Motorcycle Training At MotoVentures

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

Pass along your love of riding or expand your moto skills by training with MotoVentures. Chief instructor Gary LaPlante is an excellent coach who offers a wide variety of training, everything from dirtbike newbies to adventure-bike instruction to even trials riding instruction.

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Merry Christmas 2017 and Happy New Year 2018!

In just two more years we will celebrate 20 years in business! I am proud to say MotoVentures has continuously grown and prospered every year since we began in 1999 largely because of the great support from our many loyal repeat customers and their generous referrals. Thanks again.

Our “Dirt First” approach to motorcycle rider training by using dirt bikes to teach beginners, but also to teach street bike, dual sport, and adventure bike riders, is recognized by all the experts as the best way to learn and improve your riding skills. Want proof? Ask any of the top street/road racing schools; Total Control, California Superbike School, Street Masters, etc. They will all confirm that dirt training will help your overall riding skills and they all recommend MotoVentures training. Want more proof? The U.S. Marine Corp has ordered our training for their enlisted men and women for the next five years and beyond.

Our trials riding approach to becoming a better dirt rider has been proven in the Extreme Enduro and EnduroX racing results. Gas Gas USA recognizes our efforts to introduce trials to more dirt riders and has named MotoVentures their Official West Coast Training Center. We now feature a fleet of shiny new Gas Gas Trials Bikes for our customers to ride.

Our book; How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles has sold over 9,000 copies worldwide. Would you like to know what we teach so you can practice by yourself? Just purchase a copy from us or on where we enjoy a 5-star rating with over 35 great reviews.

In 2018 you can expect from MotoVentures improved facilities, new training services, new riding gear, more bikes, more kids training options, new adventure bike training and events, Wheelie-Jump-Slide Schools, Pro Clinics, and hosting more corporate groups. If you want to join us next year please take a look at your 2018 calendar and call me directly anytime for questions or reservations.

Gary LaPlante, AKA Mr. MotoVentures

(877) 260-6686

Great Christmas Gifts

If you’re looking for a great gift to give someone this Christmas try a MotoVentures Gift Certificate for our training. In addition, we also have more great gifts that include our t-shirts, caps, and our book; How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles, all only $30 each.

To purchase these items simply call our toll-free number. The date of training can be determined later. Gift Certificates are available for any occasion all year around. Call or Email us today: (877) 260-6686 or

Weekly Training for Level 1 & Level 2 Riders

We continue to offer Level 1 & Level 2 training almost every week all year around, usually on weekends, but often on weekdays too. These dates are for everyone from kids to adults and street riders to dirt riders. We DO NOT post these training dates because we offer at least two training days every week.

We DO post training dates for special events and specific monthly schools like Trials Riding, Adventure Bike training, and our Wheelie. Jump, and Slide (WJS) schools.

NOTE: If any date you want is not listed or if we appear to be booked with another service please ask us anyway, especially if you have two or more participants. Our dates may change as we continually try to accommodate our customer’s schedules.

Weekly Adventure Bike Rider Training

MotoVentures offers adventure bike rider training almost every weekend, all year around. You can bring your own adventure bike or ride one of our light, friendly, dirt bikes. We do not currently offer rental adventure bikes, but plan to someday. Until then we are still offering the best training for those adventure bike riders who do not have any dirt riding experience or skills AND we offer the best training for current adventure bike riders to take their riding to the next level.

Our simple formula; to use lightweight, friendly, electric start, four-stroke, appropriately sized dirt bikes to teach people how to ride their Adventure Bike is the best approach. Our dirt bikes have no physical limits so you can learn and develop the riding skills you need without fighting a big bike. We recommend training with us again the second day on your Adventure Bike to learn it’s limits and develop good judgment. The key after that will be to use good judgment and ride within your bikes physical limits of traction, ground clearance, etc.

Monthly Wheelie, Jump, and Slide (WJS) Training

In response to requests from our Level 2 graduates we will offer monthly schools in 2018 (usually on Fridays) just focusing on the key skills of Wheeling, Jumping, and Sliding. A minimum of six students will be required and we DO NOT provide the bikes, you must bring your own.

Cost is: $250.00

2018 WJS Training Dates:

January 19, March 16, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 14, October 26, November 16, December 14.

Monthly Trials Training

If you want to try riding a trials bike you found the right place. Once again for 2018 we will offer two dates each month that you can join us for trials riding. One will be a Friday and one will be a Sunday so you should be able to make at least one of them. We currently have eight trials bikes for you and your friends to ride and we’re always looking for newer models to buy and replace our older models. When we find one we’ll announce the sale of one of the trusty bikes that we are using now. If you’re looking for a new trials bikes we can hook you up with a Gas Gas dealer nearest you.

2018 Trials Training Dates:

January 12 & 28, February 9 & 18, March 2 and 25, April 14 & 15 (48th annual El Trial de Espana), May 4 & 20. June 1 & 17, July 6 & 22, August 3 & 26, September 7 & 23, October 5 & 28, November 2 & 25, December 7 & 16.

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