Taking your big adventure bike off-road for the first time can be an exciting but intimidating experience. It’s no secret that there are potential challenges and pitfalls once you exchange the comfort of the tarmac for the dirt. But that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the thrills of riding green lanes and dirt trails or even having that adventure of a lifetime.

Now, we appreciate that not everyone wants to tackle the Road of Bones, but knowing how to ride safely and with confidence when the tarmac ends can only be a good thing. Not only will it open up a whole new world of riding opportunities, but it’s simply just great fun. Plus, it’s what our big adventure bikes were designed to do…

And that’s why we’re delighted to announce that we’ve once again partnered with Phoenix Motorcycle Training to bring ABR Festival goers the Phoenix Trails Off-Road Training Zone. Here, you’ll find some of the world’s most renowned off-road riding schools running sessions throughout the weekend of the ABR Festival (28-30 June).

It’s where they’ll teach you the basics of riding away from the tarmac or, if you’re already pretty handy, give you tips and advice to take your riding to the next level. The best part? These sessions are free for all festival goers; simply book into the relevant training school’s sessions on the day.

In the Phoenix Trails Off-Road Training Zone we’ve brought together an impressive array of training schools, all ready to help you get into off-roading or improve your riding. This year, you’ll find:

  • Phoenix Trails
  • Sweet Lamb KTM Adventure Experience
  • Honda Adventure Centre
  • BMW Off-Road Skills
  • Triumph Adventure Riding Experience
  • Yamaha Tenere Experience
  • Harley-Davidson Adventure Centre
  • Ducati Adventure Academy
  • Desert Rose Riding Academy
  • Inch Perfect Trials
  • Alex Snow Off-Road
  • Dirt Rides

There’ll be some of the best instructors in the industry, from multi-world champions to Dakar riders, waiting to get you ready for your next adventure. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete novice or a seasoned off-roader, there is a perfect school waiting to offer you free training and advice.

And you won’t have to risk your own pride and joy while you learn. Almost all of the on-site schools will provide you with the latest adventure and trail bikes to try out while you learn.

If you’re a complete beginner, learn the basic skills and techniques you need to start riding off-road with confidence. And, if you’ve got more experience, you can learn how to improve your technique to take your riding to the next level. Certain providers, like Dirt Rides, headed up by Tamsin Jones, will also be offering taster courses to people without licences, with a fleet of smaller bikes on hand.

See what last year’s ABR Festival visitors had to say about the off-road training provided at the festival in this video:

Ready to take your riding to the next level? Booking your off-road experience at the ABR Festival is as easy as it gets. Simply choose your desired training school or manufacturer on the day, and the friendly staff will handle the rest.

Access to the Phoenix Trails Off-Road Training Zone is free for all ABR Festival goers. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, you’re running out of time. The festival will sell out, and tickets won’t be available on the gate. ABR Festival tickets start at £75 and you can click here to get yours today.