There Will Be Dust VIII (8) – Breaking News

Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) is proud to announce they will be hosting this outstanding ride & fund raiser once again this November. However, due to the Mayor’s decision to prohibit large social gatherings in the town of Patagonia, TRS had to regroup and obtain an alternate location. We are very pleased to inform you this year’s event will be hosted out of the town of Amado, Arizona. The owner of the Longhorn Grill & Saloon is excited to join with TRS in providing another quality motorcycling ride experience.

Event Date: Saturday November 21, 2020

Some key points of interest related to the event. These actions will be implemented to address the pandemic social distancing concerns.

• To reduce line queues at Check-in, all registrations/event related purchases (ride, extra meal tickets, raffle tickets, t-shirt sales) for the event will be done on-line via Eventbrite.
• To reduce line queues at Check-in, the AMA Liability form will be emailed to those registered such that these forms can be completed by the rider in advance and dropped off in a box at the check-in table.
• To provide for proper social distancing, outdoor & indoor space will be made available at the Longhorn Grill & Saloon for meals (breakfast & dinner).

TRS will be publishing an event flier and updates to a webpage in the coming weeks. Greater event detail will be provided in those postings, so stay tuned.

A recommendation for those planning to stay in the Amado area Friday and Saturday nights. Because our event is close to Thanksgiving, you may wish to make reservations now for hotel or RV accommodations.

Here is a short list for your consideration.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Green Valley Inn
111 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
United States
Phone: (520) 625-2250
12 miles, 14 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Vagabond Inn Executive – Green Valley Sahuarita
19200 S. I-19 Frontage Road
Green Valley, Arizona, 85614
Phone: 520-625-0900
15 miles, 17 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Comfort Inn Green Valley I-19
90 West Esperanza Blvd.
Green Valley, AZ, 85614, US
Phone: (520) 399-3736
12.5 miles or 14 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Nearby RV Park Accommodations

De Anza RV Park
Address: 2869 I-19 Frontage Rd
Amado, AZ 85645
Phone: (520) 398-8628
*No Tent Camping*
2.0 miles or 4 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Mountain View RV Ranch
Address: 2843 East Frontage Road
2843 I-19 Frontage Rd
Amado, AZ 85645
Tent Camping Available
2.2 miles or 4 minutes from the Longhorn Saloon & Bar

Nearby Dispersed Camping (ask for GPS coordinates)
• Arizona State Trust Land. (Recreation Permit Required)
• Coronado National Forest managed land.

There Will Be Dust 2020 Update

I attended the Patagonia Town Council last night. Here are the evening results.

1. A motion was approved unanimously to allow TRS to host/stage TWBD 2020 in town with all of 2019’s permissions. Several Council members & Food Bank Manager expressed their gratitude for the $2,000 donation to the Food Bank. Town Marshal Joe Patterson chimed in with comments about how respectful our event participants were and how TRS demonstrated concern for rider safety.

2. The TRS Appreciation plaque was presented to the Mayor and Council members. Heard some oohs & aaahhs as I showed the plaque. We then received a round of applause from everyone in the room. Cool.
The picture left to right, yours truly, Mayor Andrea Wood, Food Bank Mgr., Jim Staudacher.

So mark your calendar now for TWBD VIII, Saturday, November 21, 2020 in Patagonia Az.

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Patagonia Likes TWBD!

Steve Brown and George Wysopal were in Patagonia last night to attend the bi-monthly Town Council meeting. While at the meeting they presented an appreciation plaque to the Town Council for their support of TRS’ motorcycle event and fundraiser, There Will Be Dust VI. Thank you letters were also issued to the Gathering Grounds and Stage Stop Inn. Both of these businesses provided TWBD participants and guests outstanding service and meals.

After Steve handed off the plaque and thank you letters, all in the audience and Council members applauded our expressions of thanks. Their reaction certainly surprised both of us. Several of the Council made it known they were extremely pleased with the success of our event and the respectful behavior all participants demonstrated while visiting Patagonia. The Council also made special note and high praise for the $1,500 donation to the local food bank. Further discussions with the Council confirmed TRS is welcome to come back in November of this year for the next running of There Will Be Dust!

Food Bank Cutting Board

Those at the club meeting last night had a chance to check out the wonderful cutting board given to us by the East Santa Cruz Community Food Bank. We received this gift from them as a token of appreciation for our $1,500 donation.

We discussed how to best utilize this gift. There were a few suggestions presented last night.

1. Raffle it off at our next meeting
2. Keep it in the TRS trailer for use at club events
3. Laser etch the TRS logo onto the board and hang it on a wall inside of East Coast Supersubs
4. Others?

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TWBD Donation to the Food Bank

Perhaps the best part of There Will Be Dust VI was meeting the fine folks, Clark and Judith of the East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank located in Patagonia. Today I presented to them a check in the amount of $1,500 to support the Food Bank they represent. All the riders who attended this year’s event made this donation possible. TRS thanks you very much.

This donation is what makes TRS special. Each year at this time we strive to make a donation to a local cause that will improve the holiday season for those less fortunate.

Clark & Judith surprised me with a gift for TRS as their way of saying thanks. (See the photo) The handmade cutting board comes right from their own shop. The photo does not do it justice. I will bring it to next week’s club meeting.

Please read the both letters they gave me. One is a thank you letter from the Food Bank and the other provides some interesting information about the cutting board.

Cheers!

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There Will Be Dust

Over 80 rides and over 100 total in attendance had an outstanding time at There Will Be Dust VI. TRS thanks the town of Patagonia, Arizona State Parks, the USFS and all the volunteers, friend and families that made this event a huge success.

TRS wishes to send a special thanks to all the sponsors of TWBD.

• AZKKT
• CSA
• On Any Moto
• Serrano Motorsports
• Tread Lightly
• Anonymous

Also to the town of Patagonia and the business there that welcomed and support this great group of dirt bike riders.

• The Gathering Downs
• Stage Stop Inn
• Wild Horse Restaurant
• Wagon Wheel
and several Bed & Breakfasts as well!

If you could not make it this year, save the date November 23 2019 for There Will Be Dust VII.