the Vintage 1000



In its truest form,

the Vintage 1000 is pure adventure. It spans 5 days and 1000 miles through the mountains and backroads of Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina - all on vintage motorcycles. I have participated in the Vintage 1000 for the past 2 years, each time providing an incredible experience.


Navigation is done solely by roll chart and physical maps, no GPS allowed. Each rider is responsible for carrying their own tools, gear, and camping equipment. From breakdowns and tire changes in the middle of the woods, to river crossings and getting stuck in torrential downpours - the Vintage 1000 is a test of both man and machine.

Watch trip highlights from 2018 & 2019.

Photographs by Jared Erickson & Matt Best



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