The Fast Times

What’s Happening on the Weekend of July 28 + 29?

Marvin Musquin
One of these highlights from the coming weekend will definitely keep you busy, whether it sees you in the saddle, at the bunting, or on the couch.

The Weekend

Burt Farm Trail Ride

When it comes to riding in the Bay of Plenty, the Burt Farm is always one of the first choices for locals, whether it’s racin’ or ridin’. That’s ’cause the place is just so much fun to ride.

If you haven’t ridden the place before, you can take our word for it: you’ll have an epic time. But those locals (and riders that have been introduced to the trails by those kind enough to share the love) will know it’s always worth the trip. The trails are regularly changed up, and always groomed, so it’s suitable for riders of all ages and skill levels. The main loop is 20 clicks long, which doesn’t get boring. But there is a shortcut home for those riders that need it.

Now, go make the most of your weekend, in weather that is forecast to be perfect.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Burt Farm Trail Ride
The Where: Burt Farm, Mimiha Road, Matata
The When: Saturday, July 28
The Who: Burt Brothers Trail Rides

The Radventure

Ben Townley Tours

Alright, you got us: this “radventure” isn’t taking place on this weekend. It’s more of a heads-up to plan one for an upcoming weekend, because it’s never too early to start planning more rad times, is it?

Back in November, we reported that Ben Townley had been seen on a KTM (and we were reprimanded for it, no less), the brand of bike that he rode to a world title in 2004. You can ride one, too, and right alongside the 101 of Townley. That’s because BT has just launched Ben Townley Tours, a dirt bike tour company that has a simple mission statement: to offer riders from around the globe an opportunity to ride some of the best motocross tracks and cross country trails this planet has to offer.

Depending on the package you choose, almost everything – outside of your flights – is covered. That’s accomodation, logistics, tracks fees, and, of course, bike rentals. So, does that sounds like a bit of you?

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: Ben Townley Tours
The Where: Taupo, Te Ika-a-Māui
The When: ASAP
The Who: Ben Townley Tours

The Reception

2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

This weekend, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal, another icon of the circuit. That marks the ninth – yes, the ninth – round of the 2018 season, with just three rounds and six motos left for someone to take the title.

At this point, unless the proverbial spanner is thrown in the works, it looks like the 450 Class will take it down to the wire. But enough with the idioms, and more racing, please. Despite having some bad luck, Eli Tomac leads the points standings. But he is being chased by Marvin Musquin, who sits second in the points, having had some great races and overalls. As we said, it really looks like the title will come down to the final moto of the season, which means the racing will be better than ever.

For Kiwis, one of the most important aspects of this season is the campaign by Aotearoa’s very own Cody Cooper. He’s not only racing the entire series, from California to New York, he’s also been putting in some epic results on his Honda CRF450R. While Kiwis know that “Coops” can kill it, we have to remember that he is racing as a true privateer, and putting in results that should make some factory riders – on some serious salaries – blush.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

The What: 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – Round 9
The Where: Washougal Motocross Park
The When: Saturday, July 28
The Who: Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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