New Rider from Ohio

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Hi Everybody,
I'm not exactly new to the site, but I am new to the sport. This site has been so helpful to me with fixing up my new bike so I though I would ask for some advice. i live in a suburban area right around cleveland so there aren't really any trails or open fields close to me so i don't get to ride/practice much, but I want to ride at a motocross track. I have a little experience riding on a couple of trails but I've never gone over any whoops or jumps or anything. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get started? Should I just go to a track and start riding slowly and work my way up or should I try to find some kind of class to show me the basics. I guess I'm pretty lucky because there are 3 motocross tracks within about 40 minutes of my house. I'm 15 by the way if that makes any difference. Thanks in advance.

-Derek
 
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Derek,

Get in touch with the tracks around Cleveland and ask when they are having riding classes. I think taking a class from a good instructor would help you to learn the basics faster than just hitting the tracks if you have never done it.
 

kmccune

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Welcome to DRN!
Good advice above. That will also hook you up with fellow riders.
 
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I rode Wellsville a couple of times last year. The rumor was that it's being shut down. Is it still open for riding now?
 
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Yes it is and it seems better than ever!!!!! I rode there last weekend and the trails are still nice and open and the hills are still very challenging. :cool:
 
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The only area that is closed down is the area where many people parked next to the "rusty" oil containers which was turned into a landfill. Everything else is still open and thankfully we have a campsite so we don't have to pay the daily 10 dollar pass per person. Otherwise it is still awesome to have a good time!!! Hope this helps. :cool:
 
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Yeah thanks for the link mmz. Im about to check out that website, and who knows I may go there sometime soon. Im from columbus