Blue Diamond Action Sports and Entertainment Complex (DE) - http://www.bluediamondpark.com
The only ORV park in Delaware, located at the convergence of U.S. 13 and Del. 9 on Hamburg Road in New Castle. It has motocross and BMX tracks, in addition to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) area, but no trail sections.
Plans for a 403-acre complex including paintball, miniature golf, amusement park rides, a convention center, a sports arena, an in-line skating rink and a 75,000-square-foot party zone.
Fees: One time yearly membership fee of $50, Daily riding fee for members $25 ($50-daily fee for non members)For info call 302-832-2999
Seaford MX park (DE) - http://www.speedciti.com/
Hardpacked terrain, lots of jumps, sand, well maintained. Offers District 6 and 7 races, as well as M.A.M.A races
Fees: Practice days - $15.00 per rider and $5.00 gate fee. Daily rack rental available $250.00 (limit 10 riders); Membership available; Call Tom Morris Phone: 302-628-2654
The Landing MX (MD) - http://marylandmotocross.com/landingmx.htm
Motocross practice tracks, from beginning Pee Wee riders to expert riders.
Over six motocross tracks in Easton, Maryland. Designed for all skill levels.
ATV's and BMX bicycle tracks are also included in their plans
Paid membership and day riding permits available. See their website for current fee prices.
For more information contact David Segal (410) 763-8164
Cedarville Road Riding Area (MD) -
A 70 Acre Farm 25 minutes from D.C. for people who want to have a fun, safe, secure place to ride
Bring dirt bikes, ATV, 4 wheelers, and go carts. Trails, ramps, jumps and open fields.
Fishing, camping, riding, playground
IF INTERESTED CALL MELVIN AT ( 240 ) 464-2564 or ( 240) 508-2186
9205 Cedarville Rd
Brandywine MD 20613
Wicomico Motorsports Park (MD) - http://www.wicomicomotorsportspark.com/
Family owned 300 acre MX park in scenic Southern Maryland.
We offer safe family oriented track and trail riding for quads and dirt bikes, featuring a child/beginner track with spectator seating.
Take Rt. 301 South through LaPlata and turn left onto Rt. 234 East. Go approximately 5.5 miles on Rt. 234. Follow the gravel road to the parking lot.
11100 Kingston Place
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Phone:301-934-6453 - Mike
Bud's Creek MX (MD) - http://www.buddscreek.com/
Jonathan Beasley's track has Motocross and Hare scrambles racing action, with the SMDR club being one of the primary club supporters of events. Many clubs bring Hare scrambles races to this track directly off Maryland Highway 234 in scenic Southern Maryland
From the North, turn left on Maryland Highway 5 South out of Waldorf, MD. Continue straight on Highway 5 for 16 miles to Maryland Highway 236. Turn right on to 236 for 6 miles until it ends at Maryland Highway 234. Turn right on to 234 and the track is 1/8 th of a mile on the left.See their website for race schedules, practice dates, and fee prices.
Budds Creek Race Information (301) 994-9555
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has permanently closed three of the State’s off-road vehicle (ORV) trails; the Green Ridge Trail at Green Ridge State Forest, Chandler Trail at Pocomoke State Forest, and Poplar Lick Trail at Savage River State Forest. See the following page for up to date information on all the DNR trails at the DNR ORV Trails Status page http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/orv.asp
Maryland does have some beautiful land to ride, and some wonderful people.
For extensive maps, directions, specific directions, and more information to Maryland Public Lands, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources public lands information site on the web at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/
Tasker's Gap, Edinburgh (VA)
The trail system is located west-southwest of Washington DC about 1.5 hours and totals about 23 miles. These trails are officially adopted by the Washington Area Trail Riders ( http://www.watr.us ) and is a MULTI-USE trail. Please be respectful of hikers, cyclists and two way traffic. If you encounter horses, pull aside and shut off your bike to let them pass, or make sure their riders have them well in hand before you pass VERY SLOWLY!.
Take 1-66 West to I-81 South to Edinburg/Rt. 675 exit east, then right onto Edinburg Gap Road three miles to trailhead on the right.
This is part of the trail systems in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests (VA)
These forest areas are available to ride, and being a member in good standing of the Washington Area Trail Riders , and the Shenandoah ORV Association is a big plus. These organizations help keep our right to ride in good standing with the forest service and District Rangers.
These areas are in the Commonwealth of Virginia
For map details, regulations and restrictions, visit the Lee Ranger district home page at http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/lee/forest/recreation/ohv/index.shtml
and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest ORV trails page http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/forest/recreation/ohv/index.shtml
The Cove, Gore (near Winchester) (VA)
Always call ahead before you come - Willis McDowell (540) 858-2882
1500 acres of land in the back of the family property. Good family riding and also good hard enduro trail training.
