Off-Road Motorcycles

ORMs (Off-Road Motorcycles) are powered two-wheeled vehicles designed for off-road use. They have handlebars, seats that are straddled and two wheels.

ORMs are divided into two main categories – recreation and competition.

Recreational riding

Recreational riding allows the rider to explore winding trails and rugged terrain, smile and have a great day of riding with, or without, your peers. Recreational off-road riding may follow some of the same trails as an enduro racing, just at a slower pace.

Competitive off-road riding

Competitive off-road riding can consist of motocross, hare scrambles, enduro and trials. Motocross events use natural and manmade courses. The tracks are usually challenging to ride, with lots of jumps and bumps. Races can range from 15 to 40 minutes long. Enduro events are cross country events on natural terrain and can take all day to complete. The course can be up to 160km in length. Hare Scrambles or Cross Country races can incorporate the attributes of enduro and motocross courses, but are not as long as endure races.. They usually 2 hours long. Trials event are conducted on extreme terrain. These could include downed trees, large rocks or even balancing the bike in gravity-defying positions. The goal is to “clean” a section by not putting a foot down (dabbing) or tipping over.

ATV & Quad Safety Week is June 3 to 12, 2022

Whether you’re joining the sport for the first time, coming back to riding after an extended time away, or looking forward to another incredible season of off-road adventures, these tips will keep you riding safely all season long: