About Us

Welcome to VolunteerRiders.com

The Volunteer Riders motorcycle club was formed in 1970 by Knoxville area off-road motorcycle enthusiasts and is still going strong today. The club is made up of over 60 trail riding motorcyclists from throughout East Tennessee. We believe in having fun, promoting a positive image of the sport, and responsible use and care of our outdoor environment.

We are a group of individuals who share a common interest in the sport of off-road motorcycling. Our club is completely focused on that topic. Our definition of “off-road motorcycling” includes activities such as trail riding, hare scrambles, enduro, hard enduro, trials, dual sport, adventure and so on. We also share a strong interest in discovering, building and maintaining single track trails and other types of off-road courses. In short, If it’s off-road, we collectively have an interest in it.

At our core we are simply a network of loosly cooperative individuals. The primary role of the club is to provide venues where like-minded individuals can meet, communicate and interface with one another. Secondarily, we do organize collective efforts such as special ride events, trail maintenance work parties and so on.

To be honest, we are a fairly closed group. We don’t wish to be rude, but we put a lot of work and effort into building and maintaining trails and assisting other off-road activities. Therefore, only members who can participate and contribute to our efforts will gain knowledge and access to our collective information base about trail locations and so on.

That being said, we do welcome new associates who share our core interests and are ready, able and willing to contribute sweat equity and more to our efforts. However, there is a path to membership in our association and it begins with attendance at one of our regularly scheduled meetings. There we will learn a little about you and you will learn a little about us. It is the mandatory first step for membership at present. Please find our meeting dates and locations posted elsewhere on this site.