Team USA.

The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

The USA is not only part of the Int. GS Trophy from the beginning but also won the very first competition back in 2008. Ten years later, in 2018, they scored the second place. So, this is a great basis for the new team consisting of Chris Johns (34), Harrison Kendrick (22) and Kevin Jones (41) to continue the success story. Chris Johns from Temecula is a motorcycle mechanic, Harrison Kendrick, who lives in Charlotte, is a sales engineer and Kevin Jones from Pasadena works in real estate.    

Chris Johns

Chris Johns

What does the “Spirit of GS” mean to you?

A symbol of freedom to go everywhere without hesitation.

Complete the sentence: "For me, a week without my motorbike ..."

Means I must be injured.

What will be your greatest challenge at the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

Going back home.

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Harrison Kendrick

Harrison Kendrick

What made you want to learn how to ride a motorbike?

My dad got me into riding at an early age. It became a great way to spend time with him and also explore. The more I rode, the more I enjoyed the challenge of taking big bikes places where many people said they could not go.

What do you expect from the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

I expect the challenge of a lifetime with incredible memories to go along with it. I also look forward to connecting with an international community of riders and sharing this experience with them.

What special skills do you bring to your team?

While planning is always worthwhile, the ability to see that the plan is not working and make the necessary adjustments is equally important. I believe my ability to make adjustments on the fly will be valuable.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

What made you want to learn how to ride a motorbike?

Short answer is I wanted to be like my father! Some of my earliest memories are of my father's motorcycles. He was an amateur desert racer. One of my favourite memories was watching him line up for the Barstow to Vegas dessert race way back. I can vividly remember the cold nights spent out in the dessert with him in an old motorhome.

What is your favourite trail?

There are so many good rides to be found in North America. We have incredible BDR's, the Continental Divide Trail, the Trans American Trail, Alcan 5000, Baja is close by, the incredible deserts and mountains of the Southwest. They are all amazing and diverse in their own beautiful ways. There is only one trail that really links many of the most amazing aspects of the diversity of the amount of riding that I am lucky enough to have participated in.

What will be your greatest challenge at the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

It is such an honour to have earned a spot on the trophy for team USA.  There were so many determined and amazing competitors at the qualifier, I am lucky to be here. The greatest challenge that I face is to honour those other competitors and contribute to my team and ensure that team USA has a strong and respectable finish while making new friends and having fun!

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All Teams

Get to know the riders who successfully completed the Qualifier and scored one of the highly desired positions at the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

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