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-- TALMA'S TRAIL PARK IN SOUTH DAKOTA -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels The vast Missouri River is born just west of Bozeman, Montana, where the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers converge at Three Forks. It traverses more than 2300 miles, becoming America’s longest river before dumping into the Mississippi at St. Louis. Closer to the beginning, after crossing Montana and North and South Dakota, the Missouri serves as a boundary and border between Nebraska and South Dakota. Nebraska has plenty of open land, but…

Mud Nationals 2019 Tucker Films

https://youtu.be/PQA_Hs-4f7c Just when the Tucker Team thought they’d seen it all, along comes the High Lifter Mud Nationals to redefine their meaning of fun. Held at the Hillarosa ATV Park in Blevins, Arkansas, the water holes run deep, the mud’s thick like molasses, and the people watching off the charts. From the super trick to the super absurd, one can see just about anything and everything on four wheels. Here’s some of what the Tucker Team witnessed at one of the most unique events they’ve ever attended; and they…

THE NEW OFF-ROAD FAMILY

-- Making room for everyone -- By Karel Kramer For those who don’t live near a desert, you would be hard-pressed to imagine the off-road invasion over long holiday weekends. In popular riding areas you can reach the top of a hill and think you are seeing small cities, but those are merely enormous gatherings of trucks, vans, campers, trailers and motor homes. We are pleased to see that today, and more than ever, we are seeing riding groups camped and riding together that are not segregated. We aren’t talking…

2019 RIDE GUIDE

-- Fun Jamborees & rallies you should know about -- Start marking your calendars now and planning a vacation ride at these scenic locations with a fun group of ATV and UTV riders like yourself. High Lifter Mud Nationals ............................Mar. 27-31 Blevins, AR; www.mudnatevents.com Rally on the Rocks .............................................May 14-18 Moab, UT www.rallyontherocks.com Quadna Mud Nationals ...................................... June 7-9 Hill City, MN; www.mudnatevents.com…

WHERE TO RIDE: LITTLE SAHARA

-- Dunes and desert close to Salt Lake City --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels For those of us in California where two of our major dune playgrounds require driving through some of the most desolate desert around, reaching the Little Sahara Recreation Area (LSRA) is a treat. From Salt Lake City, the nearest major population and transportation hub, the trip to Little Sahara is around two hours with a trailer. Along the way you’ll see lakes, rivers, mining towns and rolling prairie. LSRA records more than 20,000…

ICE RACING BASICS

-- How to have tons of fun going sideways -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels with Josh Underwood, Photos by Stephen Tripp/www.stephentripp.com There is nothing Dirt Wheels loves more than a letter or an e-mail with a radical, high-quality photo included. Some relevant info is just a gilded frame on the shot. And then there are exceptional days like when we hear from photographer Stephen Tripp. We heard from Stephen out of the blue after the 2018 Daytona SX quad race. He was wondering if we wanted to use any of his…

WINTER RIDING FUN

-- Having a blast in the snow -- By D. West -- It’s that time of year when the weather becomes colder and we transition from autumn to winter. For Southern California riders, it means they get to spend more time riding in the desert and sand dunes, which are too hot at other times of the year. For riders in other parts of the country, it means they may have to deal with snow on the trails. The good thing about quads and UTVs is that they’re able to travel across snow very effectively if it’s not…

WINTER RIDING FUN

-- Tis the season... -- By D. West We have moved into a new riding season now, and that is, of course, determined by the climate. The weather brings cooler temperatures, which is a welcome change from the burning hot days of riding in the summer. I suppose one’s fondness of this climate difference is based on what part of the country one lives in. I’ve never lived way up north and had to deal with deep snow and ice. Perhaps I’d dread wintertime if it kept me from being able to ride on good old dirt. However, I live in…

RIDING ACROSS WILD CANYON

-- A wild ride for sure -- There are certain things that make a place one of your favorite places to ride. Something to give the riding experience a bit of a unique feeling. Perhaps an unusually beautiful view or maybe a section of trail that raises your heartbeat into the turbo zone. Having to connect the trails by riding across a bridge like this would certainly give you a rush. It's not unusual to come to make-shift bridges on a trail to help you get across a deep creek or a big ditch. However, this one here…

3-WHEELER NEWS

-- Looking back at 2018 & ahead to 2019 -- Production of 3-Wheelers ceased in 1987 due to safety concerns as 4-Wheelers took over the market.  Most Major race series then moved away from 3-Wheelers around that same time period.  In 2014 the New East Extreme Dirt Track Series allowed 3-Wheelers back into the regular program as exhibition classes and they quickly grew over night.  At one of the series largest Events in 2018 at Pine Lake Raceway one can easily find more than 100 of these 3-wheeler machines from the 80’s…

Polaris Takes Over Glamis!

After officially purchasing the Glamis Beach Store and the surrounding land, Glamis is unofficially RZR town.