Tour limited: minimum 8, maximum 10 riders
Due to overwhelming response, we have added a second Colorado Backcountry Training Tour July 23-30, 2021 which follows the same itinerary.
Loop tour begins and ends in Grand Junction, Colorado. Our 8 night 7 day tour begins with one day rider range training in Grand Junction. On the second day we travel from Grand Junction to the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route near Gypsum, Colorado. We will adhere to the breathtaking official BDR routes (primary and alternate) until arriving in Ouray, Colorado. From Ouray we will return to Grand Junction.
SHEADV coach, Shalmarie Wilson and ADVWoman, Pat Jacques keep your safety as their utmost concern. Enjoy the glorious company of our travelling tribe of moto sisters, restful hotel lodging, and healthy meals. Guaranteed stupendous, majestic, and delightfully variable scenery of Colorado’s high country and desert! You’ll work hard riding challenging terrain and relish the sweet glow of accomplishment and pride while bodies relax in delicious hot springs.
(July 2-9) This is a once in a lifetime trip as we will be joined by international celebrity, the inimitable Elspeth Beard, the first British woman to ride her motorcycle around the world way back in 1982! Her achievement went largely unnoticed until 2008 when a small article was published. As grassroots interest grew, Elspeth dusted off photos, letters, and journals hidden in the back of a cupboard. Her critically acclaimed book “Lone Rider” is a must read which has been translated into multiple languages and is available in audio format. Here’s your chance to ride with a legend!
(July 23-30) Speaking of legends, 2020 GS Trophy International Female Team member, Lisa Taylor is joining our July 23-30 tour! Lisa has earned many accolades for her outstanding achievements. Most recently, she represented the USA on the 2020 BMW GS Trophy International Female Team in New Zealand. One of the best female riders in the world, Lisa was awarded this honor after becoming the top US Woman rider and then competing against 31 participants from 20 countries in Spain.
Lisa began riding dirt bikes at age 4 on a Honda 50 minibike. She is an Army veteran and a retired police detective. She spent 14 years on a police motorcycle and competed for many years in the Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition. She was one of only a few women to compete in these competitions and earned trophies in both team and individual events. Lisa took to road and drag racing for fun and to improve her skills. In 2016, she was invited to join Kerry Alter’s Landspeed Racing Team racing at Bonneville Salt Flats and various landspeed competitions. She reached a top speed of 226 mph on a nitrous powered Suzuki Hayabusa. In 2017, Lisa became an MSF RiderCoach and helps guide new riders through the learning process. She is a huge supporter of continual training and is always striving to master her own skills.
Lisa is humble, unassuming, and genuine. She looks forward to being a part of ADVWoman’s Colorado Backcountry Training Tour showing you the amazing scenery in her home state. We are privileged and honored that she is riding with us!
Rider skill level required- Intermediate to Expert off road skills. We recommend smaller dual sport motorcycles. Larger adventure bikes require “expert” off road skills and fitness. Street legal bikes capable of 60MPH and 100-mile fuel range. We offer EZ BDR alternate routes for two of the more difficult days. We will stay in hotels and dine at restaurants. Support vehicle to carry luggage. All riders must carry tools, and pack lunch on their motorcycle. There will be two to three guides. On difficult routes one guide will lead the primary route and second guide will lead EZBDR alternate route.
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We are accepting $500 deposit for this extremely limited tour. Reserve your spot now.