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Discussion in 'Dual Sport, Off-Road & Trails' started by IMRiz, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Dual sport riding is a lot of fun! That's the only way I can summarize it. Basically, local riding groups string together large private land owner's for permission to ride trails made by the clubs across their land for one or two days. Most of the trail is exclusive other than times when strung together with parts of Wayne national and other forests or road sections to get to the next trail head. therefore your bike has to be legal (wink wink) with a plate of some sorts. Most rides are two days, 200 miles or more total, with different level sections for all riders, lunch at the halfway points both days, a barbecue on Saturday night, breakfast available on Sunday, and usually all kinds of donated door prizes. The trails are laid out and marked by a local riding club raising money for operations and also a local charity. therefore the rides are welcome in these small mountainous communities. Hanging Rock 200 even provides food and bike wash after Saturday's leg of the ride at the Zelinski Fire Department by the firefighters and volunteers. Every year a record amount of money is raised and that small town loves the Hanging Rock dual sporters. Camping and Cabins are available at some of the most beautiful surroundings, we carry tools, tubes, plugs, food, water, everything that you could maybe need because much of the ride is in the middle of nowhere. A gas truck or the route will visit a few stations for fuel, usually around the 60-75 mile marks, some of us carry pre-measured 2-stroke oil and others just twist a cap, but be sure to top off your tank.

    Most of the events are sponsored by the AMA and KTM. There are a few other local events that we like to ride too. A great beginner event is twice a year at the BSA Rally in Toronto, Ohio, The Reliability Run, which includes vintage bikes of all kinds. It's tough stuff so don't think it's all easy. The first half of last year they were all in the down-pouring rain.

    All ages participate, and we see the same faces over and over. It's a great time and I hope it continues to grow. In 2010, I don't know the official stats but they average 250 riders I'd say. The Baby Burr in McArthur Ohio served lunch on top of a grassy mountain with an awesome view of the Ohio country side. There is also a very tough Caveman section usually that awards prizes. Youtube search that sometime if you think this stuff is sissy riding. Generally I'd call the trails extreme, or very challenging. Add in the rain and possible mechanical issues, dual sport riding offers plenty of challenge. Enjoy your quest of learning more or commenting on this growing sport. Oh yea, and it's dominated (and sponsored) by KTM's. I still like my Husky, true to the yellow & blue!

    Watch this video to learn more...

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  2. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here is the 2011 AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series Schedule, beginning officially on May 21-22 in Zaleski, Ohio.

    Renfro Valley Dual Sport Ride May 7 - 8, 2011 Renfro Valley Dual Sport
    Location: Mt. Vernon, KY Contact: Paul at 513-553-6662 or Ron at millerron@bellsouth.net

    Hanging Rock 200, May 21-22, 2011 in Zaleski OH
    Bill Kaeppner, Buckeye Dual Sporters (740)380-3050
    kaeppners@verizon.net or www.kaeppnerswoods.com

    SHOW ME 200, June 4-5, 2011 in Bixby, MO
    Robert Kaufman of Midwest Trail Riders Assoc. at (314)343-5095
    ridemtra@hotmail.com or www.ridemtra.com

    Durty Dabbers National Dual Sport, June 4-5, 2011 in Mill Hall, PA
    Nils Mantzoros, Durty Dabbers (570)726-3343
    nmantzoros@comcast.net or www.durtydabbers.com

    Black Dog Dual Sport, June 4-5, 2011 in Odell, Ore.
    NW Tour & Trail, Tom Niemela (503)681-8881
    www.Blackdogdualsport.com

    Fort Rock National Dual Sport, June 25-26 in Fort Rock, Ore.
    Lobos MC, Billy Toman (503)656-5801
    N7WXD@aol.com or www.lobosmc.com

    Buffalo 500 D/S Adventure Ride, August 20-21, 2011 in Columbus IN
    4 mi. W of I-65 on SR 46
    Nathan Gaskill, Stoney Lonesome MC, (812)343-9772
    ngaskill59@gmail.com or www.stoneylonesomemc.com

    Black Diamonds: New Straightsville Enduro Riders, September 3-4, 2011
    Steve Wheeler, (740)394-2220
    www.NSEnduro.com

    LBL 200, September 10-11, 2011 in Golden Pond, KY
    Jesse Thomas of KT Riders (270)522-3703
    ginny42211@yahoo.com

    Nutcracker 200, September 24-25, 2011 in Logan OH
    1.25 mi. N of Rt. 33 on Rt. 93
    Bill Kaeppner of Buckeye Dual Sporters (740)380-3050
    kaeppners@verizon.net or www.kaeppnerswoods.com

    Shenandoah 500 Dual Sport Mt. Solon, VA, October 1-2, 2011
    NVTA, Detter Merz, (703)505-9123
    www.nvtr.org

