Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Here is your chance to learn from a BMW Certified Off-Road riding instructor. This fun, one day course will teach riders the FUNdamentals of off-road riding.  You will receive a great foundation to build upon and you'll overcome your fears of riding in the dirt. You will leave with a better understanding of what these large adventure bikes are capable of doing.  

What You Will Learn:
How to properly set up your motorcycle for off-road riding
Rider position and enduro steering for off-road riding
How to balance properly on a heavy adventure motorcycle
Introduction to riding on loose surfaces
How to ride slow and controlled
How and when to ride at full steering lock
Correct line of sight and body position
Emergency stopping/braking even on a slope
How to climb and descend hills

Lunch included.

Students must provide their own motorcycle and proper riding gear.

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Shawn L - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

I've been riding street bikes for 35 years and recently decided to experience off-road riding. Chris was extremely personable, knowledgeable, professional and supportive. Small group course which allowed for more individual focus.I was on the trails a few days later and found myself far more confident than I would have been had Chris not provided the skills for such riding. I highly recommend this course to anyone with or without any backroads experience. What a fun day.

Bob - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

Sat. April 22, 2017. This was my first off road course on my R12GS. Chris covered all the riding skills listed in the course description in a systematic way that helped us build our skills throughout the day. He took a very positive and supportive approach, provided time for practice, detection and correction, and reflection and discussion. He's clearly very knowledgable about all types of riding. Chris also had great snacks, stories, lots of water, and a good first aid kit. Thanks Chris!

Terry - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

This being my 3rd coarse with TNT I really enjoyed the Off Road Skills coarse. Chris as well as all the TNT instructors have a passion for motorbikes big and small that shines through in their instruction making learning new techniques fun and interesting. It's easy and enjoyable learning from people who have been there and done that. The OFF Road coarse added a whole new dimension to my riding. Even having done some gravel and dirt road riding in the past the skills I acquired at the coarse immediately gave me a new found confidence in my Adventure bike riding abilities on or off road. Keep up the good work TNT!

Nick - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

I started this course with limited off-road experience on dirt bikes and quads, and never rode my adventure bike off road. By the end of the course I was confidentially riding through the MX track and was comfortable with the extra weight that comes with Adventure bikes! Chris is a fantastic instructor and am excited for the more advanced off-road course there putting together! I plan to take a couple courses every year as there is so much to learn that I didn't know there was to learn!

Troy T - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

I have just completed the BMW Off Road Skills this past Sunday June 12. I currently own a 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure that I use primarily for touring. I have never had the bike off road and had no previous adventure bike off road experience or training prior to Sunday. I don't have any aspirations to run the Baha or Dakar rally's, but I did want to gain some confidence to take my bike off road down the odd gravel road or logging road as to what my bike is designed to do. I was quite nervous when I arrived and to make matters worse, it had rained very hard the Saturday night prior to the course, so the entire training area wet extremely wet and muddy, which only added to my nervousness. Chris quickly put me at ease and took the time to personally show me how to set up my bike for off road/endure style riding by making adjustments to my handle bars, levers and foot pegs, etc... Before I knew it with Chris's careful instruction, I was counter-steering, completing running starts, emergency stops, and completing emergency hill climb stops and hill climbs with a new found confidence! The hill climb was a blast on a 550 lb bike, (right Chris?) I enjoyed Chris's style of teaching as up front, non judgemental and informative. Even though I had no personal off road riding experience, Chris and his guest Caroline put me right at ease. I was doing things on my bike that until that morning, I did not think were possible for me to do! There's something to be said when you realize you are counter-steering with all your weight on the opposite footpeg and your knee wrapped around your fuel tank while completing a tight turn in the mud with a very heavy bike with road ties on like it was nothing at all, with the proper instruction. This is very confidence inspiring!! I left the course with a new found confidence and a good base in which to build my off road skills on. I strongly recommend that anyone with an interest to get their bike off the pavement for any stretch of time take this course, as it is not just for BMW owners, but for anyone with a desire to get their bike on the road less traveled. Thanks again for Chris and Caroline for all your guidance, it was time and money well spent! When is the Off Road Training Level 2 starting? Can't wait!!

Pierre - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016

WOW!!! What a nice course that was, I learned so much and there is so much still to learn. It is a true test of physical endurance and mental concentration. Some of the riding principles were so foreign and challenging to me, but made a world of difference in my riding capacities. A course like this is an eye opener and a must for all back road riders. Chris knows his stuff and can transmit the knowledge in an efficient and friendly way. Looking forward to Level 2...

Bob - Kelowna BC - BMW Off Road - BIG BiKE'S

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

Riding a BMW dual sport bike in BC is a blast! Understanding and praticing the proper techniques and skills that are required to get you up and down the mountain back roads safely is a must. This is a great coarse that teaches dual sport riders how to do what they love to do better. Many thanks to Chris at TNT, I learned a lot that will be put into practice and I look forward to level 2. And to Dave (owner of the BMW bike store in Kelowna) Bentley Motorrad for helping to make this coarse happen here. Happy Trails.