Are you in need of training but not sure what level is right for you? Click on the training you are interested in below to learn more! 
 *California Level 1 and Level 2 Training will be held near the town of Borrego Springs. Exact meet up time and place will be communicated upon booking.

Level 1 Beginner: 2 Day Training 

Off-road skills don’t happen overnight.  We want you to feel comfortable when you transition from the pavement to the dirt, and our training will help you build the finesse required to adventure ride safely.  Breaking down each movement into easy-to-understand steps is the key to our training.  The Triple Threat—or clutch, brake, and throttle—is one example of our focus on the fundamentals of controlling the motorcycle 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 is the backbone of our training program, and it carries over into every exercise we do. One thing is for sure…you will have a lot more confidence, the necessary tools, and refined skills to help you “Ride your Ride.” Also consider adding the 1 Day Upgrade Beyond Training Ride to further enhance the experience and practice what you’ve learned!

Training exercises and skills you will learn:

Transitioning from the street to the dirt

Some things to remember to get you started

Why we ride standing up and the benefits

 Improved visibility and changing your point of influence

Balancing on the bike at slow speeds and body positioning

Without turning and counterbalancing, what does it feel like when you move around on the bike

Operating the brake and shifting gears while standing

Proper lower body positioning

The “Triple Threat” the art of learning how to finesse the clutch, brake and throttle at slow speeds

It takes a lot more skill to ride a big bike slow than it does to ride one fast

Controlled stops and skids using the front, rear and both brakes together

Taking the myth out of using the front brake and knowing when either is better

How to weight your foot pegs and steer the bike from the waist down

Avoiding obstacles by quickly weighting the foot pegs

Climbing and descending rideable hills

The ups and downs of inclines

Restarting and Recovering from stalls on hills

Know how and when to stop and restart

How to ride sand safely and comfortably

We all know it is our favorite terrain ****If sand or mud is around*****

How to use counterbalancing for turning sharp and sweeping corners

Completely opposite of how to turn on pavement

Riding tight circles in a box while transferring your weight on the motorcycle

Comfortably turning tight takes a lot of finesse and exact body position

Want a Private Tour or Training?
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California Training Itinerary:

  • We like to camp during our events! It’s a fun way to keep the camaraderie going. Camping options will vary based on location. Group campground/area will be shared upon booking.
  • If you are not into camping, additional local lodging options will be shared upon booking.
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday from roughly 9-5. The One Day Training Trail Ride will start and end Monday from the same location.
  • Nightly reservations will be made at local restaurants to keep the camaraderie going!
  • All lodging and meals are at your own expense.
  • Meetup Option – Friday evening prior to the event we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • If you are arriving on Saturday, specific meeting time and place will be shared upon booking.
  • If you drive in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer and need assistance with storage, please let us know in advance so we can assist.

*Multiple Lodging options are available in nearby towns for those that don’t want to camp

11mar(mar 11)9:00 am12(mar 12)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 1Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – March 13 5 Day Baja Level 2 Tour – March 14-18

15apr(apr 15)9:00 am16(apr 16)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 1Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – April 17 5 Day Baja Level 1 Tour – April 18-22

21oct(oct 21)9:00 am22(oct 22)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 1Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – October 23 5 Day Baja Level 2 Tour – October 24-28

Level 2 Intermediate: 2 Day Training 

Continuing from our Level I class and/or building upon the skills you have already, this 2-day training class further refines your control of the motorcycle through the mastery of “The Triple Threat” – the Clutch, Brake, and Throttle at slow speeds, over terrain and during tight maneuvering.  Body position is critical in Level II training and will be explained and practiced at length.

Level II Training is for life-long learners; those who realize motorcycling is a perishable skill.  At the end of this two-day training event, you’ll be ready to ride more technical trails, further gain confidence and become a better rider. Practice is still key, however. Ride with others who have good riding techniques, display safe and considerate motorcycling etiquette and encourage you to “ride your own ride”. Also consider adding the 1 Day Upgrade Beyond Training Ride to further enhance the experience and practice what you’ve learned!

Training exercises and skills you will learn:

Controlled stops and skids using the front, rear and both brakes together

We’ll dive deeper into understanding the full range of the front brake and where the rear brake is most useful

Foot peg influence and pressure

Understanding what this means to learn to steer the bike from the waist down and more specifically with your foot pegs

Advancing the Triple Threat

Operating controls gaining a deeper understanding of how the clutch, brake and throttle work together as your skill advances and terrain choice changes

Understanding body positioning and counterbalancing while riding slow around corners and obstacles

We will tighten the turns, decrease the speed, and add increased use of the controls

360 degree circles and figure 8’s

We’ll use these exercises to build on momentum control and imitate technique while riding steep uphill turns

Skid Turns

Skidding with the rear wheel looks cool but is also very useful

Climbing and descending turns on hills with obstacles and switchbacks

We’ll increase the difficulty of the hills and add turns and slow descents

Restarting and Recovering from stalls on hills

Advanced terrain requires more advanced strategies in recovery and decision making

