This summer, Bill Dragoo will act as chief instructor for MotoVermont’s 2016 Vermont Motorcycle Training Tour, July 9-12. Fran Tully of Dual Sport School and Guided Adventure Rides in Utah will co-teach.
Bill has been on the podium at the Rawhyde Adventure Rider’s Challenge two of the three times he has competed, with first and second place finishes. In 2010, he represented the United States as part of the three-man Team USA in BMW’s GS Trophy adventure riding competition held in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. He has taught adventure riding skills in Bolivia and the U. S. and has ridden motorcycles on five continents, and is a RoadRUNNER contributor.
Assisting the duo will be experienced tour guide and MotoVermont owner, Eric Milano. Now in its fourth year, the Vermont Training Tour is a unique experience where attendees are educated and explore some of the most exciting and remote trails in New England. Staff to student ratios stay around 1:5 to ensure plenty of personal attention.
Coaches will be offering tips and tricks to help riders cover challenging terrain safely and efficiently without the exertion usually associated with off-road riding. Attendees will learn to balance and control their bikes, whether it be a small-bore dirt bike or BMW and KTM Adventure class machines.
Participants will move to a closed course in order to practice drills and technique before embarking upon a trail ride. Additional skills will be introduced at stages along the way. Over the three-day period, riders will encounter rocks, mud, water crossings, and a scenic display of nature along Vermont’s backroads.
“The best part of any adventure is sharing it,” said Bill. For more information on the tour, visit MotoVermont’s website.
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