Bobbitt riding for U.S. in race in La Serena, Chile this week

Tue, 11/13/2007 - 2:03pm
By: The Citizen

Local offroad motorcyclist Russell Bobbitt will be competing in the 82nd Annual International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in La Serena, Chile, from November 12-17, 2007. Bobbitt will be representing the U.S. on the U.S. Junior Trophy team at this event, considered the Olympics of offroad motorcycling. 521 riders from 30 countries will be participating. Bobbitt will be riding a KTM 250XC, over terrain consisting of mountains, high desert, and beaches.

The course length is approximately 125 to 160 miles per day for five days, with a motocross on the sixth day. Riders must perform all maintenance and repairs themselves within a 10 minute window in the morning and 15 minutes after returning at the end of each day, with extremely limited assistance. Bobbitt’s main support will be his dad, Bo Bobbitt, owner of Cycle Specialty in Fayetteville.

Last year, Bobbitt was on the world champion U.S. Junior Trophy Team at the event, held in Taupo, New Zealand. He was also the 2006 National Enduro Series Champion and the 2006-2007 Southeast Enduro and Trail Riders Association Enduro Series Champion. On December 7-8 he will be competing in the grueling Red Bull Last Man Standing event in Bulcher, Texas.

Information about the ISDE or the Red Bull Last Man Standing can be found at,, and

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