Saturday & Sunday- May 16-17, 2020
The road course features lightly traveled roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges ranging from hairpin turns to long, open sweepers that are suitable for most experience levels. Expect rolling and twisting roads with many blind turns and some rollercoaster hills.
The course is held on lightly traveled roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges ranging from hairpin turns to long, open sweepers that are suitable for most experience levels. Expect rolling and twisting roads with many blind turns and some rollercoaster hills.
Day 1 begins with a breakfast meeting at the Ox and Rabbit B&B where you’ll be staying in Shelburne Falls, MA, followed by an hour or so of closed course drills. The rest of the day includes our road training through the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Southern Green Mountains of Vermont. During our day we coach you using Sena bike-to-bike communicators to help you become a safer and more confident rider. First day mileage, not counting drills, is usually 150.
In the evening, we will enjoy dinner together (included).
Day 2 begins back at The Ox and Rabbit B&B where we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before we discuss riding strategies. We will then ride another beautiful Berkshires route.
At about 4:00 PM and after an average of about 150 miles, the tour ends in Ashfield where we debrief over a beverage before the group heads toward their respective destinations.
- Personal training with real-time coaching using Sena rider to-rider communicators
- Road Training through the hidden Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont
- Video of you riding
- Dinner Saturday night
- Saturday night lodging at the Ox and Rabbit B&B where you’ll be staying in Shelburne Falls, MA .
Lodging and Food
Included in the fee is Saturday night accommodations at the Ox and Rabbit B&B in Shelburne Falls, MA.
If you want to stay at the B&B Friday night and/or Sunday night on your dime, contact Lauri at the Ox and Rabbit to reserve a room (Save 10% with discount code zone10). If there are no rooms available, click here for a list of local lodging.
Since we will be starting and returning to the B&B each evening, you can leave your overnight gear at the B&B.
A group Saturday evening dinner in Shelburne Falls is included. Lunch is not included.
What You’ll Learn
- Slow Speed Maneuver Techniques
- Emergency Braking
- Visual Targets
- Lane Position
- Body Position
- Cornering Precision
- Cornering Lines
- Identify visual clues to increase cornering safety and confidence
Where Will We Ride?
We will be touring around my little bit of motorcycling heaven in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. The beautiful Berkshire foothills have miles and miles of killer motorcycling roads.
Rides will meet in or near Ashfield, MA.
NOTE: There is no cell service in Ashfield to speak of. However, The Inn and Elmer’s have free WiFi.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire Hills.
- At one season (about 3,000 miles) of experience.
- You must have a current motorcycle endorsement, as well as a legally insured and registered motorcycle.
What to Bring
- Riding Gear (required at all times)
- DOT-approved helmet
- eye protection (windshields do not count as eye protection)
- motorcycle jacket,
- long pants (armored motorcycle pants preferred)
- full coverage gloves
- sturdy, over-the-ankle boots.
- Sena bluetooth or mesh communicator if you have one already.
- Standard 3.5mm earbuds. Optional for use with Sena Bluetooth communicators.
- Rain gear. Tours run rain or shine.
- Enough layers (or electric jacket liner) for cool temperatures.
- USB Thumb drive that is at least 16Gb in capacity for video
On-Street Training Tours help riders increase confidence and enjoyment in real-world conditions. However, this is not a course for raw beginners! Students are wise to take the MSF Basic RiderCourse or have an equivalent level of skill before signing up. A good guideline is having ridden at least a season (about 3,000 miles).
Personal one-on-one On-Street Training Tours are available where I can customize a training program based on your skill level that will ensure satisfaction.
We will be riding at moderate street speeds and enjoying a street ride through some beautiful countryside with awesome twisty roads. If you want to learn to ride fast in a safe environment, I am available for Track Day Personalized Instruction at Tony’s Track Days.
The Riding in the Zone, LLC Motorcyclist Training Program is supported by the American Motorcyclist Association and the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP). Scholarships are available through the BMW/MOA Foundation.
Riding in the Zone, LLC is chartered and insured through the American Motorcyclist Association