Event Overview 2022

Catering & Food

In an effort to make meals as easy as possible, we have a number of options available on site:

Check in/Registration & Checkout

There will be a staff tent clearly marked where you need to check in. You will sign your waivers and pick up your vehicle identification decals.

Items to bring to the check in tent:

-Drivers License

-Vehicle Insurance Card

Vehicle Decals 

Decals will be placed on the upper-left of your vehicle by event staff. Your decal must be visible at all times when you are out on any Class IV roads or at basecamp. Please check periodically to make sure your decal isn’t covered by mud or debris!

Thursday Arrivals – 11-2pm

You are welcome to arrive at the campground anytime after 11am Thursday. We don’t have access prior to 11am as they are working hard to get it ready for us, so if you arrive early, enjoy the local town but PLEASE don’t try to check in early.

After 11am feel free to come into the campsite and get set up.

Friday Arrivals

Registration will be open and staffed from 7am until 10am, and then again from 4pm-8pm.

Participants

We would hope this is understood, but just to make sure only registered participants may attend the event. Your buddy can’t wait for you in town and meet up to ride with you. All vehicles must be checked in, and all drivers must sign a waiver. This year’s COVID restrictions. The State of Vermont currently isn’t requiring masks, but many local businesses are asking customers to wear them.Please respect the store’s wishes as we are hoping with their support we can continue to host this event.

Campground 

Henderson’s Hideaway
1427 S Windsor St
South Royalton, VT 05068

Family/Quiet Area – This will be clearly marked when you arrive. To help our families with younger children this is going to be a quiet area from 8pm until 7am.

Dogs

If your companion is well behaved they are more than welcome. We love bringing our pets along with us, but due to there being children and other pets around, please leave them at home if they don’t behave.

Trash –  Pack it in, Pack in out – As always we ask that everyone abides by the Tread Lightly principles and policies all their own trash. We will have a small dumpster on site for your use, but let’s try to reduce the amount of trash we are creating. Please plan ahead.

Restrooms – There will be a number of Porta Johns spread around the campground. They will have built in hand sanitizer stations. These are going to be serviced both Friday and Saturday to try and keep them as fresh as possible.

Fires – Firewood will be available for purchase on site. We will also have 6 community fire pits going. All fires need to be in some sort of fire pit like a solo stove.

Water – There is no running water on site. You need to provide your own.

Trailers – Tow rig and trailer parking is VERY limited on site so PLEASE call us as soon as you can to let us know if you are going to need parking. 802-324-3370

IF you show up without letting us know ahead of time there is no guarantee we will be able to find room for your trailer and tow rig. You would then be on your own to find public parking.

Drivers Meetings

There will be driver’s meetings every half hour from 8-10am to coordinate and plan your trips.

Trail Rides

The State of Vermont, the local community and the Vermont Game Wardens have asked for us to limit the number of vehicles per group to 6 or less. That means NO MORE than 6 vehicles in a group. We have had issues in the past with mega convoys for 20-30 vehicles clogging up the trails and local roadways, creating issues for the local population and law enforcement.

As always we strongly encourage everyone to attend with friends and family, camp with them, eat with them, etc but limit the size of the groups on the trails. IF you have a group with more than 6 vehicles, we ask that you wait 10-15 minutes after their departure and leave as large of a gap as possible between you. This will keep everyone flowing more smoothly and will reduce congestion overall.

Trail Courtesy

The trails and roads that we use for this event are all public right of ways. Remember that you will encounter everything from hikers to horses, dirtbikes to tractors and cars. We are visitors and guests, so please be courteous. Stop and talk to locals, give anyone or anything smaller than your vehicle the right of way. Please remember that you represent not just yourself, but your vehicle brand, your state and most importantly the Pilgrimage event itself and offroaders/overlanders. The last thing we want to see/hear is trash was left on the trail, someone tore up a pasture or field where they shouldn’t have been, or worse had an altercation. At the end of the weekend, the only sign that we have been there should be tire tracks in the mud and a bunch of pictures and memories. There are trail trash bags that are handed out and we would LOVE to see them come back full. Help us keep the beautiful State of Vermont clean.

