West Coast Adventure Riders, LLC
-With Jocelin Snow
BMW certified international off road instructor
My training facility is a remote location near the mountains just outside the city of Salinas, in Monterey County, just a short drive to Big Sur and Laguna Seca / Weathertech Raceway.
There is a hotel with lodging just 15-20 min away, in Salinas, or you can tent camp on the property and use the inside guest bathroom and shower, and there is an outdoor porta-potty as well.
Generally, for private classes of one or two riders, I charge $1,000 per student. That’s $500 per day for a two day class.
For group classes of 3-8 riders, I charge $500, ($250 per day), and I often have another coach to assist.
I may have a professional photographer at the group classes, and he/she usually charges $60 +/- for all your photos in a drop box.
Classes typically run 9AM - 5PM with lunch and breaks as needed. The hours may vary in warmer weather. GS Trophy training classes have longer hours.
Types of Training Classes
Beginner (brand new rider)
The beginner class is for either fairly new adventure riders or brand new riders learning how to ride or have never ridden before.
The Intermediate class brushes up on the basics for the first half of the day, with drills involving clutch, throttle control, body positioning and balance. We go over some ways to illustrate good riding form and techniques, and ways to form better habits. Some of the morning may look familiar to a few of my YouTube "Be the Boss of the Bike" videos. Not that you have the basics down, the remaining day and a half we work on what's between the ears, with confidence inspiring drills that include obstacles, and challenging terrain.
GS Trophy / Advanced
GS Trophy training is more involved, with longer days and exercises related to the GS Trophy competition. Camping on site.
Private classes are just that, a custom class where we can focus on your weak areas.
Roll With It
And finally, I have started doing "Roll With It" classes. This is where the student(s) and I link up via Sena bluetooth communicating devices, and we go for a day ride. At technical off road sections I coach from the saddle, explaining the best way to handle the terrain that you are about to encounter. Sometimes I ride in the lead, and other times I will follow to observe.
Adventure Awaits You
THE MOTORCYCLE - BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike)
All classes are BYOB (bring your own bike). Students in the past have rented from companies such as Motoquest, and had them outfit the bike with off road tires.
We require all participants provide proof of medical insurance and current AMA card.
My course is set up to build rider confidence. It’s a two day process, so there is not an option for a single day, with the exception of private classes. We have many different obstacles we train on, along with varying terrain, with the exception of large hills or mud.
We prefer riders don’t bring guests, due to insurance. If they must, then we ask the guest to take a tour of the Monterey coast and return in time for the class closure at 5PM.
If you are interested in a tour of the redwoods or Big Sur area, we can run a 3-4 day program, and include a 1-2 day tour on the final day. The cost depends on the tour selected and accommodations provided.