TeamStrange Grand Tours are all about having another excuse to go out and ride your motorcycle to new and unusual places. On the Trails to Rails Grand Tour, you’ll also be riding to see old and unusual things.
The object of the Trails to Rails Grand Tour is very simple: find old steam locomotives. (So far as we know, there are no new steam locomotives). Ride your motorcycle there and get a photo or video of your motorcycle with the locomotive.
Your entry includes a Grand Tour flag and sticker. Entry fee is $45 for one or two up. GT flags and stickers will be mailed around March 15, and thereafter, upon sign up.
Finishing will earn you bragging rights, an Official Trails to Rails Grand Tour finisher pin, and entries in the prize pool. Finishers will receive one entry into the prize pool for each point they score.
We’re optimistically projecting that, unlike the last two Grand Tours, everybody will be able to compete on a level playing field without any outside or health restrictions. So, the top finisher (based on point totals) will be declared the “Trails to Rails Grand Tour Grand Champion” and will receive a commemorative plaque to document this amazing feat. We’re also going to declare Regional Champions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the Rest of the World, who will also receive (lesser but still nice) commemorative plaques.
To be a finisher you must accumulate at least 25 points by visiting bonus locations between April 1, 2022, and November 15, 2022, and documenting your visits. Point values are:
- Each steam locomotive: 1 point
- Each steam locomotive that’s operating: 5 points
- Special locations: as listed in the rules
Complete rules are available at this link
Registration is at https://rides.jasonjonas.com/regRequest.php?id=835
T-shirts will be available via direct order after March 15.