Guide Services

If this is your first time or your 4th it’s always fun to let someone else lead the pack! We have a number of staff members that will be leading groups as well as two professional companies. If you are interested in either trail running with staff or the professional services, they will be hanging out in the vendor area in the mornings.

Overland Experts – (860) 873-9640

North East Adventure Company – (207) 956-0399

Vendors

We are pleased to announce that we will have a number of vendors on site selling. The area will be staffed and open from 5pm to 8pm.

Friday evening there are free classes being offered, a full list of vendors and classes will be listed on the Pilgrimage website.

Maps

You will receive an email with the maps and instructions on how to use them.

As you open the App and start looking at the trails that are available you will see that they are color coded. This is there to help our novice drivers and experienced to find the right road/trail for them.

 Green: easier, light terrain

 Blue: moderate/medium terrain

 Red: challenging/difficult terrain

 Pinkish purple: very challenging

You will also see points of interest and fun facts about the area on the maps.

If you have any questions this doesn’t answer please reach out either on Facebook, the website or call us directly.

Thank you,

The Pilgrimage Staff

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Time to start fine tuning our setups before the 23rd. We're looking forward to seeing everyone! Remember, well behaved dogs are always welcome at The Pilgrimage 🐕
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Many people are asking what the minimum vehicle requirements are for participating in this September's event. As Derek points out, there IS no minimum vehicle requirement. The Pilgrimage is only as difficult as you want it to be. Hopefully this video helps! ...

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Just over a month left to register for The Pilgrimage! Don't miss out on the action in September! Register now at http://the-pilgrimage.com
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Great day pre-running some of our more difficult class 4’s in preparation for the big event in September!
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🇺🇸 See, a couple hundred years later or so, we're getting along just fine. Happy Independence Day, no matter what flag you fly.
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Our friends at @northeastadventurecompany out on the class 4’s last weekend. They will be at the Pilgrimage offering a demo of their guide services and classes. The event offers an amazing opportunity to demo a couple different guide services and classes free of charge.
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The man, the myth, the legend @lazzmckenzie. Lazz will be back to help staff this years Pilgrimage. He is probably one of the nicest people you wil ever meet and an amazing driver.
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Very pleased to announce the Hammondsville Tavern is now open right at the bottom of the road. It’s a .4 mile walk from the event area to the Tavern. It’s also owned by a good friend and fellow Rover guy. The tavern has an amazing selection of local VT brews both on tap and cans along with some amazing beer from around the country. The menu is ever expanding. I’m sure this will be a popular hangout during the event.
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Adventure bikes are also welcome at The Pilgrimage as well as any other street legal overland vehicle! Registration is open at the-pilgrimage.com
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Event registration is now live! Link in bio
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Important numbers

Derek Chace, Owner/Operator
(802) 324-3370

Local Businesses
All are less than 5 miles from the campground

Restaurants

Worthy Burger (802) 763-2575

5 Olde Tavern & Grille (802) 763-8600

Royalton Pizza Village (802) 763-2800

First Branch Coffee (802) 763-7774

Chelsea Station (802) 763-8685

Grocery/Provisions

South Royalton Market (802) 763-2400

Upper Pass Beer Company (802) 763-0010

Roma’s Butchery  (802) 763-0440

R B Delicatessen (802) 763-2411

Fuel

Shell Station (Gas & Diesel) 2336 Vt Rte 14, South Royalton, VT 05068

The South Royalton Market is a small grocery store that is really looking forward to our arrival. If you need to stock up on your way in, or just run out for something you forgot this is your local place to stop. We would strongly encourage you to spend your $ locally. This area of Vermont is tourism dependent and these food trucks are part of that local economy.

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Couple updates.

Tickets for the Pilgrimage are getting very limited so sign up now and don’t miss out! Also we are including last years maps when you register so you can get out on the class 4’s now. We have a hard cap number for this event and can’t go above that. Once they are gone that are gone.

We also have 2 vendors slots left. If you are interested reach out and contact me.

We will also be adding a bunch of free day trips for those signed pilgrimage in August and September. Again in the drive give you maximum value for your ticket.
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