The New River 500 Event Returns at Kairos Resort in Giles County, Virginia

Apr 21 & 22 | The New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort

UPDATE | You can now register online here:


Giles County, VA – The New River 500, is back; brought to you by KairosTangent Outfitters, GearHead Moto ToursGo Race, Inc., and Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs. The New River 500 will be held April 21 and 22 in Giles County, Virginia and encompasses over 500 kilometers of dual-sport riding. Depending on route and lunch destinations (if desired), riders can experience between 150-160 miles per day during your weekend. This event is an all-inclusive on or off-road adventurer’s dream. A multiple day opportunity to ride, socialize, and participate in on and off-road courses. Bring your bike, ATV, or UTV and experience riding through the mountains of the New River Valley. Come for the riding, stay for the fellowship, and enjoy world-class destination dining, all at the New River 500.


Motorcross man at Kairos Wilderness Resort
Photo by: Sam Dean


The New River 500 motorsport event will held at Kairos, an outdoor adventure haven located in the western part of Giles County. This property features an outdoor amphitheater, RV and tent camping sites, scenic overlooks, and over 40 miles of trails to enjoy. Established in 2016 and having opened its gates in early 2017, Kairos has prepared a venue and space that pursues not just a place but a feeling.


Weekend Pass-$125

This weekend pass includes registration to the event, access to Kairos property, trails, training and obstacle courses, bathhouses, and necessary facilities, NR500 bumper sticker, 2 days of guided and self-guided dual sport riding off road or on road, lunch and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday.


Day pass-$50

This pass is available for Saturday or Sunday only. This grants access to Kairos off-road trails, training and obstacle course, and on-road guided/self-guided routes. This pass also provides lunch for one person. This ticket does not include dinner or camping. This is a day access pass only.


Day pass-$25

This pass is available for Saturday or Sunday only.  This grants access to Kairos off-road trails, ideal for ATVs or UTVs, or other riders who do not want to participate in guided or on-road activities. This ticket does not include lunch, dinner or camping. This is a day access pass only.  Lunch tickets may be purchased on site.


Camping is additional $25 per night for primitive camping, or $45 per night for RV camping.


What is unique: You will be provided with route information to make the most out of your time in Giles and you will be treated to included lunches at premier venues. From quality of food and service, to views and settings that are unmatched- our lineup of award winning destinations for your dining will make this a unique and memorable experience.


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Giles County, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 40 minutes south of Roanoke and just west of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. With easy access to the New River, world class dining and lodging properties, and historical attractions for the entire family, Giles offers adventure in Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Come find your playground at our Visitors Center located at 203 N Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or find us online at or by calling 540-921-2079. For interviews or onsite visits, please contact Cora Gnegy, Tourism Marketing Director. We can arrange and assist with any media needs. For more information about planning your visit to Giles County or about activities and events, please visit or contact us at