Fan Guide

What is the RedBud National Motocross Event?

It’s a full weekend of motocross racing, with the feature event on Saturday, July 4th: Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship  If you’re coming for the main event, you only need a Saturday ticket! Saturday tickets are valid until midnight. Stick around and watch some amateur night racing, and the fireworks at 10:30, all for $50.

Come for the day, Saturday, July 4th, and see the best motocross racers in the world!  One day not enough?  Join the RedBud holiday festival and make a weekend of it!  Multi-day tickets and camping are available at the gate, or online in advance.  Ticket Info

Seating Options

1. Grassy infield of the race track. Sit in the grass, or bring a lawn chair or blanket. You can choose the north side or south side and see half the track, or stand near the center and walk back and forth. No canopies on the infield, please.

2. Spectator area on the south side of the track, in the trees on a hillside where you can see from the ski jump to the approach to the Lauchpad jump. Sit in the grass, on a blanket or bring a lawn chair. No canopies; this is a shaded area.

3. Free bleachers on the infield, near the ski jump. These are not reserved so you must hold your spot or lose it. You can view the whole south side of the track.

4. Reserved grandstands on the infield, at the Monza Wall next to announcers tower. Seats are just $5!  Your seat is reserved, so you’re free to roam around and still have a seat to return to. View from Ski jump to bottom of the Monza Wall. Top row is sold out in advance.

5. Free bleachers next to LaRocco’s Leap, outside of the track.  View of most of the north section of the track, from the Launchpad (flag) jump to the finish line jump. These are not reserved so you must hold your spot or lose it.

6. Anywhere outside the track not already listed above. You can walk around the outside of the track fence and choose a place to stand and watch. Canopies are allowed in most areas not specifically mentioned above.

7. Handicap viewing is officially located at the first row of the grandstands, where you and a guest may enter at no charge. Grandstands are on a large concrete pad, easy for wheelchairs to access. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at the grandstands as well. We do see lots of folks who choose to watch from other areas, but keep the grandstands in mind if it’s your first trip to RedBud. It’s a good place to start.

Accessibility

Track Entrances. Handicap parking is located via either entrance, Gate C on Red Bud Trail or Gate D on Main Street.  The closest parking to the pro track is via Gate C.

Handicap Viewing. While there are many areas suitable and easily accessible for viewing, the front/bottom row of the infield grandstands is especially convenient, and reserved for handicap fans.  You and 1 guess will have access at no charge for the reserved seating area.  There is also a tent reserved for handicap viewing, located on the south side of the announcers tower.  This is a nice option on hot, sunny days, as the grandstands are not covered.

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located at the pro track, night track and camping areas anywhere there’s a large grouping of portable restrooms. Placement can vary, but you can always find wheelchair accessible restrooms near the pedestrian entrance to the pro track area (Gate 4/Gate 5 area), at the infield grandstands, and in the pro pits near Gate 9.  You can also ask a staff member to direct you to the nearest accessible restroom.

We do not allow personal transportation vehicles.  Golf cart shuttles are in service Thursday through Sunday; they run to/from the handicap parking areas and pro track entrances on Saturday.

First trip to RedBud?  Please call or email us.  269-695-6405; [email protected]  We’ve found that people have very different needs, preference of camping lots and favorite areas of the pro track to watch.  Give us a call so we can direct you to the options that suit you best!

Vital Weekend Facts, Rules and Policies

FOOD AND DRINKS are available at the pro track and night track from a variety of food vendors. You may also bring your own; please read below for restrictions.

NO PIT BIKES/PERSONAL VEHICLES, including golf carts, scooters, ATVs, etc. *Bicycles may be used in the camping lots.

NO GLASS CONTAINERS!

BEER/ALCOHOL: You can BYO to the camping lots; NO GLASS, PLEASE!  You cannot bring alcohol into the pro track or pro pit area. That is, no alcohol through Gates 1 through 11. Coolers, backpacks, etc. will be searched.  Beer stands are located at the pro track.  Beer can be purchased and consumed there and may not be taken out of any of the gates listed.  Minimum age 21 to purchase and consume alcohol; must show valid government photo ID.

MARIJUANA: Although recreational use is now legal in the state of Michigan, our policy has not changed.  No marijuana is permitted on the grounds, including for medical use.  If found upon search, you will have the option to remove it from the property yourself, or surrender it to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

NO FIREARMS or FIREWORKS.

PETS:  Not allowed in track spectating areas; only allowed in “A” camping lots, in your campsite.  This includes Companion and Emotional Support animals.  The only place friendly pets, Companion and Emotional Support animals are allowed is in camping Lots A1, A2, A3 and A4, in air conditioned RVs. No pets in tent sites. No pets in camping Lot B.  Pets may not leave the camp site and must be tethered when outside the RV. For the safety and comfort of all fans, we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask you to remove unfriendly or uncontrolled pets!

GENERATORS: There’s no time restriction for quiet generators.  If you have one that sounds like a race bike, please shut it down by 11pm.  All camp sites are at least 20′ wide; please place generator within your campsite, away from your neighbors.

Making A Full Weekend Of It

Our gates open on Wednesday at 6pm, as many folks choose to spend the entire holiday weekend at the track.

Thursday is Media Day, where selected pro teams get to ride the track for the local and national media. The specific teams will be announced at a later date. This is the first peek at pro riders on the track and a great chance to watch any track sections you’d like up close.

Amateur riders practice on the pro track Thursday and race on it Friday. Then we move to the night track for some amateur racing under the lights Friday and Saturday nights. Amateurs get to race the full pro course on Sunday, with all the pro sections included. This is a once-a-year event for amateur racers.

In addition to the racing, we have fireworks Saturday night around 10:30pm. Even if you only buy a Saturday ticket, you’re welcome to stay and watch some night racing after the pro event, and stay for the fireworks show. Your ticket is good until midnight.

There are plenty of hotels in the surrounding areas, or you might choose to camp right here at the track.  You can find area hotels that have a guaranteed rate for RedBud fans at the link below.

[2020 hotel link will be posted ASAP]