At its most basic, dirt bike riding falls into two categories: motocross track riding and trail riding. Whichever type of riding you choose (and hopefully youll try both), its important to remember that riding a dirt bike is very different than riding a street bike.
When youre first venturing into dirt bike riding, figuring out what riding gear to invest in can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are only a few staples youll need to get started. As you delve more into the sport, you may want to begin to accessorize and add more gear, but below weve listed just the essential items youll need to get out in the dirt.
Shayna Texter, a 20-year-old flat track racer, made history late November when she became the first female in AMA Grand National history to win a GNC Pro Singles main event. Shayna’s win marks the first time a woman has won a main event in the more than 50-year existence of the sport, considered the oldest and most traditional form of motorcycle racing.
A record number of women competed at the world-renowned land-speed trials at the Bonneville Speedway the last week in August. Twenty-one women raced their motorcycles down the Bonneville Salt Flats, the wide-open salt bed near the Utah and Nevada border, to attempt to set new speed records in the classes they’d entered.
Would you let your 16-year-old daughter race a motorcycle going faster than 100 mph? Well, Laura Klock, a 40-year-old mother of two girls raised a few eyebrows in 2007 when she allowed her daughter Erika (16 at the time) to compete for a land speed record at the Speed Trials by BUB, held at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utahs northwest corner.