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Registration Is Closed
Event Sold Out In 15 Hours
Setting a New Record!

Limited to the first 175 riders

This ride filled in 32 hours last year, the year before 48, the year before that 72....

               20 Straight years of Sell outs!

                         Thank You All
for making Devil's Creek the Legend that it is!



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                          23rd Annual
                      DEVIL'S CREEK!
                   March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

            (This Event Is Not A Part Of The AMA National Series This Year)


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Devil's Creek is a classic style dual sport event, not a "rally". You will not find games, seminars, or speeches. You won't have time for that. This is an enduro based dual sport motorcycle ride (except Adventure route) that will take the majority of each day to complete.

You will make memories, meet new people, and discover things you never knew. You will also become part of the history, lore, and legend that is Devil's Creek. You'll leave with enough stories to share to last you all year until you come back for the next one.

Let's get this started!
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130+/- miles each day!  Difficulty of any route is based on rider skill, bike choice, and tire choices.

The Adventure rides take meandering routes on paved and limestone and sandy dirt roads through the countryside... good for the 800's and up, noobs, and people just looking for an easy back roads tour! (Fri, Sat, and Sun)

The Dual Sport offers a challenging time through sand, mud, water, trees and whatever else the forest has to offer this year! Full blown D.O.T. knobbies recommended and designed for the smaller dual sport bikes like DRZ400, 450 EXC, XRL650 etc.. (Sat/Sun Only)

The Discovery route is more challenging than the adventure, and easier than the dual sport. Shorter than both, this is designed to give people a first taste of the dual sport, but not the hefty dose of the full route! If you have off-road skills it will be a handful on an 800, not recommended for the big bikes, and almost perfect for noobs  with some skills on smaller bikes....(Sat/Sun Only) 

*** The Florida Forest Service limits the number of riders we can accept, so our limit is firm and based on our permit. ***

There is no shortage of lodging from hotels a few miles away to plenty of tent and RV sites at the staging area

Friday: Friday Adventure ride will take you places you may never knew existed. Lunch on own, dinner is back at the campground. No other routes available on Friday. If you like woods, seafood and expansive Gulf views, you will love this!

Saturday: 3 Routes available, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus:

Saturday Night Bullshoot: Bring your own beverages.  You will need to pay for any additional persons for dinner, it is available during registration. After dinner there will be prizes and more!

Saturday Night Vintage Bike Show
No additional cost but you must sign up during online registration. Bring your pre-1990 street, mx, or enduro bike! Show it off and win prizes!

DEVIL'S CREEK CORNHOLE CHAMPIONSHIP
A bracket competition of two-man teams working up to the final championship round. $150 in Cash Prizes await the victors!

Sunday is a bit shorter but still a great day riding. 3 Routes available. Lunch at the little cabin in the woods in classic Southern Sunday Country style!

Specific Event Information Will Be E-Mailed To All Registered Riders.

This event always fills, and fills quickly!

Read some past event ride reports!

Creek 2015
Creek 2014
Creek 2013
Creek 2012
Creek 2011
Creek 2010
Creek 2009

Creek 2008
Creek 2007


- No one day option available at this time as rider number is limited by the Forest Service Permit and this event sells out!

- You participate at your own risk. Motorcycles are dangerous. Do not ride if you do not have insurance. Gas Stops on route, Lunch on route. No minors please.




Now that you know how much fun to expect
Let's answer some FAQs!....




Devil's Creek Q&A

Had some questions about tech and the sound level. Here are two great links regarding DDS Tech and sound. Please review!

http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/A-short-primer-on-sound-level-terminology-2179583

http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/DDS-Tech-amp-Sound-Test-2099652


Here's A Link To Answer Any Questions About Roll Charts

http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/Roll-Charts-What-Are-They-2165521


Devil's Creek Q & A

Q: WHO IS INVITED:

Any current DDS member with a street legal Dual Sport Motorcycle. 2019 DDS Membership included with entry!

Q: Where do Creek Riders come from?

We have riders come from as far away West as Arizona, Nevada and Idaho and all parts East up into Canada, and even the Bahamas to ride this event!


Q: What's Included?

Approx 300 miles of riding, Roll-chart, GPS Tracks, T-Shirt,
Saturday & Sunday breakfast, Saturday Night Bullshoot and entertainment, Lunch on the route both days. You'd better like to ride and eat!

