Class Structure

Every off-road, adventure, racer, or dual-purpose rider, regardless of skill level, can sharpen their riding ability with one of our classes.
  • A full class is 10 students.
  • The class includes instruction from Paul Neff on all aspects of off-road riding.
  • One on one instruction from Paul Neff, Maria Forsberg and Jake Metteer.
  • Our experienced staff will take the time to help you understand and execute drills properly.
  • Fun and informative drills that are often imitated but never replicated.
  • You will continue learning as you practice the drills we teach, even after the class.
  • Our years of experience and high standards for safety make learning enjoyable.
  • You will see immediate results and any question can be answered.
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
  • Dinner with the group on Saturday night.

Day One: Learning the Basics and Much More

This day is dedicated to the basics and learning what it takes to control the motorcycle to the max. The skills include balance, braking, acceleration, clutch and throttle control plus much more. Once you master these skills our coaches will help you apply the skills to a practical situation.

We teach bike control without wasting muscle energy, harvesting the bikes energy to perform what seemed impossible. Near noon we break for lunch. This is a great time to get to know the other classmates and trade bench racing stories, also a good time to pick our coaches’ brains about riding technique. Believe us when we tell you that you will be in overload right now. Typically we head out for a few more drills, post lunch, then accompany you on a off-road situation to apply your skills. Finishing off the day we retreat for dinner and good times with newly made riding buddies.

Schedule for Day 1
  • Registration
  • Introduction and group talk
  • Get on the bike and make adjustments to levers and brakes
  • Head out to riding area and start instruction
  • Lunch
  • Go back out to riding area for more instruction
  • Finished for the day and head back to the home base
  • Dinner

Day Two: Real-World Scenarios

Typically, we go on a dualsport ride to address specific concerns such as hill climbing, downhill riding, ruts, rocks and off-road scenarios all varieties. It is a day to fine tune the skills that you have learned on Saturday and try them out in the real world with the opportunity to get specialized instructions from the Cispus Cycle Team. We stop for a well-deserved lunch and continue on to the pace of the students. Class time usually starts around 9:00 am unless otherwise arranged and finishes around dusk.

Day two is used as a practice day for the skills that you learned on the first day. We will take you out on some of the best mountain roads the Pacific Northwest has to offer. This ride gives you the chance to practice the new learned skills. It is also a time to ask questions, take in the views and stop for a quick photo opportunity. Our goal is to help you get the most out of the class. We would like for you to take away the knowledge and skills that we provide and be able to use those in real world situations of riding. Day two jump starts this opportunity.

Our classes cater to all ability levels and we can intermix skill levels and keep everyone learning and entertained due to the expertise of our training staff. Our drills have few limits on how much you can learn, and even “basic” bike control skills can be improved upon. Don’t believe us, come on out and try! Seasoned expert riders have commented that they never knew how much they were missing out on, novice riders are catapulted in ability level, the right way. We can also have a diverse group of bike types and everything flows just fine with our varied routes.

One-on-One Training

Cispus Cycles offers one on one training for riders not interested in a full 2-day class. This can be a condensed version of our Offroad Essentials program or a full-custom day based on your requests and needs. A One-on-One Day is taught by Paul Neff and a great way to hone skills and cater a day for unique needs. This training still takes place in the beautiful Gifford Pichot National Forest. Learn and practice techniques safely while taking in the views the Pacific Northwest has to offer. This training is available for any rider and any street-legal bike.