WINTER RIDING - October through March (Every day)
SUMMER RIDING - April through September (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
20-30 miles of trails, some of it challenging to the beginner rider. Beginner to hero trail options with lots of hills and rocks. Plenty of good riding for all skill levels, but riders must take care to stay on the trail system and avoid main dirt roads, since the facility operates as a quiet family campground on the front of the property. Bikes must be QUIET and riders well behaved in the summer. VERY reasonable daily riding fee!! Camping and snowtubing are available! Free trail maps.
Some dates and weekends are closed to ALL riding, call ahead!
(My personal favorite place to take my kids and ride.. these are WONDERFUL folks)
From the North - exit 317 on I-81 (Winchester VA), take Rt 37 south to Rt 50
Take Rt 50 West approximately 8 miles to Gore. You'll see a small sign pointing left that says "Gore" at Rt 751, turn left. (Follow the Boy Scout Camp signs) Go 1/2 mile, turn left on Rt 704 (Back Creek Road). Take Rt 704 for 4-1/2 miles to Rt 683. Take Rt 683 for 1/2 mile to the Cove entrance on the left. You will pass the entrance to the Boy Scout Camp on the right, bear left. Follow the Cove road for one mile to the Cove Lake and the Cove Headquarters.
The Hatfield-McCoy Trail System (W. VA)
in West Virginia, Trail Status is at the Official Hatfield-McCoy website at http://www.trailsheaven.com
Introducing the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System - http://www.atvconnection.com/editor/feature/westvirginia/hatmccoy/ride.htm
Trail Head - Logan, West Virginia: On the side of a mountain that hugs the town. Arriving on South 119 into town, turn left into town at the stop light after you cross the Guyandotte river bridge in front of the Logan General Hospital. Go straight at the next stop light and bear left with the road into the mountains and the road turns into a dirt road at the top. A small arrow on a lone tree marks the trail head somewhere in there on a lone tree. Pay attention, you might pass it. There are two trailheads in Logan County near the towns of Logan and Man and one in Mingo County near Williamson. Each of these sections begins at trailhead centers which are being established. Annual and 3-day user-permits can be purchased on the Hatfield-McCoy website or by calling the office at 800-592-2217. Permits will also be sold at the trailhead centers from 8-10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Tomahawk MX park (W. VA) Website address: http://www.tomahawkmx.com/
Near Martinsburg, WV, in Hedgesville. From US 81, exit 16W. 6.5 miles to left on Back Creek Valley road (Route 7), 2 mile to right on Tomahawk Run road, 1.5 miles to driveway.
8 miles of Hare Scramble track and 1.5 mile european style MX track featuring a 30' wide 14' tall 90' long tabletop.
Contact Chad Gochenour 304-582-8185 or Brian Weber 304-229-1059
Michaux State Forest ATV Trails - (PA)
ATV Trails of the Michaux State Forest, Near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
The Michaux State Forest ATV Trail is open for use during both the summer and winter season. Closed to dirt bikes year round, except for the Michaux ECEA enduro, hosted by the Southern Penn Enduro riders.
Adams and Cumberland Counties - 37 miles of summer trail. During the winter season the trail system is expanded to 42 miles by using some dirt roads that are gated during the winter. Part of the trail system is shared with snowmobiles when there is sufficient snowfall.
The trail is located between Big Flat and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Access to these are from parking lots located at Big Flat along shippensburg Road about 1 1/4 miles north of it's intersection with Route 233 and on Piney Mountain along Bendersville Road south of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Online maps are available at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forests/michaux/michauxatv.htm
Restroom facilities and a pavilion are provided at the Big Flat parking area. Open Memorial Day weekend thru the last weekend in September. Reopens after deer season. Call to verify. Contact information:
Michaux State Forest
10099 Lincoln Way East
Fayetteville, Pa. 17222
The Allegheny National Forest (PA) - http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/allegheny/recreation/trails/atv.html#marn ....has over 100 miles of trail designated for ATV use on four trail systems for:
The Marienville ATV/Bike Trail, (on State Route 66 east of the town of Marienville.)
The Rocky Gap ATV Trail (access from Township Road 3005, southeast of Warren),
The Timberline ATV Trail (access from State Route 948, north of Ridgway; also connects to the Marienville ATV Trail.)
The Willow Creek ATV Trail (on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir, just south of the New York State line.)
All of which have online trail maps at this website, http://www.allegheny-online.com/hikingtrails.html along with other hiking trails maps.
Visit the Pennsylvania state forest ATV Trails systems - http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/atv/atvindex.htm ....has over 10 approved ATV recreational areas listed, along with maps and more information about off road trails in the Pennsylvania state forests.
