MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

MopedGP: DIRT! is a team based 3 hour moped endurance race on a dirt circuit track. Max # of riders per team is 3, but a team can be larger with support/pit crew members. 1-person teams are welcome as well! Teams may only have 1 moped. The objective is to keep that single moped going and do as many laps as possible in the allocated 3 hrs. Riders can switch at any time. Teams are allowed spare parts, however, complete and prepared spare mopeds are not allowed.

Cost is $20 per rider and $10 per support member. Spectators are free!

Prepare to break stuff as off road racing will push your moped to the limits! Bringing a pop up canopy is a good idea if you want your pit area to be shaded. Oh yea, and bring plenty of gas! :)

For the health and safety of ourselves and others, individuals must be vaccinated and wear a mask when within 6ft of others. Please respect everyone's distance!

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Technical limitations:

- 80cc limit for top end

- Engine case must be from a moped/noped. (no scooter/dirtbike bottom ends)

- No frame requirements.

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Itinerary Summary (tentative)

- Sunday October 17th, 2021

- Open track 9am - 12 noon

- Race begins at 1pm

- Race ends at 4pm

- Hang out and enjoy the track till the sun sets!

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Backyard camping is available on site both Saturday and Sunday night. However, there are no facilities outside of a porta potty. No fires and must be quiet in the evening. Please be respectful of our hosts!

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Bonus points for racing with slicks

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

forgot to add this!

Safety Requirements:

-full face helmet

-gloves

-real shoes (boots preferred, no sandals)

-no skin showing

-eye protection

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

T3?

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

> T y l e r Wrote:

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> T3?

You down for T3+? Jose is planning on coming out too!

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

t4 i'm legally changing my name to the most mexican name i can find that starts with t

tito

tuco

travis (?)

tose

gotta sleep on it

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Here is a little taste of the track we will be on! Exact configuration may vary, but this will give you an idea...

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

> Jose Castanon Wrote:

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> t4 i'm legally changing my name to the most mexican name i can find that

> starts with t

>

> tito

>

> tuco

>

> travis (?)

>

> tose

>

> gotta sleep on it

Taco ??? ;)

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Ah fuck here we go. Time to beef up the maggy x

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

I am intrigued

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Nebraska far tho

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

> 🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin Wrote:

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> I am intrigued

your v1 bike was born for this!

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

> > Jose Castanon Wrote:

> > t4 i'm legally changing my name to the most mexican name i can find

> that starts with t

> > tose...

Tosé gets my vote all day long.

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> Nebraska far tho

Just know we can put you up for days before and/or after.

We'd love to have you out.

This is also a test run, which is why we had such short notice. I am confident it will go down again next year, the format/location might different is all.

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Oh man this is fun! Maybe you guys are way better at dirtpeds then I am (yes) but this seems incredibly ambitious. I love it. Maybe if I build this crazy revival thing I have in my head...

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Travis King /

> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> Maybe you guys are way better at dirtpeds then I am

> (yes) but this seems incredibly ambitious.

We fully anticipate all sorts of destruction on some bikes. That's why the rules are a) very forgiving regarding frame and b) allowing for as large of a pitcrew as you would like. We hope to see some curious solutions.

That said, bring parts for sure, but a better plan might just be to bring a welder...I will have one there and so long as I am not using it, others can.

Other suggestions:

Think gearing. The way we intend to set up the course, the climb isn't too bad and I am relatively confident a stock powered bike could do it, and all the more so with a regear. Plus 25mph on dirt feels fast.

Don't bring your favorite bike, bring the piece of crap that refuses to die. Then once it does, resurrect it over and over again. (edited)

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Hopefully some of the participants have protective body gear .

It's not a question of IF , but , WHEN ...

I wouldn't try much now , but , in my younger days I had a blast in the dirt .

Do it while you can . ;)

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

Thanks to MopedGP Midwest (specifically Shane, Tom, Jesse, James, Aric, and two others I am completely brainfarting), we have much more information on our timing/lap counting system for this race!

Also, as a point of reference, this course is setup more like a rallycross course, not a motorcross course. So, don't worry about having to do doubles and all that jazz. Almost any bike stands a chance.

Next, this race is about putting you and your bike to the endurance test. At the same time, we want any and all to come out, so with that in mind, we added a little rule:

If your main moped fails, you can switch to a backup moped to continue the fun, however, your laps will be reset to 0. So, bring multiple bikes if you want. The goal is most laps on a single bike in the 3 hours.

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Travis King /

Two week notice.

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well making some new friends.

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

The weekend is drawing near. Hopefully you have been working on some cardio...

Below is a map of the track layout and general details for arriving at the event:

Please enter via the drive marked by the yellow line, just to the west of Masters Drive. Pull up to the pit/camping area. Don't block large out building to that area's South. From there we will organize any parking as needed.

You are more than welcome to arrive Saturday and camp that night. Please be courteous to our hosts property. Any disrespect to their concerns or wishes will not be tolerated.

There will be a port-a-potty on site.

Be sure to bring any other items you may want/need. Nebraska City is near by with food/gas options, but it would be a good idea to bring snacks/food/beverages to keep your energy up while you ride.

We did ride the track on a stock single speed peugeot with questionable/non-existent suspension and confirmed that with gearing a stock bike could do it. With no suspension, it definitely would be a workout, but doable. So, feel free to try on anything you got.

We will be out on location most of Saturday setting up and marking track.

Look forward to seeing you out there this Sunday.

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Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

I've ridden mopeds a fair bit around my farm and I swear the best one off road is the shitboxd targa lx with bald Savas that I don't care about 0%

Seriously get your worst moped running okish and show up. I can't make it but sounds like a blast.

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

That was a blast. Everything hurts and I want to do it again

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Live stream recording:

Results:

Thanks to everyone who made it out!

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Man that's great, I'll have to watch some of the vid later

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Thanks to Phillis Ogden for all the great photos!

Full Album

Little sample below :)

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Hey so I wanted to ask for next season... If we do end up having more of these, how did the 'dirtbike with a moped (scooter) engine' bikes vs actual converted mopeds stack up?

Is the plan to keep rules the same or would people want to go to a 'moped frame' kinda rule, like I think euro mobcross uses.

I have a couple flavors of dirtped I would like to build but I'm also kicking around the idea of booger welding a a35 into a dt50 frame 🤔

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

The rules are likely going to stay loose, as we want to allow for as many people to have the opportunity to participate as possible. We want anyone and everyone to be able to come out and have fun!

I cant speak directly, because I didnt ride one of the converted mopeds on the course, but I imagine they might be a more taxing on the rider due to the different riding position, which becomes a factor in this endurance style event. Pegs and tall bars are def a huge advantage IMO, cause to keep a good pace, you got be standing a lot. My team (T3 - Tose) was rocking my rd50 with the pedals still, and they were def annoying in the corners. I didnt have time to prep it much, as was focused on hosting the event and making sure the timing system I made was good to go. Cause I probs should have put some pegs on it!

I think the bigger factor over frame considerations for this course was the elevation change. There was some pretty big hills to climb and that def hurt those with taller gearing.

All of that stuff is like my opinion man. I'm sure others who came out might have other things to say too! haha.

In summary, bring what ya got, gear it low, and rip it!

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Travis King /

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Vid was so good, looks super fun

Re: MopedGP: DIRT! | Nebraska City, NE | Sunday October 17th, 2021

Is this something that's going to happen next year?!? If so whEre do I sign up? I don't know how I messed the memo for this. Or is this something that was just made up? Soooooo many questions.......

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