Eric from RIDE Adventures on our off-road training
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Moto and mountains on RIDE adventures ADV training
Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training
Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training
Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training
Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training
Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training

Bend, Oregon 2-Day ADV Training

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Master the Art of Off-Road Riding with Our Professional Instructors
Location: Bend, Oregon USA

Unleash your inner adventurer and take your riding skills to the next level with our Off-Road Adventure Motorcycle Training in Bend, Oregon. Our professional instructors have years of experience and will teach you the fundamentals of off-road riding, including proper body positioning, balance techniques, and obstacle navigation.

To participate in this training program, riders must have at least 1000 miles of previous motorcycle riding experience, even if that's all been on pavement. Riders should feel familiar and confident with their control of a bike before we start working on off-pavement scenarios. 

Adventure Ready Course: Unlock your full off-road potential and become the ultimate adventure rider with our Adventure Ready Course add-on. This course will teach you how to handle trailside repairs, pack for extended trips, and prepare for real-world off-roading issues. More info on our Adventure Ready Course Page.

Participants can bring their own bike or rent from our fleet. If you BYOB you'll need at least 50/50 tires and an adventure-ready bike. Proper protective gear is also needed, see our minimum gear requirements here

Private Training: If you prefer, we offer private training sessions for a more personalized experience. Please contact us below under "Ask a question" for more info. Pricing starts at $550 for the first rider.

We take safety seriously and provide a safe and controlled environment for our training program. Our instructors will teach you how to ride safely and responsibly.

If you haven't, check out the ADV Moto Training Overview Page for more info. RIDE Adventures Terms & Conditions.

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Training Start & Finish: Bend, Oregon

Type/Format of Package: RIDE Adventures Off-Road Training for ADV riders focuses on the fundamentals, riding to practice and enhance your skill set, and getting direct feedback from our instructors. Practicing on a variety of terrains and gaining insight from our instructors all combine to make riders ready for a variety of real world scenarios.

Duration: 2 Training Days. We'll be running drills at our Training Center to refine the skills needed for the many terrains ahead, focusing on 4 key factors and fundamentals of riding: Drive, Braking, Balance & Body Position, and Vision. 

Start and End Time: We open the gates and meetup starting at 8am, kickstands up by 9, typically finishing the day by 4.

Training & Terrain: A mix of terrain types typical in the adventure riding world, from simple hard-packed gravel to some of the loose stuff, including sandy conditions and everything in between.

Weather Statistics: Check Bend Weather

Group size: Typically 5-10 bikes (including instructors)

ADV 1 Course: 

Time to build your command over the 4 most important factors and fundamentals for motorcycling with our ADV 1 course as you venture out into the world of terrain possibilities ahead. This course is made for riders with at least 1000 miles of overall motorcycle riding experience, even if none of those miles were spent in the dirt. We’ll be talking you through some fundamental riding drills, and help create a foundation for a successful, safe, and efficient riding future. Riders booking this course are either those leaving the pavement for the first time, or Riders who have been out exploring, but still have occasional doubt about their ability to conquer new terrains and situations ahead most safely and efficiently.

  1. Drive & Acceleration - The combination of throttle, clutch, gear selection and other factors all combine for what we accelerate toward in this world, and add to much of the riding fun we have along the way. Let’s hone-in on each Drive factor by practicing drills and riding skills that prepare us for the variety of terrains ahead once we leave the pavement behind.  
  2. Braking - Each has a dramatic impact on our ability to stay safe, comfortable, and see what lies ahead down that next dirt road. We’ll run through drills and riding skills that highlight your ability to use those brakes in a linear manner, and show how doing so can maximize the suspension and traction available to us. 
  3. Balance & Body Position - An efficient, comfortable, and athletic position is possible whether we’re sitting or standing, so let’s discuss and drill on how to find ourselves in the best of each for the variety and exploration ahead. From making sure we’re not wasting energy to being in the most athletic position possible, we’ll practice skills and options available as terrain changes and traction needs evolve on the planet beneath you.
  4. Vision & Intention - From the physical direction our bodies and eyes are pointed, to how our brains process what becomes of each riding moment, maintaining a balance of high visual horizon while absorbing the specifics beneath is key to getting where you want to go. As all of this combines with the other factors, let’s make sure our “heads are in the right place” as we continue to explore new terrains and situations.

ADV 2 Course: 

If our ADV 1 course has been completed, and you’ve got at least a couple thousand more miles of off-pavement riding that included specific sessions of “practice, practice, practice!” on the skills we worked on in ADV 1, then it’s time to move on to our ADV 2 course. We’ll start by testing those Adventure Riding skills at a higher level, this time with more intensity and challenge involved. Anyone doubting their command over these skills or their ability to safely succeed and survive when trying new terrains should be booking for one of our ADV 1 course dates. 


