Dirt biking is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world.
Because of their unique type of tires, they are driven on rough terrains and are not identified as safe for roads.
Most dirt bikes in the US are also not considered street legal because of the lack of equipment installed.
Dirt bikes do not have headlights, which makes them unsafe to drive at night. They also don’t have tail lights which are dangerous as other drivers will not know you are nearby which can lead to accidents.
Not only this but, they also do not have turn signals and other drivers will not know which direction you are headed in, which can also lead to increased chances of accidents.
Dirt bikes lack a horn, rearview mirrors, and an engine that has the right amount of capacity for fuel; if a vehicle does not fulfill these requirements, it is not approved by the Department of Transport of New Jersey.
Dirt bikes also release a lot of harmful gases which is the reason the Environmental Protection Agency has disapproved of them.
Last, these vehicles are also extremely noisy, disrupting the community.
Because of the reasons stated above, you can not drive dirt bikes on the roads of New Jersey.
Where can I ride my dirt bike legally in NJ?
Just because your dirt bike is not street legal doesn’t mean you cannot drive it anywhere in New Jersey!
There are actually a couple of places where you can show off your fierce vehicle.
First is New Jersey’s Field of Dreams at Buckshutem Road; the rugged land there is perfect for dirt biking.
On weekends, the timings are from 10 am to 5 pm; on Wednesdays, they are from 12 pm to 5 pm.
But beware, since there are 3 tracks for other motorcycles. In case of an accident, an ambulance and emergency staff are there. Oh, and take your $5 entry fees.
Second, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, which was also known as Madison Township Raceway Park in Middlesex County.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays the timings are 9 am to 5 pm, for Wednesdays it is 9 am to 10 pm, and for Sundays it is 8 am to 7:30 pm.
This park is ideal for dirt bikers. These tracks are straight, soft, and loamy so that the dirt bike can glide on and the biker has no difficulty or risk of accidents.
Third, Ready To Ride at Ridge Avenue is open from 10 am to 6 pm, throughout the week, all year round.
It is also the perfect place to bring your family as you can go for go-carting as well.
However, it is necessary that you bring your dirt bike here and if you are under 15, bring an adult with you.
Children under 6 are not allowed near the tracks or trails. Do remember to bring your goggles along, dress appropriately for dirt biking (full-sleeved shirt, helmet, boots, and gloves), and do not forget your membership card!
Last but not the least is the Wharton State Forest. Ensure that you do not forget to bring your REGISTERED dirt bike and your license with you here. Without the license, you will be arrested. This place is best for well-experienced riders as its trail is quite long.
Are electric dirt bikes legal in NJ?
Electric bikes are not powered by fuel, so they release less harmful gases as they are battery-operated. These are cheaper to buy, but costly to maintain, which is the opposite of gas-operated dirt bikes.
Electric dirt bikes lack the mirrors and tires, so they are not legal right out of the box.
Therefore, it is important to note that electric bikes have all the same requirements as gas-operated dirt bikes that are mentioned above. The installations of those items should be approved by the Department of Transport of New Jersey.
Though, make sure your electric bike is registered and you have a license because you sure do not want to pay a fine or get arrested!