Moderate - Active
Nights 1 & 2: Hotel
Nights 3 & 4: Rule of Five Training Center
Night 5: Backcountry camping
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Aida Valenti, LifeUnloaded RTW
So, you hopped on the bandwagon and joined the adventure motorcycling clan. You purchased an adventure bike, taken an off-road motorcycle training or two, and have some experience camping.
But…. you have lingering questions about outfitting your bike and hesitancy when venturing into backcountry riding locations for a night or more because of the unexpected.
In the Ro5 Ride-Out Lite training you’ll get answers to these questions and more. You’ll build your confidence, learn self-reliant skills in the wilderness, enhance your riding ability and gain a clear understanding of what to do when things take an unexpected turn in the saddle. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
Welcome to the 5-Day Ride-Out Lite, we fill in the gaps where other trainings fall short.
Combining adventure motorcycle training and the self-reliant backcountry skills needed to ride in remote locations longer term.
Breaking the norm in knowledge, skills and training, join us and experience the skills necessary to ride these fully loaded bikes off the beaten path, while at the same time passing on the self-reliant wilderness skills necessary to make backcountry travel comfortable and safe. In addition we throw in some modern survival skills, just in case things take a turn for the worst.
This is a unique opportunity to join with experts in their respective fields, collaborating together to offer something that is valuable, inspiring, and not found anywhere else.
A partnership between Ro5 and West 38 Moto is a rarity and is the first training of this kind.
We offer you the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds: Adventure Motorcycle Training and Wilderness Self-Reliant skills to stay safe on and off the bike in the remote regions of the world.
Ro5 brings the perfect blend of what it takes to travel backcountry, along with the all important modern survival skills that have been specifically designed for travel on two wheels. In addition to presentations of “core concepts,” you will create a base camp, learn survival priorities, expertly build a fire, learn to disinfect water, and much more.
The West 38 Moto curriculum has been designed for the “path less traveled.” In addition, presentations on the Five Elements for optimal riding will be reviewed. This will include appropriate transfer of weight, the “triple threat,” various riding techniques for differing terrain, body positioning, and the psychological component of commitment.
After three days of on site training we venture-out on an overnight northern New Mexico tour to solidify your newly found skills in practical settings. On this adventure participants have access to a 3,000 private acre ADV motorcycle training ground and the Ro5 all-inclusive wilderness training center for learning of the self-reliant skills. Guests provide their own tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag for the two-day tour and own off-road ride.
A detailed gear list is provided after registration is complete.
Our all-inclusive rate structure ensures that visits to Rule of Five and West 38 Moto trainings are a memorable and unique experience with comfortable hotels, safari-style wilderness camping, all meals and a unique atmosphere.
The West 38 Moto Training Grounds are located south of Santa Fe near the town of Cerrillos, held within the Ortiz Mountains at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level. With 3000 acres of private property, this spot is the perfect training ground for learning additional adventure motorcycle skills that are necessary for off-grid travel.
The Rule of Five Training Center is located in Northern New Mexico, just off the NM Backcountry Discovery Route (NMBDR) sitting at 8,400 feet elevation in the Tusas Mountains.
The Ro5 Trainings Center is a perfect location with access to a diverse landscape, wide-open space, and modern camp conveniences.
We believe strongly in a learning environment that supports inquiry, fun, and firsthand experience. Our goal is to ensure that our guests experience high-quality comfort paired with rustic simplicity to support an experience that allows for learning and adventure.
The all-inclusiveness we provide is a cornerstone of the guest experience. We are pleased to offer unique private trainings grounds, comfortable accommodations, all meals, experienced staff, and expert instructors: all toward the aim that the Rule of Five base will become the center of an unforgettable experience for the length of your stay.
Literally, all you need are your clothes, a sleeping bag, personal items, a positive attitude, an adventurous spirit, and, of course, your motorcycle with associated protective gear.
A full gear list will be provided upon registration.
Arrive Santa Fe NM and check into hotel, dinner, introductions and overview of training.
9 AM meet at adventure motorcycle training grounds in Cerrillos, NM. Train for the day in off road rider skills.
9 AM meet at adventure motorcycle training ground in Cerrillos, NM, rider training for ½ day. Ride north to Ro5 training center, arrival about 5 PM, settle in, dinner, start survival training and evening fire.
Breakfast completed by 8:30 AM, survival training begins at 9 AM. Train until dinner at 6 PM, fireside debrief, questions and continued training.
Breakfast completed by 8:30 AM, make ready for the 2 day, 1 overnight backcountry camp ride.
Break camp, ride for the day. Depart after celebratory feast.