***IMPORTANT UPDATE*** - Pre-registration for the 2011 AMA KTM Shenandoah 500 National 2-Day Dual Sport will open up via ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY this upcoming Monday, August 15th in the late afternoon on this webpage. If you would like to be put on the Shenandoah 500 email list to receive event specific information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY! No entries accepted after Friday, September 2, 2011 or 200 riders, whichever comes first. NO MAILED IN PRE-REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!! NO POST-ENTRIES!!
REQUIREMENTS TO RIDE: Your bike must be fully street-licensed, with a hard tag or a documented temporary tag. You must show current and matching registration for your bike, as well as a valid drivers license and current AMA membership card. Your bike must be equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrestor and pass the AMA sound test.
The National Forest Service monitors our behavior closely! Irresponsible riders need not apply. Please save your enduro riding skills for an enduro!
THE RIDE: Approximately 500 km (300 miles) total over both days of scenic back roads, dirt roads and trails.
THE LOCATION: Natural Chimneys Park, Mt. Solon VA, 12 miles southwest of Harrisonburg, VA off Interstate 81. GPS: 38.4371, 79.0119
DIFFICULTY: Relaxed and fun for all riders with some trail riding and road experience. Optional 'hero' sections for the more experienced and adventurous riders. This is not a race!
ACCOMMODATIONS: Camping will be available (with running water bathrooms and hot showers) for Friday and Saturday night at Natural Chimneys Park Campground. Please call 540-350-2510 to make your camping reservations ASAP. Electric hook-ups are available. If you are not interested in camping, there are numerous hotels also available around nearby Harrisonburg, VA.