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I just reread that sorry for the grammar errors, I'm on a phone but wow Lots of errors.
Thank you very much for the letter. It definitely sounds like you share the mission. I love what you are doing, the sport needs more people like you for sure! I have a big overview that I believe would help bring people together to get more people to do exactly what you are already doing. I broke it down step by step That we as a whole can some how do ABC we can and will start growing at rapid pace. I absolutely think it's possible. I haven't shared my whole plan yet. The website/blog was actually made just to try to meet people in the industry and people that share my passion because I know I can't do it alone. I'm glad to hear you are doing well. There is some guys in Wisconsin doing a really good job of growing the sport in their area. If you listen to podcasts they explain in detail what they are doing. My idea is more of an umbrella or a whole outline of something I think would work nationwide. These guys are more hands on like you! I love it. Thanks for reaching out. I'm in Houston, planning to hit SX on Saturday. Also I would love to come to your place sometime! Here is the podcast I'm talking about. I'm not affiliated with the guys in the episode. I do know Luke Nesler the guy doing the podcast. Tarz- Mx-collaborations.com
Hello from Wyoming.
I like your mission and I think there's a lot of us who share the goal of growing the sport and community. A few years ago a friend and I brought organized off-road racing to our state and created Wyoming Off-Road Racers Association, WORRA. Not only were we able to get a good amount of local riders engaged, but by offering lucrative payouts to pros we have been able to pull some of the most talented desert riders in the western region to our events. This has gotten us our contacts with not only the pro racers, but some connections higher up in the motorsports industry as well.
I don't know that I'm any sort of highly valuable resource to your cause yet, but our formula seems to be working and we've attracted a handful of youth riders into our series and continue to put a lot of focus on the women's classes and kids classes to keep the family excited for each weekend of racing. Our hare scramble style courses tend to be very flowy and fun with limited technical sections. Our retention of the locals has been amazing so far. O
ur races are fun and our pits are a community.
I've been involved in motocross or off-road racing for about 20 years now and at 32 I still find myself the introvert that struggles to approach others at events, but have forced myself to talk to the promoter at every event I've attended over the last few years to either say thanks or offer to lend a hand. I always extend an offer for them to then attend one of our events to tighten our community as much as we can. I encourage you and others to do the same and if you find your way into the Wyoming desert this summer, come check us out!
Hey everyone. I am from Canada and seeing the same thing up here. I have been involved in multiple different sports over the 12 years I have been a parent and now currently trying to get my 2 sons involved in mx racing. We are having a hard time finding clubs and races the last year. I find quality training is hard to find as well. More clinics and formal training would be a good start. Getting kids hooked is easy. The hard part is getting the parents hooked. Many parents these days find it easier to plop their kids down infront of the playstation and do their own thing. Not all but many. Focus needs to be on hooking the parents. If you can find a way to do that parents with find a way to finance something they are excited about. I'm mostly coming from the ski industry. Very expensive and time consuming just like mx. Will be happy to help out where I can
I think we could Rally people together to make Natural terrain tracks like this. In their own area.
I would join that group you mentioned for sure if I was in Texas, but I live in Minnesota
I would Also like some more Mellow classes, right now a new person has no business in this sport, if you didn't start as a kid, some classes with bikes like this, which has a XR100 motor, would be a perfect stepping stone. Right now there isn't a stepping stone
Thank you for joining I Have some ideas, I would really like to re introduce the whole sport to America, I don't think they know anything about Grassroots Moto anymore other than the 2nd and 3rd gen riders, I Have ideas that could be a Game Changer, but I don't have the right connections, if I can get some Manufacturers and people in the industry to support what I am doing I Believe there could be a Big Resurgence.
Great idea! I'm all for it. I grew up in the 70's era of MX in the US and it was literally just getting started at that time. But I can tell you it was absolutely the best [part of my life (short of marriage and my kids). Me and my buddies had the most fun of all the high school aged kids in Austin, TX. But even though I loved this new sport, i had a very hard time being able to afford it. What made racing so great back then was that you "run what you brung" and everyone was in an R&D race to make their enduro or semi MX european bike go faster and handle better. The bikes were heavy, underpowered, unreliable and handled poorly for the most part. Today you have to buy a $10k bike and spend $1k a year maintaining it. Its simply too expensive for lots of people. Two strokes make it easier but its still a struggle. I dont think that will change much in the future. But electric MX bikes could change everything with their low noise, low maintenance and possibly lower cost. One group that has it figured out are the Hare Scrambles groups in TX, They hold family friendly events on tracks that don't have huge doubles or triples and they are reasonably priced. You should check them out if you havent already. Some have been around for many years and have many members.
The MX-Collaborations Chatroom is Being created with a category for all 50 States to Help people that are interested in motocross meet others in their area to make friendships and to find and create new places to ride.
people tend to think that the only way to make a motocross track is to buy the land but that is not necessarily the only way, there are many public tracks through out the USA that are on public land, owned by the city state or county. it takes people working together to come up with new idea's and sometimes you can find a way if you are willing to get involved.