Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series 2018 Schedule Announced

Dec. 27, 2017    
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series 2018 schedule announced
Stops expose riders to a variety of terrain across the country


PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association's 2018 schedule for the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tires, includes 16 multiday rides organized by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters. The routes feature some of the best riding opportunities throughout the United States on private and public land.

One lucky participant in the series will win a new motorcycle from title sponsor Beta USA. Beta's lineup can be seen at www.betausa.com.
Additional participant prizes or AMA member deals and discounts will be offered by series sponsors Kenda Tires, ADV Moto and Seat Concepts. 

AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson said the terrain for these events may vary widely. In the East or Midwest, the courses often involve woods riding, with gravel or dirt roads connecting riders to multiple woods sections. In the West, a course is often a mix of sand and dirt, marked by significant elevation changes and wide expanses of open country.

"This segment of riding has captured the interest of both racers and recreational riders," Wilson said. "It's common to see a group of riders planning a camping and riding trip on social media months in advance and then sharing their stories after the event. The camaraderie in dual-sport motorcycling is exciting to see."

The AMA National Dual Sport Series, which dates to 1987, is once again backed by Beta USA, who will be donating a Beta motorcycle to be raffled to a series participant at the end of 2018.

"All of us at Beta are very happy to continue for three more years with the AMA and the national dual sport series," said Beta USA President Tim Pilg. "We have enjoyed handing out goodie bags at the events, and many of our dealers look forward to attending upcoming events with a Beta display."

Pilg said Beta's RR-S dual sport models represent a quickly growing category in the United States.

"It makes perfect sense to continue to grow with the series," Pilg said. "Not to mention, giving a new Beta motorcycle away to one lucky winner each year!"
Follow the series' official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AMADualSport. Post your photos from the events on social media using #AMAdualsport.  

2018 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, presented by Kenda Tire  
April 14-15: Bybee, Tenn.: Slate Creek Adventure Ride: Appalachian Trail Riders

April 21-22: Stanton, Ala.: Perry Mountain Tower Run Dual Sport Ride: Perry Mountain Motorcycle Club

June 2-3: Bixby, Mo.: Show Me 500 National Dual Sport Ride: Midwest Trail Riders Association

June 2-3: Lock Haven, Pa.: Durty Dabbers Great Adventure Dual Sport: Durty Dabbers

June 9-10: Wabeno, Wis.: Ride for Research: Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders

June 22-24: Big Bear, Calif.: Big Bear Run: Big Bear Trail Riders

June 23-24: New Blaine, Ark.: Ozark 200: Arkansas Dirt Riders, Inc.

July 21-22: Logan, Ohio: Copperhead National Dual Sport: Hocking Valley Motorcycle Club

Sept. 8-9: Dover, Tenn.: Land Between the Lakes 200 National Dual Sport: K T Riders

Sept. 8-9: New Plymouth, Ohio: Baby Burr National Dual Sport: Enduro Riders Association

Sept. 22-23: Wabeno, Wis.: Big Woods 200: Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders

Sept. 22-23: Buck Meadows, Calif.: Yosemite Dual Sport Adventure: Family Off-Road Adventures

Oct. 6-7: Mount Solon, Va.: Shenandoah 500: Washington Area Trail Riders

Oct. 13-14: Columbus, Ind.: Buffaloe 500 National Adventure Ride: Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club

Oct. 20-21: Prescott Valley, Ariz.: Howlin' at the Moon: Arizona Trail Riders

Nov. 3-4: Port Elizabeth, N.J.: Hammer Run: Tri-County Sportsmen

Nov. 23-24: Palmdale, Calif.: L.A. - Barstow to Vegas: District 37 Dual Sport

The series schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Dual-Sport-Riding.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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Monday, December 11, 2017

CMATVA Delivers Over 300 Toys for Clinton County Kids

The Central Mountains ATV Association has been donating toys to the "Mark The Shark" 
Toy Drive from 92.1 WSQV in Lock Haven, Pa for the last six years.


Each year the association holds a ride in early November in Benezette, Pa to view the wild elk herds there. The only requirement to ride is to bring a new toy to donate to the drive.


