2015 AMA Dual Sport & ADV Riding Series

February 12, 2015
Courtesy of American Motorcyclist Association
Two of the best recreational riding series in the country, the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series and the Yamaha Super Ténéré AMA National Adventure Riding Series, kick off next month with events in Florida and Arizona. The series include two-day events in the country’s prime locations for dual sport and adventure riding.

Riders in each series earn a chance to win a new bike from series sponsors Beta and Yamaha.

On March 7-8, Dixie Dual Sport Inc., the 2014 AMA Recreational Off-Road Organizer of the Year, will welcome riders to Brooksville, Fla., for the annual Devil’s Creek Dual Sport and Adventure Ride.

Two weeks later on March 21-22, riders will experience the 2 Sun Adventure 2015 ride in Tucson, Ariz. The ride, managed and promoted by Tucson Dual Sport, will showcase some of the best the desert has to offer.

For many, the Devil’s Creek Dual Sport and Adventure Ride will signal the start of the riding season.

“We have three different route options for this ride,” said Dixie Dual Sport President Robert Frey. “When choosing their route at Devil’s Creek, we ask riders to be honest with themselves about their skill, because our forest can be an unforgiving place.”

Frey explained that Florida is perfect for creating multiple routes to appeal to different riders.

“The adventure route is paved and dirt-road touring, big-bike friendly,” he said. “It takes you through the Florida hill country on paved and dirt roads, past numerous points of interest, and gives you a taste of what rural Florida is all about. The dual sport route is pure Florida, from pavement to limestone, mud, rocks, roots, water and sand. What we call our discovery option is ‘dual-sport lite.’ It is good for the dual-sport rider with some off-road experience who wants a slight taste of more challenging trail.”

Next, riders will tackle the challenges of the American Southwest, with its otherworldly terrain and amazing vistas. AMA member Dillon Oliver rode the Tucson Dual Sport event in 2014 and said it was one of the best he’s experienced.

“When I go riding for a couple of days in an area I haven’t been to before, I spend hours looking over maps, Google Earth and chatting in dirt bike forums trying to get to the best trails,” Oliver said. “Once there, I often find my routes are off a bit or my friends and I have to back track. It’s all fun, but sometimes it is more fun to let someone else do all the route planning, provide lunch, provide GPS and roll charts.

“That’s what last year’s ride was about,” he added. “They cherry picked the best routes around Tucson, and all I had to do was follow the GPS tracks they provided. The routes were very diverse, enough fun stuff to keep you on your toes and some easy stuff to let you relax, mixed in with great scenery. I will definitely be back next year.”

Participants who sign up for each dual-sport event will join all national series riders in getting a chance to win the choice of a 2015 Beta 430 or 500 RS model. The RS line is designed to the same performance standards as the company’s enduro race bikes, but with additional equipment to be legal for on-highway operation. For more information, see www.betausa.com.

Riders in the adventure series earn a chance to win a new Yamaha Super Ténéré from series sponsor Yamaha. Designed to ride for extended periods across just about any kind of navigable terrain, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is the perfect inspiration for the AMA National Adventure Riding Series. The bike, known as the ultimate transcontinental adventure machine, offers a powerful inline twin-cylinder engine, electronic cruise control, dual electronic drive modes, and more. To learn more about the Yamaha Super Ténéré, see www.yamaha-motor.com.

The Beta AMA National Dual-Sport Series, created by the AMA in 1987, has become increasingly popular as off-road and street riders alike have turned to dual-sport recreation to experience the freedom of two wheels.

When larger adventure bikes grew in popularity, the AMA started the Yamaha Super Ténéré AMA National Adventure Series to appeal to riders of these bikes. This series also has grown and now boasts rounds in all regions of the continental United States.

2015 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series

March 7-8: Brooksville, Fla. Dixie Dual Sport Inc., (727) 919-8299, president@dixiedualsport.com, www.dixiedualsport.com  

March 21-22: Tucson, Ariz., Tucson Dual Sport, LLC., (520) 979-8398, tucsondualsport@hotmail.com, www.tucsondualsport.com  

June 6-7: Lock Haven, Pa., Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club, (570) 748-9456, durtydabbers@yahoo.com  

June 6-7: Bixby, Mo., Midwest Trail Riders Association, (314) 434-5095, ridemtra@hotmail.com  

