Beginning something new can be both exiting and intimidating. nowhere is this more true then when it comes to off road racing. The thought of heading out into the great unknown that is a desert race can be down right scary!

How do you sign up to race? Am i a good enough rider to compete? Is my bike set up correctly? Will I be safe out there? What happens if i break down in the middle of the desert? do i avoid looking like i don't have a clue? These are all common and legitimate questions of the first time racer. The U.S.D.R. New Racer Initiative is here to not only answer those questions and many more, but to provide all the information and resources necessary to make your new adventure an enjoyable and successful one.