DC DIRT CAMP
Are you considering becoming an Adventure rider? Come try out a dirt bike first! DC Dirt Camp is offering "Dirt Curious" for ages 16+ who already use a motorcycle clutch smoothly but want to get exposure to off-road riding and skills for low traction situations.
Enjoy practicing on our lightweight and long-travel suspension dirt bikes. Leave your heavy street bike parked! (Then come back for an Adventure bike class later this season).
This is not for seasoned dirt bike riders or MX racers. This is still a fundamentals class for those with little to no off-road experience! But if you're interested in getting into Adventure bikes, THIS class is the place to get you started. A foundational understanding of proper standing posture, footpeg weighting, and counter-balancing will all be covered in this 2-hour lesson.
We even have shin & knee pads, plus elbow pads if it's too hot to wear your road gear! Bring your own gloves and helmet. (But we do have loaners if you're coming to the rally in a cage). All for only $105 for the two-hour session.
StreetSkills Trail Braking Camp
BMW MOA member Jon DelVecchio from StreetSkills is returning to the National to conduct Trail Braking Camp. This popular riding training session teaches you to ride a slow bike fast! In this 90-minute instructional parking lot lesson, students are provided with a mini street-legal motorcycle to develop advanced techniques and have fun. Each session can be attended by one or two people sharing the same instructor making it a great opportunity for couples, families, and friends.
Based on DelVecchio's book, Cornering Confidence, participants will learn the following:
- Body Position
- Trail Braking
- Throttle Control
- Cornering Skills
- Cornering Hazard Avoidance
The class is a 90-minute session and costs participants $249 for one or two people. MOA members will receive an automatic $49 rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation for completing the course. This brings the final price down to only $200 or $100 per person!
Participants must bring a full-face or modular DOT helmet, motorcycling-specific jacket, jeans, gloves, and full boots. Armored motorcycling-specific pants, as well as any other favorite protective gear, are advised. Participants must be over 18 and have a motorcycle license endorsement. The maximum height for participants is 6’6″ and a maximum weight of 275 lbs.
To register for the Trail Braking Camp sessions, visit streetskills.net