A few of the hundreds of AMA-sanctioned events this month, detailed on the following pages.
It doesn’t get any better than this: Husqvarna as the featured marque and off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith as grand marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, set for July 9-11 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The weekend includes the world’s largest motorcycle swap meet, new bike demo rides, seminars, bike shows, various forms of vintage racing and lots, lots more. Info: AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.
The 26th Annual Six Days of Michigan is a must-do event for dual-sport riders. Hosted by the Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan, this year’s Six Days is set for July 24-31 and is based in Newberry. It’s part of the AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series. Info: CycleConservationClub.org.
Enjoy 500 miles of gorgeous scenery and backroads by taking part in the 34th Annual “Ramapo 500” Weekend Motorcycle Tour Classic July 17-18 in Congers, N.Y. There’s a reduced fee of $33 (save $12) for road
riders who pre-register by mail and whose early entries are received before June 30. Info: Ramapomc.org.
The best amateur dirttrack racers in the nation will be vying for bragging rights at the AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships July 17-23 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Du Quoin, Il. Info: AMARacing.com.
Don’t miss the high-ﬂying action that’s part of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series. The pros will be in Buchanan, Mich., July 3, Millville, Minn., July 17, and Washougal, Wash., July 24. Info: MXSportsProRacing.com.
Whether you ride a sportbike, sporttourer, dual-sport or a scooter, Stevenson, Wash., is the place to be July 28-Aug. 1. The Sound RIDER! Rally in the Gorge, held in the scenic Columbia River Gorge area, offers ralliy opportunities for riders of all
those machines. Info: SoundRIDER.com/ rally.
The National Parks Grand Tour presented by the Iron Butt Association is now under way, offering riders a great way to see some of the most beautiful spots in the nation. Visit at least 50 national parks, monuments, historic sites or recreation areas in at least 25 states by the end of the year to complete the tour. Info: IronButt. com/NPT.
COMING UP The 29th annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, presented by Amsoil, will be held Aug. 2-7 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Racers compete nationwide from March through June in the various qualiﬁers and regional championships to earn the right to compete in this prestigious event. Info: MXSports.com. The AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships will be held Aug. 7-8 at the Devil’s Staircase in Oregonia, Ohio. Info: AMARacing.com.
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