With a line of ADV bikes ranging from entry level 390 Adventures to high-performance, 160-hp 1290 Super Adventure R, KTM knows adventure. The last KTM Adventure Rider Rally was held in Breckenridge, Colorado in 2019. After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the popular off-road and off-road rally returns this September in Donnelly, Idaho. Below is KTM’s official press release.

KTM North America, Inc. has announced that the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is returning to the calendar for 2022 with a completely new format for participants. One of the oldest and most popular events on the KTM Global Adventure Rally calendar, the 17th special event will bring together KTM riders from around the globe to experience the ultimate adventure September 16-18 at the scenic Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho.

KTM Adventure Rider Rally
2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R (Photo by Kevin Wing)

This year’s event has a completely new format and will offer a designated loop for each day of riding that includes options for all skill levels and a shared lunch/refueling event supported by KTM. Participants will have the unique opportunity to experience first-hand the future of KTM Adventure in the presence of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Dakar Rally Champion Kevin Benavides and KTM Ambassador Chris Birch, as well as the opportunity to ride alongside off-road experts – and other big names – throughout the event.


To make the rally fun and safe, participants will ride in groups of 2-4 each day. Adventurers can pre-register in a pre-determined group and individual self-navigators will be matched on site with a rider/group of the same skill level. All groups must have a SPOT device and GPS devices.

Due to popular demand, a limited number of participants will be able to experience the adventure-style camp. The trip will be led by KTM’s Chris Fillmore for the second year and camping has been extended by one day to allow campers to experience this real adventure.

As always, the KTM Adventure Rider Rally is for KTM Adventure and Enduro owners, but is open to all brands of street bikes. The KTM Ride Orange Street Demonstrations will be held on Thursday to give all participants the opportunity to participate in all rides on Friday and Saturday.

Riding techniques and technical riding workshops will also be available for those interested, as well as plenty of adventure game vendors on site. Participants will receive a t-shirt and hat, as well as a pre-event dinner on Thursday, breakfast on Friday and Sunday, and an awards dinner on Saturday night.

For more information or to register for the KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Donnelly, Idaho, visit official page.


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