Welcome to a “Minne” Adventure!

April 30, 2012

TMATThis site is dedicated to promoting Dual Sport and Adventure motorcycle riding in Minnesota. We are blessed with an abundance and diversity of natural resources that make Minnesota a prime location for long distance on and off-road touring. Here you will find information on the Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail (TMAT) as news and articles.  The TMAT is over 1200 miles long and stretches across Minnesota.   Subscribe to the blog to keep up on trail updates and other Minnesota riding events. You can also become a member of our MEETUP group to get info on rides and events in Minnesota.


2015 Swap Meet Successful!

April 19, 2015

Thank you everyone for making the swap meet a success this year.  It was the best turnout we have had, with more sellers and more buyers than years past.  The weather was beautiful as well, which I think encouraged more ride-ins this year.  Many great deals on parts and gear were too be found.  Four bikes were for sale, which was again more than we have had before and one sold. It was great to see people walking away with arms full of stuff and smiles on their faces.  More than one seller commented to me that it didn’t really matter how much they sold, but it was the camaraderie and social time that made it worth their while.  I couldn’t agree more

Also a big thanks to everyone who donated generously via buying coffee and pastries.  This really helps out paying for the blog, etc.

See the photos below (click to enlarge).

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Swap Meet is Tomorrow! Even more sellers added!

April 17, 2015

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The 3rd Annual Minnesota Adventure Riders swap meet will be held tomorrow, Saturday April 18th.  The weather forecast looks great! This year we are also encouraging this as a “Ride-in” to kick off the riding season. So get the bike polished (or just leave it covered in mud) and ride it in. The location is HAS CHANGED.  It is now at Highland Park in Saint Paul just a half mile north from our normal location. This is centrally located just off West 7th and Montreal Ave. From 35E exit West 7th street, head west on West 7th, go north on Montreal, and your first right will be the park.  The shelter is tucked back in behind the playground at the end of the parking lot. We will be using the shelter picnic tables to setup.

Address:

Highland Park Shelter
1227 Montreal Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55116

 

When: April 18th, 9AM – Noon. Sellers are encourage to arrive at 8:30 to setup. 

Bad Weather Policy: In case of bad weather announcements will be made on MinneADV.info.  Subscribe for updates!

Fees: There are none. No charge to browse or sell. This is a grass roots, community organized event. Coffee and Pastries will be available to purchase to help offset costs of running the website.

Sellers:  About 6  picnic tables are available, but prepare to bring your own table, boxes, etc. to display your merchandise. No cruiser or sport bike stuff, let’s keep this focused on Adventure, Touring, and Dual Sport bikes. Bring one item to sell or a bring a trunk full, it doesn’t matter. A shelter is available to put your tables under, but space is limited.

Rules:

  • No flammable or hazardous material.
  • No household goods
  • No tents/shelters may be setup (park rule)
  • Limit your stuff to what will fit on one or two a 3X6 picnic or fold-up tables.

Typical stuff to find here:

  • parts
  • riding clothing & gear
  • whole bikes
  • shop manuals & periodicals
  • camp gear
  • farkles

Need more info? Join our Google Group to discuss the swap and more!

Pre-Sale List of items available for swap (NO sales until 9AM Saturday!):


Dale
– camping gear
– street leathers
– Street gear
– Dr650 stuff 


Sean
-KLR parts
-Riding gear 

Jeff
-Riding gear
-aftermarket exhaust, sprocket, chain, factory handlebar clamp. and other DRZ400E parts.
-Misc 

Paul
-KLR engine
-KLR parts 

Mr.Fixit
-camping gear
-Klim F4 helmet
-1985 XR600R with title
-2 R/C Motorcycles
-MSR ISDE Gore-Tex Pants
-Size 12 Fox Moto Boots
-Size 12 Alpinestars Moto Boot
-Misc 

Curt
-85 Yamaha TT600N with title and MN plate
-BMW Airhead engine parts
-BMW R1100XX engine parts
-DRZ-400S white plastic
-Other  bike parts; GIVI top case mount, PIAA lights with wiring
-Tools; Smith gas torch set, like new (no tanks), pipe die set, large pipe cutter, vintage Craftsman blow torch, and a bunch of small tools.
-Free helmets, would make a nice planter.

Chad
-1999 BMW F650 w/factory tank bag, pelican cases, tool kit, spare parts service manual etc.

