KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series schedule released for 2018
PICKERINGTON, OH – Adventure motorcycle riding continues to command the attention of American motorcyclists with new models and new opportunities to explore the unknown from coast to coast. And the best rides and routes can be found on the KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series 2018 schedule that the American Motorcyclist Association announced today.
AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson said that the series has served a number of adventure motorcyclists since its inception in 2007, and is continuing that tradition for 2018.
“Many men and women are upgrading to larger, yet more versatile, bikes to be able explore highways and back roads,” Wilson said. “We are proud to provide AMA members with opportunities to get out and ride. And we appreciate KTM’s support for the series and the company’s commitment to the adventure riding segment.”
For 2018, the series is once again sponsored by KTM, which makes a full lineup of cutting-edge adventure bikes that can conquer anything the series has to offer.
“KTM is excited to return as a sponsor. We saw fantastic growth in the series in 2017,” said KTM Ride Orange Manager Mark Hyde. “Our staff had a great time meeting the riders at many of the national adventure rides this year and we have expanded our staff to support even more events next year.”
The 2018 KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series schedule boasts 20 events throughout the country. Some longtime national adventure riding event organizers remain on the schedule, while other organizers who have been hosting adventure rides for many years have been added.
Returning this year is the KTM East Coast Adventure Rider Rally. The event is hosted by Pine Barrens Adventures LLC, and KTM will provide additional support.
KTM Ride Orange Event Specialist and eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty praised the event organizers who host these quality events.
“A lot of planning and physical labor go into hosting an event,” Lafferty said. “Without organizers like these, it wouldn’t be as easy for an adventure rider to find other motorcyclists who enjoy this style of riding or to find routes they may not think to travel on their own.”
2018 KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series Schedule
April 14-15: Slate Creek Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders – Bybee, Tenn.
April 21-22: Perry Mountain Tour Run Adventure Rally
Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club – Stanton, Ala.
May 5-6: Yosemite Adventure Tour
Family Off-Road Adventures – Buck Meadows, Calif.
*KTM East Coast Adventure Rider Rally*
May 19-20: Snow Shoe Mountain 500
Pine Barrens Adventures LLC – Snow Shoe, W. Va.
June 2-3: Show Me 500 National Adventure Ride
Midwest Trail Riders Association – Bixby, Mo.
June 2-3: Durty Dabbers Great Adventure Dual Sport
Durty Dabbers – Lock Haven, Pa.
June 9-10: Ride for Research
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders – Wabeno, Wis.
June 22-24: Big Bear Run
Big Bear Trail Riders – Big Bear, Calif.
June 23-24: PA Grand Canyon 500
Pine Barrens Adventures LLC – Gaines, Pa.
June 23-24: Ozark 200
Arkansas Dirt Riders, Inc. – New Blaine, Ark.
July 21-22: Copperhead National Adventure Ride
Hocking Valley Motorcycle Club – Logan, Ohio
August 10-12: Enchanted Circle Adventure Rally
RPI LLC – Taos Ski Valley, N.M.
September 1-3: Wild West Tour
High Desert Adventures – Prineville, Ore.
September 8-9: Blue Ridge Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders – Pineola, N.C.
September 22-23: Big Woods 200
Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders – Wabeno, Wis.
September 29-30: Renfro Valley Adventure Ride
Appalachian Trail Riders – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
October 13-14: Buffaloe 500 National Adventure Ride
Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club – Columbus, Ind.
October 20-21: Howlin’ at the Moon
Arizona Trail Riders – Prescott Valley, Ariz.
October 26-28: Pine Barrens 500
Pine Barrens Adventures LLC – Hammonton, N.J.
November 23-24: 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/Adventure-Riding.
Be sure to follow the series’ official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AMAAdventureRiding. Post your photos from the events on social media using #AMAadv.
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.
Source: American Motorcyclist Association