Campbell River rider Tyler Neal will be among the competitors in this weekend's motocross season opener at Campbell River Motocross Track.

Motocross season set to begin

Campbell River to host opening event of 2015 season with practice, racing on Easter weekend

After six months in hibernation, Vancouver Island’s motocross bikes will be dusted off and checked over to ensure that they are all ready for the upcoming race season.

The 2015 Vancouver Island Motocross season will be unleashed at the Campbell River Motocross track on April 4-5, beginning Saturday with a practice day for anyone who wishes to come out and try the sport. There is a $25 charge to enter and practice runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Race day follows Sunday, April 5, with motos starting at about 9:30 a.m. and running until the last moto of the day is finished.

Spectators can see riders from all over Vancouver Island, as well as riders from Salt Spring Island coming to the event. Local riders Michael Masters, Tyler (Zip Tye) Neal, Ryder Roth, Ashton McCay and Ethan Ouellett, just name a few locals, will be on hand. So come on out and  watch some great bar to bar, wheel to wheel, berm railing, roostertail-throwing motocross action.

Campbell River Motocross will pay tribute to former president Paul Wilkinson during the riders meeting on Sunday. Paul passed away earlier this year and he had a real passion for the sport of motocross and did a lot for the local club.

There will also be lots of prize giveaways for spectators as well as hole-shot prizes for the racers. A concession will be open on site.

The action will go, rain or shine, at the local motocross track across the road from the McIver Lake turnoff on the Gold River Highway (Hwy. 28). Gates open at 6:30 a.m. on race day Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. There is no charge for spectators at Saturday’s practice session.