If this adventure riding thing is new to you and you constantly find yourself in over your head or simply not having the confidence to get off-road then our Core (Level 1) Adventure Rider Training course can help you get set for adventures.
Many riders come into adventure riding from a road riding background and posses little knowledge or experience in how to handle slippery surfaces and approach obstacles. Or perhaps you have been riding off-road but are more accustomed to throwing around a little dirt bike? Riding adventure bikes, particularly heavier multi-cylinder bikes, demands a different skill set from either road or Enduro/MX riding.
Maschine have immense experience in organising adventure rides and rider training courses. Since our inception we’ve ridden with over 2,000 riders which has helped us identify the common challenges riders face but also the desire riders have to become better at their chosen hobby.
For us, our goal is to help you as an adventure rider be armed with the skills, knowledge and confidence in your ability to get out there and ride and explore all those great places that motorcycles can take you.
Think of this course as the foundation of skills you need to set yourself up for future growth. Like most things in life, you can’t grow on a shaky foundation.
The curriculum of the course includes the following Core (level 1 beginner) skills:
Ideally if you come out of our course with improved skills, knowledge and confidence to explore further then we’ve achieved our goal.
Helping create a path for you to develop fluid control over your motorcycle so it becomes a natural extension of your body. Learn how to put the bike where you want with confidence.
One of our overarching training principles is to help you make good decisions while riding so you can become a safer rider.
8am start for sign in/rider briefing. Completion will be between 4-5pm.
Pricing for one day of training is $450.
Included in this course fee is catering during the course including; morning tea, lunch and drinks.
This course is aimed at riders with little or no off-road experience. We do expect though that most riders will have the fundamentals of motorcycle riding sorted of basic clutch & throttle control, gear shifting and braking.
Next steps beyond this Core course could be any of the following:
Our lead coach for this course will be Maschine’s own Nick Selleck.He is a Motorcycling Australia Level 1 accredited coach and has been riding off-road for 40 years. He takes pride in being a smooth, safe and consistent rider. Nick has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share when it comes to off-road riding. Nick grew up riding off-road and after several years competing in Motocross, Enduro and Supermotard he has spent the last 8 years planning and organising adventure tours.
His experience in adventure riding over the past 8 years includes exploring the iconic regions of; Victorian High Country, Tasmania, Flinders Ranges, Corner Country and Birdsville, researching and retracing the Burke & Wills expedition route – Melbourne to Karumba, Tanami Track, Kimberley region including Gibb River Road, Arnhem Land, Savannah Way and Gulf Country and exploring the length of the Great Diving Range amongst others. Throughout most of these trips he has shared them with many riders so has not only learnt from his own experience but noted the challenges other riders have faced.
It would be fair to say few riders in Australia could claim to have such a broad knowledge of riding and managing motorcycle tours in as many regions as Nick Selleck. Others may have more intimate knowledge of specific regions but few could match Nick’s spread of knowledge. This all adds to Nick’s ability to relate to riders challenges and help create a path for them to improve their riding skill.
Where additional coaches are required for courses we choose to work with the best of the best. Coaches are chosen not only for their riding skill but also their personality to ensure they can explain often complex riding techniques which can add valuable input to the training courses.
As far as bike prep goes there isn’t a lot to worry about:
Riding gear wise we expect you to wear your full protective kit you would normally wear on a ride.