New River 500 Event Returns to Kairos Resort

Motorcross man at Kairos Wilderness Resort
Photo by: Sam Dean

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

Giles County, VA – The New River 500, is back; brought to you by Kairos, Loud N Clear Car Stereo and Customs, and GearHead Moto Tours. The New River 500 will be held May 3 through 5, 2019 in Giles County, Virginia and it 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 the New River 500.

The New River 500 motorsport event will held at Kairos, an outdoor adventure haven located in the western part of Giles County and bordering Mercer County, WV. 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, dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Primitive tent camping is included in the pricing but Kairos offers wilderness, and RV sites for a slight upcharge. They have limited availability for their luxury yurts for the weekend as well.

A big bike tour is included for those who wish to join in, brought to you by GearHead Moto Tours. GearHead also has bikes to rent for the dual sport tour if you want to join in and have a valid motorcycle license.

Photo by Sam Dean from Kairos Wilderness Resort.

Stay up-to-date with event announcements by following the event on Facebook, by searching ‘The New River 500’ or visiting

New River 500 Facebook EVENT

New River 500 Facebook PAGE

Host Location, Kairos Resort WEBSITE


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

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