance to achieve that. Mark Kariya and Ken Faught are arguably the two most-traveled professional off-road motorcycle journalists in the world, and they, along with Jennifer Emig and Travis Whitlock, did much of the scouting before choosing Park City. They have done off-road motorcycle tours in Peru, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Senegal, and Chile. Separately, they have ridden in 40 of the United States plus Australia and several countries in Europe.
"Although we love international travel, we wanted to create something that avoided the complication of needing a passport to have fun," Faught explains."Our goal is to make it simple for people to have the absolute best of the best, and we found that in Park City."
“Such a talented group of people working on an amazing adventure.”
Justin Shantie —Adam Cianciarulo’s Factory Monster Energy Kawasaki mechanic
-Dale Davis—6D Helmets graphic designer
-Ashley Fiolek– 4-Time AMA Women's Motocross Champion
"No one knows adventures like these guys!"
David Kamo - 2-Time ISDE Gold Medalist / AMA West Hare Scrambles Champ / Baja 1000 Winner
“I have had Mark Kariya do the Team SRT photo shoot for the past five years and he is the perfect guy! He excels at getting the perfect shot when the race is on the line. I can’t wait to see him take this new Dual-Sport Adventure to a new level. He’ll make all of the riders look like Pros!
-Craig Thompson - Owner, SRT
-Donnie Bales, The Whisky Throttle Show
PARK CITY TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1 | Aug 21
ARRIVAL/MEET & GREET
4:30 - Arrive at the lodge/basecamp followed by a welcome reception with drinks & hors d’oeuvres with a group meeting
DAY 2 | Aug 22
The first day of riding will be filled with exploring a the beautiful surrounding lakes and sights. Lunch will be enjoyed at a restaurant with dinner and activities held back at the lodge. We expect to have a wide variety of activities that include cornhole, horseshoes, table tennis, volleyball and basketball in the pool. Then again, simple relaxation and bench racing is also not only invited but encouraged.
DAY 3 | Aug 23
We will leave the basecamp around 8:30 A.M. and ride about 50 miles to breakfast. After breakfast we'll ride 75 miles to the helicopter launch site. Lunch will be served at a VIP location by our friendly and detail-oriented team. Following lunch we will ride toward the lodge, approx. 75 miles, and shower and relax before dinner and mingling with your fellow riders! There's also going to be another surprise, but we won’t tell anyone until it actually happens.
DAY 4 | Aug 24
This ride will take the group all around town and the surrounding areas. It will be followed by BBQ dinner and "last hurrah" at the lodge. This should be an epic evening full of activities, bench racing and building memories.
DAY 5 | Aug 25
8:00 A.M. — Farewell breakfast
10:00 A.M. — Checkout