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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org https://dffm.az.gov/fire-restrictions
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
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.
Copper Town Association Inc. -Pictures and text by Richard
The Mammoth-San Manuel Community Schools was presented with a donation of $3,000 today from Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS). TRS annually holds their San Manuel Copper Classic off-road motorcycle race in San Manuel each March and uses it as a fundraiser.
Various student activities will benefit from TRS’s generous gift that include sports clinics or food for sports clinics and field trips. It will also help students without financial means to participate.
L to R: Chuck Ivy of TRS, Lisa Armenta (Schools Director) & George Wysopal of TRS.
The San Manuel Fire Department received a donation check for $700 from Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) that hosts the annual San Manuel Copper Classic off-road motorcycle race each March.
The donation will help the fire department with things like training, equipment and supplies.
L to R: Louis Madrid (firefighter), Gabe Velasquez (firefighter), Chuck Ivy of TRS, Ernest Ivy (assistant fire chief) and George Wysopal of TRS.
“Bonneville Salt Flats Project”, my fully restored 1957 T20 Show Bike, and the 1962 T20SS highly modified Trials Competition Bike” ALSO Jim said, “I am offering a “finders fee” of $100.00 to any member who sends along a buyer for either of my Cubs”