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Thread: Eastern Iowa - near Dubuque?
04-27-2004, 08:06 PM #1
Eastern Iowa - near Dubuque?
anybody have any info on MX riding near the Tri-State area: Dubuqe (IA)- Galena (IL) - Platteville (WI)
there seem to be a bunch of OHV public places in Iowas but no MX tracks around here...
(based in Galena, IL)
04-29-2004, 05:35 AM #2
Check out this website for a few MX tracks
www.mxiowa.com there is a indoor mx track by
Dubuque ( Farley ) I heard they were going to build
a outdoor track.
04-29-2004, 09:59 AM #3
Hi Pokie - here are a few within 100 miles:
Warren, IL - 25 miles - www.racethestorm.com - Stadium style, not sure if they have open riding
Mt. Carroll, IL - 35 miles - www.mcmotopark.com - Probably your best option - Outdoor MX style, lots of elevation changes, safe, fun, called a "mini Red Bud" by the promoter, has open riding
Lena, IL - 35 miles - Lena was listed to have MX races either in 2003 or 2004, but I don't think it worked out - wardy may have more info
Morrison, IL - 55 miles - Morrison had a MX race a few years back and the track was said to be an awesome outdoor style MX with elevation changes and like a mini Red Bud as well, I think the racing thing didn't work out because of noise, but the track might still be open for practice, Brush Poppers runs enduros and hare scrambles in Morrison and they might own the track as well - 815-626-4756.
Pecatonica, IL - 65 miles - www.statelinemx.com - Stadium style, not sure if they have open riding
Fenton, IL - 65 miles - Fenton was listed as a MX track a while back as well.... not sure on the status
Cedar Rapids, IL - 80 miles - www.cvtr.org/framemain.htm - Hawkeye Downs stadium style, not sure if they have open riding
Byron, IL - 85 miles - www.motobyron.com - Pretty sure you've been there
Walnut, IL - 90 miles - www.sunsetridgemx.com - Outdoor style MX track with elevation and natural terrain, very safe, fun, somewhat sandy/loamy, wide and multi-lined, has open riding
Coal Valley, IL - 90 miles - www.tricitym-c.com - Outdoor sytle MX track with elevation and natural terrain and some man-made doubles, whoops, tables, somewhat hardpacked, fun, has yearly club memberships with open riding
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04-29-2004, 07:39 PM #4
Thanks Nikki.... You are better than a Lexus-Nexus search; In fact I talked to Reid Law at MCMotopark just today: unfortunately he does not have open practice except specific non-race weekends, and very rare midweek times. I'll meet up with him at the track next week to check it out.
Warren, per Reid, is the Fairgrounds...not open. Lena, I am told is dead.
Local (Dubuque) dealers are not very helpful, they mentioned some OHV parks in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids..... I'll check them out AFTER i get my bike registered in Iowa....and after all the 'honey-do's' on the home front... There were some attempts 3-4 years ago in the Dubuqe area to have a multi-discipline riding area, but it never materialized.
I have also heard of POLO and Genesee.... which I'll check out also.
Weldit... yes I know about Farley.... strictly indoor stadium style.... I think they run Arenacross there...
Thanks again for the info... I'll report what I find out....
05-02-2004, 03:53 PM #5
What about Kiethsburg? DRN user MUNCH has the info on that place I beleive. If I recall correctly, the had open ride days. Lots of sand from what I hear. Do a search for places to ride in Ill. There was a couple of these threads in the past few months.
Pokie, did you move permanently, or just for the summer.
05-02-2004, 05:38 PM #6
Walt.... haven't come across Keithburg.... but I'll search; yes, it's permanent... if you ever come to Galena, give me a shout (815 776 0695) and we'll meet up for a ride or just some sight seing....
05-03-2004, 11:30 AM #7
If your up for a road trip after a good hard rain and are into the self abuse thing Keithsburg is right up your alley. I road there last Sat., very whooped out but still better than not riding. If you need directions I'll try to find them for you. $5 a day ,7 days a week.
05-03-2004, 03:28 PM #8
....if it is near Des Moines, that would indeed be a trip and half...
05-04-2004, 04:30 AM #9
It's actually closer to Burlington on the IL side of the river but still a pretty good trip