About Us


About Us

Jim Hyde started the business of RawHyde Adventures in the spring of 2002 with only 1 idea; and that was an 8-day dual sport tour from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The tour was nearly a thousand mile off-road adventure through the Mojave Desert, touching all the dramatic places that have made the Mojave a sought after “adventure” destination for travelers from all over the planet.

In 2004 as our tour program matured we began our acclaimed “Adventure Camp” training program. In two short years we became the #1 Enduro training facility in the country, and we proudly maintain that position today.

In spring of 2005 we branched out further offering a series of fun special events we call Adventure Rallies. They became a big hit because they are an inexpensive and classy way to enjoy the great outdoors in the company of fellow adventurers.

In the fall of 2005 we launched our Adventure Expedition program with a magnificent trip down the famed Baja Peninsula, and into the heart of Mexico to explore the fabled “Barranca de Cobre” (Copper Canyon). This amazing journey sparked our tour program which now encompasses global opportunities.

2007 brought new training programs, in the form of intermediate and advanced curriculums, The “Next Step” and “Expedition CV” as well as the amazing “Adventure Riders Challenge” Rally.

In 2008 we were officially endorsed by BMW Motorrad North America and we became an official BMW training center. The BMW Off-road Academy is one of only 9 places in the entire world where you can learn to ride a BMW GS the way it was meant to be ridden. We are very proud to be a part of the BMW family of training centers.

Our riders


Bill Bergman, RawHyde Review

Bill Bergman

RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons. Read more.

Mats Ceder, RawHyde Review

Mats Ceder

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.

Scott Wachs, RawHyde Review

Scott Wachs

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.

David Haydock, RawHyde Review

Mylan Cohen

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.

David Haydock, RawHyde Review

David Haydock

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.

Jeff Camacho, RawHyde Review

Jeff Camacho

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.

Daniel, RawHyde Review

Daniel Schneider

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!

Talk to our Rider Advocate

Here at RawHyde Adventures we believe in actually having a conversation with people that are interested in our programs so please call us if you have the time. If you reach our voicemail; please leave a message and we WILL return your call promptly. Please Note: Occasionally we have programs that require the service of our entire staff and take us far beyond cell range, and thus it may be a day or two before we can return your call, but rest assured we will do so as soon as possible.

Even though we'd really rather talk to you in person.. email is sometimes necessary so - email if you must but call us if you can, we'll be delighted to answer your questions. If you do not receive a response to your email within 2 business days; please call. If we are out of the office (as stated above) we will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you.