Multi-day Adventure Rider Training

If you own a dualsport or adventure motorcycle or have or want to step into the life changing experience of adventure motorcycle travel or dualsporting then we are here for you. Our professional instructors are here to ensure you get the skills needed before heading off pavement. Choose one of our elite PSSOR training camps or training expeditions/tours to build skills and confidence in handling your motorcycle when traction dips, surfaces changes and things become challenging.

Don't let your ride or trip end due to being ill-prepared or insufficiently skilled. The PSSOR training crew consists of world travelers and expert off-road instructors who will arm you will the physical skills as well as knowledge about packing, riding, cooking, gear choice, bikes step up and more. Our training programs will help you to become a rider who knows what to do to keep from damaging your bike or yourself when you get the itch to explore beyond the pavement.

 

ADV Training Camps

  Training Camp Info

ADV Training Expeditions/Tours

  Training Tour Info

Priced from $719.00 $1,395.00
When May 4-6, 2017 (Full)
May 11-13, 2017
June 15-17, 2017 (Full)
July 23-30, 2017
July 25-28, 2017
August 5-12, 2018
August 7-10, 2018
Where Romney West Virginia (Full)  
Spokane Washington (4 more spots)
Exeter Rhode Island (Full)  
Washington & Oregon (portions of the Backcountry Discovery Route)
Who Riders with little to no off pavement experience Riders with some gravel road experience
What Two full days of fundamental skills training in a closed-course environment Half day essential skills primer coupled with a learn-as-you-go environment
Duration 3 days

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4 or 8 day options
4-day training tour (one way)
8-day training expedition (full loop)

Training on a budget?

Our Off Road 102 course consists of two training days. Operated in an engineered training environment designed for dualsport and adventure riders. Includes training time on 4x4 and two track trails.

Learn more about the Off Road 102 course

Companion training events!

We offer specialized training at a number of events in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, West Virginia and Rhode Island. Our exclusive training events are setup to pair well with the courses listed above.

Check out our events page

Common Questions

Why should I get training?

The answer is usually simple - to reach your dream. Many riders enter the adventure riding sport because they see themselves riding across the country (or countries) and exploring. The fact is that most national forests and parks are blanketed with gravel and dirt roads. In the US 1/3 off all the roads are unpaved and well over 70% of the roads worldwide are unpaved - exactly what an adventure bike is made for.

Gaining the skills to manage your machine while riding will save you money by reducing damage from falling, save you time from being unable to handle changing terrain, and save you energy so that you can explore even more.

What will I learn?

Our adventure bike training programs are very focused on the skills needed to manage changing and challenging terrain. We will help you with skills for riding on gravel roads, rough paths, loose sand and rock, tackle common obstacles, surmount hills and increase confidence in your riding skills and traveling knowledge.

Should I do the training camp or the training expedition/tour?

We get this question the most often. The training camps, training expeditions and training tours offer up the same types of skill sets with the greatest difference in being HOW you learn them.

The training camps are for those with little to no off pavement experience who are looking for an environment where the skills can be isolated in a controlled environment to be mastered one skill at a time. We create a closed-course environment and reduce the risk to you and your motorcycle. We then work through a structured set of repetitive drills allowing for immediate coaching, feedback and improvement. In addition to the physical skills we introduce needed skills such as how to pick up a fallen motorcycle, cooking in the backcountry, packing strategies, proper adventure gear choices, equipment setup and much more.

The training expeditions and tours are for those with some gravel road experience who prefer to learn in real world situations. They both include essential skill development for the skills needed for tackling all of the challenges presented along our training routes and the WA Backcountry Discovery Route (WA BDR). Both the ADV training expeditions and ADV training tours are fully supported with accomodations, support vehicle and professional instructors/guides.

The ADV Training Tour is a shorter training event targeting local riders interested in only attending the backcountry training portion of the full length ADV Training Expedition.

The ADV Training Expedition includes a full loop starting and ending at PSSOR in Puyallup exploring the best roads, volcanos, rivers, waterfalls and sites around Washington and Oregon offering a "warm up ADV route" while still including all the training and backcountry experiences of the shorter ADV training tours. Airport pick up also available.

Photos From PSSOR Training Events