Midwest Trail Riders Association




 MTRA - Show Me 200 and Show Me 500 FAQ's

 When is the event and how do I register?

The Show Me 200 and 500 are co-listed and scheduled for September 14th and 15th this year.  This is a new date for us, and a rain or shine event!  Be ready with a full tank of gas both mornings.  Registration for each event is via a mailed form which can be found within our latest newsletter, click the button ->

What is included?

The eventwill include Saturday night dinner, lunch on the trail Saturday and Sunday, and a light breakfast Sunday morning. For the 200, you will get gas included on the trail.

Can I camp?

Yes, you are more than welcome to camp at our facility on Friday and Saturday nights.  There are also hotels in nearby towns such as Viburnum (the closest) and Salem.  There are also a few AIR BNB rentals in the area available now too. We have bathrooms, a shower, and a dump station.  We have a campground located in the woods for tents and smaller RV's.  Larger RV's and trailers can camp on the main parking lot located across from the bathrooms and shelter area. 

What can I expect?

For the 200, the dual sport is a mix of single-track, gravel, light blacktop, and two-track trail.  For 2019, the course is new and will not be run backwards from the day before.  New trail, new routes, etc.  We will assign individuals group leaders.  Your leader will guide you through the trails over the weekend.  As this is run on private land at times, please NO GPS, and no riding of these trails in the future.  This is not a race, so we can keep you and your friends together in one group, provide a reduced course group, or if someone would like to run with the "fast guys", we can get you in with the right group. 

For the 500, its a mix of gravel road, light jeep trail/forest roads, and light blacktop.  Lots of riding to be had. GPS routes are send out the week before the event for you to load into your system.   There are no formal group leaders.  However, riders typically group up to have some fun. 

What sort of bikes are allowed?

.All bikes must be street legal.  The dual sport is condusive to dirtbikes, while the 500 is geared towards the larger adventure bikes.   We see lots of questions a bout the single cylinder adv bikes, like the 690 KTM's.  While you can ride that type of bike on the 200 dual-sport trails, it would be a handful!  Some single-track sections are comparable to prime enduro or harescrambles courses.