Location: Leavenworth, Washington, United States
Dates: June 15 – June 18, 2023
Northwest Overland Rally is a large annual gathering of overlanding enthusiasts held near the town of Leavenworth, Washington.
NW Overland Rally, as it’s called, features trail rides, music, wine tastings, and classes on vehicle recovery, basic off-road driving and more. There are also presentations from professionals and amateurs on their recent overland adventures across the globe.
NW Overland activities (a partial list):
Nightly Campfire and Raffle – Every evening the event gives away a huge selection of fun prizes around the campfire, everything from winches, roof-top tents, driving lights, luggage, camping gear, skid-plates, recovery kits, and lots of cool clothing.
Presenters – In addition to the trainers leading classes, each evening the event offers presentations and Q&A sessions with inspiring and entertaining travelers. Past rallies have included the Expedition Overland crew, the couple who have traveled in La Cucaracha for the last 15 years, Dakar Rally Racer Quinn Cody, and Adventurer Scott Brady.
Trail Drives – Local volunteers lead easy scenic drives during the rally. Some may require registration in advance, and some will be bookable on the field. Watch the events Facebook page for more information.
4WD Instruction – Certified 4WD instructors will be teaching introductory and advanced 4WD techniques on our technical driving course. Learn the safest way to conquer the toughest trails, in your vehicle, or the one provided.
Advanced Classes – Bob Wohlers from the Off-Road Safety Academy will teaching: 1. Winching 2. Kinetic energy/traction recovery 3) In-field tire repair 4) In-field welding.
Ladies Classes – Ladies-only classes are available, including Offroad Driving for Women, Recovery Skills for Women, and how to be a Rebelle (Ladies-only Rally Driver).
Family Spotting – This class will teach mom, dad, even the kids, how to spot and guide a vehicle over technical obstacles and through tight spots.
Trail Repairs – Learn the steps to quickly and safely fix repairs on the trail, and how to choose a quality repair kit.
Solar Power – Learn the ins and outs of setting up a reliable customizable solar power system.
Photography and Cinematography – Photographer Richard Villacres will run a hands-on session.
Preparing for Medical Emergencies – Medical Instructors will take participants through real-life scenarios, showing them how to deal with the types of accidents most likely to affect overland travelers. Also they will have classes on Pediatric first aid, and building the ultimate medical kit.
Personal security, ham radio, new gear, kayaking, Mountain Biking, spotting, navigation, winching, fire-starting, shelter-building, etc.
NW Overland Rally Details
- Event type: Rally
- Venue: Leavenworth, Washington
- Location: 18623 Beaver Valley Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- GPS: 47.759196, -120.657169
- Organizer: NW Overland Ralley
- Event Website: http://www.nwoverlandrally.com/
- Phone: 604-506-2550
- Email: NWOverlandRally@gmail.com