Riding a dirt bike for the first time can be a challenging task, but if you have patience and keep trying you can learn the skills needed to ride in just a short time. Once you have mastered the basic skills of riding, you can move on to learning some of the more advanced skills such as climbing hills, riding whoops, and successfully completely jumps. In addition to learning these advanced skills, you will also be able to learn proper riding techniques on various terrains.
The first step you need to take in learning how to ride a dirt bike is obtaining the right size bike for you and obtaining all the appropriate safety gear. When you purchase a dirt bike, make sure that you can comfortably sit on the bike and that you are able to place your feet on the ground. Yo do not want a bike that is too small or too big, so check out each size that is offered. You also want to make sure that your safety gear fits properly. A helmet that is too tight will be uncomfortable to wear, and a helmet that is too big will not protect your head properly if you were to have an accident. You should also consider knee and elbow pads to protect yourself in case of a fall.
Once you have obtained your dirt bike and your safety gear, you are ready to begin the next step in learning to ride a dirt bike. In this step you will sit on your bike and practice your balance. With your feet on the foot pegs, try to keep your bike upright. If your dirt bike starts leaning to the left, gently lean your body to the right, and vice versa.
After you have mastered the basic balance techniques you are ready to start up your bike and slowly take off. Make sure that you do not take off too quickly, as this can cause you to pop a wheelie and lose control. Once you have slowly begun moving, try stopping your bike. Being able to control the starting and stopping of your dirt bike is just as important as learning to balance properly.
Once you have mastered starting and stopping, you are ready to practice making turns with your dirt bike. If you are turning right, turn your handlebars slightly while leaning your body to the right. For turning left, just do the opposite as turning right. After you master these steps you are ready to move on to more advanced riding techniques.