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Speed & Sport Adventures

Speed and Sport Adventures - dirt bike tours

By Mark Mitchell

The participants in the Speed and Sport Adventures 2022 Park City Ride stopped long enough to pose for a group photo.

For the past seven years, former Dirt Rider magazine editors Ken Faught and Mark Kariya have been working on a radical idea. Three years ago,  they finally put the idea into motion and teamed up with some of America's best off-road riders to create what are unquestionably the most-exclusive rides in the most-scenic locations in the country, and they are all guided motorcycle tours. The idea was a winner and the result is the world’s best VIP dual-sport, adventure bike, dirt bike, enduro and off-road tours and events.

In addition to Ken Faught and Mark Kariya the co-founders of Speed & Sport Adventures dirt bike tours are an amazing group of talented professional riders. Legendary names like Destry Abbott, Grant Langston, Cody Webb, Andrew Short, Ryan Sipes, Scott Bright, Kevin Hines, Paul Krause and Matt Buyten!  They have all been around the off-road industry for a long time and each is well respected in their own right for their individual accomplishments. Collectively, they have ridden and won dozens of events and championships from an overall win in the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) to AMA Hare & Hound Championships and AMA National Enduro Series titles.  Not to mention several AMA National Motocross and Supercross Championships and an FIM World Motocross Championship!  Others have competed in the Dakar Rally, raced the Grand National Cross-Country Series, the Baja 500 and the iconic Baja 1000.  The list continues with the longest point-to-point race in the USA from Vegas-to-Reno, three motorcycle land-speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats, a slew of X-Games medals and much more. You won't find a motorcycle tour of any kind anywhere in the world packed with this much riding and industry experience.

The flagship event of Speed and Sport Adventures is a 4-Night/5-day event in Park City, UT but the talented crew also hosts other event throughout the year with two-day events, point-to-point adventure rides, training sessions, boot camps, and much more.

New Speed and Sport Adventures dirt bike tours are in the works and being planned for Idaho, Colorado, Oregon and even Hawaii!  These tours are sure to be full of the same kind of special perks and attention to detail that Speed and Sport Adventures clients are accustomed to. 

The most recent addition to the Speed and Sport Adventures lineup is a 

9-day 1200 mile guided dirt bike ride from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas that is dubbed the Ultimate Baja Adventure.  And rest assured in typical Speed and Sport Adventures style this is no ordinary Baja ride.  Guests are treated to an amazing trip loaded with world-class riding, beautiful sunsets, festive beverages and of course lots of fish tacos!  For the real VIP treatment you can even take a cruise ship down to Ensenada with your significant other, have your bike delivered and start  your trip right off the boat.  Then be prepared to enjoy 7 days of guided  riding on the best trails and routes in Baja, one day of relaxation and then a big celebration in Cabo San Lucas at the end. of the ride.  It is also very easy to add a couple of extra days to the trip and have family or friends join you in Cabo for some more fun in the sun.

In addition to the two-wheel side of the business Speed and Sport Adventures is branching out and expanding to create tours for the four-wheel crowd as well. 

"The success of our Park City and Baja rides have show us that there is a desire for more types of high-end off-road adventures and tours" said Speed and Sport Adventures co-founder Ken Faught.  "We are now expanding our offerings to include guided tours and adventures for the thousands of passionate off-road enthusiasts who prefer to travel on four wheels.  We are also looking to align and partner with like-minded brands and companies that share our vision of growing the overall market for  off-road adventure travel in innovative ways."

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new opportunity to enjoy great trails, amazing scenery, VIP treatment and more all from the cab of your JeepToyota truck, Ford Bronco or other full-size off-road vehicle and bring the family along for the ride!  What a great way to create lasting memories and connections. Other tours being discussed and planned are guided multi-day UTV excursions to some of the best backcountry locations in the USA.

The annual Speed and Sport Adventures Park City ride is the flagship for the company and one of the very best rides in the country, a fully immersive experience that will overwhelm the senses, tantalize the imagination and provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

This is a high-end dual-sport ride covering more than 250 miles of riding and is designed for real off-road riding enthusiasts. The trails are mostly solid B level single track in some of the most beautiful and picturesque settings you will ever encounter so come prepared for some serious fun riding great trails all day before relaxing in comfort and engaging in world-class bench racing at night. Speaking of comfort, the entire ride is based out of an amazing 27,000 SF 4 story private estate situated on 10 acres.  The home itself is a massive ‘log cabin’ with an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a game room, an astonishing 16 bathrooms and room to sleep up to 60 people!

The Park City Tour is the number one off-road motorcycle tour in the United States and one of the top 10 dirt-bike tours in the world for good reason, because it always strives to deliver over and above guest expectations.  Speed and Sport Adventures are constantly updating their schedule with new tours and rides so check out the website  to stay abreast of the latest information on upcoming tours they have planned.

The amazing home base for the Park City Tour is this 27,000 SF private estate on 10 acres that sleeps 60 people!

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