Join the OMRA, Race a Series, Have Fun
Do you like to ride dirt bikes with people that also love the sport? Do you like a little healthy competition? Do you need a reason to get in, or stay in shape? Do you like to have fun?
I just started racing dirt bikes two seasons ago. The first year I dipped and dabbled in the 12 race XC series and ended up competing in 7 events as an Open AM rider. I had a great time, learned a ton, and realized how slow I was compared to the AA and Expert riders. By my second season I was ready to commit a bit more time and try to compete for a series trophy. I trained hard, mentally prepared and put together a decent season with a 3rd place finish in the 40+ AM class. As proud as I was of this accomplishment, in the end it sort of didn't matter. The real highlight of racing a full series for me was the camaraderie with my fellow class riders. We would talk shop before and after each race, maybe talk a little shit at the starting line. It gave me a few guys to chase and provided me with the motivation to train and ride when I otherwise could have been lazy. In the end I would say that making friends with some new folks who love dirt biking is about the best reason I can think of for racing dirt bikes.
If you're thinking about coming out to a race, do it. If you're thinking about racing a whole series, do that.
There's no time like right now to push yourself and know that the guy or girl next to you needs a competitor to push them.
See you in March at the races.