As the result of a very successful There Will Be Dust IX, TRS is pleased to announce a donation will be made to the East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank located in Patagonia in the amount of $2,600!

This donation could not have been possible without the support of the riders, shop sponsors (Tucker Powersports, AZKKT, CSA, On Any Moto, Serrano’s Motorsports, Giant Loop & ZMW Adventures) the town of Patagonia and the long list of TRS volunteers.

A very sincere thank you to all who contributed to this success.

-TRS Volunteers- (if I missed someone please let me know)
Adam Johnston
Alan Harris
Allyn Hill
Chris Bouchard
Craig Wilburn
Dennis Wise
Derek Godwin
Ed Wood
Gary Meeker
Jenny Hadfield
Jim Giesler
Jim Roberts
Joey Rosas
John Bingham
Ken Webb
Mike Cook
Molly Norman
Rick Ogas
Rod Harris
Ryan Harrington
Starr Walker
Todd Davis
Tom Norris
Will Hastings

Happy Holidays,

October Club Meeting Notice

Monthly Club Meeting at Frog & Firkin located in Main Gate Square adjacent to the University of Arizona Campus. 874 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

**Come early at 6:00pm to place your food and drink order
Meeting starts at 6:30pm**

Some of our discussion topics: There Will Be Dust, Red Spring Trail, AMRA Race report, March’s Copper Classic, Tech Tips

RSVP’s are always welcome.

Hope to see you there.

520 Moto Alliance Bike Show

TRS Members

TRS will be participating in this event to promote our club and the love of motorcycles. We will have a ez-up, a few tables with club information and some bikes (Adventure, DS and Dirt Bike) on display to share with the public. All are welcome to participate in this club promotion.

Date: October 31
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: 8991 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9470

TRS’ September Club Meeting Highlights

• Planning and coordination for November’s There Will Be Dust event well underway.
o (TWBD Planning Sub team formed post meeting to investigate the creation of a non-plated dirt bike route)
o Still plenty of room for event volunteers.
• Rich Baker continues making the arrangements for a showing of the classic motorcycle movie, On Any Sunday in Tucson. Most likely at the Loft Theater.
• TRS Survey results commented upon and how they are going to guide the club Leadership.
• Chris Ambrosio was selected to be the Chairman of the TRS Board of Directors (BOD).
o Chris reviewed BOD Directives for 2021/2022
 Continue development of new trails
 Improve Membership engagement
 Fundraising/Charitable activities
o One immediate focus is to empower club members to take ownership of specific club activities
• The Great Pumpkin Dual Sport Ride announced, John Bingham has the Lead on this ride. (See attachemnet) Planning a 100+ mile ride
• Good discussion on the use of HAM radios as an alternate to 2-way radio of cell phones when out on trail rides.
• A bike show sponsored and organized by the 520 Moto Alliance is scheduled for October 31, 11am to 3 pm. A few TRS members plan to attend to promote our club. All are welcomed to participate in support of TRS and or visit the bike show.
Visit this link to learn more about them. ( (See Flier attached)
• A motorcycle museum is now open in San Manuel, “JWJ Cycles” established by Parrish Traweek.
• Good ride reports received from those who rode the Patagonia Mountains on Sep. 6th, & Cloudcroft NM on Sep. 9-11th.
• Very detailed discussion on what to have in your riding pack or packs when going out for a ride. Bottom line, be prepared before you ride. Review the contents in your pack periodically to be sure what is in it still is functional.
• Expect a First Aid review to be conducted at October’s club meeting.

Hope to see you on the trail or at the next club meeting, October 12th.


There Will Be Dust 2021 News

The TRS’ There Will Be Dust Planning Team is currently working on preparations for this year’s event. The Team expects to have on-line registration open come late September.

Some Important Facts for This Year’s Event:

• Event date, Saturday November 20th
• Staging in the town of Patagonia
• Registration will be conducted on-line
• All routes will require bikes with a street legal license tag
• The event is Sanctioned by the AMA
• AMA membership is not required
• The event is permitted with the USFS
• AMA Insurance Liability Waiver forms, rider information sheets, route tracks and rider number information will be emailed to you after registering on-line
• Lunch and dinner meals will be provided as part of your entry fee
• A raffle party will be conducted during the dinner meal hours

Stay tuned for more or information as it becomes available.

Red Spring Trail – Very Green

You may have heard it has been raining on and off since late July. It’s true. Well I can tell you without hesitation, it has done wonders for the desert. Here are some photos from the ride Saturday. The single track has been invaded by tall grasses. Several times we had to stop to be sure we were on the trail. We rode up Rob’s trail, the long hillside single track. Normally that takes about 10 minutes or so to complete. Well today the grasses were so thick – making it difficult to move forward and see the trail, not to mention a bit of fear we might be dropping off the steep down hill side, YIKES! Anyway it took well a half hour or maybe longer to complete this section. No speed records were set today. But then after completing Rob’s trail section, we crossed over our cattle guard barrier to take the two-track road down to FS Road #684. Well good luck staying on course here, same problem, tall grasses have obscured the road making it a challenge to find the way down hill.

Yes we will need to get out there to do some trimming once the monsoon season clears. Much of these grasses we dry out and nature will take care of them. However, there are places that will require hand saws and clippers to clear the trail.
…and guess what, there was no dust …….that will happen in Patagonia on November 20th. at There Will Be Dust, see you there!

Arizona State Trust Land Access Update

Great news!
State Lands Restriction Information

Effective Friday, July 9, 2021

Recreational Closures Lifted on State Trust Land with Stage II Restrictions in Some Areas
Stage II Restrictions – State Lands in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties.

No Restrictions – State Lands in Southern Arizona including, Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Target shooting and fireworks are never allowed at any time of the year

For more information – please call our state fire restrictions hotline at 602-771-1401.

Have questions: email

TRS’ August Club Meeting

Monthly Club meeting, with special guests from the Southern Arizona Search & Rescue.

Date: Tuesday August 10
Time: Social Happy 1/2 Hour starts at 6pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm, ends at 8pm
Meeting Location: Tucson Firefighters Association Hall2430 N Huachuca Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745, United States

New To Dirt Bike Riding

Here is a good educational site for those interested in learning more about dirt bike riding. Wish this existed years ago; it is a fine place to start for those without any previous dirt bike riding exposure. Share it with someone you know who might be interested in getting on a dirt bike.