Riding Your Bike on Sand

Riding on sand can be a difficult task if you’ve never done it before. Any time you are riding off-road though, encountering sand is at least a possibility if not a certainty. Fortunately, there are many tricks that you can adapt to improve your ability to ride through sand without an issue. These tips will help you with control and mobility. 

Riding bike on sand

Balance on Your Bike 

Maintaining good balance is always essential while riding, but it is especially important when you are attempting to ride on sand. You will have less control on sand if your balance isn’t right while riding. For the best control on the sand, keep yourself centered and your hands loose. 

Control of the Throttle 

You never want to continually increase the throttle because you will allow yourself to lose control. Backing off the throttle when you start to lose traction in sand will often result in an increase in speed as the tire again gains traction. 

Slipping the clutch can help to avoid the loss of traction, but when riding on sand, it is a little different. You’re better off reducing the throttle when you start to slip on the sand. 

Having the Proper Tires 

Riding in sand with street tires is likely to be a frustrating event for you. The smooth sides on street tires guarantee that the tire will not be able to maintain traction in sand. Tires that work well in sand have open block treads along the sidewall of the tire to help with traction while riding on sand. 

SCS Gearbox has been providing high quality parts for high performance racing applications for more than three decades. If you need to ramp up your bike for your next adventure on sand, contact SCS Gearbox at 419-483-7278 today or visit us online for more information.