Riders can select from 16 events across the country
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has released the schedule for the 2019 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tires, featuring 16 multi-day events organized by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters in 12 states.
Dual sport motorcycling combines on-highway riding with off-highway exploration. Dual sport bikes are street-legal motorcycles that are capable of navigating single-track trail. The Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tires, is a series of the best organized dual-sport rides in the country. Since 1987, participants have explored some of the most remote parts of America on routes mapped by local experts.
The title sponsor of the series is Beta, and one lucky series participant will win a Beta motorcycle at the end of the 2019 series.
“The 2019 series marks Beta’s fifth year as the title sponsor for the AMA National Dual Sport Series, and we are looking forward to more,” Beta USA President Tim Pilg said. “The series has been a great asset to our business and has helped us to grow our dual sport model sales. We hand out goodie bags to all of the event participants, and the series also allows our dealers to display at the events. It is a win-win the way we see it.”
AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson said the series attracts both casual trail riders and former racers, and many events feature alternate routes that appeal to different levels of rider skill.
“The fellowship found in dual sport riding is unparalleled,” Wilson said. “There is no better way to enjoy some amazing trails, while knowing a few hundred other participants are there to support you, whether it’s your first dual-sport event or you are returning to tackle a difficult trail section.”
The terrain for dual sport events is as varied as the country itself, from thick forests to desert sand. Routes feature a mix of private and public land throughout the series.
Supporting sponsors for 2019 include AMA Member Benefits Partner ADVmoto. Event participants will be entered to win products from sponsors Seat Concepts and IMS Products.
2019 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented be Kenda Tires schedule
April 27-28: Perry Mountain Tower Run Dual Sport Ride
Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club — Stanton, Ala.
June 1-2: Durty Dabbers
Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club — Lock Haven, Pa.
June 8-9: Ozark 200
Arkansas Dirt Riders Inc. — New Blaine, Ark.
June 8-9: Ride for Research
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders — Wabeno, Wis.
June 22-23: Big Bear Run
Big Bear Trail Riders — Big Bear, Calif.
July 20-21: Copperhead National Dual Sport
Hocking Valley Motorcycle Club — Logan, Ohio
Aug. 3-4: Mountain Madness
Coconino Trail Riders — Flagstaff, Ariz.
Sept. 7-8: Land Between the Lakes 200 National Dual Sport
K T Riders — Dover, Tenn.
Sept. 14-15: Baby Burr National Dual Sport
Enduro Riders Association — New Plymouth, Ohio
Sept. 14-15: Show Me 200
Midwest Trail Riders Association — Bixby, Mo.
Sept. 28-29: Big Woods 200
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders — Wabeno, Wis.
Sept. 28-29: Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure
Family Off-Road Adventures — Buck Meadows, Calif.
Sept. 28-29: Buffaloe 500 National Dual Sport
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club — Columbus, Ind.
Oct. 5-6: Shenandoah 500
Washington Area Trail Riders — Mount Solon, Va.
Nov. 2-3: Hammer Run
Tri-County Sportsman M/C — Port Elizabeth, N.J.
Nov. 29-30: L.A. – Barstow to Vegas
District 37 Dual Sport — Palmdale, Calif.
The series schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Dual-Sport-Riding. Participants must be current AMA members.
Be sure to follow the series’ official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AMADualSport. Post your photos from the events on social media using #AMAdualsport.
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.