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D.A.R.T. ADV Motorcycle Train/Tour Lvl 1-2

Price $1699 $1499 4 Nights / 3 Days
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D.A.R.T. ADV Motorcycle Train/Tour Lvl 1-2

$1699 $1499 per person
D.A.R.T. Off-Road Motorcycle Tour and Training Level 1 & 2 • July 9-13, 2021

Immersion Training and Tour with Dragoo Adventure Rider Training (D.A.R.T.) 

Our goal is to provide a fully immersive, off-road motorcycle train/tour experience for riders who are ready to take big bikes off the beaten path. Participants will gain skills to leave the pavement and take the road less traveled with confidence.

Getting your big beast into the great unknown can be a daunting task, but with professional guidance, you’ll gain necessary tools for success. The DART immersion tour and off-road motorcycle training is designed for riders with little or no experience off road. In addition, those with a dirt bike background or who are transitioning to larger machines.

Focus on Fundamentals

Level 1 and 2 training will focus on balance and control; rather than using muscle and speed to get safely through the rough. Our building-block exercises will help you become comfortable with body position, slow-speed maneuvering, line selection, climbing, descending, braking and more. Firstly, we will work on  off-road motorcycle drills and skill development in a controlled environment. Secondly, your experience will extend to actual obstacles on real trails.

Each off-road motorcycle train/tour session is a 4-night/3-day all-inclusive program. In addition to gourmet meals at the Historic Hisega Lodge, your days will be filled with riding, training and camaraderie. You, along with like-minded riders will be lucky enough to explore the best kept secrets  of the Black Hills.
A chase vehicle will join us at stops, providing trailside snacks, lunch and additional support as needed.

Exact routing and training elements are subject to change with conditions.

Bill Dragoo (D.A.R.T.) is a BMW-certified instructor. Bill has designed his training around “building-block” exercises that bolster confidence and skill as you progress from one to another. He is undoubtedly dedicated to the training of new and experienced riders alike.

Read more about Bill Dragoo.

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Arrival: Friday
Friday arrival can be arranged at anytime but usually starts around 2pm. Check in and get comfortable with you accommodations. Reception dinner is at 6:30pm where you'll get to know Bill and the other riders.
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Day 1: Saturday
The first day of your adventure starts with an amazing group breakfast and fresh roasted coffee. The rest of the day is all training and will build your skills for the days to come. We’ll travel to nearby locations that compliment Bill’s training program. You’ll learn your motorcycle with a series of drills giving you the confidence to tackle the days ahead.  Lunch is served out on the trail and dinner at the lodge after the day's adventures.
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Day 2 & 3: Sunday & Monday
Days 2 and 3 are spent immersing yourself in the area and discovering a fraction of the 3,600 miles of roads and trails the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota has to offer. While we are riding, we don’t forget about training. We will take opportunities to practice a few more skills and drills, as trails allow, for a truly immersive, one of a kind experience. Lunch is served out on the trail and dinner at the lodge after the day's adventures.
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What to Expect:
What you can expect from training:
  • Proper body position for off-road riding
  • Balance skills
  • Throttle and clutch skills
  • Tight turning
  • Off-road braking skills
  • Traction control
  • Failed hill climb recovery
  • How to tackle and avoid obstacles
What to expect while touring:
  • 60-90 miles of mostly gravel roads, double track and trails 
  • Support/Chase vehicle 
  • Terrain varies depending on the conditions. We’ll prepare you for what’s to come. 
  • Lunch on the trail
  • Adventure! We prepare for most things but you never know what the trail might throw at you.
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What's Included in Your Experience:
  • Comfortable, relaxing accommodations at the Hisega Adventure Lodge
  • All meals
  • Post-ride beer and wine
  • Trail snacks
  • Off-road skills training day
  • Three days of on-trail training and touring
  • Support/Chase vehicle
  • Good times, fresh skills, amazing food and new friends
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What to Bring:
  • Motorcycle (any brand or size will do)
  • Off road/Adventure tires (50/50 or knobbier is highly recommended)
  • Rider protection 
  • DOT or Snell certified helmet, full-face protection is preferred
  • CE rated elbow, knee, shoulder and hip protection (highly recommended)
  • Tall, sturdy adventure riding boots
  • Gloves 
  • Rain layer
  • Hydration pack with compartment for snacks 
  • A great attitude!
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Tips for your days of Training and Touring:
It all starts with attitude. The drills can be taxing and frustrating but remember you’re here to learn and perfect skills. When drills get hard take a deep breath reset and try again. Luggage is bulky and support is never far away during your stay. Bikes will be luggage free to keep the bike light for training. Panniers, tail and tank bags will be left at the lodge to allow you maximum opportunities for fun and adventure. This is training and bikes get dumped regularly. If you don’t have crash bars or hand guards it may be time for the investment. They are much cheaper than new fairings. Ride where you're comfortable but don’t be afraid to stretch that comfort zone. Most of this is new to you and you can only progress if you try. Riding off road for three days straight is hard. Start working out now, increasing your strength and cardio in preparation.
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Location
Our adventures are all based out of the Hisega Adventure Lodge, a 111 year old lodge in the easternmost section of the Black Hills National Forest, twenty minutes from Rapid City Center. Here you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature — the wind blowing through the ponderosa pines and the relaxing babble of Rapid Creek as it flows along the property. Our group rides all take place in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest, on designated trails.
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Getting here
Hisega Adventure Lodge is located at 23101 Triangle Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702. The nearest airport, the Rapid City Regional Airport, is located 25 miles east of the Lodge. Transportation to and from the airport is available to all guests. For guests who choose to drive to the lodge, here are directions from well-known locations.
Sioux Falls, SD:
Take I-90 W 345 miles to Rapid City, then take exit 57 for I-190 S/US-16 W toward Black Hills National Forest/Mt. Rushmore/Downtown Rapid City. Stay on this road for roughly 1.5 miles, then turn right onto West Main St. In 5 miles, turn turn left onto Jackson Blvd/SD-44. You'll stay on this road for 9.3 miles. You'll see a sign for Hisega Lodge, and will turn left onto Hisega Rd. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.
Minneapolis, MN:
Head out of Minneapolis on US-169 S. Take this for approximately 73 miles, then continue straight onto MN-60 W for 87 miles, then turn right onto I-90. Stay on I-90 for 399 miles then take exit 57 for I-190 S/US-16 W toward Black Hills National Forest/Mt. Rushmore/Downtown Rapid City. Stay on this road for roughly 1.5 miles, then turn right onto West Main St. In 5 miles, turn turn left onto Jackson Blvd/SD-44. You'll stay on this road for 9.3 miles. You'll see a sign for Hisega Lodge, and will turn left onto Hisega Rd. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.
Denver, CO:
Head North on I-25 N. You'll stay on this for around 110 miles. You'll enter Wyoming, pass Cheyenne, then take exit 17 for US-85 N toward Torrington. Stay on US-85 N (which will merge with US-18 E at Lusk, WY) for 178 miles. Then turn right to stay on US-18 E and head into South Dakota. Stay on US-18 E for 34 miles, then turn left onto SD-89 N. Continue on SD-89 N for 57 miles, merging with US-385 N at Pringle, SD and US-16 E at Custer. Turn right onto SD-44 E and drive 7.7 miles, then turn right onto Hisega Road. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.
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Dates:
In 2021, we are offering two different levels with Bill! • Level 1-2; July 9-13 • Level Up; July 14-18

We have 2 sessions for the Off-Road Motorcycle Adventure in 2021

Please select your dates: