One day ADV Training – June 18, 2024


Tuesday June 18, 2024


Increase your safety and confidence while riding the dirt roads and in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Mass.

Limited to three participants. Details below.

Scholarships are available through the BMW/MOA Foundation.

Safety course Insurance discounts usually apply. Check with your agent.

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Course Description

Tuesday, May 18, 2024

This is a one day ADVENTURE BIKE and DUAL SPORT course that features real-time coaching held on lightly traveled dirt roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges for riders with about 2-3,000 miles of experience and a dual-spot or Adventure type motorcycle.

  • Beginners with no street riding experience should consider taking the MSF Basic Rider Course or the MSF Dirtbike School before signing up with me.
  • This is an introduction to off-road riding and is not really for experienced intermediate or advanced off road riders.

For Adventure bike riders (BMW GSs, V-Stroms, KTM Adventures, Tigers, T7s, etc) and lightweight dual sport bikes (KLX, DRz, WR, XT).

The meeting location depends on where people are staying the night before. Often, we meet at the Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield, MA which is convenient, clean and relatively inexpensive.

Our day begins with a briefing followed by an hour or so doing closed course drills. The rest of the day includes off-road training through the Berkshires of Massachusetts. We use bike-to-bike communicators for real-time coaching. Sena Bluetooth/Mesh Communicators are provided if you don’t currently have a Sena system installed.

At about 4:00 PM, we debrief and the group heads toward their respective destinations. I will upload your videos, or you can bring some way to take video home: iphone using Airdrop or a 16gb+ USB thumb drive.


  • Individual training with real-time coaching using Sena rider to-rider communicators
  • Off-Road Training through the hidden Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.
  • Video of you riding.
  • Parking lot maneuvers, both on pavement and dirt to practice body position and getting you used to the feel of your bike on unpaved roads.
  • A street and dirt road tour of the Eastern Berkshire hills with easy and moderately difficult terrain. Two way communicators will be used.

What You’ll Learn

  • Off-road body positioning.
  • Off-road braking techniques
  • Surmounting obstacles
  • Traction management


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.
Rides will meet in or near Ashfield, MA.
NOTE: There is no cell service in Ashfield to speak of.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire HIlls.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire Hills.

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Lodging and Food
Lodging and meals are not included.  Unless you live nearby, I strongly suggest you stay the night before. The Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield, MA is a good choice and is where we often meet. I can meet wherever the whole group is staying the night before (applies if students are together).

Click here for a list of other local lodging.


  • About one season (2-3,000 miles) of experience.
  • You must have a current motorcycle endorsement, as well as a legally insured and registered motorcycle.
  • You must also sign a liability waiver

What to Bring

  • Your street-legal ADV or dual-purpose motorcycle, in good condition
  • Riding Gear (required at all times)- Full-coverage riding gear that is appropriate for off-road riding. I understand that those of you who are new to off-road riding may not yet have dedicated off-road gear. Protective street gear is acceptable.
  • DOT-approved helmet Street or Off-road FULL faced.
    • eye protection (windshields alone do not count as eye protection)
    • motorcycle jacket, a sturdy back protector and elbow armor suggested
    • Armored motorcycle pants
    • full coverage gloves
    • sturdy, over-the-ankle boots. Armored street boots are okay for fire roads and easy trail riding.
  • Sena Bluetooth communicator if you have one. Mesh preferred
  • Rain gear. Classes run rain or shine.
  • Enough layers (or electric jacket liner) for cool temperatures.

Skill Level

No previous off-road experience is necessary. 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 (2-3,000 miles).
Contact Ken with questions.


We will be riding at moderate speeds and enjoying a ride through some dirt roads.

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Private, Individual Training is Not available for 2024

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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.
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