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So I live on Long Island and there’s no legal spots to ride here So I plan to take a trip sometime this summer to some of the best dirt bike trail riding. What are your favorite spots? Looking for a place with endless miles of trails! Somewhere I can pay for a permit or pay per day. I want to experience what most states are privileged with. somewhere with breathtaking areas and scenery, I’m picturing a sort of forresty terrain. I want to really be impressed with this trip, I’m sure many of you have experienced what I’m looking for. I’m picking up a 2015 KTM 300 XCW in beginning of July and plan to take this trip a few weeks after that.

Also would love to meet up with a group. I’d really to meet some people and do some traveling this summer to some different spots and make some new friends to continue to ride with in the future. Thanks in advance!

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I've never been to the Hatfield McCoy Trails, but that might be what you're looking for. I know there are hundreds of miles of trails. If you have a street legal bike there are a lot of dirt roads and trails in the Pine Barrens to explore. You can chose between primitive camping or national chain hotels to stay in. 

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Yess I have looked into this area and would love to go there! It’s about 10 hours from me but seems well worth it. My bikes are “street legal” they’re 2 strokes but have plate and insurance. 

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There are two very nice "dual sport" events in PA that you would probably enjoy. About 100 miles each, mix of dirt roads, fire trails, a bit of pavement and some single-track challenges. These are planned rides, not races. With camping available, some even on site.

Michaux is http://www.angelfire.com/michauxoffroadenthusiasts/images/DualSport18.pdf
Seven Mountains is http://www.patrailriders.org/2018/05/07/7-mtns-dual-sport/

Also look at FRO, https://readingoutdoors.com/ its a coal mine area in PA with 20,000 acres of more of land. Its only about 2 hours from NYC/Meadowlands (you can estimate how long the LIE will take you to get to NJ)

For breathtaking scenery on paved roads, do the Skyline Drive / Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Only issue is that its low speed, mostly 35 limit and well patrolled, so no need for a sport bike.

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If you're street legal, dual sports are AWESOME!  I just got back from the Durty Dabbers National Dual Sport in Lock Haven.  As usual, it was 200+ miles of great roads and trails, and the crew was amazing.  Pat mentioned a few in more in PA and there's also the Hancock Quarry Run -> http://www.bearcreeksportsmen.com/quarry_run.html which I rate very highly.  I do just about every form of dirt riding and racing, but dual sports are hard to beat.

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check out Trevorton Coal Hills... kinda part of reading outdoors as mentioned above. about 3hrs from NYC

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On 6/4/2018 at 3:20 PM, bg10459 said:

If you're street legal, dual sports are AWESOME!  I just got back from the Durty Dabbers National Dual Sport in Lock Haven.  As usual, it was 200+ miles of great roads and trails, and the crew was amazing.  Pat mentioned a few in more in PA and there's also the Hancock Quarry Run -> http://www.bearcreeksportsmen.com/quarry_run.html which I rate very highly.  I do just about every form of dirt riding and racing, but dual sports are hard to beat.

Oh man thanks for sharing! So excited for this! 

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On 6/1/2018 at 10:43 PM, LIM1ke said:

So I live on Long Island and there’s no legal spots to ride here So I plan to take a trip sometime this summer to some of the best dirt bike trail riding. What are your favorite spots? Looking for a place with endless miles of trails! Somewhere I can pay for a permit or pay per day. I want to experience what most states are privileged with. somewhere with breathtaking areas and scenery, I’m picturing a sort of forresty terrain. I want to really be impressed with this trip, I’m sure many of you have experienced what I’m looking for. I’m picking up a 2015 KTM 300 XCW in beginning of July and plan to take this trip a few weeks after that.

Also would love to meet up with a group. I’d really to meet some people and do some traveling this summer to some different spots and make some new friends to continue to ride with in the future. Thanks in advance!

Hey LIM,

I think I replied to you in another thread but I would be down for a trip like this. I just moved back to NJ from CA so I've been looking to find out where all the good dual sport riding is in the north east. Keep me posted if you don't mind a novice /intermediate person tagging along. 

thanks!!

Stef

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On 6/2/2018 at 0:52 AM, pat22043 said:

There are two very nice "dual sport" events in PA that you would probably enjoy. About 100 miles each, mix of dirt roads, fire trails, a bit of pavement and some single-track challenges. These are planned rides, not races. With camping available, some even on site.

Michaux is http://www.angelfire.com/michauxoffroadenthusiasts/images/DualSport18.pdf
Seven Mountains is http://www.patrailriders.org/2018/05/07/7-mtns-dual-sport/

Also look at FRO, https://readingoutdoors.com/ its a coal mine area in PA with 20,000 acres of more of land. Its only about 2 hours from NYC/Meadowlands (you can estimate how long the LIE will take you to get to NJ)

For breathtaking scenery on paved roads, do the Skyline Drive / Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Only issue is that its low speed, mostly 35 limit and well patrolled, so no need for a sport bike.

Thanks for all this info Pat!! You are awesome! 

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