These are things the future news Headlines would, could, and should say.
A New form of Motocross is sweeping the Nation, new clubs & organizations are popping up in cities and towns all throughout the USA, these tracks are smaller than typical motocross tracks, or use part of the regular tracks.
Typically modern motocross race tracks are approximately one mile in length on average.
The new tracks are smaller and the bikes are smaller and less powerful, but this makes for a great stepping stone for racing on the bigger more powerful bikes and tracks we are used to, consider it a bunny hill for what has become the extreme sport of Motocross racing.
(A rising tide raises all ships)
American motocross hasn't seen large growth like this since the 1970's!
The sport of motocross racing had an explosion of growth in the 1970's, it was a perfect storm of things coming together including
Marketing like "on any suday", organized racing AMA pro racing, affordable kids & adult sized motocross specific bikes and Momentum. Plus relaxed laws.
in modern times participation and popularity of the sport is at an all time low at the grassroots level.
So what went wrong?
This is a very common question among enthusiasts of the sport. And though It's a subject that's talked about often the answer is somewhat complex because it wasn't just one thing, it was a combination of things.
You could ask five different people thar used to race but quit why they quit racing motocross and get five different answers, because the reasons are different for some than they are for others.
These are some of the most common responses. From surveys and online poles.
2. Injuries, severity of Injuries, and fear of Injury.
3. places to ride nearby or lack there of.
4. Perception, a lot of people these days don't even think of motocross as something that they could do.
Personally I believe there are solutions for most of the challenges that we have in the sport of motocross starting with showing the masses relatable sides of the sport through marketing, live events and getting the industry on the same page and working towards the same goals.
I plan to put an organized focus on getting the sport of motocross growing again. Please join me! Mx-collaborations.com