SHEADV is teaming up with ADVWoman

Colorado Backcountry Discovery Training Tour

THIRD ANNUAL ALL WOMAN  TOUR

July 2-9, 2021 SOLD OUT

July 23-30, 2021 ONLY 4 SPOTS REMAINING

Cost: $3995  Receive $400 discount if paid in full by 2/28/21 

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.

For questions email pat@advwoman.com

We are accepting $500 deposit for this extremely limited tour. Reserve your spot now.

REGISTER HERE Colorado Backcountry Teaching Tour

Colorado Backcountry Discovery Training Tour


DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 7/2/21: Afternoon/Evening Registration, Riders Meeting, and welcome dinner. (The tour will begin and end in Grand Junction, CO)

SATURDAY 7/3/21 : Rider range training in Grand Junction.  Coaches begin teaching skills required to safely complete tour.

SUNDAY 7/4/21: Grand Junction to Carbondale, CO. We’ll climb dirt roads out of the high desert onto the Grand Mesa then shift to lightly traveled back road pavement with sweeping corners,  long climbs and scenic vistas. (85/15 pavement/dirt)

MONDAY 7/5/21: Carbondale to Buena Vista. Primary route  will follow COBDR route through White River National Forest and over Hagerman pass (11,925′ elevation) toward Leadville.  This will be our first day of challenging riding We will save Weston Pass and 4 Mile OHV sections for tomorrow (30/70 pavement/dirt).  EZBDR alternate follows back roads to Aspen and over Independence Pass to Buena Vista (95/5 pavement/dirt).

TUESDAY 7/6/21: We remain in Buena Vista. Riders have the option of taking the entire day off soaking at Cottonwood Hot Springs or a 3/4 day ride over Weston Pass and through 4 Mile OHV area.  Today’s ride includes technical riding long water crossings and sand washes. (10/90 road/dirt)

WEDNESDAY 7/7/21: Buena Vista to Lake City :  This will be our longest day riding.  We follow the BDR Route over Cumberland Pass into Pitkin and then on past Wuanita Hot Springs.  If riders are tired, there is a “bail out” to ride pavement into Lake City.  Riders continuing on the official BDR route are treated to vast expanses of rolling hills, trembling aspen trees, magical tree lined river banks, and more (10/90 road/dirt).

THURSDAY 7/8/21: Lake City to Ouray: Perhaps the hardest, most beautiful riding you’ve ever done! Very challenging and majestic primary route up Cinnamon Pass, Hurricane Pass, and down Corkscrew Pass to the Million Dollar Highway into Ouray (5/95 pavement/dirt). EZBDR Alternate: Lake City to Blue Mesa Cutoff, to Cimmaron (65/35 pavement/dirt)

FRIDAY 7/9/21: Ouray to Grand Junction: We’ll ride pavement to Montrose, cross over to dirt on the Uncompahgre Plateau. At this point we leave alpine tundra dropping down in to Colorado’s dazzling canyon lands.  We’ll complete our ride on some the world’s best canyon roads surrounded by rich red canyon walls.  (85/15 pavement/dirt)

REGISTER HERE Colorado Backcountry Teaching Tour

Best of Utah and Colorado Training Tour

ALL WOMAN  TOUR
We are considering whether to offer this tour in 2021…TBD.

Cost: TBD

Tour limited minimum 4, maximum 6 riders

Loop tour begins and ends in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Rider skill level Intermediate to Expert off road skills. Small, lightweight, single cylinder street legal bikes only.  Motorcycles must be capable of 60MPH with 100-mile fuel range. Due to the amount of sand and technical riding, big bikes will not be allowed.  We will stay in hotels and dine at restaurants.  All riders must carry tools, clothing, toiletries, and pack lunch.  No support vehicle.  There will be two guides.  Riders need to be prepared to navigate changing, challenging terrain.  This also means we might need to back track or change routes “on the fly.”

For questions or to register email pat@advwoman.com

Best of Utah & Colorado Training Tour


DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 9/5/20: Registration, Riders Meeting, and welcome dinner. (The tour will begin and end in Grand Junction, CO)

SUNDAY 9/6/20 : Grand Junction to Moab (We will stay in Moab two nights.)

MONDAY 9/7/20:Local rides in and around Moab.

TUESDAY 9/8/20: Moab to Ouray (We will stay in Ouray two nights)

WEDNESDAY 9/9/20: Local rides in and around Ouray

THURSDAY 9/10/20: Ouray to Gunnison (We will stay in Gunnison two nights)

FRIDAY 9/11/20:Local rides in and around Gunnison

SATURDAY 9/12/20:Gunnison to Grand Junction via Kebler Pass and Land’s End Road.