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Adventure Riding Academy

Become The Complete Adventure Rider

We’ve designed Australia’s most comprehensive training course for you, the adventure rider.

We help you build on your strengths and address the areas to help you maximise your riding enjoyment.

Most rider training courses run for one or two days.  The Maschine Adventure Riding Academy runs for 4 days and is designed to cover more than just riding skills; you will also learn some of the “soft skills” including trailside repairs, GPS & navigation skills plus much more.  The breakdown is approximately 70% rider training, 30% other skills training.

This is a “live in” training camp where all riders and instructors stay on site at the same accommodation with the education continuing into the night once the riding is done for the day. Basically you get to eat, breath and sleep adventure riding for 4 days!

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What You’ll Learn

The skills cover in this course include:

  • Core – Level 1 riding skills
  • Advanced – Level 2 riding skills
  • Specific obstacles; hills, rocks, logs, ruts
  • Bike set up
  • GPS – have it work with you not against you
  • Accident scene management
  • Basic wilderness survival skills
  • How to pack for adventure riding
  • Camping from an adventure bike
  • What accessories are useful and what are just “farkles”
  • What tools to pack and how to use them – trailside maintenance & repairs
  • How to dewater a bike after drowning it
  • Riding gear – how to dress and be prepared for all riding conditions
  • Fitness and fatigue management
  • Planning for expedition length or overseas trips

Some of the skills will be developed in a controlled environment.  Some of the training will take place in the classroom.  Some of the training will take place out on the trails where we will tackle whatever comes our way!

Lead coach for all Maschine training courses is company director Nick Selleck. He is a Motorcycling Australia accredited coach and has been riding off-road for 40 years.  He takes pride in being a smooth, safe and consistent rider.  Several years spent racing MX, Enduro and Supermoto gave Nick a great skill set to call upon.  More recently he has clocked up big kilometres each year riding in both Australia and overseas.  This constantly tops up his knowledge pool and keeps his experience fresh and relevant to the students he teaches.

As part of the program Maschine will consult with you prior to the course to see what you want to get out of it and what skills you would like to work on.  Follow up will include photos and video posted in our gallery so you can review your own technique during the course.

Included in the Maschine Adventure Academy package is:

  • 4 days premium coaching
  • 3 nights of 4 star accommodation
  • All meals included over the 4 days

The venues chosen for this course include quality 4 star accommodation in rural settings so we can concentrate on the learning.

When asked where the motivation came from for this course Maschine’s Nick Selleck had this to say “Some 20 odd years ago I attended a 5 day motocross camp.  The lessons that I learnt during that school have stuck with me for all this time because it was such an immersive training environment.  My goal is replicate that with our 4 day Adventure Riding Academy.  There is so much adventure riders have to become proficient with in order to successfully complete the big ambitious expeditions that many of us aspire to do.”

Locations / Dates / Times

8am start for sign in/rider briefing

2018 dates to be released late 2017

Pricing & Inclusions

$2,495 – shared accommodation + all meals

$2,795 – single accommodation + all meals

Bike & Gear Preparation

As far as bike prep goes there isn’t a lot to worry about:

  • Knobby style adventure tyres are optimal (Motoz Adventure, Continental TKC80, Metzler Karoo 3 etc).  Road trail tyres will really limit your ability to get the most out of it.
  • We recommend removing any panniers, top boxes, tank bags for the day. You can ride to the venue with them on and leave them in the pits during training.
  • Barkbuster style hand guards will give good protection for your levers. Don’t stress if you don’t have them but they could save you from breaking a hand lever.
  • You need to be able to reach your rear brake lever comfortably while standing so make sure you can do this.  We will run through bike set up on the day but often riders need to buy additional brake lever tips so look into this if you can’t reach your brake comfortably.

Riding gear wise we expect you to wear your full protective kit you would normally wear on a ride.

  • MX boots are better than road or soft adventure style boots.  You need boots with good ankle/shin protection.
  • Adventure or MX helmets are better than road helmets. They provide better airflow at slower speeds than road helmet

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Category: TRAINING