The inception of the Armenia Dual Sport dates back to 2005 when the 1st Annual Dual Sport ride was started. Marvin Grant convinced his church membership to allow him to put trail on their property and host a church fundraiser. The 2015 Armenia Dual Sport will be the 11th annual event. Sponsors such as the Blue Ridge Pathfinders, The Family Riders, Blythe Earthworks, Performance Cycle, Honda/Kawasaki/Suzuki/Yamaha of Orangeburg, McKinney-Salinas Powersports and Columbia Powersports all contribute to the success of the ride each year. The ride is limited to 150 participants with quiet street legal bikes. The last few years have been sellouts and is considered by some riders as a reunion ride. Entry fee includes lunch at the halfway point with a full breakfast available ($5) for those that camp or come early. Pre-registrants also get a free t-shirt. All proceeds go to the Armenia Church for paying off a capital improvement project plus helping with other church programs such as Salkahatchie and others. The best part some riders say is those yummy desserts, especially homemade banana pudding, at the lunch stop (which is back at the start) made by the church ladies each year. Some riders opt out on the second half with most complaining they are too full to ride. Y’all come on by, we’d love to have you.