Georgia is home to Vurb. Our founders are from Georgia and the nearby Carolinas, not a place you’d assume the world’s most recognized media moguls would rest their heads, but life is crazy like that sometimes. Choosing Aonia Pass MX in Washington, GA wasn’t by mistake, either. New ownership has transformed this facility to an absolute eye candy and our history as up and coming C Class Heroes is deep there.
Attention to detail is what separates facilities, and owners Mark and Sherri have the eye. From waving grass throughout the pits to a perfectly groomed moto track, GNCC level woods loop, flat track and more. It’s like the six flags of the motorsports world and a place we plan on visiting again.
We met with old friends we haven’t seen in ages, ate too many damn hot dogs AGAIN, and actually took the opportunity ride more than we worked. Chilidog Wes even broke his collarbone, or at least he claims. (Chilidog Note: I think I hairline fractured my collarbone. Don’t think it’s split in two)
It was everything we envisioned the Shred Tour being when we decided to commit to doing 11 of them across the country in our first year back. A tall order for a skeleton crew of dreamers, but one that we commit to gladly. It’s where we came from, and while luxury suites and nice hotels during big budget film shoots are nice, nothing beats bunking up with too many dudes in a C class motorhome and kicking it trackside with all the moto families.
We don’t write many sappy articles, but this stop really hit home. From swapping out plastic on our 2005 YZ 125 on Friday night while drinking beer and huffing brake cleaner (note: we don’t actually huff break cleaner), to ripping with friends from decades past on Saturday, all of whom have gotten a little heavier and a lot slower, to putting on pitbike races for the kids and watching some insanely badass dudes rip flat track at night, it was a complete weekend of doing what we love, which is hanging out at dirtbike tracks.
A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who came out and supported what we’re trying to accomplish with these. Connecting with grassroots enthusiasts, supporting local tracks, helping our partners raise awareness and contributing to our staff of diehard content creators, this mission is meant to support the entire lifecycle of people and communities within moto and we’re stoked to do it again next month in Texas, as we are heading back to Oak Hill June 26-27, a track that has done so much for amateur moto throughout the years.