Monkey Run Romania - What the Pioneers Have to Say

Monkey Run Romania. The newest offspring in the exquisitely dysfunctional family of chaos and bedlam. At first, it seems like an angel child with golden locks and blue eyes, but the unpredictable little bastard won’t think twice before stealing your wallet whilst you’re down tying his shoes.

This July, our courageous Pioneers drove hundreds of miles through the length of the country. Here’s what they’ve got to say:

What a time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen. Monkey Run Romania will forever be compared to other great feats of human Endurance such as Sir Ed climbing Mt Everest... Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut eating 74 Hotdogs in 10 minutes... and Dennis Kimetto setting the marathon world record in Berlin in 2014. If you’re into Bikes, Beers, Bears, Bogs, Bridges, Breakdowns, Bushes, and Bashes, this is the adventure for you.
— Rowan Mckenzie, team Transylvanian Wolf Ryders.
A long, slow, filthy, painful and most exhausting bar crawl through a beautiful country of lovely people and bastard dogs. All with the best bunch of piss artists and idiots I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting - I can’t wait for the next one.
— Mike Evans

Mike loved the Monkey Run so much, he got his prize inked for good. He’s already signed up for the Monkey Run Morocco January 2019 edition. We can’t wait to see more of your stunts and tats too, Mike.

It may have been just a bunch of wankers riding all over Romania on shitty little motorbikes but it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I will cherish the memories and indeed friendships I made there for the rest of my days.
— Matthew Ellis, Team Nuts on the Road
A stupid, ridiculously fun adventure. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
— Megan Todd-Jones, Team TJ & Luke
Zig zagging through Romania on deplorable monkey bikes was a prodigious effort, but worth every seconds, as the tracks where challenging at times but the scenery soon took your mind of that minor detail. The Romanian people where absolutely amazing, the Monkey Run is right up there in the running for one of my best adventures.
— Matt Rigby, Team Transylvanian Wolf Ryders

We managed to have a peek in Bobby’s journal. Team Easy Riders took the adventure on in true style, wearing the wear and speaking the speak of the 1969 classic. Who wants Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson when you can have the wonderful madcaps that are Bobby, Don and Glenn:

We passed through every village as if we were on parade, waving and smiling to the delight of children and adults alike. They seemed to recognize the sublime stupidity of what we were doing. The local Politia were no bother, as our threat level was akin to a group of mildly retarded children.
— Bobby Bostick, Team Easy Rider
Team Easy Rider

Team Easy Rider

Romania is one hell of a country with some world-class scenery and culture. The hospitality of the locals was second to none. At the warp speed of 45 km per hour, you get the opportunity to really take it all in.
— Rowan Mckenzie, team Transylvanian Wolf Ryders
Simply put, the Romanian Monkey Run was utterly epic. Trying to explain to people at home what I went through hardly did it any justice. I made friends from all over the world and the camaraderie will last a lifetime.
— Matt Newsham, Team Transylvanian Transients

And to finish off, here’s what the Spirit of the Monkey Run Romania Pioneers Edition, all-round legend Dena, who couldn’t even really ride a motorbike before she came to Romania but ended up bossing the dirt tracks, recaps:

I do feel a bit like a child who has just returned from summer camp having had the best time and wanting to come back.
— Dena Zingales, Team Grease Monkeys
Dena Zingales, Team Grease Monkeys

Dena Zingales, Team Grease Monkeys

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