MAX BMW Motorcycles is proud to bring our Off-Road Performance School back to Hunter Mountain Resort for our final date of 2013: October 26 and 27. Located in the heart of the Catskills, Hunter is the perfect venue for this program. It features great terrain and riding areas created just for this school, a first-class hotel and spa and is easily accessible from everywhere in the northeast.
Riding your own dual sport BMW our two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. Bill Conger, a professional instructor and entrant in the 2012 Dakar Rally will be the lead instructor for this event. In addition to learning from one of the best, you will also get the chance to hear about what it takes to prepare for and ride in the world's most famous rally.
Each day of the school will consist of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel, water and grass and excursions up and around Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area.
In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position and work through a progression of skills exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover advanced topics such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes.
Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on a dual sport ride with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles. Knobby tires are a must (we have special pricing for tires and labor for students who are paid and signed up for the class.) This course is intended for intermediate to advanced road riders, but you do not need to have any prior dirt-riding or off-road experience.
In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class size is limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.
Reviews from Previous Schools:
"My skills increased more than I can count and my confidence level sky rocketed. I was willing to ride a dirt road before the class, but would not have been happy. After the class, I am willing to go anywhere the bike is capable of being ridden. I am no expert by any stretch, but I now am confident I can make an effort at most anything." -Anthony Mills - July 2013 (Read his full report here.)
"It was a blast! The instructors were terrific, Max's crew was great, and all the riders had a lot of fun together. My R1200GS offroading proficiency and confidence grew more in those two days than in months of riding solo. I'd been interested in BMW's Off-Road school for quite a while, but wasn't going to make it to the usual schools in Germany or South Carolina. The price and New England location were perfect for me. I'd highly recommend it to anyone considering it; don't pass it up!" - Nick
"I attended the Off-Road Performance School at Hunter in July and it was a great experience. The instructors are awesome and you learn so much. By the second day you are riding trails that you never would have imagined you could handle. Riding over logs and large rocks with no problem in a single track with mud was an incredible experience. Thank you Max and Ben for putting this together. If you ever thought about riding off road this is a must do!" - Matt Levy
What: MAX BMW Off-Road Performance School, featuring professional instruction from Bill Conger. Two-day program.
Where: Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter, NY (map)
When: October 26-67, 2013
(includes two days of instruction, lunch both days)
Accommodations: Riders are responsible for their own lodging. We recommend
the Kaatskill Mountain Club at Hunter Mountain. Check them out at Kaatskillmtnclub.com. For reservations call: 800-486-8376 and mention you are with the MAX BMW Group to receive a special rate.
Other information: Riders must bring their own bike and full protective gear. Knobby tires required (we have special pricing for tires and labor for students who are paid and signed up for the class.) Hunter Mountain Resort offers an array of activities for other family members.
Information and Questions: For questions, please e-mail Max Stratton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 203-740-1270.
Online Registration: Class size is limited. Complete your registration online today.