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2010 Northwest Raptor Rally Photo Gallery

See photos from the 2010 Northwest Raptor Rally which included over 150 Yamaha Raptor owners in their goal to raise awareness for the ongoing battle to save OHV dune access.

The shrieking 2-strokes, howling Thumpers and the occasional odd-ball superbike stuffed in an ATV chassis really made the drags a fun time for all.
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
The Raptor Rally was a huge hit with everyone in attendance, including local officials, restaurants, hotels, gas stations and, of course event organizers Chris and Georginna Tribe.
The 2010 Northwest Raptor Rally was complete with a best of show trophy.
Best in Show winner featured a sick maroon paintjob wrapped around a chromed-out chassis.
After lunch were hillclimbs on some of the steepest dunes at Winchester Bay, and then sand drags on the wide-open flats.
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
the Raptor Rally is intended to be a cool place to come hang out, bring the family and ride with friends – it isn’t intended to be a full blown mullet-fest full of drunken debauchery.
With approximately 12,000 acres of the steepest, gnarly dunes in the United States for your blasting pleasure, and some of the most unbelievable sights supporting the route, there’s something for everyone to have fun with.
The sounds of a half-dozen modded 4-strokes at the line, flirting with the rev limiter before dumping the clutch and charging toward the far end of the strip was drawing riders from all across the dunes.
The Northwest Raptor Rally saw nearly 200 participants gather for the collective goal of raising awareness over OHV issues as they relate to dune access.
The climbs, bowls, descents and scenery are all a factor in the allure of the dunes. Of course, the fact that there were almost 200 like-minded souls at the rally couldn’t have hurt either.
One of the important elements of the gathering was that it offered a low-pace alternative to competitions, and emphasized having fun over competing against each other.
just about every off-road vehicle you can think of made an appearance throughout the weekend.

folks walked away with prizes that included a pair of Dual Exhaust from Monster Quad as well as various trinkets, apparel and miscellaneous Raptor Rally commemorative items.
Some of the ATVs on display were truly unreal...
In addition to some of the most highly modified Raptors on the West Coast running turbos and/or nitrous, there was an assortment of specialty and hand-crafted ATVs powered by everything from big bore 2-stroke singles all the way up to a Ducati-powered V-Twin
Sunday’s festivities included the event wrap-up BBQ-buffet following the show and shine that afternoon.
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
The Raptor Rally wrap-up on Sunday gave participants a final chance to hang out, eat some BBQ and win prizes.
Turbo-Charged Rator - 2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
Turbo-Charged Rator - 2010 Northwest Raptor Rally
With over a third of Oregon sand dunes under threat of restriction, the Raptor Rally urges individuals to participate and voice their concerns.
The Show & Shine portion of the Northwest Raptor Rally included some stunning examples of tricked-out ATVs.
If the competition isn’t your thing then the group rides offered a low-pace alternative.
2010 Northwest Raptor Rally participants.