2014 GEICO EnduroCross CalendarThe 2014 GEICO EnduroCross schedule was released Wednesday. The series, which enters its 11th season, features nine rounds, including two new venues.
The new venues are the Gwinnett Center just outside of Atlanta, which will provide an East Coast swing for the series, and Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City.The series will once again begin May 2 in Las Vegas during the final round of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship. The series will also once again end Nov. 22 in Ontario, Calif. The series reports that the X Games Enduro X event in Austin, Texas will also be included as a points paying event for the GEICO AMA EnduroCross championship.Last year’s championship came down to a last-round battle between KTM’s Taddy Blazusiak and Mike Brown. Blauzsiak prevailed, but Brown will be hungry for the 2014 title aboard his new ride with the Husqvarna factory team. Also, Beta’s Cody Webb, who won the Vegas final, will seeking his first EnduroCross title.For additional information, visit EnduroCross.com.2014 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule
May 2, 2014 – Orleans Arena (Friday Night) – Las Vegas
June 6, 2014 – X Games Circuit of the Americas – Austin, Texas
June 21, 2014 – Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento, Calif.
August 23, 2014 – Gwinnett Center – Altanta
October 4, 2014 – National Western Complex – Denver
October 11, 2014 – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City
October 18, 2014 – Comcast Arena – Everett, Wash.
November 15, 2014 – Ford Idaho Center – Boise, Idaho
November 22, 2014 – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, Calif.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!