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WHERE TO RIDE: GO BAJA ENSENADA-TO-CABO TOUR

Epic 1100-mile Go Baja ride By the staff of Dirt Wheels The lure of Baja may just be a far-fetched fantasy for some. Racers and seasoned travelers have discovered the mystery of Baja, and its unique experience keeps them coming back. But, for those who don’t have the adventurous spirit or a big racer budget, there is still a way to experience the best of Baja in a UTV or behind the bars of an ATV or dirt bike. Go Baja Riding Tours has been hosting all-inclusive four-day and seven-day Baja tours for over 35 years. They…

OCEANO (PISMO) DUNES SET TO REOPEN

Dunes set to reopen According to the Friends of Oceano Dunes, the SVRA is entering Phase II of their reopening plan on Friday February 19th. The group  has been working non stop behind the scenes with State Parks, OHMVR Division and many others for the past year. It’s days like today where we see that hard work pay off. Much appreciation to State Parks Director Armondo Quintero, OHMVR Deputy Director Sarah Miggins and the entire OHV Division. Although we are not getting a complete reopening as we had wished this is a…

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH

BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH The US arguably has some of the most thrilling ATV trails in the world, but if you want to explore trails in different climates, you will find plenty of excellent ones in various countries.  But have you ever wondered where the BEST ATV/UTV TRAILS ON EARTH are? Here are picks for the top five trails on the planet, outside of the USA of course. The Dirt Mania Circuit, India Located in Nelaguli, Bangalore, the tour company Dirt Mania provides ATV tours through the tropical forests, fields,…

DUNE HEAVEN: BUTTERCUP SAND DUNES

Dune Heaven On our many treks to the Southern California dunes, there is a little oasis of a place near the legendary Glamis sand dunes that consistently gets over­looked.  A bit of dune heaven, as it were. It is called the Buttercup Dunes Recreation Area, and the Dirt Wheels staff took off for a weekend there recently to get a feel for these dunes that are nestled near the Arizona/California/Mexico border. DUNE PATROL ISSUES A KETCH-22 Unfortunately, on our most recent ex­cursion there, we were confronted by the…

NEW CAN-AM ADVENTURES

By Staff of DIRT WHEELS BRP launched a new pilot program, "Uncharted Society", that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using Powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, you will be able to live out unique experiences on Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and on-road vehicles, and Ski-Doo snowmobiles. NEW CAN-AM ADVENTURES At a time where everyone is looking for…

BRIMSTONE RECREATION AREA OPEN AGAIN

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels We are happy to report, Brimstone Recreation Area is Open Again! Located in Huntsville, Tennessee, this is one of the premier places to ride, east of the Rockies. It has now fully reopened. Load up your toys and head down to enjoy hundreds of miles of trails, beautiful scenery, waterfalls, and more. The cabins, camping, headquarters, rentals, and showers are all open. Unfortunately, the White Knuckle Event scheduled for Memorial Day weekend is still canceled. However, the park and all…

UTAH OFF-ROAD RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels UTAH OFF-ROAD RENTALS & GUIDED TOURS Utah has everything from stark salt flats to lush forests and mountain meadows, but when off-roaders think of the state, most mentally see red rock vistas. Areas like Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, and Moab have burned this impression on our minds. But after riding with Utah Off-Road Rentals and Guided Tours, we found that red slick rock is sweet, but Utah has more to offer off-roaders. Utah Off-Road is based out of La Verkin, Utah, not…

GNCC NEW RACING SCHEDULE

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels GNCC NEW RACING SCHEDULE GNCC Racing representatives are working closely with local officials and landowners in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. These states are actively developing reopening guidelines and are welcoming responsible group gatherings. Although it remains tentative, it is the plan of GNCC Racing to resume competition on May 16/17 at Aonia Pass MX in Washington, GA (same location as round 3) and then on May 30/31 at a location in South Carolina. ATV Motocross…

POLICE SEND MESSAGE ABOUT STREET RIDING

Authorities in Hartford, Connecticut are sending a clear message about joy riding on the streets and in area parks. Efforts would have been better spent auctioning off the machines to areas with legal trails bringing in tens of thousands of dollars into the city coffers. Connecticut is a very liberal run state and has almost no legal OHV trails so we don’t expect much from the leaders to know much in the off road arena.    This disturbing video was brought to you by WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News…

SEE THE USA ON AN ATV

-- Street legal wheelers -- By D. West In the motorcycle world adventure bikes are the big thing now. These vehicles are basically street bikes that are able to handle dirt roads and easy trails. They’re usually bigger than dual-sport bikes that tend to be in the 250cc to 450cc range. For those whose riding adventures occur more on dirt roads than paved roads, they actually would be better off on a mid-sized dual-sport than a 1000cc aadventure bike.  Brad Baker is a Dirt Wheels reader in Colorado who may have put…

2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES

By the staff of Dirt Wheels 2020 EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES EDT PRESS RELEASE: The 2020 EDT National Schedule is set coming off an incredible 2019 season that had the largest ATV EDT Event in history at the 50th EDT National Anniversary in Ashtabula, Ohio in July earlier this year with over 890 entries in attendance. Most of the favorites from 2019 are back like Kinston, North Carolina, the 2015 EDT Track of the Year Busco Beach ATV Park, and the Legendary Pine Lake Raceway July's National and also the Fall Event…