HU Travellers Meeting Colorado 2013 "Campfire and Ride"

Horizons Unlimited Campfire and Ride Meeting

Friday July 12 - Sunday July 14, 2013 - Grant, Colorado


It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.

Horizons Unlimited Colorado Event Schedule

The event is from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2013. The schedule is pretty laid back, as you'd expect since Greg Frazier is the local organizer!

We're still working on the details, but expect riding as the focus, follow the leader or on your own, with a presentation or two in the evening.

There will be Saturday ride outs (with suggested routes/maps) and possibly group leaders.

Presenters at HU Colorado 2013 include...

Nick Taylor.

Nick Taylor

High Passes & Soft Curves

"A quick trip to the Indian Himalaya Fly-in fly-out trip to Leh and Ladakh on a rented Royal Enfield Bullet. You can have a great experience in a very foreign environment without having to do a lot of planning or taking a lot of equipment."

High Passes and Soft Curves, by Nick Taylor.

After growing up in the North-East of England, Nick seeks out the drier parts of the world! An experienced desert traveler, Nick has made many trips to the Sahara and the Rub' al Khali, as well as spending time in Southern Africa and the slightly wetter parts of South East Asia. Nick lives in Idledale, Colorado, drives Land Rovers and rides BMWs.

Nick Taylor at Chang La.

David Rankine.

David Rankine

Your Alaska Journey

En route to Alaska, by David Rankine.

I am a former Alaska Resident. The presentation is slides of various routes to and from Alaska and the Marine Ferry along with a talk to help people plan their Alaska Journey.

Greg Frazier.

Gregory Frazier

FIVE (and a half!) x RTW

We're pretty sure Greg can be arm-twisted to get up and talk about his FIVE (and a half!) amazing trips around the world!

Greg riding SE Asia
Gregory Frazier riding SE Asia

LOTS of presentations to come! As people register to present we'll list them here.

Horizons Unlimited Colorado 2013 Ride-outs

Dave Rankine has volunteered to lead a ride over some of the easier Colorado passes for people who want to do some guided off pavement group experience. Off road technique instruction as needed. Ride is weather permitting.

Guanella Pass, from Wikipedia.

Guanella Pass from Bierstadt, from Wikipedia

Note: You are spoiled for choice on rides in the area, so let Greg know if you have any particular requests.

Boreas Pass, from Wikipedia.

Boreas Pass in Summer, from Wikipedia

Facilities for a Fantastic Three Days

The Horizons Unlimited Colorado 2013 Campfire and Ride meeting will be held at Terry A Gross memorial park (Geneva Creek), Pike National Forest, Grant, CO 80448.

Entrance to park.

This secluded park features streams on both sides of the property to form an island. An approximately 400 ft. x 150 ft pond is ideal for canoeing and fishing...

The park is secluded from the paved road and neighbors, ideal for friendly motorcyclists ;-)

Riverview from Geneva Creek park, Grant, Colorado. Pavilion in Terry Gross park, Geneva Creek, Colorado.

The park also features 4 horse shoe pits, a bandstand 24ft. x 20ft. a 30ft gazebo with a firepit, 2 very nice & clean restroom facilities are available, two walk bridges over Geneva Creek.

Bandstand. Bandstand.


Camping along the creek is included in your registration fee.

Bridge to camping area.

Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado. Camping area, Geneva Creek, Colorado.


You won't go hungry! From their website: "We smoke like a narrow gauge engine from Colorado! But our 'engine' belches the primal scent of bar-b-qued meats. Succulent Ribs - Brisket - Pork & Turkey legs."

Al's Pits Bar-B-Que, Geneva Creek Park.

Beef. Rib slab.

And a local delicacy - Fudge!

South Park Fudge, various flavors!

Menu from their website:

Click for larger version. Click for larger version.

There is also a small "camper store" on site, for firewood, soups and soda.



Join the Volunteer Crew

From welcoming travellers at the gate, to taking care of the campsite and making sure all the presentations run smoothly, the success of every HU event relies on the enthusiasm of its volunteer crew.

"What a wonderful bunch of people. I had no idea how much fun I'd have by helping out!"

"It was my absolute pleasure to be able to give something back to the HU community and working with such great folks really made the event special."

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, get more involved with Horizons Unlimited and have loads of fun! You can sign up to volunteer when you register for the meeting, OR click here if you have already registered and want to add volunteering.

What happens at HU events?

HUBBUK 2013 - Donington Park

Be a Presenter

We're inviting submissions for presentations, so whether you're attending the event or exploring a distant continent, if you've got a story to tell or expertise to share we'd like to hear from you.

We love to hear stories about your travel adventures, especially if you have great pics! Also, practical how-to sessions such as roadside cooking, navigation/GPS, trip prep and planning, adventure motorcycling medicine, packing light, setting your bike up, communications/blogging from the road, self-publishing your story, yoga for bikers, bodging/bike maintenance, self-defense, photography, videography, tire repair, safe riding techniques, how to pick up your bike, off-road riding, all are of interest.

There are 40 and 90 minute sessions available for talks, workshops, demos and live web chats, plus a new Pecha Kucha option (20 slides x 20 seconds each).

Click here to submit your ideas

Comments about HU Events

"I don't even have plans to go ride around the world, but the presentations and people were great and you guys did an awesome job!"

"It was wonderful!! Loved the chance to rub elbows with experienced rtw'ers, and get their experiences/ views/ perspectives. The mantra I took away was 'just do it'."

"I have picked up so much information... and met some new friends and wonderful people."

"A superb event that was really well organised. I found the atmosphere amongst the attendees to be very positive too."

"I have not done much travelling so it was like visiting with a world traveller - Presenters were very approachable."

"Great atmosphere and camaraderie, especially at dinner time, and interesting presentations."

"Folks were all great and the most amazing thing was there was NO ATTITUDE."

"I have learned so much, made some great mates and met some of the best people. I was buzzing by the time I got home. I have a little trip planned and just can't wait to get out there."

You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.

Poster in pdf format (500kb) full colour Event poster:

HU Colorado 2013 meeting poster.

You may need to right click and choose "save target as..."


Departing or Returning?

If you're planning an expedition in 2013, why not make the Horizons Unlimited meeting your official start point? Or maybe you're nearing the completion of a journey and would like a very public welcome home? Of course you might just be passing through and fancy marking a key stage of your travels?

We'd love to make you a big part of the meeting, so feel free to get in touch and tell us your plans.

Colorado 2013 Venue Location

Terry A. Gross Park
Geneva Creek
Just off Highway 285, at the foot of
Guanella and Kenosha Passes
Pike National Forest
Grant CO 80448

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Other Accommodation

The Grant Motel is a 5 unit motel 200 meters away, $70. -$100 a night. Two units with full kitchen.

The Grant Motel, Colorado.


49758 Highway 285 Grant, CO 80448
(303) 816-0542


From their website:

"All rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and television with satellite receiver.

Clean & Comfortable Rooms
Newly Renovated!
Full Kitchen or Kitchenette
Riverfront Relaxation
WiFi Available On-site
Liquor Store
Wildlife Mountain access nearby for a variety of activities"

Proprietor: Don Schauer

Motel owner.

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