Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport 2016 Touratech Rally Dates Announced - West & East

2016 Touratech Rally Dates Announced – West & East

2016 Touratech Rally Dates

Quinn Cody & Michael Lafferty at 2015 Touratech Rally East
Quinn Cody and Michael Lafferty at Touratech Rally East

If you’re a serious adventure rider, you undoubtedly know of Touratech. The Germany-based brand has been designing – and testing – accessories for adventure-touring motorcycles for over two decades.

The company’s stateside branch – Touratech-USA – has taken the brand one-mile further by hosting rallies that highlight the ADV motorcycling lifestyle, which includes riding in some of the most remote areas of the states to camping and camaraderie.

This tradition continues for 2016 as Touratech-USA once again will hosts two events – its sixth annual Touratech Rally West and second annual Touratech Rally East.

Read our Touratech Rally Review.

Touratech Rally Amish Country
Amish culture at Touratech Rally East

The Touratech Rally West Date is set for June 23-26 with home base in Plain, Wash. The Touratech Rally East Date is set for August 18-21 in Hungtingdon, Pa.

As for numbers, the 2015 Touratech Rally West had over 500 riders; the innagural East edition drew nearly 200 riders but is expected to grow for 2016.

The big news for 2016 is the addition of the legendary off-road racer and Dakar finisher Jimmy Lewis, who will teach his two-day riding course at Touratech Rally West. He was also oversee the rider challenge competition at both West and East events. Additional world-class rider training will be offered by DirtFIRST on the West Coast and Pine Barren Adventure Camp in Pennsylvania.

“The Touratech Rallies are an awesome experience. I enjoy them so much I went to both of them last summer and I won’t miss either of them this year,” says Dennis Godwin, 2016 BMW GS Trophy qualifier.

For additional information, visit touratechrally.com. A limited number of volunteer positions are available for those interested in helping run the event.

 

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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