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Adventure Training Day
Next Ride: March 2nd 2019
Open Spots: 3
Cost: $125.00 (Member cost: $100.00) Login or Sign Up
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Improve your skills for dual sport adventure riding!


Here’s your opportunity to improve your skills and gain the confidence to explore off-road in dirt, mud, rocks, sand, water and gravel, on your dual sport adventure motorcycle.


Dual sport adventure riding is the fastest growing segment of motorcycling, and one of the most enjoyable and exciting experiences you can have on two wheels. The freedom to explore on and off-road provides endless opportunities to travel just about anywhere imaginable.


Before you head out for an adventure, you need to sharpen your skills and learn the proper techniques of off-road riding that will allow you to enjoy your sport and your bike even more.


ADVENTURE TRAINING DAY is to provide instructions to improve your skills and coach the proper techniques for off-road adventure riding. After a day of adventure training, you will be safer, more confident, and more prepared to go out and explore in just about any type of off-road terrain imaginable.

o   Instructor, Mark Girardi from Sierra Nevada Adventures will provide the training and coaching to improve your skills for proper off-road riding techniques.


Training: You will spend the first half of the day training and improving your skills for off-road adventure riding on a closed course; balance, body positioning, braking, accelerating and navigating over obstacles such as dirt, mud, rocks, sand, water and gravel. These techniques will be taught and practiced including coaching with the opportunity to ask questions.  

o   All obstacles are "challenge by choice" there are no mandatory activities and there is always a go-around to allow you to build your skill level at your own pace.


Lunch Break: During your lunch break you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the lessons learned. You will also receive a list of Adventure Tips describing the techniques leaned including helpful tips for dual sport adventure riding. 


Adventure Ride: You will have the opportunity to spend the second half of the day on a unique dual sport adventure ride through the California Gold Country. This ride will allow you to practice the techniques learned on the practice course and apply your skills to real-world obstacles encountered on a typical dual sport adventure ride.

o   Instructor, Mark Girardi will guide this adventure ride and demonstrate the techniques and lessons learned to help riders along the way.


Your half day adventure ride will provide you with the opportunity to practice your skills on a scenic route through the Gold Country. The off-road terrain on this route is rated “mild to moderate” with a combination of curvy back roads, twisty single-lane roads and remote dirt roads with mud-holes, creek crossings, rocks and ruts with curvy moderate grade change. No Sierra Nevada Adventure ride would be complete without exploring a historical site so, you will also have the opportunity visit a historical gold mine from the California Gold Rush.



Sierra Nevada Adventures, will provide instructions to improve your skills and coach the proper techniques for off-road adventure riding. After completing this adventure training day class, you will be safer, more confident, and more prepared to go out and have a whole lot of fun on your next adventure.

o   All obstacles are "challenge by choice" there are no mandatory activities and there is always a go-around.


Bring your bike, helmet, gloves, boots, and protective clothing, and we will provide the training.

o   If you don’t have your bike yet, we can introduce you to our local motorcycle rental company that will be happy to rent you a bike and protective gear required at a very reasonable price.


Contact and let them know you’re signing up for an SNA Adventure Training Day class.



o   Riders must be at least 25 years of age.

o   Riders must have a valid motorcycle license.

o   Riders must wear proper protective gear, helmet, gloves, boots.



First Half of Day:

o   Meet & greet

o   Bike adjustment session

o   Closed course training session for dirt, mud, rocks, sand, water and gravel.

o   Lunch break Q/A session (bring water & lunch)

Second Half of Day:

o   Trail etiquette and safety talk.

o   On-trail training – dirt roads, water crossings, mud, slippery terrain.

o   On-trail training – ascents and descents on loose gravel.

o   Q/A session including break to visit historical site.


Date: March 2nd, 2019

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom CA.

195 Placerville Road, Folsom CA 95630

Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 5pm)


In addition to skills training, Sierra Nevada Adventures offers a variety of dual sport adventure tours throughout California’s historic Gold Country to remote wagon routes and ghost towns in the Sierra Nevada. We also offer guided tours to remote corners of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park to the Central Pacific Coast including the Lost Coast in Northern California.



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Date Selected: March 2nd 2019

Cost: $125.00Open Spots: 3Ride Days: 1
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Starbucks 195 Placerville Road , Folsom , CA 95630
Additional Info: Please have a full tank of gas and be ready to ride! Hotel if needed: Hampton Inn and Suites Folsom, CA (NOT included) Questions:
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Motorcycle Tours, Terms and Conditions:

Riders will be required to carry a valid U.S. or similar International drivers license with valid motorcycle license endorsement.
Riders must demonstrate solid riding ability.
Riders must be at least 21 years of age.
Helmets are required by law and must be worn by all riders.

Booking Requirements:
Tours: You will be responsible for your own motorcycle, food, gas, & lodging costs and any incidentals along the way.

Payments for the tour can be made in U.S. funds by VISA / MasterCard / AMEX / Discover. If completing the registration on-line, please remember to print and complete the waiver and bring it with you to the event. Tours require payment in full with registration.

