Don’t Try This On Your Moped

Get your motor runnin’/Head out on the … dirt pile? That’s where you’ll find motorcycle and dirt-bike enthusiasts this weekend. Kemper Arena (1800 Genessee) hosts the AMA Arenacross Series, with professional races at 7:30 p.m. The event continues at 10 a.m. Sunday with open registration for amateurs. Arenacross is kind of like Supercross’ little brother. The venues are smaller and the tracks are shorter, but the riders are hungry to join the ranks of big brother’s entourage. These guys ride 450cc four-stroke bikes at more than 100 mph. If you understand that last sentence, you’ll probably want to be there. Tickets range from $20 to $35 and are available online at ticketmaster.com or at the box office the day of the event. Arrive early to meet the riders and get autographs during this afternoon’s track party from 5 to 6 p.m. See arenacross.com for more information.
— Meghan Whelan

Sat., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 16, 10 a.m., 2011