Mitch
-DRZ400S – IMS Gas Tank & Corbin Seat
-KLR650 – Aftermarket Seat & New Twin Air Filter
-Used Dual Sport Tires
-99 KTM Manual
-XL Gloves 

Kevin
-Moose riding jacket and pants
-Airhawk seat pad
-Thor dirt bike pants size 38.
-Darien heated liner – heat doesn’t work, size L.
-Tank bag.
-Number plate bag.
-Old Skool Eclipse tank bag.
-KLR front rotor.
-KLR stainless brake line.
-KLX hand guards.
-KLX front sprocket.
-KLR & KLX bits


Linda
-Sweet 1986 XR250 with low miles and titled for street use (rare ) with new tires and maintenance done. $1500
-Dr650 stuff
-Soft luggage, tank bag, riding gear
-Snap on tools


RedKerk84
-riding gear-boots/helmet/jacket/pants/pads/gloves
-Wolfman tank panniers
-KLR parts
-WR250R parts
-Other universal bike parts


Norske
-Welcome table
-Name tags
-Coffee and pastries
-DR650 take-off parts
-AFX Helmet

More Sellers usually show up on Saturday. Feel free to bring your items even if you haven’t sent them for listing ahead of time.

Planning to sell and want your items listed here? Send them to us. It will tempt more riders to come!


Swap Meet Update: New Location & New Sellers

April 15, 2015

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The 3rd Annual Minnesota Adventure Riders swap meet will be held this Saturday, April 18th.  This year we are also encouraging this as a “Ride-in” to kick off the riding season. So get the bike polished (or just leave it covered in mud) and ride it in. The location is HAS CHANGED.  It is now at Highland Park in Saint Paul just a half mile north from our normal location. This is centrally located just off West 7th and Montreal Ave. From 35E exit West 7th street, head west on West 7th, go north on Montreal, and your first right will be the park.  The shelter is tucked back in behind the playground at the end of the parking lot. We will be using the shelter picnic tables to setup.

Address:

Highland Park Shelter
1227 Montreal Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55116

 

When: April 18th, 9AM – Noon. Sellers are encourage to arrive at 8:30 to setup. 

Bad Weather Policy: In case of bad weather announcements will be made on MinneADV.info.  Subscribe for updates!

Fees: There are none. No charge to browse or sell. This is a grass roots, community organized event. Coffee and Pastries will be available to purchase to help offset costs of running the website.

Sellers:  About 6  picnic tables are available, but prepare to bring your own table, boxes, etc. to display your merchandise. No cruiser or sport bike stuff, let’s keep this focused on Adventure, Touring, and Dual Sport bikes. Bring one item to sell or a bring a trunk full, it doesn’t matter. A shelter is available to put your tables under, but space is limited.

Rules:

  • No flammable or hazardous material.
  • No household goods
  • No tents/shelters may be setup (park rule)
  • Limit your stuff to what will fit on one or two a 3X6 picnic or fold-up tables.

Typical stuff to find here:

  • parts
  • riding clothing & gear
  • whole bikes
  • shop manuals & periodicals
  • camp gear
  • farkles

Need more info? Join our Google Group to discuss the swap and more!

Pre-Sale List of items available for swap (NO sales until 9AM Saturday!):


Dale
– camping gear
– street leathers
– Street gear
– Dr650 stuff

 


Sean
-KLR parts
-Riding gear

 


Jeff
-Riding gear
-aftermarket exhaust, sprocket, chain, factory handlebar clamp. and other DRZ400E parts.
-Misc

 


Paul
-KLR engine
-KLR parts

 


Mr.Fixit
-camping gear
-Klim F4 helmet
-1985 XR600R with title
-2 R/C Motorcycles
-MSR ISDE Gore-Tex Pants
-Size 12 Fox Moto Boots
-Size 12 Alpinestars Moto Boot
-Misc

 


Curt
-85 Yamaha TT600N with title and MN plate
-BMW Airhead engine parts
-BMW R1100XX engine parts
-DRZ-400S white plastic
-Other  bike parts; GIVI top case mount, PIAA lights with wiring
-Tools; Smith gas torch set, like new (no tanks), pipe die set, large pipe cutter, vintage Craftsman blow torch, and a bunch of small tools.
-Free helmets, would make a nice planter.

Chad
-1999 BMW F650 w/factory tank bag, pelican cases, tool kit, spare parts service manual etc.

Mitch
-DRZ400S – IMS Gas Tank & Corbin Seat
-KLR650 – Aftermarket Seat & New Twin Air Filter
-Used Dual Sport Tires
-99 KTM Manual
-XL Gloves 

Kevin
-Moose riding jacket and pants
-Airhawk seat pad
-Thor dirt bike pants size 38.
-Darien heated liner – heat doesn’t work, size L.
-Tank bag.
-Number plate bag.
-Old Skool Eclipse tank bag.
-KLR front rotor.
-KLR stainless brake line.
-KLX hand guards.
-KLX front sprocket.
-KLR & KLX bits


Norske
-Welcome table
-Name tags
-Coffee and pastries
-DR650 take-off parts
-AFX Helmet

More Sellers usually show up on Saturday. Feel free to bring your items even if you haven’t sent them for listing ahead of time.

