Unplugged Adventures is the brainchild of Brandon Hoch and Jon VanDis. Our love of the outdoors, mountain biking, SUP and kayaking, adventure racing, and trying to stay in reasonable shape led us to an interest in promoting events that encourage others to do the same. We figure that there can't be too many outdoor activities for families and competitive athletes to encourage healthy lifestyles. We look forward to offering a wide range of events that many people will enjoy.

Check out this video of us at Bonk Hard Racing's Berryman Adventure.

Orienteering Videos

We've created a couple instructional videos on navigation as an introduction to orienteering. Hopefully they show that anyone can do it.

Map Plotting


Unplugged Adventures is a new venture looking to offer a variety of outdoor activities in Central Iowa. We provide first class events and enjoyment for all levels of competition, from families to the elite adventure racer.