SNEAK PREVIEW: NE BDR TOUR!
We are planning to host a training tour of the NORTH EAST BACKCOUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTE (NEBDR) during July 2020. This will provide 12 women who possess at least intermediate level adventure riding skills an opportunity to ride the NEBDR to improve their dual-sport and adventure riding skills to the next level while giving back to the greater good! This training tour will be our 2020 DIRTY for GOOD program.
WMF has agreements with both Shalmarie Wilson of SheADV and Louise Powers. Both come with deep adventure riding resumes.
Shalmarie Wilson is a road MSF RiderCoach and a Certified DART Adventure Riding Instructor. Shal has also ridden five of the Backcountry Discovery Routes®. She also serves as an ambassador for BDR®. WMF’s leadership has trained with Bill Dragoo, owner and lead trainer of Dragoo Adventure Rider Training in Oklahoma. We know the DART curriculum is ROCK SOLID. Shal was one of our instructors for DIRTY for GOOD in 2019. As a result of Shal’s ability to assess riders’ needs with spot-on supportive, coaching, we immediately tapped her to be one of DIRTY for GOOD’s 2020 instructors.
For DIRTY for GOOD 2020, we are also happy to announce that Louise Powers will share instructor duties along with Shal. Louise Powers currently rides a BMW F750GS and has done adventure riding around the world. In 2017 Louise served on the Rev’It Women’s Adventure Team. Currently, Louise is the Training Coordinator for the Colorado GS Girls and an adventure rider trainer for West 38 Moto in Colorado. Louise will also be the journalist for the BMW Women’s GS Trophy team in New Zealand. Additionally, Louise serves as a presenter/trainer at rallies, shows plus special events such as Overland Expo West. She is often called upon as a BMW Motorrad motorcycle product expert.
Once the Backcountry Discovery Routes® releases the route detail in February 2020, we can fine-tune costs and details. What we can tell you is that it will be a 14-day Tour starting around July 20-22, 2020.
WMF will make every effort to keep this training tour affordable and accessible. We will be looking for camping/lodging opportunities that do NOT require pitching tents every night. Expect an eclectic mix of nightly stops. Participants will need to bring their own sleeping bags. WMF will be providing a four-wheel-drive truck and enclosed trailer for hauling our duffle bags, three extra dual sport/adventure motorcycles, extra fuel, along with all manner of tools and bike maintenance supplies. Simple, healthy breakfasts will be provided each day along with nutritious lunch options for self-packing one’s own mid-day meal and snacks. Dinner will be self-purchased at moderately priced local restaurants.