    Baby Burr National Dual Sport, October 8-9, 2011 in McArthur OH
    1 mi. N of town on SR93
    Steve Barber of Enduro Riders Assoc. (614)582-7821
    sbarber@att.net or www.enduroriders.com

    Meteor Ride in the Pines, October 29-30, 2011 in Chatsworth NJ
    Mike Fitzpatrick of Meteor Motorcycle Club Inc (609)654-5015
    meteormc.com

    Hammer Run, November 5-6, 2011 in Port Elizabeth NJ
    Rt. 55 S to Rt. 548
    Eldin Polhamus of Tri-County Sportsmen MC (856)785-2754
    hammerhead@teamhammer.org or www.teamhammer.org

    14th Annual Teerlingua National DS, November 12-13, 2011
    Trail Riders of Houston, Jack Jennings (713)248-7222
    www.TRH-Cycle.org

    LA-Barstow to Vegas, November 25-26, 2011
    AMA District 37 Dual Sport
    Paul Flanders, (626)792-7384
    www.District37AMA.org
     
  3. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here's a good video promoting the Flint Ridge Dual Sport. This is a great event in where the camping is right there in the Flint Ridge State Park. Great single track riding, no 4-wheeler trails at all. Check out the helmet cam footage.

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    Also, check this out. As all of us that participated in the KTM AMA Dual Sport Series all season long were automatically entered into a contest for a free KTM 530 EXC motorcycle. This guy enters his first event and wins it, one entry. Go figure...

    http://www.ama-cycle.org/roadride/story.asp?id=1785
     
  4. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here is a more comprehensive list of 2011 dual sports and enduro's:

    * 2011-01-15 - SC - Broxton Bridge Dualsport
    * 2011-01-16 - SC - Broxton Bridge Enduro
    * 2011-02-24 - AZ - Dualsport Desert Daze
    * 2011-03-27 - OH - Black Bear Enduro
    * 2011-04-10 - OH - Moonshine Enduro
    * 2011-04-17 - OH - Cabin Fever Road Enduro
    * 2011-04-17 - CA - Ride for Kids
    * 2011-05-01 - OH - ADR Road Enduro
    * 2011-05-21 - OH - Hanging Rock 200
    * 2011-05-22 - OH - Lost in Lodi Enduro
    * 2011-06-04 - MI - Whiskey Creek DS
    * 2011-06-04 - OR - Blackdog Dualsport
    * 2011-06-05 - OH - Art Michell Mem. Enduro
    * 2011-06-18 - IL - Cow Patty Cruise
    * 2011-06-26 - OH - Flint Ridge Dualsport
    * 2011-07-09 - OH - ADR Family Enduro
    * 2011-07-10 - OH - Little Racoon Classic
    * 2011-07-17 - OH - Bootleg DS & Enduro
    * 2011-07-23 - MI - Six Days of Michigan
    * 2011-08-14 - OH - Little Burr
    * 2011-08-20 - IN - Buffaloe 500 Dualsport
    * 2011-08-28 - OH - Big Muskee Nat. Enduro
    * 2011-09-17 - OH - Nutcracker DS & ADV
    * 2011-09-18 - OH - Milkrun Enduro
    * 2011-09-24 - MI - Ted's Chandler Dualsport
    * 2011-10-07 - CA - Bishop Dualsport
    * 2011-10-08 - WA - Shelton Valley DS
    * 2011-11-13 - IL - Bitter End Dualsport
    * 2011-11-13 - OH - Peace Pipe Enduro
    * 2011-11-25 - CA - Barstow to Vegas

    Some of the events listed are enduro's which are pretty fun. These as you know are actual competitions. Last year my buddies and I rode the Big Muskie Enduro which neighbors "The Wilds". So it is possible to pop out by a fence and see a giraffe or tiger in the middle of nowhere. It has been announced this year though that the Big Muskie will be part of the sanctioned AMA Enduro Series. Only a limited number of amateurs, and hacks such as myself, will be allowed to enter and get in the way of the pro's. Hey, they can work on their passing skills, it's usually jumping over a tree and me at the same time. The Big Muskee is August 28th weekend. Gonna be a blast!
     
  5. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    That looks like fun! Why did I have to watch those vids.....now I want a dual-sporter! (hmmm, I could ride it to work too and save on gas money right? hmmmmm...)
     
  6. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    2011 ACES SCHEDULE: Enduro Schedule

    2011 aces schedule:

    rd. #1 - march 27, 2011
    chillicothe enduro riders
    black bear enduro

    rd. #2 - april 10, 2011
    new straitsville enduro riders
    moonshine enduro

    rd. #3 - may 22, 2011
    shade, ohio
    lost in lodi / sox brookhart mem. Enduro

    rd. #4 - june 5, 2011
    chillicothe enduro riders
    art michell memorial enduro

    rd. #5 - july 9 & 10, 2011
    appalachian dirt riders
    july 9, family enduro
    july 10, litle racoon classic enduro

    rd. #6 - aug 14, 2011
    enduro riders association
    little burr enduro

    rd. #7 - aug 28, 2011
    zanesville trail riders
    big muskie national enduro*
    *national enduro rules apply!!!

