NSORRA is Provincial Recreation Organization of the Month!
The Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association was chosen Provincial Recreation Organization of the Month for November by Recreation Nova Scotia.
Riding dirt bikes is challenging, adventurous and fun. Dirt biking allows riders to spend time with great people while exercising, seeing new places and taking on new challenges while enjoying the beautiful scenery Nova Scotia has to offer.
The Nova Scotia Off-Road Riders Association (NSORRA) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization formed to promote and represent the safe, family friendly and environmentally responsible sport of off-road motorcycling. The Association provides off-road motorcyclists with the resources required to ensure safe and responsible enjoyment of Nova Scotia’s wondrous natural resources while meeting requirements set out in the Off Highway Vehicles Act.
NSORRA draws members from all walks of life with varying interests. For many, the attraction is getting back to nature while enjoying time with family and friends. Off road riding an activity that can be done in a few hours or take a whole weekend, including camping along the way.
Single track riding similar to mountain bikes
We are lucky to be in a province with a vast wilderness that is relatively unexplored. Similar to mountain bikes, off-road motorcycles can travel through woods in a single track, allowing riders to challenge themselves to reach a destination seen by few because of the distance from an entry site. We also have several NSORRA Ride Parks around the province that provide us with dedicated ride areas. These ride parks are also open to mountain bikers who maintain an NSORRA membership.
For those who enjoy competition, we have a hare scramble series. A hare scramble is a form of off-road motorcycle racing that varies in distance and time, with the riders completing multiple laps around a marked course through wooded or other rugged natural terrain. NSORRA has recently added obstacles such as rock and logs to some race courses to add an extra challenge for our riders.
Safety is a priority
A priority for NSORRA is to train dirt bikers on how to ride safely. All new Nova Scotia riders (since 2007) are required to attend an MSF dirt bike school. The full-day program provides hands-on rider training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. Students learn basic techniques for safely riding off-highway motorcycles. Lessons are presented at controlled off-highway riding sites specifically designed for the course.
Are you interested in finding out more? Looking to meet new people and see new places? We are already planning our events for the 2020 season. We have several demo events for kids and are hoping to run demo rides for adults. Join one of our fun rides, and we promise that that you will enjoy the new experience!