June 13-15, 2024 | Deschutes County Fairground, Redmond, Oregon

Rider Training

Ready to show off your skills at the National? We've got some world-class trainers coming to Redmond to offer on-road and off-road training for attendees. There are numerous options and classes will sell out quickly. If you want a spot, reserve it early. Classes listed here will qualify for a Paul B. Safety Training Rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation. You can receive 25% of your training cost back by rebate. Apply here.

ON- AND OFF-ROAD TRAINING WITH THE U.S. RIDER ACADEMY

The BMW Performance Center's U.S. Rider Academy will be at the Redmond rally, offering both on- and off-road training classes for attendees.

  • On-Road: This is the rider school where you train just like a law enforcement motor officer. You will experience actual LEMO courses, taught by LEOs with years of experience. You will learn the importance of head and eye placement along with clutch and throttle control. These are the basic skills to enable you to have a flowing relationship with your motorcycle. This training takes place on the rider's personal motorcycle. Limited to 20 participants per class. Morning on-road classes begin at 9:30 AM; afternoon on-road classes begin at 1:30 PM. All classes run approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Off-Road: Get a 2.5-hour intro to off-road riding from the best instructors in the business—the U.S. Rider Academy! This off-road training will give you a flavor of slow riding on dirt, a slalom course, tools to tackle washboard ruts, instruction in emergency stop and an intro into managing hills. This training takes place on the rider's personal motorcycle. Limited to 12 participants per class. Off-road classes begin at 9:30 AM.

U.S. Rider Academy classes at the rally cost $199 and can qualify for a 25% rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation's Paul B. Safety Training Rebate Program. Apply online at bmwmoaf.org.

D.A.R.T. OFF-ROAD TRAINING WITH BEN DRAGOO

. Ben Dragoo is 'makin' the hard stuff easy' in his half-day off-road rider training sessions. Three levels of off-road rider training will be available at the Ridin' to Redmond National Rally.

  • Level 1 - Appropriate for beginner and experienced riders. The class will cover the four cornerstones of successful adventure riding - balance, control, judgment, and attitude.
  • Level 2 - Building on the basics covered in Level 1, this class covers emergency off-road braking, counter-balance turns, and other critical skills.
  • Level 3 - Advanced riding skills.

Beginner classes will be available each morning with Level II classes available in the afternoon, providing an opportunity for MOA members to complete both Level I & II. Level III will be available Saturday morning for those adventurous enough to try it out.

D.A.R.T. classes cost $199 and can qualify for a 25% rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation's Paul B. Safety Training Rebate Program. Apply online at bmwmoaf.org. Morning classes begin at 8:30 each morning and end at 11:30. Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00 and end at 4:00.

CHAMP STREET ON-ROAD TRAINING FROM CHAMPU

Nick Ienatsch and the crew from Yamaha Champions School will be onsite in Redmond to conduct a version of their very popular Champ Street school. ChampStreet is designed for street riders of all levels. The course is taught on your street motorcycle with your street gear. Not your typical parking lot class, ChampStreet is taught at real-world speeds with a curriculum specifically designed for street riding.

The 2.5-hour class is offered at a special price of $399 for MOA members and can qualify for a 25% rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation's Paul B. Safety Training Rebate Program. Apply online at bmwmoaf.org.

Limited to only 12 riders in each session, morning and afternoon classes are available on Thursday and Friday with a final session on Saturday morning before we wrap up Ridin' to Redmond.

ADVENTURE RIDER TRAINING

As the official training center of Touratech-USA, ADV Rider Safety Training's world-class instruction is designed specifically with your ADV or dual-sport motorcycle in mind. Utilizing our "V-of-Traction" riding techniques, riders will develop incredible control over their motorcycle and the foundational skills to tackle the gnarliest terrain.

Dreaming about riding rugged fire roads, a BDR, or even a little single track? This course is for you! Come ride with our team and learn what it takes to ride safer, farther, and with more confidence off-road!

What you will learn:

  • Learn how the ergonomics of your Adventure bike and correct body position will control the outcome of your best results.
  • Proper sitting corners.
  • Proper power braking.
  • How to keep your body centered on your adventure bike for maximum results.
  • Proper standing turns. Learn to lean your adventure bike with confidence.
  • Learn the three ways to turn your adventure bike with confidence.
  • Proper hill climbing while controlling the modulation of your clutch and throttle.
  • Proper body position while side hilling your adventure bike.
  • How to confidently ride your adventure bike through single-track trails.
  • The three axes of movement on your adventure bike for ultimate control.
  • Traction control and hand placement.

Open to new and advanced riders. We will ride together through a series of the above skill-building exercises to help unlock your potential while honing your skills to maximize your riding experience, at the rally and beyond.

The 4-hour class is offered at a special price of $220 for MOA members and can qualify for a 25% rebate from the BMW MOA Foundation's Paul B. Safety Training Rebate Program. Apply online at bmwmoaf.org.

Limited to only 12 riders in each session, morning and afternoon classes are available on Thursday and Friday with a final session on Saturday morning before we wrap up Ridin' to Redmond.

TEAM OREGON MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

Team Oregon Motorcycle Safety Program has two offerings for Ridin' to Redmond attendees - On-Road Clinic and Advanced Braking Clinic.

The On-Road Clinic is a 4-hour class focused on the skills most critical to riding safely on the street: Awareness. Speed management. Lane placement. Targeting. Control inputs. Judgment. We want you to thrive, not just survive! Classes will be conducted Thursday and Friday during the Rally.

Learn to stop on a dime in Team Oregon's Braking Clinic. Based on the training available to instructors and police motor officers, the Braking Clinic (ABC) is a short course for endorsed riders to refine braking skills in normal and emergency situations.

Both classes will qualify for a minimum $50 rebate for MOA members from the BMW MOA Foundation's Paul B. Safety Training Rebate Program. Apply online at bmwmoaf.org.

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