The Track

Otopasso Trails consists of 150 acres of shared pastureland. When entering the property be cautious on the access road as you are sharing space with recreation vehicles and likewise while riding. Please no riding on the access road.

There are specific rules posted for riding that are prepared for the safety of everyone so please become familiar with them.

The perimeter of the property provides an excellent ride consisting of several sand hills, whoops and trails. This area tends to be less traveled and provides a great place to become familiar with your new machine. When riding in this area always ride with a friend or family member to ensure assistance in the event you have difficulty. It is always a good idea to ride slower at first and yield to other riders if you are new to the area as there tends to be particular direction of riding that prevails.

The Otopasso facility contains 3 separate motocross tracks, one of which is designed for motorcycles under 85cc (2-stroke) or 150cc (4-stroke). The main track is the regions finest natural terrain sand track and is great for endurance training. The third track is tighter, more technical track, excellent for training skills. Otopasso is known for its large soft berms and flying roost. The facility also contains natural terrain grassy trails, hills, and a large valley for recreational riding.

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Driving Directions:

Otopasso Trails has located approximately 20km south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Highway 219 south.

Highway 219 is the highway to Outlook, SK and also the southbound extension of Lorne Avenue. Lorne Avenue or Highway 219 South access is at the Saskatoon exhibition grounds junction running past the Western Development Museum.

Highway 219 can be accessed from the north side of the city by following the Idlewyle Drive Freeway south to the Ruth Street exit. Take a left at the stop sign and a right at the next four way stop.

From the East, follow Highway 16 into Saskatoon and take the Lorne Avenue exit to the stop sign, turn left to the four way stop and turn left again onto Highway 219 South.

Once on Highway 219 South leaving Saskatoon, continue following Highway 219 until you pass the Beaver Creek Conservation Area signs and access on your right. Once you pass through the small valley and a small correction curve to the left you will be heading due south and the track access is approximately three kms on the right. Watch for event signs posted along the way on race days and please drive carefully as the highway becomes very narrow the last few kms. Welcome to Otopasso.

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Track Area:

The access road from Highway 219 provides signs with general rules for the riding area, please read these and participate, they are for everyone's' safety.

Once into the main area you will see the main track starting gate and a storage area with track maintaining equipment. This central area is restricted to first gear and idle speed while riding, again for everyone's safety as well as reducing noise in the area.

Parking and pitting is permitted in this area preferably along the edges of the main area. Please be careful where you park avoiding the possibility of blocking someone in. Past the starting gate to the left leads to additional pit area with ample space to park. Feel free to use this area and always use the trash containers provided or better yet take the waste home with you.

Main Event Track

The main event track is composed of a 42-position starting gate with concrete starting pads. Start line to first turn funnels down to a 30-foot wide right turn, long left angle, a small lifter and a downhill landing. This track is all sand and is ever changing, the obstacles usually come in the form of newly acquired whoops that have little to no rhythm, and these obstacles will change from week to week. Emphasis is usually placed on shorter straits and high-speed berms on most corners.

Bermed corners can be taken high at higher speeds and low side for cutting and passing. When our track is freshly groomed and packed there are as many table-top and speed jumps as possible. Because the sand looses its shape so fast most jumps become obstacles that allow some air however some flat landings are common.

The best part of our Sand track is the whoop sections, they are continuous, and they get very big buy the end of race day. When racing in the sand, learning to keep laps times short depends on ones ability to navigate through these roughed out whoop sections that get built up and that is what makes out Motocross track so unique.

 

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50s and 60s Track

For the young riders just entering into the sport of off road motorcycling and motocross racing, there is no better place to make you debut than Otopasso.

Beginning your riding at Otopasso is a breeze for most kids and there is a special track designed to accommodate most at entry level.

The 50s and 60s track is located on the south side of the main area and consists of slightly hilly terrain and is completely in view of the entire spectator area. The track itself is sand with a good root base, which means the sand does not get completely powdered out from use and remains reasonably consistent for most of the season with minimal maintenance.

This track has some equipment made whoops that are structured and some smaller hills for jumps. Overall the track is designed to accommodate small riders as young as 4 years old at the same time be technical enough for 65 cc riders competing in CMRC events.

 

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The South Track

The south track is a smaller version of the main event track, and it makes use a valley that runs though the center of it making it a more technical track, which makes it great for skills training. This track is used primarily for Wednesday night test and tune sessions while the main event track is being groomed for other racing events.

 

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Rules for Riding at Otopasso Trails

  1. Ride at your own risk. Be aware that off road riding has inherent dangers. If possible, always ride with a partner who can assist if a situation should occur where you would require help. You are responsible for your own safety.
  2. Always wear protective equipment. A helmet must be worn at all times when riding your motorcycle or ATV. In parking and pit areas, ride at walking speed only. Ride with caution in these areas & be courteous to other members. Do not ride on the main entrance road.
  3. Absolutely no alcohol will be tolerated before or while any motorcycles are being operated. No drugs, period.
  4. Lock the gate behind you when entering or leaving Otopasso. Other members will have their own keys and can be identified by the member stickers on their bikes or ATV. Please report any trespassers or vandalism to the RCMP or a member of the club executive (license plate # would be useful).
  5. Otopasso is encouraged to be used as a family recreation facility. If you plan on cooking while you are there, please take a barbecue with you as open fires are not allowed. Any garbage left behind must be put in the receptacles provided, though it is encouraged that you take it home & dispose of it there. If performing maintenance on your motorcycle, do not dump or leave oil at Otopasso.
  6. The PeeWee track is restricted to 2-stroke motorcycles 65cc or smaller & 4-stroke motorcycles 110cc or smaller.
  7. When riding at Otopasso: please ride with courtesy & common sense. Not everyone who rides there is a racer. Assist other riders to help them enjoy their day at Otopasso. A little advice on riding technique or mechanical help can sometimes be the difference between having a good or bad day. Maintain a positive attitude and help promote our sport both on and off the track.
  8. When riding on tracks: check the direction traffic, never ride backwards on the track. Do not stop on the track, especially in turns or near jumps. Always pull off to side when stopping. Watch for traffic when entering the track. When exiting the track, raise your left arm or extend a leg to warn riders you. Behave in a sportsmanlike manner, not everyone who rides on the racetrack is a racer. Do not ride on the track while it is being groomed. Be courteous to the volunteers who maintain our facility.
  9. Members are responsible to ensure that any guests they bring to Otopasso follow all rules for using the riding area and are accountable for their actions.

 

The Saskatoon Track 'N' Trail Motorcycle Club reserves the right to revoke the membership of members who do not conduct themselves within the rules described here while riding at Otopasso Trails.