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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.

WHERE TO RIDE IN HAWAII

-- A dream trip to Kauai's lush Princeville Ranch -- By Ken Faught The garden island of Kauai is arguably one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. In fact, over a hundred motion pictures have been filmed on the island, including Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, South Pacific, Soul Surfer and the hit TV show “Gilligan’s Island.” The island gets its beauty from rainfall and regularly trades top honors with Costa Rica as the world’s wettest spot with upwards of 450 inches of rain a year. Yes, that is…

NATIONAL TRAIL FEST: OCT. 4-8, 2018

-- On the Hatfield McCoy Trails in Gilbert, West Virginia -- Get Ready!!! National Trail Fest will be bigger and better than ever before in 2018!  If you've ever been to a Trail Fest, then you already know that it's one of the premier UTV, ATV and Dirt bike riding events in the country.  This world class national event offers some of the VERY BEST TRAIL RIDING IN THE WORLD, with direct access to our Rockhouse Trail, Devil Anse and Buffalo Mountain from the host site location in Gilbert, WV.  Plus, Trailfest has tons of…

WHERE TO RIDE: SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK

-- Off-road wonderland in Hurricane, Utah -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Many of us live in states that seem driven to limit or even fully eliminate off-road recreation. In light of that, it is satisfying and rewarding to visit Utah and experience a state park teamed with BLM land like Sand Hollow. Sand Hollow is not far from the state’s southern and western borders and likewise relatively close to Zion National Park. You’ll find the typical yet spectacular southern Utah red rock inside the park, as well as be…

ATV TT RACING IS ALIVE

-- Ashtabula: the birthplace of ATV racing -- 4 generations of ATV’s were on hand at the 49th anniversary EDT National at Pine Lake Raceway in Ashtabula, Ohio. 6 wheelers, 3 wheelers, ATV’s and SXS’s.   This is the longest running annual ATV Event in the United States and in 2019 will celebrate the 50th Anniversary EDT National Event.  Every legend in this sport has most likely at one point been at this track during their career and 2019 should be the largest event for ATV Racing as the ATV legends of yesterday, today…

RIDING IN PENNSYLVANIA & MICHIGAN

-- Where to ride guide -- One of the main things that determines the level of satisfaction of a ride is based on where it takes place. Finding great trails in scenic areas is key. To learn about top rated riding areas we rely on word of mouth from other riders who've been there. In this case we're letting Dirt Wheels reader Brad Mengel in Pennsylvania report on his favorite areas. He regularly rides at Reading Famous Outdoors in the coal regions of Pennsylvania. He says you can get permits to ride on the non-active…

UTVs INVADE ST. ANTHONY DUNES, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

-- Ride the biggest dunes at the UTV Invasion, Labor Day weekend, 2018 -- Spend the 2018 Labor Day holiday riding North America’s biggest and tallest sand dunes in ST Anthony Idaho at the 2018 UTV Invasion, Powered by Evolution Powersports. Now in its 5th year, the UTV Invasion has grown to one of the premier UTV events in the country and it continues to get bigger. Idaho Dunes RV will play host to the event but you don’t have to stay there to attend. All activities are open for anyone to participate and there’s plenty…