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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. – A 40-year-old man is receiving medical attention after a serious dirt bike crash on Speelyi Beach.

Emergency Response and Rescue

The Kittitas County Fire Protection District 6 reported that the injured man was airlifted from the beach following a 911 call made by a family member. The Upper Kittitas County Medic One, Kittitas County Fire Protection District 6, and the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the emergency and facilitated the transportation of the man to a medical facility.

Importance of Dirt Bike Safety

This incident underscores the critical importance of safety in recreational dirt biking. The Kittitas County Fire Protection District 6 advises riders to “Ride Within Your Comfort Zone: Pushing your limits is important for progress, but it’s crucial to avoid exceeding what you’re comfortable with.”

Essential Protective Gear

Investing in high-quality riding gear is crucial for rider safety. Recommended protective accessories include:

  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Chest Protector
  • Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Sturdy Riding Boots

Wearing proper gear can significantly reduce the severity of injuries in case of an accident.

Training and Safety Practices

The KCFPD 6 emphasizes the importance of proper training and adherence to safety practices. Riders should:

  • Seek professional training to understand the basics of dirt biking and advanced techniques for handling different terrains.
  • Regularly inspect their equipment to ensure it is in good working condition and to identify potential issues before they lead to accidents.


While dirt biking is an exhilarating activity, safety must always be the top priority. By following proper training, using high-quality gear, and riding within one’s limits, riders can prevent accidents and enjoy a fun and safe experience.

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