We are proud to announce that the 2021 Pine Barrens 500, sponsored by Solid Performance KTM will take place Oct 15,16 & 17,and will be in a new format, a three day GPS guided "Hard Adventure Ride".
The start and finish normaly at the Hammonton Econolodge has been changed.
To the Quality Inn McGuire AFB
21 Wrightstown/Cookstown Rd
Cookstown NJ 08511
609 723 6500
Call direct and mention Pine Barrens 500
The Pine Barrens 500 Hard Adventure is a Three Day, GPS guided tour of the Pinelands National Reserve for adventure style motorcycles. The course will consist of sand and gravel dirt roads in the state forests, connecting the best sections for larger machines from recent enduro events.
It is not a Race!
The idea behind this year's event is to challenge the riders with the best sections from recent ECEA enduros, and present a course that will allow the adventure riders access to areas and terrain that are usually off limits, under controlled conditions to make a safe, fun, but challenging course. There will also be bypasses and bailout points if a rider wishes to avoid or shorten the sections.
Due to DEP regulations, these sections consist mostly of "Firecuts" narrow single track trenches that weave thru the forest, and are used as fire breaks. They are as close to single track trail as we can get, and also make great paths for motorcycles. However the nature of these "Firecuts" makes them difficult for the larger adventure machines, like the GS 1200 to safely navigate them. There will be sections where the trees are close together, also known as "Tight Sections". Other sections will have deep sand and "Whoops". We're just letting you know what you're in for! : )
Another issue with the fire cuts is that it is the machines must travel "single file" in the "trenches" which may cause some riders to be held up by larger machines or "pushed" by smaller ones while in a section and also makes passing difficult. This takes away from the experience and can be frustrating or intimidating to some riders. So, we will have a "starting order" with the smaller machines starting first and the largest machines starting last. By grouping machines with similar characteristics and abilities, it should make the ride safer and more enjoyable for the riders. This new formats details will need to be worked out, and more info will follow.
And we will ask all riders to be considerate and mindful of who is in front of and behind them at all times, especially in the enduro sections. We May have "Start Controls" at some sections to stagger access into the section. You can start in the back if you wish.
The machines allowed to enter the event must be street legal from the manufacturer, and have DOT Knobby Tires, USFS approved exhaust and a sound level below 95 DB. Riders must be over 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license and liability insurance. No Two strokes or trail bikes will be allowed to enter. No Helmet Cams or Go Pros will be allowed. And we ask for limited social media postings. Pre Entry only.
The PB500 will be limited to 200 riders.
The entry will only be for the full event, no one or two day entry's.
The ride will only include lunch all three days
The cost to enter is $250
Thanks to the East Coast Enduro Assoc, Ocean County Competition Riders, (OCCR) for Scrub Pine Enduro sections,
Meteor Motorcycle Club (MMC) for Sandy Lane Enduro Sections, and Motorcycle Competition Inc. (MCI) for Stump Jumper Enduro Sections, the Pine Barrens Adventurer Rider Crew and Solid Performance KTM Crew.