Jeremy McGrath is one of the most popular American Motocross/Supercross champions in the history of the sport, racking up 7 Supercross championships. He was most active in the 1990s earning the title the “King of Supercross.” McGrath didn’t start riding motocross until the age of 14 because he spent his younger years riding BMX. That experience helped him revolutionize the way supercross was ridden, employing a technique he learned in BMX allowing him to stay a foot or two lower over jumps by coming in with more speed then soaking up the landing into his body similar to the way you ride BMX. One of his BMX "tricks" during jumps on the supercross track, the most famous of which he called the “Nac Nac”, helped spawn the sport of freestyle motocross. McGrath won the AMA Pro Athlete of the Year Award in 1996. Still competitive in Motorcycle racing, he has tried his hand in many types of motorcycle competition. Lately he has expanded into off-road trucks in the Pro 2WD division of the LOORS Series and occasionally tries his hand at stock car racing. McGrath lives in Lake Elsinore with his wife Kim and daughters Rhowan and Bergen. McGrath has the privilege of being the first rookie ever to win the AMA 250cc Supercross Championship, in 1993.
Mammoth Mountain MotocrossJune 21-23
Bark River International Raceway August 9-11
Crandon World Cup Aug 30-Sept 1
Sand Sports Supershow Sept 13-14
Off Road Expo Sept 28
Glen Helen Lucas Off Road Oct 5
Lake Elsinore Grand Prix Nov 8-10
Visitors to Lake Elsinore will discover a perfect climate, blue sky, clean air, worldfamous thermal winds for aerial sports and, our crowning jewel, a sparkling 3,300 acre recreational lake for exciting water sports. All of this is set against the spectacular Ortega Mountains and Cleveland National Forest, providing opportunities for hiking, biking, bird-watching or just plain relaxing in the beauty that abounds in this outdoor recreation destination.
Extreme sports such as skydiving, hang-gliding and mountain biking are an everyday occurrence in Lake Elsinore. The lake beckons visitors and residents to its shores to enjoy boating, wakeboarding, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, sunbathing, picnicking or playing on the beach. Beautiful, tree-shaded campgrounds and RV resorts surround the lake for overnight outdoor enthusiasts.
If shopping is your game, we have that, too! The Lake Elsinore Outlets provides nearly 100 stores offering top brand-name merchandise at extraordinary values. Perhaps you would prefer to stroll the historic downtown district and search for rare finds in the numerous antique shops or stop and have a bite to eat at one of the many fine restaurants. Lake Elsinore’s over 100-year-old, historically refurbished downtown district, with its antique shops, museum, cozy restaurants and quaint shops framed with colorful window canopies and vintage street lamps, reflects the charm reminiscent of the 1920s.
For family fun, visit Diamond Stadium, home of the Lake Elsinore Storm Professional Baseball team, an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and take in a game. Batter up!