The gate drops, and it’s like a line of brightly colored fish coming together to create an oscillating wave over a still brown ocean. Gradually the colors spread out, and the individual Supercross riders emerge, kicking up dirt around the turns and flying high in the air in-between.
Late February is when the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Race comes to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. It’s an exciting evening of racing by some of the sport’s best athletes. Georgia has lots of places where you can enjoy motorsports whether you are a professional or just learning. Here are three places to ride around Georgia for any skill level.
MSF Dirt Bike School, Alpharetta: If you’ve always wanted to ride, but didn’t know how, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Dirt Bike School offers fun one-day, hands-on courses to get you started. They also have advanced classes, and classes specifically for women or kids. It’s a great way to get introduced to motorcycle riding.
Durhamtown Off Road Resort, Union Point: Two hours east of Atlanta, just past the picturesque town of Greensboro is a hunting plantation called Durhamtown, where novice, as well as experienced ATV and motorcycle riders can have a great time. Durhamtown is perfect for the weekend warrior and has miles of one-way ATV and motorcycle trails plus a pee wee, Supercross, MX, drag strip, flat oval and freestyle park. Although my boys had never ridden before, they had a blast at Durhamtown, and when they needed a break, they enjoyed watching the experienced riders.
Millsaps Training Facility, Cairo: Cairo, Georgia, is the unofficial capital of motocross on the East Coast. They have several training facilities in the area, most for the serious motocross rider. If you want to take your riding to the next level, consider a training camp at Millsaps Training Facility. Owner Colleen Millsaps and her team have trained champions and currently teach both aspiring riders as well as accomplished professional riders.