What we're about

Welcome!

This group is for those who ride dual sport motorcycles and share a passion for getting off the asphalt and hitting the back roads! Any and all types of dual sport riders and skill levels are welcome. If you love to ride both off- and on-road and share a passion for the great outdoors, this is the group for you!

We ride to make sure everyone has fun, not to compete, show off, or intimidate new riders. This not to say we have boring rides! If the terrain is more challenging, we will say so in the ride description, but everyone is always free to ride at their own pace.

Legal blah, blah

No one else is responsible for your safety! There is no insurance provided by this group, and no promises, implied or otherwise, that you can't get hurt or killed. Every single action and decision you make while on a group ride is yours alone. No one else in the group, nor the group itself, nor Meetup.com, has ANY liability in case of an accident. The rides are not "events" at all, but just a group of individuals choosing to ride together. Always tell the ride leader if it is your first group ride.

Every ride includes public paved and dirt forest service roads, and every motorcycle must be tagged and insured. We don't check, but please don't show up for a ride on a motocrosser or untagged enduro! :-)

Upcoming events (4)

November Dual-Sport Ride #2

Two Wheels of Suches (fka TWO)

Join us at 9:30am on Saturday November 16th at Two Wheels of Suches for our second of three November rides, rain or shine. Arrive early. Kickstands up and the group departs at 10:00 sharp. We meet in the grass parking lot over the little bridge from the main building. All are welcome. The ride leaders, route, and destination will be determined the morning of the ride, based on weather and attendees, etc. But we always ride awesome, scenic forest service roads, grab some lunch, take a couple of breaks, and try not to crash! * * First Timers, Read This! * * NGDS is not a club. There are no officers, no meetings, no dues. We simply use meetup.com to let friends know when to meet, to ride together. You are the only one responsible for your safety. Our rides are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes. Don't worry about what tires you have. Slippery conditions will favor lighter bikes, and your skill level will help with the big bikes. Most of the forest service roads are pretty easy. Challenges may include loose gravel, big rocks, slippery mud, occasional rutted uphill sections, and short water crossings. We often break up into multiple groups depending on turnout. Sometimes, a more advanced group will choose to ride some more challenging single-track. Know your skills and abilities and ask questions if you're not sure which group to ride with. We will ride plenty of paved public roads in between dirt sections. That means intersections, cars, law enforcement, etc. All bikes must be tagged and insured. No exceptions. Remember there are other users of the forest service. We often pass and interact with runners, bicyclists, cars, Jeeps,and horses. We never harass others, even if they are being inconsiderate on the trails. Two Wheels of Suches is our usual meeting place. Some people ride in, and some trailer. There is parking for trucks and trailers in the grass lot. There is a gas station across the street, but they are sometimes closed depending on season, etc. Try to arrive with your bike fully gassed. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are GUESTS of TWoS, so please act accordingly! Respect others in the campground and restaurant. No horseplay, wheelies, spinning tires, or littering in the parking lot. Park your truck and trailer carefully, and try to spend some money at the restaurant. If the owner gets pissed off at something YOU do, you will not be welcome to ride with us anymore. We are a casual dual-sport group. Not fast and aggressive. We ride at a moderate pace and leave no one behind. No showing off or intimidating less experienced riders. If you are a first timer, let someone know. If you are an expert and have a burning need for everyone to know it, you probably want to ride with a different group. Know your limits and never let peer pressure make you do something you're uncomfortable with. Did I mention only you are responsible for your own safety? Yes, people may fall and injuries are possible. Fortunately, we have never had any. Let's keep it that way! Be aware that we are often out of cell phone range. Always bring water, and try to bring a spare tube and some tools, but don't worry if you don't. We seldom go more than 40 or 50 miles between gas stops. We will stop for lunch so bring some money. Feel free to let someone know if you need to peel off mid-ride and head for home. Know your bike's fuel range. We will all pitch in to help you fix a flat or any other problems, but prep your bike carefully and inspect it frequently to prevent avoidable issues.

