A trail ride is a non-competition off-road event where riders follow established trails through the woods and other mostly-natural terrain. The course usually consists of varying levels of difficulty and many loops or decision points. During a trail ride event, the course is open during a predetermined number of days and times, during which riders are free to ride the trails as they please. Generally, trail rides are open to riders of all ages, on motorcycles and ATVs.
These casual events are wonderful opportunities for families and friends to go out and ride together as a group, and enjoy the sport of off-road motorcycling in it’s purest, most basic form. Families and other groups will frequently make a whole day or weekend of such events, having picnics and camping out and generally having a blast enjoying the great outdoors. Trail rides are great for making new friends, finding new riding buddies, and just enjoying the camaraderie and sense of community. Since most off-road motorcycle owners don’t necessarily compete in any organized forms of racing, and also because all competitive riders also enjoy a good day of fun out in the woods, trail riding is really at the core of everything off-road motorcycling is about. ARMCA is proud to assist in the support and promotion of organized trail riding and the clubs and promoters that make it happen.