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Introduction to off-road riding

Overview

If you are proficient on the road, but new to off-road motorcycling and wish to improve your confidence and skill, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at adventure (dual sport) bikes as well as off-road, enduro bikes. For those who intend to do the Weekend, intermediate off-road riding course, Advanced off-road riding course, or the dirt bike fundamentals course, it is the perfect stepping stone.

What you will learn

  • Basic theory of how to ride a motorbike
  • How to balance the bike when riding
  • Motorcycle throttle and clutch control
  • The correct body position on the bike
  • Basic off-road riding skills, tips and techniques
  • Emergency braking on gravel roads
 

Weekend, intermediate off-road riding

Overview

JOY is knowing you can follow the trail, wherever it leads. It is having the skill to overcome obstacles; the confidence to embrace adventure.

The three-day Intermediate off-road riding course is a natural progression from the introduction course. Its steady learning curve builds confidence; encouraging you to gradually push boundaries in a controlled environment. All aspects of off-road riding are covered, from an improved understanding of the fundamentals to overcoming obstacles and riding sand. With up to 30 exercises, you are guaranteed to leave a safer and more competent rider - able to enjoy any off-road adventure at any time!

Prior participation in an Introduction to off-road riding course is not compulsory, but highly recommended. If you have previously completed an Introduction to off-road riding course; or you are confident when riding on tar, then you are well equipped to attend this course.

Join us for a weekend of thrills, learning and laughing!

What you will learn

  • Important theory on off-road riding and motorcycling in general
  • In-depth discussions on protective clothing, tyre pressure, trouble shooting etc.
  • General bike maintenance
  • Balance exercises
  • Overcoming obstacles such as thick sand, water, logs & holes in the road, uphills & downhills etc.
  • Emergency braking
  • LOTS more!
 

Accelerated weekend, intermediate off-road riding

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Overview

You asked for it. Here it is. You have completed the Introduction to Off-Road Riding Course. You want to get maximum benefit and JOY from your biking investment, without spending money on travel and amazing venues. Join us for this weekend, without having to take time off work, and be amazed at what Bloemfontein can offer - pure learning and riding benefit for two days! Building on the skills gained from the Introduction training, without repeating all the detail, and covering the full Weekend Off-Road Riding Course program.

This two-day course is aimed at the the off-road/dual sport/adventure rider of some experience, who has had Introductory training in the specific skill set required for off-road riding. It is a very intensive course, which will not only help you build your confidence to take to off-road riding at any time, but also to help eradicate the bad habits of self taught riding and in general become a safer rider.

It is compulsory that you have attended our entry level course Introduction to off-road riding as we continue to build on the basics in this course. We believe that only when your basics are firm, will you be able to really excel and develop into a good rider.

If a weekend of thrills, of learning and laughing, whilst building yourself as an off-road rider, is what you expect, you will not be disappointed!

What you will learn

  • Theory of motorcycle dynamics in off-road conditions - understanding why and how the motorcycle responds to rider input
  • Being 100% in control of your motorcycle in all situations
  • Practical exercises in a wide range of terrain conditions, but in a safe and controlled environment
  • Lots of riding during the weekend!
 

Advanced off-road riding

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Overview

There are those who possess the skill and confidence to venture into the unknown. Riders who attempt to follow every trail, regardless of where it leads. Their bikes ridden with equal portions of aggression and finesse. They embrace every obstacle along the way. They seek it... They are ADVANCED

Experienced off-road riders will be delighted by the four-day, advanced off-road riding course. The course is challenging and teaches the salient points of the craft. It is essential that you have mastered all the techniques taught at the intermediate course - and be riding fit - to fully benefit from the advanced course.

What you will be scored on

  • Level of skills
  • Overall fitness
  • Safety awareness
  • Environmental awareness
  • Overall "sharpness"
  • Level of camaraderie
  • Motorcycle preservation
 

Sand riding

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Overview

This course is aimed at exactly what the title suggests - sand riding - and is aimed at any and all who aim to overcome their fear of riding in sand.

The course starts on Friday morning and ends with Sunday lunch. It covers all aspects of sand riding and provides a steady learning curve.

This course is great for anyone lacking a bit of confidence when riding sand or for those who need to get rid of bad habits that may have accumulated over years of self-taught riding. Having completed this course, you will be able to ride sand with confidence!

