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Cambridge Sprint Enduro Minnesota 300 Adventure Ride Mora Enduro TT Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

Cambridge Sprint Enduro

We are excited to offer the first Sprint Enduro in District 23! Simply put, Sprint Enduro is individual off-road motorcycle racing, against the clock. May 7, 2017!

TWO ISDE STYLE SPECIAL TESTS
ONE CENTRAL START / FINISH AREA
NO CONFUSING TIME KEEPING
LOWEST TOTAL TIME WINS

Picture grass track combined with some great trails, and you holding it wide open for 6-10 minutes trying to do a lap as quick as possible. This is an Enduro, so you're racing against the clock, not head-to-head against other riders.

Minnesota 300 Adventure Ride

The Minnesota 300 is a two day adventure ride through the Walker/Leech Lake area in northern Minnesota September 30 & October 1, 2017. The route consists of two loops, each approximately 150 miles each. The loops begin and end at the Norther Lights Casino and utilize many forest roads, snowmobile and ATV trails in the area.

On-line REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/16/2017 or when 100 riders have registered.

Mora Enduro

The Norsemen Motorcycle Club has been sponsoring the Mora Enduro in the Snake River State Forest for over 50 years! This Enduro is the only time you can ride the trails in this forest, don't miss it! June 18, 2017 for the Main Enduro and a Family Enduro June 17, 2017 paying Youth Cross Country Series points.

Cambridge TT

The Norsemen MC is proud to host 2 TT events at our property in Cambridge, MN. Mark your calendar June 17 and June 18, 2017. A TT is a similar type of race to Dirt Track, but differs from a regular flat track event by including a right turn and a jump. The goal is simple, be the first rider to the checked flag on the last lap!

Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

This Hare Scrambles is held at the Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area in Dresser, WI. The course includes a woods course and  moto track. Don't miss out on the fun July 16, 2017!

Trollhaugen Memorial Race Track in Dresser, WI will be rocked for this legendary, once a year spectacle! The infamous Area 51 will give riders thrills and chills as they try to conquer the hills at the Troll. Four races for riders of every age, size and ability.

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ARMCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Reschke

When I first heard of this Lifetime Achievement Award that Mike Quinn and District 23 wanted to present to my dad for 45 continuous years of competition and contribution, I of course was very proud of his accomplishment. My dad's passion for riding and racing began in the 70's when I was just a young child. His dedication and drive for the sport earned him many awards and state championships over the years which continues to happen today.

The painting that was awarded to him at the banquet showcases his trip to the ISDE in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is very proud to have been part of Team USA and earned a bronze medal. I know that his healthy lifestyle and his lifetime commitment to fitness has played a large role in his success and longevity in this very physically demanding sport. Ever since I can remember, he has committed himself to the hard work of putting on events. His work ethic puts us all to shame. Even to this day, you will see him swinging a machete in the woods to build that perfect new trail. Old school all the way! How many 70 year old grandpa's can say that they get to ride and race with their grandchildren? This guy does! Myself, growing up in my dad's shadow taught me that determination, mental toughness and fitness builds you as a rider; that never stop, never give up attitude. He has always been my role model and I have loved every minute of chasing him on the track or trail. This Lifetime Achievement is all yours. You deserve it Dad!


Are you ready for a Sprint Enduro?

We are excited to offer the first Sprint Enduro in District 23! Simply put, Sprint Enduro is individual off-road motorcycle racing, against the clock.

TWO ISDE STYLE SPECIAL TESTS

ONE CENTRAL START / FINISH AREA

NO CONFUSING TIME KEEPING

LOWEST TOTAL TIME WINS

What is a Sprint Enduro?

Picture the sweetest, best flowing grass track combined with some great trails, and you holding it wide open for 6-10 minutes around the track trying to do a lap as quick as possible. This is an Enduro, so you're racing against the clock, not head-to-head against other riders.

Go to the Cambridge Sprint Enduro page for all the information.


Where D23 ARMCA Began

Dale Greenwald started AMA District 23

Dale & Louisa Greenwald

My husband and I, both from Mora, MN, married right out of high school in the late 50's, and my husband was a motorcycle nut. So, there was no doubt that it would be a big part of our life. He was the original Fonzie, wore his hair slicked back with a duck tail, and rode a Harley. Along with that he had a passion to compete and be a part of a bigger organization. In the early days, he would ride to the event, take off the lights and put on a number plate, ride the event, put everything back on and ride home. Life and kids changed us a bit and we started driving to the events with the bike in the back of a van, so the children and I could come along, as the children got older I started working at the events, most of the wifes helped if we could.