Santa stopped by this year to help the association members deliver the over 300 toys to 
Mark the Shark for the children of Clinton County.


The CMATVA uses their barrel train to deliver the toys at the Mill Hall, Pa Walmart. 


Thanks to the crew that came out in the cold this year to help.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ATV Connector Trail Study – Public Meeting

CMATVA - Press Release
When: December 12th and 19th, 2017 at 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center – Lock Haven University

We need all ATV / UTV Riders to attend one of the above meetings. 

Please share this info with as many riders as you know.



Be Alert...Ride Smart...Stay Safe



Would you like to ride your ATV from the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails all the way to the Whiskey Springs ATV trails? It can happen! Read about the ATV Connector Trail Study being done by LARSON DESIGN GROUP to determine the feasibility of the most direct, environmentally sound, and sustainable connector trail possible between the Bloody Skillet and Whiskey Springs ATV trails. 

Download and read about the connector trail study here:


If you enjoy riding ATVs and want to see this connector trail become a reality, you’re encouraged to attend this public meeting on December 12th or 19th, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center at Lock Haven University.

The objective of the meetings will be to review the findings of the connector trail study, unveil conceptual routes, and answer questions and concerns. Your participation is needed to make this happen. Local businesses and the ATV community envision the trail as an economic and tourism driver, which would benefit small towns throughout the route.

Questions and comments can be submitted through a dedicated email address at 


We hope to see you all there.




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Quest For "No Service" - I Mean Peace

I'd just like to start by saying wow, what a weekend. Actually I'd have to say it was almost a life changing experience. 

Did you know that you can survive for two and a half days without any cell service? I hate to admit it but this was a fact that I knew, but have completely forgotten to exercise.

In early November my wife and I rented a cabin from some friends in Benezette, Pa and joined the Central Mountains ATV Club on their Annual Elk Ride and Toy Benefit.


This was a little bit of work for us because even though we work in the industry we had to arrange a loaner from our friends at Lancaster Honda, not only a machine to ride but a trailer to haul it on. Then mother nature had her say and drove temps into the teens for the weekend so we had to go acquire some cold weather gear and... psyche ourselves out that we would actually stay warm on this adventure and have some fun. (boy could I think of some other things to do with a free weekend besides freezing off my watussie)



Anyhow we manned up so to speak and went and picked up our loaner in 15 degree weather and 30 mph winds and we headed north to Elk County. 

My wife and I don't get away near enough so we always just enjoy the ride no matter where we go. We take the time and see the sights and make the journey as much fun as the destination. Usually when we arrive we contact our clan at home and let them know we arrived safe and to give us a call, no matter what.


We arrived at our cold cabin rental aptly called Camp Reject shortly after dark and began to find our way around. Thank goodness our friends had some heat going for us but warned that we would need to get a fire going to stay warm. We got the truck unloaded and as I began to get the fire started my wife Deb attempted to text our kids to let them know we had arrived.

That's when I got the dreaded, "honey we don't have any service here". (enter dramatic music). Isn't it funny how we have come to depend on these phones so much? I know I find myself telling my adult children about the good old days when we had to either use the phone on the wall to call our friends or actually walk to their house to see if they could come out to play.

Anyhow to make a long story short, we were in bed that night by about 8:30. With no TV to watch or phones to scroll on we decided to just call it a night to be ready for our ride the next morning. As dawn rolled around to the sound of  UTV's traveling the road right outside our cabin we awoke refreshed from a good nights sleep and began to prepare our breakfast pioneer style.


As I said at the beginning of our story, what a weekend this turned out to be. We rode for three hours with our new friends from the Central Mountains ATV Club. Cold yes, but more fun than you could shake a stick at. We traveled the ATV friendly township roads in Benezette township and saw lots of Elk, we visited the winery there, checked out the Elk Visitors Center and still couldn't talk to anyone that was more than a few feet away.

As we headed back to our cabin around 4:00 pm we did discover there was a TV there with a DVD player and lots of movies. We elected not to turn it on but instead talked to each other, played a game of cards (she won) and found ourselves back in bed by early evening. Its amazing how good you can feel after a good nights rest.

