places to ride in NJ

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e town. other than that its illegal riding. where in nj are you? Im me, my sn is bodgecr250.
 
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if you know what your doing there are plenty of legal places to ride in NJ.
but now a days who can you trust , ya turn someone on to your spot and then it becomes illegal.
it only takes one bad apple , not saying your one but you know the deal.

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scooter1130

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I have to agree with RedWing, we have a couple local riding spots wher ethe police patrol, but do not bother riders as long as they don't stray off into the park land.  Don't get me wrong, it is not a "legal" riding area, but the neighbors and law enforcement tollerate it as long as their are no complaints.  Unfortunately, these areas can not be posted especially on a forum of this size since it would draw so many riders to the area, that it would be quickly shut down.  A good example of this is the area in Green Twp which was recently closed.  It used to be a riding area for the locals, but as word spread there were more and more people every weekend until someone finally got hurt.  Now within the past month the area where many of us have ridden locally for many years, is now shut down and strongly enforced.  Because of this, you will probably not find an answer on here of where to ride since no one wants to loose their riding area because it becomes too popular.

If you are willing to pay to ride, and travel to Pa, you have a few choices.  If you are looking for motocross, there is Jack Frost http://www.jackfrostbigboulder.com/summer-motorsports.asp , or Rausche Creek http://www.rauschcreekracing.com/rcmp/index.php , and if you are looking for trails, there is Paragon http://paragonap.com/ , or Tower City http://www.towercitytrailriders.org/ , both with well over 10,000 acrea of property.
 
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dont forget about the indoor park that is supposed to be open by now.
located on RT1 near Trenton, no idea if its open yet.
heard it was going to open in spring,then summer, then september.

think its called Extreme something or other. if i find the URL ill post it .
250,000 sq feet of indoor tracks.

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That would be the X-Arena in Trenton.  Dirtwurx is building 2 tracks for them.  Some say it is opening htis fall, others say early 2004.   They started construction back in May of this year.  Here is a list of a few things planned for the arena......

Two Separate Tracks......PRO/Expert Track - Larger than two football fields side by side.......Novice/Beginner Track - Larger than the Las Vegas Supercross Track.......Wind Tunnel for Indoor Skydiving.....Restaurant.....Nightclub.....Food Court......Game Room......Indoor Pitting.....Clean Restrooms with shower facilities 

Here is their web site for more info  http://www.xarenasports.com
 
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Last time I drove past the site was mid-September and there was no sign of construction. I'll believe this place exists when it is open, otherwise fagetaboutit.
 
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that scooter sure does scoot around doesnt he ;) leave it to scoot to know of the stuff i forget about. just for the record i forgot (or should i say fuagetaboutit) about it since there arent arent indoor trees planted that i know of. ;)

hey tuz371 what are ya ridin`?

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Redwing,

I ride a '02 CRF, mainly at Englishtown. I used to be a member at NJORVP in Chatsworth, NJ but the $300 annual fee was toooooo much. Now with a four month old and wife to support on one salary, the CRF might not see the dirt until next spring. Unless I can find a free place to ride that I don't have to worry about The Man impounding my bike.
 

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I lived in NJ a a few years ago and my sons cut their teeth in NJ riding, 4 years at Chatsworth (the offroad park). It was 30 dollars a year per bike membership. I've only been gone a few years - Holy crap! I too had problems in NJ, we used to ride a place near the Earle Navy Station and a few kids set fire to the dry grass (with matches BTW - not bikes) while there were about 20 others play riding. The cops showed up and that was the end of that riding area. Out here in Michigan there is an endless amount of riding, be it Moto, trails, hill climbing, enduros, hares, TT, snow racing, you name it. See ya!
 
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jeez fourtyplus just rub it in why dont ya. in NJ your considered a criminal if you ride. im all legal like and so far knock on wood have not had a problem in fact i speak to the rangers in the area.
it is getting harder and harder to find places to ride in the tri-state area.
i have even heard that Mass. wants to ban 2-strokes completely from the state. i have no idea if it will happen but lots of greenies live up in that area.
california is no joke either have seen tickets in the range of $3000.00
and can go up too $8000 this is dollars not paseo's.
i tell you if it wasnt for the amount of connections i have in the area i would probably relocate to area that is more off road friendly.
want to rent a room fourtyplus :)
anyone have any ideas on where to move where we can ride off road,snow ski,have nice beaches(girls in bikinis),and be able to make a living ?
until then we have to ride in circles on our own property or pay out the wazzo
to ride .

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i love the spot in a town called atco and its called ATCO RACEWAY.They have a nice supercross track set up out side.on the other hand i ride at spots that arent so legal but luckily i havent got caught yet (since there are so many escape routes .......if you get caught you deserve to get caught!!)some spots i rode at are triboro in berlin,cfc in winslow.
 
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I have been riding in NJ since I was 7, I am now 40. I drove up there this past summer (2003) to ride. What a shock to find that the entire state is illegal, even to registered bikes.

What botheres me is that the woods areas have been closed in the name of the environment. Yet the woods are more overgrown than I have ever seen them. The simple facts are that the reason for the closure is a lie, plain and simple.

Remember to vote carefully, and remember to call your state reps. E-mail is not the way. A call will have some weight.

Chris
 

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I have found that most of the north east is this way. When I was living in Georgia we had stated land we could ride on. The best part was it was FREE and LEGAL!!
 

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I've said it before, we ought to form a NJ riding club and purchase a few hundred acres. We could even petition the state for a grant; after all they were supposed to create a riding area somewhere in northern NJ. A farm that has already been placed in farmland preservation would be (relatively) inexpensive to purchase because it has no development value.

Think about it…200 acres @ $7,000 per acre, divided by 500 members is $2,800 per member. Of course, the correct way to do it would be to form a corporation and make the payments through annual dues.

It really isn’t far fetched.