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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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Will fill with more details in a few days. Drive to Gwinn area of Michigan. Ride tight single track trails. Not good for bigger bikes though the ATV trails are. Of which most are full loops, with a loop being as short as 20 miles or 40 ish miles. Lunch on the trail. These loops take most of a day.. Some road riding to get to the loops & then no pavement for the loops . Some trails can be very challenging & others amazing, with ATV trail options(not as challenging). The challenges are hill climbs, lots of loose soil with lots of rocks, more than log overs or water crossings. HOUSING used to be easy. Now you need to score your own. Lets keep an open line so we can all be close with housing for a number of reasons. Otherwise we could be miles away as everything is VERY remote. Post your questions ? DO NOT COMMIT to any housing until we all agree on an area. 5 nights arriving Sunday August 18th until we leave to come back Friday the 23rd of AUGUST ! There are SIX of us committed already. ALL are accomplished riders..Others welcome.. DO NOT be apprehensive. We can make it work regardless of your abilities !



The Chicago Triathlon on August 25th is looking for volunteering riders with their own motorcycles to transport judges and photographers during the bicycle portion of the race down Lake Shore Drive for few hours. If interested please contact Patrick Shaughnessy at [masked] This was brought to my attention by Jack Branas. I personally have ran support for this & many other triathlons. Would be helpful if you have experience in bicycle racing or triathlons so as to know how to be around squirrels safely.. Post any & all questions about how to perform. Otherwise reach out to Patrick. A street or adventure bike capable of carrying TWO adults + possible equipment. NO SIDE BAGS ALLOWED ! Trunk is encouraged & typically you get fed & fuel $$. No guarantee. I have not performed this in a few years. Would be great if any of CDSR reaches out & does this. If so please post a few pictures & sign up here if you are accepted !!

Ride the LBL200 / KY


• What we'll do www.lbl200.com - New this year: All sign-up online! Have your AMA number and epx. date ready. Registration opened Tuesday 3/5. It fills up fast! The LBL 200 is a two-day dual sport event that takes place in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Cadiz, KY. The ride consists of trails, gravel, and paved roads inside the recreation area. The trails located in LBL are some of the best in the country. Motorcycles are only allowed on these trails one time a year, and that's for this event. • What to bring Bikes must be street legal; AMA required; $175 fee for 2 days • Important to know This is a Once-A-Year opportunity to ride that area. I did this the last 2 years - it was great - besides the flat tire ... ! Awesome area.

Ride the Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR)

We did this ride last October and had a great time and would like to run it again this year as part of our tour company, Motoride Tours. We will be taking 8 days to do the ride from southern Virginia to the Pa/NY border. All the information, including registration, can be found at motoridetours.com. Feel free to comment here, or if you have questions, but you will need to go to the web site to register.

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