Dirt Biking
Dirt Biking
Getting ready for their first dirt biking race.

The kids got to try Mini Motocross bikes today at Vienna’s Praterstern and they were really ecstatic about it. This is a great way to introduce kids to motocross racing or dirt biking…especially for families who love outdoor sports.

Just like any other sport, dirt biking may involve accident and unforeseen occurrences but with proper training and gears, these can be minimized. To start off, kids should at least know how to ride a bike so that they can balance the motocross bikes…they should also be well protected. Gears as helmet, gloves, appropriate attire and footwear should be provided for. Today was a first so we were not all ready for it but the attendants had helmets and neck supports ready for those who want to participate. The race track were also safely barred with hay to obviously make impact lighter in case of falling off.

Dirt Biking
Dawty ahead of the pack.

Training kids into dirt biking is a also a good way to bond. It doesn’t really mean that you’re pushing them to engage in it but you’re just allowing them to explore their interests and make them experience sports and adventures that would build up confidence.

Make sure your child is well oriented and he or she knows the proper gears, gas, brake and other parts of the bike and the importance of each while riding. Inspect the bike as often as you could but most especially before the start of training or race. This is to ensure the safety of your child. Make sure that the bike has something like a speed governor to gauge the speed a child would go…you know they tend to get excited and overspeed. ^_^

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Son 1 overtook the others later on.

Always make it a point to remind your child that it isn’t really important to be the first to finish a track, what matters is that he or she enjoys riding. The coming in first comes later. Here’s a short video of the two at the track.

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Dirt Biking

11 thoughts on “Dirt Biking

  1. You are one brave mom to allow your kids to engage in this sport! I soooo envy you! I’m such a scaredycat, I’d probably have a heart attack watching my kids do this. Hopefully, I’ll be more brave when they do reach the age when they’ll be big enough to do this. I’m sure my husband (who has a motorcycle) would enjoy doing this with the kids.

    Oh, and GREAT JOB KIDS!!!

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  2. wow, that looks like a very fun thing to do! i just had my very fist remote control ride recently + i cannot wait to ride the motorbikes, the real one! i bet mum will let me even if she will be on the verge of a heart attack! 😀

    thanks for joining k.i.d + so sorry for the late visit, mum is a bit busy offline. the linkie for this week’s edition is up, hopefully you can join us again 😉

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  3. This looks so fun! 😀 I’m not really skillful in riding bikes, but I hope I get to try this too.. ^^ Anyway, I definitely agree that dirt biking is a nice bonding activity for parents and kids. Hopefully when I have kids of my own, I can take them out to do such fun activities too.. 🙂

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  4. the helmet and neck support is very important to wear during dirt biking. Surely the your kids have much fun 🙂

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  5. great outdoor activity for your kids. i should be called a pushy mom for, i will let my kids try every sports activity there is.

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  6. yay! the kids looks like they had a blast 🙂 future bikers in the making 🙂 my son likes his ATV but am not sure about dirt bike 🙁 I am too scared 🙁

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  7. Bikes are just the right size for the kids’ little bodies – that’s important to me if dirt biking would cross my kiddo’s mind one of these days. This must be so much fun to watch!

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  8. i haven’t even ridden one of those! they are brave! i hope my kids too will be brave enough to do that.

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