The Ice Run 2018

What kind of people would plan a ride in subzero temps over a frozen Siberian lake? Answer: Ural riders. Hosted by The Adventurists, the 2018 Ice Run is now under way and headed toward the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal (the namesake of our recent Limited Edition Ural).

  Ice Runners packed and ready for departure.

Ice Runners packed and ready for departure.

What’s this route like? The Adventurists say “parts of the ice will be sculpted by the wind and smooth as a well-oiled otter, other bits will be as cracked as your nan's elbow.” Most of the Ural motorcycles they’re using on this trip are from the old days, a different animal than today’s completely upgraded models. But, it’s a testament to the workhorse origins of these adventure-ready sidecar motorcycles.

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  Team Baikal Beach Boys before taking off on the 2018 Ice Run.

Team Baikal Beach Boys before taking off on the 2018 Ice Run.

It takes a special (crazy?) person to tackle the Ice Run; the team names reflect their sense of humor: The Maximators, Icy Dead People, Baikal Beach Boys, and Biscuit and Orange Juice. There are 11 teams participating over this 10-day journey in Irkutsk, Russia.

  Team James Poulter camping on the beach during the 2018 Ice Run.

Team James Poulter camping on the beach during the 2018 Ice Run.

As part of their incredible experience, the Ice Runners have raised funds for the environmental charity, Cool Earth. You can follow the trip and learn more about the Adventurists on their website.

  Image by The Adventurists

Image by The Adventurists

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