Intermediate Training 2018-03-14T12:01:09+00:00

Discover Adventure Motorcycling

Intermediate Training

Riding a Dual Sport or Adventure Motorcycle off-road requires a different set of skills.  Learning and building these skills requires training for when your adventure goes beyond the pavement…

Have you taken our beginner class or another basic or introductory off road riding class? Are you ready to take it up a few notches and ride some more difficult terrain on your dual sport or adventure bike? If so, our intermediate classes have just what you are looking for!

We will do a quick refresher of some of the skills learned in our or similar beginner classes. We will discuss what the differences are between what you felt on your bike during those exercises and or real world riding situations and what you are going to feel on your bike and get from this class.

Part of this class will be done in a controlled environment with West 38 Moto coaches and part of it will be done with the group riding this terrain in the field. Be ready to be challenged with some intermediate to advanced level riding on big bikes!

A list of Intermediate training exercises and skills:

A Quick refresher of the beginner training skills will be done. We will then move into a more advanced set of skills using the same principals.

This class will be a mix of a controlled setting with cones and drills and real world trail riding!

We will up the game with tighter turns, slower speeds, and more balancing exercises

Not only will we do this in a classroom setting but we will be on the trail learning “why” this is important and what situations it is used the most in

We will learn more front brake control while also feeling what it is like to skid the front brake.

We will also learn controlled skidding with the rear brake and where to use that on the trail.

This really boils down to getting the feel of using the throttle to control the rear of the bike. “Steering with the rear wheel”
This is not only a useful tool but it is fun to learn. It’s all about timing and control.

In this class, sharp and sweeping corners turn into actual mountain switchbacks. Feeling comfortable riding these can greatly expand the roads you are able to comfortably ride.

This exercise will be more difficult in this classroom setting and will continue on the trail. Comfortably turning tight takes a lot of finesse and exact body position

No better place to do this than in the real world on trails with rock gardens

The ups and downs of inclines with real world terrain thrown in the mix

Know how and when to stop and restart with obstacles like rocks/steps, steep hills and tight turns all in the same place.

We all know it is our favorite terrain!

****If sand or mud is around*****

Common Questions:

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 abrasion. Also remember that these bikes are heavy – “Big Bike”

  • helmet
  • over the ankle boots at a minimum
    • motocross style is preferred
  • jacket and/or upper-body protection
  • pants and/or lower-body protection
  • gloves

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 and intermediate rider.

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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