ADV Training with Bret



Bret Tkacs is a highly regarded ADV rider who offers adventure rider training courses in the United States and abroad.  He has a natural talent to dissect complex motorcycle skills and teach them in a way that will improve your off-road motorcycle riding technique immediately.  His adventure classes focus on reducing rider fatigue and decreasing risk of personal injury or motorcycle damage.  Most people find that just one class with Bret isn’t enough; there is too much to learn no matter what your riding level is.  Bret has taken motorcycle adventure riders at every level to achieve new accomplishments.

Most of Bret’s motorcycle classes fill up quickly, so please sign up here to join the waitlist.  Those who remain on the wait list after the summer season is complete will receive first pick of next year’s classes; priority is based on the date you added yourself to the list.

Adventure Skill TKACSONOMY (Taxonomy)

This universal system provides you a method for effectively measuring your skill – specifically as an ADV rider off-pavement.

In this system, you are also given the criteria needed to rate terrain based on the unique characteristics for a large, loaded adventure motorcycles. This system can be used to consistently rate the terrain for any ride or trip while eliminating the confusion between riders as to what may be considered easy or difficult.



The Adventure (ADV) Training Camp is for all levels of riders: those who want to start their off-road education correctly and those who want to improve their fundamental skills.  If you’re a fast rider, oftentimes the lack of skills are hidden by speed.  The ADV Camp focuses on slow-speed maneuvers and improves on blending controls, no matter your skill level.  For more information, click here.


The Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) Tour teaches skills and techniques while riding the a Backcountry Discovery Route.  Bret’s progressive instructional technique makes it possible for anyone to accomplish the route as you will learn skills as they present themselves along the trail.  This tour is fully supported by a vehicle which will carry your panniers and luggage and serve as a recovery vehicle.  For more information, click here


This is an introduction to ADV riding with both closed-course training and on-trail training.  A great primer for anyone learning to ride – this class will teach the most critical tips and techniques for safely handling a large ADV motorcycle off-road.

Although this class is geared towards the newer ADV riders, experienced riders will also learn or practice critical control manipulation that’s often forgotten once speed picks up.

No classes scheduled YET


International Motorcycle Show

Bret will be traveling around the United States this winter to talk about his Adventure Skill Rating System and how to rate yourself as a rider.  Once you know how to rate yourself, you will learn ways in which you can improve.

In addition, Bret will offer non-traditional lifting techniques in a hands-on presentation.  These techniques are for all riders, including those with poor strength or bad backs.



Bret has partnered with a Nepalese touring company to provide an exclusive, small-group tour of Nepal that most people don’t get to see.  Experience small villages, remote roads, and glamp under the stars in the foothills of the Himalayas.

October & November


Bret is working with a tour company in Africa to put together a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.  Join Bret and visit some incredible African countries, to include South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, and Zambia.  Visit one of the largest waterfalls in the world, conquer Sani Pass, and ride among wild elephants.

May & June

Give someone the gift of motorcycle training

It’s no secret that excellent motorcycle training is expensive.  Studies have shown that 92% of all motorcyclists are taught to ride by friends or family.  In addition, the majority of riders feel that it’s a waste of money to learn how to ride off-road.  There are some riders who appreciate the value of a class, but cannot afford to do so.  That’s where this GoFundMe campaign comes in.  We want to encourage riders who have the desire to learn proper technique, but who can’t afford training.  If you donate, you are helping those who are riding the trails with you.

$ 200
Amount Raised in 2021
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