Canada/Alaska Dual Sport Adventure is Over 6000 Miles, 16 Days on KTM 990 Bikes

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Dual sport enthusiasts, skilled motorcycle riders roar on KTM 990 Bikes through British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska in 16 Days. The 3 man team is living a dual sport dream that is all about adventure.

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Girardi, Wilson and Sittner Head for Alaska

"It's all about adventure," said Girardi.

What began as a dream to explore British Columbia, the Yukon Territory and Alaska on motorcycles has become a reality as the pioneers of Sierra Nevada Adventures, Mark Girardi, Dave Wilson and Kevin Sittner, embark on the “Canada/Alaska Dual Sport Adventure.”

After hauling the motorcyles from El Dorado Hills, California, the team launched from Vancouver on July 1. Over the next sixteen days their dual sport tour crosses over 6,000 miles, where they will camp in the Canadian Rockies, soak up the spectacular scenery of Jasper National Park and explore the rugged Alaskan frontier.

The team will post updates and photos on their Facebook page and can be tracked through Spot Messenger as they progress through each leg of their expedition.

“It’s all about adventure,” said Girardi. The founder of Sierra Nevada Adventures, Girardi combined his life long passion for motorcycles and outdoor adventure with years of experience as a mountaineering guide and historian on Sierra Nevada history.

As his new partner, Wilson brings a lifetime of almost every type of off-road riding, dirt bike racing, street bike riding and skilled knowledge of the trails and terrain throughout California and Nevada. Completing the dynamic team, Sittner's expertise spans dirt bike racing, car racing, extreme snowmobiling and passion for the outdoors.

Geared up with the help of their sponsors Rev’it, Scuderia West, KTM Twins, Clearwater Lights, Guts Racing and MPC KTM, they are well prepared for the challenges ahead. Despite months of planning, the route is unpredictable, with probable interruptions of bad weather, flooded roads and mechanical problems. Unfazed, Wilson said, “It’s just another ride until something goes wrong. Then it’s an adventure.”

Sierra Nevada Adventures is recognized by Motorcycle Enthusiast and Adventure Rider Magazines as a leader in providing premium guided motorcycle and dual sport tours in the Sierra Nevada and beyond. The tours extend throughout the historic California Gold Country to remote areas of wagon routes, the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park to the Pacific Coast Redwoods and the Lost Coast in Northern California.

For interviews, features and hi-resolution photos of the “Canada/Alaska Dual Sport Adventure” please use the contact details above. Mark, Dave and Kevin are amenable to sharing their adventure with various media outlets. Requests will be answered promptly.


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