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Articles By JC Hilderbrand - Off-Road Editor

JC Hilderbrand
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Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.

2011 Sandfest Friday Report

Friday, July 1, 2011
MotoUSA checks in from Boxcar campground on the Oregon Dunes where the 2011 Sandfest event is underway.

Bell Moto-9 Stunt Helmet Review

Thursday, June 30, 2011
We've spent a couple months inside the new Bell Moto-9 helmet on dirt bikes, ATVs, side-by-sides and even adventure touring motorcycles. See what life is like with Bell's newest dirt bike helmet.

AMA Pro Motocross Thunder Valley Insider

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thunder Valley might not have the most difficult track on the circuit, but it does represent a unique challenge at over a mile of elevation. Check out our insider breakdown.

Honda Developing Trophy Truck for Baja 1000

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Honda used the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to test its desert-racing prototype. The HPD Desert Pilot will eventually race the Baja 1000 as a Class 6 truck.

2012 Kymco MXU 450i First Ride

Friday, June 24, 2011
Kymco introduced the all-new 2012 MXU 450i sport utility ATV and the revised MXU 500i fuel-injected quads at Carolina Adventure World for a first ride review.

2012 Suzuki Motocross Bikes First Look

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Suzuki pulls the cover off its 2012 RM-Z450, RM-Z250, RM85 and RM85L motocross dirt bikes. Only minor styling changes update these 2012 racers.

AMA 250 Motocross Budds Creek Results 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki again dominated the podium with two riders on the top steps as the 250 class finishes Round 4 at Budds Creek.

AMA 450 Motocross Budds Creek Results 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011
The usual three were on the podium at Budds Creek for Round 4 of AMA Pro Motocross 450 class racing.

AMA Pro Motocross Budds Creek Preview 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011
AMA Pro Motocross racing heads to Budds Creek in Maryland for Round 4 of the 450 and 250 championships. Both classes have some hot riders, find out who to watch for in this moto racing preview.

2011 Nor Cal Classic Vintage Motocross

Friday, June 17, 2011
MotoUSA trades the latest and greatest dirt bikes for air-cooled relics of motocross lore at Brad Lackey's Nor Cal Classic National Vintage Motocross race.

Bikes of the CPSIA

Thursday, June 16, 2011
We sampled some of the motorcycles and ATVs that will be affected by the CPSC Lead Ban. Take a look at these machines and some of the alternates from major manufacturers.

CPSIA Lead Ban Update - What Now?

Thursday, June 16, 2011
The CPSC's ban on youth dirt bikes and ATVs is still a lingering threat. MotoUSA examines bikes and families potentially affected by the Lead Law and gets up to date on where things stand.

Inside Am-Pro Yamaha Off-Road Racing

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
MotoUSA hangs out with Randy Hawkins and his championship-winning crew at the Am-Pro Yamaha racing headquarters to see what a top-level GNCC program is like from the inside.

2012 Kymco UXV 500i First Ride

Friday, June 3, 2011
MotoUSA heads to Carolina Adventure World to try out the early release 2012 Kymco UXV 500i side-by-side. This UTV stays competitive with new fuel injection.

AMA Pro WMX Freestone Insider 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ashley Fiolek beat the heat and every other WMX rider in Freestone. Find out how.

2011 Middleweight Adventure Touring Comparo

Monday, May 30, 2011
The Germans and the Brits square off for middleweight adventure touring supremacy with the 2011 BMW F800GS against the all-new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

2011 BMW F800GS Comparison Review

Monday, May 30, 2011
BMW has owned the middleweight adventure touring segment with its F800GS. Now it faces a challenge from the all-new Tiger 800 XC.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Comparison Review

Monday, May 30, 2011
Triumph enters the mid-size adventure touring market with the Tiger 800 XC. How does the new British bike stack up against the established BMW F800GS? Find out in this comparison review.

AMA Pro WMX Hangtown Results 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Jessica Patterson picked up right where she left off with dominating performances at the opening round of WMX competition at the Hangtown Classic.

AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Preview 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Round 1 is kicking off this weekend at Norther California's Hangtown Classic. AMA Pro Motocross starts it's 40th season with three stacked divisions.