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Train On A Smaller Bike–Learn More.


We are often asked which is the right bike to train on? Especially by riders who are looking to better their skills on a larger adventure bike. And we always reply the same way. You will learn more on a smaller, lighter bike every time. And we have a few solid reasons for saying this…

Jimmy Breaks The Rules In Sand: A Question Answered


Jimmy Lewis breaks down motorcycle sand riding technique better than anyone else.

Balance Is Critical To Traction(You Thought You Knew This!)


Riding Tip: The Delicate Balance Of Balance. We stress the two things that determine how proficient and comfortable you will be when riding: Balance and Traction. Balance is pretty natural, though very tough for some to grasp when standing on the motorcycle’s pegs. Traction, or the feeling for it, seems to vary widely between riders…

Women Try Motocross


JLR Off-Road was very happy to get the call to teach two very new riders to the world of dirt bikes. Michelle and Jordan work for Buzzfeed and do a lot of crazy things. They contacted Jimmy to see if he could teach them to race motocross. Originally slated as a much longer project, with…

Riding Tip: Good Press and the Boom of Adventure Bike Schools


  We have been very privileged over the past few years to be sitting pretty with our well established riding school (we’ll start printing the “Since 1999” T-shirts soon) and a lot of very positive press. The boom in motorcycle popularity both mainstream and has a lot of riders jumping into adventure riding. And a…

Riding Tip: Front Brake 100%


Riding Tip: Front Brake–100% of your stopping power. If there is one step to becoming a better and safer rider it involves learning to slow down quicker. That technique determines how fast you can go and also how well you can avoid bad situations. For proper braking, it involves a lot more than quickly grabbing…



This is one of the easiest things to teach and talk about but the hardest to do in real life when riding. Why? Bad habits! Most riders learn a very scared or defensive riding technique and never fully learn to be in a comfortable balanced position. Or rely on the tight grip on the handlebars…

Riding Tip–Conquering Uphills


Uphills can be a challenge for a lot of riders when in reality they are not that big of a deal. In fact if you look at the bright side, uphills are easier to slow down on, make the ground easier to touch on one side if you turn the bike and also make it…

Spring 2016 Dates announced!

Here is our 2016 Spring schedule: Jan 9,10 2016 Special Tour Of Idaho Focused Class (single cylinder only) Feb 20,21 2016 Series One Essential Skill Course Mar 19,20 2016 Series One Essential Skill Course April 16,17 2016 Series One Essential Skill Course May 14,15 2016 Series One Essential Skill Course We have rental bikes available…

Fall 2015 Dates Coming Soon!


We’ve been busy trying to settle our schedule for the 2016 Fall Season and we are very close. We will announce the dates first in our Newsletter which is easy to sign up for at the bottom of any page on our web site. The classes have been filling up and the rental bikes sold…