2021 Gambler 500: Heatwave Edition (Bring lots of water)



Make Sure your vehicles are in good working order, are licensed, insured and safe. Federal law requires you to carry a shovel and fire extinguisher if traveling across public land. Be "aggressively courteous" with all we share the road with, avoid these roads on Saturday as there's a bike race

It's the world's largest trail cleanup but it's essential and it's critical to keep each other safe, healthy and protect the wilderness. With recent increased dumping, we have formed a Federal nonprofit to provide infrastructure and tools to assist: Gambler still encourages people to explore and pick up trash, you will see plenty of fellow gamblers and their creations along the way and disperse camp, details below. Please share pics of your adventures using #gambler500 #oreillypowered #sonsofsmokey

USFS provided trash locations HERE, warning these mostly surround La Pine and some may be abandoned camps please stay away from any biohazards. We will be collecting trash behind the Gilchrist Market 138303 North Highway 97 N, Gilchrist, OR

CAMPING: for sake of fire danger we advocate for camping in sparsely treed areas like Christmas Valley Sand Dunes or around Cabin Creek Rd on East Side of the map... USFS and BLM have instituted fire restrictions to to drought year and heat. Meaning no campfires.

With low water levels the area officials have asked that we make sure and stay above high water marks at lakes and out of mud especially at Crescent and Wickiup Reservoir.




Been a challenging year and a half for all and somewhat defining for Gambler. Translating state and social responsibility while entrusting fellow human beings with making the right decisions. While most are vaccinated we still encourage social distancing cuz we aint about close talkers.

Worthy Brewing has made us a special beer this year with partial proceeds going to the Sons of Smokey which funds our trash disposal, you can buy six packs exclusively at Gilchrist Market and on tap at Bigfoot Tavern.

Here is a list of lodging across Klamath County, there are also many RV Parks and developed campsites across N Klamath County we will be linking soon. Any overnight camping/lodging will be dispersed, here are the guidelines to camping on public land (it's easier than you think).

USFS Guidelines

BLM Guidelines

Containers to collect trash collected from public lands will be located Gilchrist Market: 138303 North Highway 97 N, Gilchrist, OR from 10am-6pm June 25-27. Last year we collected over 280 cubic yards, lets beat it.

For those that register HERE we will be handing out packets (scan your ticket/screen... over $40 retail value bandanna, JB Weld Steel Stik, the 2021 Sticker, key tag, stickers and lots more) at the Gilchrist Market.

Gambling in Oregon and across the World with for those that cannot make it to Oregon we will have a participant leaderboard with combined Gambler UnPaved scores running all weekend. We are set for release on iOS devices (Android to follow in 2022 LOL) week of June for free trial subscription, more details and slides to come. It allows users to create profiles, upload vehicle pics, create and share "tracks" and compete with UnPaved scores. Use Coupon "Rally2020"

1.  This is not a race (HooptieX is tho... Fri-Sat)

2.  There is no $500 rule, cheaper cars win Scepter so no way to cheat with $$$

3.  We are the world's largest and competitive trail cleanup, bring trash bags.

4.  You are responsible for your actions, same legal standards apply as any other day.

5.  Don't be a dick.