    Rd. #8 - sept 18, 2011
    athens motorcycle club
    milk run enduro

    rd. #9 - nov 13, 2011
    treaty city motorcycle club
    peace pipe enduro
     
  7. WebZ

    WebZ PR Member

    Location:
    USA
    Hey Mr Riz you should show some videos of yourself. I like the ones when you can here f bombs over the sound of your bike.

    webz
     
  8. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I don't know what your talkin' about. I refrain from any ugly outbursts while respecting nature. What you may be referring to is my "coaxing" of my machine to get me up the mountain, hadn't I hit your rear wheel and stalled halfway up. I will be posting a photo of the guy that helped me that day during the Big Muskie Enduro though, he appeared out of nowhere, in the middle of... nowhere. I heard the banjo's playin' in the distance, and didn't have burt reynolds watchin' my backside no neither.
     
  9. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    A KTM National Dual sport and AMA National Adventure Ride “The Hanging Rock 200”

    The Buckeye DualSporters will be presenting the Hanging Rock 200 a KTM National Dual Sport and AMA National Adventure Ride in the scenic hills of southern Ohio. The ride will consist of two 100 mile days; the adventure ride will be 150 miles, Saturday and Sunday, May 21st and 22ndd. These dates provide open woods visibility as the woods start to green out with the best temperature for woods riding. Bring your bike, your camera and your friends for what could be THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFE

    PREREGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
    Visit www.kaeppnerswoods.com for entry form
    The pre-entry fee of $90 per participant includes both days of riding, lunch each day and a souvenir Ball cap. We will pass filling stations along the way. Please make sure you have a 60 mile range.

    To get a registration form visit www.kaeppnerswoods.com.

    Pre-Entry closes 5/5/11 No refunds will be given after 5/5/11

    Cost to sign up the day of the event:

    $100 two day
    $55 one day
    Need a place to stay?

    Buckeye Dualsporters has once again reserved cabins at Lake Hope State park for the event weekend.

    We have 14 two bedroom and 6 three bedroom cabins. Cabins can be reserved by calling 740-380-3050. All cabins must be reserved with one rider entry.

    Prices for cabins are as follows:

    2 bedroom $185.00 (Friday and Saturday) + $90 for rider entry
    3 bedroom $230.00 (Friday and Saturday) + $90 for rider entry
    All cabins will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
     
  10. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Refro Valley Confirmed

    Great camping, new cabins, awesome facilities and 200 plus miles of red, loamy, hard-packed sand trails and winding gravel roads, Renfro Valley is back! Just about 6 hours from here, the KTM AMA Dual Sport Series kicks off in Renfro Valley, KY. The KOA Campground, where the organized enduro-style ride centers, is brand new and is really loaded with amenities. It's a great atmosphere! The ride is simply amazing, perfect for the first one of the year. Renfro Valley is in the mountains of Kentucky where it's up one, and down the other. Last year it was a total downpour on Saturday, and it was amazing. The packed clay-sand soil drains well, and grips a Dunlap pretty good in a rainstorm. Though it was our first one last year, we didn't know it at the time, but was clearly the peak ride of the year!!! Okay, Isaac was right. Glad we listened. Thanks to my wing-man, here's the info:

    May 7 - 8, 2011
    Renfro Valley Dual Sport
    Location: Mt. Vernon, KY
    Contact: Paul at 513-553-6662 or Ron at millerron@bellsouth.net
    Who's going? I have two already for sure. Gonna be a blast!!!!

    Here's the KOA Campground in Mt. Vernon, KY, I'm not sure if this is where it will be based but it was last year. There is also some really cool looking little country shops and attractions at this exit off of the interstate. So there is actually stuff to do for anyone along for the ride, but waitin' while we tear it up.

    http://koa.com/campgrounds/renfro/
     
  11. BigW571

    BigW571 Noob

    Location:
    Elyria
    Riz I finally did it, I broke down and got a WR. Mine just happens to be blue and white:) Cant wait for a weekend out at Majestic to get her dialed in.
     
  12. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Good for you Willie. we're dialed in for Renfro Valley early May, then Hanging Rock late May. Gonna be a great season!!!
     
  13. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  14. ktmdualsport

    ktmdualsport PR Member

    I made this site that has more Dual Sport Rides then just the AMA rides http://usdualsports.com/
    I'm working on enduro's, and hare scrambles will be next.
     
  15. IMRiz

    IMRiz PR Member

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    That's a great resource, thank you.
     

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