This riding area is known as "Oakland" to some, but apparently is officially "Riverside Motorcycle Park"
Satellite Map of Riverside Motorcycle Park
I emailed the city of Topeka to ask about this riding area. Terry Bertels replied.ktm250rm wrote:Oakland riding area is a city ran wooded riding area along the Kansas River. Part of the property is where they dump the sludge from the sewer treatment plant, so the area does have a slight sewer smell, but at least its NOT CROWED, and the trails are NOT ATV friendly, so the trails are clean single track stuff. Just past the toll booths on I-70 going towards Topeka, is KS 4. I think they call it like East and West, but I call it NORTH because it goes North until it hits 24 hwy. Anyway, you take KS 4 to the 3rd exit which I believe is Seyer Ave. Seyer parallels with I-70, so take it West until you past a couple of gas stations which you turn Right on Chester and take Chester North until it dead ends at the riding area. You park you vehicle along the gravel/blacktop road.
Humans. We sure know how to shoot ourselves in the foot..so to speak. I hope as many of our people as can will show their interest in this effort. Especially our Topeka-based riders. Riding areas are few and far between. So when a city tries to support one, we need to help!Terry Bertels wrote:This is in fact a motorcycle/atv riding area. It is loosely run by the City of Topeka Parks and Recreation Department. There are no fees, the rules are essentially governed by common sense, same for restrictions.
We are in the process of formalizing a relationship with riders that are interested in improving the site and want to bring some consistency and accountability to the area.
The biggest problem that we have had in the past at the site is people riding on the adjacent streets and wandering off the property to adjacent property including the farmers’ field. There is signage at the site that gives more details.
If you are interested in using the site you will be ok if you stay off the streets, stay on the park property and clean up after yourself. If you want to be part of the group interested in improving the site let me know. Thanks for your interest in Riverside Motorcycle Park.
PM me if you want Terry Bertel's email address.