Essential Dirt Bike Riding Tips for Beginners

Shawn Hensley

Have you been wanting to learn how to ride a dirt bike, but you’re not sure if it’s going to be too difficult?  Don’t worry. 

Riding a dirt bike can be intimidating at first, but with the right guidance and practice, anyone can become a proficient rider in no time.

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Let’s explore what it takes to become comfortable on two wheels and why so many people enjoy this thrilling sport.

Body Position & Weight Distribution

Your body position is one of the most important aspects of riding effectively. When taking curves, make sure that you shift your weight slightly towards the inside of the bike. This will help you stay balanced and in control throughout the turn.

Always remember to look ahead when riding – anticipate turns before they come so that you can adjust your speed accordingly. It’s also important to be aware of braking points and apply brakes early – this will give you more time to slow down before entering corners.

Anticipate Turns & Braking Points

Practice makes perfect! The best way to become a faster and better rider is by spending some time on the road practicing what you’ve learned.  Every situation is different so it pays off to be prepared for any type of situation while out on the road – from taking sharp turns to slowing down at red lights or stop signs.


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Get Familiar with Your Bike

1.  Practice on Level Ground

2.  Take It Slow

4.  Take Breaks 

3.  Use Proper Form 

5.  Have patience

other Riding Techniques to Level Up

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