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Welcome to the Chicagoland Dual-Sport Riders Meetup Club! Dual-sport, dual-purpose and adventure bikes are motorcycles that are capable of traveling both on and off-road. The purpose of the Chicagoland Dual-Sport Riders Meetup Club is to promote interest in dual-sport riding, organize dual-sport rides for club members, and organize social events for club members and families. Why should “bikers” have all the fun? This is a great way to meet riders of all levels of experience and participate in organized rides and outings. Safety takes priority on every ride that is organized through this site and it is important that every motorcyclist adhere to all applicable laws and ride within their ability.

This is a social club of independent riders who use Meetup.com to organize group rides and social events. New members at all levels of experience are encouraged to join. Sign up and come ride with us!

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Upcoming events (5+)

St. Joe State Park, Missouri - Ride or Die #2

St. Joe State Park

I'm heading back to St. Joe State Park in Missouri on Saturday, March 23rd. I'm booked to go. Planning on Bringing my 15 yr old son and maybe his buddy. Both kids have YZ250Fs and I'll be on my 350 EXCF. It is the beginning of their Spring Break. I have been here once before and it was pretty good. I'm going back because it is a known quantity for me now and I'd like to be able to lead the boys around safely. I'm not one for the "sandy" areas but the woods will keep you busy for a solid day+ and it is only 6 hours away! Plan on getting there by noon-ish on Saturday, ride till dusk then head out for pizza. Then back all day Sunday and depending on how we feel we'll ride Monday until noon. Staying at a Super 8 just 10 minutes away from the park. It was only $58/night. Camping is available as well. It's only $12 bucks a night or $19 with electrical. ORVs use campsite 1. You can register via their website below. ORV permits are only $5 bucks per bike per day and can be purchased at the park office. The Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Riding Area consists of 54 miles of trail, some of which are a surface of tailings (crushed limestone rock, a sandlike substance referred to as the “sand-flats”). The remaining area is wooded hillsides. Park - https://mostateparks.com/trails/st-joe-state-park?type=atv Camping - https://mostateparks.com/page/54942/camping-reservation-system Trail Map - https://mostateparks.com/sites/mostateparks/files/trail_maps/stjoe_offroadvehicletrailsystem_0.pdf Hotel - https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/farmington-missouri/super-8-farmington/overview? There are sandflats, which have a vegetated desert-like appearance. Trails are identified with a three digit numbering system. The “100” trail, which circumvents the entire riding area, is identified with blue blazes. The wooded trails vary in difficulty from relatively flat earthen type surface to very steep, rocky, eroded slopes. You may experience: Natural surface, dirt, mud, gravel, shifting rocks, slippery surface, etc. Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail Low hanging vegetation Physically challenging obstacles Steep grades and inclines more than 10 percent Bluffs or drop-offs next to trail Water/stream crossings without bridges Occasional water over trail

Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR)

Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe - Phoenix Airport

Arizona BDR Ride See Tour Information at MotoRide Tours Ride the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route. BDRs are several, mainly off-road, routes that traverse across states from border to border. BDRs are found in Colorado, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, , Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, California, Oregon and across the Mid-Atlantic States. Clesio Sousa and I are planning a ride on the Arizona BDR with the ride beginning on April 7, 2019 and taking 6 days to complete at the Utah-Arizona border. We will be staying at hotels along the way but are suggesting everyone bring a tent and sleeping bag in case we don't make it to the hotel at the end of each section. Hotels have been blocked off so there is no need to reserve ahead of time. Payment can be made directly to the hotel on arrival. Hotel information and itinerary is available on the MotoRide website (motoridetours.com). You will have the option of renting a bike through Arizona Motorcycle Adventures in Tempe, AZ. Contact AMA to reserve a bike. www.arizonamotorcycleadventures.com (602)[masked] The other option is to have your bike shipped to Tempe. Our preferred shipper is Motoshippers (www.motoshippers.com). You can reach them online or call Tim directly. Tell him that you are part of the Arizona BDR ride. You will either need to deliver the bikes to my home (1042 Mountain Glen Way, Carol Stream, IL) the week before 4/2/19 or arrange for Tim to pick you up at your home and he will deliver your bike back to your home. We also would like to use this ride to help raise funds for a couple good causes. The first charity is Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP) which is a group of military veterans who organize adventure bike rides for other veterans, particularly those dealing with PTSD. We are proposing a contribution of $100 to MRP directly through their website. www.motorelief.org The second charity is the Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) group itself. This group is responsible for developing and dispersing of information on each of the BDRs. They have one paid staff position and the rest of the help is volunteer. Money donated to BDR will help insure the continuation of existing routes and development of new routes to help give us all access to quality riding. We are again suggesting a donation of $100 directly to BDR. https://ridebdr.com/BDR-Memberships GPS Tracks and other AZBDR information can be found at Ride BDR. https://ridebdr.com/

Sand Booger Family Enduro

Sand Booger Family Enduro

See flyer: http://www.gktrailriders.com/images/booger_flyer_layout_2019.pdf This is for the Family Enduro. The Sand Goblin race is on Sunday - same place. Riders register the day of - $20. This is a timed enduro. You need to hit the checkpoints at certain times; too fast - you will be penalized; too slow - not as much :) . KEY TIME is 11:00am Central Time. Please see flyer for all details.

West Viginia HFMT, Buffalo/Rockhouse.


What we'll do Come ride the HMT's in WV. For 3 days of heart pounding fun! Will be riding Buffalo Mtn out of Williamson Wv, and at least one day at Rockhouse out of Man. Skill levels vary the full spectum, but will stay within groups level. There are plenty of single track but planing on staying on easier single tracks on Buffalo Mtn.(or not)? Trail rides average 40 -60 miles per day. If your energetic. 110 mile enduro ride is possible from Buffalo mtn to Rockhouse on! Outlaw trails are sometimes more fun. Staying at ‭Mountaineer Hotel Hotel in Willamson.‬ Your in charge of making your own reservations. Tell Edna you'll be there with Bill. Rooms start at $65 + tax for single. Double occupancy is 75 + tax. King size bed is 85 +tax. Single rooms are usually abundant. Double and king go fast so reserve now. MountaineerHotel.com 31 E 2nd Ave Williamson, WV 25661 ‭+1 (304)[masked]‬ Most resturants are within walking distance. Hmt permits are $50 and are usable for all their trails for the year! Trails are rocky, sandy, wet and muddy and dusty. Temperatures usually 65-80 degrees in April/May. • What to bring Boot dryers are a plus! Over the boot pants are preferred to keeps boots on the dry side. • Important to know Dates abouve reflect 3 days of riding. Williamson is a 9 hr ride and 560 miles away. Big dual sport bikes maybe at a disadvantage on these trails, depending your experience, but paved rodes here are still the cats meow with hair pin turns!

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