Planning to sell and want your items listed here? Send them to us. It will tempt more riders to come!


Motorycle Explorer Magazine Free Online

April 6, 2015

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Just got this link passed on to me.  Motorcycle Explorer Magazine is a UK based publication with free online issues.  Great writing, travel stories, product reviews, and photography.  Just passing the link along for everyone.


3rd Annual Minnesota Adventure Riders Swap Meet AND Ride-in

April 2, 2015

swap

The 3rd Annual Minnesota Adventure Riders swap meet will be held on April 18th.  This year we are also encouraging this as a “Ride-in” to kick off the riding season. So get the bike polished (or just leave it covered in mud) and ride it in. The location is HAS CHANGED.  It is now at Highland Park in Saint Paul just a half mile north from our normal location. This is centrally located just off West 7th and Montreal Ave. From 35E exit West 7th street, head west on West 7th, go north on Montreal, and your first right will be the park.  The shelter is tucked back in behind the playground at the end of the parking lot.

Address:

Highland Park Shelter
1227 Montreal Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55116

When: April 18th, 9AM – Noon. Sellers are encourage to arrive at 8:30 to setup. 

Bad Weather Policy: In case of bad weather announcements will be made on MinneADV.info.  Subscribe for updates!

Fees: There are none. No charge to browse or sell. This is a grass roots, community organized event. Coffee and Pastries will be available to purchase to help offset costs of running the website.

Sellers:  About 6  picnic tables are available, but prepare to bring your own table, boxes, etc. to display your merchandise. No cruiser or sport bike stuff, let’s keep this focused on Adventure, Touring, and Dual Sport bikes. Bring one item to sell or a bring a trunk full, it doesn’t matter. A shelter is available to put your tables under, but space is limited.

Rules:

  • No flammable or hazardous material.
  • No household goods
  • No tents/shelters may be setup (park rule)
  • Limit your stuff to what will fit on one or two a 3X6 picnic or fold-up tables.

Typical stuff to find here:

  • parts
  • riding clothing & gear
  • whole bikes
  • shop manuals & periodicals
  • camp gear
  • farkles

Need more info? Join our Google Group to discuss the swap and more!

Pre-Sale List of items available for swap (NO sales until 9AM Saturday!):

Dale
– camping gear
– street leathers
– Street gear
– Dr650 stuff
Sean
-KLR parts
-Riding gear
Jeff
-Riding gear
-aftermarket exhaust, sprocket, chain, factory handlebar clamp. and other DRZ400E parts.
– Misc
Paul
-KLR engine
-KLR parts
Mr.Fixit
-camping gear
-Klim F4 helmet
-1983 honda Xl100s
-Misc
Curt
-85 Yamaha TT600N with title and MN plate
-BMW Airhead engine parts
-BMW R1100XX engine parts
-DRZ-400S white plastic
-Other  bike parts; GIVI top case mount, PIAA lights with wiring
-Tools; Smith gas torch set, like new (no tanks), pipe die set, large pipe cutter, vintage Craftsman blow torch, and a bunch of small tools.
-Free helmets, would make a nice planter. ;)
Norske
-Welcome table
-Name tags
-Coffee and pastries

more to come…

Planning to sell and want your items listed here? Send them to us. It will tempt more riders to come!


Sellers wanted for upcoming Swap Meet!

March 21, 2015

It is almost time for what could be our 3rd Annual MinneADV Swap Meet.  However, this year I’d like to make sure we have a good number of sellers committed to showing up.  I’d like to see at least 10 sign up. The proposed date is Saturday April 18th from 9AM to Noon and will again be held in St. Paul.  If you have Adventure Touring or Dual Sport gear, parts, or whole bikes please respond on our Google Group message board letting us know you are committed to showing up and selling.

This is a fun event and a chance to kick off the riding season with other riders.  Please respond ASAP so we can have another successful year!

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Minneapolis International Motorcycle Show

February 5, 2015

The IMS starts tomorrow in Minneapolis. For tickets and more information click here. Don’t know if the vendor you are looking for will be there?  Just read the exhibitor list.

To see who else is going and meet up at the show, visit our Meetup site. It’s free to join.  View the member comments for this meetup for a $5 off online code for tickets!


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