Do you own a road bike and have been thinking of an adventure bike? Do have an adventure bike and would like to learn to be comfortable taking it off road? Or maybe you saw “The Long Way Round” with Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, and your goal is to one day take an adventure motorcycle tour.
If you said “yes” to any of the above, then this is the course for you. It is for every rider that has looked at a dirt or gravel road and said, “I’d like to go down that road”.
Isn’t it just dirt bike riding on a big bike? This is a common misconception. Adventure bikes, such as the BMW GS or the Yamaha Super Tenere, need to be ridden differently than dirt bikes! First of all, you MUST stand up. Learning how to ride standing up is learning to ride all over again. If you haven’t been standing on your pegs, you need to take this course!!
Anyone wanting to learn adventure riding should take this class. NO dirt riding experience is needed. Riders should have an M endorsement, at least 2500 miles of road experience, and be comfortable with slow speed drills in a parking lot. You will need a bike that has pegs to stand on and in good working condition. If you have questions about which Zacker Adventures course you should take, contact Todd or Nick directly.
In our Adventure Ride and Camp 101, we cover all the skills you will need to begin your new path on dirt and gravel roads. Some of the topics we cover are:
• Adventure bike set up and ergonomics
• Standing: How, why, when and where
• Throttle and brake control on dirt and gravel
• Emergency braking
• Steering by weight transfer
• Slow speed maneuvers
CAMPING!!! This is a 1 1/2 day immersive experience with riders who share your passion. It is an all inclusive weekend getaway at the extremely fun Badlands Offroad Park. Other than your tent and your favorite beverage, we provide food, camp fees, and a camp bag full of goodies. No tent? Sign up early and Badlands has cabins. Every evening we have a fire pit for the riders to talk about the day’s training and what adventures you would like to have.
ALL meals included: Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Sunday Breakfast and Lunch
Space is limited so secure your spot early!!!