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Intro to Adventure!

Beginner - Intermediate
2 Days, 2 Nights.  (camping included, lodging available nearby)
The ultimate educational weekend for those new to Adventure riding


The learning curve for proficient and independent adventure riding can be quite steep.  So many questions; What bike to buy?  How to best ride it? What gear to wear? What to do when things go wrong?

We plan to answer all these questions and more during this weekend event.  Beginner rider training, Beginner and Intermediate Adventure rides, gear demos, first-aid seminar and mechanical demonstrations are what you can expect during this weekend-long Adventure clinic and ride.

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$ 1010

$35 discount for AMA members
Upcoming Tour Dates: 

May 3-5, 2024 - SOLD OUT
May 31 - June 2, 2024 - One Spot Left!
July 19-21, 2024 - SOLD OUT
September 27-29, 2024
October 4-6, 2024
  • Local, experienced guides and coaches

  • Seminars taught by experts in their field

  • 2 nights of dispersed, remote camping in pastoral setting

  • 2 incredibly delicious campfire dinners

  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday

  • Unique trail ride with instruction and support

  • Extra bikes and tools on hand

  • Rider training on private course

  • Guided rides; beginner and intermediate.

  • First aid course led by local EMT

  • Camping on site within Green Mountain National Forest

  • Hot meals, Breakfast and Dinner

  • Riding gear presentation with Klim representative

  • Tech Seminars

  • Extra bikes and tools on hand

  • AMA sanctioned event


Private, primitive camping area along the beautiful New Haven river and within the Green Mountain National Forest.  Clean portable toilet on site. Please bring your own camping equipment, be it a tent, hammock or truck bed camper.



Day 1

  • Arrive at training grounds

  • Meet & greet

  • Bike adjustment session

  • Dinner served - Menu below

  • Campfire

  • Camping

Day 2

  • Breakfast- Menu below

  • Trail etiquette and safety talk

  • Off road training begins

  • Lunch at General store (not included)

  • ​Rider safety seminar with EMT, Mike Leyden

  • Gear demo 

  • Dinner - Menu below

  • Campfire

     Day 3

  • Breakfast- Menu below

  • Bike packing demonstration

  • On-trail training  - small hills, mud, rocky trails.

  • Lunch at general store(not included)

  • On-trail training - moderate hills, water crossings.

  • Bike loading talk

  • Course summary and wrap-up


*All obstacles are "challenge by choice"  There are no mandatory activities and there is always a go-around.

Tenere Training

Friday Evening: We start things off with a 14-hour smoked Brisket. Slaw and beans round out the smoky, deliciousness.  

Vegetarian option: Homemade bean burger 


Saturday Morning:  Sausage, local egg, VT cheddar on English Muffin, fresh fruit and some healthy snacks in case you need a boost mid-morning.  Nix the sausage for the vegetarians.

Saturday Evening:  Our moderately famous, 3-day marinated chicken thighs, dubbed "MotoVermont Chicken" cast iron sautéed over an open fire.  Followed by vegetables and Potatoes all on the open fire.

Lake Champlain Chocolate S'mores. 


Sunday Morning:  Remember that Brisket from Friday night?... Well, it's back as a breakfast hash, seared on a cast iron flat top over an open fire.  Local eggs cooked fresh to order.

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Dispersed camping on site in a beautiful pastoral field with a crystal clear river on property.   Portable bathroom on site, but no shower facilities - just the river :)   Self contained small RV's or campers are welcome.


Hotels and Inns are close by if camping is not your preference. 

   (Please also review our Rules & Regs page)
  • Motorcycle endorsement holder

  • Rider should be in good health and able to endure several hours on bike each day

  • Bike should be in good running and street-legal condition; registered, insured and thoroughly checked over.

  • Bike should be equipped with good, off-pavement tires and engine case protection.  Feel free to contact MotoVermont with bike-specific tire recommendations.

  • Minimum Required Safety Gear:

    • Full-face, DOT approved helmet.

    • Goggles or sunglasses with good eye coverage and acrylic lenses.

    • Tall, sturdy boots that offer good ankle support.  Sneakers and other low-top shoes are NOT acceptable.

    • Gloves

    • Riding jacket with shoulder, back and elbow protection.  Hard-shell armor is highly recommended for elbows, shoulders, chest and back.

    • Sturdy pants.  Motorcycle-specific pants preferred.  Hard-shell knee guards recommended.


Mike Leyden is a Paramedic with extensive training and experience in wilderness medicine, search and rescue and emergency management.  He also enjoys adventure riding around New England on his BMW F800GS.


Eric Milano is the founder of MotoVermont.  He has led hundreds of tours through Vermont and New England and has worked with motorcycle training for several years.


Spenser Peterson has worked with MotoVermont for over 10 years and is well versed in motorcycle touring.  He will lead the tech seminar during this event.

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