Challenge Camp Virginia

      Greenville, VA, USA

      BT
      Bret Tkacs, LLC
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      Apr 11 - 13, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 12
      Challenge Camp Virginia
      Greenville, VA, USA

      Bret Tkacs, LLC
      • Email address verified

      Apr 11 - 13, 2024
      Group size: 6 - 12

      About this trip

      Looking to learn in a more challenging environment?  This is your event! Designed for returning students and riders looking for a more challenging learning environment. The same low energy, technique-over-brawn concepts that are taught in the ADV Camp are taught during the Challenge Camp, however they are all learned in more challenging environments.


      Due to the nature of this training camp unexpected learning opportunities will occur, ensuring the lesson plan will be fluid, creating a unique class you will never forget!

      Make sure you watch this video before signing up.

      Riding Conditions

      This training primarily takes place on Class 3 and Class 4 or unintentionally Class 5 terrain at Penmerryl Farm. You are not expected to be able to ride your adventure bike through this type of terrain when you arrive, but you are expected to have the physical conditioning and mental drive needed to methodically work through challenging terrain.


      This is not a class to show how much you already know or to pound your chest and “just send it”. This is a place to learn strategy and skills for overcoming difficult terrain on big bikes in a controlled manner. 

      Additional Requirements

      1.  Boots. Due to the high risk locations in this training environment, you will not be allowed to participate wearing Forma Adventures, work, street, or hiking boots.

      2.  Tires. It is highly recommended you show up with 50/50 tires or better. Each lesson is taught in a different area and your bike needs to be able to make it to the next location.

      3.  Mental Stamina. You need to show up with the mental ability to override your fears.

      4.  Physical Condition. Due to the mobility of this course, if you become physically exhausted, you may not be able to attend all lessons.

      What’s included

      • Welcome dinner
      • Graduation dinner
      • Daily breakfast
      • Snacks and beverages
      • Camp / hammock spots
      • Dry RV camping

      What’s not included

      • RV spots with hookups
      • Cabins
      • Gasoline
      • Medical insurance
      • Travel insurance
      • Motorcycle

      Available Packages

      Adventure Training
      Available until March 20, 2024only 1 left
      $1,500
      Deposit: $500
      Adventure Training PLUS Sunday School
      Available until March 20, 2024only 1 left

      Sunday school is all about mastering trail strategies while putting your newly polished riding skills to use during a  4-5  hour ride on Sunday. This optional add-on is not just going for a ride, but is an intense full day of learning critical ADV riding strategies, developing road reading skills, and polishing your skills from the previous days in a real life environment. 

      $1,950
      Deposit: $500

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Thursday
      Meet & Greet

      Check-in begins at 3:00pm on Thursday afternoon.  You will have time to check into your room/cabin or set up your tent (if camping), and get acquainted with your fellow participants.


      Around 6:00pm, join your instructors and fellow riding partners at the BYOB Tavern for a catered dinner and discuss what specific skills you will be learning. 


      Penmerryl Farm is only 170 miles from Washington DC. At this location, you have the option of staying at this incredible privately-owned farm in a cabin, tent camping (no cost) or your RV.

      Your Organizer


      BT
      Bret Tkacs, LLC
      Bret is a master of ADV riding and an exceptional instructor who started teaching adventure bike specific classes in 2006. Bret is now recognized as one of the most accomplished ADV instructors in the nation.

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