Join us on our 2024 Special Events

Join Dusty & Bill in the scenic Wild West!

What’s better than mountains, motorcycles, and rugged off-road terrain? How about mixing those on an immersive off-pavement tour/training experience with industry-renowned adventure riding instructor/guide and Host of MOTOTREK, Dusty Wessels, and BMW-Certified Off-Road Instructor and 2010 GS Trophy U.S. team member, Bill Dragoo. West38Moto and D.A.R.T. (Dragoo Adventure Rider Training) have teamed up to bring you a professional off-road training immersion tour of five days riding the rugged mountains and trails of Colorado and Utah. This immersion tour is intended for intermediate and advanced level riders.  The group will meet at the KOA Campground in Ouray, CO for the start of the event. You will spend five days riding some of the best trails in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado and around Moab, UT!

This special event will have a different structure than a standard tour. The daily structure will be a choice of difficult or easy/medium trail riding.

We will spend the first few days camping in Ouray, CO and riding the amazing trails in the area. Some of these trails are featured on the CO BDR route. Depending on the daily route and choice, we will have opportunities to visit historic towns like Silverton, Animas Forks, Ridgway, Telluride and Lake City.

On day three, we will ride an off-road route from Ouray to Moab, UT. We will then spend the next two days riding some of the most famous trails in the scenery rich town Moab, UT! Each day will have options of tougher or easy/medium terrain. Some of our riding options will be trails featured on the UT BDR route.

One thing is for sure, there is no shortage of trails and roads to ride in these specific areas. We won’t even touch what is available in the days we are there. This trip will leave us all wanting to come back for more!

Common Questions:

What camping gear should I bring?
You will want to pack the following items:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camp Chair
  • Cup or Vessel for drinks
We will have everything else you need. We’ll be cooking meals for you on this tour so no need to bring a stove and utensils unless you want to.
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.

How to handle elevation changes?

It is a good idea to arrive early to Colorado and spend a day or two at elevation. Our riding days have us at higher elevation than some folks might be used to. Each day, drink more water than you normally do and at night, less alcohol than you normally do.

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.

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