Motocross Racing

One thing you should probably know about us is that we like the outdoors, we like adventure, and we like getting muddy.

Samantha Kelly and Kasy Johnston of Post Falls ride around the recreational area on their four wheeler. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.

No other sport combines those three passions like motocross racing, and no other group puts on a better series of events than the St. Joe Cycle Club. The

Denise Martin and her son watch as other children race. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.

club consists of a group of local motorcycle enthusiasts who – for more than two decades – have organized motocross events that attract visitors and other cycle fans from all over the area.

The Muddy Butt kicks off the series the first Sunday of every May. That race is followed by the Chuck Compton Memorial, which is held the third Sunday in May, and the newest race, the Jimmy Hansen Memorial was just added in 2011, and is for kids only. It is held the first Sunday in June.

The races are all held at Christmas Hills recreation area, and the course is groomed before each race, with volunteers cutting the track, making new jumps and hills.

Another thing you should probably know about us – if you hadn’t already guessed it by now – is that we also take every opportunity we can to help one another. And this club is no different. Oftentimes, when a community member is in need, the St. Joe Cycle Club creates and sells T shirts to help assist family and friends.

Another local group that takes pride in putting the community in community events.

 

 

 

 

People gathered around the fire pit during the rider meeting between the children's and adult races during the 2011 Muddy Butt race. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.

Zack Renfro competes. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.

The first rider in the Ironman Amateur class goes down in the mud as they round their first turn. Photo courtesy of the St. Maries Gazette Record.