Q: What about camping and lodging?

Specific event and lodging information is mailed to all registered riders. Camping and lodging is on your own. With so many different variables there is no way to include this in the event. The campground start area is huge and there is never a shortage of spots, so reservations are not necessary. When you see it you'll know what we mean.

It is safe to say that there are more than enough tent and RV sites (full hook ups!) at the staging area. Hotels are located about 7 miles away. So lodging is not a problem!

Details will be provided to all registered riders.


Q: What type of Motorcycle should I ride?

For the Dual Sport Option: Factory off road orientated Dual Sport and Licensed trail bikes will work best( DRZ400, 450EXC, WR250, etc...) Not suitable for KLR650 or larger.

For the Adventure Option: Big bikes along with mid-sized and small. GS1200 to XT225s! It's all about back road touring!

Discovery Option: Skill based, if you have off-road riding experience nothing bigger than 800cc...if you have limited off-road experience nothing larger than a 650...



Q: What is the Tech Inspection?

Sound is the Number 1 enemy of our sport and we have been doing our part for 17 years to ensure that DDS riders and events are respectful to the sport, the residents of the areas through which we ride, and other users that enjoy our forests as well!

Here are two links that describe what is entailed. Please read both!


http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/A-short-primer-on-sound-level-terminology-2179583

http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/dds-tech-sound-test-2099652?pid=20710808#post20710808



Q: Fuel Range and fuel stops ?


Approximately 70 miles between fuel stops.  100 mile fuel range recommended.


Q: How Long Is Each Day's Ride?

All mileages are approximate: DualSport 130+/-, Adventure 150 +/-, Discovery 90 +/-. Ultimately, it's as long as you make it! If you reach your limit, please, by all means, do the safe thing and head back! There are no trophies or million dollar factory contracts. This is a fun weekend, enjoy it!


Q: What Category Do I Fall Into?
(Attn: Noobs, Novices and Those with Limited Off-Road Skill Sets)

Dual Sport Option: is designed for riders with off-road skill sets. We're not talking dirt road experience, we're talking about single track trail riding. This is for people not afraid of mud, water, sand, trees, logs, snakes, alligators and pulling their bikes sideways under trees. Like riding at Croom or Whissenhunt in GA.

Adventure Option: Is designed for big bikes and/or those with minimal skill sets, or people who just want an easy back roads country tour. This ride encompasses paved and dirt roads. These dirt roads vary from hardpacked limestone to washboard and sandy. Participate and add to your experience here! (We consider riding on North Georgia gravel and forest roads as easy adventure riding.)

Discovery Option: Is designed for those who are not quite Top Gun Dual Sporters, but better than a dirt road rider. This encompasses dirt roads with a few trail sections thrown in to challenge you a little. We won't put you through the nasty stuff! Overall this is the shortest route in length.

Q: Can I Bring My Family?

Sure. But no unlicensed motorcycles or ATVs are allowed at the campground area.


Q: Why Do You Guys Do This?

We're old dirt riders! You'll find that the majority of DDS members are old enduro, hare scrambles, and mx racers. We still love to ride, but not with the pressures of racing!

Q: How Should I Set Up My Motorcycle? What Do You Suggest?

This is Florida, so yes, there is sand. Lots of if it! There is also water, rocks, roots, mud pavement, broken pavement, railroad beds and the like...

All Bikes:

- MUST have a roll chart holder!

- Should carry whatever you need for tire repair and inflation. You should know how to repair your own flats and be able to do so. We do not provide a towing service or repair center for your motorcycle.

- Recommend D.O.T. knobbies on all bikes. (TKC80, D606, MT21, etc.) 50/50 and street tires not recommended. Even the Adventure route gets sandy!

Dual Sport Riders:

Since we never know how blessed we will be with rain, it's always good to be prepared for wet riding conditions!

    - Reroute your cab vent tubes up into your airbox. This will require a "t" connector and addition hose.
     - KTM riders may want to duct tape their airboxes shut to slow down water from getting in.
     - Add dialectric grease to your electrical connections, and give the whole engine and wiring a good shot of silicone spray for good measure!
    - Full D.O.T. street legal knobbies are the preferred tires (D606, MT21, etc)
    - Tow rope
    - Spare tube and irons and know how to use them.
    - Spare spark plug
    - Extra set of brake pads
    - Extra air filter
    - Make sure you have fresh oil, and a fresh, fully charged battery!

