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Photos: On frozen pond, motorcycle racers have ice in their veins

  • Jake Strong of Concord warms up around the short oval at Hoit Road Marsch in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2017. Strong is heading to the U.S. Navy on February 13th and wanted to get in some racing against friends before he headed out. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jake Strong of Concord pulls a wheelie on his motorcycle as he heads out to the small oval at Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. A group of motorcycle enthusiasts gather on Saturdays to race each other on the frozen marsh. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jake Strong of Concord gets ready to race against his friends as a group compete on their motorcycles on the frozen Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Jake Strong of Concord gets ready to race against his friends as a group compete on their motorcycles on the frozen Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Special spiked wheels allow motorcycles to drive on the ice of Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Motorcyclists drive on tracks plowed by snow plows on Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday, February 3, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • ABOVE: Jeff Strong of Concord competes against friends on a short oval at the Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on Saturday. He took a spill on one of his runs, but he was okay and continued on. TOP: Special spiked tires allow motorcycles to gain traction on the icy surface.

  • BELOW: Jake Strong takes a spill before continuing with the race.

  • Spectators enjoy the scenery and camaraderie on Saturday at Hoit Road Pond in Concord.


Monday, February 05, 2018

A group of motorcycle enthusiasts gathers on Saturdays at Hoit Road Marsh in Concord to race one another. Tracks are laid out by snowplows, and the motorcycles are fitted with studded tires to grip the icy track.