Cancellation Policy:
Payment for the Tours is due at time of registration. There are no refunds 0-14 days before departure. If you do need to cancel, we would be happy to apply your payment to a future tour. There will be no refunds for unused services or accommodations once the tour has started. If you cancel a Tour 14 days or less prior to the tour date, there will be a $25 cancellation fee. There are no refunds if you cancel 72 hours or less prior to the tour, however tour fees can be applied to future tours. We rarely cancel or postpone a trip, but we reserve the right to do so when necessary: due to dangerous weather conditions or other reasons beyond our control. In the event of such an occurrence, we will refund your fees or apply them to another trip, but we are not responsible for any travel expenses incurred.

Travel Insurance:
Participants are responsible for their own medical insurance.

Storing unneeded luggage or gear:
If you are coming in the region with more gear than you can carry on your bike, or possibly are on an extended vacation, it's commonplace to locate a place to store this extra gear. If you are renting a motorcycle, typically the rental facility will be more than happy to store your luggage or spare gear. This is also commonplace with area hotels. Arrive a day early at your local lodging facility and request they store your extra gear. They'll be happy to comply.

Meals are NOT included in the tour cost so please bring some extra money to be able to partake in the restaurant’s the group will frequent. What is commonplace on the rides is the participants all split the ticket, or simply get separate tickets.

Overnight Tours: Lodging is always pre-booked for you. However, you will be responsible for your lodging costs. Sierra Nevada Adventures Motorcycle Tours will reserve a block of rooms for our tour participants months in advance. Our lodging typically is in Best Western or Holiday Inn type motels that have a pool and jacuzzi, and typically are within walking distance to our dinner destination. Costs range $70-$150 per night depending on the region of California we are in.

Arriving early:
If you are arriving the day prior to the tour, refer to the tour description for a link to a local recommended lodging facility near the launch point for the tour. If you are traveling some distance to reach the launch point, arriving the night prior will ensure you're fresh and ready to ride Friday morning!

When riding in California, we highly recommend that you dress in layers, to adjust to change of weather. In addition, Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours strongly recommends you wear motorcycle specific protective gear while riding a motorcycle. Temperatures during California summers are warm, although the variety of terrain covered in your tours will experience a wide range of temperature and weather conditions.

Tour Safety:
Helmets are required by law in California and Nevada. Tour participants are responsible for any traffic violations they might incur during the tour. Alcohol or drug use during the course of the tour is not permitted under any circumstance or while riding the motorcycle. Over-consumption of alcohol during our evening stop-overs is discouraged also, though we want everyone to have a good time!

California Weather:
The weather in California is often rather predictable during the summer months, namely six months straight of sunshine. Our tour dates are chosen to take advantage of our beautiful summer days, but despite our best efforts, we cannot control the weather, so please come prepared for the possibility of spring/ fall rain showers or summer heat as we will be covering a wide range of climates from high mountain elevations, to coastal areas. Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours reserves the right to make modifications to the tour at any time for any reason.

Bringing your own bike:
The majority of riders on Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours ride their own motorcycles. Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours is by no means a brand specific company. We welcome all makes of motorcycles and tour participants from all walks of life. We only ask if you bring your own motorcycle to ensure you have a new, or nearly new, set of tires and have your motorcycle in excellent running condition. Please ensure your motorcycle is ready to make a week long tour or more. Also consider obtaining some type of road side service for your motorcycle prior to arriving for your tour. You also might find it convenient to trailer your motorcycle to our starting point. If you need a place to store your vehicle and trailer, we can accommodate you provided you're arriving the day before the tour date.

Shipping your own bike:
Often, shipping your bike to your tour destination will about equal the price of a rental bike- however, you'll need to be in California at least 7-9 days to break even. If you plan on riding for a month, it will be cheaper to ship your bike across the domestic United States. Shippers may also require extended shipping times. For example, here for a month? Your shipper may require 2 weeks on the front side, and 2 weeks on the backside of your trip. Motorcycles normally ship uncrated with minimal fuel and are transported business to business. Our rental facilities will be more than happy to receive your motorcycle and have it ready when you arrive. If you would feel more comfortable aboard your own motorcycle, our helpful staff is happy to aid you with this option. We have also seen shippers deliver to dealers also to add to helping you providing a commercial setting to receive your bike.

Renting a motorcycle:
Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours does not rent motorcycles. However, we are more than happy to aid you in your rental process. BMW's and KTM’s dual sport adventure motorcycles are readily available in the San Francisco Bay Area. To ensure you get the bike you want, reserve at least 3 months in advance. Call the rental facility of your choice direct to have them familiarize you with the rental process and costs. Riders will typically pick up the bike the day before the tour date, and arrange to drop it off the following morning at open of business to return the motorcycle. Contact us for questions about rental options.

Non-U.S. Residents:
You must have your passport with you at all times when renting or touring with us if you are not a permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

Flight Arrangements:
Sierra Nevada Adventures Motorcycle Tours does not, and cannot, make flight arrangements, nor is the cost of your flight or travel cost to the starting point included in the tour price.
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Adventure Training Day Ride
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