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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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MOAB-March 15th-leaving morning of 18th to drive 2 hrs to GJ. GRAND JUNCTION- Ride most of the 18th drive to Montrose. MONTROSE- March 19th-leaving for Illinois Friday morning 22nd NEED YOUR COMMITMENT if you want to go ! MOAB-March 15th-leaving morning of 18th to drive 2 hrs to GJ. Will COMMIT to housing this weekend Up to next weekend. MOAB is A 100% COMMITMENT for housing as Moab housing always fills & 30 days plus to cancel. Once housing is procured & we fill the allotted beds, that is most likely it for that location. Housing in Moab is hard to get & expensive. Per night with two per queen king is approx $45-$50 per night. Montrose housing is VERY flexible with even 24hr cancellation. please ASK QUESTIONS AS THERE ARE TOO MANY DETAILS. MONTROSE- March 19th-leaving for Illinois Friday morning 22nd In Montrose we stay at the RedArrow Inn. (They give CDSR a group rate that is through me). Large Rooms have two queen beds, breakfast is included. Both locations will have OK to great weather. Both locations are high desert big rock riding. Moab more wide open, 10 degrees warmer in general. ......... Montrose a lot more single track yet a wide open ride park of 2,000 acres+. The challenge is with getting through the Rocky Mountains safely. You can get you & your bike there by car pooling. I always have room for bikes, seating is limited. Two spots open in the truck now. You can fly into Montrose or GrandJunction. If timed right could pick you up at the Grand Junction airport. Quite likely my truck & trailer will be departing March 12th... ASK QUESTIONS !! PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS ! WANT ALL TO GO !

Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route (AZBDR)

Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe - Phoenix Airport

Arizona BDR Ride 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 (see hotel links listed below). Each person will be responsible for making these hotel arrangements for themselves. 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/ Itinerary and Hotels 4/5: Assemble group near Tempe Hampton Inn and Suites Tempe (near airport) 1550 S 52nd St, Tempe, AZ 85281 (480)[masked] 4/6: ride to Miracle Valley, AZ near start of BDR 200 miles via I-10E Windemere Hotel and Conference Center 2047 AZ-92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 (520)[masked] 4/7 - 4/12: Ride the BDR Section 1: Border to Benson, AZ (114 miles) Days Inn by Wyndham, Benson, AZ 621 W Commerce Dr, Benson, AZ 85602 (520)[masked] Section 2: Benson to Globe, AZ (134 miles) Days Inn by Wyndham, Globe, AZ 1630 E Ash St, Globe, AZ 85501 (928)[masked] Section 3: Globe to Young, AZ (106 miles) Pleasant Valley Inn 47661 AZ-288, Young, AZ 85554 Phone: (928)[masked] Section 4: Young to Winona, AZ (111 miles) Super 8 by Wyndham, Flagstaff, AZ 3725 N Kaspar Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928)[masked] Section 5: Winona to Cameron, AZ (125 miles) – Alternate Route to Grand Canyon South Rim Cameron Trading Post 466 US-89, Cameron, AZ 86020 camerontradingpost.com (800)[masked] Section 6: Cameron to Utah Border (153 miles) 4/12 - Over night in Marble Canyon, AZ Marble Canyon Lodge U.S. Hwy 89 A, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036 Marble Canyon, Arizona marblecanyoncompany.com (928)[masked] 4/13: Ride back to Tempe. (AZMA) 280 miles via US 89S and US 17S Hampton Inn and Suites Tempe (near airport) Costs Per Person Cost (based on 6 people): Hotels: $450 Food: $400 Estimated Total: $850 Donation to Motorcycle Relief Project (https://www.motorelief.org/): $100 Donation to BDR Organization (https://ridebdr.com/): $100 Total: $1,050 Options: Single Occupancy: add $450 Motorcycle Rental (From Arizona Motorcycle Adventures): $1,620 Airline: $400

West Viginia HFMT, Buffalo/Rockhouse.


• I’m going to have to change the dates slightly. I’m trying to include outlaw days in Williamson. What we'll do Come ride the HMT's in WV. For 4 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 4 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!

2nd Annual Badlands, SD Memorial Day Ride

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Join our Hardcore Dual Sport and Illinois Dual Sport Riders group for our 2019 Badlands, SD ride. We will drive up on Friday May 24th, ride and camp for two days then drive home on Monday (Memorial Day). The riding here is nothing short of amazing. Every type of bike and skill level are welcome. It’s 1700 acres of flowy trails through grasslands, double track and gnarly hill climbs and ridges. Go easy or go extreme, this place has it all. It’s primitive camping and riding is free. There are no amenities beside a toilet over a hole in the ground. If you like camping under the stars and cooking outside, this trip is for you. We trailer our bikes since some choose to bring their dirt bikes, two strokes and smaller bore dual sport bikes. There are technical sections that you’ll love if you’re a dirt bike guy/gal. Location is east of Rapid City. Our website will have more info as we get closer to the date: https://hardcoredualsport.com/ Here’s a video of our 2018 ride. More videos to come! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqsVwX5dsCnX4lu68WrxKA

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