About Mario

Mario Orsini Facts

  • Started riding on a mini-bike at 5 years old
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice from Marshall University
  • M.A. in Communications from West Virginia University
  • Thinks West Virginia is the Best Virginia
  • Ridden to and in 49 States (can’t ride to Hawaii)
  • Ridden in 8 countries
  • 2 Iron Butt Association SaddleSore-1000 Certifications
  • Former Amateur Road Racer
  • Current C level off-road competitor (Best finish 2019 SXCS Championship Vet C 5th place)
  • Written 2 books: Motorcyclist’s Guide to Travel and Two-Up Motorcycle Riding
  • Published in ADV Moto and Rider
  • Creator of 2 Wheeled Rider YouTube Channel
  • Hosts Annual Wild & Wonderful Weekend Riding Event
  • Avid MotoGP and SuperCross Fan
  • Race announcer for SXCS
  • Croc lover (the shoes, not crocodiles)
  • Bourbon connoisseur
  • Still waiting on an invite from to ride at the VR46 Moto Ranch
  • Current Weapons of choice: 2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure, 2020 Husqvarna FE350 & 2008 KTM 990 Adventure