Ice Motorcycle Races – Ride Your Way to the Top


ice motorcycle racing

Ice motorcycle racing is extremely popular in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, and the former Russian Federation. There is little organized motorcycling in this country. However, several enthusiasts are still on the tundra – winter sports enthusiasts looking to add another chapter to their racing season. You may not have ever thought about ice-biking or ice-riding, but if you’re new to the sport, you may find it’s something you want to get into sooner rather than later.

Ice Racing Vs Motorcycle Racing

A group of people on a motorcycle on a city street

Ice racing is simply a form of motorcycle racing that takes place on an icy surface. The sport of ice-biking involves two or more riders – usually two or three on one motorcycle. One of the riders carries a tiny fire extinguisher in his/her trunk. If they encounter any problems on their way down the icy trail or in their cars, they can reach the fire extinguisher by hand or pull it out of the trunk of their car.

New Group Of Racers

Ice bikers are a relatively new group of racers. The first one to introduce the sport was a Finnish man named Jaakko Ojanen, who has since died. Ice-bikers use the same type of motorcycle as traditional street bikers and use the same tires and make. Although they don’t have street bikers’ speed, they can travel at about 80 mph on an ice-covered road.

Racing Rules

Ice bikers use the same type of motorcycle racing rules as traditional motorcycle racing; for example, riders must wear helmets and safety belts. Because ice racing is not as organized as classic motorcycle racing, ice-bikers often race against other riders who may be riding faster motorcycles or using other methods to race. Ice-bikers are sometimes forced to ride against faster motorcycles on a course designed for ice bikes.

Smooth Ride

The first time I rode an ice bike, I was surprised at how smooth it felt to ride on ice. Even though the roads were covered with thick ice, they felt soft against my skin, and I found it easy to get used to. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time riding on an ice bike, so I know what to expect and when to expect to have trouble; there are times when it doesn’t feel very soft and some days when it does.

Hard Time Finding A Track

When I first got into ice bike racing, I had a hard time finding a track near my house that I could drive my car because most of the ways that I saw had ice on the other side. The first few times I used an ice bike, I ended up on the opposite side of a river instead of on a dry, open track. Luckily, I’m a pretty good driver, so I found one nearby and drove a few miles over the frozen lake. Once I found the right kind of track, I never again had trouble with getting over a hill, as long as I kept my eyes open for ice.

To prepare yourself for ice bike racing, it’s best to watch videos of ice biker races before you go so that you can see how they are going to go about the whole process, from the time they stop to where they stop to what they do while they are going down the mountain. Watching videos will also help you figure out the proper ways to warm up before you ride.

Summing Up

Since I like to start my day off by getting up in the middle of the night and riding a motorcycle, ice-bike racing is not the best time for an evening stroll. But if you decide to ride during this time, you should wear a jacket to protect from the cold of falling snow and ice. If you plan on doing any speed-sucking stunts, you might want to wear a helmet since speed may be part of your routine. And if you decide to go for a walk, make sure you bring a flashlight with you so that you can see any obstacles that might be hidden behind the snow.

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