Sunday we awoke and took our time getting loaded up. We said our goodbyes and headed south talking about how once we got back in cell range we were going to have to pull over to catch up on our notifications, lol.

Within the hour we were able to reach our family and found that they had all survived without us. Isn't it crazy to believe we have to stay in constant contact, or is it just me. Anyhow on a serious note our third grandchild had been born less than two weeks prior and we were both anxious to see how he was doing.

Another long story short moment - if any of you are interested in any advice what so ever. I recommend you grab your partner and go on a quest for no service. It will be refreshing, fun and a life changing experience I'm sure.

Better yet, get yourself an ATV and come join the club and get lost with many other like minded folks. I think you'll find it an adventure of a lifetime. .

Fact is there are many clubs around our state that you can join to help support trail riding in Pa while never having to ride alone again.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Team Perfect Storm 2017 Season Recap

Team Perfect Storm  2017 Season

ECEA, D6, AMA East and Jr. Enduro


To say this was a season of seasons is an understatement. With thousands of miles traveled, thousands of dollars spent, all of it providing so many memories and stories we will never forget. Team Perfect Storm started its inaugural season way back in January in Sumter, SC and concluded last weekend in Axton, VA in November


One of the many great days at the track


Along the way the season took us to MI, OH, PA, NJ, NY, NC and WV.  Throughout the season we celebrated Victory as well as defeat.  Thankfully very few of the latter. Together we shared excitement, laughter, tears, and frustration. We learned from all the above.  Most importantly the Team had fun and met many new friends.  

Team Perfect Storm was dealt a hard blow when team member Julian Wojcik was badly injured in a crash. Though Julian had a season ending injury, he was there in the pits and on the sidelines supporting his team.  Julian is expected to make a full recovery and will ease back into it slowly for 2018.  His health and full recovery is our top priority. Julian had such a lead prior to the incident that he acquired enough points to secure some very respectable year end standings! 

Team Perfect Storm secured four Number 1 plates, six number 2 plates and four number 3 plates. To say we had an awesome inaugural year would be an understatement.  Furthermore the Team was invited to shop openings, autograph sessions, product line announcements and National Super-cross events as VIP's. These young racers had a blast and represented the Suzuki Motorcycle Brand and our sponsors to the best of their abilities. 



The holeshot twins

2017 Season Finishes:

Ricky Anewalt Jr. 14-15Super Mini
1st Place AMA East
2nd Place D6
6th Place ECEA HS

Smiling Cate Nash Jr. Girls
1st Place ECEA HS
1st Place ECEA Jr. Enduro

Caleb Baltimore 7-11 85cc
1st. Place ECEA  Jr. Enduro
2nd Place ECEA HS
3rd Place D6
4th Place AMA East HS

Julian Wojcik 12-1585cc
2nd Place AMA East HS
4th Place ECEA HS
6th Place D6

Kenito Held 7-11 85cc
2nd Place AMA East HS
2nd Place D6
3rd Place ECEA HS

Vincent “Spicy Meatball” Caramanna 10-11 65cc
2nd Place ECEA Jr. Enduro
3rd Place D6
3rd Place AMA East HS
6th Place ECEA HS

Team Perfect Storm will have some line-up changes for 2018 as Ricky Anewalt Jr. will be securing a move out of the minis and graduating to the big bikes. We are all very sad to see Ricky leave as he has been such an asset to the team but we wish him and the Anewalt Family all the best the 2018 Season. Sadly Caleb Baltimore will not return for 2018, The Baltimore’s are moving in a different direction and they will be missed. Team Perfect Storm has managed to secure three new riders. 

Welcome Kayden Barr as he will compete in the 7-11 85cc class. Flying Josh Klouchek will contest the 12-13 Super Mini class. Isaac Wojcik will be a Jr Team member aboard  Vincent’s tricked out Rm 65 in 10-11 65cc Class. Vincent and Kenito will move up to 12-15 85. Julian upon his return will run in the Super Mini 14-15 Class.  Smiling Cate will be running the 11-15 Girls class.

I would like to report for the family’s sake that Team Perfect Storm will be taking a well needed break in the off-season However we all know as long as the weather holds out, these kids will be out there prepping and training for 2018.  The victory, smiles, laughter and the ability to endure the harder times could not be done without the unconditional Love and Support of our families.  The machines themselves were able to endure the technical tracks due to our invaluable Sponsors.

