Rockhounder schedule set

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The Rockhound rally is like the Paris Dacre only you end up from where ya started!

Rally Connex has announced that it will be organizing a new 12 hour, 500 km dual-sport endurance rally.

The Rockhound Rally takes place on Aug. 22-23 and will be based out of Belleville, Ontario and loop through the Kawartha and Madawaska highlands.

The rally is intended for aggressive dual sport bikes of 450 to 990 cc capacity and will consist of times and free sections, with technical areas in the times stages and the free areas consisting of gravel and two-track and allowing time for picture taking.

Teams of three will complete a large loop on Saturday, venturing into Haliburton and over to Calabogie. Points will be awarded for maintaining proper speed averages during timed stages.

The rally lasts all day Saturday, Aug. 22, then includes another short
timed stage on Sunday, Aug. 23, and an awards presentation following
that.

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Rally Connex also stages or takes part in a number of events throughout the riding season, including a four-day ride around Ontario’s Algonquin Park (June 4-7), a GPS dual sport Blue Mountain Tour from Orangeville to Collingwood, Ontario, and back (July 12), and the infamous Corduroy Enduro (Sept. 26-27) in the Haliburton highlands.

See www.rallyconnex.com for more.

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