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Teams named for international enduro

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that in September, two American teams will head overseas to compete for Team USA. The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), one of the world's oldest and most historic motorcycling events,...

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that in September, two American teams will head overseas to compete for Team USA. The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), one of the world's oldest and most historic motorcycling events, will be held in Poland from September 13 - 18; and the Trail des Nations, which attracts riders from more than 20 countries to compete in Spain in both women's and men's events, will be held September 25 and 26.

The ISDE -- a grueling event in which each rider competes individually and as part of a team, while racing the clock and special test -- will feature ten teams, including the top-flight World Trophy team of Kurt Caselli, Fred Hoess, Jim Jarrett, Nathan Kanney, Nick Pearson and Tim Taber. These six competitors have made it successfully through the qualifying process to represent the U.S. in Poland.

At the Trial des Nations, the Team USA men will be led by Geoff Aaron. Joining Aaron will be Chris Florin, Raymond Peters and 16-year-old Cody Webb. The women's Team USA will consist of Debbie Evans Leavitt, Nichole Bradford and 16-year-old Louise Forsley.

These talented riders representing Team USA get financial support through fundraisers held throughout the year. Fans can continue to support ISDE Team USA by visiting the AMADirectlink.com gift shop and purchasing a 2004 ISDE t-shirt, or by making a donation by calling 800-AMA-JOIN. To support Trial des Nations Team USA, fans can purchase a t-shirt at one of the upcoming nationals, or make a donation by calling the AMA.

PJ1 Brands, MSR and long-time supporter Aria Helmets have all made contributions to this year's teams.

"We're very excited about both events this year," said Roger Ansel, AMA Sports Manager, who coordinates both teams in the world competitions. "With the support of the many riders, crew members and volunteer staff, I'm sure Team USA will do our country proud."

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