This is how kids start riding motorcycles

Just got into the nappy, now a wheelie on the back wheel. “Why would you allow your child to do such a dangerous sport?” Motocross dads hear the question all the time. Sure, injuries can happen – but other sports can also happen.

Beauty motocross for kids: Children have to move around a lot and train their motor skills, posture and concentration. But how and where to start?

Younger ones usually start on 50cc autos (here’s the KTM SX 50).


“The little ones don’t have to bring anything with them except the will and desire to ride motocross,” Ballerstädt says. “We provide the children with appropriate protective gear and a motorbike, and I will accompany them and guide me in a one-on-one lesson.” The perfect introduction to checking if motocross is actually a suitable hobby for a child.
Unlike many other sports, the initial acquisition costs are high. For a motorcycle plus equipment and a motorcycle trailer, it is quickly worth 2000 euros and more.

Motorcycle courses for kids

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06179 Twitchenthal / MSC Twitchenthal E. Fifth

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08132 Muelsen / MSC THURM

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14532 Stahnsdorf / MCC Schenkenhorst

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15517 Fürstenwalde / MC Fürstenwalde e. Fifth

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18442 Steinhagen / MSC Nordvorpommern e. V. Steinhagen Offroad website

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19086 Blit / PSV Schwerin

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19288 Ludwigslust / M.C. Ludwigslust e. Fifth

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16845 Dritz / MC Dritz E. Fifth

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23824 Tensfeld / MCE Tensfeld e. Fifth

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23843 Bad Oldesloe / AMC Stormarn

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29416 Salzwedel / MSV Steinitz

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29633 Münster / MSC Münster

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36205 Suntra / MSC Waldkabel-Britau

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36433 Gompelstadt MC Morgrond E. V. in ADAC

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37181 Hardegsen Electric Ride Park Hardegsen

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57234 Wilnsdorf / MSC Oberes Weisstal eV

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64850 Schaafheim / MSCW Schaafheim

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65558 Kaltholhausen / Motocross Country

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67227 Frankenthal / AMC Frankenthal e. Fifth

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72762 Reutlingen / First Cycling and Motorsport Club Reutlingen e. Fifth

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88450 Berkheim / MSC Berkheim

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94259 Kirchberg im Wald / MX School Bavaria

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Kids MX Enrico School # 239

Minibike Team Travering

Registered Association ADAC Lower Saxony / Saxony-Anhalt

MX Kids Club – Kids Tour

ADAC MX Academy and Tasting Courses

Motocross courses for kids


“The first demo lesson is about giving kids a feel for the bike and everything that goes around it,” Ballerstädt explains. “It’s all new to them. They wear a helmet, they wear a chest plate, heavy boots on their feet and then the rattling of the little two-stroke machines.” Parents should not underestimate how tired this child is, even if he is only doing the first laps in the meadow.

If the baby’s heart is beating fast, then often successes can be noticed quickly. With the guidance of the coach, you avoid making mistakes in your driving style; This also means more safety and stability on the bike. The general rule is: lead, lead, lead – this is the best practice.

Children's motorbike

Motocross as a family sport: Aunt Lisa with her niece Charlotte (4).


As part of children’s training, clubs provide a good platform to exchange ideas with other parents and join exercise groups. Then the first races can come.

This is how you start

The relish course is no birthday surprise. The child must be willing to drive. Even beginner courses require the full focus of your child.

The fun comes first. Motocross is a great sport, but very ambitious parents don’t help. Does your child want to drive? good! Is your child afraid? Tasting courses are also there for that – to make it easier.

Calculate the costs. Can we afford this sport? Trailer, bicycle, protective equipment, training fee. Exchange with experienced persons helps in evaluation.

Let the professionals do it. Parents should not interfere with the coach. It is better to be calm and wait at the edge of the track. This helps the child more.

Invest time. Without parental support, children cannot play sports. Not only do they have to be driven to the track, but they also need to be taken care of on site.

Protective equipment is mandatory. The risk of infection can be reduced by using appropriate protective equipment. Tip: Buy used kids motocross gear online and resell it later. Always buy new helmets.

How old should my child be? Most clubs offer tasting courses from the age of six.

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