The recent 2023 Alpinestars Adventure Tour in Big Bear, CA, dramatically underscored the Italian sports gear company’s deepening commitment to the ADV and dual sport motorcycle space. Case in point, the company’s owner and CEO Gabriele Mazzarolo was there, as well as Dakar champions Ricky Brabec, Toby Price.
Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) was having a fundraiser that included auctions of goods and services. I saw a nine-day tour of Colombia, threw in a low-ball offer, and suddenly, I was headed for Santiago de Cali and Épico Moto Adventures’ Seven Wonders Tour. The extremely genial host Ricardo Congote greeted