Off-Road Motorcycle Training — Colorado & New Mexico — Level 2

Level 2 Intermediate Training

*Check out our optional 3 Day Backcountry Readiness Rides on select training dates

“I’ve got some skills, but I want more!”

Have you been riding adventure bikes for years but with no formal training? Perhaps you’re looking to “refresh” training that you took 1, 3 or 5 years ago?  Have you already taken our Level I Training and looking to take the next step and up your game? Or maybe you just want to take a refresher course each year to kick off the riding season. If you’ve answered yes to these questions, Level II Training is for you.

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.

Unique to West 38 Moto, is our proven advanced training curriculum, which allows for Day 1 in a controlled environment at our training facility to learn new skills, followed by Day 2 on-trail putting your new skills into action.  Through our years of experience, we have found that students learn best in a closed-circuit environment, but that those new skills are best retained and ingrained by going out in a real-world and carefully selected trail environment to practice those new skills. Our goal is not only to equip you with the knowledge necessary to become a better rider, but put you in a real environment where skills can be practiced, understood and remembered while under the watchful eye of a trained instructor.

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 a Backcountry Readiness Ride, multi-day tour or Level III Training with West 38 Moto to up your game.

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

$599

Our Friendly Refund Policy:
We do not require a deposit for our training 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.

*Want to add on a ride after training? Sign up for both directly on our Backcountry Readiness Rides page and customize your experience.

2019 New Mexico Training Dates

New Mexico Training Site: 937 Gold Mine Rd, Los Cerrillos, NM 87010

June 8-9 *This Date Has An Optional Backcountry Readiness Ride 




August 17-18 *This Date Has An Optional Backcountry Readiness Ride 




2019 Colorado Training Dates

Colorado Training Sites Vary By Location

July 13-14 Ouray, Colorado




July 13-14 *Women’s Only* Thunder Valley Motocross Park Morrison, Colorado




August 31 – September 1 Northern Colorado *This Date Has An Optional Backcountry Readiness Ride 




September 7-8 Ouray, Colorado *This Date Has An Optional Backcountry Readiness Ride 




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