Our ADV 2 course is available to those who feel completely competent in the ADV 1 skills. In ADV 2, we will continue putting those previously practiced skills into action on more intense terrains and demands than we worked on in ADV 1, along with other new challenges and situations like:

  • Obstacles & Objects - There’s plenty of them out there, so let’s work on some of the things we can do with our bodies and bikes to make sure that nothing gets in our way and that we can get out, over, and around more situations most efficiently.
  • Bike Turnarounds & Options - Whether you’re sitting on, standing next to, or still riding your bike, the variety of situations we encounter may demand a variety of solutions for getting your motorcycle pointed another direction. Each rider’s own physical condition, bike of choice, confidence and skill level makes them able to handle these situations differently, so let’s cover the possibilities and see which ones are right for each rider and situation.
  • Hill Climbs & Descents - Further check your command of the 4 factors and how they are necessary in a variety of sloped situations. Restarting on hills and getting unstuck may lead to a need to turn your bike around again anyway, so get familiar with how to handle a variety of situations on slopes whether you’re headed uphill, across, or down.
  • Ruts & Line Selection - Enjoying those hill climbs and the occasional rainfall means that ruts may have formed, so let’s review best choices for how to handle each situation. Analyze the factors involved in navigating deformations in the terrain, and work on the best ways to stay upright, even when things don’t turn out as planned along the way.
  • More SAND! - Even experienced adventure riders say they hate it, yet none of us needs to. Let’s continue our mastery of conquering sandy situations by intensifying the situation, and making sure we’re using the right body positions, balance, and options to keep building on and get through most efficiently. Our goal is for you to recognize the ability you’ve gained to “no longer sweat the sandy stuff.”

Rental Motorcycle of your choice:

-Honda CB500X = $400
-Yamaha Tenere 700 = $440
-KTM 790 Adventure / R = $500
-Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 = $460
-Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+) = $480

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) - You get 2 Days of professional instruction and coaching by our experienced guides on your own motorcycle. We'll also throw a RIDE Adventures shirt & some swag your way.

Rental Included - Same as above plus motorcycle rental of your choice, Giant Loop Tank Bag, Required 3rd Party Liability Insurance, and Basic crash protection

Not Included:

-Flights
-Accommodations
-Visas if necessary per your passport
-Personal Items, gifts, snacks, etc.
-Special activities (rafting, fishing, etc.)
-Meals, Alcohol, 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)

If you're not bringing your own bike you can rent one of ours. Each bike will have a tank bag for your daily gear.

Seat heights for each bike listed in the drop down menu above.

Rental Motorcycle of your choice:

-Honda CB500X = $400
-Yamaha Tenere 700 = $440
-Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 (2020+) = $480

Motorcycle Training in Bend, oregon

There is no better place to take a training expedition than in Bend. But we're a little partial, it's our home.

RIDE Adventures is headquartered in Bend and we know all the great places to see. When you train with us here you'll be training in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range.

Depending on when you take your training course there is a chance you'll experience a WIDE variety of terrain including mud, snow, sand, and scree. A true test for any ADV rider.

ADV1 vs ADV2

What's the Difference

If you don't think you'll get anything from our of-road training expeditions, think again!

We've trained worldwide moto travelers with very basic off-road skills. We've also trained beginner ADV riders who were already highly skilled. Each type has something to gain.

So are you a beginner or advanced rider? Do the self assessment below.

ADV1 - SELF ASSESSMENT

  • Drive & Acceleration: I have limited experience with off-road riding and need to work on my throttle, clutch, and gear control to handle different terrains.
  • Braking & Suspension: I am uncertain about using my brakes effectively and optimizing suspension for better traction off-road.
  • Balance & Body Position: I struggle to maintain an efficient and comfortable position while sitting or standing on my bike during off-road rides.
  • Vision & Intention: I find it challenging to maintain a high visual horizon while absorbing specific details of the terrain, affecting my riding decisions.

If you identified with the above points, the "ADV1" course is perfect for you to build a strong foundation and boost your confidence in off-road riding.

ADV2 - SELF ASSESSMENT

  • Drive & Acceleration: I have a good grasp of throttle, clutch, and gear control, but I want to refine my skills for handling diverse terrains.
  • Braking & Suspension: I can use my brakes effectively and understand suspension, but I want to improve my linear braking technique and suspension optimization.
  • Balance & Body Position: I feel comfortable with my body position while riding off-road but want to enhance my efficiency and athleticism in various scenarios.
  • Vision & Intention: I maintain a balanced visual horizon and process riding moments well but aim to align my skills with other advanced techniques.

If the above statements resonate with you, the "ADV2" course will help you push your limits and tackle more challenging terrains.

See what Other Trainees say

★★★★★

"The training and instruction yesterday was phenomenal. Each of your team’s direction and insights at the group and individual level was incredibly helpful, I walked away with a lot more confidence than I arrived with. Expect to hear from me in the future for some of your guided trips."

RIDE Adventures Instructor Keith explaining how to balance during our ADV off-road training expedition
2022 Training Year
In Bend, Oregon
★★★★★

"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!"

2022 Training Year
In Bend, Oregon
★★★★★

"I was honestly blown away, I didn't expect to be able to ride this much and learn this many off-road skills, this expedition has certainly helped me gain more confidence. The coaching team was incredibly talented and knowledgeable."

2022 Training Year
In Bend, Oregon

So what kind of stuff will I learn?

With our Adventure Motorcycle Training, you'll experience a transformative journey that propels your riding skills to new heights.

No more second-guessing or feeling overwhelmed by challenging terrains. You'll gain the freedom to explore places you once thought were beyond your reach.

Discover the art of proper body positioning, master balance techniques, and confidently navigate obstacles. While our professional instructors are experts in tailoring instruction to your unique needs, ensuring you emerge as a skilled and empowered off-road rider.

Image of Bend Oregon off-road adventure motorcycle training with the mountains

Foundational Skills in Action

Together we'll work on and build the foundational riding skills you'll need in the REAL ADV RIDING WORLD, when the terrain is constantly changing beneath you. 

These changing terrains will demand you're able to find and keep every morsel of traction available by using correct body positions, balance, and control, just as discussed in many of the free videos from our Training Series playlist on our YouTube Channel.

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Plan your own accommodations, use our map below. Our meeting spot is marked below.