35th Buffaloe 500 AMA National Dual Sport & Adventure Rides

September 2023 - Dates TBA

Join us for the 35th annual Buffaloe 500 AMA National Dual Sport and Adventure Rides.  Two rides each day, a Dual Sport ride and an Adventure ride.  The Dual Sport ride is single track dirt connected by public roads.  The Adventure ride is paved and gravel public roads (no dirt, no single track). 

  • Registration Costs: Online registration closes Friday before the ride at Noon.  Walk up registration is available day of ride.  We highly recommend that you register online if you can. It saves you money, makes things much easier and guarantees you a rider spot as we are limited to 200 riders per day.  Last year we only had 20 walk-up registration slots available on the weekend of the ride and we never want to turn somebody away.
  • Dual Sport Ride - Online Registration - Both Days - $109 ($125 cash in person registration)  Single Day - $63 ($70 cash in person registration) Includes Saturday evening hog roast and lunch. 
  • Adventure Ride - Online Registration - Both Days - $47 ($52 cash in person registration) Single Day - $27 ($32 cash in person registration) Includes Saturday evening Hog Roast. No lunch is included. 
  • The Dual Sport ride is around 100 miles each day.  Around 50 miles are dirt single track.  The properties ridden are only open to the public once a year for the Buffaloe.  This is your one chance this year to ride single track in and around beautiful Brown County, Indiana on private property.  A route sheet will be provided at the ride.
  • The Adventure ride is around 150-200 miles each day of paved back roads and gravel.  No dirt.  No single track.  GPX tracks for your GPS will be emailed to you a week before the ride.  No route sheet provided. 
  • New properties added to the Dual Sport ride for 2022. 
  • Lunches are included with your dual sport ride (Adventure riders - lunch is not included, but you will ride past many restaurants to stop at). 
  • All bikes must be street legal with license plate and riders must have a valid motorcycle endorsement.
  • AMA Membership required. "Event pass" AMA memberships available for purchase at Stoney Lonesome for $20. YES, if you're planning to purchase an "Event pass" you can still register online.  Register online, then purchase the "Event pass" at Stoney. 
  • Free primitive camping. Hot showers and indoor restrooms available. Camping opens Friday at noon.
  • Saturday night hog roast ($5 non-rider).
  • Check in -  Friday 5:30pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-8am. Riders meeting at 8am.
  • Dual Sport Riders – Bring your gas jug! We will haul your gas to the lunch stop.  It is 56 miles to the fuel stop and 60 miles from the fuel stop back to Stoney
  • If fuel range might be an issue, we recommend carrying a 1.5 L (0.4gal) fuel bottle in a backpack.  We recommend Primus 1.5L fuel bottles click the link - Fuel Bottles – Primus
  • T-Shirts available for $20 cash day of ride.
  • Half of all proceeds go to local charities. 
  • If a minor is riding, a minor release is required to be signed by BOTH mother and father. All riders, including minors, must have a valid motorcycle endorsement and bike must be street legal. Release can be found here - Microsoft Word - 584371.doc (americanmotorcyclist.com)
  • Questions? Buffaloe@StoneyLonesomeMC.com or Tyler @ (218)791-7793
  • Stoney Lonesome MC 14001 S.R. 46, Columbus Indiana.  - 6.5 miles west of Interstate 65 on Indiana State Route 46
  • Google Maps - Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club - Google Maps
  • AMA Recreational Riding Rule Book - 2022Recreational_Riding_Rulebook.pdf (americanmotorcyclist.com)
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FAQs

What is the difference between the Dual Sport and Adventure rides?

The dual sport ride is single track dirt trail connected by public roads. 

The adventure ride is all pavement and gravel public road.  No dirt.  No single track. 

What type of navigation is used for the Dual Sport ride?

At Stoney Lonesome you will receive the route sheet.  Please bring a route sheet holder or purchase one here - Route Sheet for Purchase


What type of navigation is used for the Adventure ride?

The adventure route will be via GPX file.  Your GPS needs to be able to use GPX files.  We highly recommend just using your phone using a GPX viewer app.  We highly recommend the GAIA app.  OsmAnd Maps app (free) also works for both iOS and Android, but many other GPX viewer apps will work.  Google and Apple map apps will NOT work for GPX navigation. Tracks will be emailed to you a week before the ride.  Please arrive with the tracks loaded. 

Is gas available on the Dual Sport ride?

Bring your filled gas jug.  We will haul your gas to the lunch stop. 

How hard is the Dual Sport ride?

That depends on the rider, of course.  The most common question is how will my 650cc KLR or KTM 690 Enduro do on the dual sport ride.  Again, that depends on the rider.  But usually the 650 and larger bikes struggle on the dual sport ride as they are heavier and the dual sport ride is narrow single track with quite a bit of elevation changes.  Having said that, we have had KTM 990s complete the dual sport ride.  It all goes back to the rider.  

Is AMA membership required for the ride?

Yes.  AMA membership is required.  Either sign up for an AMA annual membership, or purchase a AMA day pass for this event.  The AMA day pass is valid for the entire event weekend. 

Does my bike have to be street legal?

Yes, bikes must be street legal.  AMA National Dual Sport rides use public roads.  Public roads require your bike to be plated and street legal.
Are fires allowed at Stoney Lonesome?
Yes.  We will have a communal fire in the big pit and fires are welcome throughout the camping area.  Please bring your own wood.  We do not have wood for purchase. 

Is there food for purchase at Stoney Lonesome?

Lunch is included in the Dual Sport ride each day.  There is a hog roast Saturday evening.  No other meals are provided.  There are no meals for purchase at the club.  

Fires are welcome to cook your food on and the club has a microwave to use.  Restaurants and grocery store are 7 miles east on IN 46 towards Columbus.  

What kind of camping and RV facilities are there?

Primitive camping is available.  We have hot showers (outdoor, but of course enclosed) and indoor bathrooms.  We do not have any power or water hook ups for RVs.  Generators welcome.