We now have less than 1 month before the big day of our dual sport and adventure ride.
The momentum and interest has been building not only from our club members but also from 100+ riders that have already pre-entered and corresponded through e-mail and phone calls.
Things have been going smoothly with the forestry department. Some of the route sections have been changed or modified due to erosion problems but in trade they have offered us some new and interesting trails to use.
KTM has been quite active with the planning this year due to the help from Mark Hyde who is not only the man in charge of the national enduros but also the dual sport and adventure bike rides. He is planning on bringing the full KTM support factory truck and some of the top national and international riders to motivate and support our weekend event.
We have a pretty cool new t-shirt design for this year so make sure you pre-enter so you get one free! We also are adding some ladies and kids shirts this year ( you can use a t-shirt as a bribe so your family let’s you come to the event). J
Last weekend a large group of Dabber trials riders went out with the forestry department and established a new trail for our use that after this event will become a permanent trail to be used for hiking and horse back riding enthusiasts.
We are planning on having one more major update before the day of our event but if there are any questions please feel free to contact us at durtydabbers.com.
See you all soon!!
Work on the 2011 dual sport has begun!!!
The series sponsors have changed this year to KTM (primary sponsor) and BMW has been replaced by Yamaha for the Adventure bike series.
There has been a delay in getting the information that the sponsors want included in the promotional material and we are hoping to receive that this week so our flyer can be completed. The flyer and sign up material will be posted to the website as soon as we get this information. Our goal is to have it posted on the web within the next few weeks with the mailing to go out at that same time.
Meetings with the forestry department began in the beginning of March. All reports are positive, although there will be some changes to the course on Saturday due to erosion concerns. The forestry department did offer some great alternatives which should greatly improve Saturday’s ride. Sunday’s ride will be changed considerably due to the gas well activity that is happening in this area. We have some great ideas to avoid that conflict and to add more single track than we have had in previous years.
Mark Hyde of KTM will be very involved this year and will be bringing the KTM tractor trailer support truck. Mark is also planning on bringing some of the best off road riders in the country and the world and some of the best bikes as well. The bikes will be available for test rides and the pros will be available for tips and advice.
If the enthusiasm that we have already received from the sponsors and previous riders is any indication then we anticipate that this will be our best dual sport event to date.
We will post updates to the website as they become available.
21st Annual Durty Dabber Great Adventure Dual Sport will be June 4th and 5th this year.
Entry forms will be available on the web and will also be mailed in April.
More info will be coming shortly.