the beginner’s loop
If you’re a complete beginner to riding off road or you’d like somewhere to build your confidence before riding the main trail, the the Beginner’s Loop is for you.
Think of it like a green slope at a ski resort; there are no egos, it’s easy to ride, and it’s a place where you can take your time and get a taste for riding in the dirt.
The gentle trail will take you on a short loop over grass and besides woodland and will be open exclusively to beginners with rules in place to prevent ‘intimidating’ riding. Access to the Beginner’s Loop is included in a ‘Trail Access Pass’ ticket.
Better yet, to really get you off on the right foot, you can join Patsy Quick and her team at Desert Rose Racing for a trail briefing. In these morning sessions, Patsy (who has over 20 years’ of off-road riding experience, including four Dakars, under her belt) will go over the basics of off-roading to make sure you can hit the trail with confidence.
She will cover body positioning, bike handling, braking, and cornering techniques while giving valuable insights into the specific conditions of the trail on that day.