Classes for Recreational
Intermediate riders are reasonably comfortable and confident of their ability to negotiate certain types of terrain, and are eager to challenge themselves to improve their skills.
- Do you ever feel uneasy when challenged by:
- side hills?
- creek crossings?
- rocky trails?
- deep sand or mud?
- Have you ever used too much front brake?
- Would you like to know how to simplify log crossings – wet and dry – that are now tricky?
- Has a log water bar or a wet stick or root ever taken out your front wheel?
- Do you ever wonder when you should brake or get on the gas to save yourself?
- Have you ever been sucked into a wet or dry rut at speed?
About the Class
This class provides intermediate skills and information you need so you can more fully enjoy riding. This training involves a perfect mixture of actual trail riding and off-trail education ensures that you will be able to navigate trails appropriate for intermediate motorcyclists. To ensure you can immediately apply everything you are taught in actual riding situations, 85 percent of this class is taught on single-track trails just like those you will ride in the future.
Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.
The Intermediate class builds upon the previous class and your existing knowledge of motorcycle riding in order to enhance your skills and level of comfort on the trail. One part of the individual attention you will receive is participation in a skill level test which enables us to identify and teach any unmastered lower level skills. This ensures that individuals can personally obtain maximum benefit from the class. The major topics covered include:
- Skill development
- Shifting with and without a clutch – the why’s, when’s, and how’s
- Additional clutch lever techniques for starting out, creek crossings, uphill riding, log jumping, and switchbacks
- Crossing or avoiding rocks – uphill, downhill, and on a flat
- Basic switchback – the climbing turn – uphill, downhill, right, and left turns
- Water crossings – from creeks to rivers
- Water proofing your bike for crossing creeks, rivers, etc.
- Slick, dry, and frosted bridges
- Roots (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Ruts (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Side hills (position of bike and rider; weight distribution)
- Types of soil – what to do as seasons change
- Reading the terrain ahead
- Speed (identify your comfort zones)
- Right and left turns at speed
- Turning around on a narrow trail
- Turning while going up or down hill
- How to tread lightly
- Wheel placement (picking a line)
- When to go slow to go fast
Classes are normally limited to ten students.
You can register for a one and two-day class. Longer classes are also available.
For the cost of your custom class, call or e-mail us for a quote. See the Contact Us Now button for directions in the side menu.