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Off-Road Adventure Motorcycle Training

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1-Day & Womens Training in Bend
2-Day Training in Bend, OR
2-Day Training in Pahrump, NV

Whether you're a seasoned street rider looking to build your off-road skills from the ground-up, or an experienced dirt rider who endeavors to feel more confident in the dirt, be sure to come train with us! 

Each of our ADV Training courses begin with a focus on these 4 FUNDAMENTALS, as the foundation of riding success lies within our combining and mastery of them all: 

  • Drive - A refined ability to use your clutch and throttle is crucial as the dynamics of off-road terrain unveil themselves. We'll be making sure you know how to find every morsel of traction available as the terrain changes.
  • Braking - From comfortable slow downs to emergency stops, everything we're doing including loading and rebounding our suspension plays a role in staying safe and having fun. Let's get surgical with those controls.
  • Body Position & Balance - It's not just those levers and controls, but how we are positioned on the bike and the options we use for balance all play a role in keeping traction as well. Let's review all our resources so that nothing gets in our way.
  • Vision - A focus on the big picture and where we want to go while not getting wrapped up and worn out on the smaller details is critical for safe and successful riding. Feedback from our instructors during these riding drills will make sure you're "headed" the right way.
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Becoming a Better Off-Road Rider

Many of the techniques and skills we work on in our ADV Training courses may be familiar to you, as shown in our Adventure Motorcycle Training Series on YouTube:

  • When and Why You Should Stand while riding an ADV Motorcycle - Our ADV Training courses reveal when and why a rider may choose to sit or stand. There are reasons for and against each, and riders can review with our Instructors what might be best in real ADV riding scenarios.
  • 6 Essential Riding Techniques - From the simple, useful, and fun little moves we make, from pressuring the foot pegs, to floating the front wheel, and "steering with your rear," lets drill on some fundamentals that will help you for a lifetime of safe and fun riding ahead.
  • 4 Ways to Turn Your Adventure Motorcycle Around - Whether you have plenty of time available, or a hungry bear is about to charge, the combination of what we work on during training will help make sure you can get your bike headed the opposite direction.
  • How to "Bounce" Your Adventure Bike - Almost nothing gets in your way when the right timing, traction, suspension dynamics, and body movements are considered properly in anticipation of what lies ahead.  Bringing all this together requires solid fundamentals, so let's make sure yours are sharp.
  • Mastering Hill climbs - The most fun aspect of riding for many of us, don't get turned around by forgetting "your 2 best friends" on every hill climb. We'll make sure you can conquer what your bike is capable of.



I wanted to write a sincere thank you for our amazing experience with your two day training option right there in Bend Oregon on September 3rd and 4th.

My brother Nick organized this trip. He owns his own KTM and rides often here in Western Colorado. His goal was to ride with us, his two brothers.

The problem: Nate and I haven’t ridden a dirt bike or motorcycle for more than thirty years!

He signed us all up for your course and we couldn’t be happier. Nate and I scrambled to get our
motorcycle endorsement added just in time for the trip. That should tell you how green we were. All three of us chose the rental bike option and are thrilled we did to experience some really nice equipment.

The Wasser Brothers

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- Our thanks to Adam for the kind words and satisfaction in knowing that our ADV Training Expeditions have helped the Wasser Brothers build a foundation for their future riding plans. See you guys in Baja : )

RIDE Team, 

"Thanks for a super fun weekend. I am already trying to plan how to join you for one of your Baja trips.

It seemed a little slow paced at times but I didn’t realize I needed slow and basic as much as I did. The basics of cover the clutch and eyes up are foundation things took away and need to remember. Tyler was GREAT! He offered up a couple of short side trips for those of us that wanted an extra challenge.

I enjoyed the training more than any other I have attended. The combination of focused skills training with instructor demonstrations and then putting the skills to practice in real life riding was a great learning structure. Your training program is unique, it was training and an adventure ride all rolled into one fantastic weekend!"

Jeff Lange

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ADV Training Overview

  • Training Start & Finish: Bend, Oregon (use RDM Airport) or Pahrump (near Las Vegas) Nevada (LAS)
  • Type/Format of Package: 2 Days of working on the 4 Fundamentals and Factors of motorcycle riding in real world ADV scenarios.
  • Riding Skills/Competency Level: Designed for Riders with at least l000+ miles of previous motorcycle riding experience, and either no experience off-pavement, or a modest amount of simple off-pavement riding prior to participating. See ADV 1 and ADV 2 course descriptions for more details.
  • Duration: 2 Training Days, with the option to expand your riding plans by renting the same bike you've been training on for extra days to explore.
  • Training & Terrain: Everything from hard packed gravel to some of the looser stuff, sandy conditions and everything in between. Let's make sure you can find every bite of traction available on these terrains.
  • Weather Statistics:  Click here for Bend, Oregon  or click here for Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Group size: Typically 5-10 bikes
  • Motorcycles available for rent on this trip: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike,) or see what rental options are available for your dates.