June 6-7: Odell, Ore., Northwest Tour & Trail, (503) 681-8881, tawmn@aol.com  

June 6-7: Wabeno, Wis., Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders, (920) 350-2030,
treasurer-widsr@outlook.com  

June 27-28: Big Bear City, Calif., Big Bear Trail Riders Inc., (818) 391-3031, miguel.burgi@gmail.com,  www.bigbeartrailriders.com  

Aug. 15-16: Columbus, Ind., Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club, (812) 343-9772, ngaskil7159@gmail.com  

Aug. 15-16: Tillamook, Ore., Northwest Tour & Trail, (503) 681-8881, tawmn@aol.com  

Sept. 12-13: Golden Pond, Ky., K T Riders, (270) 522-3703, ktriders@gmail.com  

Sept. 19-20: Logan, Ohio, Buckeye Dual Sporters, (740) 385-3050, kaeppners@frontier.com  

Sept. 26-27: Buck Meadows, Calif., Family Off-Road Adventures, (209) 649-3633, lawrence@familyoffroadadventures.com  

Sept. 26-27: Wabeno, Wis., Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders, (920) 350-2030, treasurer-widsr@outlook.com  

Oct. 3-4: McArthur, Ohio, Enduro Riders Association, (614) 582-7821, 1sbarber1@gmail.com  

Oct. 3-4: Mount Solon, Va., Washington Area Trail Riders Inc., (540) 379-5631, recdvr@aol.com  

Oct. 24-25: Payson, Ariz., Arizona Trail Riders, (602) 692-9382, don.o.hood@cox.net  

Oct. 31: Port Elizabeth, N.J., Tri-County Sportsmen Motorcycle Club Inc., (856) 785-2754, hammerhead@teamhammer.org  

Nov. 27-28: Palmdale, Calif., AMA District 37 Dual Sport, (626) 446-7386, paulflanders37@gmail.com  

2015 Yamaha Super Ténéré AMA National Adventure Riding Series

March 7-8: Brooksville, Fla. Dixie Dual Sport Inc., (727) 919-8299, president@dixiedualsport.com,  www.dixiedualsport.com

March 21-22: Tucson, Ariz., Tucson Dual Sport LLC, (520) 979-8398, tucsondualsport@hotmail.com,  www.tucsondualsport.com  

April 11-12: Bybee, Tenn., Appalachian Trail Riders, (865) 322-0193, jbsaki@gmail.com  

May 2-3: Buck Meadows, Calif., Family Off Road Adventures, (209) 649-3633, lawrence@familyoffroadadventures.com,  www.familyoffroadadventures.com  

May 16-17: McArthur, Ohio, Buckeye Dual Sporters, (740) 385-3050, kaeppners@frontier.com,  www.kaeppnerswoods.com

May 31: Atlanta, N.Y., Wayne County Motorcycle Club, (315) 946-3082, wcmc.1939@yahoo.com  

June 6-7: Odell, Ore., Northwest Tour & Trail, (503) 681-8881, tawmn@aol.com  

June 6-7: Lock Haven, Pa., Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club, (570) 748-9456, durtydabbers@yahoo.com  

June 6-7: Wabeno, Wis., Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders, (920) 350-2030, treasurer-widsr@outlook.com  

Aug. 15-16: Tillamook, Ore., Northwest Tour & Trail, (503) 681-8881, tawmn@aol.com  

Sept. 12-13: Pineola, N.C., Appalachian Trail Riders, (704) 309-3271, millerron@bellsouth.net  

Sept. 19-20: Logan, Ohio, Buckeye Dual Sporters, (740) 385-3050, kaeppners@frontier.com  

Sept. 26-27: Wabeno, Wis., Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders, (920) 350-2030, treasurer-widsr@outlook.com  

Oct. 3-4: Mount Solon, Va., (540) 379-5631, recdvr@aol.com  

Oct. 24-25: Payson, Ariz., Arizona Trail Riders, (602) 692-9382, the1phxman@gmail.com  

Oct. 31: Port Elizabeth, N.J., Tri-County Sportsmen Motorcycle Club Inc., (856) 785-2754, hammerhead@teamhammer.org  

Nov. 13-15: Hammonton, N.J., BMW of Manhattan Motorcycles, (732) 995-4343, jack-bsm@comcast.net  

Nov. 27-28: Palmdale, Calif., AMA District 37 Dual Sport, (626) 446-7386, paulflanders37@gmail.com  

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

 

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