Valley Cycle Park- 1975. Dave Kolbe with the holeshot on his Can-Am leading Revells Evan Marcus,CH Industries Mike Pillar, Al Baker’s Jeff Blix, Kolbe’s Jim Hale in the125 Expert first turn at Valley Cycle Park circa 1975. Photo by the infamous Mark Kiel.


Valley Cycle Park in Moorpark, California in the late 70’s.


Valley Cycle Park, 2017.


Toth Tops Kenda Tough Like RORR Intense Off-road Race Am Pro Yamaha’s Josh Toth beat out 50 of America’s top extreme racers in one of the toughest off-road races in the country to claim an impressive victory this weekend at the third annual Kenda Tough Like RORR Intense Off-road Race held near Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. Held in an active mining pit south of Tamaqua, Tough Like RORR is designed to test the skills of the best off-road racers on the planet. And, after two days of intense racing, Toth came away with not only a remarkable victory but a also a check for $4000 after outdistancing KR4 Husqvarna’s Grant Baylor by four minutes and eighteen seconds in Sunday’s nearly three-hour finale. Two races on Saturday and one race on Sunday morning serve as a prelude to the $12,000 Tough Like RORR finale held on Sunday afternoon where only the 50 fastest riders from the morning race qualify to participate on the 12-mile course that features numerous rock fields, vertical climbs, and treacherous downhills with names like “Sickness”, “Stairway to Heaven”, “Cruella da Hill”, and “Land of Confusion”. Organized by the Reading Off Road Riders, Tough Like RORR is unique in that each of the four races represents a different format. One race has an enduro start with five riders starting every minute, two of the races are hare scrambles format, while the Tough Like RORR race features a GNCC-style dead-engine start leading into a two-and-a-half-lap race over the most intense terrain eastern Pennsylvania has to offer. 1. Josh Toth (Yam) 2:43:22 2. Grant Baylor (Hsq) 2:47:40 3. Jordan Ashburn (Bet) 2:47:48 4. Nick Davis (Bet) 2:55:22 5. Jesse Groemm (KTM) 2:56:22 6. Ben Kelley (KTM) 3:00:21 7. Jarrett Mohn (KTM) 3:15:18 8. Nick Fahringer (Shr) 3:21:24 9. Corey Buttrick (KTM) 3:24:57 10. Stephen Edmondson (KTM) 3:31:43




The U.S. Trade Commission is continuing its’ attack on our rights as riders by refusing to remove motorcycles from the list of proposed import tariffs. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee that he is “sympathetic” to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, but he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a proposed import tariff while negotiations continue in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef imports.

Tell Lighthizer we need action, not sympathy! If these regulations are passed we not only stand to lose jobs, but also our way of life and the freedom to choose which motorcycle we want to ride.

Some background on the issue: The United States has proposed a tariff on the import of European motorcycles between 50-500cc engine sizes. The proposed tariff is in retaliation against the European Union’s policy on beef from the United States. The dispute is based completely in the agricultural industry and it is beyond wrong to impose penalties on the completely unrelated motocycle industry! The proposed tariff amount is 100%; this would effectively double the price of any European motorcycles and put them out of reach of the vast majority in our sport.

Here’s how you can help! To submit your opposition to this tariff please click the following link:Submit Your Opposition! It will only take a minute of your time to fill out and can make all the difference.

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Sincerely, Staff & Crew







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2017 Honda CRF450R/RX. This all new package consists of their high-compression piston kit, camshaft and valve springs. Each part has been designed and tested to complement each other for significant engine performance gain at all RPM levels. The kit sells for $1170.00



NiteRider Releases Pro ADV 3600 Light Set High-quality auxiliary lighting for adventure bikes. An ADV-specific product, the ADV 3600 Set comprises a pair of dual-beam CREE™ LED units that emit a combined 7200 lumens, resulting in a massive enhancement in visibility, greatly improving the ride experience on the highway or trail. Venting and cooling fins are incorporated into the heads, and multiple light levels are possible, including high and low beams and a daylight safety flash. Installation is straightforward, with black hard-anodized, machined-aluminum mounts and three plastic shims of varying thicknesses, and the lamps can be aimed in any direction. NiteRider also offers a version with a 1-inch ball for RAM mounting. Each package includes a well-thought-out wiring harness with handlebar-mounted remote switch and gold-plated, military-spec connectors. All cables feature high-quality rubber jackets that remain flexible even in very cold conditions. Price $599.99








Racing the Black Coal National enduro in Indiana. The bike was the first of the white Husky’s, a 1983 WR250. As you can see from the lack of hand guards, they had not become a staple in the tight enduro world. I would have killed for them as the last section of this race about tore the fingers off my gloves! It was tight and tough. Typically, I started really slow trying to find a rhythm on the new Husky. The bike had started to morph form the ’81/82 version which I flat loved. They were fighting against the single shock movement, and had laid down and lengthened the rear Ohlins ITC dampers. The fork received new internals and never seemed quite as versatile as the 40mm fork from the prior year.


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