Monday, April 13, 2015

STRA Observed Trials Event in Lenoir City April 25th 26th


April 25th and 26th will be rounds 5 and 6 of the STRA (Southeast Trials Riders Association) Trials Championship held at Hickory Hills Farm in Lenoir City Tenn. Promoted by the newly formed East Tennessee Trials Club, Dual Sport Touring, and Rising Sun Cycles, this is a family fun event and open for everyone. You do have to join STRA and be an AMA member if you want to compete. Modern classes and vintage classes will be available. Its a great time to come get introduced to the sport of observed trials, or to come ride. Spectating is great as you can easily walk right up to the sections. Primitive camping is available. For more details call "Papa Joe" at 865-988-4379 or email JBTerry1@charter.net

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tennessee Gold Wing Club "Spring Fling" in Chattanooga April 23/24/25

The annual Gold Wing Road Riders Association for the State of Tennessee will be April 23 -25th at Camp Jordan, in East Ridge (just outside Chattanooga). The theme this year is "Southern Family Reunion".  Vendors, guided rides, bike shows and contest. For more details check out www.tngwrra.org

Monday, April 6, 2015

Slate Creek 500 Adventure Ride - April 11th and 12th

This is an Adventure ride designed for big adventure bikes. Part of the AMA / Yamaha Adventure series, the route consist of fire roads, jeep roads, logging roads, and back country blacktop and gravel. There are over 750 mile of possible routes to travel. The highest elevations are over 4,300'!  A roll chart holder is needed for this ride, as no GPS tracks are provided. Pre-Entrants get T-shirts and dinner as part of their entry. The start is at 261 E. Talley Hollow Road in Bybee Tn. Primitive camping is available. 2 day is $100, 1 day $55. For more details email jbsaki@gmail.com or call John Strange at 865-322-0193

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March Moto Madness - Dual Sport and Adventure Ride

This weekend is the annual March Moto Madness Dual Sport / Adventure bike camp and ride in Tellico Plains. Started in 2006, this event has grown every year, and is actually the original event that has started an international group of related rides. Adventure Bike group rides, camping, and food. $55 pre-registration, $65 at the gate. Includes 3 nights camping, Breakfast and Dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. Campground is located at 801 Steer Creek Road, Tellico Plains,TN www.marchmotomadness.com 
 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"MX-DURO" New Off Road Racing Series

A brand new, off road racing series is about to kick off it's inaugural race on March 15th. MXDURO is a combination of all things off road. Running at Motocross tracks that also have access to woods and open land, MXDURO is a combination of Motocross, Hare-Scrambles, Grass Track, and Enduro racing. The racing will be run in a two moto format, and will have a pro cash purse, plus trophies in each class. The first race of the 8 race series is being held at Glory Hills MX track in Pleasant Hill Tn, just North of Carthage. For all the details check out the website www.mx-duro.com

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Riding Season just around corner!


 Well, the snow has quit falling, is actually starting to melt, and daylight saving time starts on March 8th. It's about time for the riding season to get going. I have to admit that I've done a less than stellar job keeping the website updated lately (what can I say, life happens), but I plan on stepping it up this year and helping people find out what street and dirt events are coming up. As usual, I will try to focus on the rides and events that usually don't get that much press. Heck, I've already missed the first event of the year, a STRA Trials round in Maryville.

 



Check out the updated calendar page. There are some repeat events that have become annual events, and some brand new ones, like the National Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Rally in Pigeon Forge. I'll be adding new events as we find out about them.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tennessee Knock Out Extreme Enduro Aug 16/17

 This coming weekend is the TKO Extreme Enduro at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie Tennessee (just West of Chattanooga). The Trials Training center is one of the coolest venues to watch an event for several reasons. #1, you watch from any location you care to hike to, and #2 it could literally be a state park, it's that beautiful. Of course you are going for the racing, which is unlike anything else you will see off road. These guys go through, over, and down stuff you would have a hard time hiking over. Its the Tennessee Version of the Erzburg Enduro.
The Knockout format is unique as it constantly whittles down the field until only the fastest and toughest compete in the final money round. Amateurs race twice on Saturday, The first race is 2 laps over a 13 mile course with a 2 hour time limit. The fastest 75 advance. The second race is one lap over the 13 mile course with the fastest 40 advancing to the pro rounds on Sunday.. We actually have several riders from the Knoxville area giving it a shot. For all the specific details check out their website www.TennesseeKnockoutEnduro.com. If you can make it, I highly recommend it.