A long time ago in a galaxy far far away… a boy got his first dirt bike. This wasn’t just any dirt bike, it was a gift from the boy’s dad, and he knew his dad spent hard earned money so the boy could chase his dream. The son’s dream? To race in the dirt in Southern California in the mid 60’s. As the boy grew, he fell in love with all things dirt bike.
That boy eventually grew into a man with his own family. Through his wild stories, love, support, and vast knowledge of the sport, his family grew into the dirt bike loving family that exists today.
Our hearts all beat to the sound of BRAAP.
Who are we? What do we do? Why are we doing this?
As you read above, we’re a family who loves this sport! Scroll down to the “About the Authors” page to learn more about our individual stories.
Here at Crazy4Dirt, we dabble in multiple areas! We have an “Articles” page on this site where we discuss anything and everything Motocross and Supercross – whatever we feel like talking about any given day! These range from our opinions on a rider or race, race recaps, rider spotlights, and more! We are also proud to be introducing merchandise very soon! We hope to release products that represent both our company as well as individual riders!
We have several goals in our Crazy4Dirt endeavor:
- To bring more attention to the sport. There is a large group of people who love Supercross and Motocross, but there is also a sizable number of people who know nothing about it. We want to reach those people and help bring more popularity to both Supercross and Motocross.
- To supply the fans with more options for merchandise. We all have favorite riders, and we want to create more options for fans to “rep” those riders!
- To raise money to help support riders’ causes. Whether it be donating to charities that riders support or donating to charities that help the riders themselves. We all know how dangerous racing dirt bikes can be – we want to help raise money for causes that support riders in a time of need.
Please, spread the word about Crazy4Dirt and help us reach our goals!
If you wish to donate to some fantastic charities, below are a few links to causes that support riders or that riders themselves support:
Road2Recovery Foundation: https://road2recovery.com/donate/
Warfighter Made: https://www.warfightermade.org/donate/
RiderDown Foundation: http://www.riderdown.org/forum/awcl_dsl.php?do=donation
American Cancer Society: https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.87867288.1076824789.1516075526-1142413863.1516075526
Susan G. Komen: https://ww5.komen.org
About the Authors
My name is Ashley. Three years ago, I had no idea what Supercross and Motocross was – I didn’t know they were professional sports, and I certainly had never seen a race for myself. Fast forward to today – I have my favorite riders, I play fantasy Supercross and Motocross and I watch every race religiously. What changed? How did I go from being completely ignorant about the sport to it being one of my favorites? It’s simple: I was exposed to it.
My boyfriend, Thomas, is in love with the sport, so naturally when I met him, he wanted to share it with me. I watched my first Supercross race with him one Saturday, and I was hooked. I started going with him to the track to watch him ride, watching races with him on the weekends, and developing my list of favorite riders. Going with him to the local track and seeing so many people riding their dirt bikes solidified for me how amazing this sport is. Once I was exposed to Supercross and Motocross and I got to see it for myself, I immediately became a fan, and I think most people would feel the same once they get a first-hand look.
My name is Thomas. Remember that boy who fell in love with the sport of motocross in the 60’s? That’s my step dad, and it’s safe to say growing up around him, he instilled the love for this sport in me as well. However, it didn’t start off that way…
I got my first dirt bike when I was 9 and at the time I was terrified of it. I tried my hand at 4 wheels for a while and I didn’t really give 2 wheels a shot again until I was 18 and I haven’t looked back. As a teen I started off following the freestyle movement within the sport – Travis Pastrana, Brian Deegan, and Carey Hart. I bought tons of freestyle DVD’s and attended multiple X-Games in Los Angeles. My focus shifted to racing in 2008-2009. I had followed professional racing before then but I didn’t watch it religiously. Today, it is my favorite sport. I check motocross websites daily for news, I play fantasy Supercross and Motocross with friends and family, and I watch racing weekly during the season. I am hooked and I have been since my first encounter with it, even if 9-year-old me didn’t love it at first.
Why do I run the 23? The number 23 has always been a favorite of mine. Everyone has a favorite number, right? When I was little, I just gravitated toward it. Then when I got a little older, I found out that my mom was 23 when she had me. So when I got my first bike, I just knew I wanted it to be #23. Dirt bikes bring with them a family mentality and I think anyone who gets a look into this sport would fall in love with it just as I have.
My name is Carol. I grew up in a small town in southwest Minnesota. It wasn’t even a well known town back then. Still to this day there isn’t much in the town. It has a Dairy Queen, a couple banks, a hardware store, more than its share of bars for a one-stop-light small town. What put this tiny town on the map you might ask? Read our upcoming article “From Fans to Fanatics” to find out! Growing up, I didn’t know what Supercross was. But in 1995 I met this man who became the love of my life, Tim. He grew up racing dirt bikes and oh the stories he would tell. Back then I actually thought he never lost a race. I guess I might have put him on a pedestal…. a little. Anyway, I remember once I saw him ride our nephew Wesley’s dirt bike the entire length of his driveway (it wasn’t a short driveway by the way) doing a wheelie!! Eventually we bought our son Thomas a bike of his own when he was nine or so and I rode that dirt bike. It was fun to ride. It was a Yamaha PW80, we actually still have it for the grandkids now to ride.
Flash forward to 2006, by this time we had moved to California, and my son Thomas was now a teenager – He was all about the Metal Mulisha. I even took him to an event in Bakersfield to see them once. They were crazy! I remember Brian Deegan doing a back flip on his dirt bike and crashing. He got up and walked away from that crash, and he even did an interview shortly after. It was nuts! Now Thomas, he wanted to do that crazy stuff. As a mom, you can only imagine how terrifying that was for me. But then Thomas started following a particular dirt bike rider who would quickly become his all time favorite (we can’t spoil the story yet! You’ll have to read the article mentioned above to find out who it was!). Thomas told Tim and I about the rider, and we were all hooked from then on. Now, I thought the Metal Mulisha guys were crazy but these Supercross and Motocross guys, well, let’s just say they aren’t all that sane either. Jumping jumps, speeding through huge whoops, crashing (and then running back to their bikes to get right back on!), and trying to race everyone else to the front of the pack. Yup, that’s crazy. My son traded one type of crazy for another. But we never miss a race now a days. We go every chance we can. We all have our favorite riders, and when one retires we already have another we’ve been rooting for who we followed up from the 250’s.
Last year while watching Anaheim 1, I called my son and told him we needed to find a way to make this sport bigger. I’m pretty sure there are many people out there who don’t have a clue what they are missing (just like I used to be!). That was the night the idea for Crazy4Dirt began. And here we are 1 year later.
I can’t imaging my life without this sport. There is always something exciting going on. Always. Stick around and follow all the action this year. I guarantee this sport will not disappoint!
Find out who our favorite riders are in our article “Everyone Has Favorites, Right?”