Archive for October, 2012

Try Off-road Motorsports for an Unconventional Workout

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Just because your not in the gym, doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good workout by doing other activities.  Have you ever thought of riding a Dirt Bike or ATV?  While it does take some practice to get the hang of, this sport challenges your strength, endurance, balance, and coordination…Plus it is a fun hobby that you can do as a family.   Over the past weekend I saw husbands and wives, kids and adults, and friends, riding their ATV’s and Dirtbikes for a fun time.  Just make sure to wear the proper safety gear and start slow if you’re new to the sport.

The biggest question for those who live in the Chicagoland Area is, Where can we ride at?  Below you will find a couple of local locations.

1. The Cliffs Insane Terrain– They allow Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, UTV’s, Jeeps, and 4×4 SUV’s for those looking to have a good time.  There are a variety of obstacles to ride on ranging from trails, hills, woods, and a motocross track.  If that’s not your thing, they are also the home of Zip Chicago which has cool Zipline Course set up.  The link is

2. Fox Valley Off Road– This is open to Dirt Bikes and ATV’s only. In addition to open riding, they also offer motocross racing for all ages.  For more information, the link is

3. Badlands Offroad Park-Located in Attica Indiana, this 800 Acre Park has the largest variety of riding conditions ranging from trails, to motocross, mudding, and even sand dunes.  Badlands is also open to Dirtbikes, ATV’s, UTV’s, and 4×4 SUV’s. For more information check out


Whether you’re looking for a new family hobby, or get back into offroad motorsports, it can be a great way to stay active and develop new skills.