Part of the AMA National Dual Sport Series incentive plan is an opportunity to win a bike. American Motorcyclist Association member Matteo Mercurio from Murrieta, California, won a 2019 Beta 500RR-S — and all he had to do was ride in the Big Bear Run, a stop on the 2018 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, hosted by Big Bear Trail Riders.
"It's a great event," Mercurio said of the Big Bear Run. "It's very challenging, but they have different tracks for different levels of riders. You don't have to be an expert. It's a great series."
A four-year AMA member, Mercurio has been riding dual sports for the past six years. He also has ridden the LA-Barstow-to-Vegas National Dual Sport, hosted by AMA District 37 Dual Sport.
"My staff and I are very happy once again to make one lucky person an owner of a new Beta," said Beta USA President Tim Pilg. "I hope that this year's winner, Matteo, enjoys his new 500 RR-S! This is our 5th year as the title sponsor of the series and we couldn't be happier for all of the past, present, and future winners."
Thanks to sponsors of the Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series, participants who rode at any of the events in the 2018 series were entered automatically to win prizes from Beta, IMS Products, Kenda and Seat Concepts. Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (ADVMoto), also a sponsor of the series, offers a 20% discount to a subscription of their magazine.
The 2019 AMA National Dual Sport Series’ schedule and detailed information about the events can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Dual-Sport-Riding