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It’s time for a motocross park in Paso Robles 

Opinion of Andrea Garcia

Motorcross Paso Robles

Photo from Andrea Garcia.

Ok, I’m going to flat out start something that I hope will get out to not only Paso Robles, but all of San Luis Obispo County!

I am an avid Motocross rider. I am not a thug, problem causing kid, or low life trying to cause havoc. I am a professional woman who enjoys the hobby of riding motocross. I have lived in Templeton my whole life, and it’s about time the county of San Luis Obispo, or may I say it Paso Robles sponsor and endorse a motocross track where responsible people like myself can go and have a good safe/legal time with friends and family!

I travel often two hours or more to ride at a track that is legal, and legitimate. These tracks are often such like those of Porterville Ohv Mx Track and Tulare Mx Cycle Park. What gets me is these tracks are owned and managed professionally and the country allows them to operate and function allowing people like myself to come and enjoy our hobby.

Paso Robles has a reputation for people often complaining about motocross riders disrupting neighborhoods, destroying plant life, and often trespassing. Why won’t they take this into consideration and look at a movement forward rather than back? Why not build a legal motocross park/track for these people to go and enjoy?

It would not only bring the chaos of the so called “havoc we cause” down and be a productive development for the city, but also bring money for the city, and allow people like myself who love this hobby to be able to enjoy it in our own community and promote positive awareness of responsible motocross riders?

What do you say Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo County? Lets get this ball rolling! I know there is so….many more people out there in our community that will support this! Please comment and share!

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73 Responses to It’s time for a motocross park in Paso Robles

  1. Amy

    Unfortunately the county won’t allow one! I know of multiple families that have gone as far as purchasing rural land and the county has found one reason or another to not allow it! It is truly unfortunate! I grew up in motocross traveling to races every weekend I grew up on a ranch in Monterrey county so it wasn’t hard to find places to ride… My son won’t be as fortunate to have multiple places to ride within an hours drive! I wish the county would get over it good luck to you!

  2. Shalee

    This is beyond needed! Our whole family rides. We got our now 5 & 8 year old boys bikes two Christmas’s ago and it’s been a positive teaching tool and family bonding activity. The boys want to ride almost everyday after school and every weekend. We have absolutely no local support. Why not bring in families to our area and support the families here!? We don’t want to ride in fear of trouble or going against laws or rules.

    • CC

      All of you should move somewhere where you could enjoy this activity. May I suggest the salt flats.

  3. Heidi

    I fully support this! Me and my boyfriend bought my 5 year old son a dirt bike and it’s been a wonderful hobby for all of us to participate in. It’s unfortunate there isn’t a place to ride in our community. I sure hope this article makes a difference.

  4. Currie bailey

    Absolutely agree but I know a few people who have tried in the north county and its not gonna happen here! It’s sad but true so that being said the rif raf that give the avid riders a bad name will keep destroying public land and making it even harder for the rest of us. My son races and practices all the time and has to travel hours to do anything!!! And there are lots of individuals around here that do the same. This is an elitest area….sorry to say it will never happen. To much money to keep it out!

  5. Dan Johnston

    My kids and I ride too, the area needs another place or two to ride! Let’s get a MC Country Club going with equity memberships.

  6. Teresa

    I hope they don’t build one within the city limits. Too noisy and plus the pollution that will be generated in a concentrated area. Remember the city is slated for four new hotels of which one of them is currently being built. If a motorcross park is going to be built, place in the middle of no where please.

    • steve

      Teresa….yeah building hotels isn’t noisy and Diesels are solar powered…really shows the ignorance of people who don’t have the first clue about recreational vehicles…NO ONE wants a track in town..they just want one ANYWHERE , somewhere. Theres plenty of land unless the wine nazis won’t allow anyone to have any. 4 new hotels..really..good bye quaint little Paso , hello new Santa Barbara.

  7. skylar

    i 100% agree we need one bad there are so many riders around her but have to travel so far to even ride. who would build one in the middle of town anyways that flat stupid show how much you know. and its not like the pollutuion would be any worse than what its is with all the wineos that come in from everywhere now. time to get kids out of the streets off drugs and build somethin use full around here im on board.

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