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Nevada Rally Experience: Entries officially open.

Entries have officially opened for the Fourth Annual Nevada Rally Experience, the only true Rally Raid style event held on American soil. Promoted by Harden-Offroad and Best in the Desert, the NRE is an authentic Rally Raid event for large displacement dual sport motorcycles and will be held Sept. 14th, 15th and 16th, 2007 in Caliente, Nevada. The NRE re-traces the route of the only rally raid event ever held in the United States, the Nevada Rally (1993-95).

"This years Rally should be one for the record books", commented event co-promoter Casey Folks. "We’ve really tapped into the lust that’s been building in America for the Rally experience. The 2007 NRE has been opened up to accommodate more riders, the routes will be longer and all new. Look for at least two timed special tests each day".

The 2007 NRE will bivouac in Caliente, NV. Entrants have the option of "moteling" it in town or camping under the desert stars in an authentic bivouac setting. According to Harden, "We’ve even designed the meals and bivouac experience to mirror the legendary Dakar Rally. The only major area where we break with the current Dakar format is that we’ve designed the route to accommodate 700cc and over twin cylinder Dual Sports like the KTM 950 Adventure and the BMW GS."

The Nevada Rally Experience is not a typical dual sport event. It combines the unique aspects of on and off-road riding while adding the element of the Rally Raid format. GPS and Roadbook navigation are the key elements in making the NRE an authentic Rally Raid experience

"America has really developed an interest in Dakar style events. The NRE is a very authentic event and has been used in the past as a training exercise by Chris Blais as well as many other Dakar hopefuls. "The route is awesome. It’s a real test of one’s navigation and riding ability. This year we have added several "special tests" where we’ll record the rider’s time for comparison with the other entrants. The real challenge though is to navigate the route we’ve laid out using the roadbook and waypoints from the start to finish", said Harden.

A short classroom introduction to Rally navigation will be taught by Harden and is included as part of the event. The Nevada Rally Experience is limited to 100 riders. Entries officially open on July 1st. For more information about the NRE visit [ ] or [ ]. To be added to the NRE Newsletter email [ ].

2007/07/25 | 13:56 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Scot Harden

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