Places to Ride and Race

With the county and politicians shutting down tracks and riding areas it is getting harder and harder to find places to ride and race. This page should help you out.

Racing
If you like riding fast you will probably love the competition at a local race.  Don’t be afraid, everyone is very friendly and helpful and most people are just as nervous as you are.  Here are the places to race:

Arizona Off Road Promotions
Created and run by the team who used to run Grinding Stone MX park.  These guys put on some great races that are very affordable.   This is the perfect place for any racer from beginner to pro.  The races use a GP format which is a mix of motorcross and desert.  Some races are hare scrambles which have no motocross sections.  There are usually 10-30 quads per race so its not too intimidating and the pro payback is great for pros.  My favorite races with them are Tonalea, Cinders and the new St Johns race looks awesome.  They also promote motocross only races usually at Canyon MX.

WORCS (World Off Road Championship Series)
This is the premiere racing series for the west coast.  The turnouts are huge and its a bit more serious than a typical local race but they are tons of fun.  This series also uses the GP format.  Top quality organization and competition here.  Also very affordable at $55 per race.

QuadCross aka Quad X
With the close of speedworld Arizona no longer has a Quadcross series event.  The series is entirely in California now.  This is a motocross series.

Arizona Cycle Park Saturday Morning Motocross
The quads get their own series out here, we aren’t allowed on the big track but the vet track is pretty fun and good for beginners.  Racers are having a great time at this race.

Best in the Desert
The premiere desert racing series for the United States.  The series consists of 4 races for quads.  The best race of the year takes place in Parker, Arizona every January.  A true 90 mile desert loop is used and it is a fantastic race.  I recommend racing a few local races before stepping up to this one.

Faircross
GCS Promotions has started up a series that takes place at the state fairgrounds every few weeks.  Quads are welcome.  The track is a mix of motocross and arenacross.

Tracks Quads can ride
Many dirtbikers complain that quads ruin the track so we are only allowed to ride on certain days of the week if at all.

Arizona Cycle Park
Located near Gila Bend on SR85
Quads are allowed on the vet track about once per month, keep an eye on our message forum or ACP facebook page for details.

Canyon MX
Located in Peoria out towards Lake Pleasant
Quads allowed on the main track most Thursdays.  Quads allowed on the little tracks most any other day.

Motoland MX
Located near Casa Grande. Quads are allowed to ride at random times, call ahead to confirm.


Public Riding areas

Sycamore Creek and 4 Peaks
This spot out in Mesa is popular for fun rides.

Crown King Trail
Many people unload near Lake pleasant and take the trails up to Crown King, then eat at the restaurant up there, refuel if needed and head back down.  This place is hugely popular with jeeps and sidexsides so not a good place to ride fast.

Wickenburg
Lots of people head to Wickenburg to ride, there are dirt trails all over town, most people go out on the road behind McDonalds towards the rodeo grounds.
The old desert racing loop out near Vulture mine is part of the Arizona OHV system and great for trail rides and fast rides.

Boulders OHV Area (aka mile markers or mm11.5)
This area used to host a desert race every year.  It has been added to the Arizona OHV trail system.  Located off the Carefree highway at approximately mile post 11.  Very large unloading area and lots of fun trails.  Gets really busy during the winter months.

White Tanks Area
We are pretty sure it is no longer legal to ride out there, so avoid it unless you like attention from law enforcement.

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