The Yakima Valley’s rugged landscape is a perfect backdrop for a wide variety of motorized pursuits. Head off-road and discover the excitement you can find in the Valley's diverse terrain. Nearby mountain passes offer ideal escapes for those who crave a little speed (or a lot)!. The region's backcountry beckons with miles and miles of groomed trails that weave in and out of mountainous slopes. Local enthusiasts and club members work together to create and maintain motorcycle and ATV trails for public use.
The region's rural byways and extensive road network provides a great setting for organized motorbike tours or simple drives through the countryside. Several motorcycle clubs have chapters in the area so it is easy to hook up with people who share a passion for the open road.
Auto racing is also popular in the Valley. The Yakima Speedway and Renegade Raceway offer NASCAR series contests, drag racing, and a variety of stock car and touring series. Auto shows also attract crowds. Each year over 15,000 people visit Yakima for the Vintiques Street Rod show. The Vintiques show is complemented by many other specialty orantique car shows held throughout the year.
To connect with fellow enthusiasts and find the perfect trail, check out these resources.
Yakima Valley Dust Dodgers A Yakima-based motorcycle and ATV club promoting motorized sports
and working to protect and maintain existing trails.
All Wheelers Off Road Club A family-oriented club based in Yakima promoting the responsible use of off-road vehicles ranging from 4x4 trucks to motorcycles, members promote a “tread lightly” philosophy and educate fellow enthusiasts.
Yakima Skibenders Snowmobile Club The Skibenders promote the sport of snowmobiling, offer education, organize trail clean up and maintenance, and host club rides and special events.
Cascade Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club Hosting club rides and events while encouraging trail maintenance, the club promotes a family group atmosphere for all ages. Contact Helen Maxwell, President at 509-949-0441 or Bob Jump, Vice President, at 930-1700.Yakima Area Snowmobile Sno-Parks
Yakima Speedway Yakima is home to this paved oval race track featuring Stock Car classes and the NASCAR Weekly and Touring Series.
Renegade Raceway This asphalt drag strip near Wapato hosts a number of drag racing events throughout the season.
The Vintiques is a great club if you are interested in street rods or antique autos. Each year the club sponsors the Vintiques Northwest Nationals. Over 1000 cars are on exhibit at this event.