KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally to Descend on South Dakota

The 19th annual KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally will take place in Deadwood, South Dakota, Oct. 10-13, 2024.

KTM North America Inc. is preparing for its 19th annual KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally, Oct. 10-13, 2024, in Deadwood, South Dakota, where like-minded adventurers will have the opportunity to participate in the historic KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally event together and enjoy the ultimate READY TO RACE experience.

Registrations are now open, and adventurers won’t want to miss this chance to ride with like-minded KTM thrill seekers. Based out of The Lodge at Deadwood, the 2024 KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally features exceptional adventure riding with a series of challenges and the opportunity to demo select models from our current street and dual-sport ranges.

Riding in the Deadwood region will largely consist of extensive double-track trails, highlighted by a red dirt/clay with a selection of rocky sections to add to the challenge along the way. Adventure riders will be in their element with seemingly endless snaking turns, mountain climbs and valleys as well. Devils Tower, Spearfish Canyon and the famous Black Hills are just some of the landmarks you’ll be able to tackle throughout the event.

The event kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 10 with a demo day as part of the 2024 KTM STREET DEMO TOUR, followed by Ride Days Oct. 11-12. There will be shorter rides and games that will conclude proceedings on Sunday, Oct. 13. 

Bikes on location will include the following models (subject to change):

  • KTM 890 SMT
  • KTM 990 DUKE
  • KTM 790 DUKE
  • KTM 390 DUKE
  • KTM 690 ENDURO R
  • KTM 690 SMC R
  • KTM 500 EXC-F
  • KTM 350 EXC-F

Routes inclusive of designated loops will be suitable for all rider skill levels, supported by KTM with common places for lunch/gas. The format will once again promote a collective environment for riders to enjoy together, and in the interest of safety and to maximize the enjoyment for participants, adventurers will be placed in groups of two to four people each day. 

Riders can sign up in advance to pre-determine their groups. Otherwise, individuals will be teamed up on-site with a rider/group of the same skill level. In order to navigate the self-guided adventure following GPS tracks provided by KTM, a SPOT, InReach or similar personal locator beacon (PLB) is required for all riders to tap into their inner explorer, “rally” style.

The KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally has been specifically developed for KTM ADVENTURE and ENDURO riders. However, it is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles. Riding Technique and Technical Riding Seminars will be available for participating riders, and a broad mixture of adventure vendors will also be on location.

In addition to having the chance to enjoy the experience with a selection of KTM ADVENTURE ambassadors and athletes throughout the event, including Marvin Musquin, Ryan Dungey and Taylor Robert, participants will receive an event T-shirt and hat, along with a pre-event dinner on Thursday, breakfast Friday through Sunday and an Awards Dinner on Saturday, where riders will be able to recollect the experience and cap-off the orange camaraderie. Positions to the 19th Annual KTM ADVENTURE Rider Rally are strictly limited, and you don’t want to be on the sidelines for this one! Visit the official event page for further information and to register now to secure your place and to join us in Deadwood, South Dakota, from Oct. 10-13, 2024.

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