Riding in SoCal & Bike Rental

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12/26/2018 5:56 PM

Hello guys!

I'm coming over for the San Diego Supercross and after the race, I'm doing a little road trip around California.
Towards the end, I'd like to go ride at local tracks, thinking Thursday, Friday, Saturday (7-9 Feb).

As I'm flying out from Los Angeles, I'd prefer to ride around the area.
I did my Google research on daily rentals and packages, and boy, there are so many options!
Can you suggest a good company to rent the bikes from in the area?
What would be the best tracks to go riding?

Cheers!

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12/26/2018 7:29 PM

JD35 wrote:

Hello guys!

I'm coming over for the San Diego Supercross and after the race, I'm doing a little road trip around California.
Towards the end, I'd like to go ride at local tracks, thinking Thursday, Friday, Saturday (7-9 Feb).

As I'm flying out from Los Angeles, I'd prefer to ride around the area.
I did my Google research on daily rentals and packages, and boy, there are so many options!
Can you suggest a good company to rent the bikes from in the area?
What would be the best tracks to go riding?

Cheers!

motocrossvacations.com

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12/26/2018 8:15 PM

slmxschool.com. Great rates and great to deal with!


Glen Helen, Pala (Fox), and Cahuilla. In that order.

Maybe Milestone Thursday instead of Glen Helen because you may catch some pros on the supercross track.

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12/26/2018 8:20 PM

The term "good tracks" can mean very different things to different people,.

What is your skill level?

Do you like double jumps?

Do you like big jumps?

Do you like a lot of jumps?

Do you prefer sand or hard packed tracks?

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12/26/2018 10:25 PM

Dennis Stapleton - MXA test rider. He has a lot of current bikes in his fleet to rent and has living accommodations (short and long term rentals) on his property close to all the major tracks. http://www.stapomx.com

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12/26/2018 10:37 PM

anniebertmojo wrote:

Dennis Stapleton - MXA test rider. He has a lot of current bikes in his fleet to rent and has living accommodations (short and long term rentals) on his property close to all the major tracks. http://www.stapomx.com

Wow, he is only 4 miles from my house. I might stop in one day. Jeremy Mcgraths dad's garage is only 2 miles from me.

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12/27/2018 5:22 AM

Thanks for the tips.
Will check them out.
It must be pretty competitive space with so many businesses focused on a relatively small area.
Glen Helen is definitely on TOP of my list.
Level-wise, I haven’t ridden much in past 8 years, but before, I did the European Championship circuit.
Hopefully the skills haven’t left me!

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12/27/2018 12:59 PM

I have used MX Vacations quite a few times they are really good.

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12/27/2018 2:18 PM

JD35 wrote:

Thanks for the tips.
Will check them out.
It must be pretty competitive space with so many businesses focused on a relatively small area.
Glen Helen is definitely on TOP of my list.
Level-wise, I haven’t ridden much in past 8 years, but before, I did the European Championship circuit.
Hopefully the skills haven’t left me!

If you want to enjoy yourself I would say to skip Glen Helen... it's a monster of a track with unforgiving dirt and it's in the middle of nowhere. I've been to a couple nationals there but only ridden once, only time I left a track early. Definitely go to Milestone and Perris. Both are usually prepped really well. Milestone is easier (safer) than Perris, but Perris is a really cool track to ride. Lake Elsinore has a pretty cool intermediate track (it's the first one you see when you turn right into the park) with lots of step-ups, but the main is difficult and they let side-by-sides on the vet track so avoid that.

Pala vet is cool too, but its also out in BFE and the main track is like a national track... HUUUUUGE doubles last time I was there.

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12/27/2018 2:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2018 2:57 PM

JD35 wrote:

Thanks for the tips.
Will check them out.
It must be pretty competitive space with so many businesses focused on a relatively small area.
Glen Helen is definitely on TOP of my list.
Level-wise, I haven’t ridden much in past 8 years, but before, I did the European Championship circuit.
Hopefully the skills haven’t left me!

Tenacious P wrote:

If you want to enjoy yourself I would say to skip Glen Helen... it's a monster of a track with unforgiving dirt and it's in the middle of nowhere. I've been to a couple nationals there but only ridden once, only time I left a track early. Definitely go to Milestone and Perris. Both are usually prepped really well. Milestone is easier (safer) than Perris, but Perris is a really cool track to ride. Lake Elsinore has a pretty cool intermediate track (it's the first one you see when you turn right into the park) with lots of step-ups, but the main is difficult and they let side-by-sides on the vet track so avoid that.

Pala vet is cool too, but its also out in BFE and the main track is like a national track... HUUUUUGE doubles last time I was there.

Funny this is pretty much the oposite recommendations I would give unless you were coming to CA again in the future.

Glen Helen is pretty fun right now and has a pretty mellow layout.

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12/27/2018 3:08 PM

This is without any doubt the best place i've ever been in my life (2017)

https://www.braapfinder.com/track/en/palmdale/lacr-mx/

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12/27/2018 3:36 PM

Glen Helen is a must, just because then I’d hit Cahuilla then its a toss up for Milestone, Perris and Pala on any track in any order. Leave Elsinore as a last resort. All this is you are going to be staying in or around the 15 south of the 91.

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12/27/2018 4:08 PM

fristytron wrote:

This is without any doubt the best place i've ever been in my life (2017)

https://www.braapfinder.com/track/en/palmdale/lacr-mx/

If your in LA LACR is pretty far.

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