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BMW GS Trophy Challenge
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U.S. BMW Owners
2010 Trophy Challenge Tryouts
March 16, 2010 - BMW Motorrad USA is calling upon all
of its dirt-loving enduro riders to help defend the U.S.
Team championship in the 2010 BMW Motorrad International
The world-famous biennial International GS Trophy
returns in November, with three riders selected from
each of several countries around the world to compete on
new R 1200 GS bikes for victory in a vicious series of
off-road competitions and challenges in exotic and
faraway South Africa.
Two BMW GS owners and one journalist will be selected
from the USA for this once-in-a-lifetime, all expenses
Their selection will be made during the Adventure
Riders/GS Challenge at the RawHyde Adventures facility
in Southern California from April 29 – May 2. This
year’s “Double Jeopardy” event at RawHyde is now
revamped to include two sequences: the Adventure Riders
Challenge, open to all enduro riders, and the GS
Challenge qualifier from which two BMW riders will be
selected to compete in South Africa.
“The competition finalists will not only need
strength and endurance, superior riding skills and guts,
but they must also be able to navigate their route
ahead, pace themselves and collaborate with teammates,”
commented Laurence Kuykendall, Community and
Communications Manager for BMW Motorrad USA. “It
also helps to have a sense of humor under adversity,”
Kuykendall added, “because, after all, this is all about
fun, isn’t it?”
Interested BMW GS riders can learn more about the
Adventure Riders Challenge and how they can
participate in the competition to ride (and win) in
Registration forms can be downloaded
here (.pdf format).
In 2008, the high-stakes competition between riders
representing five countries took place in the burning
sands of Tunisia and was won by Team USA members Brad
Hendry (Thornton, CO), Jim Stoddard (Middlegrove, NY),
and Jason Adams (Rosendale, NY) along with journalists
Jimmy Lewis (Dirt Rider), Ryan Dudek (Cycle World), and
photojournalist Jonathan Beck.
The GS owners and journalists represented the United
States in the 1,900-kilometer desert rally, involving 30
participants from five nations, seeking to demonstrate
their skills over challenging terrain on identically
prepared BMW F 800 GS motorcycles.
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