Base Camp Alpha
There is no better way to cement the skills learned in our "Intro to Adventure" or "Next Step" classes than to embark on an authentic two-day adventure immediately after your class wraps up. Just magine a 400 mile motorcycle adventure through the heart of the world-famous Mojave Desert. This area is full of historic ghost towns, abandoned gold mines and awe inspiring landscapes, but most motorcyclists never get a chance to see the “real desert” because the terrain is too foreboding, plus there isn’t much paved access!
So let RawHyde and our experienced desert guides take you safely through the heart of this amazing place on a genuine adventure you’ll never forget.
The Base Camp Alpha trip always runs directly after any of our scheduled training sessions and begins at the RawHyde headquarters in southern California. You can either make it an extension of your off-road training at Adventure Camp or you can sign up solely for the tour. However, if you have not taken any of our off-road training camps we strongly urge you to do before taking this tour. All the skills you learn in our training will be put into action on the journey to Base Camp Alpha.
- Guide service & GPS tracks
- All meals & beverages
- Support truck with satellite phone
- Tent & sleeping-bag
You will need:
- Off-road appropriate riding gear–boots, armored suit, gloves, helmet, etc.
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Ear plugs, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, etc.
- Bike rentals are available.
50% of your time will be on the dirt, on mostly category 1-3 roads. Click here for definitions.
Terrain Difficulty Ratings
These trips are a mix of pavement & graded dirt, hard pack roads. Generally flat with some mild hills and descents.
These trips will be a mix of category 1 riding and some steeper hills and descents, with possible sand and mild ruts in the roads.
These trips will contain both Cat. 1 & 2 as well as some "jeep roads" which will have, off camber tracks, some short rocky sections and possible steep rough sections. The difficult sections will be "short" giving you time to relax between the challenges.
These trips will be mostly "off road" on Jeep tracks, long stretches of rugged terrain. Be prepared for more physically demanding riding, with damage potential to your bike if you "drop it".
These will be the tough trips. Be ready for washouts of roads, boulders, rock ledges, mud, deep sand, very steep terrain. You will need crash bars, skid plates, knobbies etc for your motorcycle.
$595 on your own bike
(all models of BMW rentals are available).