Team Perfect Storm would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to Bromley’s Suzuki, MSR, Works Enduro Rider, EBC, Vee Rubber Tire, RE-Max, Amsoil, COR Moto Graphics, Brapp Magazine, Mika Metals, DT-1 Filters, All Balls Racing, your professionalism and constant support helped our young races fulfill their dreams and accomplishments this season.  

Your support is always appreciated and never forgotten. Please stay tuned as the 2018 season unfolds. We look forward to seeing you at the several upcoming awards banquets.  Have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

Jim Caramanna (Team Public Relations)


Lancaster Honda Trail Report – CMATVA Elk Ride


Central Mountains ATV Assoc., Inc. held their 6th Annual Tour for Elk and Toy Drive on November 11th - 12th in Benezette, PA.  Our “members only” association ride had an amazing combined turnout of 291 riders and 170 machines!  Registration took place first thing at the Elk Visitor’s Center ECCO building and then we broke down into groups to enjoy a wonderful catered lunch by the Benezette Hotel and a visit to the Benezette Winery Store.  The wine shop seemed to be a BIG hit!  


The group saw lots of Elk over the two days of riding.

The event kicked off at 11:30 and everyone returned to the visitors center by 4pm. We rode on the township roads which are open to ATV’s in Benezette township and some private land that CMATVA has permission to ride on.  Of course, every group is not going to have the same experience but in total CMATVA members saw 100 elk on Saturday and 200 on Sunday.  Everyone had a good time visiting the Elk Visitor’s Center and we even had an opportunity to watch a movie on how elk were brought into Pennsylvania.  


Hundreds of riders came out to look for Elk.

CMATVA collected over 300 toys for our Toy Drive portion of the ride which was down from last year.  We will be presenting the toys to the 24th annual Mark the Shark Toy Drive on December 10, 2017 at 10:30 am at Walmart in Mill Hall, PA.  This event is sponsored by the radio station WSQV 92.1 FM in Lock Haven, Pa. and the toys are distributed through local charities with the help of students from Central Mountain Middle School and the Lock Haven Area Jaycees.


The Benezette Winery is always a favorite spot.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who made this year’s 6th Annual Tour for Elk and Toy Drive such a success.  We have a remarkable group of dedicated members who helped in many ways from parking to registration and keeping the group rides organized and everything moving throughout the day.  Parking for all the trucks and trailers was made possible by Benezette Township allowing us to use the baseball field and Andy Tuttle who allowed us to use his fields, thank you all for this.  And lastly, thank you to the Elk Visitor’s Center, Benezette Hotel and Winery and the community we appreciate your accommodations and hospitality. 


Some of the gang viewing a herd on Saturday.

You can see the pictures from our 6th Annual Tour for Elk and Toy Drive on our web site. www.cmatva.org  Come join the fun and become a member today and we will include your 2018 membership. CMATVA wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.  
   
Be Alert….Ride Smart….Stay Safe….

Thank you,

Henry J. Sorgen IV
President of CMATVA


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This year Brapp Mag had an opportunity to tag along with this group and we had a blast. A cold blast, but a blast none the less. The above article failed to mention that temps were in the teens all weekend but it didn’t discourage the crew from the CMATVA both riders and volunteers alike, let alone all of the local folk that braved the cold to help support this event. We would also like to thank Lancaster Honda for providing us with a great ride and the town of Benezette for recognizing that 
off - road riders can be responsible and a great source of revenue for local economies. Be sure that you’ll see us back next year.

Jim and Deb Bull



Our Pioneer 1000 ride courtesy of Lancaster Honda

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Brapp Magazine - Weekend Race Report

What a weekend as our racing season is winding down here in our region. Mother Nature came at us hard again forcing changes and reschedules in the motocross world while the diehards 
from the off road ranks held the course. 

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images and weekend race results at the links below.



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Thank you Mr. President for your service over the last two years.

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Reese Wilmoth wins Schoolboy 2

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The East Coast Enduro Association raced their last Hare Scramble of the year.


