On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Race Down to Idaho's Motocross Tracks
by Kevin Hughes
on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 3:37pm.
Active, adventurous people often come to Idaho, not only as tourists, but as new residents to the area. When reviewing Idaho properties, they want to know where the action is and enjoy outdoor activities that involve extreme sports. Motocross, also called MX, is a very popular sport among Idaho residents. Here is a brief overview of the top nine Motocross trails and where to find them.
#1 – Cache Valley MX Park – Fairview Just five miles south of Preston, Idaho, Cache Valley offers MX trails for practice and events. Amenities include concessions (hot dogs, snow cones, and chips). #2 – Pleasant Valley Raceway – Kuna This MX track is just outside of Boise, practices are $15, memberships available. #3 – Rupert MX – Rupert Just 58 miles from Twin Falls at the Minidoka Fair Grounds, events and limited practice schedules are available. #4 – OMC (Owyhee Motorcycle Club) – Boise Practice and racing are available at this Boise track, just a five minute drive from downtown. #5 – Rock Creek Race Track – Kimberly This track is right in Kimberly, just outside of Twin Falls. Open Monday through Friday from 5:30 PM until nightfall. Practice is $15 per person. Not only is there motocross tracks here, but supercross and outlaw karts. #6 – Fossil Bowl MX – Clarkia Offering trails and motocross, FBMX is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Practice is $10 per person. Located at 85th and Plum in Clarkia, Idaho. While closed for the season, the first race is coming up in May.
#7 – Clay Peak Motorcycle Park – Payette This MX park is set up for all practice at just $12 per person. Hours are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 10 AM to dusk, and on Saturday from 8 AM to dusk. Located at 2550 Highway 52. Clay Peak Motorcycle Park combines the natural terrain with added man-made obstacles to pump up the fun. #8 – Sacajawea Motorsports Park – Salmon Open all week long, the SMP (just south of Salmon) offers practice and events, listed on the calendar of the Salmon Chamber of Commerce. Amenities include restrooms and ample parking.
These top trails and tracks are accessible from any Idaho properties and are often enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Whether you want to head down to the tracks to race your own bike or you want to participate in the excitement from the stands, you are sure to find some great places to do so in Idaho.