Don't let the pros have all the fun.
If you enjoy racing or simply spinning laps on your local Motocross track you just might get the itch - if you don't have it already - to venture forth and set a dirt bike boot on all the great spots around the country so you can say, "I've ridden that."
If riding your home track starts to feel a bit stale then freshen things up a bit and plan a Motocross vacation by visiting those tracks you have heard about, have always wanted to ride but never got around to breaking from the familiar and setting out into uncharted territory. Trying new, unknown tracks not only makes you a better rider but challenges your ability to dial in personal setting from once place to the next.
In many respects, this list should compile quite easily. The Nationals have 12 rounds at 12 different tracks around the country. And those tracks all offer open practice days thus you can race and ride all the tracks your favorite pros gate drop every summer. Best Motocross Tracks list done. Therefore, instead of the obvious, we have compiled a list (in no particular order) of those tracks not featured in the Outdoors but still retain a quality of excellence only matched by those in Pro Motocross.
So, get your dirt bike ready you have some riding to do.
1. Club MX - Chesterfield, SC
ClubMX has built a reputation for the on-site training facilities that allow tomorrow's stars to get the training and individualized attention needed to make t in the pros. You can even stay there for a month or even a year but though ClubMX primarily gets used for training the next generation it also has open practice days for anyone wishing to ride a challenging track that will tests their endurance and skills.
2. Cycle Ranch - Floresville, TX
Courtesy: Cycle Ranch MX
A premier destination in Texas and nationwide, Cycle Ranch sits less than an hour Southeast of San Antonio and hosts more than 20 Motocross races a year along with a variety of other events (weddings too!) making this 200 acre events center that features 30 RV hookups a must-visit for anyone who loves riding Motocross. Contact for practice schedule.
3. Baja Acres - Millington, MI
Courtesy: Baja Acres
Baja Acres is well north of Detroit and has been around since 1974. You get a 1.5 mile national caliber track for the seasoned riders and a separate track for juniors .Expect mostly sandy to mixed soil with some clay. Camping, fishing and swimming also available. Open practice - $30.
4. Monster Mountain MX Park - Tallassee, AL
Courtesy: Monster Mountain MX Park
This all-encompassing 200 acre facility features a national caliber Motocross track for the main track which includes the popular "Stairway to heaven" step-up triple, as well as a Supercross, GP sand, pit bike and mini bike track along with GNCC type trails. The one and only Mark Barnett helped get Monster Mountain established and don't forget to stay awhile as 26 RV hook-ups come with water too.
5. Arizona Cycle Park - Buckeye, AZ
Courtesy: Arizona Cycle Park
Find Arizona's largest off-road park about an hour southwest of Phoenix. Arizona Cycle Park offers five tracks: A National Championship track, Vet track, pee wee, minicross and a Supercross track. They host multiple events every year along with regularly scheduled open practice sessions and thanks to the desert environment wet weather rarely gets in the way. Open practice - $30 or $25 for members.
6. Mountain View MX Park - Sandy, OR
Courtesy: Mountain View MX Park
The gem of the Northwest. Or at least we think so. Right in our backyard, consider Mountain View Oregon's Washougal as tall evergreens surround the 15 acres park offering amazing views and a one-of-a-kind experience. Mountain View hosts various racing events and open practice from April through October. Open practice - varies.
7. Grays Harbor Raceway - McCleary, WA
Courtesy: Grays Harbor ORV
The home of Ryan Villopoto! Well, not exactly but the multi-time Supercross and Motocross Champion had a big hand in getting Grays Harbor on the map which now serves as a yearly stop on the PacWest MX series and holds the RV Summer Camp every year. Open practice - $35.
8. Underground MX - Kent, TX
Courtesy: Underground MX Park
Come and stay a while at Underground MX in Kemp, TX built on 70 acres that features 23 RV sites and a Motocross track open to all skill levels. Underground MX also hosts a number of racers including the South Central Area Qualified for Loretta Lynn's and the American Powersports championship race. Open practice - $25.
9. Byron Motosports Park - Byron, Il
Courtesy: Byron Motosports Park
As one of the oldest Motocross parks in the country you will ride on the same soil as may past and present pro riders. Motosports Park made waves with its Nuclear Series which was one of the first to offer a manufacturer contingency. But you need a membership which costs $45 and then $30 for each ride thereafter.
10. Milestone MX - Riverside, CA
Courtesy: Milestone MX
One of the most popular places to ride Motocross in California is Milestone in Riverside, CA. Milestone has five tracks ranging from Peewee to the veteran rider and for Supercross practice. The Main track sits on a 10.3 acre lot and keeps the intermediate and Pro level riders challenged. And, southern California weather means the gate drops year round. Open practice - $30.
Remember, wherever you decide to take a Motocross adventure, call before you haul!