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

05jun(jun 5)8:00 am06(jun 6)5:00 pmSold Out!New Mexico TrainingBoth options for Standard Training or Standard Training +2 Day Ride available here

09oct(oct 9)8:00 am10(oct 10)5:00 pmNew Mexico TrainingBoth options for Standard Training or Standard Training +2 Day Ride available here

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

05jun(jun 5)8:00 am06(jun 6)5:00 pmSold Out!New Mexico TrainingBoth options for Standard Training or Standard Training +2 Day Ride available here

09oct(oct 9)8:00 am10(oct 10)5:00 pmNew Mexico TrainingBoth options for Standard Training or Standard Training +2 Day Ride available here

Utah does not suck. West38Moto and the @bmwmoa have joined forces to offer you a great adventure rider experience. Train and ride in and near Moab then top it off with a cool spot to stay with @3stephideaway
Go to @bmwmoa to hope on this experience this May.
#moab #utah #offroad #bmwmoa #motorcycle #adventure #advmoto #dualsport #motorcycletraining #dirtroad #west38moto

Sand can suck. Take a buddy.
#sand #utbdr #utah #soft #advmoto #offroad #dualsport #motorcycle #motolove #adventureriding #advmoto #buddysystem #west38moto

It happens.
#sand #gravel #adventureriding #advmoto #offroad #dualsport #azbdr #pineforest #motorcycleadventure #motolife #oops #west38moto

Stickers are a big deal in Baja so it only seemed fitting to place our new logo at the famous @hostelcoyotecals
#sticker #logo #baja #offroad #dualsport #dirtlife #motolife #adventurerider #advmoto #dirtroad #baja #bajacalifornia #coyotecals #west38moto

Good morning! Time to ride.
Join one of our tours this year.
- Arizona
- Continental Divide
- Idaho
- Baja California
#motorcycle #mototour #offroad #dualsport #adventurerider #motoadv #riseandshine #letsride #dirtlife #adventuremotorcycle #baja #west38moto

Just follow the signs.
#signs #arrows #gothatway #dirtroad #dirtrider #offroad #dualsport #baja #mountains #goingup #motorcycle #motorcycletour #advmoto #west38moto

Baja is such a cool tour. At the end of day one we stay at Santa Veronica near the boarder. At the start of day two the group sets out for the Pacific coast.
#baja #bajacalifornia #motorcycle #motocycletouring #offroad #advmoto #adventurerider #tour #mexico #santaveronica #west38moto

Scouting is an important piece to ensuring you get the best rides on our tours. Just look at that sky!
#motorcycles #motorcycletour #sunset #skyonfire #arizona #landscape #adventurerider #advmoto #dualsport #tour #motolife #west38moto

Lofting is a great trail technique for lifting the front end enough to help the bike travel more easily over an object. It’s all about timing with this one.
#motorcycletraining #offroad #lofting #practice #slowmotion #dualsport #adventureriding #motorcycle #advmoto #motolife #west38moto

Hey! If a two-wheel drive pickup can do these trails, so can you!!
The team was checking out a spot on our way to a hotel and figured, “why not?” This counts as scouting too right?
#scouting #dodge #dodgeram2500 #twowheeldrive #trail #trailconditions #offroad #motorcycle #motorcycletraining #dualsport #west38moto

Hills never look as steep in pictures. Here, Dusty is coaching hill recovery to a group of @bmwmoa members for the special events we put on for the MOA.
#training #motorcycletraining #offroad #dualsport #dirtroad #hill #practice #coaching #advmoto #adventuremotorcycle #adventurerider #arizona #west38moto

Gather round! We’re in Globe, AZ with @bmwmoa for special courses for their members. If you are interested in some of our training but prefer creature comfort accommodations check the @bmwmoa out. Even if your not an MOA member you can still benefit from one of these West38Moto/BMW MOA events. Go check their schedule out @bmwmoa
#motorcycletraining #offroad #dualsport #bmwmoa #bmwmotorrad #bmwmotorcycle #training #motorcycle #practice #newskills #west38moto

The team is in Globe, AZ with the @bmwmoa offering four days of training. We’re staying at the beautiful @dream_manor_inn and training and riding in the surrounding area.
If you’re interested in another event like this, check out the schedule over with @bmwmoa Oh and don’t worry, you don’t have to be a member to join one of these events. You don’t even have to own a BMW. What we’re saying is you are always welcome to join in on the fun.
#motorcycletraining #arizona #motorcycle #motolove #offroad #adventureriding #advmoto #dualsport #bmwmoa #dreammanorinn #resort #west38moto

This May, Moab! Be there! Check out @bmwmoa to signup for four days of training, riding, and having a whole lot of fun.
🎥 @agirlonamotorbike
#southwest #motorcycletraining #offroad #dualsport #offroad #motorcycle #adventurerider #vacation #moab #utah #bmwmoa #west38moto

We have a really awesome event coming up this May! @bmwmoa and West38Moto brings you four days of training and riding in and near Moab. Riders will be staying at the incredible @3stephideaway
Go to @bmwmoa for registration details. We’ll see you this May.
🎥 @agirlonamotorbike
#utah #rock #dirt #offroad #dualsport #motorcycle #advmoto #adventurerider #moab #motorcycletraining #bmwmoa #vacation #west38moto

Want to ride Moab?! Of course you do! Join us and @bmwmoa for four great days while we train, ride and stay at the @3stephideaway
Go to @bmwmoa for more information about sign up.
#utah #moab #adventureriding #motorcycletraining #desert #beautiful #offroad #dualsport #advmoto #adventuremotorcycle #bmwmoa #west38moto

Having fun is the whole point.
#slowmotion #fun #playful #motorcycle #offroad #slippery #advmoto #adventuremotorcycle #mud #ice #west38moto

Monday doesn’t have to suck. Join us for “Beyond Training” which is two more great days on the trail after two-days of training over the weekend. Beyond Training starts on a Monday. See you there!
Photo: @foxwilmarphoto
#monday #motorcycle #offroad #dualsport #adventurerider #motorcycletraining #practice #trailride #dirtroad #advmoto #adventuremotorcycle #west38moto

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 Best of the BDR tour New Mexico! We will be following most of the New Mexico BDR route and add in fun detours and bonus scenic spots. We will be camping, which will allow us to 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:

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