Adventure Riders:

     - Tire repair kit, whether you're tubeless or tubed, you need to be able to fix a flat, including pumping it up!
    

Discovery Riders:

While we'll route you past the nasty stuff, it's always good to get into the habit of learning what you'll need, so do what you can from both of the above lists! Especially the tire repair and rope! Panniers and top cases should be left home. They add a lot of weight and make it a more difficult ride!


As for YOU, The Rider...

- Check the ego at the door. Have a talk with yourself. Know and understand YOUR skill level, YOUR riding style, YOUR expectations, and YOUR LIMITS! And when you reach YOUR LIMIT, call it a day and head back. Accidents and injuries happen when people go past their limits.

- Hydration pack with plenty of fluids and some trail snacks.

- Drivers license, vehicle registration, and insurance cards.
Cell phone

- Small first aid kit: some band aids, tape, gauze pads, ointment, etc...
A small bottle of acetominophen or ibuprophen in case you need it.

- Dress appropriately: ATGATT! (All The Gear All The Time!) Safety first! Sturdy above ankle boots, gloves, eye protection, helmet, etc.

This is a FUN weekend, we want you to have FUN, not pain!


Q: What Happens At The End Of The First day?

Please check-in when you finish so we know you are in. Clean up, do some bike maintenence and come enjoy the BullShoot and entertainment!


Q: What About The Second Day?

Second day starts a little later, but otherwise runs the same as Day 1!


Q: HOW DO I NAVIGATE THE ROUTE?

This is not a guided tour; you will guide yourself along a suggested route by following a roll chart with turns that are based on mileage. There will be marker ribbons along the way to aid in your navigation.

Here's a link to all you really need to know about Roll Charts!
http://forum.dixiedualsport.com/post/Roll-Charts-What-Are-They-2165521

GPS Tracks will also be provided in GPX and Garmin GDB format.


Q: WHAT IS THE BUDDY SYSTEM?

It is what can save your life! If you were riding alone and got off the route and
then got hurt, you may not be missed until the end of the day. For this reason
we must insist that riders use the buddy system. Obviously 2 (or 3) riders that
enter together will be buddies (4 or more should be split into pairs).

BUDDY RIDING PROTOCOL –

1) Don't lose sight of your buddy

2) Don't make a major turn unless you know your buddy will also

3) If buddies get separated, both go back to the last place they saw each
other


Q: What If I Enter Alone?

We prefer that you enter with at least one friend but if you do come alone, you
should pair with another rider as your buddy. Utilize the DDS Forum and Devil's Creek Facebook page to find a riding partner. Be assertive, post often! This is how many riding friends became friends! There will also be a Rider Corral where individual riders can meet in one place and pair up. It's best to begin to establish friendships on the Forum before you get to the event site!

 

Q: What Bike Is Best?

Tricky question, because riders have different skill levels on all bikes!

Dual Sport Ride should be happy with KLX250s through a DR650/XRL650. Heavy street oriented bikes (KLR and bigger) are not a good choice!

Adventure Ride is good for any type bike: GS1200 to an XT250. It's all about easy back roads touring!

Discovery riders it's about skill level. But nothing larger than a Tiger 800 please, and that better have some D.O.T. knobbie tires on it!

Q: What About Spare Parts?

You should bring a reasonable amount of spare parts (like a pre-oiled air filter) and tools you may need along the trail.

Motorcycle Enthusiasts KTM/Triumph will be on-site with a variety of parts for KTM and other brands. You can even pre-order items and they'll bring them out to the start site!

Q: What About Tools?

You should be self sufficient in the tool category. Carry a small tool kit with you on the bike. Don't overdo it though. Keep it to the minimum that you may need!

Q: Do I need Any Special Equipment?

You must have a roll chart holder! They are available on-line, or order a great top of the line aluminum one from DDS Member Dave Hall at Billit Innovations!

A personal hydration system is recommended as well! Stay safe, stay hydrated!

Q: Who Services My Bike?

You must be able to fix your own flats on the trail and service your bike at the
end of the day. Each rider should carry a spare tube (front works in rear); tire
irons, hand pump, and/or air bottles. You must be able to fix your bike on the
trail or be towed by your buddy to a Highway where we can pick you up. You
must be able to tow your buddy if he cannot fix his bike. Every rider should carry
a tow strap.

