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Last Updated Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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The 27th Annual National Black Dog 2-Day Dualsport and Adventure Ride for 2018 is slated for June 9~10! (plus a short/free, friday-night ride!) $400 cash prize to one lucky, 2-day entrant!

Friday-night riders!  Be SURE you have a way to light up your roll chart holder (Here's one way), plus have your headlight aimed properly! Or go big and get a set of Trail-Tech helmet lights! Be sure and bring your guitar, harmonica, jug or whatever and join the campfire party in the evening!



Dualsport Definition: a street-legal, on/off-road motorbike capable of traversing trails or tarmac and everything in between.


Adventure Definition: a larger, street-legal, on/off-road motorbike (or sidecar) capable of extended trips traversing dirt or gravel roads along with tarmac.

Course descriptions for our events    Note: this is assuming dry weather conditions.  Inclement weather or fire danger will dictate probably running only B or C courses, so as not to damage trails.  Letter designations are in key with typical AMA enduro class descriptions.

AA: VERY DIFFICULT [extremely advanced] -  sophisticated and complex trails that are only passable by a real dirt bike. Extreme uphills/downhills and trials-like sections, which require lower gearing.  Aggressive knobbies required. 
A: DIFFICULT [advanced] - plenty of challenging trail that requires advanced trail techniques.  Aggressive knobbies highly suggested. 
B: MODERATE [normal] - moderate or mild trail skills required.  Larger single-cylinder or two-up bikes should easily traverse these  sections.  Generally passable by an advanced Jeep/driver combo.  Regular dualsport tires are acceptable.
C: EASY [very easy] - practically no trail.  Mostly gravel road. Passable by large 2-cylinder bikes, two-up,  sidecars or most any 4-wheel drive.  Regular dualsport tires are acceptable.

Here's a helpful check-off list of things to do before showing up for this event:

  • Bring a gas can with gas to store in your truck, for some spare!
  • Mount a rollchart holder on left side of your handlebars and bring Scotch tape!.
  • Post your rider number on the front of your bike. Confirm number by clicking on "List Of Entries Thus Far" at top of this page. If you didn't pre-enter, your number will be assigned at event.
  • Bring raingear (This is Oregon, so you never know!).
  • Make sure you have your state's current OHV sticker installed.
  • Pack a good assortment of tools in your fanny pack for unforeseen trail repairs. Also put a few dollars in your fanny pack for the gas stop at lunch.
  • Be sure to carry items to repair a flat tire.
  • Pack camping gear/food accordingly, if overnighting.
  • Be sure your spark arrestor/muffler is QUIET! Loud bikes - stay home!
  • Do that maintenance on your bike that you keep putting off: check nuts/bolts, oil, air filter, tires, chain...
  • How do you plan on seeing your rollchart on the night ride? Be creative!

NOTE: we will not have the ability to process credit cards at the event's signup, so remember to have cash or a check! And don't worry if you think we're full - we've never turned anyone away yet, so show up!  Also, no more pre-entries accepted beginning June 1 - post entries only after!

NOTE1: Wonder why the Black Dog is NOT on AMA's national listing this year? Because they are now requiring ALL entries be AMA members. We wholeheartedly support the AMA (we are a lifetime membership!), but realize that there are many of you riders that cannot afford the membership, hence we are not on the AMA listing, however we STILL will have a national-caliber event!


Location: Hood River, Oregon, Start/finish, camping and staging area: Hood River Co. Fairgrounds

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