Hell on Wheels – Vintage Motocross

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Hell On Wheels Riverside, CA


Never intimidating, we were surprised as to how welcoming the crowd was, even though most of the riders already knew each other. While there was at least one former factory racers in the crowd, most riders were novices, looking to have fun. Everyone was approachable and friendly as we all shared the common interested in riding vintage bikes. “You’ll get ratted on your class and there are trophies and sh**, but I don’t care I’m here to have fun,” said Connett.

Next year we will definitely be riding instead of just watching, maybe even going as far as getting some custom vintage RideApart leathers. We’ll have to find or build a bike though, it’ll give us something to dream about though and dreaming about the dirt and racing is a pretty swell way to pass the time.


Want to join us next year? Visit HellOnWheelsMC.com for upcoming dates and see how you can attend. This event costs $10 to enter and only $40 to race. To add to the joy, a lot of attendees also camped in the pit area the night before.

Tell us, have you ever attended a race like this before? If it were in your area would you go? Comment below or shoot us an email at info@rideapart.com




  • atomicalex

    ThunderDrome in Detroit. Fun story, but maybe some grammar/spell check?

  • http://batman-news.com Aaron

    The last pic hurts my kidneys.

  • Bryan Woody Wood

    The rider in the black/red/white checkerboard was Dimitre Coste, who raced with Jamie and me as well at the Catalina Grand Prix, back in 2010. Check the Ride Apart Archives –
    Me – http://rideapart.com/2010/12/racing-the-2010-catalina-grand-prix/
    Jamie – http://rideapart.com/2011/04/racing-catalina-on-a-650-yamaha/
    Dimitre – http://rideapart.com/2011/12/watch-a-dandy-race-catalina/

    All 3 of us on the same bikes we rode at Catalina too, I think.

  • http://pinkyracer.com susannaschick

    That was so much FUN!!! It was my 2nd day ever of dirt riding and my first MX race. Can’t wait to go back for more! But Jesse, please spell my name correctly. ;-)

    • Bryan Woody Wood

      If you are interested there are at least 2, maybe 3 other clubs that race vintage dirt bikes around southern California. CALVMX is at the Cahuilla Creek MX Park in Anza, CA this Sunday. Not sure about the electric bike, but they usually try to find a class for everyone and anything they want to ride. Its not quite as laid back as the HoW events, but they are all perfectly nice people – https://www.facebook.com/events/400607176744024/

      • http://pinkyracer.com susannaschick

        cool, thanks Bryan!

  • Paolo

    I’ve only ridden enduro bikes once (a cool WR250) but MAN WAS IT FUN. This kind of event looks awesome.