Last year we talked about a new winter motorsport, Snow Bike Racing. For this event, you take a typical motocross bike, remove the front and rear wheels, and replace them with a ski and a snow tread respectively. This creates a vehicle that can carve its way through snow mounds like a dirtbike in mud. Well, the sport of snow bike racing is continuing to grow, and it looks like 2018 could be its biggest year yet.
How Fast Is Snow Bike Racing Growing?
Last year, snow bike races were a hit at the X Games, and that didn’t go unnoticed. AMA Motocross manager Ricky Rickords noticed, and since then has been working with R&R Promotions to elevate snow biking to new heights. That has led the AMA sanctioning a new national racing championship.
The AMA Snow Bike Series will run for seven rounds beginning December 9th. The show will go to: Hill City, Minnesota; Eagle River, Wisconsin; McCall, Idaho; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Kalispell, Montana; West Yellowstone, Montana; and Diamond Lake, Oregon. Each race will happen on a half-mile course filled with motocross fair like banks, jumps and whoops, but there will be a key difference: the track will be built out of snow instead of dirt.
The rider who wins the championship will walk away with an official number one plate from the AMA, making the series a true national series, but the sport still has a lot of growing to do. Heck, there isn’t even a Colorado round yet! Do you think the AMA Snow Bike National Championship will continue to grow? Would you check it out if it came to a snow bank near you? Tell us on Metier Law Firm’s motorcycling Facebook page, and keep checking back to see what other news our motorcycling attorneys have dug up for you.