Dirt Bike Riding Tips

  1. Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.

  2. Except for dual-purpose models, never ride on paved surfaces except to cross when done safely and permitted by law – another vehicle could hit you. Dirt bikes are designed to be operated off-highway.

  3. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  4. Supervise riders younger than 16; dirt bikes are not toys.

  5. Never permit youngsters to ride dirt bikes that are too tall or too powerful for their capabilities.

  6. Don’t ride alone on remote trails. Use the buddy system.

  7. Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.

  8. Take a hands-on riding course. Visit DirtBikeSchool.org.

Training Sites

Parents, Youngsters and Off-Highway Motorcycles

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Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist

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