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Old 03.04.2011, 17:27
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MotorCross..anywhere we can free ride?

Hi, my husband and sons did a lot of motorcross / dirt bike riding in Australia through state forests and the like. Is there anywhere around Zurich where dirt bikes are allowed?
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Re: MotorCross..anywhere we can free ride?

I used to ride through state forests and the like in Canada and I can say with much certainty that what you're probably looking for is illegal in all of Switzerland. You might get away with riding on some forest roads (but not in a park, not that there are many) if you went slow and were very quiet using an enduro bike and there are no "no car/motorcycle signs").

There are a few motocross tracks in Switzerland, but they generally have limited opening hours and are not very close to Zürich. Refer to this thread for information about motocross tracks.

I recommend taking up mountain biking. It's not quite the same, but it's generally legal here and the infrastructure for it is great as opposed to practically non-existent.
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Re: MotorCross..anywhere we can free ride?

you can forget it in CH, the closest is in italy where there are huge areas fully marked for pedal/motorbikes.
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Re: MotorCross..anywhere we can free ride?

oh well, thanks guys. We thought as much but were just hoping there was a tiny tiny chance we could do it!!
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oh well, thanks guys. We thought as much but were just hoping there was a tiny tiny chance we could do it!!
In my experience, you can do it anywhere.
If you are good enough, they won't catch you

My old stomping ground was the Aldershot Tank Training grounds in Hampshire on a CR 250 and then an IT 490 as a civvy. The squaddies had Harleys (MT350s ?) Not exactly fair for them, and they were quite laden. We played Cat and Mouse for a few years till my mate punctured a lung and bust 4 ribs driving into a tank trap.
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