November Dual-Sport Ride #3

Two Wheels of Suches (fka TWO)

Join us at 9:30am on Saturday November 30th at Two Wheels of Suches for our third of three November rides, rain or shine. Arrive early. Kickstands up and the group departs at 10:00 sharp. We meet in the grass parking lot over the little bridge from the main building. All are welcome. The ride leaders, route, and destination will be determined the morning of the ride, based on weather and attendees, etc. But we always ride awesome, scenic forest service roads, grab some lunch, take a couple of breaks, and try not to crash! * * First Timers, Read This! * * NGDS is not a club. There are no officers, no meetings, no dues. We simply use meetup.com to let friends know when to meet, to ride together. You are the only one responsible for your safety. Our rides are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes. Don't worry about what tires you have. Slippery conditions will favor lighter bikes, and your skill level will help with the big bikes. Most of the forest service roads are pretty easy. Challenges may include loose gravel, big rocks, slippery mud, occasional rutted uphill sections, and short water crossings. We often break up into multiple groups depending on turnout. Sometimes, a more advanced group will choose to ride some more challenging single-track. Know your skills and abilities and ask questions if you're not sure which group to ride with. We will ride plenty of paved public roads in between dirt sections. That means intersections, cars, law enforcement, etc. All bikes must be tagged and insured. No exceptions. Remember there are other users of the forest service. We often pass and interact with runners, bicyclists, cars, Jeeps,and horses. We never harass others, even if they are being inconsiderate on the trails. Two Wheels of Suches is our usual meeting place. Some people ride in, and some trailer. There is parking for trucks and trailers in the grass lot. There is a gas station across the street, but they are sometimes closed depending on season, etc. Try to arrive with your bike fully gassed. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are GUESTS of TWoS, so please act accordingly! Respect others in the campground and restaurant. No horseplay, wheelies, spinning tires, or littering in the parking lot. Park your truck and trailer carefully, and try to spend some money at the restaurant. If the owner gets pissed off at something YOU do, you will not be welcome to ride with us anymore. We are a casual dual-sport group. Not fast and aggressive. We ride at a moderate pace and leave no one behind. No showing off or intimidating less experienced riders. If you are a first timer, let someone know. If you are an expert and have a burning need for everyone to know it, you probably want to ride with a different group. Know your limits and never let peer pressure make you do something you're uncomfortable with. Did I mention only you are responsible for your own safety? Yes, people may fall and injuries are possible. Fortunately, we have never had any. Let's keep it that way! Be aware that we are often out of cell phone range. Always bring water, and try to bring a spare tube and some tools, but don't worry if you don't. We seldom go more than 40 or 50 miles between gas stops. We will stop for lunch so bring some money. Feel free to let someone know if you need to peel off mid-ride and head for home. Know your bike's fuel range. We will all pitch in to help you fix a flat or any other problems, but prep your bike carefully and inspect it frequently to prevent avoidable issues.

December Dual-Sport Ride #1

Two Wheels of Suches (fka TWO)

Join us at 9:30am on Saturday December 7th at Two Wheels of Suches for our first of two December rides, rain or shine. Arrive early. Kickstands up and the group departs at 10:00 sharp. We meet in the grass parking lot over the little bridge from the main building. All are welcome. The ride leaders, route, and destination will be determined the morning of the ride, based on weather and attendees, etc. But we always ride awesome, scenic forest service roads, grab some lunch, take a couple of breaks, and try not to crash! * * First Timers, Read This! * * NGDS is not a club. There are no officers, no meetings, no dues. We simply use meetup.com to let friends know when to meet, to ride together. You are the only one responsible for your safety. Our rides are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes. Don't worry about what tires you have. Slippery conditions will favor lighter bikes, and your skill level will help with the big bikes. Most of the forest service roads are pretty easy. Challenges may include loose gravel, big rocks, slippery mud, occasional rutted uphill sections, and short water crossings. We often break up into multiple groups depending on turnout. Sometimes, a more advanced group will choose to ride some more challenging single-track. Know your skills and abilities and ask questions if you're not sure which group to ride with. We will ride plenty of paved public roads in between dirt sections. That means intersections, cars, law enforcement, etc. All bikes must be tagged and insured. No exceptions. Remember there are other users of the forest service. We often pass and interact with runners, bicyclists, cars, Jeeps,and horses. We never harass others, even if they are being inconsiderate on the trails. Two Wheels of Suches is our usual meeting place. Some people ride in, and some trailer. There is parking for trucks and trailers in the grass lot. There is a gas station across the street, but they are sometimes closed depending on season, etc. Try to arrive with your bike fully gassed. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are GUESTS of TWoS, so please act accordingly! Respect others in the campground and restaurant. No horseplay, wheelies, spinning tires, or littering in the parking lot. Park your truck and trailer carefully, and try to spend some money at the restaurant. If the owner gets pissed off at something YOU do, you will not be welcome to ride with us anymore. We are a casual dual-sport group. Not fast and aggressive. We ride at a moderate pace and leave no one behind. No showing off or intimidating less experienced riders. If you are a first timer, let someone know. If you are an expert and have a burning need for everyone to know it, you probably want to ride with a different group. Know your limits and never let peer pressure make you do something you're uncomfortable with. Did I mention only you are responsible for your own safety? Yes, people may fall and injuries are possible. Fortunately, we have never had any. Let's keep it that way! Be aware that we are often out of cell phone range. Always bring water, and try to bring a spare tube and some tools, but don't worry if you don't. We seldom go more than 40 or 50 miles between gas stops. We will stop for lunch so bring some money. Feel free to let someone know if you need to peel off mid-ride and head for home. Know your bike's fuel range. We will all pitch in to help you fix a flat or any other problems, but prep your bike carefully and inspect it frequently to prevent avoidable issues.

