U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Fort Worth
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-20-2019, 05:12 PM
 
1,171 posts, read 1,842,444 times
Reputation: 1251

Advertisements

So, we recently moved to Arlington, close to Mansfield and Kennedale to be exact. Are there any places I could take my kids to ride their Kawasaki mini bike without having the cops called on us? Closer is better.

We don't have a lot of spare time but it'd be better than having them sit around playing video games all weekend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-21-2019, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
10,112 posts, read 21,338,084 times
Reputation: 7669
Keep in mind that in Texas, land is privately owned. Don't trespass on private land, especially to ride dirt bikes. Quite literally, you could be shot. (That's what the purple paint on fence posts and gates means!)

I'm sure there are dirt bike parks where you can ride. Ask at a local motorcycle shop/dealer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2019, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Bedford
609 posts, read 838,059 times
Reputation: 750
Village Creek Motorcross Park is located between Everman and Kennedale. I’m not sure if they allow open practice, but it’s a huge facility with trails and tracks. Many years ago, people used to ride on weekends along the Trinity River and a highway easement near Riverside golf course and 360 in far north Arlington. I haven’t seen it in a long time, so I’m assuming that’s been shut down. The best option would be to find someone you know with open land to ride on, but I know that’s easier said than done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-21-2019, 09:51 AM
 
146 posts, read 91,741 times
Reputation: 288
Texas sucks for access to public land for that kind of use. Be prepared to drive a long way and spend a lot of money for access. You will need to buy a registration sticker for access into most off road parks.

Here is a link to the site to register and a list of parks.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/t...ighway-program
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-23-2019, 08:34 AM
 
31,663 posts, read 49,132,107 times
Reputation: 17421
Good info
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-25-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Bedford, TX
34 posts, read 18,001 times
Reputation: 70
They just opened a place in Midlothian about a year ago but it's more of a track. There's Shady Grove in Irving and Marshall Creek in Trophy Club that are more trails/open riding areas. But if you're looking for something like CA or AZ where it's just miles and miles of dirt, you won't find it in Texas. If you're wanting to know where some kids tracks are PM me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-27-2019, 07:38 AM
 
267 posts, read 385,321 times
Reputation: 645
This ain't California. Riding here SUCKS. Very little public open land to ride in. It's mostly all private or fee based usage unless you own it yourself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-04-2019, 08:47 AM
 
2,722 posts, read 4,735,784 times
Reputation: 4062
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katera View Post
This ain't California.
You mean to tell me all this time I just thought I was in CA? Well dang.

Well then, I guess that means CA AIN'T TX and IL, IA, WA, etc. ain't either. Gee, this is getting more complex by the second.

Links to already mentioned options:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...pHKah8MdkKcz2B

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vl_sVm9m6Ww88z

You might find something here:

Find Texas Trails, Off Road Parks, ATV Parks And Motocross Tracks - TX

Check them out, hopefully meet some people who can further assist you in finding places for your kids to ride. Get your kids to ask around at school, other kids can be a great source of information.

Nice weather is around the corner and there's a lot of activities for kids to do outdoors.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post

We don't have a lot of spare time but it'd be better than having them sit around playing video games all weekend.
I think it's great you feel this way. Best of luck to you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2019, 07:48 PM
 
1,171 posts, read 1,842,444 times
Reputation: 1251
Thanks for all the advice. I did just go buy my kids an additional bike. I know that I'll have to drive a ways to get them on dirt but again, it beats playing Xbox all weekend. I've also scoped out a few fields around town that I can get my oldest some time working the clutch on the new bike, at least until the cops show up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2019, 07:52 PM
 
4,997 posts, read 2,264,842 times
Reputation: 9957
cops will just fill out their reports of shots fired. trespassing is serious business here
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Fort Worth
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top