5 Steps On How To Ride A Dirt Bike!

How to ride a dirt bike

Do you need to know some simple steps to learn how to ride a dirt bike? Well, this is the best place to learn about riding on a dirt bike. Then you will be able to teach your child to ride a dirt bike.

  1. Get the bike ready and start the bike
  2. Learn the gears and simple controls
  3. Get used to the motorcycle accelerator and brake
  4. Practice falling and crashing
  5. Learn how to turn off the bike and pack it up
Get the motorbike ready

Once you’ve bought your bike you need to have a look for a few simple bits and pieces on your bike, some key things to look for would be: the fuel lever – to turn on and off the fuel, this can be on either side of the bike depending on the brand, the accelerator, usually located on the right side of the handlebars, the brakes, depending on the size and brand of the bike, the brake will either be on the left side were your foot is, or on the handlebars. In the beginning, it may all seem a bit confusing but you will get used to it all very quickly!

First, you will have to locate the fuel switch which is usually near the engine under the motorbike seat – turn this onto the ON position. Now find either the kick start or electric start. The kick start is usually near the engine – and the electric start is usually near the accelerator (on the handle bars).

Learn the basics of the motorcycle

Once you have turned on the bike learn the basics of the motorbike gears then practise changing them and getting used to finding neutral (this is usually just above gear 1).

This one is an important step that can save your life and stop you from having some motocross crashes! You need to learn how to use the brake before you learn how to use the accelerator. First, try pulling the brake in slowly and then try the accelerator slowly in first gear and then slow down again. This is a tricky step but an important step.

Practice falling and crashing your dirt bike

Another important step is to practice falling off your dirt bike and crashing your bike. This might seem strange but you want to be prepared for if/when you have an accident. Make sure you do this with your MX gear on so you don’t hurt yourself or your child. This is also a good strategy to get used to the weight and balance of your MX.

Turn the MX off and pack it up

The final step to learning how to ride a dirt bike is learning how to turn it off. To turn your bike off is actually rather simple – all you have to do is look for an OFF or emergency STOP button. You might have to hold this button down but the dirt bike should eventually turn off. Once you have done this turn the fuel switch back to OFF and put your bike undercover to protect it for next time you ride.

We hope these 5 tips on how to ride a dirt bike helped you learn some basic pointers and will help you stay safe while practising and learning on your MX.