ADV NEWS: AMA National Adventure Riding Series Schedule Announced

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Adventure Has a Home, And This Is It!

Adventure riding is one of the fastest growing classes of motorcycling for good reason. Adventure bikes are some of the most versatile and capable motorcycles you can buy. They are comfortable enough to conquer hundreds of miles of interstate without a whimper, and they are rugged enough to climb the highest mountain passes. The AMA National Adventure Riding Series offers the best routes, roads and two-track trail for showcasing the abilities of adventure bikes like these. Not only do these two-day events include ample, challenging rides that are well marked and thoughtfully designed by local clubs, but they are built around a full weekend of activities that typically includes bonfires, camping, food and prizes.

“The AMA National Adventure Riding Series was developed in 2007 due to the growing interest in larger, adventure-style motorcycles,” said AMA Recreational Riding and Volunteer Manager Marie Wuelleh. “Many dual sport trails are not conducive to bigger machines, and clubs and promoters have developed trails specifically to meet the needs of these riders.”

2017 Series Schedule

March 3-5
Location: Brooksville, Fla.
Devil's Creek Adventure Ride
Dixie Dual Sport, Inc.
(727) 919-8299
president@dixiedualsport.com
www.dixiedualsport.com

March 18-19
Location: Amado, Ariz.2 Sun Adventure 2017
Tucson Dual Sport, LLC.
(520) 979-8398
tucsondualsport@hotmail.com
www.tucsondualsport.com
Join the Facebook Event!

April 22-23
Location: Bybee, Tenn.Slate Creek Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders
(865) 322-0193
jbsaki@gmail.com
carolinadualsporters.com
Join the Facebook Event!

May 6-7
Location: Buck Meadows, Calif.2017 Yosemite Adventure Tour
Family Off-Road Adventures
(209) 649-3633
lawrence@familyoffroadadventures.com
www.familyoffroadadventures.com
Join the Facebook Event!

June 3-4
Location: Hood River, Ore.
Black Dog Ride
Northwest Tour & Trail
(541) 973-6220
TAWMN@aol.com
www.blackdogdualsport.com
Join the Facebook Event!

June 3-4
Location: Bixby, Mo.Show Me 500 National Adventure Ride
Midwest Trail Riders Association
(314) 434-5095
ridemtra@hotmail.com
www.ridemtra.com

June 10-11
Location: Lock Haven, Pa.Durty Dabbers
Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club
(570) 502-5830
durtydabbers@yahoo.com
www.durtydabbers.com

June 10-11
Location: Wabeno, Wis.
Ride For Research
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders
(920) 475-0710
treasurer-wdsr@outlook.com
www.widualsportriders.org

June 24-25Location: Big Bear, Calif.
Big Bear Run 2016
Big Bear Trail Riders
(818) 391-3031
miguel.burgi@gmail.com
www.bigbeartrailriders.com

June 24-25
Location: Gaines, Pa.PA Grand Canyon 300
Pine Barrens Adventures LLC
(732) 995-4343
info@pinebarrensadventures.com
www.pinebarrensadventures.com

July 15-16
Location: Flagstaff, Ariz.
Mountain Madness Dual Sport
Coconino Trail Riders
(603) 387-2490
jinxbery@gmail.com
www.coconinotrailriders.org

Aug. 19-20
Location: Tillamook, Ore.
Rat Dog Dual Sport Ride
Northwest Tour & Trail
(541) 973-6220
tawmn@aol.com
www.blackdogdualsport.com

Sept. 9-10
Location: Pineola, N.C.Blue Ridge Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders
(704) 309-3271
millerron@bellsouth.net
www.carolinadualsporters.com

Sept. 23-24
Location: Wabeno, Wis.
Big Woods 200
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders
(920) 475-0710
treasurer-wsdr@outlook.com
www.widualsportriders.org
Join the Facebook Event!

Sept. 23-24
Location: Boyce, La.2017 Acadiana Adventure 400
Acadiana Dirt Riders
(985) 759-3153
genestelly@gmail.com
www.acadianadirtriders.com

Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Location: Mount Vernon, Ky.
Renfro Valley Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders
(513) 604-0651
pj1532@aol.com
www.carolinadualsporters.com

Oct. 14-15
Location: Columbus, Ind.Buffalo 500 National Adventure Ride
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club
(812) 350-5732
bensperf@yahoo.com
www.stoneylonesomemc.com

Oct. 21-22
Location: Payson, Ariz.Howlin' at the Moon
Arizona Trail Riders
(602) 692-9382
the1phxman@gmail.com
www.arizonatrailriders.org

Oct. 27-29
Location: Hammonton, N.J.
Pine Barrens 500
Pine Barrens Adventures LLC
(732) 995-4343
info@pinebarrensadventures.com
www.pinebarrensadventures.com

Nov. 24-25
Location: Palmdale, Calif.
L.A. - Barstow to Vegas
District 37 Dual Sport
(626) 446-7386
paulflanders37@gmail.com
www.labarstowvegas.com

The series schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Adventure-Riding

Be sure to follow the series official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AMAAdventureRiding. Post your photos from the events using #AMAadv on social media.

 

Chris Glaspell

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