On Presidents Day Weekend (February 16, 17 & 18), America’s best off-road motorcycle racers are coming to Prescott Valley to compete for the lion’s share of a $10,000 cash prize, a $4,000 Bronze Statue and claim the title “U.S. Army Rough Rider Champion.” Dozens of #1 Champions from the Western U.S. and the East Coast, recognized by the premiere sanctioning body – the American Motorcycle Association, will meet and do battle on the rocky, sandy, ravines of Lynx Creek. All talented, all equal, and all hungry for the title, “Rough Rider Champion.”

World-class competitor Gary Sutherlin from California, who won both the AMA National Hare & Hound #1 Plate and World Off-Road Championship Series Title, will tangle handlebars with Arizona’s Western Hare Scrambles Champion from Scottsdale, Max Gerston, and Arizona State Champion, Mitch Carvolth on Sunday at high noon. Taylor Robert, the first American to lead the U.S. to victory in the International Six Day Enduro is favored to take home the prestigious “Bucky” O’Neil Statue. “It’s like getting in the ring with Conner McGreggor for 3 hours… the strongest athlete is left standing.” said  Robert when asked about the format.

Shelby Turner (pictured), back-to-back AMA #1 Enduro Cross Champion and 3X Canadian Motocross Champion is the favorite to lead the ladies in TheRowdyRose.com Rough Rider Women’s Invitational on Saturday at 12 noon. Shelby says, “The line-up of Champion women coming to Prescott will be the strongest field of talent I’ll see all year.” Turner will be facing sister Champions like Nevada’s Sharon Mowell, AMA Western Hare Scrambles #1. Both women will compete in Sundays U.S. Army Rough Rider 100 against off-road racing’s strongest field of Champions.

The motorcycle racing starts Saturday morning at 8am with the Littlest Rough Riders 4-5 years old, and 7-14 year olds on mini cycles. For more info, go to www.roughrider100.com for directions and times.

For Event information, athlete bios and more, contact: Mike Johns with Team6 Events at 928.273.4944 or email mike@team6events.com