Off-Road Riding Around Texas

by Tonu Kallast
Off-Road Riding Around Texas

Texas is an off-road riding paradise — just look at the list of tracks we’ve compiled! The warm climate lets you ride all year long and there are certainly a variety of tracks for everyone. Some consider the 1970s to be the heyday of Texas racing, but with weekly races and good racing conditions year-­round, Texas is still a fantastic place to ride. Enduro is less popular in Texas; motocross dominates. Some great riders have come out of Texas, and once you ride around the Lone Star state, you’ll see why. If you’ve been off-road riding in Texas and anything to change or add, comment below and we’ll add your recommendations to this post!

 

TEXAS: QUICK FACTS

Population: 26,956,958

Capital city: Austin

Currency: USD $

 

WHERE TO RIDE

Andrews MX
385 NE 7000
Andrews, TX 79714

AustinDelValle MX Park
14600 Pearce Lane
Del Valle, TX 78617

Badlands MX Park
County Rd. 1095
Celeste, TX 75423

Boondox
3115 County Road 601
Farmersville, TX 75442

Bowers MX
3740 W. Hastings St.
Amarillo, TX 79124

DDMX Ranch
Robstown, TX

Freestone County Raceway
470 County Road 995
Wortham, TX 76693

His 956 Facility
573 County Road 3525
Paradise, TX 76073

Johnsonville MX Farm
543 County Road 1900
Yantis, TX 75497

Mesquite Hill MX Park
8150 West Hwy 80
Abilene, TX 79603

Murphy MX
231 FM 86
Red Rock, TX 78662

Oak Hill MX Park
1636 CR 1270
Alvord, TX 76225

River Valley MX
733 Co Rd 4757
Boyd, TX 76023

Shady Grove MX
2205 E Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060

Swan Raceway Park
12068 CR 433
Tyler, TX 75704

T­-N-­T Raceway
Lubbock, TX

Ultimate Motocross
1836 Algoa­ Friendswood Rd
Alvin, TX 77511

Underground MX
7353 FM­3396
Kemp, TX 75143

Village Creek
4840 Shelby Rd
Ft Worth, TX 76140

West Texas MX Park
Midland, TX

White Knuckle Ranch
319 CR 355
Hondo, TX 78861

Willow Branch MX
15680 County Road 426
Lindale, TX 75771­

 

WHERE TO SHOP

Moto Liberty
2821 LBJ Freeway, #110
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Cycle Gear (various locations throughout the USA)
9070 Research Blvd, Space 202
Austin,TX 78758

There are just too many shops to mention! For an extensive list of shops and dealers, click here.

 

TEXAN RIDERS

Kent Howerton – Three-­time AMA Motocross Champion, who won his first title in 1976. He has also been a Trans­AMA Series Champion and holds a place in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Steve Stackable – “Short Stack” won the 1975 AMA 500cc Supercross Championship and held top numbers for five years in row.

Wyman Priddy – The “Father of Texas Motocross” was the first Texan to win an outdoor national in the Washington, Indiana round of the 1972 AMA 500cc National Motocross Championship. He was also the first Texan to become a factory rider.

Blake Wharton – The only rider in Texas history to win a Supercross Lites main event, twice! He missed the entire 2011 season due to injury, but now he’s back at full steam.

Kyle Cunningham – Turned pro in 2007, Cunningham has seen many sides of pro motocross and supercross. He’s ridden with Yamaha of Troy and under the Butler Brothers racing team as well. After being dropped from the Butler Brothers, he rode most of the season as a privateer.

 

EVENTS

Texas Only State Championship Series
The AMA District Racing was established in Texas in 2011 and has since seen huge growth. Every year, see great racing as riders compete to qualify in one of three districts to go on to the AMA Texas State Championship Final and be named State Champion.

Motocross in Texas
There are just simply too many off-road riding events and races going on in the Lone Star State to name them all. Click on the link above for the current schedule.

Enduro in Texas
The Texas State Championship Enduro Circuit. Click on the link for the current schedule.

 

USEFUL LINKS

TX Motocross – An off-road riding community for racers, riders, and fans of Texas motocross. Find info about tracks, race dates, results, photos, and videos.

Rider’s Digest – A link to some vintage motocross magazines from the 1970s and 80s.

by Tonu Kallast
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