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ADV VideosReady for the GS Trophy Adventure Bike Challenge?

Ready for the GS Trophy Adventure Bike Challenge?

See what competing in the GS Trophy challenge is all about.

Published on 06.05.2014

The GS Trophy from BMW Motorrad is here again for the fourth time in 2014. The event takes place every two years in different locations around the world. There’s nothing else quite like the GS Trophy. It’s a unique motorcycling adventure that incorporates skills challenges, camaraderie, foreign cultures and spectacular riding. It’s not a race, but requires a great deal of physical and psychological endurance from its participants.

Special tests allow riders to prove their riding skills, but what counts more is the rider’s sense of spirit and teamwork. This is not an off-road event reserved for professional racers. While some level of off-road experience is required, the event is designed for amateur motorcyclists of all abilities. It’s an event that gives the average Adventure Rider a chance to participate in an exciting international competition like no other.

GS Trophy Locations
• 2008 Tunisia
• 2010 South Africa, Swaziland & Mozambique
• 2012 Chile & Argentina
• 2014 Canada


The GS Trophy 2014 Finals will take place in the vast expanses of British Columbia and Alberta Canada in early September. Canada’s green forests, rocky mountains, dusty slopes and winding roads are an ideal location for an event of this kind. Sixty-four riders from sixteen different international teams will face off. Finalist have already proven themselves by competing in the national qualifying rounds. Now they will be have to dig even deeper to overcome the difficult challenges ahead of them for seven days of competition.

Are you up for the Challenge? Do you think you could bring home the GS Trophy and win glory for your country? Check out these video highlights from past events to get a feel for what competing in the GS Trophy Adventure Bike challenge is like. Maybe you’ll be ready for the challenge in 2016!

For more information on how to participate go to the GS Trophy website.

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, North Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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