1 or 2 Days of professional instruction and coaching by our experienced Guides on your own motorcycle, and a RIDE Adventures shirt & Swag

Add ADV Bike Rental - Same as above plus motorcycle rental of your choice, Tank Bag, Required 3rd Party Liability Insurance, and Basic crash bar protection

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Accomodations
  • Meals
  • Fuel
  • Personal, Medical, Trip or Travel Insurance
  • Fully Refundable Security Deposit for rentals (*Please inquire on specific costs associated with your requested rental or tour package)
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Other Requirements

Please come fully-suited according to our Minimum Essential Gear Guide. However, keep in mind that our training requires riding slow and in direct sun for most of the time. You'll want to check the local weather and dress accordingly. If we're seeing 90° days, you'll want to dress as light as possible. Also consider the points in our “9 Motorcycle Riding Gear Mistakes” video, and do some testing and break that gear in before you arrive!

Off-Pavement ADV Training Pricing and Details

  • 1-Day Training Starts at $499
  • 2-Day Training Starts at $795

+BYOB (bring your own bike): no additional charge

+Rental Motorcycle of your choice (1-day/2-day):

  • Honda CB500X = $130/400
  • Yamaha Tenere 700 = $150/440
  • Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+) = $170/480

+Extra Riding Days at a Discounted Rental Rate - Tack on extra riding days as you wish to continue practicing and honing your newly acquired adventure riding skills while exploring more of the incredible landscapes Oregon offers. Pre-planned GPS routes are available. 

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Minimum Essential Gear for RIDE Training

Adventures by definition make for unknown outcomes, so for your safety and the enjoyment of others around you, we've created a Minimum Essential Gear Guide that is required for any booking made with RIDE Adventures. The cost of protecting ourselves from the onset is far less than repairing ourselves after a mistake. Be smart. Pad-up. 

Check Dates and Sign Up For Training

1-Day & Womens Training in Bend
2-Day Training in Bend, OR
2-Day Training in Pahrump, NV

Expedition Training FAQs

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes you can!

Can I use a smaller dual sport or smaller motorcycle?

Yes. The techniques and skills we practice in our off-road training can be applied to any motorcycle. However, we do require that your motorcycle be street legal, and have the capacity to drive 100 miles between fuel stops. 

I have a Single Cylinder bike (DR 650, KLR 650, Honda CRF230, etc.), is this appropriate for your training?

Yes. While most of our rental bikes are twin cylinder adventure bikes, which bike you choose to ride for fundamentals and skills development should be more about 'which bike fits you,' than what matches our fleet.

If I rent a bike for training, can I extend the rental for a few days after the training is over?

Yes, we have several riders do this. It's a great way to save $150 on the price of renting a bike just for your own ride.

Just be sure to indicate which extra dates you'd like the bike rental to be for. Our training locations are surrounded by great dual sport routes, and you have the option to take advantage of those opportunities to work on your skillset and enjoy the surroundings.

Where will we meet for training?

This information will be provided upon confirmation of a reservation. We'll have emails that go into details where we'll meet and what you need to bring.

How good is transportation from the airports to the training location?

In Bend, Oregon the closest larger airport is located in Redmond, Oregon (RDM). It's about a 15 to 20 minute car ride to get into Bend. However, Uber, Lyft, and taxis aren't always available or reliable. It's a good idea to pre-book if you can and give yourself plenty of time. 

For Pahrump/Las Vegas training, there are several more options, and it will be best to confirm with our staff at the time of your booking.

Is any luggage included?

If you rent a bike from our fleet, a tank bag is included that should be enough to carry snacks, some water and such.

When can I get the general location so I can book my own hotel?

Most of our training locations have pre-set meeting spots. You'll receive this information in an email after you purchase the training. 

But sometimes we have to switch up locations. We try to pick spots that are located close to or at a chill business. For instance, Spoken Moto in Bend is a bike specific shop, that also has food carts and beer. So it's a great space for a meet and greet or hanging out after. 

So if we're looking for another spot we'll update you on a meeting location. You can always contact us go get this info if you might have missed another notification.