Video courtesy of Ron B
Armenia Dual Sport Pix
The Armenia pictures are up on my website. Can you please share this link for the guys?
2017 event recap
Message from Marvin
“13th Annual Armenia Dual Sport Report
Well riders, you knocked the ball out of the park this year. The final tally and funds raised after expenses was $14,728.38. Church members find that unbelievable that a small country church can raise that amount of money, but I don’t. When the idea started some 13+ years ago, I knew that the dirt bike community was a giving bunch when you combine something they dearly love with a charitable cause.
In speaking for my beloved church, we gratefully appreciate your giving and your donations. Some were quite large and some were small, but one thing for sure is that we know it came from the heart. Our grateful appreciation once again for your participation and giving.
Now to a few notes of interest:
We served breakfast to 115 and BBQ lunch to 208.
Out of 187 riders leaving the starting line, 112 of those were on those Clemson(hehehe).. err…Orange colored bikes otherwise known as KTM.
We had riders from as far away as Tampa, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and even one from Texas with North Carolina having the most representation with 92. High poker hand was won by Richard Goff, low hand was won by Daniel McOrmand.
I’m sure some of you drove home in a blinding rainstorm because it started raining here around 3pm and when it stopped around midnight we had over 5 inches of the liquid stuff. Thankfully it held off until then. God is good.
Once again, thank you so much and God Bless.
Ye Ole Trail Boss
Here is a link to the Armenia write-up, and a bunch of other very informative articles!
The inception of the Armenia Dual Sport dates back to 2005 when the 1st Annual Dual Sport ride was started. Marvin Grant convinced his church membership to allow him to put trail on their property and host a church fundraiser. The 2017 Armenia Dual Sport will be the 13th annual event. Sponsors such as the Blue Ridge Pathfinders, The Family Riders, Blythe Earthworks, Performance Cycle, Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki/Yamaha of Orangeburg, McKinney-Salinas Powersports and Columbia Powersports all contribute to the success of the ride each year.
The ride is limited to 150 participants with quiet street legal bikes. The last few years have been sellouts and is considered by some riders as a reunion ride. Entry fee includes lunch at the halfway point with a full breakfast available ($5) for those that camp or come early. Pre-registrants also get a free t-shirt.
All proceeds go to the Armenia Church for paying off a capital improvement project plus helping with other church programs such as Salkahatchie and others.
The best part some riders say is those yummy desserts, especially homemade banana pudding, at the lunch stop (which is back at the start) made by the church ladies each year. Some riders opt out on the second half with most complaining they are too full to ride.
Y’all come on by, we’d love to have you.
ALL NEW!!! CAROLINA DUAL SPORTERS FORUM!
Here is the spot for your ride reports, questions, compliments and criticisms!