Riding Dirt Bikes at Piru Motocross Park
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Hey all, on the way back from the Superbike races this past weekend at Infineon Raceway I made a pit-stop at Piru Motocross Park
in order to free my mind from the recent all-out sportbike riding/writing/reporting bonanza. Located just off Highway 126 near Interstate 5—just north of Los Angeles, Piru is a refreshing alternative to the standard SoCal moto tracks.
It’s been a while since I rode there but I’m happy to report that the track conditions are as good as ever. The direction has been reversed (clockwise) since our last visit and I really dug the new layout. There are a number of tabletops and a few small doubles that are all relatively easy and can be done easily as long as you keep your momentum up. A few sections also have multiple line and jump choices which is good for riders of varying speeds. I also really liked the fast and open third and fourth gear uphill and downhill turns which is fun to bury the throttle through.
Terrain-wise the takeoffs and landings of the jumps are all hard-pack which prevents them from getting rutted and generally makes them safer and more forgiving. Other parts of the track were tilled nicely and felt nice and loamy with small-to-medium sized ruts forming. Track workers also put just the right amount of water on the track so the dust was minimal. Piru is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday with a $20 gate fee and no membership required. After you ride there is a host of tourism attractions so make sure to check out the Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau
for more fun things to see and do.
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