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EVENT: RALLY ON THE ROCKS

Rockier than usual By Lane Lindstrom After having to deal with a worldwide pandemic that shut down just about everything in 2020 (and parts of 2021), the Rally on the Rocks (ROTR) event organizers were told by the city of Moab and Grand County that they would not grant an event permit for the annual rally. […]

EVENT: 5TH ANNUAL RUGGED RADIOS UTV RALLY AT MORMON LAKE

Time to get dirty in the pines By the staff of Dirt Wheels The fifth annual Rugged Radios UTV Rally at Mormon Lake returned to Mormon Lake Lodge. It was listed as being in the high-altitude forests near Flagstaff, Arizona. In truth, Mormon Lake is 20 to 30 minutes from Flagstaff. Continuing with truth, it isn’t […]

DESTINATION: THE BEST OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Exploring the famous Black Hills By Lane Lindstrom South Dakota’s Black Hills are famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for a myriad of reasons—from well-known characters (good and bad) to hills once laden with riches to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse to awesome landscapes to games of chance (read: gambling). We would add […]

PRE-PURCHASE CHECKLIST: 10 RULES WHEN BUYING USED

Tips to stretch your dollar By the staff of Dirt Wheels Buying a used ATV or UTV is fast becoming a seller’s marketplace. As major manufacturers experience production-line slowdowns, the number of new machines has decreased. In turn, this has led to a boom in used vehicle purchases. While that is good news for existing OHV […]

WIDE OPEN: What’s new

By Joe Kosch The lure of new machinery casts a spell that entrances almost all riders, including me. I have a lot of experience in separating marketing hype from real advances in performance, but riding new ATVs and UTVs is a kind of fun I never tire of. I’m not going to fight the feeling. […]

COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

By Lane Lindstrom       COLORADO: ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH When it comes to describing the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer off-roaders, we quickly ran out of superlatives. The scenery is over the top both figuratively and literally. Colorado has 58 “14ers”—the term for mountain peaks at least 14,000 feet—more than any other state. […]

VINTAGE DIRT WHEELS RACE TEST: 1000-MILE ATV TEST

Dirt Wheels attacked the Baja 1000 By Dennis “Ketchup” Cox Try to imagine driving nonstop from Chicago, Illinois, to Orlando, Florida. Now, imagine doing it off-road on your ATV. Throw in an occasional high-speed washout and terror-inducing swaps. With the demise of the Blackwater 100, there are few events that elicit as much awe and mystery […]

2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2021 HIGH LIFTER MUD NATIONALS The 18th annual High Lifter Mud Nationals presented by Polaris brought off-road fans together for a week-long extravaganza of mudding fun and racing action at Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas. Over 8000 people traveled from across the country to experience the thrill and […]

WIDE OPEN-TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

By Joe Kosch TRUTH IN ADVERTISING UTV and ATV manufacturers come up with some truly amazing machines, and the genius they display developing vehicles is matched by brilliant marketing. UTV and ATV advertising is clever, but when I want to see machines described even more creatively, I go straight to the classified ads where regular […]

TECH: LOOKING AFTER YOUR RIG’S RADIATOR

Don’t lose your cool By Lane Lindstrom Even if your side-by-side has never overheated, you most likely know someone whose UTV has. It’s not fun, especially when you’re far away from your truck and trailer. While an overheated vehicle is not fun, the situation is usually preventable with a few simple preventative maintenance steps. Overheating, as […]

EVENT: DAYTONA ATV SX

Wienen wins his fifth! By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Kayla Bolton ATV MX Photos by Stephen Tripp The 2021 ATV Motocross National Championship kicked off with ATV Supercross of AMA Pro ATV Racing inside the historic Daytona International Speedway. This season opener is the only SX-style race on the ATV MX schedule, and it features SX […]

DO ATVs REALLY FLOAT?

ATV boating, wet tech tips and drown-out cures By the “sink or swim” staff of Dirt Wheels DO ATVs FLOAT? A question ATV riders have been pondering for decades is, “Do ATVs float?” Joe Lepore of Loxahatchee, Florida, claims his FourTrax Foreman 400 not only floats but can actually motor along in the local canals with […]