What you will learn

  • Important theory on sand riding
  • In-depth discussions on protective clothing, tyre pressure, trouble shooting etc.
  • General bike maintenance
  • Balance exercises
  • Overcoming obstacles such as thick sand, water, logs & holes in the road, uphills & downhills etc.
  • Emergency braking
  • Outride
 

Dirt bike fundamentals for enduro riders

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Overview

This course has been designed for riders of off-road or enduro bikes - typically between 125cc and 550cc.

The course covers all aspects of riding a dirt bike, right up to advanced techniques used for crossing difficult terrain.

What you will learn

  • Riding position & riding style when riding your bike
  • Balancing & slow riding, to improve skill on your bike in difficult terrain
  • High speed cornering, wheelies and stoppies
  • Jumping a dirt bike
  • Crossing over large logs and holes with your bike
  • Emergency stops on gravel
  • Steep uphills and downhills
  • How to ride rocks, 'whoops' and sand!
 
 

Eastern Cape

 
 

Port Elizabeth

For the convenience of participants who live in Eastern Cape, we are presenting the Introduction to Off-road Riding course close to Port Elizabeth. The venue has been specially prepared to simulate the basic off-road conditions to be able to train you in a safe environment.

Introduction to off-road riding

 

Free State

 
 

Loodsberg
Bloemfontein

You want to get maximum benefit and JOY from your biking investment, without spending money on traveling and amazing venues. Join us for this weekend, without having to take time off work, and be amazed at what Bloemfontein can offer - pure learning and riding benefit for two days.

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Gauteng

 
 

4mybike
Kempton Park

Country Trax Gauteng is located on the grounds of 4mybike in close proximity to the OR Tambo Airport. Central and convenient for all Gauteng riders.

Introduction to off-road riding

 

KwaZulu-Natal

 
 

Imbabala
Tugela

This is the perfect spot to learn off-road riding in all its forms and the only track where you can find Giraffe and Zebra as spectators. The Lodge itself has a beautiful bushveld setting, friendly staff and great catering.

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Pennington

Pennington is a well-known KZN vacation and retirement resort, approximately 45 minutes south of Durban. Riding terrain varies from district roads to sandy river crossings, paths in the forest and even a rocky outcrop for those feeling a little more adventurous.

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Limpopo

 
 

Polokwane

The Capricorn Racing Club is located in Polokwane - near the center of the Limpopo province. This facility offers a number of carefully selected training areas where riders can safely participate in off-road exercises.

Conveniently located opposite the Capricorn Racing Club, is the Polokwane Game and Caravan park. Your family can go for a game drive while you "Double your skills and halve your fears!"

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Mpumalanga

 
 

Amersfoort

The 600-hectare Country Trax site is situated near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga, and Jan du Toit has specially designed and prepared the facilities for off-road training of the highest standard.

Weekend, intermediate off-road riding

 

Northern Cape

 
 

Witsand

Against the rust-red sands of the Kalahari, the 'roaring' white sand dunes of Witsand Nature Reserve are a mysterious natural phenomenon. More of a rumble than a roar, one must be within close proximity of the dunes to hear their unique sound.

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Western Cape

 
 

Bodemloos Kombuis
Grabouw

Bodemloos Kombuis is located in the Elgin Valley near Grabouw, an hour's drive from Cape Town. This venue offers a great combination of open areas covered with grass, gravel roads between orchards and single tracks in the woods.

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George

For the convenience of participants who live in the Garden Route, we are presenting the Introduction to Off-road Riding course in George.

The venue has been specially prepared to simulate the basic off-road condition in order for us to provide training in a safe environment.

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Mountain Pastures
Uniondale

The Mountain Pastures Academy is situated 20 km east of Uniondale in the Eastern Cape. It was developed in 2004 and boasts a specialized oval track in addition to the usual training amenities.

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Njalo Njalo Safaris
Touws River

Njalo-Njalo Safaris boasts ideal training facilities with an abundance of natural obstacles. Situated near Touws River, this venue offers breathtaking Karoo scenery and plenty of wildlife - courtesy of the farm's game breeding programme. Comfortable accommodation and farm style catering provide the energy needed to fully benefit from a three-day course.

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