GILES COUNTY – Enjoying the last few weeks of summer-like temperatures, a new wilderness resort in the New River Valley is attracting ATV riders of all kind to Giles County
Kairos Wilderness Resort, a 1,500 acre property just opened in Glen Lyn in July.
Next weekend, resort owners are holding the Fall New River 500, also known as the Fall-Free-for-All, in Giles County, Oct. 7-8.. The event will encompass over 500 kilometers of riding per day. Depending on your route choice, riders will experience between 150-160 miles per day during the weekend. This event is an all-inclusive dual sport adventurer’s dream.
The event allows people to either rent or bring their own dual sport, dirt bike, ATV or UTV. The event is expected to bring a lot of tourists in for the weekend. Co-owner Jared Spencer said while there is certainly a niche for dual sport riders, there are trails available to all ATV/UTV enthusiasts and levels of experience. The property is also near the New River.
“Bring your kayak, mountain bike, dirt bike, four-wheeler, we've got everything. The river is right down the hill from us. You can explore that. We can explore the 40 miles of trails that we have on site,” Spencer said. "I don't know of anywhere else that has near what we have up here."
From the first event, this season has developed to include an endurocross training track with fun competitions, a big hill climb fun event, a basic riding and fundamental training session, and the opportunity to meet with experts plus see new equipment and demonstrations.
“Participants are encouraged to bring guests and families to enjoy the camping and hiking facilities at Kairos,” said Cora Gnegy, Giles County Tourism marketing director.
“Yurts, RV, and tent camping sites are available. Bring your own vehicle, side-by-side, ATV, dual sport, dirt bike, UTV or inquire with GearHead Moto Tours about renting a dual sport bike for the weekend. Future plans for Kairos include UTV and ATV rentals on the property. Established in 2016, Kairos has prepared a venue and space that pursues not just a place, but a feeling,” Gnegy said.
What's included in registration:
Access to Kairos property on Friday evening or Saturday morning; bathhouses and necessary facilities, as well as a dinner and party on Saturday evening; destination dining for both Saturday and Sunday; lunches, souvenirs and guided or self-guided dual sport routes through Giles County, and beyond. In addition, there's access to all the expanded Free for All experiences. Camping is available for both nights.
There are multiple registration options, including a full weekend pass that contains access to property and guided tours, and four meals. Guests only wanting to participate for the day will have an option to purchase a day Ppss that also includes all meals. Camping, RV sites and yurts are available for lodging for the weekend as an add-on experience.
For more information visit www.kairosresort.com. Meal vouchers will be available for those bringing passengers or guests.