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Local place to learn basics? - May 20, 2015, 11:40 AM

Anyone know of a decent place around Loudoun/western Fairfax to take a dirtbike for my kid to learn on? We could go to the Cove or Wicomico or others but he's not ready for actual riding, still learning to release the clutch, shift gears and brake; hate to drive all that way to practice those basics. I'm hoping someone can point me to some place local that would be good for those things; ideally I'd like to take him next Monday. Thanks in advance.


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if you're in south riding go to the offroad areas by the dulles mail facility
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May 20, 2015, 12:46 PM

I think I know what you are talking about. Mind pming me the location.

If its the same place, I heard that police has been visiting there quite frequently now adays..?!
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PM me. If you are not looking to get too wild with the throttle I have a few acres in Gainesville you could teach your kid to learn basic skills on.


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May 20, 2015, 02:28 PM

The dulles mail facility riding area that was mentioned - not legal. It's owned by the airport or transit authority.

I typically just ride around the yard. That's what I do with my daughter as well.

Thomas's yard is plenty for a kid to learn the basics on. Be sure to roost him.


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Just go on 606 and turn on the mail facility road. There's a shit ton of trails and open area back there. It's perfect. If possible go on a weekday if you're worried about police. I haven't had any problems with police there.


Turn off 606 onto moran road by the Greenway exit. That turns into lockridge road. Google earth it and you'll see it.

you're in Loudoun county.. you shouldn't need to travel more than 15 minutes to find a good place to ride.
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Just go on 606 and turn on the mail facility road. There's a shit ton of trails and open area back there. It's perfect. If possible go on a weekday if you're worried about police. I haven't had any problems with police there.
I've been stopped by police more than once. On the same day.


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May 20, 2015, 08:24 PM

Thanks guys. Thomas, I may hit you up.


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June 23, 2015, 04:35 PM

Hmm..I'm in Fairfax and also looking for somewhere other than the big-grass field near my house for my little one to romp around. Too bad we dont have any peewee tracks around here!

Granted at 3years old, he has about a 45min tolerance level then he's done for the session.

I've taken my dualsport to GWNW and Green Ridge State Forest to ride - those are fun, but a haul.
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