Dirt Rider Ride Day 2012 Photo Gallery - Dirt Rider Magazine

Dirt Rider, with help from manufactures, hosted a beginner ride day at Glen Helen. Some of the attendees had never ridden a dirt bike before and were completely excited to throw a leg over an iron horse for the first time. The Dirt Rider posse dragged out piles of test gear (some with a tasty aroma) for those without. Jimmy Lewis held the reigns, teaching those new to the sport through his ninja like tactics and methods. He had pure beginners putting in lap after lap on Glen Helen's mini track and smiling ear to ringing ear. By the end of the day a race of organized chaos took place lead by a pro rider as team captain, two intermediates and two beginners, which kept the racing somewhat fair. With team shenanigans at an all time high, it was near impossible to keep track of what team won or lost. It really was irrelevant because every rider had smiles a mile wide after the race, especially the beginners who exclaimed "Whoa! I can't believe I raced my first day of riding!" "I'm alive! I'm alive!" DR would like to give a huge thanks to Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and KTM for coming out and supplying the DR ride day with entry-level bikes. The bikes may or may not have bent or broken levers and there is a chance they could have some scratched plastic. It's all good because it is in the name of learning how to ride a dirt bike!