We are excited to announce the Arizona BDR training tour, taking place from November 2-8, 2017! Adventure through some of the American Southwest’s most striking landscapes. See the famous Chihuahua and Painted deserts, traverse rugged mountain ranges and gorges that will leave the mind in a state of wonder…….All while learning and perfecting advanced off-road riding techniques. Spots are limited to 10 riders, so call us today or book directly on our website to reserve your spot on this exclusive opportunity! Where else can you have this experience and walk away a better rider at this price? NOWHERE.
What is included in the $2000 price:
- House of Motorrad discount of 10% (Rental/Retail)
- Redverz tent setup and breakdown each day (2 persons per tent, with option to purchase tent after the tour Luggage portage in support vehicle
- Wolfman Dry Duffel
- Support Truck with full tool compliment and trailer with extra bikes in tow
- Professional lead rider guide as well as a trained mechanic
- Daily training exercises to help prepare for what to expect each day
- Breakfast and Dinner each day
- AZBDR pannier decal and Butler map
- House of Motorrad hat or T-shirt
Ben Kriederman – Ben started riding things with motors when he was in grade school. Every morning, his dad would take him out to an Air Force base to blast around for an hour or so before he had to go to school. That early love of bikes has continued through out his life in the form of anything with 2 wheels. After working on a PhD in cell biology and in the vaccine development area for more than a decade, the adventure motorcycle boom and inspiration from shows like the Long Way Down and Long Way Round prompted Ben to start the House of Motorrad in 2011. His love for travel and motorcycles became a symbiotic relationship when he and his dad headed out on two BMW R1200GS Adventure bikes from Colorado to Argentina. Their 17000+ mile journey can be followed by visiting the Adventuring South blog where they documented in words and pictures, the trip of a lifetime. Ben’s real world experience has brought House of Motorrad into the forefront of the adventure motorcycle scene and his training skills are developed in the offroad style. He is easy the get along with and an excellent teacher and has trained with professional riders and rally racers and can’t wait to pass that along to you on this tour!
Myles Colligan – Myles has been on a bike since he was 4 years old. Coming from a motocross background, he quickly fell in Love with long distance adventure riding. Completing rides throughout North and Central America, Patagonia and Northern India; he looks forward to passing along some of his knowledge and learning some new tricks from you as well.
This tour is an intermediate skill level and gas in not included in the tour cost. The route is big bike friendly and with our instruction can be completed by any beginner rider. The route has several very challenging sections which can be bypassed depending on the skill level and desires of the group.
If you are not riding to the start, travel recommendations are to get a multi-city plane ticket. Flying into Tucson on 11/1, and flying out of Flagstaff anytime time after 11/7. Give us a call if you have any questions. Also, if you book enough in advance you can reserve a transport spot on the trailer for no extra charge.
Itinerary: Total mileage ~980 miles
Day 1 11/2/17: Start the ride near the Mexican border on sand and rocky double track with amazing views. Finish the day at camp near Benson Arizona. (~225 miles) Today’s training will focus on balance and center of gravity along with off road braking and momentum.
Day 11/3/17: Benson to Globe ~133 miles. Todays ride training will focus on riding in loose conditions and water crossing techniques. The camp with be ready when we arrive after an unforgettable day of riding and outstanding vistas. This will be the status quo for the entire trip.
Day 3 11/4/17: Globe to Young, ~93 miles. Today’s rider training will focus on how to negotiate difficult lines! The terrain today is some of the toughest on the route, it travels over some areas that have bypasses and is truly an epic day.
Day 4 11/5/17: Young to Winona, ~136 miles. The rider training today will focus on using your head and eyes to control the bike. The ride takes us over some of the most majestic land in the state, places with picturesque views and big consequences.
Day 5 11/6/17: Winona to Cameron, ~125 miles. Today’s rider training will focus on applying your newly learned skills to throttle and brake control with a little rear wheel steering. Should be a blast as we make our way to some of the most beautiful terrain the state has to offer with the option to take a 60 mile detour to see the grand canyon. How many yours have one of the natural wonders of the world in the lineup?
Day 7 11/7/17: Cameron to Utah to Flagstaff, ~320 miles. This final push to the end includes spectacular scenery and gives you a nice visual reward for finishing the AZBDR! Then a nice leisurely ride to a relaxing night in Flagstaff.
Day 8 11/8/17: Head home.