Photo: Chris Green
As the only manufacturer that has a facility dedicated to teaching beginning riders the basic fundamentals of riding a dirt bike, Honda has aimed its two-acre dirt bike riding grounds to anyone eager to learn. It’s a stress-free environment with an enthusiastic staff of riding coaches. Mercedes Natvig (nine-time woman’s national MX champion) is the head instructor and truly enjoys helping out first-timers.
To make you feel even more comfortable on your dirt bike, Honda has replicated five ecosystems that you will find in the California desert. From the San Bernardino National Forest to the Mojave Desert, the half-mile trail system has a different setting around every turn. However, the basic learning kicks off in the flat section of the property where the instructors take you through the basics and prepare you for the trails. Proper body positioning is a main focus along with starting, stopping, shifting, cornering, standing and how to take on different obstacles. Mercedes and her team do a fine job keeping the riders on two wheels — and we can guarantee you this...You will not be bored!
The course runs seven days a week and only costs $175 per person (children through adults). Family packages are also available and run $500 during the week and $650 on the weekends. You can find more information on the class at powersports.honda.com, and to register visit www.dirtbikeschool.com or call 909.430.3000.
Digital Dirt: A night ride with the JCR Honda team prepping for the Tecate/SCORE Baja 1000. http://www.dirtrider.com/features/jcr-honda-prepares-for-the-tecate-score-baja-1000