How to ride sand or mud safely and comfortably

These will depend on if we have sand or mud in the area

Cornering at speed

Getting the feel of using the throttle to “steer with the rear” wheel without breaking traction. We’ll also teach you how Power Slide (break traction) and how to control it

California Training Itinerary:

  • We like to camp during our events! It’s a fun way to keep the camaraderie going. Camping options will vary based on location. Group campground/area will be shared upon booking.
  • If you are not into camping, additional local lodging options will be shared upon booking.
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday from roughly 9-5. The One Day Training Trail Ride will start and end Monday from the same location.
  • Nightly reservations will be made at local restaurants to keep the camaraderie going!
  • All lodging and meals are at your own expense.
  • Meetup Option – Friday evening prior to the event we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • If you are arriving on Saturday, specific meeting time and place will be shared upon booking.
  • If you drive in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer and need assistance with storage, please let us know in advance so we can assist.

Want a Private Tour or Training?
Contact us today

*Multiple Lodging options are available in nearby towns for those that don’t want to camp

11mar(mar 11)9:00 am12(mar 12)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 2Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – March 13 5 Day Baja Level 2 Tour – March 14-18

15apr(apr 15)9:00 am16(apr 16)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 2Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – April 17 5 Day Baja Level 1 Tour – April 18-22

21oct(oct 21)9:00 am22(oct 22)5:00 pmCalifornia Training Level 2Add to your training and experience by choosing one or both of the following options… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – October 23 5 Day Baja Level 2 Tour – October 24-28

The Level 1 Baja Tour will be a 50/50 mix of on and off pavement riding. We will choose easier dirt and unpaved roads and some really scenic paved routes. If you are a beginner rider and have not taken any formal training on a big adventure bike, we highly suggest taking our training before going on the tour. If you have taken our level 1 training or a training elsewhere, this is the tour for you. It is not a requirement that you have taken training from us or anyone else but, it gives us a chance to get to know you a bit and help evaluate your comfort level and skill set for the terrain we will be tackling on this tour.

Common Tour Questions:

How difficult is the riding?

The Level 1 Baja Tour will be a 50/50 mix of on and off pavement riding. We will choose easier dirt and unpaved roads and some really scenic paved routes. If you are a beginner rider and have not taken any formal training on a big adventure bike, we highly suggest taking our training before going on the tour. If you have taken our level 1 training or a training elsewhere, this is the tour for you. It is not a requirement that you have taken training from us or anyone else but, it gives us a chance to get to know you a bit and help evaluate your comfort level and skill set for the terrain we will be tackling on this tour.

What kind of motorcycle do I need?

There is no one answer to this question because it depends on preferences, riding ability, and of course, budget. Any motorcycle can be converted into a dual sport bike. Heck, we know people who have converted their Harleys into adventure bikes! For this tour, we will be riding terrain that is big adventure bike friendly (BMW 1200GS, KTM 1290 etc.). However, we have had many customers ride smaller and mid size dual sport bikes and enjoy the ride just as much. If you don’t have a bike right now, we can help you with a rental.

Will a support truck be following us?

Yes. Our support truck will be carrying everything we need including room for your gear if you don’t want to carry it on your bike.

*Note: Support truck will follow us as long as we get at least 6 People

How do I need to pack my bike?

Pack lightly, efficiently, and in a way that encourages proper bike performance. We can help you with that! Since we are staying in all hotels, we can all travel lite on this tour. We suggest daily packing of snacks, water, and clothing for layering to adjust for the conditions.

What protection do I need for my bike?

We recommend the following at the minimum:

Note: Not having these items does not mean you can’t come on the tour. It just means your bike may get damaged and the protection we recommend is for major working components.

  • Skid Plate
  • Crash Bars
  • Headlight guard
  • Radiator Guards
What tires do I need for my bike?

We recommend at least a 50/50 tire and even better is a more dirt or off-road focused tire. We will be riding through some technical sections that are more comfortable with a more off road focused tire.

How many people are in the riding group?

We limit our groups to 10 people

How do we handle extreme weather?

We will ride in most weather conditions. However, our guides are well equipped to make the best decision for the group regarding trail and weather conditions and may re-route the riding day.

What should I pack?

For You
Clothes:

Proper riding gear is a must! If you have any questions about riding gear and clothing, feel free to contact us and we can cover this in more detail. In general, people tend to over pack clothing items. Besides riding gear (including a helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, and boots), you will need layers for frequent weather changes. Consider packing a separate set of comfortable clothes/shoes to wear in town or at the hotel while we are lounging.

For your Bike
Tools:

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.

Baja Tour Itinerary:

  • Specific itinerary for this tour will be shared upon sign up. Route and destinations subject to change at any time.
  • Meetup Monday afternoon (prior to the tour launch day on Tuesday) after 3:00 pm in Borrego Springs, CA. Hotel reservations will be made for you this evening and the specific hotel location will be shared upon sign up. We will have dinner this night and a pre-tour meeting. If you drove in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer, you can store them at the hotel for the duration of the tour.
  • Tuesday morning, we will head for the border and our first destination in Baja!
  • Tuesday – Saturday we ride Baja!
  • Saturday – We’ll cross the border back into the US. Once we cross the border, if you have different plans, we’ll say our goodbyes and you can make your way from there. The tour will be going back to Borrego Springs to pick up any stored items and vehicles. Hotel accommodations on this night are at your own expense.

