A Place for the Whole Family
By Chelsea Chambers
Two hundred pounds of powerful metal sits beneath you; the sound of revving engine fill the air. Ahead lies an empty dirt trail—the seemingly endless space between you and the horizon beckons as you plunge forward. With precision and skill, you’re able to navigate the high-speed machine over hills and around corners—the feeling of speed and the ability to control such a powerful machine is what got many into the sport of motocross.
Idaho native, Ricki Sattler, has been working to perfect the Skyline MX Park and Event Center for years. After spending more than 20 years in the Navy, he returned to Idaho to be with family. The initial thought for Skyline came about while he was helping out at an event, and he jumped at the chance. Skyline has over 80 acres and 9 active tracks, making it safe to say that he has his hands full. Sattler spends hours tending the tracks, ensuring the watering system is working properly, and aims to keep dust levels down to increase visibility and safety.
“Dust abatement is one of the biggest problems, but we haven’t had any complaints thus far,” Sattler explained. While flying down these dirt tracks, rising dust is a natural occurrence, but with a sprinkler system in place, he is able to help combat the dust.
“Overall, safety is paramount here,” said Sattler. “It’s well maintained. There’s no ruts, rocks, or holes. We’ve created a true “family environment” for all skill levels. And unlike other places, you don’t have to be a member, but we do offer annual VIP family and single passes. We also offer military and senior discounts.”
And for such a fast-paced sport on heavy equipment, it takes a lot of dedication to ensure that the tracks are up-to-par for Sattler and his staff.
The tracks are set up for various machines so there is truly something for everyone—OHVs UTVS, karts, quads, and motorbikes.
“My goal for the future is to get my snack shack open and running. I’d like to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a beer and wine bar” with riding restrictions of course. Sattler plans to make Skyline a place for the whole family to hang out for the day.
Skyline is open 7 days a week to the VIP pass holders and three days a week for non-pass holders: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Skyline offers practice tracks as well as providing an event space for races. For those interested in any upcoming events or races can join up to the day of the event. To see a list of upcoming events, visit their website at skylineparkidaho.com or follow them on Facebook on Instagram (@SKYLINEPEC). Skyline MX Park and Event Center is located at 20620 South Pleasant Valley Road in Kuna!