Dirt Biking

Dirt Biking

Canadian provinces have some of the best trails and logging roads for off-road dirt bikes. From highly-technical ascents and descents to smooth, rolling single-track, there’s something for every rider. Get geared up and head out with your friends to explore all the awesome areas our provinces have to offer!

Be safe on the trails:

  • Wear a helmet and proper protective equipment.
  • Pack the necessary tools and gear.
  • Keep your bike well-maintained.
  • Know your limits. Ride within your abilities, in a controlled manner and with common sense.

Respect the environment and other trail users:

  • Stop and shut down your bike when you meet hikers, bikers or horses on the trail.
  • Avoid loud tailpipes. Some riding areas have closed thanks to a few people with loud mufflers who ignore the rules.
The Right Gear

Taking the Essentials:
  • Flashlight
  • Fire making kit
  • Signalling device (i.e. whistle)
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra clothing
  • Navigational/communication devices
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency blanket/shelter
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun protection
Leave a Trip Plan with responsible party, family member or friend.

Take equipment specific to dirt biking:

  • Helmet
  • Eye protection
  • Chest protector
  • Jersey and gloves
  • Heavy pants and jacket
  • Knee pads
  • Proper dirt bike boots
  • Hydration pack
  • Specific tools to your bike
  • Allen Keys
  • Spare clutch and brake lever
  • Tire and Tube patch kit
  • 8,10,12,14 mm wrenches
  • Thin wire
  • Metal hose clamp
  • Tire pump
  • Energy bars
  • Join an off-road club and experience this beauty with others who share your passion. Clubs create good, safe riding areas and keep them open.
  • Do some trail maintenance. Help keep them in great shape and earn some good trail karma!

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

Photo: NWTT/Terry Parker (banner); ; Ontario Federation of Trail Riders/Ken Hoeverman

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