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 #21123  by ajayhawkfan
 23 Mar 2018 12:39
Bill Conger, former chief instructor at BMW Performance Center and Dakar race finisher, is tentatively planning a two day off road dual sport class for May 12 and 13.

I believe he is the finest motorcycle instructor in the country.

If you have an interest or want additional information please let me know.
 #21128  by Hank Moody
 27 Mar 2018 17:09
I would be interested in more information about the course. Like is it for smaller dual sport bikes <500cc or would a larger bike 800-1200cc be acceptable? Cost is another question... Also, this is Mother's Day weekend and I would have to get a pass from the boss to attend :-o .
 #21130  by ajayhawkfan
 27 Mar 2018 19:23
Yes at my place.

You can take the class on any sized bike but you’ll get the most out of it if you are on a big bike.

A few years ago, 2 or 3 did it on a small bike. The all came back the next year on bigger bikes.

Cost has not been determined. Class is limited to 12 riders.

I know it is Mother’s Day. Can’t be helped.
 #21135  by ajayhawkfan
 29 Mar 2018 21:38
Bill Conger Off Road Riding School!

Engle Motors is gauging interest in a Bill Conger Off Road Riding School for May 12th and 13th. Please let Engle Motors know if you are interested, as this will only be coming to KC if there is enough class members to support Bill Congers attendance. School fee is $650.00 for the two days.

Hosted by McLiney Ranch, the BC Moto Adventures Off Road Foundations Level 1 class is hopefully coming to the Kansas City area on May 12th and 13th, 2018. This two day class is being held on a private facility a short drive from Kansas City, this venue has varying terrain to challenge riders as they learn what they and their dual sport bike are capable of!

Riding your own dual sport motorcycle, the two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. BC Moto’s Bill Conger, a BMW certified instructor and entrant in the 2018 Dakar Rally will be the lead instructor for this event. In addition to learning from one of the best, you will also get the chance to hear about what it takes to prepare for and ride in the world's most infamous rally.

Each day of the school will consist of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction. To maximize learning and ride time most “classroom” sessions are held trailside. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel and grass with excursions around the “Ranch” and the surrounding area.

In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position, balance, clutch and throttle control working through a progression of skill exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover challenging situations such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes. This class will give you the fundamental skills to build your confidence and allow you to better enjoy your riding whether it’s a day’s jaunt down an old dirt road or a journey around the world.

Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on short dual sport rides with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmet, gloves, a jacket or similar with elbow, back and shoulder protection, knee protection and boots that protect the ankle and shin. Knobby tires are highly recommended (check with Engle Motors for your tire needs.) Riders should be proficient in the operation of a motorcycle. In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class size is limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.

Again, Please let us know quickly if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity! Again, the School fee would be $650.00 for the two days.

Engle Motors, Inc.
6633 Truman Rd
Kansas City, MO 64126
816 241 7554
 #21433  by ajayhawkfan
 29 Aug 2018 13:54
Bill had to cancel the spring class because of a medical issue. The new class is October 20-21, 2018. If a member of MOA there is a chance to receive a $250.00 scholarship.

Registration ends in 2 months on October 19, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

The past programs have been a huge success, so we are headed back to Kansas! BC Moto Adventures Off Road Foundations Level 1 class is coming to the Kansas City region on October 20-21, 2018. This two day class is being held on a private ranch a short drive from Kansas City. The venue has varying terrain to challenge riders as they learn what they and their dual sport bike are capable of! Riding your own dual sport motorcycle, the two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. BC Moto’s Bill Conger has been a motor sports instructor for twenty five years, a certified instructor, graduated from the BMW Instructor Academy in 2006 and a finisher of the 2018 Dakar Rally. In addition to learning from one of the best, you will also get the chance to hear about what it takes to prepare for and ride in the world's most infamous rally.

Each day of the school will consist of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction. To maximize learning and ride time most “classroom” sessions are held trailside. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel and grass with excursions around the “Ranch” and the surrounding area.

In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position, balance, clutch and throttle control working through a progression of skills exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover challenging situations such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes. This class will give you the fundamental skills to build your confidence and allow you to better enjoy your riding whether it’s a day’s jaunt down an old dirt road or a journey around the world.

Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on short dual sport rides with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmet, gloves, a jacket or similar with elbow, back and shoulder protection, knee protection and boots that protect the ankle and shin. Knobby tires are highly recommended. Riders should be proficient in the operation of a motorcycle.

In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class size is limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.

Registration: $650

Participants may be eligible for MOA's PAUL B. SCHOLARSHIPS

"The purpose of the Paul B. Scholarship is to award grants to individuals in the motorcycle riding community to assist them in pursuing rider education and training opportunities. The Foundation will award grants of up to $250 for MOA members, or up to $100 for non-members (neither amount to exceed the actual cost of the training), towards the cost of participation in an approved training course."

Scholarship Link: http://www.bmwmoa.org/page/paulb

Class Registration Link: http://msreg.com/BCMOTOMcLineyRanchTrainingOct18