February 5th, 2014 —
The AMA Office will be closed today due to inclement weather and treacherous road conditions in Central Ohio.

ISDE: Support the Team

It takes lots of money, volunteers and timing. It takes a huge amount of funds to move 34 riders and their bikes and gear around the world. The AMA will spend $12,000 just on gasoline for the bikes during the competition, and more than $1,500 on food and water for the riders at the checkpoints and at Parc Ferme at the end of the day. Volunteers make up the team of workers that staff the multiple checkpoints on the course, starting line work area, and Parc Ferme.

Many thanks go out to the more than 60 volunteer workers who pay their own way and brave the elements to support our riders. As with anything of this magnitude, timing is critical in dealing with multiple deadlines for entries, customs export and shipping. We are basically moving a small town around the globe. The residents of that town just happen to be some of the best off-road racers on the planet.

The riders themselves also spend a lot of their own money to compete at the ISDE. Many hold fundraisers and sell ISDE-themed gear to offset the considerable costs. If you have an opportunity to attend one of these fundraisers, please do so. It ultimately helps bring international recognition to the U.S. off-road community.

For information about helping out the support crew, please contact the AMA's Chuck Weir. Many fans also helped support the effort by buying an official ISDE shirt, which are now sold out for 2015. The AMA extends a huge thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt!

However you help, thanks for riding along!

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