December Dual-Sport Ride #2

Two Wheels of Suches (fka TWO)

Join us at 9:30am on Saturday December 21st at Two Wheels of Suches for our second of two December rides, rain or shine. Arrive early. Kickstands up and the group departs at 10:00 sharp. We meet in the grass parking lot over the little bridge from the main building. All are welcome. The ride leaders, route, and destination will be determined the morning of the ride, based on weather and attendees, etc. But we always ride awesome, scenic forest service roads, grab some lunch, take a couple of breaks, and try not to crash! * * First Timers, Read This! * * NGDS is not a club. There are no officers, no meetings, no dues. We simply use meetup.com to let friends know when to meet, to ride together. You are the only one responsible for your safety. Our rides are suitable for all dual-sport and adventure bikes. Don't worry about what tires you have. Slippery conditions will favor lighter bikes, and your skill level will help with the big bikes. Most of the forest service roads are pretty easy. Challenges may include loose gravel, big rocks, slippery mud, occasional rutted uphill sections, and short water crossings. We often break up into multiple groups depending on turnout. Sometimes, a more advanced group will choose to ride some more challenging single-track. Know your skills and abilities and ask questions if you're not sure which group to ride with. We will ride plenty of paved public roads in between dirt sections. That means intersections, cars, law enforcement, etc. All bikes must be tagged and insured. No exceptions. Remember there are other users of the forest service. We often pass and interact with runners, bicyclists, cars, Jeeps,and horses. We never harass others, even if they are being inconsiderate on the trails. Two Wheels of Suches is our usual meeting place. Some people ride in, and some trailer. There is parking for trucks and trailers in the grass lot. There is a gas station across the street, but they are sometimes closed depending on season, etc. Try to arrive with your bike fully gassed. IMPORTANT NOTE: We are GUESTS of TWoS, so please act accordingly! Respect others in the campground and restaurant. No horseplay, wheelies, spinning tires, or littering in the parking lot. Park your truck and trailer carefully, and try to spend some money at the restaurant. If the owner gets pissed off at something YOU do, you will not be welcome to ride with us anymore. We are a casual dual-sport group. Not fast and aggressive. We ride at a moderate pace and leave no one behind. No showing off or intimidating less experienced riders. If you are a first timer, let someone know. If you are an expert and have a burning need for everyone to know it, you probably want to ride with a different group. Know your limits and never let peer pressure make you do something you're uncomfortable with. Did I mention only you are responsible for your own safety? Yes, people may fall and injuries are possible. Fortunately, we have never had any. Let's keep it that way! Be aware that we are often out of cell phone range. Always bring water, and try to bring a spare tube and some tools, but don't worry if you don't. We seldom go more than 40 or 50 miles between gas stops. We will stop for lunch so bring some money. Feel free to let someone know if you need to peel off mid-ride and head for home. Know your bike's fuel range. We will all pitch in to help you fix a flat or any other problems, but prep your bike carefully and inspect it frequently to prevent avoidable issues.

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November Dual-Sport Ride #1

Two Wheels of Suches (fka TWO)

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