Depending on your geography, the start of snow bike season might finally be here. These modified dirt bikes have snowmobile-like treads at the rear, a ski at the front, and look like an absolute blast in the frozen white stuff.
We’re sure that any time two snow bikes find themselves together, that some form of racing ensues. But now, to make things a bit more legit, the American Motorcyclist Association has officially sanctioned snow bike racing, starting the AMA Championship Snow Bike series in the process.
Snow bike racing is nothing new of course, and the new AMA series will be promoted by Big Nasty Hillclimb LLC, an AMA-chartered promoter out of Boise, Idaho, which has experience promoting hillclimb and hare and hound events.
The 2016/2017 calendar sees nine events scheduled, with stops in Minnesota, Utah, Idaho, Wisconsin, Montana, Oregon, and California. The first round is coming up quick, on December 18th at ERX Motorpark near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“The AMA is excited to be getting involved in the new and innovative sport of snow bike racing,” said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. “We have been watching it with interest for several years and decided that it makes sense to embrace this interesting new competition segment.”
Source: AMA Championship Snow Bike