Columns » Off Road & Dual Sport: Getting Dirty by Russ Townsend

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Russ Townsend has been riding on and off road motorcycles for over 25 years. He has been active in promoting new legislation for OHV users, is a lifetime AMA member, former racer, and current Secretary of the Volunteer Riders dirt-bike club.

  • Dodging Trees in Bybee for the Volunteer Hare Scrambles Published 12/2/2009 at 10:06 a.m. 0 comments

    On Nov. 8, 150 dirt bike racers from around the Southeast gathered in beautiful Bybee, Tenn. for the Volunteer Hare Scrambles, round four of the 14-round SETRA Hare Scramble series. In case you are wondering, Bybee is the community located ...

  • Let’s Help Save Our Off-Road Riding Trails Published 8/27/2009 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments

    In this column I try to look at the positive side and talk about all of the great off-road riding opportunities we still have in East Tennessee. I try not to dwell on what has been lost over the years. ...

  • True Adventures Published 5/27/2009 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Sometimes you go to an event and you just know you’re going to have a great time. Well, this was one of those days. The first day of the Slate Creek Adventure ride (April 18-19) was one of those times ...

  • Yes, the Kid's Dirt Bike/ATV Ban is Real Published 4/24/2009 at 4:06 p.m. 0 comments

    You can thank our lead paint-loving friends in China for this one. It is now illegal to sell a kid’s dirt bike or ATV in America. Effective Feb. 10, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) was ...

  • Dirty Politics Published 3/23/2009 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments

    The vast majority of people who ride off road, either motorcycles or ATVs, are pretty much in the dark when it comes to what goes on behind the scenes with regards to politics and how it affects where you can ...

  • The King Daddy of All Riding Areas Published 3/12/2009 at 4:28 p.m. 0 comments

    This one’s for all the new off-road riders, or riders new to this area, because I don’t think there is anyone around here who doesn’t already know about Coal Creek/Windrock Mountain. For those of you who don’t, let me tell ...

  • Your Guide to Exploring East Tennessee’s Dirt Published 2/19/2009 at 3:07 p.m. 0 comments

    If you ride off the pavement as well as on it, and you’re interested in all types of off-road motorcycle riding, this will be the column for you. Getting Dirty is geared to those of us who have to wash ...

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