2019 Michelin/Gnarly Routes U Lazy S Ranch event

Just outside of Post, Texas there lies a piece of private land that has some of the best trails the state has to offer.  These trails aren't open to the public, and this is your chance to have the property to yourself! Ride along with Russell Bobbitt and Cole Kirkpatrick, as they guide you on this amazing piece of land. The diverse terrain you will experience ranges from tight cedar tree sections to deep canyon riding. You will be challenged every day on the bike!


Here's what to expect:

The U Lazy S Ranch was host to the Post Enduro Association and has held many national enduros from years 1970 until the club left in the early 1990s.  The property has been in the family for over 100 years and offers some of the most unique riding in the state of Texas.  If you like dry dirt and sharp elevation changes, you will be right at home on the terrain.  You can count on three days of riding with a variety of terrain and difficulty.  On the third day we will caravan to a nearby landowner for a completely new network of trails tor ride. All of the extreme terrain that is offered will have a bypass and/or an alternate route.




Enjoy a big Texas sky:

One of the most unique things about the U Lazy S Ranch is the base camp.  A large fire pit is surrounded by artifacts and interesting items that have been found over the years at the ranch and also is the center stage for the tour. There is an option to serve dinner campfire style one of the nights here so the group can bench-race around an open fire.


What's included in the tour:

Normal Price for 12 participants on this Gnarly Routes Tour at this location would be $45,000.

Michelin Cost: $30,000

12 Participants split into two groups of 6 spread out over a week. Gnarly Routes only has the capacity to support 6 riders at a time.

(3) KTM 250 XC-W TPI and (3) KTM 350 EXC-F motorcycles prepped with numerous aftermarket parts 

Lodging for twelve at the historic Hotel Garza bed and breakfast (6 people at a time)

All Meals 

All fuel

Event insurance for property (required by land owner)

Custom routes

Private ranch with private trails

Photos and video from event by Kirkpatrick Digital Cinema (Cole Kirkpatrick)

Custom Gnarly Routes event t-shirt 

Custom map keepsake for participants

Bike preparation for both groups of (6) 

Photo and Video recap by Kirkpatrick Digital Cinema

Michelin would be responsible for the following items:

Airline arrangements 

Transportation to and from Lubbock International Airport (LBB)

All rental bikes include the following products:

XC Gear Mako 360 bar mount

Tag Metals handlebar and sprockets

Enduro Engineering hand guards and protection products (radiator guards, clutch master cylinder guard, rear disc guard, skid plate and rear brake pedal tip)

New tires

Bib Mousse inserts

Seat Concept seats

WP XPLOR forks setup by Powerband Racing 

WP PDS shock setup by Powerband Racing 

Gnarly Routes graphics by Bike Graphix

Trail Tech GPS units and radiator fans

Rekluse Core EXP 3.0 or Core manual clutch system

IMS Core footpegs

MotoMinded headlight

Twin Air filters

Motorex lubricants 

Bike setup for rider skill level and weight


Guests will stay at the historic Hotel Garza in Post, Texas, just 7 miles from the U Lazy S Ranch.


What bikes are available?

On this tour, we will have three (3) KTM 250 XC-W TPI and three (3) KTM 350 EXC-F motorcycles.  

What airport should riders fly into?

Riders should fly into Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. Code (LBB)

What should riders bring on the tour?

On this tour, you need to bring plenty of riding gear to get you through three days of riding.  If you have specific trail snacks that you like, we suggest bringing those but will have plenty of Kate's bars in the transport vehicle. Here's a short list though so you can make sure to bring everything.

Riding pants (3)

Riding jerseys (3)

Knee pads or knee braces

Chest protector

Gloves (2)

Socks (3)

Padded shorts (3)

Goggles (2)

Drink system (1) (We suggest USWE)

Fanny Pack (your guides will carry the heavy stuff!)



Camera (Cole will be taking plenty of photos)

Rain jacket (1)

What skill level requirements are in place?

This tour is rated for intermediate level riders and up.