During the 60's, clubs from Brainerd, Mankato, Rochester and others around the State were putting on the Hill climbs, TT's, Flat Tracks, Scrambles, and Enduros. My first Enduro that I worked, I was pregnant with Rex, he didn't have a chance of not being involved in motorcycles. It was not until the early 70's that Motocross moved into Minnesota. We attended as many events as we could.

We joined and continue to be members of the Norsemen Motorcycle Club which was founded in 1961. In the 60's our club sanctioned and put on all the different AMA events we could. In the early 70's, after the club bought a 40-acre piece of land right north of Highway 95 on Highway 47 west of Cambridge. We built what we still feel is the best TT track in Minnesota and then in 1972 built our motocross track. We sanctioned and worked many motocross events along with all the other events we did. So many great people were involved and all the members put in many hours at the motocross events, but we still had a fun time.

But Dale and a few others wanted to figure out how the AMA worked, so in the fall of 1969, Dale, then 30 years old, became the first Minnesota AMA Congressman, jumped into his new Chevrolet El Camino along with his good buddy Ron Schmidt (20 years old at the time) and made the 800 plus mile trip to Columbus, Ohio to the AMA for the Congress meeting. During the meetings, Dale began to understand that the AMA was growing and, more importantly, that each geographic location had different issues. Out east where the population is denser, there were many motorcycle enthusiasts, the AMA had already started building local AMA Districts as the sport of motorcycling was growing in the USA. During this natural progression, it was time for the AMA to build out with District leadership and organization. Dale knew it was time for Minnesota to get in the game and put together plans for an AMA District in Minnesota.

As usual, it was over a beer at the bar at the hotel after the meetings when Dale and Ron struck up a conversation with a man named Harley Phillips from Pennsylvania. Harley was one of the leaders of their District in Pennsylvania and Dale asked if he would send him a copy of their By-laws and organizational information. That is how bikers work, we work together with a common bond to help each other along with having some fun.

Weeks later the information arrived, with a few people right in our kitchen in our little house in Robbinsdale, MN, Dale and Dick Bielke, his wife and myself, wrote up the By-Laws, started the first set of District 23 membership cards, and the District was born. District 23 is part of the larger community of the AMA with the same basic goals besides helping and giving us rules and the ability to participate in sanctioned events, it makes us all part of a community of motorcycle enthusiasts who are passionate about our sport, and work to support and promote it. The conversation around our kitchen table was all about fair play, helping each other, being organized and having fun.

Over time and during all this along with raising our family, building a machine shop business, Dale has been involved in many organizations in our community. But, he has alway maintained his love of motorcycling. He continued to make at least 30 more trips to the AMA congress with other fine prople from Minnesota and is very proud of District 23 and its leadership and direction. Dale was at the December 2016 District 23 sanction meeting and the representative from the AMA recognized District 23 (ARMCA) as one of the finest Districts in the AMA.

AS DALE WOULD SAY - IT'S BEEN QUITE A RIDE!!


D23 ARMCA Off-Road Rule Changes

ARMCA AMA District 23 held their annual meetin December 17 and the following rule changes wer accepted for the 2017 season.

D23 ARMCA Enduro/Hare Scrambles Rule Changes
  1. Section H: Enduro Volunteer Bonus Points & Section G: Hare Scrambles Volunteer Bonus Points

    There is a difference in Amateur & Youth Volunteer requirements. To earn Volunteer points in both an Amateur and a Youth class, the rider must meet the Volunteer requirements for the Amateur class. Applies for both Enduro and Hare Scrambles.

    Author: Mike Zappa
    Passed 7 to 5

  2. Section B: Rider Classification/Advancement

    Add Class to Hare Scrambles: Sportsman 2, runs the A/B course, non-championship & non-points class. In addition add a "1" to the currently implemented Sportsman class.

    Author: Paul Otto
    Failed 15 to 12

  3. Section H: Volunteer Bonus Points

    District 23 awards Bonus Points for volunteering in Enduro and Hare Scrambles events. To qualify a rider must volunteer 24 hours (or as needed per promoter/club) in addition to the day(s) of the event. Up to half of the required hours (50%) securing permission for land use, preparing promotional materials, etc. Up to half of the required hours (50%) of volunteer activity can also include time spent up to two weeks after the event doing such things as removing course markers and repairing trails.

    Author James Artman
    Failed 30 to 13

  4. Section B: Amateur Rider Classification

    Change all Enduro classes to match current 2016 Hare Scrambles classes

    Author: Jay Waalen
    Passed 22 to 9

  5. Section G: Year End Award Eligibility

    To be elgible for year end awards (not including youth class racers) a racer must be a member of a District 23 club promoting competition events, and volunteer at a D23 orr-road race. District 23 club representatives must provide a list of club members that have fulfilled their eligibility for year end awards to the D23 points keeper 20 days after their meet.

    Author: Jay Waalen
    Failed 28 to 11

  6. Section H: Volunteer Bonus Points

    District 23 awards bonus points for volunteering at Enduro and Hare Scrambles events. When calculating class standings, the racer will receive bonus points equivalent to a first place finish plus 5 points for working an event. A D23 club that sanctions competition events for the same year can offer board members volunteer bonus points for that member (ie: not spouces or their children).

    Author: Jay Waalen
    Passed Unanimously

  7. Section K: Hare Scrambles Classes

    Remove Section K completely: Enduro results may be combined with Hare Scrambles results to determine year-end awards winners and will include AA riders with approval from the Board prior to the start of the season.

    Author: Jay Waalen
    Passed Unanimously

D23 ARMCA Flat Track Rule Changes
  1. Article VI, Section B, Flat Track Quad Classes Amateur & Semi Pro

    Add: Quad Open 200/400 (up to 200 cc 2-stroke or 400 cc 4-stroke)

    Author: Brad Schroeder
    Passed 12 to 3

  2. Section A-C Flat Track Motorcycle Displacement Classes

    Combine 450 Semi Pro and Open Semi Pro and re-title Pro/Expert

    Author: Rich Delak
    Passed Unanimously

  3. Section A/C Flat Track Motorcycle Displacement Classes

    Eliminate 40+ (there will be a 30+ and 50+)

    Author: Rich Delak
    Passed 15 to 8

  4. Section A/C Flat Track Motorcycle Displacement Classes

    Eliminate 600 cc Vintage A Amateur, combine them into Open Twin A Amateur

    Author: Rich Delak
    Pulled by Author

  5. Section B, Flat Track Quad Classes Amateur and Semi Pro

    Add a Quad Knobby Class (91 cc Open, age 16+) no sway bar, no lowering kits.

    Author: Mark Olson
    Passed 11 to 6


AMA offers a Card to save you time and effort

For some time now, the AMA has offered to both minors and adult racers the Annual Release Verification Card. This allows the adult racer to skip the multi forms at sign up. It allows all minor racers the opportunity to skip the two sided Minor Release which requires the presence of BOTH parents at sign-up as well.

The card is free, and is issued when the Competition Membership card has either been purchased or renewed for the entire racing year. The form requires notarization of some signatures. Most banks offer notary services for free or a nominal fee.

**Be sure to print the form in color, some of the wording is printed in RED and the AMA requires that and will not accept black & white. If you cannot print in color, please call AMA Organizer Services at 614-856-1900 and request an original color form be set to you via U.S. mail.



Google Calendar

Check out the Google calendar for all the D23 Off-Road events. You can save it to your calendar, get directions to events and trail boss contact information all in one place.


AMA 2016 Rule Book Addition

REASON: Adding a new type of Enduro for promoters with limited space.

Chapter K; Section 2.3

K. Sprint Enduro

  1. A Sprint Enduro follows the rules for Enduro's with the following exceptions:
    • There is a time limit to complete the required test section or tests.
    • Test sections will be 2-7 miles in length and may consist of various terrain including woods, motocross, man-made obsticles, grass tracks, and other off-road terrain.
    • All loops must be ran in consecutive section order.
  2. Riders will be informed on the number of sections or tests that they must complete in the allowed time.
  3. The riders test times will be recorded at the end of each test section, in minutes and seconds and at the end of the event all test scores will be totaled up and the lowest score wins.
  4. In the event of a tie, the tied riders last test score will break the tie. If there is still a tie, the first rider with better time in the next preceding test wins.

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