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Who is a Beginner?

Beginners want to ride comfortably yet first need to build their confidence and skills.  Most new motorcyclists are excited but uneasy.  They recognize that quality instruction will dramatically improve the amount of fun they have on the trail while ensuring their safety.

  • Would you like to learn to be safe and challenge yourself at the same time?
  • Would you like to improve your balance and conquer the tests posed by different seasons and riding conditions?

One part of the individual attention you will receive is to participate in a test of your skill level so you can personally obtain maximum benefit from the class.  This allows for individual students to progress at their own rate, making incremental progress at the present level before graduating up to the next one.


About the Class

This class provides basic skills and information you need so you can enjoy riding.  This training involves a perfect mixture of actual trail riding and off-trail education that ensures you will be able to navigate trails appropriate for beginning motorcyclists.

Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.


Class Content

All of the important off-road motorcycle riding fundamentals will be covered in detail.  Learning how to ride and maintain your vehicle correctly from the start will put you ahead of the pack in your ability level.  The major topics covered include:

  • Safety gear
  • How to ensure your safety and that of others, including what to do when you meet ATVs, other motorcyclists, horses, pack animals, bicyclists, hikers, and off-road passenger vehicles.
  • Equipment setup
    • Basic knowledge of your bike  –  its features and potential problems
    • Tire pressure/type of tires
    • Ergonomics of handle bar positioning
    • Ergonomics of lever setup
    • Gearing
    • Essential tool kit
    • Loading and unloading your machine
  • Skill development
    • The physics of riding
    • Trail Rules (Rules of the Road)
    • Starting and stopping safely
    • Shifting
    • Balance
    • Riding the line
    • How and when to stand and sit while riding
    • Transforming bad habits into positive patterns
    • Clutch level control
    • Positioning feet on foot pegs
    • Backing up
    • Turning your bike around in tight quarters
    • Right and left turns on the flat
    • How to tread lightly
  • Field trip into the forest on two-track roads and single-track beginner trails

Classes are normally limited to ten students.

For class cost information, please refer to the standard price matrix.  You can enroll in one and two-day classes.

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Senior Instructor & Expert Witness – Bill Uhl

Mr. Uhl has successfully served as an Expert Witness and consultant for attorneys since 2004. In over 28 years of U.S. and International off-road professional competition, Bill Uhl has won truckloads of trophies in all types of long distance racing in some of the most rugged terrain around the world, including five gold medals for the U.S. during the International Six-Days Trials/Enduro (the Olympics of motorcycle racing).

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What’s New

Senior Instructor,
Bill Uhl named to the International Motorcycle Hall of Fame Click here

Bill Uhl is designated as a "Preferred Off-Road Eductional Trainer" Click here.

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