After kicking off the season at the Texas Spur Jeep Jamboree just two weeks ago with 147 Jeeps & 285 Jeepers, we’d like to announce our 2011 spring line-up. If you like to plan your backcountry get-a-way at the last minute…then join us next weekend at either the Tennessee Mountains Special 3-Day Jeep Jamboree or the Cajun Jeep Jamboree. On-line registration is currently closed for these events, but you can still register by calling our registration department at (530) 333-4777, ext. 18.

May is a Jeep owner’s paradise with six Jeep Jamboree adventures ranging from the ancient inscriptions and dwellings at the Arch Canyon Jeep Jamboree to the second largest canyon in North America and authentic cowboy cooking at the Palo Duro Jeep Jamboree. Take a look at our upcoming May schedule to see what exciting adventure chooses you!

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce a new title sponsor for the country’s premier riding series for fans of big-bore adventure-touring motorcycles with the 2011 launch of the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series.

Geared toward riders of all brands of adventure-touring motorcycles, the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series includes more than 20 rides in some of the most scenic riding areas in the country. The series’ “High Adventure, No Hassles” approach includes plenty of riding on asphalt, gravel and two-track routes mapped by local experts, the camaraderie of like-minded enthusiasts and a full weekend of activities, including camping and bonfires.

The partnership between the AMA and Yamaha coincides with the manufacturer’s exciting entry into the big-bore adventure touring market with the impressive Super Ténéré, the 1,199cc, rally-inspired motorcycle designed to cover long miles over varied terrain in comfort and style. In fact, thanks to Yamaha, one lucky participant in the 2011 AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Series will win a brand new 2012 Super Ténéré.

“Adventure-touring continues to grow in terms of popularity, and we’re really excited that Yamaha has chosen to partner with the country’s premier adventure-touring series to show off the company’s new Super Ténéré motorcycle, and demonstrate support for the segment and its enthusiastic riders,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Thanks to Yamaha’s efforts, riders in the AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Riding Series will see a real step up in the caliber of our events, which are already on the top tier of adventure-touring rides.”

Yamaha officials noted that the partnership with the AMA is a perfect fit for their company.

“The AMA Yamaha Super Ténéré Adventure Ride Series will expose the Super Ténéré to serious adventure-touring riders around the country,” said David Docktor, Yamaha’s motorcycle marketing manager. “We plan to have a Super Ténéré on each ride, so participants can see first-hand how capable and fun to ride this new machine really is.”

Yamaha’s support of the series will include the Super Ténéré grand prize giveaway bike, prizes from the Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Apparel lines and promotion of the series through local dealers. Finally, Yamaha will also be offering special promotions specifically to owners of its all new Super Ténéré. For full series info, please visit http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Dirt/EventsAndSeries/NationalAdventureRide.aspx.

Ski-Doo has made a big announcement in the snowmobile suspension realm. Noting the doubters of this type of system, Ski-Doo says, “They said a totally rising-rate rear suspension inside the tunnel couldn’t be done. They talk. We innovate.”

Ski-Doo says its new rMotion rear suspension for 2012 MX Z X and MX Z X-RS sleds has the most rising-rate motion ratio ever. Ski-Doo says its the most travel in the industry, has the broadest sweet spot, the easiest adjustment and it delivers great capability and adjustability.