Play In the Dirt: 4×4 thrills anyone can handle

Adventure is calling. It’s time to grab life by the handlebars, let out the clutch and chase that summer sun! There is nothing better than taking on the wilderness — letting the dust fly and speeding off like the wind on man’s greatest machines. The only way to take in the lake views, cut through the pine trees, or cruise across the desert into the sunset is from the back of a motorcycle or the driver’s seat of a jeep. Off-road wheeled adventures are the way to tune in to that primal instinct and seek summer thrills like the daredevil that you are.

Ride on and explore the Reno/Tahoe area’s mountains, abandoned railroads, back trails, and beautiful lake views with Truckee Dirt Bikes. The company rents both dirt bikes and 4x4s. A little nervous about taking your buggy for a spin? A guide will accompany you through the trails and keep you on course while exploring nature in a new way.

Maybe you’re looking for a family friendly adventure that two wheels just can’t offer. In that case, an ATV or jeep exploit is the way to go! Lake Tahoe Adventures/Nevada Adventures offer Rubicon Tours. The 12-mile Rubicon trail takes more than two days to conquer with some of the world’s most extreme off-road terrain. Crawling over boulders and logs, this will charge you with thrills and test your skills.

Need something group friendly? Try Full Access Tahoe ATV Rentals to explore Carson Valley and Tahoe. Full Access hosts an Amazing Race event for large groups, complete with check points, building towers and puzzles to triumph. It’s a hair-flying race to the finish across breathtaking trails with views of crystal blue lakes and majestic purple mountains. Tap into your competitive side and take a spin. This is the perfect corporate or bachelor/bachelorette party bonding experience.

Wild West Motorsports Park is the destination for those who want to let loose, sit back and enjoy the entertainment! The Motorsports Park is a 1.5-mile racetrack with elevation changes, a pit area, and stands for spectators. Races are held for public viewing all summer long, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take in the wind speed and dirty action from the safety of the stands!

No matter if it’s the exhibition that gives you a rush or chasing after your own adventure in the wilderness, motor sports are a great way to find your thrills this summer. Let’s go for a ride!


By: Alicia Sontag