Welcome to a “Minne” Adventure!

April 30, 2012

TMATThis site is dedicated to promoting Dual Sport and Adventure motorcycle riding in Minnesota. We are blessed with an abundance and diversity of natural resources that make Minnesota a prime location for long distance on and off-road touring. Here you will find information on the Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail (TMAT) as news and articles.  The TMAT is over 1200 miles long and stretches across Minnesota.   Subscribe to the blog to keep up on trail updates and other Minnesota riding events. You can also become a member of our MEETUP group to get info on rides and events in Minnesota.

2012 Events

April 30, 2012

4/28 Tech Day TC Dualsport group, Shoreview MN

5/12 Pine Barrens ride, led Streeter, Meet @ Freedom Gas Station in shoreview Hwy 96/61 @ 8:45-9:00AM.

5/? Sandrock ride ?????

5/18-20  North Central MN Ride, Akeley

5/19 North Metro Afternoon Dual-Sport ride

Memorial Day! – Spring “Gathering of the Misfits”, Huntersville

6/1-3 Hiawatha BMW Rally, Money Creek MN

6/9 Chris “Teach” McNeil at Leo’s South, two shows: http://www.LeosSouth.com

6/24 North Metro Afternoon Dual-Sport ride

7/19 Leo’s South URAL meetup at 5:30 ride from store to “Moscow on the Hill” 371 Selby Avenue St. Paul.

9/8-9/9 Theilman Trail Ride by Golden Eagles club

9/9 MSBA Dual Sport ride near Ellsworth, WI. Email allonm55344(at sign)yahoo.com

9/29 Norseman Dual Sport ride in Danbury. WI

9/29 Big Woods 200 in Wabeno WI

10/5 Misfits ride near Park Rapids. eMail fdr1371(AT SIGN)hotmail.com

10/6 North Metro Afternoon Dual-Sport Ride

Also…Random meetups in the Arrowhead area

This post is now a sticky. If you know of an event that should be listed here use the “Contact Us” link on the top.       More to come…

Tech Day 2012

April 28, 2012

A big thanks to Paul for hosting this year’s Tech Day for the TC Dual Sport group.  It was cold, wet, and windy but a good number of riders showed up anyways.  There was not a lot of wrenching going on, but there was a lot of gawking at farkles, gabbing, and good camaraderie. Check out the photos below.


Follow a local rider’s trip to Alaska

April 27, 2012

For a good read make sure and subscribe to Chris Luhman’s blog.  He is heading off on a ride to Alaska, then San Diego, and back on a SV650.  He is a great blogger and rider so I expect a great series of stories from him.  Enjoy!

Reminder: TC Dualsports “Tech Day” on Saturday

April 27, 2012

For all you riders in the metro area this is a reminder that the Twin Cities Dual Sports yahoo group is holding their yearly “Tech Day” on Saturday in Shoreview. See our events calendar for more info.  You will need to email to get the address and/or details.  It looks to be a cold morning so crank up those heated grips and head on out for some camaraderie with local riders.


Download TMAT GPS files “How To” video

April 17, 2012

Seems like I am on a kick posting all these videos lately, but at least this is one I created myself.  I do get contacted frequently with questions on how to download the TMAT GPS files.  So here is a quick video showing you how to do that as well as a couple other features of the dualsportmaps.com website riders use to host the GPS files. Hope it is helpful.

50 years of kicks

April 12, 2012

Motojournalism.com put together this video about two ~70 year old riders and published it today.  If you need motivation to get out and ride, train, and learn from your elders this video will do it for you.  I enjoyed it very much.  It also makes me want to ride in Canada. Looks like they have some great country there.


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