NEW MEXICO

Best of the New Mexico BDR & Training

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! 
New Mexico Training will be held near the town of Cloudcroft, NM. 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.”

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

New Mexico Training Itinerary:

  • Meetup Day will be the Friday before training after 4 pm. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • We offer camping at this event. A full list of items to bring will be emailed to you upon booking.  
  • If you are staying at a hotel in town, feel free to come and say hi Friday evening. 
  • If you are arriving Saturday, please arrive by 8:00 am. 
  • If you drove in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer, we will have a place for you to store them for the duration of the training. (Please let us know this so we can discuss this option with you) 
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday.  
  • Depending on the event and what you signed up for, Monday may be the start of Beyond Training and the 2 Day Ride or a 5 Day Tour!

28may(may 28)8:00 am29(may 29)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1 & 2NEW MEXICO TRAINING LEVEL 1&2 (BEYOND TRAINING 2 DAY RIDE OTPION IS AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE STANDARD TRAINING)

24sep(sep 24)8:00 am25(sep 25)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1 & 2(2 DAY RIDE OPTION OR 5 DAY TOUR OPTION AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THIS TRAINING)

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,Throttle and Brake 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”. 

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

New Mexico Training Itinerary:

  • Meetup Day will be the Friday before training after 4 pm. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • We offer camping at this event. A full list of items to bring will be emailed to you upon booking.  
  • If you are staying at a hotel in town, feel free to come and say hi Friday evening. 
  • If you are arriving Saturday, please arrive by 8:00 am. 
  • If you drove in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer, we will have a place for you to store them for the duration of the training. (Please let us know this so we can discuss this option with you) 
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday.  
  • Depending on the event and what you signed up for, Monday may be the start of Beyond Training and the 2 Day Ride or a 5 Day Tour!

28may(may 28)8:00 am29(may 29)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1 & 2NEW MEXICO TRAINING LEVEL 1&2 (BEYOND TRAINING 2 DAY RIDE OTPION IS AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE STANDARD TRAINING)

24sep(sep 24)8:00 am25(sep 25)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1 & 2(2 DAY RIDE OPTION OR 5 DAY TOUR OPTION AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THIS TRAINING)

New Mexico has hidden canyons and gorges that are prime destinations for viewing landscapes and imagining historical events. You’ll enjoy cliff dwelling, petroglyphs, slot canyons, and maybe even slot machines if that’s your jam. Some of the best foods and art hail from New Mexico, both with an appreciation of indigenous people and their cultures. Plenty of remote camping is available, and you might even decide to stop at some hot springs to relax after a day of riding. Plan to experience desert riding with transitions into higher alpine mountains.

Join us on this 5 day 6 night tour through New Mexico! We will be following most of the New Mexico BDR route and add in fun detours and bonus scenic spots. Our lodging accommodations will be hotels or mountain cabins, allowing us to ride lighter and experience the Best of the New Mexico BDR! 

Common Questions:

How difficult is the riding?

The route has optional hard sections and easier bypass sections. We will stay together as a group for most of the riding. However, if some of the group feels like tackling a harder section and some do not, the guides will make a decision to split the group for those specific sections so everyone can enjoy their riding.

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 to set up camp in the wilderness. We will also have 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. Feel free to consult with us before the tour about how to pack your bike. We also 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 at camp while we are lounging.

For your Bike:

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.

New Mexico BDR Itinerary:

  • Meetup Day Sunday September 25th after 4:00 pm in Cloudcroft, NM. Exact hotel meet up location will be shared upon booking. Your hotel room and dinner are covered as part of the tour on this night.
  • If you drove in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer, we will have a place for you to store them for the duration of the tour.
  • We will ride from South to North on the New Mexico BDR starting in Cloudcroft, NM and ending near Antonito, CO.
  • Exact tour itinerary will be shared upon booking and is subject to change based on weather and/or seasonal road closings.

26sep(sep 26)8:00 am30(sep 30)5:00 pm5 Day New Mexico BDR ALL HOTEL / CABIN TOUR5 DAY NEW MEXICO BDR ALL HOTEL / CABIN TOUR (NEW MEXICO TRAINING PRIOR TO THIS BDR, IF INTERESTED MUST BOOK SEPARATELY)

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You have options, but let us explain how our levels work.

Level I is a foundational course. Allowing new riders or even seasoned riders build a strong foundation to build their skills on as they progress.

Level II expands on the skills learned in Level I. The pace is faster and with the understanding that riders have the foundational skills to build upon.

Both levels have their own lead coach and run at the same time. This allows a seamless transition between levels for any riders that need to be in a different level.
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This only happens once a year! Ladies, join our lead coach, Cassie Maier, for three-days of adventure motorcycle training and riding in sunny southern California.
April 16-18th.
Please reach out with any questions you have. See you gals there!
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February 20-25th.
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NEW TOUR for 2022!! New Mexico BDR Five-Day Camping Tour.
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Ladies!! We are offering another Women Only Adventure Rider course. This time in the Spring and in California (by popular demand).
Cassie Maier will be your lead coach for two-days of training and one-day of riding.
We only offer this course once a year, so don't drag your feet, snag your spot now.
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April 16-18, 2022
Level I & II Combo
Camping available with space for large vehicles
Lodging available in town at your own cost
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