Event & Activities Calendar

ADVENTURE Fest - Big Snow Resort

September 8th - 13th 2021

Big Snow Resort

Big Snow Resort

A note from Motoworks Chicago owner,  Johnny Scheff ! 

I'm excited to announce that we have put together an opportunity for you to participate in off-road training, with BMW instructors, right here in the midwest! Do you have an adventure bike or scrambler? Maybe you would love to start riding where the pavement ends, but you are concerned about damaging your bike, and or getting hurt? While I cannot guarantee that you won't break anything training with us in the UP,  my own experience tells me that I learn more and fall less while  training than I do using my own trial and error method. Learn more about training opportunities below! 

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Big Snow Resort

Event Agenda

Friday 10th

Breakfast service begins 7:00am

Riders meeting 8:00am in main lodge parking lot

Rides set out at 8:30/9:00 Led and self guided (w/ maps/files)

Rides return at 5/6:00pm Dinner and raising a glass at Sky Bar.

Live Music 6-9pm



Saturday 11th

Breakfast service begins 7:00am

Rider's Meeting at 8:00am main parking lot

    Kickstands up at 8:30 and 9:00. Off-road: an "aggressive" loop (higher mileage, higher speeds, more challenging terrain) and a more casual loop, easier terrain, lower speeds, lower mileage

    Lunch stop on the route, 11:00-Noon (or riders can easily blast back on pavement to resort)

   Afternoon riding, more of the same, 2 rides of varying intensity

Back to Resort at 5/6:00 for classic summer grill-out dinner provided by Motoworks Chicago.  Live music 6-9pm, smart talk at the GS Summit (not G-8 Summit).


Sunday 12th

Rinse and repeat the Fri/Sat agenda.


Ride routes will be found here in GPX files shortly!

*Some day rides will be taking you on the Michigan State trail system so make sure to have a Michigan State trail pass.*

More information on State trail system here - Michigan DNR


Family/Self Guided Ride

Interested in a self guided adventure with the family?  The views are endless around Big Snow Resort but for good all-around fun for the family we recomend Black River Harbor.  With just a short 30 minute drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, you will find yourself on a vast sandy beach with the sound of waves crashing.  Along your way you can stop at 4 water falls that are all very short walks from the car.   

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Off-Road Training Class

The school is only $140 for a one-day class. This is part of ADVFest @ Big Snow Resort, come up for the weekend, engage in training, then go explore ADV routes on and off the resort grounds. This is a great opportunity for you to get more out of your machine, and more out of your season! There is a lot more info on this event on the registration. Please click through to the link, read up,  and hit me with any questions that you may have. 

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Resort Amenities included with your stay

Pool     Showers     Outside wash station

Access to BSR ORV trail - Thats 14 miles of off-road challenging trails on resort!