Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School

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As Mostly A Street Rider, Is A JLR Off-Road School Right For Me?

Jimmy Lewis on the 2013 BMW R1200GS

Jimmy Lewis on the 2013 BMW R1200GS

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “will learning to ride off-road help my street riding?” The answer is a simple, ABSOLUTELY!


Though the biggest difference between the disciplines is traction, it is the lack of traction off-road that teaches you so much about how a bike works and responds to what the rider is doing. And in learning about those feelings and the correct responses a street rider will build a set of skills that will come into play when things start to go wrong on-road. Yep, most bad on-road stuff happens when the traction goes away.

Here is a review from Greg Drevenstedt  of Rider Magazine about taking a one-day class with us.





Honda 700 Rally

All of our classes are off-road specific, but any rider who is comfortable on any type motorcycle will fit right in to one of our classes. We start out slowly and will have you feeling very confident about any kind of terrafirma. Even sand! If you have any doubts about how important riding off-road can be for your skill set, just look and see what Moto GP riders do for training. And it is also pretty fun getting dirty.