Mini Gladiators was formed by a small group of pitbike enthusiasts, who wanted to keep the sport alive. Pitbike racing came into full bloom in the late 90s and early 2000s, and rocketed off from there. There were huge events, ride days, clubs... it was a massive hit. Riding pitbikes is one of the most fun ways to enjoy riding on 2 wheels, and people quickly caught on to that. Our goal is to keep that dream alive, and keep fighting to keep events happening and keep people riding and having a blast on minibikes.
For those who don't know what "pitbikes" are, here's the easiest breakdown on them. It's a small motorcycle, originally designed as kids size, and typically for trails. For example, CRF50s, KLX110s, and TTR125s. However, instead of a kid riding them, us adults take them out to play! It's affordable, fun, slightly silly and helps you not feel so bad when you go throttle wide open into the side of your buddy out there racing with you. One of the many reasons it is so popular is because the main focus is FUN. It's not about who has the coolest pits, with the coolest new bike, with the coolest new set of riding gear. It's about simply having a blast riding on 2 wheels, and that's how we intend to keep it.
It's easy and affordable to get into it! For a bike, you just have to find a good starter bike and can build from there. There are a lot of overseas brand such as SSR and Pitster, that offer starter bikes that are under $1K new. You can also get a CRF50, KLX110 or CRF150 for only a couple thousand, or less if you buy used. From there, talk to some other pitbikes or join the planetminis.com forum and see what your options are to get a bike built for you.
For riding gear, all we ask is you have a good helmet. From there, you can either go the full gear route, which a local shop would be happy to help you with. Or you can just wear a good pair of pants, long sleeve tee, short boots or reinforced skate shoes, and a pair of gloves and goggles.Then you're set to go to get your feet wet in the world of minibikes!