MOTUS is headed back to Vermont for this year’s 2015 Vermont Overland Rally. This incredible event, which is held October 8-11, takes place at the picturesque Lillie Brook Farm in Rockingham. The theme of this year’s rally is a “Taste of Vermont.” Throughout the entire weekend, attendees will be given a test of the very best that Vermont has to offer the overland and adventure traveler. From incredible food to hand-crafted products made by skilled artisans, this year’s event is sure to delight the senses.
The event will kick off on Thursday. Attendees will arrive throughout the day, check in, and set up camp. As the sun starts to set, it’ll be the perfect time to break out a frosty beverage and camp chair while getting to know your new neighbors. An introduction and overview of the event starts at 6:00PM. Friday and Saturday will begin with fresh brewed coffee and homemade baked goods available on-site before a morning welcome meeting and update.
Throughout the day on Friday and Saturday, various classes as well as self-navigating overland excursions will be available to attendees. Peter Vollers will show participants how to navigate Vermont’s network of unmaintained town roads using modern mobile apps and devices while Garrett Porterfield will be teaching off-road driving and recovery training. In the afternoons, you can explore and network with the on site vendors or pop in any of the numerous seminars. Some of the featured seminars are: 1993 Camel Trophy winner Michael Hussey teaching extreme recovery, Overland International’s Scott Brady giving expert advice on prepping a vehicle for expedition, and Bill Luth of Vermont Motorcycle Tours guiding students in a “use what you got” CPR and First Aid presentation. A full list of seminars and classes is available on the Vermont Overland website.
Friday night features burgers fresh from Lillie Brook Farm and an evening movie. On Saturday night, our very own Clint Terrill will be making his famous “Southern Gentleman” overland chili which will be served alongside great local breads and other homemade, farm-to-table specialty items! Dinner will be followed by Scott Brady’s presentation on circumnavigating the globe and crossing all seven continents. Overall, the Vermont Overland Rally will be an incredible event that you won’t want to miss (click here to check out recap on last year’s rally). If you’re on the fence about attending this year’s event, don’t hesitate too long. The event is limited to 200 vehicles so you will want to register now! For more information on the 2015 Vermont Overland Rally, or if you’d like to register to attend, please visit their website.