Want a Private Tour or Training?
Contact us today

18apr(apr 18)9:00 am22(apr 22)5:00 pm5 Day Baja Level 1 TourThere is a Level 1 & 2 Training and a 1 Day Ride Option prior to this Tour (please visit the California training on April 15-16 if interested)

The Level 2 Baja Tour route will be mostly unpaved dirt roads and trails. We will be riding in sand of varying depths, steeper hills, loose rocky terrain etc. For this tour, we will require an advanced training class as a pre-requisite. Whether you have taken our Level 2 course or an advanced training elsewhere, we would like an opportunity to chat with you about the level of difficulty on this tour. If you have not taken an advanced course, we offer a 2 Day Level 2 training preceding any of our Baja Tours.

Common Tour Questions:

How difficult is the riding?

The Level 1 Baja Tour will be a 50/50 mix of on and off pavement riding. We will choose easier dirt and unpaved roads and some really scenic paved routes. If you are a beginner rider and have not taken any formal training on a big adventure bike, we highly suggest taking our training before going on the tour. If you have taken our level 1 training or a training elsewhere, this is the tour for you. It is not a requirement that you have taken training from us or anyone else but, it gives us a chance to get to know you a bit and help evaluate your comfort level and skill set for the terrain we will be tackling on this tour.

What kind of motorcycle do I need?

There is no one answer to this question because it depends on preferences, riding ability, and of course, budget. Any motorcycle can be converted into a dual sport bike. Heck, we know people who have converted their Harleys into adventure bikes! For this tour, we will be riding terrain that is big adventure bike friendly (BMW 1200GS, KTM 1290 etc.). However, we have had many customers ride smaller and mid size dual sport bikes and enjoy the ride just as much. If you don’t have a bike right now, we can help you with a rental.

Will a support truck be following us?

Yes. Our support truck will be carrying everything we need including room for your gear if you don’t want to carry it on your bike.

*Note: Support truck will follow us as long as we get at least 6 People

How do I need to pack my bike?

Pack lightly, efficiently, and in a way that encourages proper bike performance. We can help you with that! Since we are staying in all hotels, we can all travel lite on this tour. We suggest daily packing of snacks, water, and clothing for layering to adjust for the conditions.

What protection do I need for my bike?

We recommend the following at the minimum:

Note: Not having these items does not mean you can’t come on the tour. It just means your bike may get damaged and the protection we recommend is for major working components.

  • Skid Plate
  • Crash Bars
  • Headlight guard
  • Radiator Guards
What tires do I need for my bike?

We recommend at least a 50/50 tire and even better is a more dirt or off-road focused tire. We will be riding through some technical sections that are more comfortable with a more off road focused tire.

How many people are in the riding group?

We limit our groups to 10 people

How do we handle extreme weather?

We will ride in most weather conditions. However, our guides are well equipped to make the best decision for the group regarding trail and weather conditions and may re-route the riding day.

What should I pack?

For You
Clothes:

Proper riding gear is a must! If you have any questions about riding gear and clothing, feel free to contact us and we can cover this in more detail. In general, people tend to over pack clothing items. Besides riding gear (including a helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, and boots), you will need layers for frequent weather changes. Consider packing a separate set of comfortable clothes/shoes to wear in town or at the hotel while we are lounging.

For your Bike
Tools:

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.

Baja Tour Itinerary:

  • Specific itinerary for this tour will be shared upon sign up. Route and destinations subject to change at any time.
  • Meetup Monday afternoon (prior to the tour launch day on Tuesday) after 3:00 pm in Borrego Springs, CA. Hotel reservations will be made for you this evening and the specific hotel location will be shared upon sign up. We will have dinner this night and a pre-tour meeting. If you drove in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer, you can store them at the hotel for the duration of the tour.
  • Tuesday morning, we will head for the border and our first destination in Baja!
  • Tuesday – Saturday we ride Baja!
  • Saturday – We’ll cross the border back into the US. Once we cross the border, if you have different plans, we’ll say our goodbyes and you can make your way from there. The tour will be going back to Borrego Springs to pick up any stored items and vehicles. Hotel accommodations on this night are at your own expense.

Want a Private Tour or Training?
Contact us today

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am18(mar 18)5:00 pm5 Day Baja Level 2 TourThere is a Level 2 Training and a 1 Day Ride Option prior to this BDR (please visit the California training on March 11-12 if interested)

24oct(oct 24)9:00 am28(oct 28)5:00 pm5 Day Baja Level 2 TourThere is a Level 2 Training and a 1 Day Ride Option prior to this Tour (please visit the California training on October 21-22 if interested)

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