5 or More Days
Our 5-day Discovery trips are off-the-grid backcountry experiences. We will be guiding you through some of the country’s greatest off-road routes. From the rugged canyon lands of Utah, to the breathtaking San Juan mountains of Colorado, you will come home a changed rider. Beyond the occasional stop through town for fuel and food, every day on tour is spent away from the “real” world. Remote campsites for the group will bring us together as we prepare our own meals and reflect on the day around a warm and relaxing fire. We will stop at a hotel or cabin in the middle of the trip to get a hot shower and check in on the rest of the world, then it’s back out to explore the wilderness. Every day will be an opportunity to learn new skills in riding and adventuring off the grid. Your discoveries will go beyond your imagination.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK?
Each rider will be responsible for purchasing and carrying their own food. We will either stop at a restaurant and dine as a group or shop at a market to get food to cook at camp. We will help you and will also be as accommodating as possible to special diet needs.
Proper riding gear is a must! We will cover this with you in more detail when we speak about the trip. Clothes are an area where people tend to over pack. Besides riding gear you will need layers for constant weather changes and sleeping in a tent. You may want a separate set of clothes/shoes to wear around camp and in town when we stay at a hotel and go to a restaurant. When we talk about scheduling your trip, we will send you a spreadsheet of ideas on what to bring.
If you have a good set of tools it is not a bad idea to bring them. Some people like to be self-sufficient. If you don’t have any or want to save room we should have enough tools to fix or repair most bikes on the fly.
YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN GEAR IN THE FORM OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad
- Cooking stove (optional, if you have one please bring it, if you don’t I need to know ahead of time so I can plan)
- If you don’t have any of the following gear contact us and we can assist you with purchasing recommendations or rental outlets
- Tire/Tube Repair
- Bike Rescue
- Bike to Bike Towing
- Real world Trail Riding Tips
- Bike Packing
- Camping set up Tips
- GPS Satellite Response
- Communication Devices helmet to helmet and music
- Tools to bring
- Trail Etiquette
- Team Mentality
- Fire Building
- Camp food supplies and prep
WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR WITH ADVENTURE RIDING?
Packing: You will want to pack lightly, efficiently, and in a way that encourages proper bike performance. We can help you with that! We have been on many lightweight backpacking adventures and have logged tens of thousands of miles camping in remote areas off many different motorcycles.
WHAT KIND OF MOTORCYCLE DO I NEED?
Any motorcycle can be converted into a dual sport bike. Heck, we know people who have converted their Harleys into adventure bikes! But if you have one that’s already capable of off-road riding, you can get started a little sooner. Many brands of bikes are readily available and having ridden and owned most of the major OEM’s popular dual sport bikes we can help you find the bike that fits you best.
WHAT ELSE DOES W38M OFFER?
Our goal is to share our passion for riding off road on adventure and dual sport motorcycles with everyone else who doesn’t know quite how to get into this but really wants to! We were all new at this once as well, and it we had challenges finding good information about products, trips, groups, and classes. We want to be your resource for finding not only everything you need, but the best the industry has to offer. (And then go riding!)
WHAT IS AND IS NOT INCLUDED?
On these trips we will all be responsible for paying for our own meals, lodging and fuel. Whether we purchase food from a market and cook it over our campfire, or eat in a restaurant we will dine as a group. We only plan on being in a hotel 1 night out of the 5. However, if weather or other forces push us towards a hotel, we will all be responsible for our own rooms. Most of the campsites will be free so we won’t need to worry about that expense.