Kids love dirt bikes. But 8-year-old Trentyn Roelofs rides them for more than just fun. In fact, he’s riding for a state title this weekend. And it’s only his first year riding a dirt bike.
Trentyn “T-Bird” Roelofs is a 3rd grade student at Beach Elementary, and is the son of Brooke Roelofs and Jeremy Robinson, and Brent & Sara Roelofs all of Cedar Springs.
According to Trentyn’s mom, Brooke, Trentyn started practicing on his new KTM bikes in March when there was still snow on the ground and continued to dedicate time to his riding through the cold and rain until the season started in April.
“Since then we have traveled all over the state of Michigan going to races,” said Brooke. “We have been to several cities this summer including Traverse City, Charlotte, Holland, Hudsonville, Manistee, Marshall and Big Rapids.”
Trentyn is thankful for all the friends and family who have supported him in this adventure. “His grandparents have all been so great at being there for him and traveling to races and even camping out at times,” said Brooke. Several local businesses have also given him their support.
Trentyn will be riding his dirt bikes in the 2011 SJO State Fair Series this weekend. “He rides in 2 different classes and is currently tied for 1st place right now in the 50cc Senior class and 2nd place in the 50cc Sport class,” explained Brooke.
This coming weekend is the final Chapter of the race season, ending with Allegan on Friday night, Muskegon on Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (5pm) and Centreville on Monday night. The cost of the Muskegon races are $10 for adults and $5 for kids to come out and show your support. The Muskegon County Fairground are located at 6621 Hts. Ravenna Rd. Ravenna, MI 49451.