Colorado Backcountry Discovery Training Tour


July 22-29, 2022 

Cost: $4195    ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR    (Save $400 if Paid in Full by March 31, 2022)  

Tour limited: minimum 8, maximum 10 riders

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, healthy meals, and Support Vehicle.  Guaranteed stupendous, majestic, and delightfully variable scenery of Colorado’s high country and desert!  You’ll work hard riding challenging terrain, relish the sweet glow of accomplishment and pride with women who share your passion and courage!

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.

Ride and train with Elspeth Beard, the iconic British Woman who rode her BMW around the world (1982-1984,) author of “Lone Rider.”  Tour riders will attend a presentation of Elspeth’s riveting journey and a private book signing event.  Elspeth is humble, wickedly funny, and is looking forward to finally getting to ride the glorious Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Beginning in March, we will host monthly online training meetings to teach riders how to prepare themselves and their motorcycles for this exquisite, magnificent, and challenging adventure!

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


FRIDAY 7/22/22: Afternoon/Evening Registration, Riders Meeting, and welcome dinner. (The tour will begin and end in Grand Junction, CO)

SATURDAY 7/23/22 : Rider range training in Grand Junction.  Coaches begin teaching skills required to safely complete tour.

SUNDAY 7/24/22: 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 7/25/22: Carbondale to Leadville. Primary route follows 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 (30/70 pavement/dirt).  EZBDR alternate follows back roads to Aspen and over Independence Pass to Leadville (95/5 pavement/dirt).

TUESDAY 7/26/22: Leadville to Buena Vista via COBDR 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.)  There are several “bail outs” via pavement for an easier route to Buena Vista.

WEDNESDAY 7/27/22: 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 riverbanks, and more (10/90 road/dirt).

THURSDAY 7/28/22: 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 7/29/22: Ouray to Grand Junction: We’ll ride pavement to Montrose, cross over to dirt on the Uncompahgre Plateau returning to Grand Junction via the Continental Divide. (15/85 pavement/dirt)

REGISTER HERE Colorado Backcountry Teaching Tour