Vintage 500

We started our Vintage 1000 event in 2015, and since then, we've had requests to host a shorter similar event. Hence, the Vintage 500 was born, and 2019 is the first year this event is offered.

September 13-15, 2019
The route starts in Chattanooga, then travels into the mountains of Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. This ride is truly fantastic, ranging from deep in the forest to riding through beautiful valleys surrounded by mountains.

To register, send us an email at - for information about how to pay the deposit, see the Cost section below.
Approximately 500 miles, fully mapped by us. We navigate by roll chart only (roll charts are provided - you have to provide your own roll chart holder). No GPS. Camping at pre-selected and pre-reserved campgrounds (different campground both nights). Your registration fee covers the support vehicles, camping, food and beverages, and maps. You will be responsible for paying for your own gas, parts, and any additional food/beverages.

The group is divided into smaller groups for riding (approximately 5 people per group). This helps keep the group moving while providing group support when needed.

The riders' meeting will occur Friday morning before we leave, and we expect to be back in Chattanooga mid-late afternoon on Sunday.

$350 total

$100 deposit due on sign up - payable by venmo to or by paypal to

Balance of $250 due 6 weeks prior to start of ride.

Deposit is transferable to another person but not refundable.

4-6 weeks from the event - $150 refund

Less than 4 weeks to the event - $0 refund

At any time, you can transfer your registration to another person.

  1. All bikes must be manufactured before 1980. There is no limit on how much the bike costs.

  2. Your bike must be street legal, registered, and insured. You must have a valid motorcycle license.

  3. Suspension can only be upgraded with components available before 1980 or new replacement parts with the same travel specs. So, upgraded rear shocks are ok, front end swaps manufactured before 1980 are ok. No monoshock conversions at all.

  4. Everything you need for the weekend (excluding cooking equipment and food) must be carried on your bike: clothes, camping gear, tools, spare parts etc….

There are 2 support vehicles - one that follows close to the trail if you or your bike cannot make it any further. The other goes from camp to camp, prepares all the food and can be used to pick up parts or supplies for bike repairs.

Each riding group will be supplied with a Garmin InReach Satellite tracker and text communicator to communicate with the support vehicle and for medical help, if needed.

Included is a hot breakfast, packed lunch and snacks, evening meal, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Breakfast and evening meals are served at camp.