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THE GREAT AMERICAN MONKEY 1000 - MOAB

Updated: 6 days ago



We conquered Colorado, we barely escaped Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we have defeated the mountains of Montana

and now we have our sites on Moab.



Dates: SEP 27th – OCT 5th, 2025

Location: Moab, Utah

Sign up details coming soon!!!!


Attention all guild members!

Are you ready for excitement?

Are you ready for adventure?

Are you ready to cross 1000 km of mountains on a child's motorcycle?


Time to dust off and tune up your Monkey! It's time for The Great American Monkey 1000.


See America as it was meant to be seen...76 cm from the ground at 32 kph!





Join 29 of your fellow guild members on a harrowing adventure!!

THIS EVENT IS FOR GUILD MEMBERS ONLY:









PRODUCT INFO:


Monkey 1000 Reservation and Entry Fee Includes Includes:

  • Camp Ground Staging Area

  • Safe Vehicle Parking During The Event

  • Tent Camp Site for First and Last night of Event

  • Optional Transportation from and back to Michigan of your child-sized bike to the start line.

  • Orientation on the in and outs of maintenance on your steed. (you will need it)

  • Launch party to ensure you are in peak riding condition.

  • 7 days of Adventure on some of the best trails in America.

  • Finish line celebration.

  • Other SWAG

Participants are responsible for all other expenses and travel costs including visa and other fees. If traveling from outside the US the participant is responsible for any visa or covid quarantine/restriction requirements.


FORGE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE:

Every day you may be told where to go and what to do when it comes to entertainment, work, and maybe even your home life. No sense of adventure and no sense of danger.


Well, let's just say that's not the case here. You will very much be in danger and have to fend for yourself.


At the starting line, we will give you some of what we're going to call “training”? But hopefully enough knowledge to where you will understand how to ride and hopefully maintain your newfound mode of transportation.


We will provide you with a loose map of the area with very little direction and suggestions. Your only task is to complete the loop of locations using whatever roads or interconnected trails you choose to traverse ending back at the starting location within 7 days.


If you choose to conquer it solo or if you choose to put together a group of friends it will be up to you as to where and when you want to start and stop. Eat lunch or get gas. Camp or find the next town to sleep in. Or whether or not you should wipe your ass with that leaf. You'll not have a guide with you telling you what to do or where to go. You are not going to have a mechanic, a medic, or a shoulder to cry on unless you bring it with you.


RIDER REQUIREMENTS:

The Adventureman's Guild will not be responsible for any legal requirements needed for operating a motorcycle on US roadways or off-road trail systems imposed on you by your home country, state, or the state of Utah. It is in your best interest to make sure you are in compliance with any laws that apply. With that, we are giving participants the following recommendations.

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older

  • Participants must be active Guild Members

  • Participants must have a valid driver's license and motorcycle endorsement.

  • Participants are encouraged to have proper insurance and register/plate their motorcycles in accordance with their home state's laws and in compliance with the state of Utah.

  • Participants are encouraged to have any necessary off-road permits required by the state of Utah.

  • Participants are encouraged to provide and wear a DOT-approved helmet.


MONKEY BIKE REQUIREMENTS:

Participants are highly encouraged to operate motorbikes that do not exceed the capability, reliability, and manufacturing quality of our inferior and substandard Monkey Bikes.

If you have already participated in the Great American monkey 1000 then you're in luck. You know all too well what to expect from your steed.


Ah, the Monkey 1000 – where grand adventures are had on the tiniest of motorcycles. The idea sprang to life as we rode 90cc carburetor monkey clones through the mountains and jungles of Peru. We firmly believe that the best way to soak in the surroundings is from the saddle of a tiny bike, sans windshield.


As the great Robert Pirsig put it in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance:

“In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all.”


Keeping that in mind, here’s our pecking order of acceptable modes of transport for our escapades:



Carbureted Vintage Originals or Chinese Clones of CT-70 trail mini or Z-50 style Honda monkey bike – The crème de la crème for the ride. Plenty of quirks to keep you entertained, loads of capability, and parts are a doddle to find.


New Model Honda Monkey or DAX – A bit of a cop-out due to its superb capability and reliability, but it fits the aesthetic and, we must admit, they're rather cool. If you must bring one, at least give it a retro makeover.



Hard Rules:

Nothing over 150cc

No wheels over 12 inches

Retro Aesthetic




Pre-Ride Inspection:


This is where folks usually muck it up: loading their gear. Make sure you’ve crafted some sort of secure gear-carrying contraption before the race. Keep your gear low and tight. Think about how you'll carry extra fuel (you’ll definitely need it). If our inspector deems your bike unsafe when fully loaded, you won't be riding until it's sorted.


So, there you have it. Let's keep it tiny, keep it safe, and most importantly, keep it monkey!



CANCELLATION POLICY:

No refunds will be provided for any reason for unused portion of an event, tour, or training once the event, tour, or training begins, including if you leave an event, tour, or training for any reason or have to be removed from an event, tour, or training. ? The event, tour, or training price is a package cost and refunds and credits are not available for services not used. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, including for reasons related to weather, terrorism, civil strife, governmental, personal, family or medical emergencies or any other circumstances beyond our control. For this and other reasons, we encourage you to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance and travel protection (i.e., travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation services). There will be no refunds for tardiness. If you show up late and miss part of your event, tour, or training we will help you in a reasonable way so you might receive the services booked for the remaining duration. The Adventureman's Guild strongly recommends that you take out adequate trip cancellation insurance. The Adventureman's Guild is not responsible for expenses incurred by participants in preparing for an event, tour, or training (eg. nonrefundable advance purchase air tickets, equipment, etc.) or for any additional arrangements pre- or post-departure date. The term applies whether the tour is altered, modified, or canceled by us or by you for any reason. Because the event, tour, or training may be canceled when a minimum number of participants have not signed up, we recommend that you either purchase refundable air tickets or wait until we have confirmed with you prior to the event, tour, or training that we have a sufficient number of participants.


TRAVEL INSURANCE:

The Adventureman's Guild does not assume responsibility, directly or indirectly, for any loss, damage, or injury to property or person.


We strongly recommend that you purchase adequate travel insurance including Medical, Evacuation, and Repatriation coverage and that you extend your coverage to include Trip Cancellation. Be sure your travel insurance covers you for exactly what you are doing and exactly where you are going.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK:

Adventure travel includes some level of physical exertion and some degree of risk or danger, perceived or real. This is truly dangerous and you cannot overestimate the risks involved in taking part in this event. This is an adventure and not a vacation. You are on your own and are putting your health and life at risk. You could be seriously injured or die as a result of participating and Individuals who have taken part in events like this have been permanently disfigured, seriously disabled, and even lost their life.








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