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Thorn Devlin wins the overall.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

ECEA Fast Kidz - Roar Near The Shore

This past weekend we traveled to South Jersey for the Meteor Motorcycle Clubs annual ECEA Harescramble. Check out all Fast Kidz images and results at the links below then tune in to the December issue of Brapp Magazine to get the full story.



The Fast 50's leaving the start.


Hunter Gardner working the whoops.


Junior racers battle in the sand pit.


You won't find any rocks here.


A perfect reward at the end of the day.


The final HS round is this weekend right back in Jersey

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

SRT / AMA East HS Series – Rd # 10 Race Report

Oct 1, 2017 - Mt Cobb, PA  

Round 10 of the AMA East HS Series was hosted by The Ridge Riders MC, also part of the ECEA HS Series. 13 AA racers lined the start for what was to be the showdown of all showdowns.  When the 10 second announcement was made it was clear that three racers were vying for the 2017 AMA East #1 plate. 



Depending how this race ended could decide the outcome with still one race remaining.  Separated by only a few points, Wally Palmer, Kyle McDonal and late starter Ryder Lafferty were there to re arrange the real estate.  When the Flag dropped it was #3 Yamaha Racer Shawn "Woodsy" Jackson 1st into the woods being pursued by Palmer and Lafferty with McDonal just a few positions back. 

The racers were immediately thrown into a series of twisting rock trails.  Within in seconds the positions would change.  Lafferty would make his way to the front with "Trooper" Thorn Devlin moving in behind.  About 3/4 mile in there was an abrupt uphill with large rocks and craters.  There  Lafferty would get ejected from his bike and he would lose four positions.  

With Devlin now in the lead, Lafferty would have to make up some time.  By the time they would hit the 1st of  five grass tracks, Lafferty would have passed all but Devlin.  Quite a battle ensued between Lafferty and Devlin throughout the 1st lap.  By the time they exited the final grass track, Lafferty would regain his lead.  

Unfortunately Lafferty could not put it on cruise control as the Trooper Thorn was only two seconds behind.  By lap three, Devlin began to feel the effects of the rock laden trail and would drop back and allow Tegan Temple to move into 2nd.  Back in 6th-7th position was Palmer and McDonal doing battle as every position would make or break McDonal.  The two would swap positions for two laps.  when on lap four, McDonal would suffer a cracked engine case.  

For most this would be a game ending event.  Not for McDonal and his Beta Crew.  McDonal pitted and would change his clutch cover and got back onto the track in under 10 minutes.  Unfortunately it would put McDonal in 10th place, ending his chances of retaining his 2016 #1 plate.  By the white flag lap, Lafferty would increase his lead over Temple by a minute thirty.  Hunter Bush now would take over 3rd position as Devlin would pit with suspension issues. 

When the checkered flag dropped it was Lafferty by two minutes with Temple in 2nd and Bush in 3rd.  With one round remaining the unofficial points are Palmer 172, Lafferty 161 and McDonal 133.  Round 11 to be hosted by VXCS in Charlotte Hall, MD on 11-04/05-17.  

Youth Racing

In the morning event it was Schoolboy class leader Mike Beeler Jr who has locked up his class with 2nd place Mad Max Fernandez locking up 2nd for the year.  Sean Covert from the C 250 line would round out the top 3.  



In the youth main it was once again Beeler and Fernandez with New Englander Brandon Nollete taking 3rd.  With only one round remaining, Beeler has secured his #1 plate for 2017.



In the Juniors it was Greire Moir, Lucas Seelman and Ryan Gribbin all in the 10-11 65cc class.  Gribbin would now lock up the 10-11 65cc class.  



In the 50cc Pee Wees it was Carter "Pretzel" Przymelewski all the way.  Finishing in 2nd was Ryder Sigety and 3rd Hunter Gardner.  Sigety and Gardner will have to wait until round 11 to see who will hold that #1 Plate as the scores are too close to call.  

Important Update:

Round # 11 is being moved from Nov 4 - 5 to Nov 11 - 12 from Wicomico MD to Lake Suger Tree VA


Kenny Held
AMA East HS Coordinator
MANAGER TEAM PERFECT STORM
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