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

April 2, 2015


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.


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.


  • 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!):

– camping gear
– street leathers
– Street gear
– Dr650 stuff
-KLR parts
-Riding gear
-Riding gear
-aftermarket exhaust, sprocket, chain, factory handlebar clamp. and other DRZ400E parts.
– Misc
-KLR engine
-KLR parts
-camping gear
-Klim F4 helmet
-1983 honda Xl100s
-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. 😉
-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!


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!

Dakar 2015 is almost here. Video teaser is posted.

January 1, 2015

Dakar 2015 is upon us.  Riders are arriving and going through pre-checks as you read this.  The only American on a bike this year is Narino Antonio (originally from Columbia) on a Husqvarna. More info here. Race map and teaser video below.

Race Map

I-Cycle is tomorrow!

December 31, 2014

For all you hardcore winter riding fans the I-Cycle winter ride is tomorrow.  Meet up at Roy’s Repair,  3232 Snelling Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN at 10 AM.

Official site.

Our Ride Meetup page.

WCCO 4 Video from last year.

Scrambler is back.

October 2, 2014

In case you haven’t heard, Ducati has relaunched the Scrambler brand.  More info at http://scramblerducati.com/en

Time will tell how much $$$ Ducati dumps into the bike (and the marketing).


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Minnesota Adventure Rider’s Smart Phone App

August 15, 2014

As you may know we use the Meetup.com platform for connecting riders with other riders, posting group rides, events, etc.  You can visit that website at MinneADV.org. Click on over and register if you haven’t already.

The Meetup.com folks have released an app for your smart phone that allows you to see our events, photos, and message other riders.  You can download it for Android and iPhone via the links below.  Its a pretty cool app so download it today and invite others to a group ride this weekend!


Reminder! BMW Owners National Rally this week!

July 23, 2014

Just a reminder to our readers that the national rally for BMW Owners is scheduled for this weekend at the state fair grounds.  Learn more at the BMWMOA website.  You can also let other Minnesota riders know you are going on our “Meetup” page.  There is a FANTASTIC line up of vendors and seminars so go check it out!  It promises to be one of the largest moto events Minnesota has seen in a long time.


“Tech Day” is here!

May 3, 2014

Don’t forget to stop over at “Tech Day” today to get your spring tune up done, or that new farkle bolted on. Get more information on our Meetup site. Sixteen have signed up already and more usually drop in.  Looks like it will be great weather for it!

Swap Meet is TOMORROW!

April 11, 2014

Our Swap Meet is TOMORROW.  All the details of when, where, and what are posted here.  You can also see what will be for sale from the Sellers who have responded.  If you want to sell tomorrow but haven’t RSVP’d that’s ok, just show up, we are glad to have you.

Forecast is for a balmy 68 degrees.  There may be some sprinkles early but the pavilion is plenty big enough to keep us nice and dry.

If you plan on coming  please RSVP here so we know how many to expect.  You can also see who else is coming.

Thanks to those who have already RSVP’d and posted items!!!