HAYDEN SIMMONS, 17
Rides: 2019 KTM 300 XC
I started riding when I was 3 years old on a TTR-50. My parents got me into riding and I have loved it ever since. Currently I ride a KTM 300XC and a KTM 250SX. I have been racing the NMA Offroad and NORCS series for the last 10 years and worked my way up to the Open A class. I’ve also raced a handful of endurocross events. Over the last 2 seasons I have also raced the AMA West Hare Scrambles. They are all over the west coast from NorCal to Bellingham to Boise.
My favorite type of riding is trail riding. I’m part of the Puget Sound Enduro Riders, so I am spoiled with great riding right by my house. I used to love riding motocross the most, but as I’ve gotten older I have grown more fond of offroad.
What I love most about riding is the feeling of freedom it gives you. When I am on my bike I feel totally free in a space of no thinking. It is just me and the bike.
I have been on KTM's the majority of my time riding, and I have grown attached to the way they feel and how they handle. I have been racing for Fun Country Powersports for about a year now, and have gotten very lucky with the people I have been able to ride with over the years, and the people I now look up to because of it.