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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

-- Here is the EDT National Schedule for 2020 -- 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 in September in…

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…

PLAYING IN THE SAND AT LITTLE SAHARA

-- UTV TAKEOVER INVADES OKLAHOMA -- It was tons of fun for everyone when the UTV Takeover event came to Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, Oklahoma back in September of this year. Cara Miller was nice enough to send us some good photos of the action. From the looks of things it seems like a good time was had by all.  Kevin Morris and his RZR put in some quick laps around the Short Course Competition. Tyler Hill put on a good show in the Wheelie Competition. Rusian Yankilevich catches some big air in the Jumping…

RIDING WITH THE COOL GROUP

-- Rock and roll at Moab --  By Karel Kramer We all know at least one of “those” guys. The one that has to have all of the cool stuff on his quad or UTV. The colors are coordinated, the stickers are perfectly placed, the tire tread bristles with critically sharp edges and the machine itself is one the internet is still buzzing about. There is nothing wrong with this sort of obsession on the face of it. If your friend is the sort that has the ability to employ this sort of motorized perfection, or his choice of riding…

Ken Block Shares His Favorite Ride Spots!

"Stop number two of my guide to awesome Can-Am riding spots! We’re in Sand Hollow state park in Utah this week, because it’s one of the absolute best places to go ride with these things."

HELP KEEP PISMO BEACH OPEN

-- The perfect place for ATV riding -- Most people call it Pismo Beach, but its official name is Oceano Dunes. This is the only beach in all of California where you can ride a dirt bike, ATV, UTV or dune buggy. It's located about a two hour drive north of Los Angeles and just south of San Luis Obispo on the Pacific Coast. It's the ultimate place to go riding during the hot summer months, because there's usually a cool breeze coming off the ocean. Even though we've always been able to go riding at Pismo, certain people…

CALIFORNIA’S RED STICKER AMMENDMENTS

-- California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposals -- CARB has approved for adoption amendments that would end the red sticker certificate program for off-highway recreational vehicles in 2022 and establish new  exhaust emissions standards. As of June 8, 2019 they are announcing a 15-day notice for public comments. Below is their press release with links to specific info about the new rules the dirt bike, ATV and UTV manufacturers have to follow:  The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has posted a 15-day…

WHERE TO RIDE

-- And who to ride with -- By Karel Kramer There are excellent reasons why most of us are creatures of habit. In the case of off-roaders, that means that we ride or drive the same type of machines in the same place with the same people. That totally makes sense. At your favorite ride spot there is no wasted mental effort searching for a trail or wondering whether you are looking at a dead end or a through-route. Piloting the same machine has good points as well. You know every creak, rattle and bump, so mechanical…

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATV RACING

-- JULY 26th thru 28th, ASHTABULA, OHIO -- NE EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES PRESS RELEASE: The 50th Anniversary EDT National at Pine Lake Raceway is fast approaching this July 26th thru 28th in Ashtabula, Ohio.  For one weekend the legends of the past, the youth of tomorrow and the top riders in the world  will all head to a small town just east of Cleveland, Ohio.   This is a once in a life time celebration that the ATV World does not want to miss.  The Fischer Family and friends have some great things planned for this…

50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ATV RACING

-- Historic event in Ashtabula, Ohio on July 26 thru 28 -- NEWSFLASH -- DEAN SUNDAHL WILL BE RACING IN THIS YEAR'S EVENT! Former ATC rider from Honda's Factory Racing Team will be pitching it sideways just as he did before! NE EXTREME DIRT TRACK SERIES PRESS RELEASE: In 1969 the United States Landed on the moon, the Beatles released “Abbey Roads”, the Woodstock Musical Festival Happened, and in a small town outside Cleveland, Ohio the Fischer Family held it’s very first EDT National.        In 2019 the ATV…