2024 Group Training Event

5/23 to 5/27 in Grand Junction, Colorado
Cost $750-$950 Dependent on Lodging

Group Training will be limited to 16 riders, 8 per instructor.  Lead instructors are Pat Jacques and Shalmarie Wilson.

Of course, we will teach a LEVEL 1 session for new riders, but if you’ve trained with us before, you’re ready for more! New for 2024 we will focus on LEVEL 2 and LEVEL 2 PLUS training.

All riders will learn essential skills including how to handle the height and weight of tall ADV and dirt bikes, proper seated and standing body position, balance, clutch and throttle control, counterbalanced turning, braking on loose terrain, line choice, and riding obstacles.  LEVEL 2 means deeper ruts, steeper hills, loose rocks, deeper sand.  LEVEL 2 PLUS is about combinations of challenging terrain like really steep hills (think sand dunes) and combinations of steep, loose, tight turns, and sand.  This is the real deal!

Small class size means riders will receive lots of personal attention from professional coaches. Our step-by-step teaching method builds skills progressively meaning you’ll learn to ride slow in a straight line before you’ll learn to do slow turns. Build skills and confidence quickly with practical training which you will immediately apply. We will end the day with a short, fun scenic instructor led, beginner appropriate ADV ride.

Sunday, we’ll pack lunches and enjoy an all-day outride in the dazzling Escalante Canyon region.  It would be nice if the entire group could ride together, but we can split into LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 groups.

Grand Junction, Colorado Details:

Thursday May 23        Check In 4-5:30 PM at Cabin
Dinner 6:00PM at Cabin

Friday May 24               Level 1 Training 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Shal
Level 2 Training 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Pat
Dinner 6:00PM at Cabin

Saturday May 25          Level 2 Training 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Shal
Level 2+ Training 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Pat
Dinner 6:00PM at Cabin

Sunday May 26             Level 1 Outride 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Shal
Level 2 Outride 9AM-3:30PM (1 hour lunch break) with Pat
Dinner 6:00PM at Cabin

Monday May 27            Check Out 10AM

Rendezvous Cabin $950 LIMITED TO 6 PEOPLE. Includes a bed in a cabin with bathroom, kitchen, laundry, tv, Wi-Fi.  We rented an AirBNB property which is a beautifully remodeled barn home.  Bedroom 1- two single bed. Bedroom 2- one queen bed.  Bedroom 3- one queen bed and one bunk bed.  There is also room for air mattress.

Community dinner for everyone will be at Rendezvous Cabin.

Rendezvous Camping $750.  Free camping on BLM land approximately 2 miles from cabin.  KOA campground approximately 10 miles from cabin.  Camping and Cabin packages include healthy dinner at cabin.  This allows us to enjoy comradery and connection with each other.

Local Motorcycle Rentals: Rogue Moto in Grand Junction. www.roguemoto.co Phone: 970.644.5690

Travel Information:  Fly into Grand Junction Regional Airport.  AMTRAK train service to Grand Junction.

On Bike Training


It is crucial for off road and adventure riders to have skills to handle various terrain and conditions.  Safely negotiating gravel, sand, ruts, hills, water crossings, obstacles, and problems in the boonies requires specific expertise.  Our combination of on range rider training, skills integration on tracks and trails, and methods for dealing with common back country issues forms a comprehensive skill set.

You Will Learn:

  • How to handle the height and weight of ADV bikes

  • Proper seated & standing body position for balance & control

  • Finessing the clutch and throttle for low traction conditions

  • Counter balanced off road turning

  • Braking on loose terrain

  • Best line choice and how to ride obstacles

  • Differences between road and dirt riding

  • Build confidence and have fun

Meet the Instructors

                                   PAT JACQUES                                                                                  SHALMARIE WILSON

Pat Jacques is a former pro motocross racer who broke barriers racing all over the US against men and founder of ADVWoman.   She has the unique ability of breaking complexity down into simple steps and adapting her teaching style to each rider.  Her passion is empowerment through off road motorcycling.

Shalmarie Wilson is a certified MSF on-street motorcycle instructor, Dragoo Adventure Rider Training certified for off-road, and ADVWoman Certified Coach.  Her passion is helping people to ride safely and have fun!  Founder of SheADV, Shal is a well know coach in the ADV Community.