AMA/Husqvarna Dual-Sport Series Begins

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2012 Dual-Sport Competition

This Saturday, May 19, will mark the start of the 2012 AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series presented by FMF.

The 16th annual Hanging Rock 200 is the opening round, and will provide riders a tour of the Zaleski, Ohio countryside with trails twisting through wooded forests and across grassy green meadows. The Buckeye Dual-Sporters will play host to the two-day event, and in doing so hope to welcome 300+ riders to the trail.

Bill Kaeppner (Buckeye Dual-Sporters) says: “We are really looking forward to this year’s event. It will end Saturday at the Zaleski Volunteer Fire Department for a bike wash. We ask for a $10 donation from the riders, and the club will match whatever they give. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the fire department ($3,500 in 2011), and this year we are hoping to break the $4,000 mark!”

The festivities kick off Saturday morning as riders have the option of riding 100-miles of trail each day. Camping is available, and lunch is included with each paid entry.

Bikes must be street legal in order to qualify to ride an AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport event, and every Husqvarna rider who submits a photo of themselves on their bike at the event is eligible to receive a free Husky t-shirt from Husqvarna Motorcycles North America (HMNA).

Corey Eastman (Husqvarna Motorcycles North America Marketing Manager) says: “We are excited to be a part of the 2012 AMA Dual-Sport series. These events are unique in that they are definitely not a race. Everyday riders can show up and expect to have a great time, all the while following a pre-determined loop that is sure to provide years of memories. At the end of the day, we want Husky owners to have an organized chance to enjoy their bikes, that’s exactly what this series does.”

The AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series presented by FMF encompasses 25 rounds of the best street-legal dirt bike riding events in America. Featuring rides in 16 different states, there is sure to be a round close to you. Check the Husqvarna Motorcycles Facebook Fan page for up to date info on each of this year’s 25 events.

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For more information on the entire 2012 Husqvarna line-up, please go to Head to your nearest dealership to pick up a copy of the 2012 RiDE MORE Catalog, available now. Also be sure to follow Team Husqvarna on Facebook or via Twitter @HusqvarnaNA.