This is our 8th season of ADV Training Camp!
PSS Off Road's ADV Training Camp is a multi-day training event run by professional motorcycle instructors who are expert adventure riders.
The training camp teaches a wide range of skills for street riders with little to no off pavement experience. We cater to all dualsport and adventure motorcycles. The skill sets that we present have been thoroughly tested in the real world and are continually updated as the sport itself evolves.
Some of the riding skills that may be addressed are:
(Location and weather may dictate limitations)
People travel from all over North America and internationally to attend our training events. This is a true testament to the value of the skills and knowledge we provide. We cannot guarantee that you'll be an expert rider after the training camp, but we can say for certain that you will learn new skills, have a great experience, and leave with the confidence to go out on your own!
May 21 & 22 (McCleary WA) -
(Optional excursion May 23rd)
June 4 & 5 (Spokane WA)
July 30 & 31 (McCleary WA) -
(Optional excursion Aug 1st)
May (dates TBD), 2017 (McCleary WA)
May (dated TBD), 2017 (Spokane WA)
July 15-16, 2017 (McCleary WA) -
(Optional excursion July 17th)
|COMING SOON (2017)||2017 Dates
July (dates TBD), 2017 (Idaho City ID)
$195 Optional 1 day excursion
|Registration||Call to Register - 253-770-8888||---||---|
McCleary, WA – Map
McCleary, WA – Map
Hotel accommodatdions available within 10 miles of camp location.
Complete details are being finalized with event hosts.
Complete details are being finalized with event hosts.
RVs and trailers welcome
Separate fee to camp host may apply.
Hot showers and restrooms
Power and device charging
Cell service available, but spotty
After booking your spot in an ADV Training Camp we will send you detailed information about the camp schedule, things you'll want to consider bringing and tasks to take care of in preparation for the camp.
|Early Arrival||No cost||
Setup camp early
Restaurants nearby for dinner / breakfast
|Days 1-2||Training||$719||Drinks & Snacks||
|Day 3||Excursion||$195||Drinks & Snacks||
You do not need to be overly experienced or skilled to participate in an ADV Training Camp. We recommend that you have enough experience on a motorcycle such that you are confident with basic riding skills on pavement. Any experience beyond that is not required.
A currently valid motorcycle endorsement is required for the off-site training.
Remember,the camp is all about training - we will build your skills every day of camp.
The ADV Training Camp focuses on a wide range of skills for managing large dualsport and adventure motorcycles in off pavement situations. The skills that we present are ones that you will use almost anywhere you go off pavement.
Here is a sample of the riding skills presented:
Riding time will vary depending on many factors (location, trail/road condition, weather, breaks, etc). Plan on being in constant action each day from sun up to sun down!
Get yourself ready...
Making sure you are ready is just as important as having the gear and bike ready. Our Adventure Camps are physically demanding and give riders more of a workout than many expect. If you are the type that sits behind a desk most of the time, we highly recommend getting out and being physical (walking, jogging, hills, you know... good for the heart kind of stuff!) and getting your body acclimated to all the activity.
The day or two prior to camp be sure to get plenty of rest as well!
Getting your camping gear ready...
This is especially important if you haven't used your camping gear recently. We suggest opening up your tent and sleeping bag and doing a test setup in your yard or garage to ensure all parts are there and it's ready to go and aired out too.
If you are purchasing new camping gear for the camp - definitely do a test setup and even a test "camp" in the yard or a local campground to become familiar with it.
Getting your bike ready...
We suggest a week or more prior to ADV Training Camp that you do a detailed inspection and cleaning of your bike. Ensure that there are no loose bolts, hoses or cables. Ensure that your drive system (belt, chain, shaft) are cleaned/adjusted and ready as well. Check with your owner's manual about recommended tire pressures and other maintenance items.
If you are not 100% confident about preparing your bike - remember that Puget Sound Safety has a Motorcycle Care & Maintenance program (click here for info).
Yes. See the riding gear requirements for a list of minimum and recommended items.
We prefer that you bring your own dualsport or adventure motorcycle. You and your motorcycle must be compliant with state laws where the camp is held.
For special situations we might have 150-250cc dirtbike and lightweight dualsport rentals available - however these are for ADV camp use only and cannot be taken from training location for the excursions.
We recommend TourUSA Motorcycle Rentals.
If you are planning to stay on-site, yes. If you are traveling from outside the area you can ship your camping gear ahead (FedEx/UPS) to our Puyallup office - please call to make arrangements.
We suggest this following for camping gear:
Camping is not required, but greatly adds to the experience of the ADV Training Camp. There are lodging options within 15 minutes of each training location.
If space is still available simply call our office to reserve a spot. A minimum deposit payment is required to reserve your spot.
If for any reason you are unable to attend the event date for which you have made a payment you MUST contact us ASAP!
You may cancel or change course dates at any time if you have not yet paid your event fee. Though, if you have not yet paid the event fee your reserved spot may be given away to someone else. If you have already paid the event fee then you are subject to the following:
If you notify us...
If you wish to cancel or change classes you may do so by calling our office during regular business hours. Visit the Contact Us page.
At the time of registration a minimum deposit of $300 is required to secure your spot - subject to the cancellation and refund policy listed above.
The full amount of your registration is due 45 days prior to the training camp start date - subject to the cancellation and refund policy listed above.
If you are eligible for a transfer (see cancellation/refund policy) you can place the amount paid as a "credit on file" with us for future use.
Transfers do not incur a processing fee and will be available for a period of 2 years from the transfer date. Refunds after transferring will incur the processing fee.
It depends on which camp and how early you want to arrive. There are situations where the training site is not available until the first day of camp.
If needed we can recommend several campgrounds and hotels in the area.
Contact our office for more informaton.
We provide snacks (fruit and granola bars) and water throughout ADV Training Camp events.
We do not have a requirement to ride in or trailer in, but you must bring your camping supplies and any other items you might need for the entire event.
Refer to the itinerary section at the top of the page for amenities offered at each location.
Yes, you are more then welcome to bring a guest. If they will do any riding they must register and pay the full tuition. If they will only be a spectator we only charge a nominal fee to cover the cost of the meals, lodging and insurance. Please contact our office to make guest arrangements.
Of course, we highly recommend.
The idea for a multi-day training course with overnight camping and meals came about when a group of dualsport riders approached us asking for more than what our one-day courses offered.
The transformation from training course to a complete training camp had begun and the program quickly evolved with the needs of our students. Our instructors went on their own adventures to prove the skills needed for riding large, and awkward, motorcycles off the pavement.
Our ADV Training Camp is now a comprehensive skills-focused event that helps riders with little to no experience and prepares them for taking charge of their machines when they leave pavement.