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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:36 AM


This years Fall Jersey Devil Hunt is coming later than usual.
It's kicking of on Hallow's Eve...no better time to hunt for the Jersey Devil than when all the ghost, goblins and things that go bump in the night are out and about.
It will kick off from Turtle Run Campground located in Egg Harbor City, NJ
We will be riding within the 115,000 acre Wharton State Forest, which is just across the road form the campground.

What can you expect? To get your bike dirty and have some fun.
What do you need? A motorcycle and a tent. A Ural/Dnepr is preferred but we've had two wheelers along before.

This is a great opportunity for newer owners to get their feet wet (pun intended) off-roading. This area is very Ural friendly.
Trails are just wide enough to make it seem adventurous. The sand has just enough slip to make it fun and enough traction to get going (most of the time).
There's nothing too steep or scary off camber. If that sounds boring just pick up the speed a bit or try to navigate an otherwise "deadend."

Our "camping" is usually limited to campfire activities as we patronize local establishments for dinner.
For breakfast Turtle Run has restaurant on site that serves up eggs, bacon, pancakes, pork roll, etc.
We eat lunch trailside, so pack a sandwich, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, etc.

There are area hotels for those that don't "do" camping, you will have to look at the area and find what suits your needs.
You are of course more than welcome to have breakfast with us at the campground or hang around the fire.

Thursday night- 1-2 folks get there and hang out, but not always.
Friday- Most folks arrive at some point in the day. Setting up camp, short trail rides, occasionally stopping back at camp to pick up new arrivals. Dinner at a local restaurant, relax around campfire.
Saturday- Breakfast at the Turtle Run Grill around 9ish, rally point is the field, ride leaves 9-30am-ish until afternoon-ish, back to camp to shower, Dinner at a local restaurant, NIGHT RIDE on Great Bay Blvd. then back to camp to sit around campfire soothing aching muscles, telling lies, exaggerating our off-road prowess, making memories.
Sunday- Folks start to break camp/head out, Breakfast at Turtle Run Grill, occasionally a morning dirt ride, but no guarantees.

We will be riding in a NJ State Park, Wharton State Forest.
General NJ Park information...


All vehicles must be registered and street legal.
If your brother in-law wants to tag along on a dual sport bike that's OK; he cannot bring his quad.
Our main activity is trail riding. This is great Uraling territory, flat and sandy, no rocks and some water crossings.
If you get stuck there will be enough of us around to push/pull you out.
1wd or 2wd will be fine and a willingness to push a stuck bike would be nice.
Knobby or 307 pusher helps, but not required. We've had a Retro with a street tire do the ride before.

We have coffee in camp. Ivan Grozney and UralDude brew up some nice stuff.
A hearty breakfast is served at the 'Turtle Run Grill on site.
We don't leave the trail for lunch so bring a sandwich or snacks.
Turtle Run also has a camp store and snacks in case you need anything.
After riding we head back to camp to clean up and then hit dinner at a local diner or other establishment.
Evenings we relax around the campfire, bring your marshmallows, Halloween candy and Jiffy Pop.

GPS Address for Campsite is 3 Cedar Lane, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

Turtle Run has a convenient grill for breakfast onsite and a camp store.
We will eat breakfast there before heading out to ride.
They have flush toilets and hot showers in a decent private facility.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed, so bring a cooler.
The cost for tent camping is $10 per person, per night.
Reservations are not needed for tent camping, just show up, pay at the office and stake out a spot.
We have the 'group' camping area with a nice big field to park bikes, non-camping trailers, cars, etc.

Turtle Run has Cabins and RV/trailer sites with hookups, please contact them for pricing and to reserve.

Whether camping, cabins or trailering, just tell them you are with the Russian motorcycle guys.

You'll have to see what is in the area that suits you.

Bernie's Service Center
5695 U.S. 9
New Gretna, NJ 08224

5601 State Highway 9
Bass River, NJ 08087

Note: We will be leaving from the campground and heading directly into the forest across the street.
Make sure you get gas BEFORE arriving at the campground.

There is quite a lot to do in the area.
If you bring the family, the wife/kids can see the sites while you ride in the woods, then meet up when we get back to camp.
All of the below is just minutes from camp...
Atlantic City
Shopping Outlets
Winery Tours
Colonial Smithville Village & Shops
Long Beach Island
Barnegat Light State Park
Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum
And more!

I'll be sure to have plenty of candy on hand, so nobody will miss out on Trick or Treating.
We might have to come up with some games...bobbing for final drives? Pin the brake light on the fender? Bald Uralshina hula hooping?
Prize for best costume!

Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, ask away or PM.

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