Adventure Motorcycle Training near me Idaho


LENGTH: 2 OR 3 days

BASE cost: $1,200


The Idaho ADV training is the ONLY location in the country that takes riders to a new location every day. Unlike traditional Adventure Training Camps that train at a set location, the Idaho training takes you into the real world filled with the challenges you will face when traveling through the backcountry. Every day has a unique feel and the lessons evolve and change based on how the class performs and what the weather is doing.

Whether you are still new to off-road or off-pavement riding or an expert ADV rider, the same core off road motorcycle skills need development.  The Challenge Training doesn’t offer any secret formulas not taught during the traditional ADV Camps but instead offers the same lessons and skills in more challenging environments (hence the name Challenge Training). Also because this training takes place in the real world there are no guarantees that all riders are ready for every challenge or that all the lessons we hope to cover will be covered. This training embodies the spirit of adventure with all its rewards, risk and unpredictability. 

Training will take place on terrain that will likely include elements of Class 3 terrain or higher. Riders are not expected to be able to ride at that level when they arrive (after all it’s a school and our job to get you there) but riders MUST come with the mental fortitude and physical ability to handle their motorcycle in threatening environments.

Your Questions... Answered

1.  Can I bring my Honda Grom? (or fill in the blank with any other kind of motorcycle):
No. Although this class is not exclusive towards so-called adventure bikes or dualsport bikes, you will need a bike that can do highway speeds and has proper power and ground clearance to ride through the challenges that will be presented along the way. However you can ride your Grom in a standard ADV Camp. 

Dirt bikes and small dualsports (like the Yamaha XT-250) are welcome and may be the best choice for many riders. Although training is geared towards larger bikes, the challenges presented are real and rider safety and success trump ego and bragging rights. Three-wheelers and sidecars are NOT suitable due to the unique skills needed to ride those off-pavement.  All bikes must be licensed and street-legal.

2. Which tires should I have on my bike?
If weather is good, 50/50 tires will be the minimum standard for this training.

3. Do I have to buy new boots?
Maybe. Due to the high risk of falls and the prevalence of rocks and sand you MUST arrive with boots that meet the Enduro standard as a minimum. Some adventure boots do meet this standard however almost every boot with the name “Adventure” in the name does not meet this safety standard. You can find a video on how to select a proper boot on YouTube.

Hint: The more you can feel your controls and the more you don’t mind walking in your boots the less protective they are.  Some people choose not to wear heavier boots because they can’t feel the controls. Being able to “feel” the controls underfoot is not essential. You can easily determine if you’ve shifted or if you’re braking even while wearing the heaviest motocross boots. Also, by practicing in dirt bike or motocross boots, you will learn how much pressure is needed to shift and/or brake.

4.  Do I bring my own food?
Yes. We supply a lot of snacks throughout the day that should accommodate most dietary preferences but you will be responsible for your meals.  The welcome dinner and graduation dinner are provided at local restaurants.

5. Will water be provided?
Yes, we will carry bottled water as well as a larger drinking water source so you can fill up your water bladders or refill water bottles as needed.

6.  Can I bring my RV / camper van / bike trailer?
There are RV friendly campgrounds in the area as well as boondocking on nearby BLM land (note: our training changes location every day based on weather and group skill, so it’s impossible to determine whether your chosen campsite will be close to training).

7.  What hotel do you recommend?
There is a Best Western in Caldwell, and also a Holiday Inn and a Fairfield Inn in Nampa near restaurants.

8. May I arrive early?
You can, but we won’t be there!

9. Am I too old to take your class?
Maybe. Learning to ride a motorcycle off-road is mentally and physically challenging, but we have seen numerous riders in their 70’s do well while much younger riders struggle due to poor physical conditioning. Age matters, but it’s not about age. You can’t change your age but you can change your health. We strongly encourage you to come in the best physical condition you can manage. We teach low-energy riding techniques however learning by its very nature is not low-energy.

10. Can I bring my family with me?
Family members and significant others are welcome to stay with you at your hotel. As much as we’d like to accommodate those accompanying you during training, we need to focus on the paying customers and your family can spend time with you before and after class. 

11.  May I take the class double-up or with my pillion rider?
No, unless you gain prior authorization. If you feel your skills are good enough to train with a passenger contact us directly by email to set up an interview.

12. Is there a motorcycle rental company nearby?
Yes, Into the Horizon is a small local company that rents ADV bikes for reasonable prices.  Keep in mind, you may be tipping over (hopefully not crashing) during training so make sure your borrowed bike has crash protection.

These questions have all been asked by other students.  If you find your question has not been answered, please email us at motoguru@brettkacs.com.  Your question may be added to this list.

Included in your cost: Instruction and personal coaching, snacks, beverages, welcome dinner, graduation dinner, dedicated support vehicle for emergencies.

Not included in your cost: All meals aside from those listed above, gasoline, alcohol, travel or medical insurance, campsites, hotel rooms, gratuities or your motorcycle – we do not provide motorcycles.