Dual Sport Adventure Ride

Sanctioned through AMA District 23

Don't miss this NEW great adventure!

Dual Sport is a type of motorcycle riding which is a mix of private & forest service roadsand off road trails connected with the use of roads. Dual Sports are suitable for those who desire to develop skills without the pressure to keep-up with the pack. Trails range from two track, gravel, minimal pavement, and single track sections.

Lucky Bastard Dual Sport Mora Enduro Trollhaugen Hare Scrambles

Lucky Bastard Dual Sport

Dual Sport is a type of motorcycle riding which is a mix of private & forest service roadsand off road trails connected with the use of roads. Dual Sports are suitable for those who desire to develop skills without the pressure to keep-up with the pack. Trails range from two track, gravel, minimal pavement, and single track sections.

Event Date: October 6, 2024

Coming soon

Mora Enduro

The Norsemen Motorcycle Club has been sponsoring the Mora Enduro in the Snake River State Forest for over 65 years! This Enduro is the only time you can ride the trails in this forest, don't miss it! July 21, 2024 for the Main Enduro and a Youth Enduro July 20, 2024 paying Youth Cross Country Series points.

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 June 30, 2024!

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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Lucky Bastard Dual Sport

** 1st Annual **

October 6, 2024

Don't miss this great Dual Sport Ride!

Starting and ending in Moose Lake, MN at the Red Fox Campgrounds. This is an all new ride for 2024, layout is focused on dual sport with multiple optional "hero" loops on private land, so ADV bike can also have a blast by-passing the hero sections. The dual sport loop will be 100+ miles of road and trail through the beautiful countryside between Moose Lake and McGrath with an additional ADV route of 50-70 miles to the north of Mille Lacs Lake. We are trying to limit the ride to more trail than road, using private property two track and single-track trail of gracious landowners who have allowed us the use of their woods and fields for the day. Lunch will be provided about the 40-50 mile mark which will also be the gas stop. Any licensed rider on a street legal dirt bike is welcome but will need a headlight, tail/brake light, licensed plate mounted on the fender (not on a backpack) Minnesota does not require blinkers. The event is one day with discounted camping available on Friday and Saturday nights, there are limited sites with full hook-ups with plenty of camping sites as well. Sound check is performed Friday night and Saturday morning. All bikes must pass the 96bd or lower test to ride. All registrants must be ACTIVE AMA members.

Make sure to mark your calendar October 6, 2024!


Start and finish at Red Fox Campground
1000 Park Place Drive
Moose Lake, MN 55767

Event Details:

  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sign-in and sound testing
  • 8:00 a.m. Riders meeting
  • 8:20 a.m. First bikes out
  • 9:00 a.m. Last bikes out
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on the trail
  • 4:00 p.m. Most will be done and back to the Campground

Saturday evening sign-in and sound test is also available.

Event Requirements:

  • Motorcycles Dual Sport Bikes should be on-road and off-road capable.
  • Motorcycles MUST be street legal, registered and plated.
  • Rider must possess a valid driver's license and AMA membership.
  • Motorcycles MUST meet 96db noise limit testing. This is the standard currently used at all the AMA sanctioned dual sport rides in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • If it's loud, leave it at home.
  • The ride will consist of various off-road sections and loops tied together by scenic, fun gravel and paved roads. "Adventure" type bikes will be more than capable of the main loop.
  • Off-road portions are designed to be fun for a variety of skill levels and will be a mix of two-track and single-track.
  • We STRONGLY recommend if you intend to hit some hero sections you have full knobby tires mounted for this ride.
  • We STRONGLY recommend that your bike is under 400 lbs. for the hero sections, but if you're feeling manly on your new 890 feel free to show your skills.
  • Lunch on the trail is included.
  • GPS Tracks provided three days prior to contain latest route changes. No roll charts provided.
  • A sweet commemorative shirt is also included with your entry, select size when you sign up.
  • Net proceeds are donated to the McGrath First Responders (see below)

