East Coast Enduro Association promotes long schedule of hare scrambles, enduros for East Coast off-roaders
February 28, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The East
Coast Enduro Association's off-road competition season brings a long list of
hare scrambles and enduro competition to AMA members in the eastern United
States. As an AMA Featured Series for 2013, the racing kicks off on March 2-3
in Port Elizabeth, N.J., with the Tri-County Hare Scrambles.
"These are great races with a loyal following that fosters a
family-friendly atmosphere while providing exceptional competition," said
AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Chuck Weir. "Add in the fact that many of
these races boast histories that stretch back decades, and it's a great
The enduro schedule begins with one of the oldest of those races, the Sandy
Lane Enduro, which takes place on March 17 in Greenbank, N.J. The Meteor
Motorcycle Club held the first Sandy Lane Enduro in 1934 as a closed club event
and then as an AMA-sanctioned event in 1935. In 1947, the Sandy Lane was awarded
a 500-mile national sanction.
"The events provide a diverse range of terrain and challenges for riders
of all ages and abilities," said ECEA President Jamie Theurkauf.
"Routes range from the tight sandy trails in South Jersey through the coal
fields of Pennsylvania to exploring the small wonders of Delaware and,
ultimately, winding around New York's scenic Finger Lakes region.
"The ECEA has something for everyone -- classes ranging from peewees to
those over the age of 70 -- beginners to pros," said Theurkauf.
Theurkauf added that the enduro schedule includes both traditional time-keeping
events and start control formats. The 13 hare scrambles on the calendar feature
head-to-head racing across a wide variety of courses.
"The ECEA invites riders to come out and experience the greatest off-road
riding events available, presented to you by the hardest working clubs in the
East," Theurkauf said.
A dozen more two-day races round out the hare scrambles calendar, while the
Sandy Lane is followed by a long list of impressive enduro events -- 18 more in
all -- running through the Nov. 24 Pine Hill Enduro in New Lisbon, N.J. The
full ECEA off-road competition and dual-sport schedule can be found at www.ecea.org.