A brand new dual-sport touring company comes into the picture, led by big names
Speed ââ& Sport Adventures plans to bring a bit of luxury to the dual sport scene with its VIP-led tours.
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE ALL-NEW DUAL-SPORT TOUR DE SPEED & SPORT ADVENTURES COMPANY
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII – MARCH 19, 2021 – A group of longtime insiders well known to the motorcycle industry have formed a new company called Speed ââ& Sport Adventure, LLC which will specialize in high-end dual-sport rides. The company will focus on providing celebrity-led VIP-style tours with some of the biggest names in the motocross, supercross, off-road and road racing communities. The team is led and owned by Jennifer Emig (CEO), Ken Faught (President), Mark Kariya (VP Special Events), Destry Abbott (off-road legend), Grant Langston (former AMA / FIM motocross champion turned commentator TV), Vanessa Doleshal (VP Marketing), Andrew Short (former AMA Supercross & Motocross star turned rally driver), Ryan Sipes (first American to win the ISDE), Colin Edwards (2-time Superbike World Champion / MotoGP hero) Cody Webb (EnduroCross champion), Matt Buyten (X-Games gold medalist), Paul Krause (desert legend), Kevin Hines (AMA national enduro champion), Scott Bright ( rally and enduro star), Tony Blazier (motocross historian), Rob Johnson (former GNCC promoter), Cameron Coatney (former magazine editor), Josh Gagnon (motocross collector), Dave Drakes (owner of The Collective Experience), Mike Banfield (Off-Road Support), Dan Hayakawa (EnduroCross rider), Lendon Smith (pro owner of Seat concepts) and many others.
âKen and I have traveled all over the world together and this is something we have wanted to do for a very long time,â said award-winning photojournalist Mark Kariya. âKen and I worked together to Dirt jumper magazine and toured all over the world and decided that something was missing.
âThere are a lot of fun circuits around the world, but nothing really caters for the ultra-high end runner,â said Jennifer Emig. âPark City 2021 – the Legend’s Ride, will be based in a house of nearly 30,000 square feet. Each rider will have their own room, private restroom, and all the amenities you would expect from a world class tour. There is an indoor pool and some of the funniest hikes in the country. We’ll have a private chef for some of the meals, famous riders to be announced soon, and the ride will explore beautiful parts of Utah. There will be a wide variety of activities, world class bench races and a few surprises. “
âI’ve had a lot of cool experiences in my life and off-road motorcycle tours have always been a favorite of mine,â said Ken Faught. âWe tried to make the most of all the tours we experienced and combine them into an exotic adventure.â
âThere’s nothing else out there like it,â Destry Abbott said. âI have done rides everywhere and our concept is really upscale. This is not the gnarly type of driving. Sure, there will be some technical stuff, but our focus is on creating an amazing overall experience, and we’ll have a mix of single, dual, and public lanes.
âThe people involved in Speed ââ& Sport Adventures have a long history in the offroad industry. No doubt their tours will be exceptional. Says Roger De Coster, five-time motocross world champion / legendary team leader
âMark, Destry and Ken are some of the most dedicated people in sport,â said four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett.
âI have known most of the staff for over 25 years and they are legitimate. Good times await, âsaid Jeff Ward, AMA Motocross / Supercross / Motocross of Nations Champion.
Speed ââ& Sport Adventures only accepts 9 riders for Park City 2021 – The Legend’s Ride – and the cost is $ 9,850 per person, and riders must be 21 years of age or older. Cyclists are encouraged to bring their own bikes, but Speed ââ& Sport Adventures also offers a fleet of KTM 350 and 500 EXC-F for hire. The company will also help arrange private jet service, airport helicopter pickup, and / or exotic car hire for an additional fee. A full itinerary is available on the company’s website.
Speed ââand Sport Adventures is sponsored by KTM, Parts Unlimited, Thor, Moose, Alpinestars, Kenda, EKS Brand, Pole Position Raceway, Fixate Designs, Works Connection, Fastway / ProMoto Billett, Spider Grips, IMS Products, Troy Lee Designs, Langston Motorsports, Taco Moto, Seat Concepts, Maxima, ZLT, AXP Racing, Funnelweb Filters, Dumonde Tech, Laka Coolers, Epic Garage Design, Soda Jerk Shot, BME Motorsports, Sorensen Motorsports and PNG, and has also partnered with the Foundation Kurt Casselli and Road2Recovery. Tours will also be sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.
For more information visit www.SpeedAndSportAdventures.com