Off-Road Riding Around Estonia

by Tonu Kallast
Off-Road Riding Around Estonia

Estonia is a small country located on the Baltic Sea. It has a great off-road riding scene. Motocross is most popular in Estonia, and races take place on closed circuits. It can be pretty tricky to ride in Estonia because races happen rain or shine — even in the snow! Estonia has riders of all ages. Some kids start as young as 5 years old. In Estonia, there are both indoor and outdoor tracks, and miles and miles of beautiful forests for off-road riding.

 

ESTONIA: QUICK FACTS

Population: 1,315,819

Capital city: Tallinn

Currency: Euro €

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The Rabaconda 3-Minute Mousse Changer is made in Estonia. Rabaconda owners Jakob Saks (sales and marketing) and Tõnu Kallast (product engineer and developer) were first contacted by the Finnish Motorcycling Federation to make a better changer. They improved the design and started manufacturing it in Estonia in 2012. It was the first in a growing line of innovative motorsport products designed by riders.

 

ESTONIAN RIDERS

Motocross

Tanel Leok

Gert Krestinov

Priit Rätsep

Erki Kahro

Enduro

Aigar Leok

Rannar Uusna

 

WHERE TO RIDE

Adrenalin Arena

A large indoor motocross hall for off-road riding. Head to south Estonia where you can ride all year round. The tracks are great for riders of all skill levels. Check their website for upcoming events. Bike rental available.

Kiviõli Adventure Centre

Home to Estonia’s first world championship course. This track is 1950 m and has a steep drop of 26 m, great for off-road riding. The two-day Kiviõli Motocross Festival takes place here every year.

TüriAMK

This off-road riding centre has a 1600 m motocross track. It also has a Europe MV Stage UEM license.

 

NEED TO RENT A BIKE?

Renditsikkel – Mõisavahe tee 3, 76404 Jälgimäe

 

WHERE TO SHOP

Bikeman – Pärnu mnt. 323, 11620 Tallinn

MXsport OÜ – Pärnu mnt. 230, 11314 Tallinn

KTM Ekstreemmoto – Mõisavahe tee 3, 76404 Tallinn

Velt Motocenter – Pärnu mnt. 139E, 11317 Tallinn  /  Turu 32b, 51013 Tartu

Yamaha Center – Oja 19,13516 Tallinn

Freetime – Kadaka tee 185, 12618 Tallinn

 

OFF-ROAD RIDING EVENTS

Kiviõli Motofestival

Motocross Calendar 2015

Enduro Baltic Calendar 2015

 

USEFUL LINKS

Estonian Motorcycling Federation (EMF)

Enduro Estonia

Tallinn Motor Show

The Legacy of Estonian Motocross

 

If you’ve been riding in Estonia and have tips to share, comment below and we’ll add your recommendations to this post!

by Tonu Kallast
Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/bold-currency-converter.liquid