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Post by KDXohio » 01:11 pm Jul 18 2013

Anyone else from Ohio or northern KY? I'm 22 and unfortunately grew up in a city where about 3 kids in my highschool rode the other two were motorcross racers so I have my dad to ride with and my two little brothers 10 and 13 years old. Anyways we haven't gotten too far from home other than a couple trips to PA my dad and I made.

So here's where we hit on weekends

Happy hollows <----sold in 2012 likely never to re-open
Hidden springs
New vienna
Big maples farm

Anyone else from the area have any other places they like?
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Post by Braap0!0 » 10:49 pm Jan 08 2014

Wayne National park
Perry State forest
Briarcliff is local so it's convenient through the week

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Post by ktmguy27 » 11:06 am Mar 19 2014

Wayne Natl. Forrest in Nelsonville, Ohio is a GREAT place to ride! Tip: Buy the day pass and dont get caught without it... You could by the pass about 6 times over comparred to the fine !

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Post by ICRage42 » 07:50 pm Mar 19 2014

Theres also mines and meadows.

Theres a couple MX tracks here as well. We also have an indoor one now so you can rip it in the winter. No strokes tho however.
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Post by motoracerx » 01:04 pm Dec 25 2014

kdxohio, you ask about southeast ohio but isn't miamisbug near Dayton which is southwest ohio? Haspin is due west of Miamisburg.
Me and a group of guys from Cincinnati, ride over at Haspin acres in southeast Indiana.

Different skill levels, different bikes, all ages.....Most of us are sportbike roadracers but a lot have dirt bike experience.

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Post by Energy47 » 05:16 pm Feb 14 2016

ktmguy27 wrote:Wayne Natl. Forrest in Nelsonville, Ohio is a GREAT place to ride! Tip: Buy the day pass and dont get caught without it... You could by the pass about 6 times over comparred to the fine !
How strict is WNF about having a registered plate on your bike? Are they just concerned with buying the day pass?

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Re: Southeast Ohio

Post by Chuck78 » 07:37 am Dec 14 2018

Energy47 wrote:
05:16 pm Feb 14 2016
ktmguy27 wrote:Wayne Natl. Forrest in Nelsonville, Ohio is a GREAT place to ride! Tip: Buy the day pass and dont get caught without it... You could by the pass about 6 times over comparred to the fine !
How strict is WNF about having a registered plate on your bike? Are they just concerned with buying the day pass?
Old topic but figured I'd clarify.
You don't need a plated bike for Wayne NF. If you have an off-road title, you can just get the 3 year off-road registration sticker from the Ohio BMV.
We have ridden there a dozen or more times per season, and have yet to ever see a ranger. We usually avoid Friday afternoons and Saturdays as they are busier, as well as the 1st 2 weekends after April 15th opening day. My coworker said a buddy of theirs got his un-titled bike confiscated by a ranger until he could provide some proof of ownership, so if you do get caught, it is not good...
Pay the $100 to get the title process started if you don't have one. Or the easier route on pre-1999 models, track down the previous owner back far enough that they can sign a sworn affidavit at the title office stating that thwy owned the bike since before 1999 off-road titling laws came into existence, and (before this visit) pay the BMV their $2.50 "out of state VIN inspection fee" for them to record the VIN # and the owner's info on a simple form to take to the title office. It's that simple. Then you pay a titling fee and a transfer fee and taxes.
Only catch is - the VIN of your bike cannot be on record anywhere as ever being titled in the past, so it's beneficial go do a paid VIN search or have law enforcement officers run the vin as a prospective buyer. Tell them you want fo check to see if it's stolen, and if it is in the system at all.

If it has been titled prior, you must go the $100 route through the title office which alsp requires a court appearance during daytime hours.
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Re: Southern Ohio

Post by Chuck78 » 07:45 am Dec 14 2018

Oh, and the fines for getting caught without a registered bike or a Wayne trail permit ($20/weekend, $35/season now, no day passes anymore) is $50 to $100 depending on other things at the scene if you get caught.

Wayne is GREAT riding, I cant get enough if it...
Hatfield-McCoy in West Virginia is tge best riding in the east, 700 miles worth of trails of all levels!

Perry State Forest is free, no pass / permit needed, although you do need a registered bike technically.
A lot more mud holes in the trails there, a lot more (& legal) unofficial trails, and a lpt more difficult/rough/rutted climbs in areas vs a lot of Wayne, but both are good. Wayne is much bigger but with all the legal "user defined trails" at Perry, the 16 miles of trails is more than doubled, if not close to the official 75 miles of that segment of Wayne in the Nelsonville/Haydenville/New Straitsville vicinity.

There are 2 more Wayne riding areas near Ironton, Ohio as well. They don't quite stack up to the miles of Wayne -Athens Ranger Unit (Nelsonville - "Monday Creek Trail System") combined, but are a god change in scenery as well. The Dorr Run loop area of the Athens Ranger District Monday Creek Trail System, and the seperate Long Ridge sections are the best for bikes. Different terrain, Dorr is faster with lots of mild banked turns everywhere and very well maintained, very excellent rugged hills and terrain, Long Ridge is more natural terrain and some off camber stuff, and some pretty rugged twisting turning steep climbs on the official trails. Some can be pretty tough if its wet and slick. The ATV crowd mostly stays away from Long Ridge, citing that its not as fun for them.

The ATV crowd flocks to the Main Corridor trail, which is a long connector between the New Straitsville area trails and the Dorr Run area, so you get some long haul traffic at Dorr from the Main Corridor, as well as a fair amount of ATV action at Dorr, but there are so many loops and different trails inside of the Dorr loop that even on a busy day, it is seldom congested.

Great riding, hit me up anyone, any weekend you want a guide or company at Wayne. Or even Perry. I dont ger there as much but will more in 2019 when Wayne gets too dry and dusty (Perry is always more wet).
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