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KTM Sponsors 2009 Dual-Sport Riding Series

Friday, February 13, 2009
AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series events include miles of trail connected by some of the best dirt and gravel roads the nation's backcountry has to offer.
AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series events include miles of trail connected by some of the best dirt and gravel roads the nation's backcountry has to offer.
From the EXC off-road race bike to the 990 Super Enduro, KTM builds some of the most versatile and extreme dual-sport motorcycles available today. Now, the company is putting its name on the country's premier schedule of dual-sport events, the AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series.

As part of the three-year relationship, at the end of each season KTM will award one lucky rider in the series with one of the most popular bikes in the company's lineup: a new KTM 530 EXC.

"KTM has been a pioneer in outfitting top-line off-road racing motorcycles with full street-legal equipment right from the factory," said AMA Director of Business Development Jim Moore. "Likewise, events in the AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series combine miles of hardcore trail with flowing backroads and gorgeous two-track. KTM is the perfect partner for this series, and we're looking forward to working with them to make these popular events even better."

KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson added, "While KTM is known for building motorcycles that are 'Ready to Race,' we are also fully dedicated to the recreational rider. While that commitment has long been apparent in our lineup, which includes one of the industry's broadest ranges of dual-sport motorcycles, we're excited about the opportunity to extend that commitment through this sponsorship of the AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series. I'm personally looking forward to this season and awarding one of the series' diehard participants the keys to a brand new KTM 530 EXC."

AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series events include miles of trail connected by some of the best dirt and gravel roads the nation's backcountry has to offer. Often multi-day events (with one-day participation optional), these rides include route sheets of well-marked courses of 100 miles or more each day. While the rides aren't competitive in nature, in many cases the terrain is just as challenging as what you'll find on a national-caliber off-road race.

The AMA has been promoting this national series since 1987, and the events have demonstrated strong growth in both participation and number. Currently, for 2009, the schedule for the AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series includes 23 events.

The series kicks off April 25-26 in Renfro Valley, Ky., and there are events scheduled in Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oregon, New Hampshire, Illinois, Indiana, California, Virginia, Alabama, Arizona and New Jersey. To get the latest information about the 2009 AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series, go to www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com.

2009 AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series
Rides with the "Dual event" tag are also part of the AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series. These rides also offer alternative routes for larger adventure-touring class motorcycles.

April 25-26, 2009
Renfro Valley, Ky.
Vicky Stephenson
4-Fun Trail Riders
(513) 553-6662 
rvstephenson53@fuse.net 
www.4funtrailriders.com

Dual event:
May 16-17, 2009

Zeleski, Ohio
Bill Kaeppner
Buckeye Dual Sporters
(740) 380-3050 
kaeppners@verizon.net 
www.kaeppnerswoods.com

Dual event:
May 30-31, 2009

Wabeno, Wis.
Brad Eggum
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders 
bigwoods200@hotmail.com 
www.widualsportriders.org

Dual event:
May 30-31, 2009

Mill Hall, Pa.
Nils Mantzoros
Durty Dabbers
(570) 748-9456 
www.durtydabbers.com

June 6-7, 2009
Steve Thomas
Midwest Trail Riders Association
(314) 434-5095 
ridemtra@hotmail.com 
www.ridemtra.com

June 6-7, 2009
Custer, Mich.
Jeramey Valley
Great Lakes Dual Sporters
(989) 751-6863 
info@gldsmc.org 
www.gldsmc.org

Dual event:
June 6-7, 2009

Hood River, Ore.
Tom Neimela
NW Tour & Trail
(503) 681-8881 
tawmn@aol.com
www.blackdogdualsport.com

June 6-7, 2009
Loudon, N.H.
Allen Tucker
Merrimack Valley Trail Riders
(800) 757-0203 
no-new-eng@cff.org
www.mvtr.org

July 19-25, 2009
Gaylord, Mich.
Lewis Shuler
Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan
(517) 416-0126
ccckids@verizon.net 
www.cycleconservationclub.org

Sept. 5-6, 2009
New Straitsville, Ohio
Steve Wheeler
New Straitsville Enduro Riders
(740) 394-2220 
steve@nsenduro.com 
www.nsenduro.com

Dual event:
Sept. 19-20, 2009

Sterling, Ill.
Jack Suption
Brush Poppers
(815) 622-4099 
tgerken@wireless.essex1.com 
www.geocities.com/brushpoppers

Dual event:
Sept. 26-27, 2009

Columbus, Ind.
Nathan Gaskill
Stoney Lonesome MC
(812) 343-9772 
ngaskill3@yahoo.com 
www.stoneylonesomemc.com

Sept. 26-27, 2009
Groveland, Calif.
Lawrence Borgens
Family Off-Road Adventures
(209) 649-3633
www.familyoffroadadventures.com

Dual event:
Sept. 26-27, 2009

Wabeno, Wisc.
Brad Eggum
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders 
bigwoods200@hotmail.com 
www.widualsportriders.org

Dual event:
Sept. 26-27, 2009

Logan, Ohio
Bill Kaeppner
Buckeye Dual Sporters
(740) 380-3050 
kaeppners@verizon.net 
www.kaeppnerswoods.com

Sept. 26-27, 2009
Boyne Falls, Mich.
Jeramey Valley
Great Lakes Dual Sporters
(989) 751-6863 
info@gldsmc.org
www.gldsmc.org

Oct. 3-4, 2009
Mt. Solon, Va.
Dave Budgett
Northern Virginia Trail Riders
(703) 791-4240 
dualsport@nvtr.org 
www.nvtr.org

Oct. 17-18, 2009
McArthur, Ohio
Steve Barber
Enduro Riders Association
(614) 891-1369
enduroriders@earthlink.net 
www.enduroriders.com

Dual event:
Oct. 24-25, 2009

Delta, Ala.
Pre-registration only
Robert Frey
Dixie Dual Sport 
president@dixiedualsport.com 
www.dixiedualsport.com

Dual event:
Oct. 24-25, 2009

Payson, Ariz.
Don Hood
Arizona Trail Riders
(602) 692-9382
don.o.hood@cox.net 
www.arizonatrailriders.org

Dual event:
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2009

Port Elizabeth, N.J.
E. Polhaumus
Tri-Country Sportsmen
(856) 785-2754 
www.teamhammer.org

Dual event:
Nov. 7-8, 2009

Jenkins, N.J.
Mike Reighn
Meteor Motorcycle Club
(856) 287-8170
mdreighn@msn.com
www.meteormc.com

Dual event:
Nov. 27-28, 2009

Los Angeles, Calif.
Paul Flanders
AMA District 37 Dual Sport
(626) 792-7384 
paulflanders@flandersco.com 
www.district37ama.org
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