Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series 2018 Schedule Announced

Dec. 27, 2017    

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Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series 2018 schedule announced
Stops expose riders to a variety of terrain across the country

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association's 2018 schedule for the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tires, includes 16 multiday rides organized by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters. The routes feature some of the best riding opportunities throughout the United States on private and public land.

One lucky participant in the series will win a new motorcycle from title sponsor Beta USA. Beta's lineup can be seen at
Additional participant prizes or AMA member deals and discounts will be offered by series sponsors Kenda Tires, ADV Moto and Seat Concepts. 

AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson said the terrain for these events may vary widely. In the East or Midwest, the courses often involve woods riding, with gravel or dirt roads connecting riders to multiple woods sections. In the West, a course is often a mix of sand and dirt, marked by significant elevation changes and wide expanses of open country.

"This segment of riding has captured the interest of both racers and recreational riders," Wilson said. "It's common to see a group of riders planning a camping and riding trip on social media months in advance and then sharing their stories after the event. The camaraderie in dual-sport motorcycling is exciting to see."

The AMA National Dual Sport Series, which dates to 1987, is once again backed by Beta USA, who will be donating a Beta motorcycle to be raffled to a series participant at the end of 2018.

"All of us at Beta are very happy to continue for three more years with the AMA and the national dual sport series," said Beta USA President Tim Pilg. "We have enjoyed handing out goodie bags at the events, and many of our dealers look forward to attending upcoming events with a Beta display."

Pilg said Beta's RR-S dual sport models represent a quickly growing category in the United States.

"It makes perfect sense to continue to grow with the series," Pilg said. "Not to mention, giving a new Beta motorcycle away to one lucky winner each year!"
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2018 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tire  
April 14-15: Bybee, Tenn.: Slate Creek Adventure Ride: Appalachian Trail Riders

April 21-22: Stanton, Ala.: Perry Mountain Tower Run Dual Sport Ride: Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club

June 2-3: Bixby, Mo.: Show Me 500 National Dual Sport Ride: Midwest Trail Riders Association

June 2-3: Lock Haven, Pa.: Durty Dabbers Great Adventure Dual Sport: Durty Dabbers

June 9-10: Wabeno, Wis.: Ride for Research: Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders

June 22-24: Big Bear, Calif.: Big Bear Run: Big Bear Trail Riders

June 23-24: New Blaine, Ark.: Ozark 200: Arkansas Dirt Riders, Inc.

July 21-22: Logan, Ohio: Copperhead National Dual Sport: Hocking Valley Motorcycle Club

Sept. 8-9: Dover, Tenn.: Land Between the Lakes 200 National Dual Sport: K T Riders

Sept. 8-9: New Plymouth, Ohio: Baby Burr National Dual Sport: Enduro Riders Association

Sept. 22-23: Wabeno, Wis.: Big Woods 200: Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders

Sept. 22-23: Buck Meadows, Calif.: Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure: Family Off-Road Adventures

Oct. 6-7: Mount Solon, Va.: Shenandoah 500: Washington Area Trail Riders

Oct. 13-14: Columbus, Ind.: Buffaloe 500 National Adventure Ride: Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club

Oct. 20-21: Prescott Valley, Ariz.: Howlin' at the Moon: Arizona Trail Riders

Nov. 3-4: Port Elizabeth, N.J.: Hammer Run: Tri-County Sportsmen

Nov. 23-24: Palmdale, Calif.: L.A. - Barstow to Vegas: District 37 Dual Sport

The series schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at

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
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Monday, December 11, 2017

CMATVA Delivers Over 300 Toys for Clinton County Kids

The Central Mountains ATV Association has been donating toys to the "Mark The Shark" 
Toy Drive from 92.1 WSQV in Lock Haven, Pa for the last six years.

Each year the association holds a ride in early November in Benezette, Pa to view the wild elk herds there. The only requirement to ride is to bring a new toy to donate to the drive.

Santa stopped by this year to help the association members deliver the over 300 toys to 
Mark the Shark for the children of Clinton County.

The CMATVA uses their barrel train to deliver the toys at the Mill Hall, Pa Walmart. 

Thanks to the crew that came out in the cold this year to help.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ATV Connector Trail Study – Public Meeting

CMATVA - Press Release
When: December 12th and 19th, 2017 at 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center – Lock Haven University

We need all ATV / UTV Riders to attend one of the above meetings. 

Please share this info with as many riders as you know.

Be Alert...Ride Smart...Stay Safe

Would you like to ride your ATV from the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails all the way to the Whiskey Springs ATV trails? It can happen! Read about the ATV Connector Trail Study being done by LARSON DESIGN GROUP to determine the feasibility of the most direct, environmentally sound, and sustainable connector trail possible between the Bloody Skillet and Whiskey Springs ATV trails. 

Download and read about the connector trail study here:

If you enjoy riding ATVs and want to see this connector trail become a reality, you’re encouraged to attend this public meeting on December 12th or 19th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University.

The objective of the meetings will be to review the findings of the connector trail study, unveil conceptual routes, and answer questions and concerns. Your participation is needed to make this happen. Local businesses and the ATV community envision the trail as an economic and tourism driver, which would benefit small towns throughout the route.

Questions and comments can be submitted through a dedicated email address at 

We hope to see you all there.

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