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Apr 26th 2017, 10:01 PM   #1
 TOPDECK's Avatar
 
  Jul 2016
  Mill Creek, WA

  2016 ZX-6R 636, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
Place to teach my 5 YO to ride

Hello everyone. I want to introduce my 5 year old to the joys of riding. I grew up in the desert in California where everyone rode dirt bikes and all you had to do was leave your driveway and go anywhere you want. But that is not my situation now fortunately, and a little unfortunately.

He wants to learn, and I want to buy him a bike (CRF50), but I have no idea where I would take him all the time to ride. I live in Mill Creek. I would think there would be some places just a little North or East of me where I could watch him run around for a couple hours, but I haven't been here very long and don't know all the little spots.

Any suggestions?
Apr 26th 2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  NW

Try the Reiter trails and Walker Valley...

http://file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/...p_20150403.pdf

http://file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/...verall_map.pdf

Maybe a local can give you info on the novice trails..
Apr 27th 2017, 08:23 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Medford Oregon

Cascadia Super Moto should be able to point you to some areas

Cascadia SuperMoto

BTW thay have a great kids program
Apr 27th 2017, 10:04 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  NW

You might want to spend some time improving his skills on a bicycle. North Seatac BMX has a nice track open to the public (bicycles only) and if he likes it, he might want to compete. There is a 5yo and under class.
My son spent two years racing BMX before I put him on a motorcycle at 11yo.



Its also pretty entertaining to watch..

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Edited by Scribbles on Apr 27th 2017 at 11:30 AM
Apr 27th 2017, 10:21 AM   #5
 
  Jul 2016
  Snohomish, WA

I'd stay away from Walker Valley, not very beginner friendly trails and the parking lot is a circus. Belfair has some gravel pit areas that aren't too bad. There's also a new area nearby Belfair that is supposed to have a good area for beginners, but it requires a membership. Straddeline ORV park had some grass areas for kids, but has been closed for a while now, not sure when it will open back up under the new ownership.
Apr 27th 2017, 10:32 AM   #6
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  Vstrom 1000, DRZ 400 XR600 and way to many vintage mxers to list
I realize this is no help to you in the Seattle Area, but here in the Spokane area at the 7 mile ORV Park there is a designated area for beginner riders. As part of the designated area, we have developed a trail system that is a one way only trail system with a mandated 10 mph maximum speed.
May 14th 2017, 08:48 AM   #7
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  Jul 2016
  Mill Creek, WA

  2016 ZX-6R 636, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
Thanks everyone for the replies! The BMX thing is a great option. There is actually a track a couple miles from my house at Mccollum Park. I think will be good for some skills building. I bought him an overly expensive BMX bike anyway (insert mad wife face here), and it would be good to make better use of it. He mobs on that thing pretty crazy already LOL I might buy one too, but I am little unsure. I went to the bike shop and got my old ass on a BMX for the first time in 18 years. Pretty strange to say the least. Thanks again everyone!
May 14th 2017, 01:46 PM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Skagit Valley

  2007 Ducati Multistrada
I'm three miles east of concrete, and if you ever want a place for your boy to ride I have property he can ride on it. Just let me know in a pm, I taught my kids to ride here. 🏍
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May 14th 2017, 06:23 PM   #9
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  Jul 2016
  Mill Creek, WA

  2016 ZX-6R 636, 2017 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto
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Originally Posted by Longrides
I'm three miles east of concrete, and if you ever want a place for your boy to ride I have property he can ride on it. Just let me know in a pm, I taught my kids to ride here. 🏍
Wow, thank you! I might just have to take you up on that!
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