For over forty years riders have ridden the SOBOBA Indian Reservation's private hills, trails and water-crossings during the famous SOBOBA Trail Ride. Many of those rides were competitive enduro events and than later they became epic trail rides led by off-road great Malcolm Smith. You can join in the legacy as this ride takes you back in time when you could ride your off-road motorcycle on trails that were not blocked by fences, housing tracks or pesky neighbors.
Discover why professional riders, industry greats, Hollywood stuntmen and riders of all levels congregate each year to get their one shot to ride where no one is allowed to ride the rest of the year. This ride is challenging, but not impossible for riders of lower skill levels. It's an event and you need to be a part of it - Click on the menu above to go get an entry.
The SOBOBA Trail Ride is a yearly event that dates back to the grass roots of modern dirt bikes. Many motorcycle greats have participated in Soboba’s challenge. It began in the early 70’s when Benny Helm, then Chief of the Tribe, started the first Soboba Grand Prix, and soon these rides were among the largest in the country. In the early 80’s Bob Graziano, cousin (through marriage) of Chief Helms and a resident of the reservation, teamed with Malcolm Smith (eight-time ISDT gold medalist) to gain tribal council approval to launch the SOBOBA TRAIL RIDE.
Now, with a history of over forty years of tribal council approval, AMA event sanction plus the promise of unpredictable Southern California weather, Grand Marshal Malcolm Smith sends his sons Alexander and Joel off on the trail at 8:00 AM on ride-day to lead off this very special event that takes place entirely on the Soboba Indian Reservation.
Grand Marshall Malcolm Smith
& event promoter Bob Graziano