Rally #1: Rally for Rangers – Ride with us to Lake Hovsgol and Darkhad Valley!
In August 2017, we will embark on a fully supported rally covering the dramatic terrain between Ulaanbaatar and Hovsgol Sayan National Parks in northern Mongolia. This ride will raise funds and deliver replacement parts for the Yamaha AG200 bikes delivered during our 2014 and 2015 rallies. Rally #1 features high performance bikes including Yamaha WR450F, WR250F, or KLX 250 depending on availability.
Rally #2: Rally for Rangers – Ride with us to Otgontenger National Park!
August’s second rally will feature the Yamaha AG200 motorcycle ridden by you and donated to a park ranger at Otgontenger National Park in central Mongolia. The only thing more rewarding and exhilarating than riding 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian dirt, mud, and river bottom is handing over the keys to an (almost) new motorcycle so these rangers can better protect the incredible resources of their national park.
When I heard about a project to deliver new motorcycles to park rangers in Mongolia I immediately knew I had to be a part of it. As an avid motorcycle fan and rider, as well as a park ranger in Yosemite National Park, I was honored and inspired to be invited to participate in the Blue Waves Campaign Lake Hovsgol Motorcycle Rally.
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When we were greeted at midnight by the rest of the Mongol Ecology Center team at the Chinggis Khaan international airport, I was put to ease immediately. We quickly set off on a whirlwind two week long adventure that I will cherish forever. I forged international friendships that will last a lifetime, with an experience that will always remain in my heart. I cannot wait to do it again in the future!
I felt truly honoured to be a part of the 2014 Blue Waves Rally Campaign. The best memory I have is the look of joy on the faces of the Lake Hovsgol Park Rangers when they realised that it was true, a group of foreigners were donating motorbikes to them, something they had heard about but never really believed would happen.
When I first heard about the ride, I thought ``well that should be fun!`` Then I realized that there was fund raising involved and started to worry about being able to raise enough money to make it possible to go. The fund raising turned out to be almost and much fun as the ride! I mean, who doesn't like to throw parties, and make fun of people for money?