49'er Rally 2017, GS Clinic, Friday, May 26th!

  • 26 May 2017
  • 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mariposa, California, County Fairgrounds
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Off Road Skills Clinic

   Friday, May 26th!

7:45 AM – 3:00 PM

(You must purchase a ticket to attend the 49'er Rally to register and participate in this event!)

Learn/improve your dirt skills at one of our two sessions lead by professional BMW trainer/coach Lance Thomas (Formerly of RawHyde Adventures.)

Registration check-in starts promptly at 7:45 AM, at the Fairgrounds arena, followed by introductions, basic & advanced skills concepts, and training on a closed course.

Riders must have full safety gear including helmet, gloves, boots, riding jacket, etc...

After lunch (on your own), guided off-road ride with Lance observing/coaching riders through on-trail obstacles and more challenging sections. Some dirt experience suggested, but all are welcome.

Pricing for the training this year was set by Lance at $65 and space is limited to about 25 riders each day.

You must register and pay admission to the 49'er Rally to attend this event!

Questions or more information, email Buddy at historian@bmwnorcal.org.


It was 2008 when Lance Thomas first took to riding off-road. What started a tentative experiment in adventure motorcycling, quickly became a passion that has become a cornerstone of Lance's life. He took a job at the BMW off-road academy in California; first as a project coordinator, and eventually as lead coach and tour guide.

In 2011, Lance and his brother Shawn were tasked with managing the "GS Lifestyle" program, there they toured the country offering off-road riding clinics on behalf of BMW. In just 2 years, the Adventure Brothers ran over 100 events catering to nearly 5,000 Adventure riders. In the off time, Lance ran adventure tours throughout the USA, including California, Colorado, and the famed Continental Divide route. Lance has also been featured in product videos produced on behalf of BMW, ranging from Adventure riding gear and equipment, to understanding the cutting-edge technology contained within adventure motorcycles.

Lance believes that proper off-road technique is born from proper training. To that end, he has created a curriculum designed to grant riders a simple, achievable ladder of skills that will take them from novice off-road rider to experienced, confident adventurers. Drills focused on elements such as clutch, brake and balance control are practiced, monitored and perfected under Lances watchful eye. It is a tried and true method that has helped thousands of adventure riders achieve and exceed their goals.

Lance offers gives private and group trainings at BMW dealerships around the country. Join him and experience the true capabilities of you and your motorcycle!


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