MOTOCROSS / ATV
The Top 10 MX Tracks (Plus Seven More Exciting Tracks to Ride
By Dan Wright, ExtremeProSports.com
There are many highly favored MX tracks in America. Many of these tracks are put together with specific dimensions and features in time for major Motocross events. While we can't say with certainty what the Top 10 MX tracks and parks are, we can say after doing our homework and reading the reviews, and weighing our own experience with riding, that these Motocross tracks listed below are tracks to ride and race at least once. Are these the Top 10 Motocross Tracks in the United States? That's a close call to make.
Honey Lake MX
Honey Lake MX is located at 448-450 Hwy 395 in Milford CA.
Honey Lake is situated on a gentle hillside with scattered trees. The main track is about 1 mile in length, and is one of the most challenging Motocross tracks found throughout the United States. The main feature about this track at MX395 is that it one of the longest Motocross tracks, consisting of a vertical rise of 400 feet. The overall elevation change from the start area to the top is 500 feet.
The Ridge Off Road Riding Park
This track is located at 8745 Pine Mountain Rd. Springville, AL, 35146. "The Ridge" is an off-road park specifically for motorcycle and four wheeler riders of all styles and abilities. The trails are approximately 30 miles. All trails are marked one way for safety. There are trails with all types of terrain including open fields, tight woods, fire lanes, hill climbing, creeks, rocks, and lots of elevation changes throughout the 30 miles of terrain. "The Ridge" also has a practice motocross, super cross, kids pee wee, and a drag racing track. Riders say they love to be out here and enjoy the terrain as well as the scenery at "The Ridge". There is a 15 dollar cover charge to ride and is subject to weather permitting so be sure to call ahead before driving to "The Ridge". The hours of operation are 9-5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment during the week.
Thunder Vally Motocross
Thunder Vally Motocross is located at 701 South Rooney Rd. Lakewood, CO, 80465. This track is in the beautiful foothills of the Rockies.
This Motocross Park offers 130 acres of riding and is well maintained with heavy equipment for track preparation, it has a fully automated sprinkler, newly constructed headquarters building, pit parking for 700 plus riders, spectator seating, and safe tunnel access to the interior of the track. This one of the best tracks in Colorado and riders say they love the jumps and the feel of the track. Hours of operation are Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9-7pm, and Sunday 9-5pm. To receive other information about this track and prices contact Thunder Valley @ 303-697-1003.
Ace Motocross is located at 2019 Route 32 Modena, N.Y. 12548. This track features what just about every competitor needs for racing including tabletops, turns, straight-aways and pits. There are different classes for racing here so make sure to contact the track before coming. There is a cost but it varies on the class you are riding.
Cub Run MX Playground
Cub Run MX Playground is located at 200 Leonard Day Rd. Munfordville, KY, 42765. The riders here say its a great track and has all kinds of surprises. This track offers about a 1/2 mile loop and has step ups, step downs, table tops, a ski slope and an up hill stair step. More is being added to the track and is always changing to keep the track interesting for all riders. This track is family oriented and is fun for all ages. Hours of operation are Saturday 9-5pm and costs 10 dollars per rider. Hours of operation change all the time due to preparation and weather conditions so call to find out the information: 270-597-6111.
TNT Motorsports Park
TNT Motorsports Park is located at 1502 Brown Road, Chester, SC. Located between Charlette, North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina off of I-77 this Motocross Park has something to offer everyone and every rider. Whether you're a beginner or advanced this track looks like a great place to go ride. It has friendly staff, great food, replacement parts, training for any level, and even camping. There are area shops and mechanics on site for any mechanical problems. One feature that stands out is that there is even trail riding at TNT Motorsports if that is what you like to do. There are three trails to choose from and they are challenging and offer a lot of terrain and plenty to see along the way. Please be advised trails could be closed at any time due to weather so call ahead.
Here's a Georgia MX track not to miss - Scrubnirt MX. You'll find this track at 1217 Roscoe Davis Rd.,
Monroe, GA 30656.
Phone 678-317-0334. The track web site is located at scrubndirt.com. Visit the track website for current hours of operation.
Split practices big bikes/small bikes.
The track is a fun flowing 1.1 mile track safe for beginners to pros with an awesome mini track for the kids or someone just starting out.
The track is ALWAYS watered and prepped for practice.
Races start in March with all races taking place on saturdays. Get your practice in on every Thursday prior to a race. Call the phone number above for daily track conditions!
Pure MX Track
Pure MX Track is located at 1950 West FM 321 Montalba, TX, 75853. This track has plenty to offer every rider. The track is 1/2 miles long with 11 tabletop jumps, including geographical landmarks White Mountain and Beaver Valley. Hold on to your bike -- there's an adrenaline producing whoop section, and plenty of elevation changes throughout the track. There are even some rough parts along the track, reminding riders of some of the MX tracks designed in top video games. The track is sandy with a red clay base; all dirt bikes and even quads are welcome to experience the track.
Swan Raceway Park
Swan Raceway Park is located at 12068 CR 433 Tyler, TX 75704. Swan MX is the oldest continuous race track in Texas. This track is seasonal and they require you to call before coming to ride. This track has all you need from jumps to turns and is a blast to be at. They even offer 25+ acres of premium shaded parking, 50+ RV hook-up's, commercial restrooms, grand stand seating for 3000+ people, food concessions and picnic tables and even a children's playground. The reviews are in and Swan MX has to be a great place to have fun.
... Seven More Exciting Tracks to Ride
Underground - (Kemp, Texas)
75 Acres loamy dirt with lots of trees. Lots of natural elevation changes, wide range of features from a huge tabletop, to camel backs, stepups and sand rollers. Full RV hookups, showers, laundry, etc. Very well maintained.
Cycle Ranch - (SanAntonio, Texas)
Deep red dirt, impecably maintained, extreme natural elevation changes, horsepower hill, every motocross feature imaginable, large permanent grandstands, viewing tower, permanent motocross store, bike washes indoor restrooms.
Three Palms Extreme Sports Park - (Houston, Texas)
Five different Motocross track layouts and a supercross track in one facility. Each track is designed to present different type of challenge from a long, lighted main track to a sandy river track, a challenging GP track and an Arena Cross style track (in addition to the Supercross Track) and what they call Area 51 which is loaded with challenging turns, corners and switchbacks.
Freestone Raceway (Wortham, Texas)
Annual site of one of the LucasOil Pro Outdoor Motocross Series races. Considered one of the best lighted night tracks in the country. Main track is impecable maintained, lots of elevation changes, Huge Double jumps and a Wall leading into a sand Whoops section that challenges even the Pros.
Rio Bravo Motocross (Houston, Texas)
One of the oldest motocross tracks in the US. Site of many major pro races in the 60's through the 80's including a Motocross of Nations race. A European style of track that winds through trees, across natural ditches and other features, including elevtion changes. Large swimming pool to cool off and RV camping.
Ponca City (Ponca City, Oklahoma)
For more than a decade the site of the Ponca City National Amatuer Championship. One of the premier amatuer races in the country. Completely redesigned track in 2011 with lots of amenities
OakHill MX (Alvord, Texas)
Home of the International GNC Motocross Finals. A challenging Pro-style track, very well groomed and prepared.