How to ride a dirt bike step by step begins with how to start your bike. To do this select neutral or pull the clutch lever in completely. Neutral is between first and second gear on a dirt bike. You then need to learn how to shift gears and to know which gear you are in. This is partly about understanding the sound of the engine. Learning to ride a dirt bike is also about understanding the independent front and back brakes. It’s about how it’s best to use the back brake as a beginner.