Q: Where Will I Get Fuel and Lunch?

Fuel is available on route, and lunch is provided, so no worries there! Must have a 70 miles range....


Q: What Else Should I Know?

Current DDS Membership is required as this is a club event. Membership is included for the year with registration so no worries!


Q: How Do I Register?

Follow the link below to our on-line registration manager.
-IMPORTANT! Read and Follow all directions!


Q: I Don't have PayPal and Don't Like On-Line Transactions?

Maybe have someone else do it for you? On-line registration is necessary due to the speed in which this event fills. Credit cards are accepted in the system.


Q: What About Refunds?

We will refund your entry by mail if email notice is received by February 1, 2018 at president@dixiedualsport.com 

After 2-1-2019 there will not be refunds, only a credit given (minus $25 late cancellation fee) to a future DDS Event. If you are concerned about needing to cancel or getting hurt and not being able to complete the ride after you have started, travel interruption insurance is available from travel or insurance agents.

*** The Florida Forest Service limits the number of riders
we can accept, so our limit is firm and based on our permit.
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Registration $180 for both days.
2019 DDS Membership is included!



On behalf of those of us at
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Let's Get You Registered!
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SWAPPY what time on January 2nd does registration open?
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I just registered. I’m in
Swampy I registered and paid with PayPal and so did my friend Joe. It looks like registering started early
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I'm registered and looking forward to another great year!
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Hey Swampy, I want to start out by saying how much I enjoyed the event you put on in the past. everything was great - the routes, the people, the food and even the weather; and I want to send a big shout out to all and everybody that makes this event happen. Registration was straight forward and there were no surprises. You sent our plenty notifications warning everybody on how quickly the event would fill up.

This time, however, you threw everyone a major curve ball with the unannounced early registration blitz in December. I got in, but my riding buddies didn't. They were all ready to go and register at noon (only 12 hours after registration opened) only to find out there had been a registration blitz in December - without notice. The whole thing sucks, especially since you advertised everywhere the registration opened January 02, 2019, even in your post above. 

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I have attended for the last 5 years but it says registration is closed.  Washington Area Trail Riders (WATR) always brings a crew but it looks like we are shut out this year.

Swampy, is there anything you can do?

Thanks for your consideration.

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Same thing with me, says registration is closed? Is that just some site issue as I checked it earlier and got same massage. Thanks Swampy
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The event sold out at 12:20pm this afternoon. Yes, it was THAT fast!

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HarryS, I'm sorry you feel that way. We experimented with an on-line flash sale for 25 riders, and 25 only, as a test to see how many people were actually paying attention and following the group page on Facebook. It took 10 hours to get 25 riders signed up. It took 15 hours to register 150 riders. That's 10 an hour. I didn't honestly think it would fill this quickly. I am amazed.

Like you said, everyone was advised as to how quickly it would fill. I can't control how quickly people get to it.

If you forward me your buddies names, I will put them on the waiting list. We always have people drop out between now and the end of the month.

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Hi, I registered for the 2019 DC event, got the email you send and made an account as noted in step 1. Now trying to find step 2 from email but just cant quite find the login link. thanks for you help, wayne

STEP #2
Scroll about half way down to the 2019 Devil's Creek Riders section. Click on it.
It will ask for another password. That password is: XXXXXXXX
(lower case) and you are in.



Update: Found the login in for this on the main forum categories page. When and where do we get the route sheets/files..

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Swampy,
I missed out on the initial registration and wanted to get on the waiting list please.

Thanks in advance.

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The event sold out at 12:20pm this afternoon. Yes, it was THAT fast!

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HarryS, I'm sorry you feel that way. We experimented with an on-line flash sale for 25 riders, and 25 only, as a test to see how many people were actually paying attention and following the group page on Facebook. It took 10 hours to get 25 riders signed up. It took 15 hours to register 150 riders. That's 10 an hour. I didn't honestly think it would fill this quickly. I am amazed.

Like you said, everyone was advised as to how quickly it would fill. I can't control how quickly people get to it.

If you forward me your buddies names, I will put them on the waiting list. We always have people drop out between now and the end of the month.


Swampy, no hard feelings! We'll try again next year. Like Ricky Bobby says: If you ain't first, you're last!



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Next year I think we'll open it at 9am... that may be better for everyone [dirtbike]
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