POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) — $5,000 was on the line at Pocatello Motocross Park, which Dylan Bauer made the long trip to Gate City for.
“I’m from Spring Creek, Nevada,” Bauer said. “I left around 11 a.m. and drove straight here.”
What Bauer rode was the Pocatello TMX Pro Challenge, an event for riders of all ages in the area.
“I think it’s great what Jeremy Teel is doing for the community,” Bauer said. “It’s quite big. If you ask me personally, I think there should be a track in every city. I love racing and you can’t get me to stop.”
It’s a track that co-owner Teel says gives the surrounding community a chance to ride.
“We’re one of the only local tracks here,” Teel said. “A lot of other tracks have closed, or they’re two hours away. I mean there’s definitely places to ride, but this is the closest for everyone in this area. Between here and Idaho Falls, there are a lot of people who ride mountain bikes.”
One such avid biker was Ogden native Wayne Sorensen, who spends a lot of time on the dirt.
“There are a few trails between here in Ogden, and it’s always fun to explore new ones,” Sorensen said. “It’s good to support everyone.”
It was a chance for the contestants not only to compete, but also to shine in the spotlight.
“There’s just something about riding on a track in the daytime and then coming back and riding on the same track at night,” Teel said. “It’s a totally different feeling. There’s something about it. It’s exciting.”