Big Adventure Bike Course

This course is designed to help riders to feel more comfortable with their adventure bikes when taking them offroad.

Big Adventure Bike Course is all about helping you to feel more comfortable and confident when operating your bike offroad. The course is composed of three sections: introduction, core techniques and advanced exercises. Although the course is focused around 400lb+ (181+kg) adventure bikes any dual sport riders are welcome as well. Most techniques can be applied for a wide range of motorcycles.

The course is a 2-day school. We plan to have several schools throughout the year. Our primary base of operations is Mt. Motorcycles resort. The resort is located in the perfect spot! There is famous U.S. Rt. 219, which is the preferred through-route for long distance riders heading south from Canada to the Great Smoky Mountains.  Mt. Motorcycles is just 3 miles from the Jefferson National Forest, with access to the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests.  Collectively, the three public lands offer hundreds of miles of scenic Forest Service roads and mountain vistas.  Rivers, streams, and wildlife are abundant in our neck of the woods.  The resort offers prime off-road terrain, as well as easy access to world class road routes.  Read more about Mt. Motorcycles.

The Big Adventure Bike Course (BABC) will help you with the following:

  • basic skills when riding offroad
  • common mistakes riders make when operating big adventure bikes
  • body position and body movement
  • throttle, clutch and brake control
  • balancing skills and riding slow
  • sharp turns and counterbalancing
  • riding over obstacles and how to avoid them
  • riding on loose gravel and through rock gardens
  • riding in the sand and mud
  • hill climbs and hill descents
  • safe hill turns
  • how to recover from multiple scenarios, such as falling on a hill, stalling, etc.
  • basic preparation for short and long motorcycle tours and expeditions
  • and more...