Level 1 Beginner Training
“I need skills.”
New to riding off-road? Maybe you’ve been riding motorcycles on pavement for years but have only gone off-road a few times? Or perhaps you’ve been riding dirt bikes for years but wanting to get into adventure motorcycling or are considering buying an adventure motorcycle? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you.
We want to build your confidence when transitioning from the pavement to the dirt, or from a small dirt bike to a large adventure motorcycle. This 2-day training class will help you build the technique and finesse required to ride safely and confidently by breaking down each movement into easy-to-understand steps. At the heart of our training is mastering “The Triple Threat” – control of the Clutch, Throttle and Brake at slow speeds. By re-learning how to precisely control the actions of clutching, braking and throttling, you’ll maximize your riding capability using this core principle. The Triple Threat, along with proper body position, is the backbone of our entire training program and carries over into every exercise we do.
At the end of this two-day training event, you’ll be ready to hit some of the roads less traveled. However, gaining mastery of your new-found skills will only be achieved through constant practice. This can be done on your own, on a group ride with your other classmates or by taking a tour with West 38 Moto.
A list of training exercises and skills:
Some things to remember to get you started
Improved visibility and changing your point of influence
Without turning and counterbalancing, what does it feel like when you move around on the bike
Proper lower body positioning
It takes a lot more skill to ride a big bike slow than it does to ride one fast
Taking the myth out of using the front brake and knowing when either is better
Completely opposite of how to turn on pavement
Comfortably turning tight takes a lot of finesse and exact body position
Avoiding obstacles by quickly weighting the foot pegs
The ups and downs of inclines
Know how and when to stop and restart
We all know it is our favorite terrain
****If sand or mud is around*****
We usually start around 9am and end before 5pm
Please plan on packing a lunch. This provides us with as much time together as we can. This is also a good time for casual conversation.
Some events may have exceptions to this so please review additional information in the specific event.
Safety is always highest priority.
If rain, snow or ice is expected, we will make a determination if the class needs to be rescheduled or postponed.
Tires of style suitable for 50/50 street/dirt are good for entry level.
The more rugged generally provides more confidence.
Pure street tires are not recommended.
We want to avoid injuries as much as possible. Please consider the following:
- Over the ankle boots at a minimum
- motocross style is preferred
- Jacket and/or upper-body protection
- Pants and/or lower-body protection
You do not need to fully outfit your bike yet. Many big adventure bikes are outfitted with some protection from plastic damage caused by falls – crash bars. The benefit you will receive from us during the training will be outfitting suggestions. We will go over some of the best gear to help make the bike better fit you as well as bike protection.
We do require that you have a motorcycle endorsement and some riding experience.
We do not require that you have any experience in the dirt.
Our classes are designed for the beginner dirt rider and get you ready for our Level 2 Intermediate Training.
Price for 2 Day Training Event
Our Friendly Refund Policy:
We do not require a deposit for our events.
If something comes up, and you are not able to make the event, we can either arrange for a future event or provide a refund. Processing fees may be applied to the refund.
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2544 Camino Edward Ortiz
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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