Washington Area Trail Riders (WATR) is an AMA-chartered off-road motorcycling club that was founded in 1971. It is a nonprofit organization made up of motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. We draw our members primarily from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, although we do have members from outside the area.
The focus of WATR is to promote the sport of off-road motorcycle riding. Our goals include identifying riding areas, sponsoring/hosting competitions and fun events, plus public awareness programs. The aim is to provide high quality riding experiences for our members. We host Fall and Spring trail rides and our AMA-sanctioned event, the Shenandoah 500, which is a two day, 500 km (310 mi) recreational ride for dual sports and adventure bikes.