Adventure Motorcycle Training, Tours
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RawHyde has been involved in the Adventure Riding segment of the motorcycle world since 2002. We’ve worked hard to become the premier destination for Adventure Riding and today we have more to offer the Adventure Riding community than any of our competitors.
We’ve trained thousands of riders, conducted tours all over the world and host several unique events each year for the Adventure Riding community. We have 4 facilities in California and Colorado AND we are the only company in North America that is both sponsored and sanctioned by BMW as an official training center! As you meander our site you’ll see the wide variety of Training, Tours and events that we provide. Hopefully something that we offer appeals to you and we’ll have the chance to serve you!
Below are our training class options – or you can browse our facilities and offerings through the navigational links above – Thanks for checking us out.
Jim Hyde – Founder RawHyde Adventures
Since 2003 RawHyde has been providing rider training classes at its 2500 acre facility in California. Three levels of training area available – Click to learn more about our curriculum based programs.
In 2013 we opened a facility in Colorado to avoid the heat of California’s summer weather, and to take advantage of some of the BEST adventure riding in North America. Two levels of training are available! Click to learn more about our programs in Colorado.
...where the pavement ends
Adventure Riding: that is what exists beyond the end of the tarmac. Over 95% of the world's roads are unpaved, so if you don't like to (or can't) ride in the dirt, you'll find yourself confined to a mere 5% of the planet.
RawHyde Adventures has something fun and exhilarating for any Adventure Rider. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned veteran; our training programs, rallies and special events truly provide the definition of adventure.
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons. Read more.
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons.
- You can use your own bike EVEN if it’s not a BMW. This was huge for me since I ride a Triumph Explorer XC and wanted to use it for training.
- All inclusive. Once there my lodging and food (I’ll talk about the food later) were included in the price.
- Customer Service. From the start they make you feel welcome. Once there the level of service is legendary.
- Training. They really shine here. The approach taken is to tell you to do “this” or “that” with your bike. This keeps you focused on the task and not thinking about doing it wrong.
- Food. No trip to RawHyde would be complete without commenting on the food. This is not your typical “The was hot and there was plenty of it” kind of place. While this statement is true, one word description is “awesome”. Breakfast was a buffet style affair. Lunch was a box lunch that would put most dinners to shame. Dinner was a 3 course meal complete with wine served to us by the RawHyde staff.
These are a few of the reasons I recommend RawHyde. I would also recommend a trip like the High Rockies Adventure after training to practice your new skills.
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I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you... Read more.
I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you including bike, food, lodging and the great Dakar Bar! The opportunity to hang out with a bunch of riders around the campfire in the evening, discussing the ride experience from the day, is a great ending before heading to bed.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Read more.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Arrival Sunday night I felt like I was being greeted by old friends or like I was coming home. Thats the overview, totally satisfied.
Now a couple details, your staff, all of them so far are nothing short of amazing, they really don’t make me feel like some client with a bunch of money there to pay to have a good time. Your staff makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger and I really enjoy the whole experience. I have now had the opportunity to work with six of your coaches, they are all a little different as they are all individuals but they are also 100% first class highly capable instructors, being a good rider is difficult but teaching it is a whole other level of difficulty. I’m very impressed.
I had the the opportunity to ride Tuesday with Jeff And Barty, it had to be one of the greatest rides of my life. I felt really challenged but I never felt intimidated or in any serious danger, just right at my limit but not to the point I felt I was going to get in trouble. I really like those guys and we became friends which is special to me because I’m sort of a lone wolf and making friends doesn’t come easily to me. I also made a couple new friends with other clients and I am probably going to ride to the Grand Canyon in September with one of them who will be picking up a bike from you, (Rob).
Thanks for all you do !!
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family... Read more.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family to attend training together. You have an outstanding organization. Your leadership, ability to assemble an outstanding team, create a fun, challenging, positive, and rewarding environment, and offer an exceptional customer experience is incredible. You inspire people to live life to its fullest.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. Read more.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. And I have to rave about the fantastic food, fun atmosphere as someone who lives on the Central Coast of California, I have to let them know that Rawhyde even has an appreciation for good wine! Who could ask for more? BMW motorcycles and Rawhyde go hand in hand! They have both enriched my life immensely.
It was a great event. So many talented riders from all over the US came to RawHyde Adventures for the 2015 GS Trophy Challenge West Coast Qualifiers. I was lucky enough to work with this amazing team.
Thank you all for the awesome Intro Course last weekend. Great bunch of instructors and staff. I'll be back! I also want to thank you for making me think hard about upgrading to a 1200!
Expedition 65 is an adventure motorcycle journey from Cartagena, Colombia to the “end of the world” in Ushuaia, Argentina. Follow along as 15 intrepid riders head off on a true adventure through some of the most remote areas of the planet. This 4-part documentary series chronicles the 10,000-mile/65-day adventure of 15 motorcyclists who have decided to make this dream a reality.Request DVD
What's new in the world of RawHyde
RawHyde’s Best of the West experience is a seven day adventure (six days of riding) that encompasses many of the “must do” sights of the American West. Death Valley, Las Vegas, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the legendary Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Four Corners and more...Read more
This new 40 acre terrain park contains every element that riders need to know about in order to be proficient at handling big bikes in the dirt! We're also very aware that folks don't like to wait in line so we've structured the park in such a way that there is virtually no waiting in line for your lessons. See the video!Colorado Training
It's now time for RawHyde to begin taking orders for the replacement of our 2019 fleet of rental bikes to make room for the 2020 models. There is no better “deal” available on a BMW GS anywhere... Period!Read more
Patagonia is one of those places that everyone has heard of… yet most folks haven’t gone and here at RawHyde, we’d like to change that because if you’re an Adventure Rider; Patagonia has absolutely everything you could ever ask for.
The Best of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile is a 2000 mile ride through three remarkably different countries which all share a single incredible geologic feature – The most influential mountain range in the world; - The Mighty Andes!
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