FTR: Our Purpose

Florida Trail Riders has been a nonprofit organization for over 42 years and has 2500 total members throughput the state. The mission of the Florida Trail Riders organization is to promote the image of “Responsible Motorcyclists”; to sanction, schedule, assist and monitor off road motorcycle events in Florida; to establish policies, rules and procedures to be followed by promoters, with the end result being a series of organized events; to sponsor and support positive motorcycle legislation; and to establish and maintain good rapport with private land owners, local, state and federal land management agencies.

Florida Trail Riders has three different categories racing; motocross, enduro, and hare scrambles. Motocross is is held on a closed course with jumps, turns, and other obstacles to challenge racers. Enduros are held on longer courses, usually 60 to 100 miles long, where riders race against the clock as well as racers in there respective divisions. Lastly, hare scrambles are held on shorter courses, usually 10 to 14 miles long, through wooded terrain where racers complete multiple laps in a two hour period racing head-to-head against other racers in their division.

Florida Trail Riders has two separate funds they have created in order to better the sport of off-road motorcycle riding. The first fund is the “Scholarship Fund” which is used to donate to current and future college students in order to help them pay for a college education. This fund is very important because the youth is the future of the organization and with more members having a stellar education it will help the organization flourish and grow. The second fund is the “Land Use Fund” which is used to support lobbyist in order to protect riding areas as well as legislation in order to protect our rights as off-road motorcycle enthusiasts. This is very important because it gives members multiple legal riding areas which will allow off-road motorcyclists to ride their motorcyclists in a legal and safe environment which will only allow the sport to grow.

Members of the Florida Trail Riders are a very diverse group of people. Members include entire families, working professionals, and young riders. The ages of our members vary from as young as 3-years-old to as old as 90. Florida Trail Riders has no race or ethnic countries and except members of all size, shapes, and colors. As diverse as the thousands of members are they all have a common interest and that is off-road motorcycle riding.

Want to donate to our wonderful funds? We have set up a PayPal link enabling you to do so.

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H/S #5 Astronaut Trail Preview

Location: Samsula, FL

Club: Apollo M/C

Samsula is located just over 15 miles Southwest of Daytona Beach in the East-Central region of the state. Like most trails in Florida Samsula features some sand but also has a mix of black dirt. Historically the Saturday bike trail is between five and six miles and features some open sections as well as some tighter sections to challenge the younger riders but still allow them to have fun. This years trail is five and a half miles and has there split sections for bikes and quads to allow for better racing for both machines, the quads will have an additional half mile as well. As for Sunday the trail will be 10 miles and in the past has been slower and tighter in some areas with a few flowing field sections to mix it up a little bit.  Lastly the peewee track will be three quarters of a mile long and feature some fields, split lines, and some technical areas to challenge the little riders.

The parking for Samsula is very spacious and the trail runs all around it. Spectating is great at this property as the trail runs right next to the fence line separating the parking area. The Red Neck Cafe will be serving Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.

The course is dry and the projected rain should make it great for the weekend. Come on out and have a great time at the Astronaut Trail H/S presented by Apollo M/C!