This dedicated dad is teaching his kids to race dirt bikes and giving them a place to play

“I try to get them out riding as much as possible and they both really enjoy it.” — Scott Kreiser

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(L to R) Scott Kreiser with his children, three-year-old Kali and six-year-old Dax. Kali rides a Yamaha PW 50 with training wheels, Dax rides a KTM 50 SX, and Scott rides a 2019 KTM XCW 300 Six Days edition.

(L to R) Scott Kreiser with his children, three-year-old Kali and six-year-old Dax. Kali rides a Yamaha PW 50 with training wheels, Dax rides a KTM 50 SX, and Scott rides a 2019 KTM XCW 300 Six Days edition. — Photo courtesy Scott Kreiser

Every now and then, Rad Dads have to give up their old way of life for the greater good—like trading in a dirt bike for a UTV, or sacrificing time in the driver’s seat to teach their kiddos how to ride, or moving across provincial lines to revitalize a long-neglected motocross track. In Scott Kreiser’s case, he’s done all of that and then some.

“I’m riding a 2019 KTM XCW 300 Six Days edition after a 10-year pause from bikes while I got heavily involved in the UTV scene,” Kreiser said. “My six-year-old son is riding and racing bikes now so I am taking advantage and getting out on the track and trails with him as much as possible.”

Kreiser currently works as a field operator for Canadian Natural Resources in Hanna, Alberta, but spent the last four years working in Abbotsford, B.C., with Concept Distributing, welding and fabricating roll cages for UTVs.

“I grew up on a farm and always had dirt bikes and ATVs around,” he said. “I had friends with bikes and met so many great people in the UTV scene in the later years. I purchased my first Polaris RZR 1000 in 2014 when I was 25 and things really escalated from there. I met Al McBeth from Concept Distributing and he supported me through my racing journey and introduced me to some cool opportunities and people.”

Scott Kreiser stands next to his neon green and blue 2016 Polaris RZR Turbo on a checkered flag tarp in front of a Triple Crown Race Series sign.

Kreiser hasn’t raced in a few years but previously spent five years racing UTVs in both the Alberta Triple Crown Series and the Punisher Off-Road Series. He rides a 2016 Polaris RZR Turbo built by Concept Distributing. — Photo courtesy Scott Kreiser

Now that Kreiser is back in Alberta, he’s shifted his focus from building and racing UTVs to teaching his kids to ride and reviving an old race track.

“Trail riding can be limited in Hanna, so I took over the local motocross track this year as President and have been working hard to revive it after five years of neglect,” said Kreiser. “My son and I have been spending most of our time out there putting laps down and whipping it back into shape. I want to bring awareness to the facility in our area and get as many new riders introduced to the sport as we can. We came really close to losing the track and once you do, especially in a small town like Hanna, it would be next to impossible to get a new one built. Having gone through the struggles of finding places to practice while racing UTVs, my goal is to keep the Hanna track a place that is super accommodating for all riders, not just limited to dirt bikes. We plan to have ride days for ATVs and UTVs as well.”

A row of children on motorbikes getting ready to start a race on a dirt track.

“Having gone through the struggles of finding places to practice while racing UTVs, my goal is to keep the Hanna track a place that is super accommodating for all riders, not just limited to dirt bikes. We plan to have ride days for ATVs and UTVs as well.” — Scott Kreiser — Photo courtesy Scott Kreiser

Kreiser hasn’t raced in a few years but previously spent five years racing UTVs in both the Alberta Triple Crown Series and the Punisher Off-Road Series. He also took a couple trips down to Mexico to race the Baja 1000 in a UTV with Al Mcbeth.

“I have been putting in time getting comfortable enough on my bike to join the Central Alberta Motocross Series next season in the vet class so I can join my son,” Kreiser said. “We are already going to the races so I figured I may as well be racing too.”

Kreiser has two children, six-year-old Dax and three-year-old Kali. Dax has been on a dirt bike since he was three years old, and now that same bike has been passed down to Kali.

“I try to get them both out riding as much as possible and they both really enjoy it,” Kreiser said. “My son is super passionate about dirt biking and loves racing. We try to get out to the track two-to-three times per week. I want to support him and any other local youth in the sport as much as possible. My daughter is coming around to it. She’s riding a Yamaha PW 50 on training wheels this year and doing really well for being three. It makes me proud to see both of them getting involved in the sport and having something to share with them that has been such a big part of my life for so many years. I’m planning to get my wife on a bike in the spring. I’ve been hoping for years to ride together as a family and get more involved in the race scene.”

Scott Kreiser stands in front of a white truck with his Polaris RZR loaded into the back. A big cactus is in the desert background.

Kreiser’s most memorable powersports experience was doing the Baja 1000 in Mexico, back in 2017. Kreiser and two of his best friends headed down to pre-run the course with his RZR on the back of the truck, starting at the top of the peninsula and making their way down. — Photo courtesy Scott Kreiser

Kreiser’s enthusiasm for powersports is infectious. It’s little wonder that his children have taken to riding and spending as much time with their rad dad as possible.

“The thing I love most about the sport is the sense of freedom I get, whether exploring trails and new areas or heading out to the local track, there's always a new challenge and a desire to get better,” said Kreiser. “It is a great way to stay in shape, see many different unique places and meet some amazing people.”

Kreiser’s most memorable powersports experience was doing the Baja 1000 in Mexico, back in 2017. Kreiser and two of his best friends headed down to pre-run the course with his RZR on the back of the truck, starting at the top of the peninsula and making their way down.

“We stayed in a different town every night and got to see so many unique places, hidden beaches, and different terrain,” said Kreiser. “It’s almost hard to even explain without seeing it for yourself. The landscape and atmosphere down there is addicting once you experience it. We had new challenges to overcome each day and it was a feeling unlike anything else, being out there in the desert, away from civilization. Just man and machine. I can’t wait to get down there again and get my son involved in the desert racing scene as he gets older.”


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