TRAXX (PA) - http://www.jackfrostbigboulder.com/
The ski resorts Big Boulder and Jack Frost has a brand new off road park opened late last year. Known as Traxx , it has 7 different areas, ranging from motocross to a 5 mile enduro course and is open year round.
See their web site for hours of operation, annual membership and daily access fees.
Tower City (PA) - http://www.towercitytrailriders.org
Tower City, PA has reopened under the management of the "Tower City Trail Riders".
They have access to 5000 acres in East/Central Pennsylvania near Exit 33 of Interstate 81.
This is not a free riding area, but it is legal. You must join TCTR first. Membership is not unlimited, and comes with several membership levels, some with exclusive campgrounds.
They do patrol the area frequently and will eject trespassers.
A great place to ride! For more info, visit their website
Raush Creek (PA) - http://www.rauschcreekracing.com
Club based membership riding, and day access passes available for motocross tracks. Located right down the road from Tower City, PA. 45 minutes north of Harrisburg, PA, Rausch Creek has several motocross and hare scrambles tracks and an infamous 10 mile rock trail.
Plans include a road course in 2002. Visit their website for more information
Phone - 570-682-4600 or 570-695-3864
Mountain Ridge ATV (PA) - http://www.mountainridgeatvtrails.com/
Over 2500 acres of trails with a mix of riding that will fit any riders style. From gentle rolling hills to extreme rock climbing, mud pits and hills that can challenge the best riders. With camping, both seasonal and daily with 27 campsites having electrical hookups, and a dumping station. Great fun and only $25 a day. Located in Reels Corner, PA, on Route 160 just South of the intersection of Route 160 and Route 30. Visit their website for directions and hours of operation, or Call (814)-279-3147 for information
Breezewood Proving Grounds (PA) - http://www.breezewoodprovinggrounds.com
Near the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania, on the western side of the state
Motocross tracks, woods trails, hill climbs, ovals, pee-wee tracks and camping.
Admission - $25 per rider, $10 per spectator Visit their website for more information
Rocket Raceway (PA) - www.rocketraceway.com
Located Located 4.5 miles from Three Springs, PA 2 miles off of Rt. 655, they have Motocross practice, racing and some trails. Fees start at $15.00. Track rental is available. Visit their website for directions to the track or call. Leave your dog at home.
For track information call Mike Lupey at 717-574-6590
For more information about riding areas in Pennsylvania, like Shade Mountain and Bald Eagle, visit the
Pennsylvania Area Trail Riders Association web site - http://www.pamall.net/patra/
For Pennsylvania's Best ATV trails and maps visit the the PA ATV web page at http://www.atvingPA.com
Raceway Park (NJ) - http://www.racewaypark.com
Old Bridge Township, NJ
Initially a drag racing course, now with Motocross tracks With motocross events on the schedule, you might find open practice days here.
Take the new Jersey turnpike north to exit 8 to route 33 east. 8 miles to Englishtown exit. route 527 North and right on Gordons Corner Road. 1/4 mile, left on Pension road. 2 miles to track on the right. Phone - 732-446-7800 or visit their website for more information
PRIVATE LEGAL Riding
Most riding opportunities in and around Maryland exist on private club leases, club members properties, and other private areas. Here are a few links in and around Maryland to meet people who have legal access to personal private riding areas.
Join a Club! -
The Prince William Family Off Road Riders did the legwork necessary to arrange themselves a riding area. Check them out at http://forpwc.home.comcast.net/
Potomac Vintage Riders - http://www.potomacvintageriders.com
Southern Maryland Dirt Riders - http://www.smdr.org
Baltimore County Trail Riders Association - http://www.bctra.com/
Maryland Competition Riders - http://www.mdcompriders.com/
Northern Virginia Trail Riders - http://www.nvtr.org
Happy Ramblers Motorcycle Club - http://www.happyramblers.com/
Middle Atlantic Motocross Association - http://www.mamamx.com
Delaware Enduro Riders - http://www.delawareenduroriders.com/
Wolf Den Hunting and Riding club (Kitzmiller MD) Operated by Sherry Brady
Dutrow's Honda Road and Track Club - http://www.randtclub.com/
Green Marble Enduro Riders - http://www.gmer.us/
To get emails about private riding opportunities riders should join the dcoffroad email list group on Yahoo and sign up on the DAMN riders message board at http://www.damnriders.org
..and last but not least, there are even more riding areas than I have listed here in PA, West Virginia and beyond which can be found at: http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/results.htm
Email me with updates and new places to ride at firstname.lastname@example.org..
but don't bother sending me information about outlaw places to ride
People who ride on private or public property without permission don't deserve computers or motorcycles
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