Off-Pavement Training at the St. Paul Rally
The BMW MOA Rider Performance University Off-Pavement Program has created a wide range of rider training opportunities for you at the 2014 MOA rally. Along with the street classes and GEARS Training for young riders there will be indoor seminars, off-road exhibitions and three levels of outside hands-on training. The tuition for all classroom sessions is included in your rally entrance fee.
We are pleased to announce that the BMW MOA Foundation has approved scholarships for ALL registered students in the off-road riding classes. The FREE training will be awarded on a first come, first served basis so SIGN-UP TODAY if you want to take advantage of this wonderful offer: https://bmwmoafoundation.webconnex.com/14rpu
Dirt Bike Training for Street Riders
Thursday, July 24, 800 a.m.- 400 p.m. Off-Pavement Training Range #1
This class is perfect for street riders who want to learn how to handle dirt or gravel in construction zones and detours. It is also a great way to learn slow speed parking lot control using body position and clutch friction zone. Small dirt bikes will be provided for your use in the class or you may use your own motorcycle if it has suitable tires. Enrollment is limited. The cost for this intensive six-hour Motorcycle Safety Foundation class will be paid by the BMW MOA Foundation on a first come, first served basis.
Woman Only Dirt Bike Training
Friday, July 25, 800 a.m.- 400 p.m. Off-Pavement Training Range #1
This beginner-level class is a wonderful opportunity for women to learn to deal with less than perfect conditions. You will learn how to do slow, tight turns, go over bumps and handle poor traction with a smile. Small dirt bikes will be provided for your use in the class or you may use your own motorcycle if it has suitable tires. Enrollment is limited. The cost for this intensive six-hour Motorcycle Safety Foundation class will be paid by the BMW MOA Foundation on a first come, first served basis.
Off-Pavement GS Training.
The world class instructors from the U.S. Rider Academy (BMW Performance Center) will present three different two-hour intermediate level classes on how to ride the BMW GS to it?s design capacity in off-road situations.
Thursday: July 24, 8:30 am - 10:30 am+ Off-Pavement Training Range #2
Friday: July 25, 8:30 am -1 0:30 am+ Off-Pavement Training Range #2
Saturday: July 26, 8:30 am - 10:30 am+ Off-Pavement Training Range #2
Each class will focus on control selection and body position to reduce stress in rough conditions. Students must bring their own motorcycle to the class and any brand is okay. The scope of your participation in the class may be limited by your comfort level and the type of tires you are running. Your tuition costs for this amazing two-hour class will be paid by the BMW MOA Foundation on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested sign-up right away because space is limited.
For more information about the U.S. Rider Academy please go to their website: http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Explore/Experience/PDS/default.aspx?from=/Standard/Content/Explore/Experience/PDS.aspx&return=/Standard/Content/Explore/Experience/PDS.aspx#motorcycle-offroad
GS Giant Competition Training
Thursday Evening, July 24, 7:00 p.m. GS Giant Tent. The GS Giants competition will be held on Friday afternoon. Rider?s will be pushed to their limit to complete the off-road course without falling or dabbing (putting a boot down to keep the motorcycle from falling).To help competitors and other interested GS riders complete the tough course Ramey ?Coach? Stroud and the instructors from the U.S. Rider Academy (BMW Performance Center) will present advanced skills training in two parts. First there will be a panel discussion about each of the obstacles riders will face on the track. Approach, control function, body positions and power or braking will be discussed in detail. After the chalkboard session riders will be able to suit-up and train on the course under the watchful eyes of top instructions. You can?t buy training like this -- it's included in your rally admission.
If you have any questions about our St. Paul off-pavement classes or need more information just hit REPLY and ask away?
Ramey 'Coach' Stroud
Last edited by coach; 05-12-2014 at 03:29 AM.
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Just took a class from Coach Stroud. It was GREAT!
Originally Posted by coach
I just took a class from Coach Stroud at his beautiful facility in Lyons, OR. I'm cutting and pasting a post I created for the Women's BMW Facebook group page here:
"I just finished spending the weekend at Coach Ramey Stroud's training facility in Lyons, OR, for a voluntary spring cleanup and some off-road training. He is truly one interestingly amazing human being. For those of you that don't know him, he's a former pro MC racer (on and off road) as well as a professional endurance horse rider/trainer. He was involved in a serious racing accident in 2003 and ended up with a traumatic brain injury and put him in a wheelchair as a paraplegic. He was told he would never walk again. WRONG. Not only can he walk, but he is back to riding his F650 GS (off road) with a special modified side car.
The training I received in one day changed and improved my riding skills. In. One. Short. Day...seriously. There were 7 of us that volunteered for this unique experience, myself and 6 men. None of the training was intimidating and the other men were no different in their abilities or needs than I was. By the end of the day, we were all riding on variable surface trails and doing things that most of us have never done before on our bikes.
Stroud really knows body anatomy and physiology and one of his specialties is the ability to teach the importance of body awareness and positioning as it relates to motorcycle riding. Knowing some basic body positioning and how it effects our bikes in turns, both high/slow speed and on-road/off-road turns was eye opening. He's calm, steady and informative, all without sounding like a pompous jerk.
Why am I posting this? Because Coach Stroud is the one who is offering the off-road women's training at our Oregon BMW club rally event at John Day, OR. I found out there are only three of us that signed up for this opportunity. I am simply posting this as an honest and heart felt plea to try and get some other riders to consider signing up for the training.
1. This training is NOT scary.
2. Don't ride off-road? Cool beans. This training will improve your riding skills for your R1200R.
3. Other riders don't have the opportunity to have a guy with this kind of credentials geographically close enough to be able to sign up for a class. And we are so fortunate to have him. Please consider signing up. You'll have to take my word for it that it won't be something you'll regret."
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