Event Fees:

Coming soon

Event Includes:

  • GPS Tracks
  • T-Shirt
  • Lunch
  • Dual Sport & ADV Routes
  • Gas Trailer
  • Support and Truck/Trailer with tubes, oils and limited repair parts

Event Registration:

Coming soon

Limited to the first 200

McGrath First Responders:

The First Responders from McGrath got their start in the late 60's when some decided to take CPR and first aid classes. Originally first responders were just one group, managed by the county. In the early 90's, this part of EMS in a rural area became very large for the county to manage, so there were service areas created by the sheriff and individual groups were created based on the service area.

There were eight people involved in the beginning for the McGrath Area, and now they have 14 members listed on their roster. They are always looking for people to join their ranks and serve their community. There is a lot of experience that comes with our small group, there are still a few originals active with our group, some have second generations that have followed in their footsteps.

The First Responders have kept up with technology and now carry a 2-way radio instead of a pager. The 911 call for help goes into the county sheriff's dispatch center and then the dispatcher sends a radio page with the information and a text message to the responders when there is a call for service. The number of people who respond relates to where the emergency is located. "It can be 10 or one," Schoenrock said.

McGrath's service area is very unique, it is 30 miles from 5 hospitals from almost any address in the county, it is served by 2 different ambulance services, both approximately 20 miles away from an address in the McGrath area. First responders can gauge a response time to a call based on where they are located in comparison to the address of the emergency. If it is over 10 minutes away, most likely the ambulance will arrive before they do, so one responder may not respond but others that live closer will. The situation could possibly be over, and victims removed from the scene by the time they would arrive if they are too far away. But on occasion, if extra hands are needed for whatever reason, responders will continue to respond regardless of distance traveled to get there.

Members receive an initial 60 hours of education to qualify to be a first responder. After that they are required to attend 16 hours of renewal education every two years. The McGrath First Responders contract with an instructor from the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. That organization accredits the First Responders and verifies current credentials when necessary.

Our eight local townships we serve are generous with the first responders, Mensing said. The equipment and education they need are paid for with donations they receive from the townships and a pancake breakfast they put on each year.

First responders donate their time and transportation costs to and from a call. We are a volunteer orginazation and do not get any monetary gain out of responding to an emergency. The first responders respond to people's homes, to motor vehicle accidents, we get called to go into the woods to help people who are off the beaten track. Our summer season has gotten a little busier in recent years with the new ATV trails, but we all love the experience and adventure that comes with responding to an emergency. Being a first responder isn't for everybody, we do see some terrible things from time to time, but if we can make a difference in the victims' outcome from their unfortunate event, it is well worth our time and efforts.

"When we started, we just had Band-Aids," Schoenrock said. We now have AED's, Oxygen and some basic extraction equipment. With improvements in technology and new or different crises that we are witnessing, our training has become increasingly challenging and the tools we carry are changing and there is an increase in what we carry with us. Everyone carries an equipment bag with them loaded and ready to go on a moment's notice.

McGrath Area First Responders is a small group with big hearts and a large sense of community. We cover a pretty large service area and for those residents that have needed help in a trying time, we are more than strangers, we become neighbors.

- Jacquie Honstrom
McGrath Area First Responders Training Officer/Treasurer

Preface of the Lucky Bastard name:

Everyone has one or two buddies that are always up to go riding. If it's nice out and the trails are clean and dirt is prime, calling in sick to hit the trails isn't out of the question on special days. In the forty-some years I've been riding off-road with my "go to" riding bud has changed quite a few times. Early on it was marriage, then kids, and now illness and death. We are darn lucky to be able to stay active, do what we love and roost our best friends.

We are "Lucky Bastards"

**This is a rain or shine event**

Our Refund Policy

No refunds within three weeks of the event

Event Lodging:

Camping available at the Red Fox Campground and RV Park


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